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Josephine Estelle, New Orleans, LA

Josephine Estelle

4.3
4.3
2517 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Opened in 2016 by Ace Hotel with support from Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman – the James Beard Award-nominated chefs – Josephine Estelle was named in honor of their daughters. This idea of family continues to be rooted in everything we do, and over the years we’ve cherished every opportunity to serve our local New Orleans community along with visitors from all over the world.

Josephine Estelle is located in New Orleans’ bustling Central Business District, just a short walk from Bourbon Street and the Superdome. We’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We serve a menu emphasizing seasonal local ingredients, delectable wines and handmade pastas prepared daily.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Pasta Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 930-3070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Trey Williams
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    Lafayette St.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.
  • Entertainment
    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jazz Brunch in Josephine Estelle

    Multiple dates available
    We think a good brunch should go something like a jazz quartet. Pancakes ground you like the walking bass, egg yolks coat your palate like the lush sounds of a grand piano, coffee adds some mid-morning rhythm, and the citrus brightens the mood like a sting from a horn. Josephine Estelle offers weekend brunch from 8am to 3pm with Or Shovaly, playing from 10am to 1pm, creating a soundscape to make your morning that much better.
    Jazz Brunch in Josephine Estelle Photo
  • Natural Wine Dinner with Disco Liquids

    $105.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for an exclusive dinner at Josephine Estelle with Disco Liquids, Louisiana’s newest purveyor of natural wines. DJ Piazza of Disco Liquids was named Rising Star Sommelier in 2022, and soon after quit his Sommelier work to start a wine pop-up. It was there that Josephine Estelle GM and Wine Director, Jaime Szczepanski met DJ, and discovered their mutual interest in distinctive, natural wines. Expect singular, energetic, Italian natural wines, and much conviviality. Executive Chef Trey Williams has crafted an extravagant 5-course Dinner just for the occasion. Don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary evening . We're looking forward to raising a glass with you!

What 2,517 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,517 Reviews
  1. FoodandService

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Better than most hotel restaurants. Good pasta and drinks. Service was challenged because of number of tables and they were out of a few things our table wanted to order.

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  2. IMel

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice waitress but the food was a little cold, poached eggs a little too runny, service a little slow. I will say the beignets were delightful tho and I would go back just for those and a glass of champagne!
    Josephine EstelleResponded 3 days ago
    Hi, Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback. We will take that to make necessary improvements. Hope to see you for a glass of champagne soon!

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  3. carli70

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. We have some issue with the kind of pasta, replaced without asking, but we enjoyed the food the environment and the drinks! Polenta and meatballs for starters where delicious! Caccio e peppe and orecchirtte a must!
    Josephine EstelleResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Carl, Thank you for the kind words- we also think those two pastas are a must! See you next time!

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  4. CovDiner

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic dining experience-personable and attentive service, superb food, and fun/hip atmosphere! We enjoyed the following: antipasto, headcheese (the chow chow was delish!), caesar salad, roasted carrots, broccolini (incredible!), Rigatoni (healthy portion), Tortelloni (wish there was more it was so good!), Canneloni (out of this world), Lasagna (delicious but a smaller portion), and Duck (tender, flavorful, wonderful). The desserts did not disappoint either-pana cotta and the seasonal strawberry mille feuille. Jaime's knowledge of Italian wines and pairings were impressive, especially accommodating a variety of wine preferences at our table. The diners observed throughout the restaurant ranged from girls' night, dates, and family gatherings (some inclusive of younger children seemingly also pleased with their dining experience and a well-rounded palate). Add JE to your list of go-to experiences; you won't be disappointed.
    Josephine EstelleResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for the kind review! You all were a joy to host. Looking forward to next time! Best Regards, Jaime

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  5. cheers

    Tallahassee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch. The lemon ricotta are not to be missed. Our waiter was outstanding!

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  6. ChrisM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We really wanted to like this restaurant, but the order in which our plates came out made it difficult. We got three entrees before the last appetizer came out. Some plates were good but not enough to go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Restaurant is adorable. Jazz brunch band was delightful

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful brunch experience for Mother’s Day. We were seated quickly for our reservation. Moms were given a single rose upon entrance. Jazz trio made for a nice atmosphere. Food was all wonderful. My mom said it was her favorite brunch I’ve ever brought her too. She loved the in house made biscuits and parfait. Just great job all around. We will be back.
    Josephine EstelleResponded on May 13, 2024
    We greatly appreciate you celebrating with us and the kind words. Looking forward to next time!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great brunch experience with live jazz. The food and service were amazing.
    Josephine EstelleResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled to have hosted your Mother's Day Brunch!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Decided to go for brunch on Mother’s Day after getting a recommendation from a family member who had gone a week before. It was one of the worst server experiences I’ve ever had. We waited at least 10 minutes after being seated for our server to appear and pour water. She had passed our table multiple times before finally stopping - and even then I wasn’t sure she was our server because she didn’t introduce herself. I thought she might have just been covering someone else’s table. Also, the restaurant wasn’t very busy and there appeared to be plenty of wait staff for the crowd. We ordered coffees and they came to our table half spilled in the saucers. The server apologized but made no effort to give us napkins or remake the coffees. Then all the food came out at once - appetizers alongside the entrees. The shrimp and grits were still in their shells, which is fine, but it would have been nice to know that before ordering. Ultimately, it didn’t taste very good so we had to send it back. My pancakes were good, but $15 for 3 pancakes is pretty steep. As someone who has worked in the service industry before, I have a lot of patience for wait staff, but this was just levels of bad that I haven’t seen in a while and definitely not something I would expect from a restaurant like this. I think these are very correctable issues and I would be willing to try it again, but not for a while.
    Josephine EstelleResponded 6 days ago
    We greatly appreciate you celebrating Mother's Day with us, yet apologize that your experience was not up to our standards. We will tahe your feedback to make the necessary improvements. Please connect at enquire@josephineestelle.c om so that we can discuss further. Best Regards, Jaime

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FAQs

Josephine Estelle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Josephine Estelle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 930-3070.

Josephine Estelle is rated 4.3 stars by 2517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lafayette St.
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Pasta Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Trey Williams
  • Entertainment
    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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