Josephine Estelle

4.6
1636 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Josephine Estelle is an osteria from James Beard Award-nominated chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, and showcases their signature culinary style of combining the craft-centric philosophy of Italian cooking with flavors of the American South. Our seasonal menu--available daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch--offers a wide range of farm-fresh, regional ingredients, with a special emphasis on house-made pastas. Other popular dishes include our meatballs, Gulf fish, steak, chicken biscuit, beef tartare, and the famed John T Burger.

Complementing the menu is a choice selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beer and wine. Our wine list emphasizes Italian and American wines.

We have breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, along with brunch on the weekends.

Now offering take out and deliveries from Uber Eats and Grubhub.

Josephine Estelle was named to both Bon Appetit and Southern Living's 2016 "Best New Restaurants" li

Support Josephine Estelle during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Valentine's Weekend

    $59.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    4-Courses $59 before tax and gratuity Antipasta Carnival Cauliflower broccoli, romanesco, brown butter, mascarpone, sherry vinegar or Little Gem gulf shrimp, citrus, avocado, hearts of palm, fennel, meyer lemon Additional charge of $5 Pasta Canestri cacio e pepe or Campanelle mushroom, leek, black truffle Main Scallops pink eyed peas, vegetable brodo, rapini, lardo or Flat Iron Steak louisiana wagyu, farrotto, radish, veal stock Dessert Pot de Creme orange blossom, louisiana strawberry, ruby chocolate, champagne

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1636 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipTamaraL
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure joy. From the amazing food to the warm and very accommodating staff. The breakfast hostess made each day, thank you. Can’t wait to return!

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AngeliqueH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Everything was great! Felt very safe with the social distancing.

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vipTamaraL
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hosted working the weekend of 1/22 is PURE JOY. She made the start of every morning and the food is beyond delicious and made with love. Thank you team Josephine Estelle!

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RedBeardNOLA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our Sunday brunch. We both had the BBQ Shrimp and Grits. They were excellent! At least six prawn sizes shrimp in a delicious bed of grits with green onion, Tasso and other herbs - delicious! Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. The room itself is lovely and harkens back to earlier days. BTW - the Bloody Mary’s (not in the menu) were delicious too! Definitely an enjoyable experience and a place we will be visiting soon again.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

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vipNola31
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our good luck for the Saints tradition of eating at Josephine Estelle before home games sadly didn’t work this time, but the food and service were excellent as always. We’ll be back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

We were so glad you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you before next football season. Who Dat FOREVER!

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TaylorG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our date at Josephine Estelle! It was very intimate and we were able to take our time. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We had excellent service and felt very safe dining here with the hygiene measures in place at the restaurant.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on January 6, 2021

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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NathanT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely am in love with this place everything about it is perfect

Josephine Estelle
Responded on January 6, 2021

We think you’re great too! Thanks for the kind words.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal tonight. Tagliatelli pasta with rabbit and the osso bucco pork special. Both were perfectly prepared. A nice Cabernet was recommended and was a good fit. Very nice service and ambiance. We've been here several times and will definitely be back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on January 6, 2021

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Aderou4
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Steven (I think that was his name) couldn’t have been nicer and made our night! The food was amazing and the champagne was delicious. The prices were reasonable and we even were given an amuse bouche of caviar! Highly recommend.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on January 6, 2021

We think you’re great too! Thanks for the kind words.

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Jazzbrunch
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most dishes good to very good, with a couple of misses scattered in. Very good service, great drinks.

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant - even thought it was New Year's Eve, and one person in our party was 30 minutes late, they worked hard to hold our table for us. At no time did we feel rushed - the service was spectacular and the food was great. We will return!

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Not to be missed when visiting NOLA

Josephine Estelle
Responded on January 6, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, staff was very helpful and food recommendations were excellent.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on December 30, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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JeanneV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

A waitress with an absolutely terrible attitude nearly spoiled our Christmas lunch. I also thought the menu selection for Christmas Day was only so so. The manager, Mokie, salvaged our experience. She couldn’t have been kinder and more professional. Still. Not sure I’d return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elliot was an amazing server!! Impeccable service. The food was amazing as always

Josephine Estelle
Responded on December 30, 2020

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vipLaCandy
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second visit, I had been eager to return since the first impression was stellar. I remembered the food and atmosphere. This time the service and food were remarkable. The same calm atmosphere with good music prevailed. The vinyl records made a perfect backdrop for dining and conversation. We had a salad, pasta en brodo and the redfish. Highly suggest all three, topped off with pb chocolate bundino.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on December 24, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Vegan pasta with vegetable marina sauce. Had to special order this dish. Turned out great minus the kale.

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PhoebeW
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for girls annual Christmas holiday lunch. We had never been and decided why not. COVID has certainly made things different but, this spot has it down. Socially placed. Servers were excellent and masked , knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.
The holiday cocktails were tasty, and our lunch, of combo meatballs, pasta, and pizza was divine. We ate every bite and there was no food to take home.
The setting is beautiful. The bar is a nice spot on its own.
We look forward to going back.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on December 22, 2020

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was fabulous and the service was excellent.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on December 19, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Terrible!!! The waiter was VERY RUDE. Before he even told us hello he came asking for my ID & i was not even getting drinks. Was rude about the menu. The worst waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the thanksgiving meal It was amazing! The pasta was fantastic!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thanks so much!

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TheDoc
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Highly recommended. The food was amazing and all the drinks were really good.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 30, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our prefixed Thanksgiving meal at our reservation time of 7:00pm didn’t begin until 7:40pm. Our first course that arrived at 7:40pm was only our salads. I politely told the waiter prior to our food arriving that it had almost been 40 minutes and we were curious about the delay. Following this question he seemed to stay far away from us during the remainder of the evening. Our remaining courses were delivered by various staff before the prior meals were cleared away. For the price we paid it was not up to par. A sad ending to our Thanksgiving holiday.

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ToddM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had thanksgiving dinner here and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. Not only would I recommend Josephine Estelle. I’ve already suggested to several people that frequently visit New Orleans.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 30, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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WandaS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Great location. Good food.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server took a little long to get out order and greet us, but overall did a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Menu was a little hard to understand and our server was very short with us about what the items were. I loved my pasta, my date however did not unfortunately partly due to miscommunication with the server. I would give this place another chance solely because their ambiance was perfect! Be sure to ask questions if you come here!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Great ambiance at Josephine Estelle but the food and the service was very subpar. The meatballs tasted horrible and rubbery. My cousin ordered a Moscow Mule and they put ginger ale in it instead of ginger beer and when my cousin told the server it didn’t taste right he fought her on it. The waiter talked back to us when we asked if it was ok to use 3 different cards to split the check evenly and he replied “can’t you all just venmo each other?” Not sure I’ll be going back here

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FoodieBlake
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Saturday night dinner. The atmosphere and food was great! We will definitely visit there again!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 13, 2020

We think you’re great too! Thanks for the kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating a 30th birthday! Josephine Estelle’s staff were all super nice and great! They let me decorate the table with birthday decorations which I really appreciate to make the birthday girl feel even more special! So happy with everything including food and drinks :) thank you again guys!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 13, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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Lani
New Orleans
2 reviews