Josephine Estelle

4.4
1819 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

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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

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Thu 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoseM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Too expensive for the kind of food. Limited menu, kind of disorganized service. The music was too loud.

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TorranceN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was great. The bartenders were knowledgeable and made well balanced drinks.

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vipBecca
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food! Still dreaming of their pasta and entrees

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They’re severely understaffed and the server was poorly trained…didn’t take order correctly, forgot drinks, forgot to provide utensils upon serving courses, didn’t clear dishes between courses (or at all…let them pile up entirely) and made order/billing errors on our check…frankly not at the level of attention/professionalism I had expected from this restaurant. However, the manager on duty Shawn was quick to act and address our concerns promptly once raised. I did appreciate his intervention, but won’t be back to this restaurant again until they improve their service…and properly train their staff. I felt as though I was dining at a low end diner on the outskirts of town…the food was good, but the very poor service overshadowed any enjoyment we had for it. Also, the dining room desperately needs a refresh…the chairs/booth we were in at our table had worn/torn upholstery. Not becoming of a restaurant at those menu prices. This used to be a gem…but sadly now has lost it’s luster. Too many dining options in town to settle for this place in it’s current condition…hope it can turn around soon…then I will return. Until then, I wouldn’t bother.

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vipDuaineD
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great venue the food was very good. Like everywhere struggling with service issues because of the pandemic. Very polite and welcoming staff

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sydnic12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fun date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Rigatoni wasn’t quuuiiiite as good & staff as friendly as I had remembered, but the drinks were great and refreshing. Absolutely love the look of the place as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Went for a family dinner. Drinks too 30 minutes to receive. Appetizer was an additional 30 minutes. All of our food orders took over an hour and we received completely wrong meals. Service was terrible.

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JackieC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Dish was excellent, but service was slow. They weren't particularly busy, and the waiter seemed to be training two other waitresses, which is fine, but that means there are many hands to get refills yet they struggled to keep glasses full. Our table was right next to their computer station. And yet they still passed us up a few times.

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eileenh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

After the little bit of confusion finding the hostess stand, we were seated and treated like special guests. The ambiance is lovely and the music was in the background - not so loud that we had to yell, but loud enough that nearby guests' conversations were not easy to overhear.
The food and wait staff were perfect! Compliments to all.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

I was expecting more of a private dinner but it worked out well. Not a big menu and the steak I ordered was all fat. Very dimly lit that was a plus.

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vipRayC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, and the food was delicious and service was very nice and genuine.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning place, with hearty small plates of pasta and beautifully crafted appetizers.

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vipMickiL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Stephen our waiter was wonderful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very loud. Service not great. Good just ok. Very overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Very accommodating. I am vegetarian and the menu for the day did not have many options but the chef made me a vegetable pasta. The desserts are really unique. The staff was friendly and added to the experience.

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vipLove2dine
Orlando
49 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Adam, our server went the extra mile, thanks a lot!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment, delicious and unique food!

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LivG
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very cool ambiance and decor, but the service was honestly some of the worst I've experienced - especially considering the price point. My friend and I arrived early for our reservation and opted to grab a drink at the bar; the bar had not been bussed of old food and drinks, the bartender was very obviously overwhelmed, forgot our orders, and never gave us our waters. The hostess forgot to seat us and we waited 20 minutes after our reservation start time. Our server was mildly attentive at best - did not check on us after our plates were delivered by the food runner or even after we had completely finished our meals. We waited nearly 15 minutes after completing our meals before he returned. He cleared our plates without a word.... he was also shocked when I asked for the check rather than a dessert menu. Honestly so disappointed in this dining experience. The food and cocktails were great though, so props to the kitchen staff and the single bartender for doing their best!

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vipCynthiaH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in all ways!! Service, food views best time. We enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Will return

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vipKmmarrero
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with my family for brunch and it was amazing! Food, drinks, everything was delicious. Highly recommend

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foodie
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch. Food was very delicious and the plating was beautiful. Interesting fusion of flavors. Cocktails were refreshing and great. Definitely worth a visit if you have never been.

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Jessica
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible service! Never got water or coffee refills and part of the order was not brought to us after asking more than once. It was just fruit and avocado so didn’t even need to be cooked. Then our server brought the check and it still had the sides that we didn’t receive even after asking for them multiple times.

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BrantP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening. All of the food was amazing and the cocktails were great too. The atmosphere is fabulous. Lovely shades of green and great music. Will certainly be back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on July 4, 2021

Blushing! Thanks so much for the kind words. Come back soon!

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RavenC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went in for my fiancé’s birthday for lunch. Kenny was a cool server. Mushroom pizza was delish. Hostess was a treat. Sat near the window.. love the open concept kitchen.

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vipJohn43
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waitress was a Joy and very attentive.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on July 3, 2021

Grazie mille! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us some love!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had breakfast here with my husband and 2 young kids under 10. The breakfast sandwich was delish, the kids split an adult meal since there was not a breakfast menu for kids (but there is a kids menu for other meals). They liked their food. Service was pleasant.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on July 3, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to give us a shout out. Hope to see you again soon at Josephine Estelle.

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JuJu
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat and also quiet enough to get a good visit in with friends. Table of 4 and each of us were very pleased with our meals and also our server. this was not my first time eating here and would definetly go back.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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vipsharon
Munich
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We occasionally go to Josephine Estelle for brunch after church, and it is always a very enjoyable experience. They are experiencing staffing shortages, like everyone else, so some things take longer than they did pre-Covid, but the food is still wonderful, the service is always pleasant and personable and the restaurant itself is a very pleasant space. Lima bean salad is much better than it sounds!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on June 30, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The avocado Benedict was spectacular!!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipRich50
Houston
14 reviews