Josephine Estelle

4.3
1876 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

Experiences

  • Reveillon Four Course Prix Fixe

    $60.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    1ST COURSE Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup - Creme Fraiche And Crispy Pancetta (Vegan Without Creme Fraiche And Pancetta) 2ND COURSE Fusilli Fungi - Morels, Beech Mushroom, White Wine Lemon Butter Sauce, Truffle Oil (Vegan Without Butter) 3RD COURSE Choice Of One Rabbit Alla Ischian -Garlic, Onions, Cherry Tomatoes,Chianti Vinegar,Calabrian Pepper, Cerignola Olives -or- Pan-Seared Gulf Fish - Cauliflower Puree, Roasted Cauliflower, Golden Raisins, Peperonata -or- Roasted Fairytale Eggplant - Basil ,Oven Roasted Tomatoes , Saffron Risotto (Vegan Option) 4TH COURSE Rosemary Honey Panna Cotta -or- Coconut Tart (Vegan)

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

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

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1876 people are saying
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MargaretD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with exquisite food. Beautiful atmosphere and loved the live jazz.

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MJ2Trip
Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation for 4 for Thanksgiving. We were promptly seated and our waiter Steve was very attentive. One member of our party required gluten free options and was able to be accommodated. Everything was delicious and served in an elegant style. We enjoyed the live music which was not overpowering and appropriate for the occasion.
We would whole heartedly recommend Josephine Estelle.

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RonaldB
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing.

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frequentNOLAvisitor23785
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Pastas were very delicious, but large size orders were very small. In addition, the glass pours of wine were the smallest I have ever been served in a restaurant, estimated at 3-4 ounces.

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StevenB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked this less than I had hoped to like it. The scallops came out well for my partner. My chicken was pretty mundane and was presented poorly. Also it was too salty. The chicken dish was presented in a bowl with greens and cannelloni beans which was a bit soupy. The chicken was cooked to a pleasant doneness, but still required a knife to cut. Cutting down into the chicken pushed the chicken down into a fairly thick layer of beans and greens which... well... made the dining process more difficult than I would usually prefer. And the high sided bowl added to the complexity of this operation. All of that should be easy to correct (although it seems pretty obvious that no one who has been involved in crafting the presentation of this dish has tried to eat it like this). I cannot really say what the dish would taste like after quartering to halving the salt. The way it was presented I couldn't actually tell what the source of the saltiness was. I think it was the whole thing. Also we had dessert and the Apple Crostada was nice but not special.

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JaniceB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. It had a good vibe and the pasta was out of this world. We had bucatini and the fettuccini ragu. Can’t say enough about the food. Waiter was a little pushy in terms of riding our table for orders. A little too attentive for what it’s worth but everything else he did made up for that.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Excessive use of olive oil in squash appetizer. Also doused focaccia bread in olive oil to the point it was not edible. Wahoo fish filet was served rare - fine for tuna, not good for wahoo.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very very dim lighting. Staff very friendly but menu just ok.

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tfieldsno
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Incredible room. A little slow going at first but picked up and had a great meal. Rooftop bar was a great ending!

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vipmike
Baton Rouge
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday brunch before saints game.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A bit pricey, but food is decent.

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vipAmandaW
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came for a bachelorette brunch, the decor ambience and vibes of the restaurant were absolutely perfect everybody loved it. Our server assistant was delightful, friendly, helpful, etc. our actual server is much slower didn’t provide as warm of service. Everyone loved their food and drinks it was delicious and so fun. I’m not a big eater so it wasn’t an issue for me, but the salmon potato pancake was a really small dish to be considered an entrée

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vipLISAS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, was wonderful. Each of or pasta dishes were delicious and perfect .I wish we could have sat a little longer, but we felt that we were a little rushed to order. There were two of us

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vipWilliamH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Gathered with family before a concert. Food was delicious. Service was great. Made sure we had our meal in enough time to make it to the concert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and authentic Italian food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Very clean and loved the atmosphere

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OlgaM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but few menu options and a bit pricey. Appetizers and dessert portions too small for the price.
Ambiance and setting is what I think draws the crowds.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you OlgaM for your feedback on your visit. Hope to see you again! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was magnificent with one exception . Our only complaint is that around 7:30, they turned up the music so loud that everyone in the restaurant began speaking louder. We prefer a quieter atmosphere and had not encountered this issue on previous visits.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and will be sure to monitor the noise levels between music and voice.

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vipDavidM
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh pasta dishes

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thanks for the feedback DavidM! We thank you for visiting us and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience, the staff is very attentive!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thanks for taking time to provide feedback on your visit! We are glad you enjoyed everything. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Soooo yummy. They were understaffed but the ambience was very cool

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Paul
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building, great food, a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for dining with us Paul! We appreciate the feedback and glad you had a wonderful experience.

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KatieW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We are gluten free and they were very accommodating. Cocktails were great as well. Highly recommend!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thanks for the kind words KatieW! We are glad that you enjoyed everything and that we were able to accommodate the food sensitivity/allergy! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers

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TracyR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thanks TracyR! Hope to see you again soon!

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AuntBead
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent in flavor. However, the portion sizes were extremely small for the price. They looked like a child's portion. Very disappointing.
I would recommend this restaurant only for its ambiance and taste of the cuisine. If you are a "normal" eater, then beware.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you for the feedback AuntBead, we are glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and flavor! We are sorry however that our portion sizes were unsatisfactory during your visit with us. We hope you keep us in mind in the future. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed your experience.

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ValR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Not really sure how this restaurant has almost 5stars. Food was bland. This place is terribly overhyped….unless you like boring expensive food

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 11, 2021

VaIR, we are sorry you didn't have a stellar dining experience with us, we hope in the future you will give us another shot to win those taste buds over.

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Seattlemunchin
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Bar next door was fun as well

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 11, 2021

We are so glad you had a great time with us Seattlemunchin! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Josephine Estelle. Our service was awesome! My 3 friends and I had the meat and cheese board and the fried chicken for apps. For entrees, 2 of us got the scallops and 2 of us got pasta- campenelle and cacio e Pepe. Everything was so good! If you have a picky eater, the cacio e pepe is perfect. We ordered a bottle of the house pinot noir for the table. I will definitely recommend this place to out of towners!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thanks for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again soon!

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AnnG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server must’ve been new. She only came back to offer another cocktail when my dinner arrived. Don’t get the buratta it didn’t come with any crackers just pears. Meat and cheese app was quite dismal. Market fish food

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hey AnnG! Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your visit. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your appetizer. We'd love to see you back and offer you a first drink on us. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered papardelli and rigatoni for appetizers. They were both delicious, although we favored the paperdelle which came with slow roasted pork.
Then we enjoyed the cabbage salad with apple slices and nuts. The vinaigrette dressing set off the flavors.
For main dish we tried amberjack fish which was very good . But the short rib was the winner between the two. The polenta that was served with short rib was light and buttery with some pistachios.
Our service was great. She attended to our very need. She went out of her way to make sure I could sample the two wines that I could not decide on.
We were so full but we could not pass on the peanut butter biting. OMG. Worth every calorie.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent visit to Josephine Estelle. We very much so appreciate all the feedback and are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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KristinC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious and great ambience. Can't wait to go back.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thanks KristinC! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAlex
New Orleans
8 reviews