Josephine Estelle

4.6
1724 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

What 1724 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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vipLarissaO
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Josephine Estelle’s was a great start to our NOLA trip. Food was incredible, particularly the homemade pasta. Took a while to get out first round of drinks, but once we did, the wait staff was attentive. Enjoyed being seated further away from other tables in order to enjoy our date evening. Would come back again!

Josephine Estelle
Responded 19 hours ago

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vipWfearley
New England
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meatballs and pasta
Everything served nice and hot
Great server
Awesome lunch spot

Josephine Estelle
Responded 19 hours ago

Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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CalB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The oysters we weird... who likes a luke warm oyster? Drinks took forever to come out. Waiters were not attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

Josephine Estelle
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the stars!

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vipReginaldM
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Burger was fantastic and meatballs were great, made for a wonderful lunch.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very fun environment with great food and drinks. Service was a little slow but we definitely didn’t mind! Would absolutely be back. Get the bucatini!!!

Josephine Estelle
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon. The bucatini is a favorite of mine as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service!! Definitely a spot to checkout

Josephine Estelle
Responded 6 days ago

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viphcsd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were great but it it is a bit worn. The banquet where we sat was all torn up, etc.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words on our food and service! We are working on getting our banquettes updated soon! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was very lackluster. The scallops were cold which made them hard to eat. The fettuccine was very mediocre and nothing special. Our waitress was fantastic tho!

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Rimus
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the hip feel of this place – the decor is so chic! They encourage you to choose a record to play on the phonogragh while you eat! So cool! My friends and I went for Sunday brunch, and we definitely want to return for dinner. The Brussels sprout salad, bucatini, and the avocado benedict were all so good. We also loved the fresh squeezed juice in our mimosas. Service was a bit slow, but we weren't really in a hurry, so it was okay. All of our dishes were very affordable. Overall, we all left very happy and wanting to go back!

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JessicaT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went for a birthday celebration for my husband on 5/1/21. We had a party of eight.
Service was meh 😑 drinks were not being filled without requesting multiple times. Food took a long time to come out.
Ordered six + appetizers and portions were so sad. For example, ordered a meat and cheese tray for $19 and there was one sliver of hard cheese, a very tiny triangle size of a quarter of Brie, five crackers, and four slices of meat. Very meager!
Entree portions were also very sad. Ordered scallops and only four small quarter sized scallops came to an order. Food tasted great but not worth the price tag. There was nothing done or made special to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Will seek other dining options elsewhere for future celebrations.

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NYE2015
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service! We all enjoyed it so much!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday lunch

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 29, 2021

Glad you and yours enjoyed Josephine Estelle. Hope to see yall back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely server, warm & welcoming environment. My daughter and I really enjoyed the entire evening.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 28, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious & the cocktails were well balanced. We will be back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 28, 2021

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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Susana
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bucatini was too salty but had good flavor, you could tell it was homemade. The boudin balls and dip were very good. Waiter forgot my drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our server took 20 minutes to acknowledge us. At that point we told her our entire order. Drinks. App. Brunch menus.

We never ever saw her again u til I flagged her down.

Super disappointed in the service. We literally couldn’t spend money bc we tried! Nor could we get a refill on our water.

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LaurenH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great ambience, and the staff is super helpful and kind.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 28, 2021

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food came out cold. Our cocktails were amazing. But food was lack luster. The meat and cheese plate was great. I would come back for drinks and meat and cheese!

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vipVince
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great cute spot for a meal, service was wonderful and very attentive. Great price of drinks and meals.
Wait between meals was long and would have liked more pasta for the price.
Overall, enjoyed the visit.

JH
vipJeremyH
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thanks so much!

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AlfonsoE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and excellent service. The food was very good and well presented. Cocktails were spot on. Would very much recommend.

Only negative was the bar tender (male) was dressed way too casually...baseball hat.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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Andi
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Beautiful building and decor. The atmosphere was excellent.

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vipNEWDCER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food! Would definitely go again!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially we had two different tables and we wanted to all sit together. There was enough room to just add another table to one of our groups and the other three of us could have sat there. It was only after we asked the waitress that they made the move to accommodate us. The hostess made no effort. So that improved my overall view of the restaurant. The food was amazing as were the drinks.

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Courtney
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

It took a long time for my party of 4 to get our food. Everybody’s food came out at different times and the food wasn’t very tasty. The salmon I had felt undercooked. But the hostess was very nice and we really loved how beautiful the restaurant is inside. This just wasn’t a place for us food wise.

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CGiep
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was beyond great but unfortunately all 3 apps we ordered were not. We ended up politely cancelling our entrees and left.

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LisaJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Friday evening. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. A friend and I shared several dishes, including the meat and cheese board, fried brussel sprout salad, bucatini and rigatoni with maw maw's gravy, and each one was amazing. We also got a pistachio cake dessert that was out of this world. Our reservation was early evening so we did not have to wait for our table, but it's nice that the restaurant is located with the Ace Hotel and there are several lounge rooms with a bar available if you did need to wait.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 21, 2021

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vipKiefer
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was amazing! The hostess was efficient and our server was kind and sincere. The manager was present and friendly. I highly recommend Josephine Estelle to anyone who is in search of Italien food in NOLA.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 21, 2021

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KimmyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my sister loved it the oysters were amazing

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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Jaques
New Orleans
2 reviews