Josephine Estelle

4.6
1701 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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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 1701 people are saying
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Andi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNEWDCER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Josephine Estelle
Responded 3 hours ago

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 hours ago

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vipKiefer
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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KimmyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my sister loved it the oysters were amazing

Josephine Estelle
Responded 3 hours ago

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

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Jaques
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I could have done without the medical exam upon entering the restaurant.

The vinyl on the seats of the banquet was worn, torn and nasty.

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vipnjoydiningout
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a birthday celebration. The customer service was outstanding. The manager Sean went above and beyond to accommodate our every wish. The chef accommodated every dietary restriction with ease. Every dish was made with love. The highlight of our meal was the brussels sprout salad that will make you come back for seconds.the boudin balls were tasty but the pancakes with the amaretto almond syrup was the showstopper. Ethan was our server extraordinaire who focused on our needs like we were the only table in the restaurant. So to say the least, this restaurant is first class. Make this a stop while you are in NOLA.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 7 days ago

Blushing! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

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Lala
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here over a dozen times and never had a bad experience! It's a favorite go-to when I have friends in town because you know that they will have delicious food and an attentive staff. My favorite is the meatballs with maw-maw gravy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food really wasn’t worth the price . I live in New Orleans and go to many of the good restaurants of The city and the food was not really comparable to other restaurants. Go elsewhere that for the same money there many other restaurants in town with better quality food.

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DiscriminatingDiner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We took outdoor seating, and wished we hadn’t. The food and service were excellent.

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MichaelM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and expertly prepared.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 12, 2021

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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vipMbandGB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was great as always but we did not enjoy sitting outside...in they alley...where it smelled like garbage.

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DeanT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little loud, due to the volume of the music causing others to speak more loudly. Otherwise, enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easter brunch

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would absolutely go back again.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 6, 2021

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

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MollyL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience- super friendly and thoughtful staff!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank so much for the kind words!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salads, cheese plate, and small pasta dishes were excellent. Love the atmosphere and service. We will be back!

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vipdaboiss
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed by the food. Used to be so much better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

El lugar está un poco descuidado
El servicio muy lento
La comida nada para recordar

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable, good, Josephine Estelle is one my go to restaurants in the CBD.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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vipRun2eat
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good experience. Will definitely go back.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thanks for the kind words!

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JeffanneM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and kept checking in on us. Food was excellent! They maintained safe distancing between the tables. The ambience was perfect for a dinner date with friends.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 1, 2021

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

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vipChristineG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Elliot was great

Josephine Estelle
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thanks for the kind words! We think Elliot is great too!

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vipMargaret
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was terrible. We arrived at 6:30 and didn’t get our food until around 8pm. It was not crowded when we arrived and the capacity is only 50% due to Covid. Our waiter never came by after we ordered to ask if we wanted anything or to update us on when our food would arrive. The music was too loud ( typical in many restaurants these days).

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Nick
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant attached to a great hotel in NOLA. The brunch food was very good. Don’t miss going up on the roof of the hotel for a drink.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on March 23, 2021

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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vipTomS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time there.
great both times.
can't wait to go back

Josephine Estelle
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thanks for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and flavor!!!!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thanks for the stars!

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RachelA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, kind, and prompt service. Absolutely delicious food.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on March 23, 2021

Blushing! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

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vipRachelB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review