Josephine Estelle

4.3
1856 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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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Four Course Prix Fixe

    $65.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Choice of First: Roasted Autumn Bisque with cinnamon crème fraîche Chargrilled Oysters with artichoke garlic cream sauce Vegan Carrot Coconut Ginger Soup Second: Campanelle- Wild mushroom, truffle sofrito, leeks Mixed Green Salad- apples, toasted pecans, goat cheese crumbles, maple shallot vin Third: Roasted Joyce Farms Turkey Breast - Chestnut & sausage dressing, roasted carrots & brussels sprouts, gravy & orange cranberry relish Ora King Roasted Salmon - Pecan cherries wild rice, french beans, wildberry sauce Roasted Prime Rib* (+$8) Roasted garlic rosemary au jus, whipped bourbon sweet potatoes, brocollini Vegan Roasted Acorn Squash - Cranberry, pepitas, apple farro sage stuffing, sweet vidalia gravy Fourth: Assorted Desserts

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 1856 people are saying
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vipDavidM
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh pasta dishes

Josephine Estelle
Responded 2 days ago

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
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food experience, the staff is very attentive!

Josephine Estelle
Responded 2 days ago

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

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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 a day ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

While I’ve given Josephine Estelle tons of tries, we have had bad service every single time. If the food was spectacular, I would be able to overlook it. We’ve had most of the appetizers and pasta and they are great. The entrees, however, are wildly overpriced for what they are. Stick to the pastas and apps and hope you get good service.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hey Alex! We appreciate you providing feedback regarding your most recent visit. We apologize for the level of service you received on your last visit and would like to hear what we can improve on.

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food and service. Amazing pasta. I would definetly go back

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

JuliaC, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you chose to dine with us and hope to see you again soon!

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vipCRobbins
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is just amazing. It's like your Italian grandma said EAT! EAT! and she keeps serving you stuff so good you just cannot stop. I had the salmon which was done to perfection. All the pastas are out of this world. This is THE place!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

CRobbins, we like to think our food is amazing too! We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was not bad. Pasta above average. Loud bar next door detracted from the experience.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback on your most recent visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and great food!!!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Hope to serve you again soon.

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vipAJCoop
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and the service was so very friendly

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MarkS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great. Service getting drinks was very slow. It was not crowded and it toke
15-20 minutes to get drinks.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

MarkS, Thank you for taking time to provide feedback regarding your visit with us. We apologize for the wait time on receiving your drinks. We will take this feedback to further improve for the future. Cheers!

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KimE
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful except when my husbands chair broke right under him. 😂

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

KimE, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your visit with us! We apologize for the faulty furniture, and have taken steps to replace our furniture so events like this do not happen in the future. We hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a bachelorette party here and the food and drinks were wonderful!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

We are happy that you chose to celebrate with us and we were glad to have you. Hope to see you again soon!

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tinam
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal, great ambiance, and Rhusher kept us entertained.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible meal with an equally impressive ambiance. Excellent service and even better fare. Eclectic and well balanced flavors with exceptional attention to detail and quality. A must-have in New Orleans. The GM Rosh was attentive and kind. We will be back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your visit with us! We are glad that you had a great time and hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. I felt like our waiter forgot about us. Food was ok.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. We would love to hear additional feedback on your visit with us if you have anything you'd like to share, and would like to show you what we truly have to offer!

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moviegoer
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from out of town. Service was fast and friendly. Music was spot on - records on a turntable! Food was exceptional - Brussels sprout salad, insalata tricolore, grilled peaches with burratta, JE meatballs, cacio de pepe was all outstanding. Wonderful ambiance. GM came to greet us at our table, was cordial, and seemed to really enjoy his job.

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yanetg
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, beautiful design and decor, service outstanding, food very gourmet, over all love it. Se stay at this hotel before, and have dine in the restaurant a few times, always perfect

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 7, 2021

Yanetg, We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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vipallen
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Very pretty restaurant

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vipmelissap
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good and the atmosphere is great. It’s very swanky!

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KatyAnn
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Such a great atmosphere and delicious! I am also celiac, and they were extremely accommodating.

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sarahh
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5