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Josephine Estelle, New Orleans, LA

Josephine Estelle

4.2
4.2
2512 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Opened in 2016 by Ace Hotel with support from Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman – the James Beard Award-nominated chefs – Josephine Estelle was named in honor of their daughters. This idea of family continues to be rooted in everything we do, and over the years we’ve cherished every opportunity to serve our local New Orleans community along with visitors from all over the world.

Josephine Estelle is located in New Orleans’ bustling Central Business District, just a short walk from Bourbon Street and the Superdome. We’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We serve a menu emphasizing seasonal local ingredients, delectable wines and handmade pastas prepared daily.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Pasta Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 930-3070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Trey Williams
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    Lafayette St.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.
  • Entertainment
    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jazz Brunch in Josephine Estelle

    Multiple dates available
    We think a good brunch should go something like a jazz quartet. Pancakes ground you like the walking bass, egg yolks coat your palate like the lush sounds of a grand piano, coffee adds some mid-morning rhythm, and the citrus brightens the mood like a sting from a horn. Josephine Estelle offers weekend brunch from 8am to 3pm with Or Shovaly, playing from 10am to 1pm, creating a soundscape to make your morning that much better.
    Jazz Brunch in Josephine Estelle Photo
  • Natural Wine Dinner with Disco Liquids

    $105.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for an exclusive dinner at Josephine Estelle with Disco Liquids, Louisiana’s newest purveyor of natural wines. DJ Piazza of Disco Liquids was named Rising Star Sommelier in 2022, and soon after quit his Sommelier work to start a wine pop-up. It was there that Josephine Estelle GM and Wine Director, Jaime Szczepanski met DJ, and discovered their mutual interest in distinctive, natural wines. Expect singular, energetic, Italian natural wines, and much conviviality. Executive Chef Trey Williams has crafted an extravagant 5-course Dinner just for the occasion. Don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary evening . We're looking forward to raising a glass with you!

What 2,512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,512 Reviews
  1. ChrisM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We really wanted to like this restaurant, but the order in which our plates came out made it difficult. We got three entrees before the last appetizer came out. Some plates were good but not enough to go back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Restaurant is adorable. Jazz brunch band was delightful

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful brunch experience for Mother’s Day. We were seated quickly for our reservation. Moms were given a single rose upon entrance. Jazz trio made for a nice atmosphere. Food was all wonderful. My mom said it was her favorite brunch I’ve ever brought her too. She loved the in house made biscuits and parfait. Just great job all around. We will be back.
    Josephine EstelleResponded 5 days ago
    We greatly appreciate you celebrating with us and the kind words. Looking forward to next time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great brunch experience with live jazz. The food and service were amazing.
    Josephine EstelleResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled to have hosted your Mother's Day Brunch!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Decided to go for brunch on Mother’s Day after getting a recommendation from a family member who had gone a week before. It was one of the worst server experiences I’ve ever had. We waited at least 10 minutes after being seated for our server to appear and pour water. She had passed our table multiple times before finally stopping - and even then I wasn’t sure she was our server because she didn’t introduce herself. I thought she might have just been covering someone else’s table. Also, the restaurant wasn’t very busy and there appeared to be plenty of wait staff for the crowd. We ordered coffees and they came to our table half spilled in the saucers. The server apologized but made no effort to give us napkins or remake the coffees. Then all the food came out at once - appetizers alongside the entrees. The shrimp and grits were still in their shells, which is fine, but it would have been nice to know that before ordering. Ultimately, it didn’t taste very good so we had to send it back. My pancakes were good, but $15 for 3 pancakes is pretty steep. As someone who has worked in the service industry before, I have a lot of patience for wait staff, but this was just levels of bad that I haven’t seen in a while and definitely not something I would expect from a restaurant like this. I think these are very correctable issues and I would be willing to try it again, but not for a while.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Pasta was amazing!!!!! Great location and service.
    Josephine EstelleResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for the review! I will pass this on to our Teams! Best Regards, Jaime

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was great, not a bad dish… ambiance not your typical Italian restaurant, but felt more like a hotel restaurant (which it is)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The grilled shrimp with red onions and pickled basil with green goddess dressing was delicious !

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All 4 pasta dishes we ordered were Fabulous! The flavors were wonderful. I would highly recommend the pasta!

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  10. KarenM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with group of friends after JazzFest on a Sunday. Great atmosphere and there is a jazz club off the shared hotel lobby. Food was excellent. Five people ordered pasta and one ordered the fish special. All dishes were excellent.

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  11. Lorna

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Jazz Brunch, it was very pleasant atmosphere and the food was great! Would definitely go again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Sunday brunch there. Live jazz music and ambiance in the restaurant was very good

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, location and food was delicious!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The service and food are amazing.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is terrific. We had brunch. Our server was fun and helpful in ordering. She made us feel comfortable and not rushed at all. I will definately be back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was so loud we had to yell to communicate. Food came out cold. The pasta was so hard on the end you couldn’t chew it. Food wasn’t season well at all.
    Josephine EstelleResponded 5 days ago
    We very much appreciate you joining us recently, yet regret that your experience was not up to expectation. Please connect at enquire@josephineestelle.co m so that we can discuss further. Best Regards, Jaime

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The triple tail fish and the sauce was amazing, the sauce should be bottled and sold. The orchiette pasta was just okay and a little gummy, I would have rather had the fish…the Caesar salad was quite basic for $14–service was great, there was a large party in the back who was a little noisy but not unbearable—again the fish and the sauce 10/10

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions were extremely small for the price, the drinks and service were mediocre.

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  19. SocialButterflyNola

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Chyna, was great! She provided excellent service and made detailed suggestions about what to order. She had the perfect balance of making sure we had everything we needed without hovering too much. The Rigatoni Bolognese and the meatball sandwich were fantastic, and the chocolate pistachio dessert was the perfect ending. Great job! 

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  20. Kimberly1

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Food was good. Our server was very nice but I think had too many tables and not enough staff. I would go back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for breakfast! The food was delicious and the service was on point. Definitely recommend!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good location in business district with nice ambience and good food!

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  23. Windwandering

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked an early dinner reservation so restaurant was not full..thus noise level was low and we could actually have a conversation. Beautiful room, Waiter seemed distracted brought us Prosecco instead of the sparkling rose we ordered. Took several minutes to get his attention to correct. Ordered Caesar..it was OK, Cachio Pepe Brussels..they were absolutely amazing. Ordered two pastas.. spaghetti Nero, delicious, and Caramelle. Sauce was good but undercooked gummy fresh pasta.. we skipped desert as restaurant was filling up and getting loud. Brussels were the highlight of the evening!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very mid, food portions could’ve been better for the price.
    Josephine EstelleResponded on April 16, 2024
    We regret that your experience was not up to expectation. Please connect at enquire@josephineestelle.c om to discuss further. Best Regards

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  25. binghamassociate

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drink were superb and exceeded our expectations. Costanza was extremely helpful in recommending items for us to try. She was an outstanding waitress. It was loud but we are old. One of the best meals I have had. bc

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  26. Jasc

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Meatballs - very dense and not at all melt in your mouth like. Lasagna - minimal sauce, brisket was chewy/tough, cheese on top… burnt.

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  27. SienaW

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here with 7 girls for a Bachelorette trip and the staff and food were incredible! Everyone was so nice and everything we ate was delicious. Our drinks took a while to come out so our waitress comped them! We were also in wigs and everyone loved it. The bride had a blast! I will definitely go back next time I visit New Orleans!
    Josephine EstelleResponded on April 16, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind review, Siena. We are excited to have celebrated with you! Best Regards

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  28. SusanM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Josephine Estelle. The red snapper (gulf catch) was delicious, service was great and we were able to carry on a nice conversation in a quiet manner. Will definitely recommend it to friends!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific ambiance and the food was excellent. Our server was also great. Top notch experience.

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  30. MargaretR

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed all aspects of the experience - food, service, ambience, and as we sat in the courtyard, the noise level was perfect!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very accommodating staff. We asked if outside seating was available and they said it was closed for the season but they opened up a table for us and served us outside on a beautiful day. The food was delicious. Portions were not large but enough.

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  32. AdrianaH

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the ambience is very modern and fun. The food was great, our inconvenient was with our server that was not welcoming and had zero patience with us, we were a group of 8 including 2 over 80 years old grandparents visiting New Orleans for the first time who don’t speak English.

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  33. GfromSC

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were one of only 4 or 5 tables filled in the room. Nice location but had that hotel restaurant vibe - connected to what looks like a historic hotel but had mid-80s style decor. Food was good but sort of ordinary, like you would get at Olive Garden.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t enjoy the food as much as we thought we were going too.

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  35. KristenR

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This was marketed as an “experience” and a “jazz brunch” and it absolutely was not. There was no live music and the crowd noise was so loud and the minima music coming from a record player was impossible to hear. Our waiter, JaQuincy, was WONDERFUL, but he was overwhelmed. And my husband’s crab Benedict had a crab ratio on it that I hope my orange juice has in my mimosa—and let’s just say I am looking for color, not flavor. Although my lemon ricotta pancake and yogurt parfait were delicious, I still would not go back, unfortunately.
    Josephine EstelleResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hi Kristen, I greatly appreciate you having Brunch with us, yet am sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. We will take this feedback to make the necessary improvements. And thank you for the kind words for Dequincey. Please message me when you can so that we can discuss further at enquire@josephineestelle.c om. Best Regards, Jaime

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  36. DebG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is very friendly, welcoming and customer service oriented. The food was excellent. The ambiance was very nice.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab meat Benedict did not have any crab meat on it at all.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Eggs Benedict special was a little sad. The manager offered to make it right but after 30 min the burger never came. So we left.
    Josephine EstelleResponded on April 2, 2024
    I apologize for a less than satisfactory dining experience. Please connect with me directly to discuss further, at enquire@josephineestelle.c om. Best Regards, Jaime

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything you was prepared with exceptional detail. Rigatoni was very good and tasty. The atmosphere was delightful. Service with a smile.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was less than desirable. Averie rarely checked on our table. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks. After food was delivered she disappeared from the floor. We would have most definitely had another round of cocktails but she really never gave us that option. I understand the concept of including a tip on parties of >6 but I think since it’s a guaranteed tip some waitstaff take advantage of that and the restaurant suffers.
    Josephine EstelleResponded on March 26, 2024
    We deeply regret the unsatisfactory service during your recent visit. Your feedback is invaluable, and we're promptly addressing it with our team. Rest assured, we're committed to ensuring all guests receive the attentive service they deserve. As a gesture of apology, we'd like to offer you a refund for the gratuity. Your satisfaction is paramount, and we're dedicated to providing exceptional service. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you better in the future.

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FAQs

Josephine Estelle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Josephine Estelle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 930-3070.

Josephine Estelle is rated 4.2 stars by 2512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lafayette St.
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Pasta Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Trey Williams
  • Entertainment
    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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