Josephine Estelle

4.6
1614 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" lists.

Support Josephine Estelle during COVID-19

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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2020

Serving our regular menu with Dinner Specials curated by our Executive Chef, Chris Borges. We will be offering a sparkling wine reception to start your dining experience and to help you welcome the new year! Bye 2020!!!

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1614 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the thanksgiving meal It was amazing! The pasta was fantastic!

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

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TheDoc
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Highly recommended. The food was amazing and all the drinks were really good.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our prefixed Thanksgiving meal at our reservation time of 7:00pm didn’t begin until 7:40pm. Our first course that arrived at 7:40pm was only our salads. I politely told the waiter prior to our food arriving that it had almost been 40 minutes and we were curious about the delay. Following this question he seemed to stay far away from us during the remainder of the evening. Our remaining courses were delivered by various staff before the prior meals were cleared away. For the price we paid it was not up to par. A sad ending to our Thanksgiving holiday.

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ToddM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had thanksgiving dinner here and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. Not only would I recommend Josephine Estelle. I’ve already suggested to several people that frequently visit New Orleans.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

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WandaS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Great location. Good food.

Josephine Estelle
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server took a little long to get out order and greet us, but overall did a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Menu was a little hard to understand and our server was very short with us about what the items were. I loved my pasta, my date however did not unfortunately partly due to miscommunication with the server. I would give this place another chance solely because their ambiance was perfect! Be sure to ask questions if you come here!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Great ambiance at Josephine Estelle but the food and the service was very subpar. The meatballs tasted horrible and rubbery. My cousin ordered a Moscow Mule and they put ginger ale in it instead of ginger beer and when my cousin told the server it didn’t taste right he fought her on it. The waiter talked back to us when we asked if it was ok to use 3 different cards to split the check evenly and he replied “can’t you all just venmo each other?” Not sure I’ll be going back here

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FoodieBlake
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Saturday night dinner. The atmosphere and food was great! We will definitely visit there again!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 13, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating a 30th birthday! Josephine Estelle’s staff were all super nice and great! They let me decorate the table with birthday decorations which I really appreciate to make the birthday girl feel even more special! So happy with everything including food and drinks :) thank you again guys!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 13, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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Lani
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Very knowledgeable staff and delicious small plates!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 13, 2020

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vipjenniferj
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience at Josephine Estelle!

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vipFunBirthdayDinner
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for dinner during the eye of hurricane zeta and Josephine Estelle was closed but doing complimentary dinner for people. This was an incredible thing they didn’t have to do but we were so glad they did. It was a fantastic meal and allowed us to retreat back to our hotel and stay out of the elements. We will definitely go back as this place looked amazing and if the food we had was that good, I can’t wait to try what else they have.

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leilanie
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation but arrived early and was still able to be seated. My server was excellent. Very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing. I ordered the BBQ shrimp and grits. I'll be stopping in again on my next trip to New Orleans.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 31, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Great
Service

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 31, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is beautiful! The owners were both very active at the restaurant serving as host and another checking on tables. This is a perfect girl night out restaurant. The energy of this place is something else!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on November 13, 2020

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

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Venece
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food. Outside, street cars can be noisy.

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vipWindycitygal
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The red fish was delicious. Our service was very disappointing. We were trying to ask server about menu because we had dietary restrictions. The information he gave us was wrong & we were unable to figure out what we could eat.

We were also presented the wrong wine. When I said it was invoice that the server said no. Later he came & told us it was the wrong wine. The food was good but it is not friendly if you have food restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and experience

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 18, 2020

Thanks so much! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipmomof4
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - everything was excellent! Lamb Meatballs, also the Octopus with tempura cauliflower and the royal red shrimp pasta - amazing!!
We will be back for sure : )

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 18, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very polite and helpful.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 15, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I love my boyfriend

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JG504
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for the restaurant week specials. Everything was delicious! Large portion size, great service. Our favorite was the brussel sprout salad.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 8, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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MayaM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We went in to Josephine Sunday night (October 4th) for dinner with my fiance's parents. The place is BEAUTIFUL... the food was AMAZING... The service was deplorable and kind of put a damper on our dinner. My future mother in law asked menu questions which were met with short discontented answers and when she asked his favorite PASTA he started telling us about appetizers, basically reading the menu to us. He took ages to even greet us and then took ages to bring our drinks. When my love ordered another beer (bottled) I watched him do seven other things including wiping down tables.. going to the host stand and having a 5 minute conversation... gteeting another table.. taking their drink order and then finally bringing his beer. He didn't ask how the food was until we were half way through with our entrees. He described the peanut butter desert as peanut butter pie and then bought out a beautiful parfait that definitely was not a pie.

All in all our experience was average due to the service. Amazing food though

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EllaJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the best cacio e Pepe I’ve ever had in my life. I’d recommend this place to anyone and everyone

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words! We love the cacio e pepe too!

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SusanS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was the reason we went, so we were Not disappointed. Service was good, never needed anything, but also was unforgettable.
Will be back to have some more amazing food. Hoping the city will be open so we can just sit at the bar.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 8, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Great ambiance. Delicious cocktails. Would definitely go back.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words! We can't wait to have you join us again.

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vipDonaldK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. I had scallops and they were divine my wife had steak that was done perfectly. Service was attentive and prompt. Overall great experience.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 3, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I said great!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on October 2, 2020

We think you're great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. Only “complaint” was that the drinks from the bar came out slooooooow. Took 20 minutes to get our drinks after we first ordered. First visit during COVID and imagine the vibe of the restaurant is way more “fun” when it’s packed! Will definitely go back!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. Trust us, we miss having our bar packed too! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipDanaL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam, our server, was very friendly and unassuming. The tuna app was quite tasty. Loved the steak (perfectly cooked) and the delicious duck breast. Ended the evening with the lemon buttermilk ice cream. Wonderful evening, delicious food, and amazing service was enjoyed.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on September 24, 2020

I appreciate you taking the time to comment! I'll be sure to share your kind words with Adam. We hope to see you again soon!

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shanda1218
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Celebrated my anniversary here. I loved everything I had; lamb meatballs, scallops, duck breast, summer berry semifreddo, and pistachio layer cake.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to respond. Sounds like we made it nice for your Anniversary. Here's to many more for you and yours!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about dinner. Great place !!!

Josephine Estelle
Responded on September 19, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The bucatini was delicious! Just the right amount of heat/spice to give the sauce flavor without being over whelming. One of the servers was very kind and spoke with us about New Orleans and places he would recommend visiting. Definitely would love to visit again.

Josephine Estelle
Responded on September 19, 2020

Your comments spark joy. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review