Josephine Estelle

4.4
1843 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

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vipAlex
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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

Great waiter and great food!!!

AJ
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.

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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. 😂

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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
1 review
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

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vipallen
New Orleans
60 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

The service was incredibly slow. Food was subpar and cold.

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blyndall
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely divine…pasta and sauces were as fresh and tasty as I’ve ever had. Tricolore salad was super crisp and enjoyable. The host was very personable and polite. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Table was wobbly, but didn’t inconvenience the meal. The bottle of white wine we ordered was great, but wasn’t able to truly enjoy it because it warmed up rather quickly outside since there was no chiller/ice bucket provided to help keep it chilled. The cappuccinos came out long before our dessert came out, but the waiter did offer us a taste of an after dinner drink to remedy that. All in all, we really enjoyed the meal and would definitely return and recommend the establishment… they just had a few hiccups with the service a that need a little work. Would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiter seemed busy & didn’t check in on us but can be expected with everyone being understaffed. Food & drinks were amazing, had a lot of fun.

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AartiP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The server mixed up our cocktails and didn’t really know how to describe the foods. But overall, service was quick and food was great!

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RachRacRach
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor was simply beautiful. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. They made sure we were enjoying ourselves, and if the food was good. Everything was delicious especially that Brussel Sprouts Salad and the Watermelon Mimosas! I can’t wait to visit again.

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AnnB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The staff was really nice but it seemed the staff was very untrained and more like a lot of random workers/servers helping wherever there was a need.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is good. Felt a little over priced for the portion size. It’s pasta but hey, cost are going up. I ate there twice though.

JM
JoseM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Too expensive for the kind of food. Limited menu, kind of disorganized service. The music was too loud.

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TorranceN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was great. The bartenders were knowledgeable and made well balanced drinks.

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vipBecca
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food! Still dreaming of their pasta and entrees

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They’re severely understaffed and the server was poorly trained…didn’t take order correctly, forgot drinks, forgot to provide utensils upon serving courses, didn’t clear dishes between courses (or at all…let them pile up entirely) and made order/billing errors on our check…frankly not at the level of attention/professionalism I had expected from this restaurant. However, the manager on duty Shawn was quick to act and address our concerns promptly once raised. I did appreciate his intervention, but won’t be back to this restaurant again until they improve their service…and properly train their staff. I felt as though I was dining at a low end diner on the outskirts of town…the food was good, but the very poor service overshadowed any enjoyment we had for it. Also, the dining room desperately needs a refresh…the chairs/booth we were in at our table had worn/torn upholstery. Not becoming of a restaurant at those menu prices. This used to be a gem…but sadly now has lost it’s luster. Too many dining options in town to settle for this place in it’s current condition…hope it can turn around soon…then I will return. Until then, I wouldn’t bother.

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vipDuaineD
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great venue the food was very good. Like everywhere struggling with service issues because of the pandemic. Very polite and welcoming staff

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sydnic12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fun date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Rigatoni wasn’t quuuiiiite as good & staff as friendly as I had remembered, but the drinks were great and refreshing. Absolutely love the look of the place as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Went for a family dinner. Drinks too 30 minutes to receive. Appetizer was an additional 30 minutes. All of our food orders took over an hour and we received completely wrong meals. Service was terrible.

JC
JackieC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Dish was excellent, but service was slow. They weren't particularly busy, and the waiter seemed to be training two other waitresses, which is fine, but that means there are many hands to get refills yet they struggled to keep glasses full. Our table was right next to their computer station. And yet they still passed us up a few times.

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eileenh
1 review