The story of Josephine’s begins during our executive chef Daniel LeBoon’s childhood. At eight years old, working for his father’s catering company, Daniel discovered a passion for food. This love — and undeniable talent — saw him intern at Philadelphia’s prestigious Le Bec-Fin. He went on to work in Paris at the venerable Hotel Vernet working under the renowned chef’s Alain Solvere and Alain Ducasse. In 2004, Daniel purchased Josephine’s in Marietta and developed an extremely loyal following based on the combination of great food, great atmosphere and great hospitality. Although Josephine’s closed in 2011, the name and the experiences are fondly remembered by countless people.
chevre and herb polenta, pickled grapes, baby radishes
honey blackberry citrus glaze, fried sage, duck jus, potato puree
braised escargot, golden raisins, carrot spheres
Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Staff went above and beyond to create a fabulous special occasion evening. The food was impeccable. An experience we will cherish for a long time to come. <3
Wonderful experience! Good, service, and ambience was incredible. Will bring friends back!
It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect for a date night.
Daniel was very attentive and knowledgeable server. Great food, ambiance and fantastic food. Such a gem for Lancaster
It was awesome!
Fabulous experience! Food was incredible. Highly recommended!!
Lovely palace to dine. Delicious food and service was amazing.
Lancaster has many good, even great, restaurants and Josephine's is tied for the Best. Our group of 6 was diverse and we ordered accordingly: from ages 12 to 77; from gluten and shellfish allergies to vegan and red meat preferences; from Johnny Walker Blue, red Zinfandel, 'boutique' cocktails to diet Coke. Every single aspect of this dining experience was perfect: the design of the restaurant and bar, the friendly expertise of the staff, the presentations of all drinks and plates, and the preparation, quality, and portions of food. New Brunswick oysters on the half shell, foie gras, duck soup, poached pear salad, sable, halibut, morel stuffed cabbage, scallops, duck breast, short rib, creme brûlée, chocolate decadence, lemon meringue--prepared creatively, attractively, deliciously. As close to a perfect experience as possible!
A wonderful evening all the way around!
Love love love Josephine’s, the attention to details, the staff, everyone makes you feel extremely special and respected, great place, great food affordable
Everything was great , Customer service was excellent and the drinks were delicious just as our meal . We both chose chef special which was crab cakes . They melted in our mouth so delicious . Good portions .
A wonderful experience on every level from atmosphere, to service, to the food itself. This is a place to enjoy on a special occasion or simply as a treat because you deserve it.
We celebrated our Anniversary on a weekend away and Josephine’s made our dinner even more special with a personalized greeting on our menu and a nice spot in the restaurant. The food was outstanding- an amazing no filler crab cake that was even better than what we get on the Delaware Shore and a very tender and flavorful duck breast. The presentation of all the dishes was first class and the service from Robert (our waiter) and Gail (our hostess) was personalized and special. A great place for any occasion. Highly recommended!!
Food was amazing and so was the service! Will be back!
Excellent menu. Nice atmosphere. Top tier restaurant in Lancaster.
By far, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time!
My wife and I are "empty nesters" and dine out locally and nationally several times per week. quite simply, this is the best dining experience in all categories in Lancaster County, period.
The best dining experience in Lancaster
We have known the chef for many years and loved the food although I though the portion of Halibut was a little small. I suggest using fresh liver and searing it rather than pate - torchon.
Front of house were great - she was very personable and helpful with our coats.
The Waiter is where things were not 100%. He seemed in a rush to get us in and out. Other tables were offered bread - we were not. After delivering the champagne and pouring the taste he did not offer to refill our glasses ever. We watched him do it for tables beside us. When the food arrived the server dropped the plates down incorrectly and disappeared in a flash before we could tell them the order was backwards. No one asked how the food was during service. We will come back but the lesser TIP reflected the service.
Daniel, our server, was really excellent! The food was excellent as well.
My BF had asked me to find somewhere quiet and not bring friends so we could talk about something he had on his mind so I chose josephines instead of upstairs. Had i known about the piano i would have asked to be seated further from it. Everything else was lovely
The food, the ambiance was amazing. The service from Zack outstanding! We will definitely be back!
Everything about this place is amazing: decor, ambience, host, waiter and food. Will be back again when in town. Thank you!
This was the best meal I’ve had in Lancaster recently. Service was excellent. Ambience very upscale. Could not have had a better meal.
The hostess Gail was a delight , we totally enjoyed her!
Our server was Zach and he was very attentive and had a great personality !
I would highly recommend this fabulous establishment, and wish we had a restaurant like this in our Ct. area!
Great food. Fantastic service.
We enjoyed our time here. The food was very good. The service exellent.
My husband and I had dinner here last evening. We had the seafood specials, lobster filled with crab and crab cake. They were both phenomenal! Josephines is a new favorite for sure and great atmosphere!
Honestly all around phenomenal. Expensive but worth it.
Absolutely a wonderful experience!!! We felt as if we were in a New York City dinner club. From the total ambiance to the talented creations of Cher Daniel LeBoon, the wine list, the mixologist, I could go on and on!! Who could ask for more!!!?
Josephine's is, in a word, exquisite. The service, creative cocktails, decor and, of course, the food are, well, exquisite!
Our server was wonderful! Best server we’ve had while out to dinner in over a year! Everyone was welcoming and the food was excellent! Thank you for making our birthday celebration special.
Amazing as always
Amazing all around experience!!!
We dined for my birthday. Josephines called me in the afternoon to ask who the birthday person was. I had never experienced this. When we arrived, the maitre d' wished me a happy Birthday, and the menu revealed a personalized card.
Everyone wished me a 2nd Happy Birthday when we were leaving.
Service was impeccable and the cuisine was amazing. I had short ribs which was fork tender with a delectable cloudberry sauce. My husband had a seafood chowder which he raved about and a crab cake which was 100% crabmeat for his entree.
A wonderful experience in a beautifully decorated restaurant. We will happily return!
We absolutely love dining at Josephines. Food wine ambiance service…all 5 star
Josephines is a fantastic Five Star Restaurant.
Services is fantastic. Food is above expectation. I had a good "stiff" Scotch. The kind a "man enjoys."
First time, great experience. Nice food. We'll be back soon.
If I have to say something, I will say the "gougere" is much better a little warm that cold. This is the way we ate them in France.
Nice place for a meal. Chef uses too much salt for my taste.
Our server Hunter was excellent. We were celebrating my son and daughter-in-law's fifth wedding anniversary. When we opened our menus there was a note included wishing them specifically by name a happy anniversary. We had a lovely evening. The only negative was, for two of us our meals were only warm, not hot. By the time my mother finished her crabcake it was no more than room temperature. Not wanting to mar the occasion we did not mention anything, perhaps we should have. Otherwise we enjoyed ourselves.
Josephine's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 299-7090.
Josephine's is rated 4.9 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.