Josephine's

4.7
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176 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Story of Josephine’s
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 remember by countless people.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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Cricket63
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went to Josephine's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our menu included a note of congratulations from the restaurant when we arrived. There was a talented piano player providing beautiful music, however, we were seated right next to them and it was a bit loud at times. The food was outstanding. However, almost every dish had some sort of mushrooms included. Neither of us are fans, so it made our dinner selection a bit difficult.

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vipDavidF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with speedy impeccable service. I cannot wait to go back!

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vipcb333
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Simply not worth it & don't recommend. Other than our server, the experience was below even reasonable expectations.

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Amym
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Great service but the food was not good. I had the special, I got the aged NY Strip and it was awful. Extremely tough and full of grizzle. Not what I expected from a $50 piece of beef. Very disappointing.

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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great for a perfect date night! The crab cakes were amazing...nothing but lump crab meat! The service was great too!

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silverfox54
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Sorry we had to rush off for a show and couldn't try a dessert.

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GeraldineG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for anniversary dinner and birthday dinner with friends and families!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting by the piano for Friday night date night! ❤️

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Sammy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were very good, we were sitting near the bar area and it was very noisy, took a lot away from enjoying the piano player. Overall a very good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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vipFreysx5
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the newest gem in the city! It's awesome. Everything about this restaurant is top notch! And definitely a foodie's dream!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The food and service were exceptional. There was live piano music which was very nice, but not overpowering. We went for our anniversary, and as a special touch they had special menu inserts with our names on them. These guys go the extra mile. Well worth it in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tables are close together and acoustics not great so conversation can be challenging

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday - felt very special. Excellent food quality!

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vipGaleZ
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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ElissaW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Food delicious but a bit over priced

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Skoey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made the reservation to celebrate my boyfriends birthday a week early

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PATK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional excellent food everything positive no negative’s

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vipElin
Caribbean
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful gem of a Restuarant ....... a beautiful menu with all the right choices a for my taste... great wine list and what I lived was from the time I entered everyone was helpful and friendly .... definitely a return kind of place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at restaurant, won’t be the last. Food superb, flavors bursting!!! Fun time and super staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING dinner with friends. Food was some of the best we have had in Lancaster. Our waiter, James, was the best waiter we have had and made the night very enjoyable. Excellent overall experience.

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MichelleF
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening!!

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DelphineH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. My husband told me the rack of lamb was excellent, the mussels took me back to France and the service, everything was wonderful.

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KaraP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience from beginning to end! The food was perfect. The atmosphere was lovely. It was a perfect anniversary dinner!

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Carol
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We like the restaurant. Our concern was that you no longer offer that wonderful meatloaf. All three of us specifically returned so we could have it again, but you no longer serve it.

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AlyssaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for our anniversary dinner and everything was wonderful. They sat us right by the piano (and had someone actually playing it, which really added to the ambiance and seems so rare these days) and even printed out a sleeve for our menus wishing us a happy anniversary, it was such a nice touch. The drink list had a good variety, cocktails were great, and the food was delicious. The service was impeccable, our server was clearly experienced, and was just lovely overall. Would highly recommend, especially for a romantic evening.

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vipMarkE
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular! Had to wait for our table(had a 7pm reservation but wasn’t seated until 7:20) but the bar is welcoming and dinner was well worth the wait.

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Robin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Didn't start well, I don't like waiting a half hour when I have reservations. Reservations at 7:00 but not seated until 7:30. Glass wine room was beautiful but way too loud. Had an 8 top and a couple 4 tops next to us. Nobody's fault on that but would have rather sat in a quieter area as a 2 top. Food was good/average. Sugar on creme brûlée was a little burnt which was disappointing. Was delicious otherwise. Price is what I expected no complaints. Service could have been faster but the waiter had too many tables. Not his fault at all since he seemed to be moving as fast as he could. Very nice of him treating us to a couple glasses of champagne due to the time on service. We really appreciated that. Showed he cared. Overall disappointed for the $200+ bill (includes drinks at bar). Wish I could recommend but there are a lot of restaurants in Lancaster that I'd recommend over Josephine's.

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RobertV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Could take a little more in checking that the sharps are out of the seafood. But I would highly recommend this establishment if you enjoy the fine dining and the atmosphere then this is the place.

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Hungry22
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Portions are very small, the meal was delicious .wry nice atmospheres

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for a Valentine’s date. The service and the food were excellent. The menu is a bit limited but the quality of the food makes up for that. We also enjoyed our cocktails very much! We were seated at a table which was nice and private for a date. We had a lovely time. The only thing that was not up to par were the desserts. They left a little to be desired. Otherwise an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great drinks at a good price, and the best waiter!

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Nash
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The escargot was amazingly great and uniquely served! I had the fillet which was perfectly prepared medium rare and delicious, my wife had the scallops and raved about them.....but we will be going back specifically for the escargot!

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vipCarpediem
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A top notch restaurant, to be sure. Every aspect of this restaurant is fantastic, from when they greet you, to the bar service, to the decor. We had a wonderful table, and the service is as good as it gets. Reminds me of a 5 star restaurant in NYC. Food was spectacular and our server's attention to detail was wonderful. Cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Our server was awesome. Not over intrusive, but, very attentive. Cocktails were perfection and every bite of food was delicious!!
Ten’s across the board.

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were treated like royalty from the minute we arrive to our departure. The ambiance was perfect and the food was outstanding. I would recommend Josephine's to anyone looking for a relaxing and exceptional dining experience.

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vipKLAFF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the renovations and the food was amazing !!! Looking forward to coming again.

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vipWelovefood
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dinner at this fine restaurant. The service, the ambiance, the wonderful pianist playing softly in the background. Fisherman Wharf Stew is excellent.
Cocktails are deliciously good,
Our server,Jamie, was pleasant, cordial, knowledgeable.
Will definitely go back,

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vipKevinL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning decor. Impeccable service. Exquisite food and cocktails presented artfully. Incredible menu. Just a perfect dining experience. Cannot wait to go back and take friends. A spectacular new Lancaster gem. You must go.

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1sttimeinkeys
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! And we loved the vintage film picture collection💜

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Josephine's is rated 4.7 stars by 176 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.