Joseph's Bar & Restaurant

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$30 and under
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American
We are Charlie & Debbie Anderson and we have officially reopened Joseph’s Restaurant and Bar, January 30, 2018. Opening a place of our own has always been our dream and we loved coming to Joseph’s Restaurant and Bar because it was enjoyable and fun and a place our whole family enjoyed. So, we want to continue to what Jay built and create the place you can go to enjoy a great meal, a great drink and kick back and have a relaxing time with friends and family.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.8
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4.2
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CM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was surprisingly cute with great food but a bit crowded with how close tables were but worked out fine

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here before, and it’s always a lovely experience.

h
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a fabulous dinner and really enjoyed our evening! Debbie and Charlie are wonderful owners and hosts! Thank you Joseph’s!

LO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went back to Joseph's after not being there for a couple years. We wanted to see Adam who was great when we used to go there. Adam was great, the food was great, the Cosmo and Martini was great. The staff was excellent. The restaurant was very clean. We intend to go back more often. Great Mt. Greenwood, Chicago restaurant that we would suggest to all.
I had their pork chop special and it was cooked to perfection. A large 2 inch thick bone in pork chop.
My wife had a Prime rib and it was excellent. The salads were excellent and baked potato was excellent.
Larry O

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Charlie, Debbie and the staff made our New Year’s Eve celebration a memorable experience. Even though they were booked to capacity they were so gracious and accommodating, Never flinched under the pressure. They had a special menu for New Year’s and we had 5 of the dishes. They were all amazing! From the blackened salmon to the lobster ravioli and the New York Steak. Believe me we are a tough group to please but they knocked it out of the park. Adam, the owner and chef made it a point to come out from the kitchen and introduce himself and ask how everything was going several times. He even played a couple tunes on the piano, which was great. He even played the theme from Charlie Brown for my 4 year old granddaughter which she loved. What an amazing touch. We will definitely be returning to this gem in our neighborhood. Thanks again to all the staff for making our special night so memorable!

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and the food, drink and atmosphere are top notch! Our Server Adam was funny, helpful and attentive. We live in the neighborhood so we will for sure be returning often. Large portions of food and good martinis!

MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food...Great value...Friendly.
Great place for family and friends to get together and enjoy themselves.

RG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The service was great, the food average and not a very big selection. There were more items on the menu the last time I was there.

BB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four of us had a very nice dinner here recently and we were happy with our choice. Adam was our waiter and was entertaining (while playing the piano) and very helpful and informative with menu choices. I had a special which was chicken brucetta over angel hair pasta and it was delicious. Two others had salmon which hit the spot and the other menu item tried was the prime rib sandwich. Surprisingly, that was judged ok. Joseph’s is a good neighborhood restaurant serving up tasty food and a very friendly ambiance. Give it a try!

AS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent, fresh walleye special.
Accommodated special requests very well.

My only complaint.....too noisy to enjoy dinner conversation.

KV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visiting Joseph’s..... very good meal and wonderful treatment and service.

We will return

BM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was great. So was the pork chop.
Adam, our waiter, gave us outstanding service.
Very comfortable atmosphere.

DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was searching for a new place to go to for our Anniversary. Saw this one, read the reviews and photos of the restaurant and the food. Told my husband we needed to try this place, to our surprise, we were absolutly pleased with everything. Food was fabulous and plentiful. Was not busy for a Sunday, but that suits me fine. Had to wait a little to get our order taken, but I think that was because they were short handed. Other then that little glitch I would absolutly reccomend them highly. Yes, my husband and I will be visiting them again in the future.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Joseph’s!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and everything about this place was absolutely amazing. Adam was an amazing server and he made everyone feel at home. He is a man of many talents one which happens to be his love for music and his ability to play the piano!!!

RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the waitress could not have been nicer. I would definitely go back.

JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

DO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The salmon and risotto was wonderful. I chose to have it grilled rather than blackened. They are very accommodating.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food was very good.

I
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning to the end everything went well. The food, drinks, service and the people who work there are amazing. Hat off to the new chef Matt! Also, thanks to Adam our special waiter who played the piano between tables!

JB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot for good food and a welcoming family environment.
Always great specials and wine list options decent!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not from the area but was recommended this place to go to before a concert at the art center. Very cute little neighborhood restaurant and the food and service were great.

KJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner but you state that you're a bar and grill but you're more up scale.

I enjoyed my dinner and will be back but I was looking for something more casual on the day I dined

NF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

For some good Italian food I would recommend this spot. The service is interesting as our server stopped to play piano songs through our visit. Very cool but loud if your the closest table to the piano which we were. If I could just say if anyone is hard of hearing it is loud with background noise but for a regular group it is fine. They do make an excellent drink.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and meal was outstanding. We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem soon. We when for Easter and shared the rib and eggplant parmigiana dinners. The spare ribs were made to perfection and the eggplant was delicious.

JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Portions are huge

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was truly amazing!! They called to ensure we would arrive on time and went above and beyond to make sure the service was superb. And not to mention the food, my goodness. What an experience! The cheesecake is worthwhile and it is homemade. I will definitely visit this place again and tip the bill next time I am there.

M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a local treat! Charming atmosphere and delicious food. Chef even came out to see how we liked everything. Will definitely go again.

TO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, & service was great with plenty of food!

DT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited even with reservation. Poor service. Very loud. Food took forever. Not hot.

JA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Joseph's has really found their footing. The service is excellent and the servers friendly. They make a great vodka martini, which is actually hard to find anymore. (no fru-fru flavored vermouth that overtakes the drink) The food is generally very good. Overall, a good place for a nice evening out.

CI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat this place! This is a RUBY of an Italian Restaurant on 111th St. with EXCELLENT wines and an EXCELLENT bar whose Bar Tender makes HER OWN Sangria's! It's the FOOD, the SERVICE and the BAR that will knock your socks off. ADAM our Server will do cartwheels and backflips to make sure you walk away completely SATISFIED! He will not miss a beat. From what I see, its the same with ALL the Servers. Prices are VERY reasonable with a bountiful menu for the the OFFICIANADOS of Italian Cuisine. CIAO !!!!!

SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wonderful surroundings. Service was very good

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a healthy helping of walleye in a fun atmosphere.

f
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph's Restaurant is a favorite. It's a great family restaurant and the food is really good. The staff is outstanding. Everyone is so friendly. Everytime we go there, the staff treats us like valued friends. I'll be back there again!

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a great special Valentines menu and the atmosphere is always great. Live piano, and he does take requests! There's a reason this place is a 'neighborhood gem'

PM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We usually have a very good experience at Joseph’s, however, on Valentine’s Day, we had an early reservation at 4:30 thinking it would be good service before getting crowded. We sat at the table for 35 minutes before the waiter took our drink order and then waited another 15 minutes before the drinks arrived. The food was very good, but service was not.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and our waiter was great. Parking is a problem but is worth the hassle.

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reasonably priced. The food was excellent as well. Couldn't decide between the porkchop and the chicken vesuvio so the waiter had them do a porkchop vesuvio and it was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

CV
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very sweet.
Our service, food, drinks was 5 stars