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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KV
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

We will return

BM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Joseph’s!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

DO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was very good.

I
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Portions are huge

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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

JA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food wonderful surroundings. Service was very good

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a healthy helping of walleye in a fun atmosphere.

f
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

DK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

took my mom out for dinner. had a great time the food was perfect portions and delicious. would recommend they have more of a soup selection. i tried the cream of jalapeño which was spicy but couldn’t stop eating it! we will definitely be back!

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib sandwich. Service is friendly and efficient.

ML
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The martinis are excellent. The food is good. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Great local restaurant.

GM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff, menu and food terrific. Thanks.

IC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Joseph’s. It’s in our neighborhood so we try to go there often and enjoy taking out of town guests there. It’s a great place to celebrate special occasions too. Food portions are very generous and delicious, service is spectacular, great ambience. Definitely a 5-star restaurant.

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lively, friendly atmosphere, with great food and wonderful service.

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Home cooked Italian taste.

PM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server Adam was outstanding, very friendly, funny and fantastic. The Jalapeño soup and chocolate martini were excellent. Overall a very nice neighborhood spot

R
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was very friendly and attentive

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great atmosphere, live piano and the food was delicious. Very generous portion sizes, specials, and reasonable priced cocktails.