Joseph's Culinary Pub

4.7
733 reviews
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Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is a creation of Chef Wrede and his creative and business partners. This is the third incarnation of Wrede’s original Joseph’s Table, conceived in Taos, New Mexico, not quite 20 years ago, for which he is well known and loved within the region and beyond. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international. Regarding the restaurant as a process much like theater, Wrede envisions the experience of dining in his restaurant as an interactive play between the pub and the public, with his sights aimed at rivaling high art.
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New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was an excellent meal but pricey from entree to wine by the glass. But, we knew & expected it.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Somewhat pricey for pub food and very noisy inside. Still a pleasant place frequented by locals. Appetizers and salads as served were not what was ordered, but the cheerful waitress made the best of it. Outside tables are preferred.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very busy happy buzz....friendly. Fabulous food.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noise level outside.is much better. Great flavors and combinations.

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New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner, Joseph’s is our neighborhood gem!

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Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding and dependable and consistent. Be back soon

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too loud, too hot to sit inside, so sat outside, which was better, until several loud cars decided to drag race on street next to Josephs. I'll wait for winter to return.

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MS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and creative food with attentive service, an excellent wine list, and an engaging atmosphere.

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Austin
30 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on over the top,fabulous food here. We bring every out of town guest to this restaurant. Not only for the food but the professional service and lovely atmosphere.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly awesome! From the appetizers to the Tres Leches dessert - one of the best meals we've had in recent memory. Will definitely be back AND so will the couple we brought with us!!

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Denver
38 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t often give 5 stars, but these were well earned. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted warmly and the ambiance is warm as well with wood beams, lovely table settings and great, friendly service.
The food was well prepared and each dish was uniquely styled and delicious. Everyone was happy.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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EK
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joseph’s never disappoints us with ambiance, service, presentation & cuisine. The only thing we’d like to see changed is that they carry a few wines less than $50/bottle.

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Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joseph continues to raise the bar for creative dining in SF // Flavor combinations are unique, intense and effective // From start to finish, each course was fun to try // The wine list pairs very well with the food and the wine prices are very fair // Star runs the front of the house on the same level as Joseph’s cuisine // Service was great /
A DO NOT MISS stop in SF //

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Joseph's did not disappoint. The atmosphere is cozy and small, like something you might find tucked away on a narrow street in Mykonos or the hills around Guanajuato. The vegetarian enchiladas were perfectly stacked, blue corn, New Mexico red chili sauce that had a superb flavor. A couple at our table were happily fighting over the delicious pork chop, the mexican poppers were like miniature rellenos - perfect. Even though the guests were stuffed, we still ordered dessert. A chocolate cake with chantilly, the chantilly complimented the cake and was slightly better that what it was accompanying, the cake being a tad dry. The sorbet was incredible. The butterscotch pudding was divine and that's coming from someone that usually doesn't like that sort of thing. Overall, heavenly. Can't wait to go back!

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LP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I traveled here to Santa Fe to visit my Sons. This was a special dinner. Came here last visit and fell in love with the restaurant.

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious and wonderful intriguing menu.

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JF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The attentive and knowledgeable staff do justice to Chef Wrede’s inventive and beautifully crafted food. And the small, pub, and large plates offer a wide variety of opportunities to taste and share.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our time at Joseph's. Food, ambiance, drinks, service. Will definitely be back.

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New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had dinner seated outsoide on the patio. It was lovely weather that evening. If yoy don't mind the occasional city bus or car the patio is very comfortable. Bicyclists and pedestrians also passing by a bit so some vibe of the walkable part of Santa Fe. My husband had the daily seafood special which was good but not as good as our last visit. I had the roasted poblano with quinoa (vegan) with s amall portion of asparagus. My serving was quite light for $24. It was tasty but for the simple low cost ingredients the portion could have been a bit larger and the cost less than $20. We had a special appetizer of roasted corn in a chipoltle cream sauce that was quite good. Overall an enjoyable dinner. We will return to try again as the items not on the menu are changing daily.

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j
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is oneof the best restaurants any where and we are very lucky to have it here in Santa Fe.

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MC
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and the service was great. Sarah our server had a wonderful personality and made us feel very welcome. The environment was warm and receptive. The menu provided an unique selection of appetizers and entrees. We were not disappointed in our selections. This is the second time we have been to Joseph's and we plan to be back many times in the future.

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LJ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this place. While it has a casual ambiance, the food, service, wine are all 5 star quality. Our waitresses suggestions and descriptions for everything were spot on. I wish we had the chance to eat here every week!

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New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait person, terrific food and well described, a very positive experience and you can hear one another speak even when quite full. Not quiet but far more doable than many other locations.

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CR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So glad you have vegan options and also that you started serving better bread than the insipid wonderbread type rolls you used to have. I wish you had salt and pepper on the table, so that I don't have to ask for it every time I eat at your establishment. The food is very nice, however, my friend found her ratatouille a bit too oily. Over all I enjoy coming to your restaurant, and find the food tasty. I always hope you will have cauliflower steaks again. They were outstanding!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was a great meal with great service. i will be back again❤

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are a bunch of places I love, love, love here in Albuquerque...but Joseph's and The Love Apple (in Taos) are my two favorite restaurants in New Mexico.

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming! Indoor and outdoor seating. Wonderful, delicious food. Creative menu. Great service. We will most definitely be visiting again soon.

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TL
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service.

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s
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The quality & flavor of our dinners were really great!!! A little disappointed in the duck fat fries but would def come back for a visit!!!

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CE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, private table. Convenient parking. Beautiful presentation. Our party of four had 2 chicken under a brick orders, Sea Bass and a Chile Relleno. Very satisfying. Delicious roasted Brussels sprouts. Good portions. We tried the flourless chocolate cake which was exquisite. Also the butterscotch pudding with caramel sauce was delightful. I will definitely be back.

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Portland
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three words: Tres Leches Cake! YUM! What an amazing dessert to cap off a wonderful meal. This is such a splendid place. Beautifully acquainted and lighted. Full of happy people dining and enjoying themselves and looking fine. We had a fantastic beet/avocado salad, crab soup, lamb burger with chèvre, vegetable tortilla and chicken liver mousse. All were excellent. So were our waitress and busgirl who made us feel human and happy and recognized. An unforgettable dining experience.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed are visit to Josephs and were fortunate enough to sit next to the owner and executive chef Josephs family. The only reason for the 4 star review is because 3 of us ordered the short rib and it was way over cooked. So much show it was not tender but very chewy and dense. That alone should not discourage you from having your own experience at Josephs. This was probably just an off night for this one dish.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere. Creative menu. Highly recommend the lamb burger and enchilada the staff were very helpful and good service.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative cuisine served in an attractive and warm setting We had an appetizer of fresh corn with spicy aioli which was bold and mellow at the same time, took our breath away For mains we had the ratatouille with kale and the sea bass with wild rice and spinach Both novel in some respects —- eg the ratatouille was crunchy while the seabass was accompanied by a slightly sweet sauce that formed a nice contrast The meal was perfectly complemented by a Nebbiolo wine and the bill for two was just under $100, very good value for money!

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The wait staff and service was great. Very knowledgeable and kind. I didn't love the food. My rib was full of grit and while I didn't say anything I just didn't like the flavor. We ordered the street corn and thought it was spicy but then overhead another table complain about the spice on that dish. Very cute place, great staff, food was so-so. I didn't feel like it was appropriate for the cost of each meal.

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New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellently prepared food with some interesting/unusual/appealing combinations of ingredients and flavors. Especially recommend the ratatouille as an appetizer. Server was personable and provided very competent and helpful service.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal from the corn appetizer to the duck confit. Would come back anytime.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Come for the cuisine, enjoy perusing the wine list and marvel at the service. We have been dining with Joseph for over two decades, starting with his original restaurant in Taos, Joseph's Table, then after he moved to the Taos La Fonda, and now at his culinary pub in Santa Fe. The inventiveness and scope of his culinary talents never disappoint, and our recent visit was no exception, the first courses, a beet salad and a spectacular rendition of esquites (a sweet, spicy and vibrant fresh corn appetizer) were delicious and following those with the Fish Du Jour of fresh corvina and my order of Buffalo short ribs both hit the mark they were aiming for. Throw in the fact that there is off street parking and you cannot go wrong.

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