Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe

4.7
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Joseph’s Wine Bar & Café offers a wide array of wines, a full service liquor bar and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. With an intimate and classy ambiance and a quiet atmosphere, the restaurant is ideal for a meal with close friends and family or for a date with a loved one. Joseph’s Wine Bar & Café boasts over 2,000 bottles of wine and an extensive selection of wine by the glass as well. Come join our family and enjoy a wonderful dining experience.
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ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! Loved everything about Joseph's. Went on recommendation and so glad we did. We were greeted warmly by Joseph and seated right away. His son was extremely knowledgeable about all the wines and gave great advice for pairings. We had the Mediterranean Turnover which was delicious, the lamb chops, which were as good as my friend said and the steak special. Did not disappoint. Will go back for sure.

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

This place is a great local find! Food is excellent. Escargots like I've never had before and their duck is superb. We've been back 3 or 4 times and have tried different items on the menu and they're all superb. Most of all, Romi, the hostess and daughter of the owner makes the experience special. She's charming, knows her wines, recognized us the second time we went, and remembered our names (somehow) and treated us as though we were regulars. Which, of course, is the hallmark of a great local establishment..where everybody knows your name. It's our new "go to" at least once a week.

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JJ
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we were warmly greeted at the door by Joseph’s daughter, to the great drinks made for us by Joseph’s daughter, to the wonderful meal and conversation provided by Joseph himself, we felt like we were invited for fine dining at a friend’s home.

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TR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience again, family run cafe, great service and food

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I
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food at Joseph’s is always outstanding. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Ellie, the son always makes a point of greeting us by name, and helped me with the menu choice, as I am diabetic.

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CT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

everything was good except the salmon was overdone

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. The restaurant is a family owned and operated business. During our dinner we meet them all, and it was the most refreshing experience I have had dining in a long time.

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G
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful small restaurant with great Lebanese cuisine. Superb wine list.

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OT
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family run excellent restaurant!!!

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RG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love to dine here. Always excellent quality food cooked by the owner's wife who is not only an excellent chef but creates and makes all of the divine desserts. Cordial, friendly (not stuff like other upscale restaurants), moderately priced for the area. Consistently a great dining experience!

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SP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been to Joseph’s in five years. we are back to stay! what a fabulous meal and genuine family service.

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual...Family makes you feel at home and part of theirs!!!

Mel

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SC
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list and one of the best Manhattan drinks ever made!

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

We vacation in the Delray area the past two years and this was our third time at Joseph's and we have never been disappointed. Located in the Pineapple Grove area of Delray away from the crowded Atlantic Avenue, it is a family-run restaurant - Joseph greets people, his son and daughter are the servers and his wife in the kitchen -- and it shows in the ambience and attention to detail. The menu is a mixture of Mediterranean and other cuisines and we have not had a bad dish yet. Highly recommend the grape leaves and greek salad for appetizers. My wife had the sashimi tuna which was amazing and I had the salmon which was cooked in a light crust which I usually do not like but this was delicious. We skipped desserts so I can't comment but we did have cappuccinos which were excellent.

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P
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Joseph's. It is a small and intimate place, the service is outstanding, the food excellent. They were accommodating to my dietary needs, and the tuna sashimi was a very generous portion. We will definitely return.

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge surprise. Friendly, family run and everything was delicious.

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k
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a memorable meal. Excellent service and food.

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OT
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal. No false steps. Flawless. Home cooking meets haute cuisine. Great wines and great recommendations for pairings. Joseph the owner host is warm and welcoming. His wife the chef and the staff prepare, present and serve delicious meals.

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OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best rack of lamb tuna duck
Best service
Secret of delray

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TR
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, the service was great and the atmosphere cozy and inviting

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BJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Joseph’s Wine Bar several times over the past few years. The ambiance is is just lovely. The food is really the best that I have eaten in Delray. The service is warm, personable and engaging. It’s a family run business and each family member seems invested in making sure you come back. My dinner was finger licking good from beginning to end. Bravo to Joseph and his family for his standout dining experience! I can’t wait to go back.

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A
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like every visit to Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe it was again very good food, pleasant service and had a good time. The owners are lovely people.

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DD
Miami
187 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak au poivre. Terrific tiramisu. Excellent wine list. Very warm and friendly atmosphere.

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m
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific food,staff,chefs.Every detail of a dining experience was thoughtfully taken care of.The knowledge of their food and beverages was outstanding.

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L
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just Terrific here. From start to finish. One of the best meals around!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we return to Delray the first restaurant we go to is Joseph's. The food is always wonderful. Service is excellent. You feel like you are visiting family. There is an amazing wine selection.

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GW
New England
61 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Canceled our hard to get reservation to Buccan to join Joseph and his family with our friends...and we were not disappointed. We’ve been walking by Joseph’s for many years, every time saying the same thing: we should stop by and check it out. We did and would like to hope that there will be a table for us when we return. Wine list is good, but the most impressive was the bartender. He didn’t have exact ingredients for one of our favorite and somewhat common cocktail. He asked a couple of questions. He listened. He understood and ...created a perfect new favorite! We asked him to repeat and he did. Food was delicious from the Mediterranean platter and other shareables to one of the ducks that I ever had. We were in a companyod a professional chef with engineering degree in food preparation and his own amazing creations. Even he admitted (and I concur since I was allowed to try) that Joseph’s rack of lamb deserves the highest marks. Even boring salmon was so good that it was not offered by one of us to share with others...not even a little taste...very suspicious or simply that well prepared. Overall a menu where chef doesn’t over think but executes everything to perfection.

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PM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely place which features a nice wine and cocktail selection and serves a nice array of food choices. The owners are great and the outdoor street seating is great for South Florida. A definite cool locale.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family dedicated to great food and outstanding service!

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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F
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been following the success of this family-owned business for about years. They are a Lebanese family who deliver delicious food night after night. We brought friends who had never been who live in Boynton. It was a lovely night for sitting outside! We each had something different. The daughter is adorable and knowledgable! Our friend was so impressed that there was no TV at the wine bar itself. Conversation is not dead!

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CS
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. Service is warm and friendly. Food is beyond outstanding. A total must when visiting Delray.

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f
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

third or fourth time at Joseph's . Always great. Kind of place you want to make a regular habit of, so many great menu items and specials!! family run , they make you feel like family...

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joseph's was on my list of restaurants to try. I made a last minute reservation, however, when we got there and saw the place so full, I was surprised we were able to get a table. Not wanting to sit outside right on the street, we decided to sit at the bar which was a great decision. This is a family owned business and behind the bar were the son and daughter. Both were working amazingly hard as was their Dad who was doing some of everything. The drinks were excellent, the food was outstanding, and the personality of the owners was wonderful. Great attitude toward the customers. This was our first time at Joseph's and we were made to feel very comfortable. We love to see a family working together successfully and we are looking forward to our next visit.

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This family owned restaurant was absolutely adorable inside and had incredible ambiance with a wall of wine and classy chandeliers. Their wine list is immaculate and the food was divine. The service was great and the owner is incredibly personable. Overall amazing experience.

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B
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a friendly family owned restaurant serving great food with a Mediterranean twist. The owner and family could not be friendlier. We were debating whether to try the humus as a starter, but ordered something different. Joseph overheard our conversation and brought us the humus to try. That attention to customer satisfaction is a trade mark of Joseph’s. We’ll definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice family run business. Food was delicious. A real nice experience

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service. Very impresssive wine list and wall bar rack. The owner ,Joseph, personally greats each guest and checks in on your dining experience. The tuna, duck and swordfish were delicious. Highly recommend it!!

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SC
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and a nice wine list at all price points. Makes a good manhattan

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