Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe

4.9
202 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Bistro, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday to Saturday: 11:30 AM to 3:00PM
Dinner Nightly
5:00PM to 10:00PM
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Phone number
(561) 272-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 202 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.7
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TR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
185 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
6 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
58 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
3 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
4 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
39 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
15 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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GC
Miami
10 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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Y
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to Joseph’s many times and it is always outstanding!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joseph’s exceeded all our expectations. The service is some of the best I’ve ever had. Excellent wine and food. Highly recommend.

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GP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the experience: a first class host guided us through the decision process, recommended a great wine for main course. The food has a Mediterranean heritage and some classic dishes based on local fare.

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GF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at restaurant. Very friendly service combined with excellent food.
Will absolutely return again.

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j
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great
Food is wonderful
Best wine selection in town

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RA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. The food presentation was beautiful.
We tried the Duck and it was so delicious.
Highly recommend Joseph’s.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Loved the extensive wine list and the people were very nice.

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L
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in Delray Beach for business and came here for dinner. I am not sure I have enough words to express the AMAZING experience we had. This is a family business who cares deeply about the freshness and flavor of the food they prepare and serve . Fresh homemade bread, escargot, ahi tuna, Mediterranean lusciousness and specially handpicked wine. YUM. The service and attention to detail with regard to our needs was absolutely perfect. We will DEFINITELY go back. We are foodies--and this has topped our list as one of our VERY FAVORITES! A STAND OUT over all the others. We loved it! What a beautiful night. Thank you so much!!!!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Delray

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always one of our favorite spots when in Delray. You can’t beat the food or the family experience. Highly recommended

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Family owned business!! I would recommend it to anyone :)

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DD
Miami
186 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had several great meals here. However, this trip was not good. Every seat in the restaurant, and most of the outdoor seating, was full - and there were only 2 servers working. Waiting time was excessive for everything from getting menus to getting our check. I noticed that one table needed every item on the menu explained, and another took a lot of time (over 20 minutes) with the server selecting a bottle of wine, so of course service was not good for the rest of us.
My husband was served uncooked fish. The chef should have noticed. He was able to eat around the edges, but the interior was cold and gelatinous. He would have said something but we could not get the attention of a server because they were constantly busy (we waved and signaled multiple time to get someone's attention and no one assisted us). Finally, when I had finished my entree and our bottle of wine was done, a
server came over to check on us for the first time since serving the food. At that point the server offered to have it re-fired, but since I was done and the wine was gone, he refused and said just to take it away and we would pay for it (which we did). The server said she wished he had told her earlier, and we did not go into the signaling and waving we had done to try to get someone's attention.
I am not sure we will go to Joseph's again - and those we have told about this evening are not eager to try it. We will have to see. Net time when making a reservation we may ask how many servers will be working.

Update 10-20-2018: Best meal we have had in a long time anywhere. Joseph's was back up to the perfection we expect. Food (especially the filet) was perfectly cooked, salmon done just right, and service was excellent. The flourless chocolate cake was wonderful - clearly made with top quality chocolate. Complete turnaround from our experience in September, and our change in stars reflects this. Well done, Joseph! We'll see you again soon.

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G
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent small restaurant, run by a nice family

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m
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I like this restaurant very much. The food is excellent and the owners very attentive.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything amazing here not my first time I became a regular as I just moved from Parkland to East Delray!!! Love love everyone that works there. Food fresh organic tasty on point. Never a disappointment. Did I extremely funny

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PB
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stopped in after reading the good reviews. We decided to sit at the bar and were served by Romy (Joseph’s daughter). She was fabulous and is knowledgeable about wine. We ordered escargot, a Mediterranean app, rack of lamb, and salmon. Everything was delicious. We had a couple glasses of wine and the evening was complete!

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B
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm, comfortable, delicious. We were treated like old friends...and Joseph's son even remembered what food and wine I had ordered at last visit!
A jewel in Delray

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DT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed Atmosphere. Food is good and staff attentive.

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with , friends , first time here , Joseph was great , impressive wine list

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