Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe

4.9
184 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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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 184 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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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
8 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
7 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
23 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
184 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
9 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
13 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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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Joseph and his family make their guests so welcome. Elie will help you choose a wonderful wine.

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JV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall pretty disappointed! My steak was over done, it took out waiter about 15 minutes to greet us and over 30 to get our check. I have been here before and food/service was much better than what it is currently.

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N
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were 2 couples. Each of us enjoyed our meals. I am on a special diet and they accomodated me in the way i needed my meal prepared. Only thumbs down for me was my husband accidently spilled his drink and was charged for another drink. Very tacky!

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k
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my out of town family here for Friday evening dinner. The family running the restaurant were delightful and wonderful. The food was delicious, and the attention to detail was lovely. Will definitely go back again.

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T
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

go here often. love when I can get a reservation as restaurant is small. food always fresh and delicious.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not sure if they checked us in. However,

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What hasn't already been said about Joseph's? Recommended by our family (who live locally) for dinner on our anniversary. Impeccable service and exceptional food. Family operated, it's everything you could want for a comfortable and enjoyable meal. The limocello cake is one of the best desserts I have every tasted.

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G
Miami
120 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Another delicious dinner in a most welcoming restaurant. We brought new neighbors to enjoy the outstanding food prepared in this special bistro. They agreed that the salads and entrees they selected were perfect, & were pleased that we introduced them to one of our favorite restaurants in Delray.

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F
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Delray’s secret restaurant. Family-owned. Food and wine is superb. If you’re looking for a quiet, romantic dinner with great ambiance this is it. Next to its louder neighbor Brûlé we prefer this elegant gem!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food, and ownership is impeccable. Quite possibly Delray’s best kept secret.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful hidden gem. The food was outstanding the staff is like family. Will be back

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner/waiter is amazing! He remembered our entire order from a previous visit,even down to the table we were seated at! Great food and service.

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OT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time!!!

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

3 of us shared 3 small plates, Each presented beautifully, tasty, and made by their mother.Then we decided to have coffee and share a dessert. The Lemoncello cake was delicious and made by their mother. This was a pre-show place to eat, for us. The young lady and her brother were very gracious.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little spot in pineapple grove. Family owners are super hosts food is very good and service is great.

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A
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Josephs because the wine list is robust and the food delicious. I also like a restaurant where the owner greets me at the door, his daughter tells us the specials that her mom made up, and his son takes our orders. I enjoyed my perfectly cooked salmon and they split up a good sized caprese for us as an appetizer, either half was plenty. Always good food, reasonable wine pricing and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. We will always include Josephs in our rotation of "go-to" restaurants in the Delray Beach area, which are numerous.

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VM
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful neighborhood gem with a charming ambiance and interesting menu.

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