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Josephine

4.7
4.7
3006 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Andy Little's inspired cooking and neighborhood hospitality.
Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, and brunch on weekends.

Reservations highly recommended.
Please call the restaurant for parties larger than 5 people. 615-292-7766

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 292-7766

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andy Little

  • Private party facilities

    Our semi-private dining room holds up to 22 guests. We do require a food and beverage minimum depending on the day of week. Please email JosephineEvents@CommunityHopsitality for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Cross street

    Elmwood Ave

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is available behind the restaurant in the upper lot marked with "parking for Josephine" signs. There is street parking as well in the surrounding area. Valet not available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 3,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. JPeatswaytoomuch

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken for 2 was delicious and perfect for a couple.
  2. Sloan

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The roast chicken for two was so good! The cocktail and wine menu were impressive. Very good and atmosphere.
  3. ShainR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every single dish was delicious and memorable. Highly recommend for brunch.
  4. CarlaR

    Mexico City

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good service, short menu with little vegetarian options ! Crab sandwich always great , but the Bloody Mary wasn’t good at all!
  5. jillbert407

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most wonderful place. The staff, the food! Fabulous b
  6. ChristianeD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    For this price point, the food was not good. The duck fat hashbrowns were fine. nothing inventive or interesting for $22 - I mean it's STILL just potatoes. My crabcakes had the consistency of scooped and fried mashed potatoes but with a crab flavor - so confusing for my mouth. These were, in fact, the worst crab cakes I have ever had. Then they were covered in a brown sauce that looked like baby poops. It was so odd. And so rich and over seasoned. Crab cakes were served with asparagus spears that were not even probably trimmed - meaning the rough asparagus ENDS were still on - this is culinary school 101 stuff here. How does the kitchen not know to trim asparagus ends? The only good thing about my dish was the smear of rutabaga puree on the bottom of my plate. My husband's steak was fine. The fries were fries. But for $42, that's a hard pass for us. We can just as good of a steak frites at home. My martini was good. And our server was good. Except for when she asked me if I wanted her to box up the crab cakes and I told her no because they were not good. She walked away. Did she hear me? Did she not care? I don't know. Sadly, this is one of our beloved neighborhood restaurants that we will not be revisiting.
  7. KirstieH

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We went for brunch on 5/21/23. Only two of us and it wasn't too busy. The food was very good. Highly recommend the biscuits. Unfortunately, our waitress (1st initial B) was not very pleasant. She acted as though it was painful to answer questions and explain dishes. She disappeared to the point that we had to ask other servers for drinks and water. Finally, she was so eager to get rid of us (despite spending quite a bit) that she smacked down our bill without asking whether we wanted coffee or dessert (we did). Definitely a different experience than other excellent restaurants we went to while visiting Nashville.
  8. CGrayson

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Took over 2 hours for a simple brunch. Had to ask multiple times for things and drinks took so long to get. Service was overall just really lacking.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Abby for a wonderful evening! Kelly really enjoyed her birthday!
  10. roger

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriel was outstanding!!!! Everything awesome!!
  11. bonnies

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous as always. Great service, and the Benedict was out of this world. Look forward to returning soon!
  12. Librarian

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, coffee and service. Also really appreciate that they take reservations - we came on a busy Saturday, we're seated immediately, had a super attentive server and the food was so unique and delicious. Thank you!
  13. JenniferL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Josephine is a great spot for some nourishment after some 12 South shopping. Fried chicken salad with buttermilk ranch dressing was delish!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It felt great to get away from Broadway and enjoy really great food. The Brussels Sprouts were delicious and the duck was prepared just to my liking. The duck fat hash browns were a bit salty for me. Our server was great. I wish I remembered her name, it was very unique and I believe it started with a Z. Will definitely be back.
  15. MarthaB

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent food in a cute, walkable neighborhood. The duck was absolutely the best I've ever had. Highly recommend.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our favorite place hands down. The service is always outstanding and the food amazing.
  17. WendyW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience and food. Excellent service! We will definitely return to try their creative cuisine.
  18. Kenny

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Food was pretty decent. We enjoyed the hash browns and beef tongue but our entrees, (duck and smoked prime rib) were subpar. Service was great.
  19. scmarshall

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding birthday celebration dinner - food and drinks were fantastic; our server, Kyle, was personable and attentive. Only negative of the evening was timing between starters and main course…awkwardly long time between courses. Would definitely recommend!
  20. HarperD

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The menu looked incredible but reality did not meet my expectations. The food order had to be placed at once, which I understand, but that included the appetizers which was weird. We wanted apps to snack on while we decided on other food. We landed on four menu items and aside from the cornbread, the portions were extremely small for the price and not stelae on taste. The beet salad had kale in it with stems still in the kale and the burger came without fries. It was honestly bizarre and we left still hungry so luckily there was a Jeni’s ice cream next door!
  21. liv2eat

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Zibby was delightful! The duck fat hash browns were very tasty!
  22. AshleyK

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was pretty good, but the service was subpar. First, our server seemed annoyed with us for the entire meal. Then, when we asked for a condiment from another server, she told us she had other tables instead of helping with our request. She apologized, but the damage was done. Overall the service was slow. So, this is a good spot if you're looking for decent food with fair service.
  23. StacieN

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great girls brunch on 12 South. Amazing service and nice to have a reservation vs waiting for a table.
  24. SallyM

    Sydney

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and ambience was great. Great dinner for two friends, a date night, or even an early dinner with kids!
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great food, just the right amount of everything
  26. PotsBoil

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of 9 and Abby did such a fantastic job!!!! All the servers were great and the food was over the top!!
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! The scrapple was very good! The service was wonderful and accommodating.
  28. FondaG

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just wonderful especially the biscuits,!
  29. Ella

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! We especially loved the kale and sauce in the sage gnocchi. The crab dip was also great, tho the buttered rolls weren’t enough of vehicle for how generous the dip portion was. We also really liked the beet salad.
  30. vickic

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Music was wrong choice for atmosphere! Very loud and annoying. I would have enjoyed the food better if I could think over the noise that escaped rd every employee working!!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Our waiter was fantastic. Half price bottles of wine was great too. Waiter was brilliant and on point.
  32. Maggie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Russel sprouts & duck were wonderful. Will be back!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Limited brunch menu was a bit of a disappointment. Server stemmed a bit busy -could have been moor attentive. Not great value for the price. Would not return.
  34. GoIrish

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with larger portions. Service was very good. Nice, upscale atmosphere.
  35. melissat

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in the best neighborhood in Nashville, 12th South!
  36. LukeS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The chicken sandwich was very delicious and moist, would recommend. We went for brunch and I was surprised how large the donuts were. I was expecting them to be mini donut holes or something
  37. Csquared

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This was my first time here and was really excited for it. We were there for brunch service and I had the burger. It was greasier than I would have expected given it seemed to be a popular item. I do want to go back and try some of their sweets as they sounded amazing, Lemon glazed donuts...yes please.
  38. seattlerain

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every way, dishes, service, atmosphere. Very welcoming.
  39. KristenJ

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was amazing, as it always is! One of our favorite dining spots!
  40. john

    Nashville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The menu changes, but is always great! We will return!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Josephine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Josephine is rated 4.7 stars by 3006 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Josephine

2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elmwood Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is available behind the restaurant in the upper lot marked with "parking for Josephine" signs. There is street parking as well in the surrounding area. Valet not available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Little

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 292-7766

  • Private party facilities

    Our semi-private dining room holds up to 22 guests. We do require a food and beverage minimum depending on the day of week. Please email JosephineEvents@CommunityHopsitality for more information.

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