Chef Andy Little's inspired cooking and neighborhood hospitality. Reservations highly recommended, but walk-ins always welcome. For reservations for the X/X:Josephine tasting menu, please call us at 615-292-7766.
Nashville, TN 37204
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-3:00 pm, 5:00pm- 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-3:00 pm, 5:00pm- 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is available out front and street parking as well in the surrounding area.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Josephine Ratings and Reviews
This place would be jam packed if it was in NYC but in Nashville it's super civilized. The chef clearly knows how to pleasure the educated palette. This place was recommended to us by Gwyneth Paltrow's dietician (neither of whom I have ever met or conversed with!) - def worth checking out - we had brunch and enjoyed the well executed corned beef hash with eggs. Will def return to this place. One final point, it's worth knowing that our brunch bill for 2 was $100 including 2 hash, 2 mimosas, 1 bacon side (amazing) and 1 fresh fruit side plus service
What a fantastic meal! I am always hesitant to go to the hot spots recommended by critics as I often find them to be overrated. Not the case with Josephine. Every course was delicious - the watermelon with feta appetizer was incredible and the pork chop was hands down the best I've ever had. My daughter had salmon and said the same. Fresh ingredients, perfect portion size, wonderful service and atmosphere. I can't say enough about our dinner and experience. Even with all of the options to choose from in Nashville, we will be back!
It had been a year since my last visit to Josephine. I was pleased that we were seated on the side room, makes hearing each other possible. The wine list was comprehensible and affordable, so our choice was excellent. My only critical comment is that the sauce with my appetizer tasted a lot like the sauce with my entree and one was beef while the other was seafood. That kind of thing bothers me.
I had brunch at Josephine yesterday with a party of six for my mom's 50th birthday celebration. The restaurant is in a very hip part of town near Belmont University. Josephine has complimentary valet parking, which is super convenient as the neighborhood does not have a ton of parking. The staff at Josephine were prompt at seating us and provided great customer service. The brunch menu has sweet and savory options that satisfied my table's needs. We ordered the sticky buns and bacon as appetizers, and both were divine. The entrees were quite large and came with a refreshing greens salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the ambiance of the restaurant. I would definitely come back here again not only for brunch, but to try their dinner fare as well!
It is a lively and energetic place on the weekends. I was with great friends I don't see often and we were there for a few hours. The pace of the service was great. Never pushy and very attentive. Unobtrusive, yet very friendly. The food was so delicious. Not fussy, but we'll crafted and carefully thought out plates. Rabbit, duck, beef cheeks along with the usual scallops, salmon or steak. Big flavor! A great diverse wine menu. The desserts were stunning. Why people want to go stand in line at that ice cream place next door instead of having the most perfectly sweetened coconut cake is a mystery to me? You can get ice cream anytime, but not one of Kayla May, the pastey chef's, masterpieces.
Chef Andrew Little knocks it out of the park with this menu. Thank you to Karen Little, the GM, and server Rebecca and the talented kitchen staff for a beautiful evening my friends and I will be talking about for a long time.
ps...we didn't even miss the brussel sprouts. Lol!
I love Josephine. The food is terrific and the vibe is cool, if coolly indifferent, but 2 1/4 hours for a two-course meal on a Monday night when the place is 2/3 full is inexcusable. The service wasn't rude. It just wasn't. Did I have a fine dinner? Yes. Should I have had that fine dinner in two-thirds of the time? Yes. When I find out that's the case, I'll be back.
Very good food. Menu options somewhat limited. Pricey ($100 for 2 before tip, no drinks) but what you'd expect for 12 South. Service was stellar - valet attendant saw us getting up from table (which was in the back corner - not exactly next to the window) and he ran to get the car before we were outside.
We went to Josephine for our anniversary after getting recommendations from people in two different age groups. One sat at the bar and loved it (younger person) and one went with his significant other and another couple resulting in similar rave reviews but sitting at a table. We sat at the side of the room near the front. The sun was too bright for the first 30 minutes or so of sitting across from the wall even though there was a sun shade pulled over the window. The server was excellent, the scrapple appetizer, pork chop and steak...okay the fries that accompanied the steak, not the steak, were excellent. The drink from the bar, beer choices and wine list had some great options. Dessert was a blueberry cobbler for two with sour cream ice cream ending the meal with big smiles.
Pretty restaurant, and service was great. However, the food (brunch menu) was awful, especially considering the price. The corn beef hash and eggs was delivered lukewarm at best, and consisted only of runny scrambled eggs atop cold corned beef that was missing what makes the dish a "hash". My friend's BLT was mediocre and again, served with cold over salted french fries. Given the high end dining price, I would have expected higher quality dishes. The brunch menu was also very skimpy in general. I'm sure their dinner presentation is much better, but steer clear of this place for brunch.
The beef tongue app was great. My cocktail was good, my dates was watered down. Everything else just so so.
Got the duck and it was fatty and seemed undercooked and not much flavor. The salad it was on was pretty good. Overall not much food there for an entree.
The steak and fries were adequate, nothing mind blowing. Just good. Wanted better than just good for the price. Not a good value considering the final bill.
Starting with the fact that we showed up with plus two on a reservation for four and the lovely hostess rearranged a table for us for six in seconds, the experience was superb. I have only left a tip larger than 20% a handful of times in my life. This was such an occasion at 30%. Impeccable, attentive, non-intrusive, respectful, polite and friendly server and wait staff. I will ask for one of Abby's tables in the future - perfect waiter. Dirty plates were quietly whisked away, clean utensils magically appeared, water glasses filled by nameless, invisible assistants. The food was very good bordering on exceptional. One diner out of our party of six thought her scallops were nothing special, but the other five diners (including me) really liked the food - spot-on levels of cooking and temperature, creative yet not overpowering sides with wonderful entrees. The small plates were delightful to pass around and share. Too satiated to order desert, but the desert menu looked great. This is a very contemporary place to see and be seen in a very trendy area away from Broadway and the Gulch. Great (beautiful) people watching. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Nashville.
Nice meal good drinks
Extremely LOUD like crazy LOUD .People dressed in all kinds of things from shorts and tees to jackets ..kind of disappointing but not their fault. I mean this is a "nice place" skip the ball cap and the tee shirt. Or go to burger up? I don't know I am kinda old school.
Great cookies at the hostess stand don't miss those if you go, but don't go if you want to talk to anyone ...we were a table of 4 and I could only speak to my immediate right or left not across the table ...it was that loud.
I just don't get it with the noise.
We had an excellent dinner meal- we started with the Beef Tongue appetizer, which was fantastic, with a couple of the menu specialty cocktails, which were also excellent. Our entrees were the rabbit and duck, and our dessert was a blackberry cobbler with sour cream ice cream. All was excellent, in fact we feel like this is one of our top 3 or 4 venues in the Nashville area, which is saying a lot.
This restaurant was definitely over priced and over rated. The food was good but it did not match the price per item. The cheese plate was skimpy, the steak was far too salty and the amount of wine per glass was too little for the price charged. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I could have gotten a much tastier meal for the price at several other places within walking distance.
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