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.
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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Josephine Ratings and Reviews
Half the items we ordered were quite nic ...
Half the items we ordered were quite nice--especially the asparagus and crab. But the other half left much to be desired: the roasted salsa overpowered the grilled squash and the duck main dish was both under cooked (we had to send it back) and flavorless.
We had a 6:00 Sat. night reservation and ...
We had a 6:00 Sat. night reservation and the restaurant was busy but not crowded. Seated immediately. Had a very nice waitress. My husband really enjoyed the Spaetzel. I had the Pappardelle and it was just okay. It was my third time to the restaurant but my first for dinner. I'll certainly go back but probably for brunch or lunch.
We were the second couple in the restaur ...
We were the second couple in the restaurant that evening (at 5:00 PM) and it took over an hour for our food to be served. As the restaurant filled with patrons, they, too, were complaining about the long delay in receiving their food. When my wife's steak arrived, it was cold! Our waitress was very good. The cook staff was noisy; the recorded music was loud and "noisy"; and therefore, the bar patrons were noisy. In our opinion, during the last two or three years, this restaurant has gone from a quiet, nice locale with a special menu for a special occasion, to one of noise, heavy drinking by a younger set, and slow food. I know this is where the profit is, but it will cost you some older, reliable customers!
Visited for Saturday brunch. My daughte ...
Visited for Saturday brunch. My daughter and I ordered 2 of the less pricey items on the menu. The food was good enough, and our server was very good. I did pay $9 for a single mimosa. I do like the atmosphere of the place, but just don't think it's worth the price.
Amazing food, great service! Lovely sitt ...
Amazing food, great service! Lovely sitting , highly recommend
Anniversary dinner and tried for the 1st ...
Anniversary dinner and tried for the 1st time. Excellent dish concepts unless anyone is a vegetarian and then the entree are pieced together. Had an issue where the veg option was arranged to be the entree and both the portion size and pricing were sad. Causing a sour note on an otherwise good evening. The server went above and beyond to rectify but shame on the manager for not having thought through the scenario and provided a normal portion for a fair price to begin with. Loved the use of Porter Road Butcher meats however.
We had a great time at Josephine's for m ...
We had a great time at Josephine's for my boyfriend's birthday! Great selection of drinks, food options that were both tasty and quite different from each other, and great seating. The wait staff was friendly and timely. Food took a little while to come out of the kitchen, but I would rather it be prepared fresh and carefully than thrown together!
The food and service were great. My frie ...
The food and service were great. My friend really enjoyed and was surprised by her cocktail as not tasting traditional which was a plus for her. Nice wine list. We sat at a round table which is my favorite shape for a table. I love the farm to table aspect and appreciate the creative variety of offerings over a set menu kind of thing.
Great food and service! However, not the ...
Great food and service! However, not the place for a quiet, intimate conversation. Soooo loud!
Josephine was one of the best restaurant ...
Josephine was one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time . You can't go wrong here !!!!!
Pricey, small portions....but excellent ...
Pricey, small portions....but excellent service from Karah! Great atmosphere...for a date.
My first time at Josephine, and there is ...
My first time at Josephine, and there is no doubt that I'll be back. The food was farm-fresh, the cocktails were handled with care and finesse, and the overall experience was great. The only negatives I could think of is that the place gets a little loud on crowded nights, and the service isn't rushed so if you're in a rush or like your food our quickly, this might not be a great fit for you. My wife and I were there for our anniversary and were well taken care of with dessert and cookies included. The chocolate Panna cotta was amazing. Great food in a great neighborhood. Definitely recommend!
Beef tongue and beef cheeks! If the rest ...
Beef tongue and beef cheeks! If the rest of the head is anywhere near as good as these two dishes it should be on the menu soon! Great service and cocktails, too!
The best of Nashville: creative /delici ...
The best of Nashville: creative /delicious food, imaginative plating's. We had almost everything on the small plates menu and loved every one of them. The rabbit was delicious as well. All four of us voted this the best of Nashville.
The beef cheeks was outstanding, as was ...
The beef cheeks was outstanding, as was my wife's duck risotto. Also highly recommended is the cheese plate and the pretzel. Compliments to the chef!
Fun place to meet friends for a Friday n ...
Fun place to meet friends for a Friday night dinner. Vibrant scene but too loud for good conversation. Funky menu without a lot of options, but food was good. Did not care for the pork belly wrapped in cheese but that was probably my mistake in ordering! Great service and good drinks.
Yes, the noise level does matter. And we may have been in the quietest spot! Food was good, not outstanding, and, unfortunately, my expectations were very high. The tongue appetizer is delicious and I liked the grilled zucchini and squash. We shared two other appetizers that I thought were okay. I did not like the cauliflower. I can't recommend our entrees: the chicken for 2 (dry) and the duck (overcooked). I would try the restaurant again, on a weeknight, and order differently. Wine was relatively well priced.
The swordfish and chops were amazing. Ha ...
The swordfish and chops were amazing. Had a bottle of wine that really good and not overly priced. You must get the made to order cobbler. Simply amazing! And to top it off, complimentary gingerbread cookies to go.
Extra kudos for letting me push my res b ...
Extra kudos for letting me push my res back when my out of town guests got lost. Beef tongue, asparagus, rabbit dumplings, and beef cheeks were fantastic. Vacherin and Napoleon were both excellent as was our waiter. Can't wait to go back.
My friend and I choose a different Nashville restaurant prior to our TPAC Broadway series. Josephine more than met our expectations. The food was excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. I had swordfish, cooked perfectly. My friend had the sea scallops. Peach cobbler for dessert! Yum! I've read previous posts about noise level, and I could see later evening with bar, etc. that could be an issue. Everything about Josephine was great for us!
A very unpleasant experience
On a Monday evening with many tables open...our server was distracted, slow and inattentive. I've been to Josephine for brunch and cocktails and had a nice time. I expected dinner to be the same. I don't want a red carpet rolled out..but dinner for 2 with ONE cocktail each was $110 pre tax and tip. At this price point I do expect better service. I looked for a manager the entire time we ate, I never saw one. Food was ok. But waiting and waiting on drinks, AND having to inquire about our food after 30 minutes going by...really ruined the evening.
We had a delicious brunch. The mimosa wa ...
We had a delicious brunch. The mimosa was perfect...champagne with a splash of OJ.
A small group enjoyed an early dinner (5 ...
A small group enjoyed an early dinner (545pm) on a Saturday at Josephine's before going to the TPAC. We had a wonderful time. The waitress was delightful and recommended different dishes. We loved the appetizers, especially the cauliflower, and the pretzel bread. The peach dessert, using fresh peaches from the Peach Truck, was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend. The dinner was great and so were the drinks. This was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely return.
Our first visit, for anniversary. Food ...
Our first visit, for anniversary. Food Ok, interesting, but a bit pricey, incomplete bar choices (no premium bourbon i.e. Maker's Mark). No bread served with dinner, had to purchase "Pretzel bread" as only choice. The location is EXTREMELY congested with traffic and pedestrians. approachings gridlock as the evening gets later. Perhaps it is more appealing to a younger clientel.
I took a friend for her birthday and we were both very disappointed. She ordered the duck breast with mushroom risotto and she said the risotto was good, but she did not enjoy the duck that much. I ordered the steak and fries. The fries were limp and did not have the garlic flavor the waiter described. The hangar steak was a little salty and no better for the price than chain steak house offerings. We ordered a small plate for an appetizer at the suggestion of the waiter. It was described as mainly a roasted carrot dish. We were surprised to find that it was served chilled and had very little carrots. Most of the dish consisted of tasteless couscous. When I told the waiter that we were disappointed in the small plate, he seemed not to care at all. Definitely not worth the money and I will not be going back.
Good place, okay food
Food was apricey for the actual taste and enjoyment. Don't mind paying nearly $30 for scallops, but they just didn't have a lot of taste or depth. My girlfriends beef dish was kind of bland as well. The small plates were much better however. I liked the Lamb tar tar (never had lamb tar tar before), and the kale salad was very tasty. Service and ambiance were awesome. However, it is hard to recommend this place to a friend. Food quality wasn't worth the $120 (after tip) price tag. Just for note, I'm from San Francisco (was just visiting Nashville), and I'm used to paying high prices for good food.
Food 10; Service 3
Most especially pleased you were open on Memorial Day Monday! I've lived in NYC for 20 years and have had the pleasure of working in Michelin starred restaurants. When I visit my hometown I like to try good restaurants on the bourgeoning food scene in Nashville. I was highly impressed with the food; I would pay twice as much for the same quality and flavor in NYC. There is an apparent high quality skill set working in your kitchen. For me, the service felt rushed. The waiter spoke with identical descriptions of items to my neighboring table; entrees arrived prior to clearing first course and wasn't cleared or forks replaced; and the waiter spilled water on the table EVERY TIME he refilled, without apology or concern. Overall, I was pleased and believe the food was James Beard worthy; service, not as much.
Creative food with interesting and delic ...
Creative food with interesting and delicious flavors. Delicious dinner with excellent service. First rate by any measure.
great dinner experience
The food and wine was delicious, and the service was great. Among our favorites were the brussel sprouts appetizer and the chicken thigh entree. The dessert choices were a bit limited, which was slightly disappointing. However, they sent us home with a small box of homemade molasses cookies which was a nice gesture. They were tasty as well! We would definitely return.
Great food. But there are lots of restau ...
Great food. But there are lots of restaurants in Nashville whose food is just as sophisticated and tasty, but with larger plates for less money.
We were visiting Nashville and wanted to have some good food. This was great! The pappardelle with lamb was amazing!
Dinner at Josephine's
The ambience of Josephine's was great. Our server was wonderful and very attentive the whole evening. I had the scallops, my husband had the hanger steak. The food was delicious and very flavorful, but the amount of food you get is not worth the price tag. Everything else about the place was great.
Always a perfect dining experience. Bes ...
Always a perfect dining experience. Best restaurant in Nashville for a reason! The fabulous and gorgeous manager Ashley always makes us feel so at home when we come in. Can't wait to go back!
Enjoyed despite some issues
Very loud room. The Manhattan-like drink with Cynar was an epic fail: All four of us tasted it and found it undrinkable. First time I have ever sent back a drink. A friend paid the bill, so I don't know whether it was comped. But my lamb pappardelle was excellent, and my wife really enjoyed the gnocchi as well as her glass of wine.
We met friends for dinner on a Tues nigh ...
We met friends for dinner on a Tues night. We all thought our dinner choices were excellent! My scallops with black eyed pea and arugula salad was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the lamb pappardelle and the chicken thigh "chowder" were also deemed wonderful. A slightly noisy bustling place, we had a great time!
Food and Service are fantastic!
We ordered a bottle of wine and several small plates. The server spaced everything perfectly. The dishes were wonderful. We were not disapointed with anything.
A good visit
The service was friendly and solicitous and timely. The menu had lots of choices that were attractive and creative, but not over the top or too heavily seasoned as many places do these days. We will go often.
This was a last minute choice our last night in Nashville. Don't pay any mind to the negative online reviews. The server was courteous, even accommodating my special drink request. BRUSSEL SPROUTS..... GET THEM! My sister and I both enjoyed the swordfish entree. We weren't impressed with the dessert offerings so we got ice-cream next door at Jeni's. 3 stars for the service only because my son made advance plans to pay our bill but our server got it mixed up, so we lost out.
My wife and I could not have been more p ...
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with our meal and our service. We were in town for the weekend from Memphis and our friends recommended this restaurant. The food was great. The brussel sprout appetizer was awesome and our entrees were superb. Our server was extremely knowledgable about the menu and gave us many great suggestions. She even gave us recommendations about other great places to eat and visit while in Nashville. Needless to say, we will definitely come back to Josephine in the near future.
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