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, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Josephine Ratings and Reviews
We had an exceptionally good dining expe ...
We had an exceptionally good dining experience at Josephine's. Highlights included:
--best ravioli dish that we have ever eaten
--perfect bottle of wine recommended by waiter
--blueberry tart dessert was so delicious that we ordered one to take along as well
My wife also liked the beef cheeks very much and I thought that the pork belly was well prepared.
Waiter knew the menu well and was attentive without interrupting the flow of the evening.
Went for brunch. Great cocktails, especi ...
Went for brunch. Great cocktails, especially the rum & coke. The sticky buns were perfection! The fried chicken especially tasty but the fried catfish fell short. The fish was uncooked in the middle. However, our trusty waiter was quick to take it away and return with a fresh, perfectly cooked one in no time. Overall, a good meal but for the fish faux pas.
The restaurant offers complimentary vale ...
The restaurant offers complimentary valet. Parking in the area is scarce. We were sat right away. The server was friendly and provided a great service. Both dinners were not good. The beef checks were overpowered by the sauce. The sauce was quite bitter. The duck breast was delicious but the salad mix it was served on was oddly flavored. The dessert was an apple cobbler baked to order. The apple cobbler was made with the skins on the apple. Even with the apples very thinly sliced the skins gave the dessert an odd texture.
Overall I would not recommend the food. At the price point, I expected better.
The food was bland. The small plates and ...
The food was bland. The small plates and entrees leave a lot lacking as well as food combining. Same ingredients and flavors on both side, so what's the point? They offer a "full bar" but had no cognac. I settled on wine, although our server never offered me another. Has the ambiance of a sports bar, although the prices and cuisine suggest that of a high end dining experience. Would never go back. Would never recommend.
We dined here for Sunday brunch. We sha ...
We dined here for Sunday brunch. We shared the apple tartan with arugula, goat cheese, pecans and balsamic to start. It was a huge portion for a starter, so really good to share. The flavors combination was fantastic and very fresh. For our main dishes we had Josephine benedict and the omelette. Both were very good. The benedict is not your normal fare -- it's served with scrapple, prosciutto (the menu called it country ham) and brown butter hollandaise-- excellent. I am generally very picky about eggs benedict and this was an outstanding version. We all substituted fruit for the micro salad. The fruit was fresh and well prepared. Overall it was an excellent meal and I would dine there again.
Didn't love it. Cocktails were expensive ...
Didn't love it. Cocktails were expensive to be all ice. Combination of duck dish... Not good. Lobster was squeaky and fishy. Meal was cold.
Favorite was cauliflower..
I'll have to try brunch.. Heard it's better.
Ambience was nice.. Great location.
Had to make a last minute change due to ...
Had to make a last minute change due to a fire at Husk. Read some reviews and picked Josephine based on a lot of positive write ups. Glad we did. Very charming neighborhood restaurant with great ambiance and better food. Not much nearby, but perfect for a night out.
I love the neighborhood Josephine is loc ...
I love the neighborhood Josephine is located in. The ambiance was very nice, dark, more contemporary, with a central bar and open views to the kitchen. The host was great, warm and genuine as was the wait staff and wait support. The menu was smaller than expected but offered a nice selection for everyone. The by-the-glass, wine list was also well rounded. Everything tasted nice, and was well cooked. We had an issue with over salted fries (I love salt on my fries, but it was way too salty), it was replaced quickly but unfortunately was again over salted. The issue was genuinely taken care of by our waitress. We passed on the desert option though. Overall, the food definitely had some minor creative twists, and was well done and nicely plated, and the Dutch/Germanic influences could definitely be tasted, however, it was not a "wow" experience. The price is justified for the service and quality of food, but I don't think I would go a second time with so many local options, therefore the 3 stars. For four stars, I should want to go again, for 5 stars, it would have to be a truly amazing, and unique experience. No regrets though, we had a nice time.
Maybe we hit this restaurant on an off n ...
Maybe we hit this restaurant on an off night but we found the experience highly disappointing. High price point with average to poor food. Everything we had was over-salted...even the brie on the cheese plate had such a strong taste of salt that no one at our table could eat it. The other appetizer, pork belly, was completely hidden by a huge chunk of mozzarella which was all you could taste of the dish. The best of our meals was the monkfish. The duck, beef cheeks & flank steak were all heavily salted. One of our diners had the flank steak with fries; there was so much salt on the fries that you could see the salt from across the table. We had to send that plate back. I will say that our server was wonderful and offered a free desert for the trouble. The deserts were the best part of the meal. The price point of this was at almost fine dining levels which did not match the caliber of the food. Very disappointing experience.
Meal was very good. Thought there would ...
Meal was very good. Thought there would be more selections. Prices were a bit high on the apps and the dessert. We did not have the dessert. Nice wine selection as well. Glad I tried it but not one I am running back to.
I would say LOUD not energetic but LOUD ...
I would say LOUD not energetic but LOUD was not an option so I picked the loudest option because it was NOT moderate. Not good for conversations unless you like yelling. dislike the way restaurants want to sound busy when they really are not. the crispy pork belly was not crispy. there was no stouts or porters offered on the menu. the lazy paloma sucked. I get why it was called lazy. while the steak was good and cooked perfectly and the duck was wonderfully done they were a bit over priced. the Honey lavender vinaigrette was different.
Food was under seasoned or not seasoned ...
Food was under seasoned or not seasoned at all. Husband's fried chicken was good, but bland. His biscuit was not fresh and quite hard from being kept warm. My omelet bland and the spinach and mushrooms I requested in the omelet, were on the top. My friend's BLT had overcooked bacon and the bread was so overcooked it crunched when she bit into it. The cocktails weren't anything special. My mimosa was the worst I've ever had. The quality and preparation of the food should be better for the prices they are charging. We won't be returning. It is a very pretty restaurant.
We took out of town guests, who are big ...
We took out of town guests, who are big foodies. Everything we ordered was exceptional. I will definitely go back and would recommend to anyone for a great meal with interesting choices and nice atmosphere. The specialty cocktails were great too!
First time visit put Josephine in our to ...
First time visit put Josephine in our top tier restaurants in the Nashville/Franklin area. All courses were inventive and melt-in-your-mouth delicious (eg. beef cheeks!). The bar aced our Vieux Carre's, so that was a big win! Desserts were to die for and service, thank you Rebecca, was excellent! We'll be back!
Such a disappointment. My third visit, a ...
Such a disappointment. My third visit, and declining food quality each time. I ordered the skirt steak and it was so heavily smoked and salted that it was inedible. When I left all but two bites on the plate, the waitress didn't even ask if there was an issue with the steak. Wouldn't return, and certainly wouldn't recommend to a friend, especially based on the price point.
After reading several articles and blogs ...
After reading several articles and blogs about dining in Nashville, we settled on Josephine for our final dinner. What a wonderful decision that was! Every single bite of our food was perfection. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and just the right amount of personality to not interfere with our conversation. My only regret is that we were too full for dessert.
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