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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Josephine Ratings and Reviews
In Nashville, our first visit, while our daughter decides on Vanderbilt Law after participating in the accepted students events. Nice restaurant, very good food. Loved the Brussels, also shared the chicken which was more than enough for three of us and even brought some leftovers back to hotel with us! Waitress Abby was so kind, found out about our daughters big accomplishment and treated for desert.
Brussel sprouts, beef tongue for small plates. Whole Chicken for two with potatoes and kale - the Neal and service was a 10+. Our server Sara was professional polite and very attentive. Noise level allows for conversation in normal voice level. Will return.
We went on a Wed, for our anniversary. I thought it would be 'fine dining', based on the prices and menu. But the portions were so small, and the food just OK. $120 for the two of us (no drinks for me or desert for either of us). We don't mind spending that much if we love the food, and get enough to eat. But it just wasn't the case with this 'trendy' spot. I'll stick to Husk, Watermark, Margot, or anywhere in New Orleans!
Fantastic food, great location, wonderful services, food presentation was excellent as well.
We enjoyed the Pretzel as an appetizer. The flavor was very good, mustard drip very tasty, unusual & fun appearance, like a small loaf.
Excellent selection of drinks, three beers on tap, nice options, plus good bottled selection.
Dinner selections: Hazelnut Ravioli with butternut purée sauce, and Pappardelle a lamb & bacon sauced pasta - both amazing.
Original, creative AND delicious. Unique scrapple but so tasty we had it as an appetizer instead of a side. Great corned beef hash and hamburger!
This is my new Sunday brunch spot. Professional staff that know how to course meals. Great vibe and always packed with a mixed crowd. Valet parking which makes it so easy in 12 south.
Had a great experience at Josephine on Friday night! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and also super friendly. The buffalo cauliflower and soft pretzel were to die for! The favorite entree of the night was the Pappardelle. We had let them know in advance that we had a birthday in our group and they left a cute card in the center of the table, which was a nice, thoughtful touch. Would recommend to anyone!
It was a very enjoyable evening and our waitress, Shannon helped immensely. The menu was imaginative and a good taste sensation. When we had questions, Shannon provided knowledgable answers. The food was worth the trip from Clarksville and we hope the chef receives the James Beard award for best chef.
An attractive spot in a hip neighborhood of Nashville. Short menu promised interesting cuisine, carefully prepared and attentively served- and it did not disappoint! Not crazy about the cocktails- a little fruity, overly iced and sweet, would have preferred them served up in a pedestal glass. The desserts were totally "worth it"- delicious innovations of old standards. Busy on Monday night. Reservations needed.
I went to Josephine's with high hopes. I had heard such good things. We had an early reservation (5pm) and were greeted in a very lackluster way. The hostess looked as though we were inconveniencing her. Our server was great but the food was really average. Both our dishes arrived just a tad cold - not enough to send back but disappointing. My wine tasted like the last glass of a bottle that had been opened the day before (Seghesio Zin). The decor didn't feel fresh or cozy. Ultimately, not a very special experience.
We went to Josephine to celebrate a special occasion. The first time for us and it meets the high bar that is set for Nashville restaurants these days. I had the Bibb lettuce salad with home made ranch dressing and scrapple/corn meal croutons, and the beef cheeks with horseradish risotto entree. I hate to get stuck on a single dish, but I’ll be hard put to not order this again if it’s still on the menu. My wife had the crispy chicken skin and quick-pickle appetizer, which is right up her alley. Unfortunately her pasta was a bit over salted. Here’s how good they are. We pointed that out just to inform them, and they took it off the bill, which was not our intention. Shannon was our excellent server.
It had been a while since I'd been to Josephine (for happy hour and dinner at the bar as well as dinner and brunch in the restaurant) and when my out-of-town friend asked me to recommend a place where she could treat us to dinner, we thought of Josephine. Things have changed. I thought I'd remembered table cloths -- but definitely remember a more upscale atmosphere. The large round table for our reservation of three didn't find the ambience bill and made conversation not as intimate. The service was rushed. Very pleasant and polite servers but certainly had come down a notch or two since my last visit. Quite noisy. No 'pre-meal' treat from the kitchen or a feeling of special attention -- which all diners should receive. Small portions. Delicious food. I will go back (probably to the bar) but won't suggest it as an upscale place again. Wine by the glass continues to be a bit expensive in comparison.
I've been to Josephine several times and the food is always great. This time was no exception -- the food was delicious. Don't forget to get some cookies for the road! What a lovely and personal touch! If you haven't tried Josephine yet, don't wait another day!
p.s. The brunch is great as well!
3 out of 4 of us had the snapper. The flavor of the fish was nice and delicate. The service team poured a tomato paste on the dish and it completely took over the fish. The portion was pretty small as well. We had 2 starters for 4 of us along with entrees and wine. We left hungry so I was a little disappointed.
Some of the best food I've had. We ordered the rabbit, the duck, the braised beef cheeks, and the steak and fries. Our kids ate with us (they are kind of foodies and are super well behaved) but it's not a kid-friendly menu. We just brought them hoping they'd eat something. The brussels sprouts were some of the best. The crispy chicken skins app was the best version I've had. The duck (my main course) was cooked to perfection. The Rabbit was the juiciest rabbit I've ever tasted. The braised beef cheeks had an umami flavor that I don't ever think I could replicate. The steak, while just a hanger steak, was SO full of flavor.
The only reason we don't go to Josephine's more is because...I don't know why. I've never had a bad meal. The last experience was weekend brunch and it was very enjoyable. The steak and eggs is quite flavorful and they do have some of the best drinks in town.
Definitely on the list of top restaurants in Nashville.
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