Nashville, TN 37204
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
Loved this place! Noise level is high and prices are a bit steep as well, BUT - that said my boyfriend and I loved our experience & we felt it was worth a little splurge. Very cool room and vibe - DELISH food and cocktails. As a vegetarian, I did not feel deprived. I got the Brussel sprouts which were amazing & the hazelnut ravioli. Such a delicious meal and substantial portions. Did not have dessert because we opted for Jeni's ice cream right next door but lovely dinner and experience. We will be back!
What a great neighborhood gem! During our stay in Nashville, we were a close walk from a delightful B&B (The Caroline House - which I highly recommend!) who recommended Josephine. Our server, Karah, was absolutely great!! My husband and I shared the beef tongue (prepared deliciously and like we've never had before), the cheese plate (which included an amazing cheese from Green Dirt Farm) and the scallops. The chef, Andy Little, was just named a semifinalist by the James Beard Foundation for the Best Chef in the Southeast category. And since Josephine's opening in 2013, that's quite impressive and we can see why!
Josephine's was recommended by a friend, and it had great Yelp and Open Table Reviews. We were out for a much-needed date date, so the price was not a deciding factor. The service was wonderful. It was a Sunday night, so it wasn't too crowded or to loud. Everything that came out to us and to the neighboring tables looked amazing. We ordered the ribs for an appetizer. They were absolutely phenomenal! We have both eaten some great BBQ, and these were top notch. The hubs got the beef cheeks and he really liked them. They were tender and tasty. He said they were just like a really good piece of pot roast. I ordered the rabbit. I've always wanted to try rabbit, so why not? I was disappointed. The individual components-rabbit, dumplings, apple, mushroom, and sweet and sour sauce were all so good, but there was just SO MUCH sauce. If they would have plated it with 1/3 as much, I think it would have been perfect.
I took my girlfriend here for a Friday night date. It was a very nice experience. We arrived from out of town around 30 minutes before our reservation, so we grabbed a drink at the bar. They had a great selection of mixed drinks so it was easy for both of us to find something we thought we would like. When it was time for us to be seated, we were led to a two person table in very close proximity to a couple seated next to us. It wasn't awkward as I at first feared it would be, because the noise level in the restaurant was at a good level and drowned out the other couple's conversation. Once we had looked through the menu and placed our orders, the food did not take long to arrive at our table. I ordered the beef cheek and my date had the swordfish. My date really enjoyed her meal as she enjoyed the assortment of sides on the plate and the portion was substantial. My beef cheek was incredible and melted in my mouth. It was also served over a bed of horseradish risotto. However, my portion was TINY. The dish was $28 and I left feeling like I had only had an appetizer at most. Overall, Josephine was a good experience, but if we go back I will definitely make sure to order something different to get more value out of my experience.
Our hopes were set high for our evening at Josephine, but we were placed immediately next to the front door on one of the chilliest nights, even though the restaurant had many open seats. After waiting for water and our server for 15 minutes, we were able to get our table moved, but then delayed service even further. This just made our night fall short of a memorable evening.
The menue presented the diner with a variety of unique options. For the less adventurous there was also more traditional menue items. Our server was very attentive and had a through knowledge of the menue. Food was attractively displayed. Th restaurant offered a very nice dining experience.
A wonderful place to have lunch in a cute little neighborhood. I had the quiche and the homemade fries and the fries were SPECTACULAR! The bourbon cocktails are delicious as well. My husband had the eggs Benedict and it was unique and delicious. I also had my 50th birthday there a few weeks ago and it was so fun. The steak was perfectly cooked. My mouth is watering thinking about it right now. This is one of my new favorites!
I have allergies. While I thought our server was thoughtful and careful. I could not have any of the appetizers except the cheese plate I thought the kitchen could have tried harder to come up with something.There are so
Many people with different dietary needs . It could have been , It was Saturday night and you were very busy. This was our third visit . We loved the hostess .First time we were placed at front door and froze . Second visit our sever was amazing and brunch was special . Our last visit was questionable .
My friend and I greatly enjoyed our dinner at Josephine. The Josephine chicken for two was outstanding. I was having difficulty hearing him from across the table, however, so the server helped us to move and adjust the table so that we would be closer. The server was competent and fun and the Brussels sprouts were also delicious. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Second visit to this restaurant. I want to LOVE it, and the food is definitely the draw. However, our party of 4 was seated and it took us quite some time to receive drinks. Once our waitress got to us, it was much better. Just took longer than expected at first. The most disappointing part of the experience was the noise level. We had reservations for 9pm and apparently everyone else has had plenty to drink at that point in the evening. The party sitting adjacent to us was so loud that we could not hear each other talk. It made for a pretty irritating situation. The chicken for two had the most amazing potatoes and the kale salad was delish! We didn't stick around for the cobbler because waiting 30 minutes for our dessert to cook seemed a bit ridiculous, and we were tired of listening to the other table's conversation. I will try it again. Maybe 3rd time is a charm!
The Hangar steak my husband ordered was delicious and super tender. My first menu selection was Parpardelle with ground lamb and bacon sauce. It was not my taste at all, very strong game taste. The waitress was kind enough to take it back and allow me to pick another entree. However, it took her quite a while to come back to the table to take my order for my second entree so my husband was done and I decided to order it to go. I ordered the scallops, and they were cooked perfectly, However, all the entree consisted of was 5 or 6 thin scallops and a few small pieces of root vegetables. Not quite worth the price in my mind. The food was good, but lacked a good starter menu, and small portions. Not worth the price, and likely wouldn't go for a return trip.
If you're looking for a nice dinner for a special occasion, or just a treat yo self night, Josephine is the perfect option. I could've had the brussel sprouts alone for my meal. PHENOMENAL. My friend and I split the steak & fries (best fries in the world) and the pork chop w/kale salad because we couldn't decide. Both were fantastic. Totally worth the price for a special night of amazing food. If I could afford it I'd eat there once a week!
Cons: Honestly, I was very disappointed with my experience. The value was the biggest knock for me. I got the Josephine steak, which was ok, but was very small and too salty. My date got the Hazelnut ravioli, which consisted of five Chef Boyardee-sized raviolis (for $26!). I really hate complaining, but there are too many fantastic restaurants in Nashville within the same price range to ever warrant going back to this place.
Pros: The ambience is nice and the staff was pleasant. Also, Jeni's ice cream is right next door.
I always have a great experience at the Josephine for brunch, so when we decided to host a business dinner here, I was excited to try their dinner menu. Everyone loved what they ordered. The wait staff was courteous and efficient. The atmosphere is fun, casual and conducive to conversation. We will dine there again.
Holy cow....for the love of Mary, lay off the salt!! My tastebuds still haven't come back to life. Lovely atmosphere. Ok service. Not so okay cuisine. Sad tepid cappuccino. It all looked good on paper, but just didn't come to life. Lukewarm and salty beyond words....every. single. dish!....
My friend and I went there for brunch on yesterday (Sunday) and it was a good choice. I ordered the catfish sandwich and he ordered the corned beef hash & eggs and both were good. The seating is snug so if you're big on having space between you and other guests, this may not be the best place for you to visit. It's in a very high traffic area so take advantage of the complimentary valet parking, otherwise you'll spend hours driving around trying to find a parking space.
I run one of the larger Full Service Hotels in the area.
Food Quality and Creativity were Outstanding. Service was very professional and attentive.
No wonder Josephine is a top pick in Nashville for Brunch.
We will definitely be back and tell our friends.
Keep up the great work!
I was super excited to eat here again after I tried it shortly after first opening. We planned this as a special meal for my birthday. The food was delicious, but the dinner portions weren't worth the price. If price wasn't a factor, I'm sure we'd have had tried more things on app menu, but alas we only got one app to split. We left only moderately satisfied. The noise level and closeness of the tables made us a bit uncomfortable. I really wanted to love it. Perhaps we'll try again.
We have visited Josephine's frequently and have always been extremely impressed and happy with the food and the service. We had our office Christmas party there and everyone enjoyed!! we just took our best friends last Sat Night and they loved too. Never disappoints!!
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