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Josephine

4.7
4.7
2845 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Andy Little's inspired cooking and neighborhood hospitality.
Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, and brunch on weekends.

Reservations highly recommended.
Please call the restaurant for parties larger than 5 people. 615-292-7766

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 292-7766

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andy Little

  • Private party facilities

    Our semi-private dining room holds up to 22 guests. We do require a food and beverage minimum depending on the day of week. Please email JosephineEvents@CommunityHopsitality for more information.

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Cross Street

    Elmwood Ave

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking is available behind the restaurant in the upper lot marked with "parking for Josephine" signs. There is street parking as well in the surrounding area. Valet not available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. BB

    BexB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The ambiance was nice but honestly the food was not good. We got the basic breakfast and their homemade sausage was cold, hard and not good. Unfortunate as we looked for best brunch in Nashville and this came up so we came. If they can make some food changes we would come back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our anniversary, and it exceeded expectations. Service was great, food was phenomenal. Will make an effort to come every time we are in town.
  3. IM

    IsraelM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cornbread was fuego!!! The ribeye was good, but over-priced imo. Typically any steak over 125 has a lot more to offer, this was slightly lacking salt / flavor, couldn't put my finger on it. Anyways, it's worth checking out and enjoying the entire experience.
  4. RO

    RobertO

    Nashville

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance, good food, but fries $16 for a portion, admittedly large but way overpriced….
  5. JA

    JenniferA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, inviting atmosphere, superb food and outstanding service!! LOVE it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A perfect evening! Food was incredible and the service was outstanding.
  7. LJ

    LJOB

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing.
  8. S

    Sea1973

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch selections were perfect and our server was a delight! Highly recommend this place for brunch!
  9. EP

    EliseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Special shout-out to Manny. He was a delight.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Extremely overpriced for the food and terrible service. It was loud, the service was so slow and the prices were ridiculous. I would not recommend nor would I return.
  11. BT

    BartT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The server was fantastic and offered some great suggestions. We throughly enjoyed our meal.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food…the gazpacho was the best I’ve ever had! Everything we tried tasted wonderful, and our server Taylor was knowledgeable and attentive. Wonderful evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Food was delicious and it was nice because we didn’t feel rushed but the waiter was helpful and attentive. Gave great recommendations! Will definitely return.
  14. C

    Cindy

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. The rum specialty cocktail was amazing. All of our dishes were unique and delicious. Definitely recommend.
  15. S

    Stoddy

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place would go back. But Too much salt used. And chipped plates definitely a no no !!
  16. AD

    AllisonD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch in a great location- the wait staff was helpful and knowledgable, the restaurant bright and cheery, and the food was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were delicious!! Josephine never disappoints!
  18. BW

    BrendaW

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The biscuits, yummy. My omelet and my spouse’s BLT, yummy. The fries, excellent. Our beverages, tasty. But those peach pockets…Save room for them. They are absolutely outstanding. Our server recommended them with good reason. Seriously, get them.
  19. OR

    ORIF7

    Charleston

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. Cool area of Nashville
  20. EN

    EatNash

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, amazing food with great service. The cheeseburger is always fantastic. Love the beets salad. The lemon verbena ice cream sundae is not to be missed
  21. r

    robertr

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It has been a while since I have dined at this restaurant. It never disappointed in the past and did not disappoint this time. Many changes in the menu, all good. Chefs are imaginative and prepare dishes with real professionalism. Wait staff knows the menu, are themselves professional and friendly.
  22. LB

    LauraB

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, great service from Taylor, excellent food. Highly recommend.
  23. BI

    BILL580

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service.
  24. A

    Agni

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and great service. Creative dishes. Loved their seasonal pasta with corn and cherries. The duck fat hash browns were delicious. Lemon Verbena ice cream Sunday was served with warm peach caramel sauce was lovely.
  25. K

    Kass

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    This is one of my favorite restaurants and I’m super bummed with my recent experience. I shared the ribeye steak with my friend and it was slathered with some awful sauce (lobster butter) which overtook the steak. The steak was also super fatty and honestly way overpriced. The side was terrific (hash brown with black truffle crème fresh).
  26. S

    Stephville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Second time with Gabrielle as our waiter. Excellent both times. I'd like to try many Nashville restaurants but I'm thrilled to find a local place that is always fun with ecellent food and service.
  27. L

    Lesh

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Our waiter only checked on us twice the entire time. The service was quite poor and the manager did minimal interference when we alerted them of the issue. Josephine is usually a go-to for us. Very disappointing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had heard about this restaurant and wanted to give it a try while in Nashville. Was not disappointed. Great service and the food was delicious and unique. Will stop by again when visiting.
  29. J

    James

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've been to Josephine many times over the years. The food part of the experience was better than it has been in the past. A definite upgrade and comparable to the best kitchens in town.
  30. J

    James

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the table we requested. The food and service was excellent. There was 50% off bottle wines on Wednesday, and we didn’t feel rushed. Our anniversary dinner was great,
  31. A

    Anna

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! Food arrived in timely fashion
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, especially the peach pockets!
  33. B

    Britt

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josephine was very cute and the food was delicious. I ordered the biscuits and gravy. However, I felt that it was a little overpriced for what I got and didn't quite live up to the hype.
  34. AB

    AlexB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That scrapple will make you wish you had 7 stomachs.
  35. AE

    AntonEgo

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and very attentive staff. Food was off every step of the way. Trout dip crackers were so salty it buried the taste. Beets lacked flavor, really only being able to taste the cheese. Ribeye was flavorful, but certainly not worth the hearty price tag. Average tasting meal that was way over priced. Are here on recommendation of Eater website and they missed it on this one.
  36. SD

    StacyD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    My husband and I agreed that the food here was excellent. He had the benedict and I had the biscuits and gravy. Flavors were great and the portion sizes were just right. However, our service was severely lacking. First we waited about 10 minutes for water. Our server finally took a drink order, then disappeared from the dining room completely for another 5-10 minutes. Someone else brought our drinks out finally. When he showed back up we asked for ONE more minute to finalize what we wanted.... He did not come back for another 10 minutes. Walking by our table at least 5 different times, stopping at tables to our right, left and behind us, but purposefully walking past us and at one point, shaking his finger at us to tell us to just wait.... When he finally took our order, he grabbed our menus and the drink menu and stomped off in a huff. Complete lack of engagement and purposefully avoiding us. When we asked for any hot sauces, he said we have Frank's. I asked, "No Tabasco." NO just Frank's if you want that. No thank you. Once again, someone else brought our food to the table. He came by right after she set it down, asked us how it was, we said it looks good but haven't tried it. Could we get some pepper though. Yah, sure , is his response. I kid you not, from that point on, he did not come back to our table or glance in our direction until we were both completely finished with our food. No pepper. No check in once we had tried the food. No drink refills, which both of us had wanted. By the time he came to collect our empty plates (and thank god the food was on point so the lack of pepper or hot sauce wasn't an issue) we were just done. Checked out and walked down to Embers for another Sunday afternoon cocktail. When we arrived, I thought it was odd when the host asked us if we would like a table or seat at the bar. Only because we had a reservation and I feel like that typically = table - well, if we go again, we will sit at the bar.
  37. SF

    SouthernFoodie

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Super fun and chill place In 12 South. Kind and attentive team who gave us awesome recommendations. Very good burger for brunch and menu they had something for everyone!
  38. EN

    EatNash

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beets were incredible as was cheeseburger. Prime rib and duck fat hashbrown delicious but not enough to justify cost
  39. RN

    RebeccaN87

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josephine is an elegant restaurant and has nice ambiance. I really enjoyed my omelette and lemon spritz. Highly recommend!
  40. LT

    LikeToDine

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, great service, wide array of options, and great ambience. Lighting was a bit too low, but certainly not a detractor.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Josephine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Josephine is rated 4.7 stars by 2845 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Josephine

2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Elmwood Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking is available behind the restaurant in the upper lot marked with "parking for Josephine" signs. There is street parking as well in the surrounding area. Valet not available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andy Little

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 292-7766

  • Private party facilities

    Our semi-private dining room holds up to 22 guests. We do require a food and beverage minimum depending on the day of week. Please email JosephineEvents@CommunityHopsitality for more information.

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