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Josephine

4.7
4.7
2814 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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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 2,814 people are saying

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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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. SD

    StacyD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. SF

    SouthernFoodie

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  3. EN

    EatNash

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    RebeccaN87

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Nashreader

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful and knowledgeable server. Each dish was tasty, our favorites being the corn agnolotti and refreshing lemon verbena ice cream.
  6. HC

    HarveyC

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In addition to fantastic service, the meal was great! We took advantage of the half bottle wine Wednesday. Our favorites are the duck fat hash browns - a must have, as well has the fish (halibut). Really enjoyed the sides and tuna! The beets are my favorite. The atmosphere was intimate and fun. We like that the menu changes often, with seasonal items.
  7. PM

    PatriciaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We were all looking forward to Josephine for a very important celebration. Somehow, from the moment we walked in, the vibe was off. Other than our great server Ashton, the rest of the staff seemed snooty and almost dismissive of us! Our drinks came right away but the food didn’t come for almost an hour and it was just okay. We asked for a simple grilled cheese sandwich for a young person in the party, and that was impossible. All In all, we would have been happy because we were together, but it wasn’t like the Josephine we had been to before.
  8. SH

    ScottH

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & Service. Didn’t love their wines by the glass options but otherwise great! Our server, Gabriel was very knowledgeable of the menu.
  9. NF

    NatoyaF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was so good. The issue was parking for the restaurant. The entire back lot was roped off and we weren’t able to park.
  10. K

    Kblake

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved the ambiance and service! The beet and heirloom salads were delicious and the best tastes we had in Nashville. There seems to be a strong interest in smoked onions in the dishes, which was overpowering.
  11. p

    patty

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Wonderful experience. What a gem of a restaurant. Attentive and knowledgeable server. Appetizers, main course, and wine were all fantastic. We will be back!
  12. j

    jumilo

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great service and some very delicious courses with inspiring combinations, as the salmon with crab and corn.
  13. L

    Lesh

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great go-to breakfast spot. The chicken and waffles were a little disappointing, but everything else was great! The peach stuffed pastry pockets were SOOOO GOOD!
  14. J

    Jason

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food has been getting worse, and portions smaller, over the last 4 months.
  15. L

    Lisa

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Josephine! The staff is kind and attentive and the food is fabulous. Thank you for a wonderful brunch. We will be back again!
  16. HK

    HeatherK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual. Peach pockets were the best part of the brunch!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Deeply disappointing experience. Every restaurant has an off night now and again. However, it is unforgivable for a server to be either uncaring or impotent to take control of a situation where his or her table is about to riot. Long ticket times. Inedible food. Absentee management. And a server who did the typical avoidance tactics. Our table of four former servers is telling you buyer beware! Skip Josephine’s!
  18. DS

    DianeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of nine in Nashville for a long weekend and we had a wonderful experience at Josephine's brunch! Our waitress (Zibby!) was wonderful, as was the food and the ambience. Food and drinks arrived quickly and although the restaurant was certainly busy it wasn't chaotic. We all walked away commenting on how great the experience was.
  19. PT

    PassingThrough

    Las Vegas

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite Nashville restaurants for brunch.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and cuisine !
  21. P

    Picksupthetab

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    My wife and i are neighborhood regulars and you are our “go to” for date nights as well as special family events and when entertaining friends, so please accept this feedback from a “Friend”. My wife and i had a date night last night and repeated a bad experience from 2 weeks ago when we entertained two other couples on a Thursday night. On 7/7 she had a piece of Cobia that was very very fishy and she wasn’t able to eat more then a few bites and really turned her stomach and wrapped up her evening in terms of eating or drinking anything else. Last night, I had the same experience with a piece of your salmon. She commented how fishy the place smelled when we walked in off the street and I was only able to choke down two bites of the salmon and spit out the experimental, exploratory third one. It looked normal, but was soft and so fishy I couldn’t eat any more then the first 2 bites, so suspect it was very old or had an opportunity to “turn”. We both eat fish for 5-6 meals a week at minimum and are used to eating a variety of fish in restaurants and also catching and preparing our own often. We will need to take a break for awhile after back to back experiences of getting something “turned”/spoiled on different random days, but felt like the house would want the feedback.
  22. M

    Marcsluv

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Nashville we ALWAYS come to Josephines. The upscale ambience is cozy and romantic. The unique food is delicious and adult beverages (old fashion) are superb. You must order the corn bread AND the ice-cream (large enough to share with 4😉😋). Our Waiter was very attentive but not intrusive...overall an excellent, fun filled evening with friends!
  23. l

    lovefood

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have wanted to go here for a while and it did not disappoint. Peach Pockets were amazing. We came for Sunday Brunch. Service and food excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Vibe is super cute for 12 South - a nicer spot than most out there. Food is divine… farm to table fresh and good drinks to pair. Loved the atmosphere and decor as well. Overall, would recommend and go again! Also, our server Kyle was extraordinary - very helpful and great service!!
  25. SJ

    SpencerJ

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! We had the corner booth and loved the atmosphere. Our waiter was incredible, well informed, and helpful throughout the meal without being intrusive. The food was delicious. I would absolutely recommend Josephine to a friend.
  26. MM

    MaryM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Food was fresh and creatively presented . We had the Salmon and Barvette Steak. Both cooked perfectly. The Duck Fat Hashbrowns were delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Not crowded, but still took more than 10 minutes just get water and coffee, more than an hour to get our food, and forgot about the drink order. Overall not worth the wait.
  28. D

    Datespot2

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome and super delish!! Super fresh food and our service was perfect! Thank you so much!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved this restaurant. The service was spectacular from the hostess taking our picture outside to our server recommending the best dishes (chicken for 2 and the heirloom tomatoes). Best kale salad I’ve ever had.
  30. D

    Denald

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the girls College graduation celebration and we couldn’t think of a better place. The recommendations and food were perfect. Our waiter was spot on with everything he suggested. Yep, will go again.
  31. KL

    KellyL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, creative cocktails and absolutely amazing service.
  32. DB

    DariaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We went for brunch & thought the food was just ok. We got the crab cake salad & the benedict. The cappuccino was outstanding though!
  33. t

    tagimit

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was excellent. He provided great food choices.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had never been here before, and we are trying to branch out and try new restaurants in the area. I invited my boyfriends parents and we all absolutely loved it. Our server was Taylor and he was amazing as well! Super attentive, able to answer all questions, and very outgoing. We will definitely be coming back!
  35. LK

    LaurenK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Not a place you will have an empty glass! After reading some recent reviews, we were a little apprehensive about the portions being too small, but this was not the case at all. My husband and I who are not typically small eaters split an appetizer (scrapple - delicious!), each ordered an entree (salmon and pork neck - both AMAZING!) and left feeling full. The cocktails were also beautifully crafted! Great for a special occasion/date night!
  36. JJ

    JohnJ

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, overall. Definitely pricey for what you get but everything tasted good. One of those snooty chef places where they insist you order everything all at once so "the chef can properly time everything" which annoys me on principal. But overall good food and a decent experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious but an extraordinarily long wait for our meals--it was fresh and well prepared
  38. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time at Josephine. I had the eggs Benedict…they were only Luke warm…that’s my only knock, and why they get 4/5…flavor was just fantastic though. My wife had the biscuits n’ gravy…also excellent. Mimosa was good, Bloody Mary excellent! Out of towners, but if ever back in Nashville would come again and definitely recommend to anyone. We went for brunch…would live to try dinner.
  39. DJ

    DavidJ

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Server was knowledgeable about the wine list and the entrees which helped with deciding. Swordfish was excellent as was the bavette steak and frites.
  40. C

    Carolk

    Memphis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I was really excited for this restaurant experience but very disappointed with the quality of the entrees. The salmon was unbearable salty. And the escargot was overly lemony with a overbearing earthy taste. The cornbread app was good as was the pie dessert. The Whoopi pie was dry and the lemon tart was too fluffy, but well balanced flavors.

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 2814 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 42 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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