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Josephine Estelle

4.4
4.4
2058 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Josephine Estelle is an osteria from James Beard Award-nominated chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, and showcases their signature culinary style of combining the craft-centric philosophy of Italian cooking with flavors of the American South. Our seasonal menu--available daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch--offers a wide range of farm-fresh, regional ingredients, with a special emphasis on house-made pastas. Other popular dishes include our meatballs, Gulf fish, steak, chicken biscuit, beef tartare, and the famed John T Burger.

Complementing the menu is a choice selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beer and wine. Our wine list emphasizes Italian and American wines.

We have breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, along with brunch on the weekends.

Now offering take out and deliveries from Uber Eats.

Josephine Estelle was named to both Bon Appetit and Southern Living's 2016 "Best New Restaurants" li

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Regional American (Southern), Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Wed–Fri 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 930-3070

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross Street

    Lafayette St.

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.

  • Entertainment

    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Healthy

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  1. MP

    MarthaP

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very helpful and had excellent suggestions.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I noted that my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and it wasn’t acknowledged. What’s the point of asking the question?

    Josephine EstelleResponded 3 days agoHi there, We’re sorry that we missed your anniversary! The issue has been addressed with our staff and hopefully we’ll get a chance to throw you a little after-party. Thank you for your feedback!

  3. H

    Hope4future

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was disappointed this time for Sunday Brunch. Lukewarm food, from eggs to potatoes to biscuits (butter wouldn't even melt.) $10 mimosa that was just a glass of orange juice with a splash of champagne, bloody mary served in tall cocktail glass was light orange and mostly ice . Server was nice, so tipped her 20%, but I just found quality sorely lacking. Loved the place before now.

    Josephine EstelleResponded 3 days agoHi Hope4future, We are sad to see that you had so many issues with our food and beverages. Your feedback has been addressed with our teams and hopefully your next experience will be amazing! Thank you so much again for the valuable feedback that you provided!

  4. KA

    KramerA

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and vibe. Great service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The food was fantastic, drinks incredible, and our server was so sweet!
  6. SH

    ShannonH

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    They were out of half of everything we ordered. That’s understandable at this time but we ordered appetizers and they never came out. When our food came out an hour later it was good but nothing great. I ordered ice tea and it was awful. It was dark and cloudy and looked like it was old. I tasted it and it was horrible. We were there for lunch and it took us 1 1/2 hours. They never apologized for not bringing our appetizers out.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hello ShannonH, We are saddened to see that your experience wasn’t all that we work towards tirelessly. Your feedback has been shared with our appropriate teams and we hope to see you again in the near future -minus the negative experience. Feel free to let us know if you plan on another visit to our restaurant!

  7. JW

    JoshuaW

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Unfortunately the restaurant is under staffed.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hi JoshuaW, Thank you for the review and sorry to see that you felt that way.

  8. LD

    LoganD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Had a table next to us with 3 kids yelling, playing hide n seek, climbing on the tables, chairs and booths, even running around. The parents DID. NOT. CARE. and the staff didn’t say anything everyone around us was beyond frustrated. Plus the pasta was slightly undercooked, maybe on purpose, I don’t know. The portion was tiny for the price though. And mine tasted like they put loads of ground pepper on it. The cheese board we got, sadly was the biggest let down. 3 quarter sized pieces of cheese and a couple pieces of 3 meats, then some like fruit, for that price…??? Yea this place is not at all worth the value I’m sorry.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hi LoganD, We are sad to see that you had a negative experience with us. Your feedback has been shared with our Teams and hopefully we will have the pleasure to seeing you again in the future.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hi there stranger, Thank you very much for the review! Your forever friends @ Josephine Estelle

  10. JI

    JIbanFoodie

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great espresso martini's, great food. Small portion sizes for entrees. Service was okay.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hi JlbanFoodie, Thank you for the review! Would you be willing to share with us why the service was lacking? 😊

  11. JK

    JosephK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I've been to Josephine Estelle prior to the pandemic and found it excellent. On this visit, the waiter didn't know anything about the wines, couldn't find the bottles I requested, and then brought me a bottle from the by the glass list telling me it was in the same price range as those I requested. I did get to sample it and it was fine. However, it turns out the bottle was $80 and I was looking at bottles at $60-$70. Moreover, when he opened a new bottle to serve the table he used the same glass for me that he used for the sample. He should have brought a new glass. The waiter was polite and fine in other matters, but he is clearly not trained and that is the fault of management, not the waiter. The pastas my party and I ordered were okay, but they were served with grated cheese already on them. I've never seen this done at a respectable Italian restaurant. Cheese is always grated at the table. The fettuccini was too thick and apparently packaged and not freshly made. I make a better meat ragu and better pasta noodles. The deserts were excellent. Overall, it was a disappointment. The restaurant has declined and I won't return.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hi JosephK, Sorry for the unfortunate experience that you had made with us. We always strive to work hard so that our guests don’t have to. Your concerns have been forwarded to the corresponding Teams and hopefully we can welcome you again in the future.

  12. R

    Rene

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on September 10, 2022Hi Rene, Thank you kindly for the Great review!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I used to LOVE this place. The food has gone so far downhill and so has the service. The menu is tiny. The cheese plate used to be amazing and now comes out on a regular plate rather with three small chunks of cheese I could have bought at a grocery store.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 31, 2022Hello there, We are truly saddened by your feedback! We will relay your feedback to our culinary team for review, but we would also love to hear more details about your service experience. Thank you for your feedback and time.

  14. MG

    MichelleG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was disappointing. Four people, four different dishes, none would be ordered again. Server tried to rush us even though the restaurant was empty and we’d already told her we were headed to the game (wouldn’t be hogging the table once dinner crowd came in). Will not recommend or return.

    Josephine EstelleResponded 3 days agoHello MichelleG, We are sad to see that you encountered so many unusual hiccups with us that day. Your concerns have been shared with the appropriate teams so that experiences, such as yours, won’t be a repeat. Again, we are sorry and appreciate your feedback! Hopefully you’ll reconsider in the future and give us another chance.

  15. LT

    LisaTN

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. The osso bucco was amazing. As was the peach dessert.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 21, 2022LisaTN, Such kind words is the reason why our Osso Bucco tastes so great! And I think you know my opinion of our Peach Semifredo… 😍

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great ambiance and service. I loved my cocktail- East of Venice. It was refreshing and light. The food menu seemed a bit limited. I chose the spaghetti with gulf shrimp. Pasta was delicious, but the shrimp was very salty. Desserts were great- especially the peanut butter bundido.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 21, 2022Hi and thanks for the great review and thanks for the feedback!

  17. G

    Gertrude

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time at Josephine Estelle. The dishes were yummy and our server Marsha was excellent!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 21, 2022Super review! Thank you so much for the kind words and yes, Marsha is awesome!

  18. n

    none

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We used to love the cacio e pepe but this time it wasn’t great. Felt rushed but the place had only about 10 tables busy. Just felt wrong

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hello none, We are very sad to see that one of our bestsellers was off during your visit. Would you be so kind to elaborate for us? Also, we do apologize if you felt rushed as we never intended for that to occur. Would you happen to remember who your server was? Again, very sorry 😢

  19. E

    Enrique

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant is set in the lobby of beautiful hotel in New Orleans. The service was pretty good and although the pasta was Ok it was nothing but just Ok.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hello Enrique, We are sorry to see that your dining experience was not to your liking. Could you please elaborate on what it was that you disliked so that we can share this feedback with our team? Thank you very much for your time.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The oyster appetizer was very very disappointing I would not recommend ordering these. Our server was not good at all either, we had another server actually come and fill our drinks and give recommendations on menu items because our actual server was not attentive or knowledgeable. The food was outstanding I really really enjoyed the osso bucco and fettuccini. The lamb was to die for.
  21. EK

    ElizabethK

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Not great meatballs but delicious romaine salad and yummy pasta!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hello ElizabethK, Thank you very much for the great review and feedback! Rest assured that all feedback gets shared and we apologize that your meatballs weren’t to your liking.

  22. a

    ashleyt

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Ambiance and service was good but the food was average.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hi ashleyt, So sad to see that your food wasn’t to your liking. We would love to hear more details about your experience so that we can relay notes to our culinary team. Thank you for your time!

  23. C

    Cess

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The coolinary meal was delicious and the perfect amount of food!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hi Cess, And thank you for the great review! We will gladly share this with our kitchen staff.

  24. F

    Fred

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We specifically made the reservation to eat the coolinary menu, and they were already out at our 6:30 reservation. Several other items were sold out as well. Very disappointed.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hi Fred, We do apologize for the disappointment you encountered with us. Thank you for the feedback!

  25. D

    Dkap

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband has a love of whiskey and the bartender Ken, did as well. Wonderful conversation ensued. The food was great. We all enjoyed are meals. Great place!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hello Dkap, Super great review! I will gladly share this with our hardworking team!

  26. GR

    GayleR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing and beautifully presented. The service was friendly but professional and perfection! We will definitely recommend this to our fellow New Orleanians!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hello GayleR, Thank you so much for the great review! Do you remember your servers name? We love to reward our hard working team! Again, thank you so much!

  27. V

    Vincent

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaime and the entire staff at Josephine continue to provide the best service in the city. On top of that, the food is exceptional -- peanut butter budino is the best dessert in the city.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hi there Vincent, We love to hear compliments! Our desserts are top-notch and I’ll gladly share that with our Pastry Chef!

  28. E

    Emily

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The coolinary menu was absolutely amazing. Beautiful place with attentive staff. Adam was an excellent server and so on top of everything. Well run restaurant with great food and great service. Not much more you could ask for.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hello Emily, You’ve actually left us speechless with your review. So happy to hear and we’ll gladly share your praises with your server! Thank you again for the review!

  29. E

    Easyliving

    New Orleans

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are locals and dined for breakfast on Sunday morning; greeting, service, and menu were terrific, friendly, professional, and fast. Highly recommended!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Easyliving, We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your brunch with us. Would you by chance remember staff names? We love paying forward compliments such as yours. Thank you 😊

  30. KL

    KokyLo

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner with friends! Our waitress made our experience superb with her personality and attention to detail. My shrimp pasta was delicious as it was the Caesar salad. I thoroughly enjoyed the roasted oysters as well. Thanks for an amazing evening, keep up the great work and we will come back anytime we are in the city!!!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on August 19, 2022Hi KokyLo, We love compliments and especially all our guests! Thank you so much for the kind words. Would you be able to remember your servers name? We love paying compliments forward cause that makes for a great team that we get to work with daily. Cheers

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing but our server was not very knowledgeable with the menu or the cheese boards

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 28, 2022Hello, Super happy to see that you liked our food, but sadly you encountered a hiccup. We love Feedback like yours as it helps us to improve our staff. I’ll be sending you another message with follow-up questions.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was big dank
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with excellent food. The soft shell crab was one of the best I've ever had and the osso bucco was falling off the bone delicious. This was our first time dining here and we will definitely be back.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 17, 2022Hello there, I got distracted by "Osso Bucco was falling off the bone delicious" that I almost forgotten why I was typing. From the very bottom of our combined heart: Thank you very much for the beautiful review :)

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service from beginning to end.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022Hello there Stranger, We are excited to hear that!! By chance, do you happen to remember your servers name so that we can share the great review?

  37. Y

    Yumm

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits!!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022Yumm, indeed! Thank you for the compliments!

  38. AL

    ArdenL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Josephine Estelle. It was good but not incredible. The restaurant is beautiful and was not crowded, even on a holiday weekend.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022Hi ArdenL, Thank you for the review. As we always strife to be at our top - we would love to hear any feedback you may have regarding your food experience.

  39. TM

    TracyM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was incredible. Maw Maw's gravy was the best dish at our table with the meatballs a close second. Everything else was still exceptional.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022TracyM, The meatballs will be my end someday! They are too good to be legally available. On another note, we are super excited to hear that you loved our Rigatoni!!! Some other dimensional soul-food for sure...

  40. CP

    CharlesP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine list and menu. Friendly and very helpful wait staff. A very enjoyable experience.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022CharlesP, We really appreciate the review! Out of curiosity, what yummy wine did you enjoy from our menu? Also, we would love to give a shout-out to this hero of a server in case you remember their name

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Josephine Estelle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Josephine Estelle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 930-3070.

Josephine Estelle is rated 4.4 stars by 2058 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 11 times today
Google Map for Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lafayette St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Wed–Fri 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Regional American (Southern), Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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