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Josephine

4.7
4.7
2753 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

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Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • House-Made Cope's Style Cornbread$16.00

    cultured butter, sea salt

    • Beef Tongue$19.00

      caramelized onion, horseradish sauce, milk bread

      • Tarte Flambée$19.00

        Benton's bacon, fromage blanc, hinkelhatz chili oil

        • Bloomy Rind Cheese Plate$23.00

          Mutti's salted walnuts, apple butter, country bread

          • Nashville Hot Scrapple Lettuce Wraps$17.00

            smoked Duke's mayo, pickles

            • Country Ham Rillettes$18.00

              half sour pickles, smoked onion crispies, potato rolls

              • Cream of Crab Soup$18.00

                celery, Old Bay

                • Duck Fat Hash Browns$22.00

                  black truffle dip

                  Vegetables

                  • Greener Roots Lettuce$16.00

                    sunflower seeds, almonds, mustard vinaigrette

                    • Rally Salad$16.00

                      radish, bacon, croutons, buttermilk ranch, chive

                      • Brussels Sprouts$19.00

                        orange, dried cherry, peanut vinaigrette, rye crumb

                        Meat and Fish

                        • Scallops$39.00

                          celery root chowder, grilled shiitake, smoked onion

                          • Ora King Salmon$38.00

                            pomme puree, root vegetables, lardons, red wine sauce

                            • Swordfish$38.00

                              warm potato salad, truffle vinaigrette

                              • Bavette Steak*$39.00

                                french fries, au poivre sauce

                                • Crispy Pork Belly$32.00

                                  cassoulet, bread crumb

                                  • Josephine Chicken for 2$70.00

                                    crispy potato, kale, grilled onion vinaigrette

                                    • Glazed Beef Cheeks$34.00

                                      horseradish risotto, rye crumb

                                      • Border Springs Lamb Bolognese$33.00

                                        house made pappardelle, Grana Padano

                                        Last updated: March 1, 2022

                                        What 2,753 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
                                        • 4.7Service
                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                        • 4.4Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Central Coast

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful service and ambiance

                                        2. T

                                          Tomxxx

                                          E. Tennessee

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food and drinks were exceptionally good, and the salads could not have been better. Cost a little more than usual, but it was definitely a cut above even the best you might expect. So it was worth the extra expense.

                                        3. MB

                                          MagaBot

                                          Nashville

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Good place nice brunch and bar service. Food very good

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Hawaii

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                          Disappointing. Food was mediocre at best

                                        5. DH

                                          DonaldH

                                          Naples

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Comfortable atmosphere with an excellent selection of well prepared cocktails with outstanding appetizer and entre selection. Above par. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend for an upscale dining experience at a reasonable price.

                                        6. B

                                          Bongout

                                          Los Angeles

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Lovely dinner with the most delicious food. Definitely recommend.

                                        7. S

                                          Sarah

                                          Savannah

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                          overall5food4service3ambience5

                                          Our dinner was well paced and delicious. We could tell early that our waitress was bothered with our bubbly personalities, however she remained respectful. I would say she did the bare minimum, but due to the price of dinner, she did not miss out on her tip because of this. We were a group of 4 women and we would return, requesting a different server if we were matched with her again. Side note: Medium Rare at Josephine is Rare. Order Medium if you expect a "Medium Rare" result in your steak.

                                        8. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Phoenix

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Food was wonderful. We were sat in the inside/outside room and it was slightly chilly but otherwise an exceptional experience!

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Nashville

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Mother’s Day dinner. Everything was great. Our server was awesome. The chicken and swordfish were delicious. The kale was nearly raw and sandy. It needed to be cleaned better and according to the menu, should have been crispy. Overall a good experience.

                                        10. BR

                                          BRIANM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We have had some of the best quality meals ever in this place. Portions are "European." If you're expecting to be satisfied with a perfectly reasonable amount of very high quality food, with room for appetizers and dessert, you will be happy. If, however, you think "expensive" means portion sizes where you struggle to consume your bread pudding after your 48 oz. steak and baked potato and then feel like you need to be carried from the table, then this place may not be for you.

                                        11. P

                                          Petri

                                          Atlanta

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Took my wife here for Mother’s Day. Food & service was outstanding. Would definitely dine here again.

                                        12. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Mother’s Day Brunch Great food - want to try dinner too - very loud for Sunday 12:30 Loved everything

                                        13. JP

                                          JPC13

                                          Nashville

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          For Mother's Day, I enjoyed the steak and eggs, all cooked perfectly and those fries! Hubby had fried chicken sandwich, half of which he brought home and our son enjoyed the excellent hamburger. We ordered the biscuits which were ok (fill up on the mains). Server was wonderful (wish I could remember her name). We love Josephine; you can never go wrong.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          Came for brunch after seeing Josephine listed on many of the best of Nashville lists. I suspect dinner may be a bit better, but for brunch the options were rather standard. My chicken and waffle was just ok, would no recommend. The biscuits and gravy were excellent, but not worth the Uber out to this area. They neighborhood itself was adorable and was fun just to wander around after brunch.

                                        15. TR

                                          TheReasonableMan

                                          Nashville

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Best chicken dish in town!

                                        16. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          College Graduation. It was fabulous!

                                        17. CN

                                          CharNashvegas

                                          New York Area

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Nice for a special occasion. Went for an early Mother’s Day dinner. Our server was very helpful and attentive. The Crab soup was served warm, if that. And it was immediately replaced with a hot cup. It was delicious. Everything else was severed perfectly. Drinks took a bit long, bar was busy. Espresso martini was delicious. We had the swordfish, escargot and Porkchop. And I would rank them in that order, but all were very good.

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Nashville

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall2food2service4ambience4

                                          Food was cold.

                                        19. B

                                          Brandy

                                          Los Angeles

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Best cheeseburger we’ve had in a while, and the service from Danielle our server was amazing! She made our first time there that much more enjoyable.

                                        20. p

                                          patrick

                                          Nashville

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great date night. Definitely will come back. Best Brussel sprouts in town!!

                                        21. CM

                                          CMFuller

                                          Las Vegas

                                          24 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We arrived early and were seated in quiet room off the main dining/bar area. Drinks and food were delicious!

                                        22. BS

                                          BrSa

                                          Nashville

                                          16 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          16 reviews

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          We had 4 courses every course was outstanding except for the main entrée it was just ok . But the salads… we had two different and they were outstanding.

                                        23. TT

                                          TTechson

                                          Nashville

                                          18 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          18 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very nice and efficient server. Food is very well prepared. Dining on 12 South is fun!

                                        24. AC

                                          AnifaC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I loved everything about this place very friendly and polite. Service was wonderful and attentive. Highly recommend this place.

                                        25. JS

                                          JohnS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food, Great Service Great Atmosphere. The staff was friendly and they had a great selection of options for my family.

                                        26. J

                                          Jojo

                                          Nashville

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Celebrating two birthdays with friends! Service, food, atmosphere all exceeding expectations!! Suck fat hash browns, cheese plate, chicken, halibut, warm chocolate chip cookies…DELICIOUS!!!!

                                        27. AJ

                                          AnnJ

                                          Chicago

                                          137 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          137 reviews

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food, service and drinks! Beautiful setting. Loved our brunch!

                                        28. S

                                          Sheila

                                          Louisville

                                          4 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                          Great service and atmosphere but the food is extremely salty.

                                        29. TC

                                          TonyC

                                          Nashville

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Good service and good quality food would definitely recommend.

                                        30. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          14 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          14 reviews

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and vibe for a girls HH

                                        31. BT

                                          BeenThere

                                          Denver

                                          56 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          56 reviews

                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful meal, Weds night pricing on wine a great surprise. Attentive and patient server. Lamb bolognese fab.

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall2food3service1ambience2

                                          Nice restaurant but we came for Easter brunch and were rushed through by the staff. For a holiday, you look forward to an enjoyable experience but we were literally in and out in 45 minutes.

                                        33. TT

                                          ToniT

                                          New Orleans

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was very good with nice fresh ingredients. The server was pleasant and attentive.

                                        34. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Nashville

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We only come to Josephine on Saturday nights and ONLY have Shannon serve us. We LOVE it at Josephine!

                                        35. O

                                          Okara488

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          Good spirits list. Food was good, but definitely not great. Tried almost everything on the menu.

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Was able to make a short notice reservation, and was so thankful. Service was excellent as was the food. It is a little loud, but not a problem.

                                        37. DL

                                          DeniseL

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service, atmosphere, dinner.... just perfect!

                                        38. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Nashville

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall2food2service4ambience2

                                          The price is not at all worth the taste of the food nor the portion size. Ambience was very average. Service was very good though.

                                        39. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                          Nice service small menu great audience great noise level

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I can't say enough good things about the staff at Josephine. Knowledgeable bartenders, great waiter (can't remember his name, but he was from Philadelphia). Just a wonderful experience all around.

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized 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 2753 OpenTable diners.

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

                                        Make a reservation

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                                        Booked 48 times today

                                        Order delivery or takeout

                                        Delivery

                                        • Logo image for Postmates
                                        Google Map for Josephine

                                        2316 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Elmwood Ave

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          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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