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Chez Josephine

414 W 42nd St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10036-6806 (Hell's Kitchen)
212-594-1925
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Ranked #389 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Cross street: Between 9th and 10th Aves.
Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S & W trains to Times Square-42nd Street, and A, C & E trains to Port Authority-42nd Street.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Trussville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I felt like I was the only diner in the place. The service was amazing and the food outstanding. I love that the owner seats everyone and personally thanks everyone for coming. I never wanted to leave.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The service was terrible. The tables on either side of us ordered after we did and had completed their meals before ours arrived. My friend enjoyed the duck; however, my salmon must have been sitting in the kitchen while they went hunting for the duck! It was barely warm and bland. How do you screw up salmon?

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ambiance and setting is perfect, food was great, staff was wonderful!!! Hope to revisit again, highly suggestive!!

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Pennsylvania, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Reviews from a number of sources appeared quite good so it was an obvious choice because of walking distance from our hotel. The ambiance is fine, piano music was pleasant, and waiter seemed quite good at first. We tried the striped bass special and the tiger shrimp and risotto. We returned to the striped bass as it was undercooked, the... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is named for and still operated by the family of Josephine Baker whose painting adorns the wall.It offers a varied menu of very good dishes. The music of the piano player is pleasant and subdued as he plays pieces from musicals from the past and the like.The service is pleasant and efficient. The place has the feel of... More

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Austin, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant - wonderful ambience, good food, great service. Can recommend the spaghetti (Josephine's favorite). The bread could have been better. Where are the hard crust French rolls with soft interior and soft butter? The wine list was more than adequate; we found a bottle of wine that we had not had for years. Yum!... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had seen a couple of adverts for the restaurant and only went as it was close by but what a great decision. Very attentive staff, a wonderful intimate restaurant with excellent food. If you want a quality restaurant with reasonable prices in Central NYC then this is worth a visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

On a recent trip to NYC we decided to try out this little restaurant in the Theatre District. My husband, myself and our two boys found the food to be delicious! Although the gentleman who brought us our drinks was not very friendly our actual server was fabulous and gave us good recommendations. The story of Josephine is interesting and... More

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Sparta, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

There were many good reviews out there for this restaurant but I was disappointed. The escargot was tough and very salty. The selection of choices is poor and not very french. Filet mignon with "pommel frites" does not a French restaurant. Please, it was simply french fries… and not very good ones to boot. The service was good.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Jean Claude is the man! Chez Josephine is my favorite restaurant in all of NYC. The food is absolutely amazing!

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