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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 #269 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Reston, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A friend in our group chose Chez Josephine's as a dining spot & he was spot on. What a beautiful little gem. The atmosphere was very comfortable & a bit over the top but then so was Josephine. The food was exquisite. For our meal we had the escargots - fantastic! - the country pate melted in your mouth and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Before coming to New York I called up Chez Josephine Restaurant to make reservations for dinner as I wanted to make sure I can reserve a table right across the piano player. I wanted to have the same wonderful experience I had last year when I had dinner at Chez Josephine. It was lovely. It was Saturday evening and the... More

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Gilmer, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Chez Josephine was a wonderful Restsurant. We were greeted when we first entered and were catered to until we walked out the door. Exceptional waitstaff, great food, wonderful piano player , nice atmosphere, not too noisy (even though we sat very close to the piano). Courteous wait staff and the owner came by our table several times to check on... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Like most, we were going to a show that evening and they made it doable and without stress. Food certainly good, atmosphere also and the same for service. Overall a good experience and though a bit pricey, it is part of the deal when you go out into that world of Broadway shows and such. I guess it will be... More

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We made our reservations in what we thought was plenty of time before theatre. THEN, found out that theatre started at 7:30, not 8:00. Furthermore, traffic to the theatre district was horrendous so we knew we were not going to arrive early. We called and then said not to worry, they'd be waiting for us and all would be fine.... More

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Floral Park, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I went here solely because it is located just outside Playwrights Horizons, where we were seeing a show after dinner. We were pleasantly surprised! I reserve 5 stars for my top favorites ever, so I mean well with the 4; my filet mignon was terrific. The service was very attentive, and they accommodated our desire to get... More

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Alexandria, VA
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507 reviews 507 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here after a matinee theater showing of Rocky. Rocky was spectacular. Unfortunately Chez Josephine was not. First, it is a very challenging place to visit because the piano player does not know the work softly. Second, 2 out of 4 of us definitely did not like the food. My wife was particularly unimpressed with a noodle and sauce... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a great dinner w/ our daughters upon a recommendation from a sales clerk. Great atmosphere and charm. In the theater district & she said you can sometimes see performers dinning there after their show. Food was incredible and service was great. Highly recommend it!

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paoli, in
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner last week here. I had the fish special it was prepared perfectly. Nice wine selection. I will be back. Very nice place.

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San Diego, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I love this place. Great food and even better atmosphere. The proprietor Jean Claude is an amazing guy who runs this wonderful place he even stopped by our table and sat with us for a bit. My favorite dish was the special lobster salad (I hope this is on the menu next time I eat here). Love the live music... More

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