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Josie's West

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Upper West Side
American, Vegetarian, Healthy
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300 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023 (74th Street)
1, 2 & 3 trains to 72nd St, M104 bus to Broadway/73rd St, and M11 bus to Amsterdam Ave/72nd St.
(212) 769-1212
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Friendly fun & fabulous for you, Josie's West serves the best in New...
Friendly fun & fabulous for you, Josie's West serves the best in New American cuisine. An Upper West Side beacon featuring healthful & wholesome ingredients, this original neighborhood favorite delights in dishing up delicious lunch, dinner and brunch with an air of pep and spirit. With attention to detail and focus on satisfaction, Josie's excites and amuses all diners.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Healthy Options at Reasonable Price

I started with a creamy squash soup which was very good and much larger than expected. I really could have had that for my meal. The edamame and the dumplings were also good. My BF enjoyed the meatless meatloaf which was a unique option.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Russell-UP
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was our third annual trip to NY, each time staying at Hotel Beacon. Josie's is on the opposite corner of the same block, so it has been our super-convenient go-to restaurant the first night of our trip, after sitting for over an hour in the line to get through Lincoln Tunnel from Newark Airport. The food has always been... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews 220 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I started with a creamy squash soup which was very good and much larger than expected. I really could have had that for my meal. The edamame and the dumplings were also good. My BF enjoyed the meatless meatloaf which was a unique option.

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Chester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had an hour to dine just before a show at the Beacon Theatre.. Place was very busy, but the waitress was quick to serve us in a most delightful way. Offering suggestions, we quickly ordered glasses of cabernet (excellent), one of the fish specials, (a white flaky fish encrusted with a nut of some kind and pan seared to perfection)... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What an interesting place! Very nice shrimp and veggies over brown rice. But what really wowed me was my husband's steak. Tender. Oooooh. And perfectly seasoned. Love the philosophy of this restaurant and the nice staff. Don't let the 50's decor fool you. There is nothing plastic about the genuine good food here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Casual, but nice atmosphere. Friendly, attentive service. I arrived a few minutes earlier than my friend, but they seated me anyway, which I appreciated. The menu has a wide variety of "American food" options, with lots of vegetarian and vegan choices too. I had the prix fixe menu for about $32--a real bargain! I started with Grandma's free-range chicken soup... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We originally had reservations that we had to cancel as we couldn't get there in time but we showed up an hour later without reservations and there was table available for us. We were attending a concert at Beacon Theatre around the corner so time was limited but the food arrived timely and piping hot. Turkey burger was excellent, Angel... More 

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Fishkill
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Josie's is a popular place with locals on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Tourists who frequent Lincoln Center also make the effort to walk uptown the handful of streets to indulge. The service is very cordial and welcoming. The food is varied and home-cooked. The prices are reasonable. Highly recommend!

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upstate New york
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I made the mistake of ordering something really healthy but wasn't in the mood for. It was the vegetarian meatloaf which was very good but I wished I had just done a steak. My husband liked his steak and meal. Atmosphere is casual and you can either go dressy or not. Waiter was wonderful and service was very fast. Drinks... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Excellent service + very friendly. Food arrived in a timely manner and cooked to order. Menu was good mix of vegetarian options and traditional food with good flavor upgrades.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Josie's food is great. It is a great neighborhood spot with good food and service. Typical of New York dining within your own area of town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10023
    (74th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2 & 3 trains to 72nd St, M104 bus to Broadway/73rd St, and M11 bus to Amsterdam Ave/72nd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 769-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Friendly fun & fabulous for you, Josie's West serves the best in New American cuisine. An Upper West Side beacon featuring healthful & wholesome ingredients, this original neighborhood favorite delights in dishing up delicious lunch, dinner and brunch with an air of pep and spirit. With attention to detail and focus on satisfaction, Josie's excites and amuses all diners.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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