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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
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, good service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Kim S
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Toronto, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I used to go to Josie's on average once every two months when I used to stay in the Upper West Side for business. I used to love their San Peter's fish, which was delicious....until they took it off the menu for some strange and unknown reason. nevertheless, I was in the UWS with a friend and we decided to... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

They had a very different menu which included vegetarian food. The service was great would recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We decided to go here for a meal on our last night in the city. Fantastic and efficient service, really helpful staff and an interesting menu. The food was tasty too! Would definitely recommend to others wanting delicious food and value for money.

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Knutsford
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited here after seeing the various reviews but to be honest it was not worth the money. Food was very average and the bill over the top. Lots of other places which are better. Benefits from being opposite the Beacon Theater

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

Things to do Nearby

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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