We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worst dinner ever!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Josef

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Josef
6860 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-7418
815-282-3400
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #63 of 310 restaurants in Rockford
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Rockford, Illinois
1 review
“Worst dinner ever!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Went there Monday night for dinner. Lobster was overcooked & rubbery, & drinks very watered down. Bad value for the amount of money. Not in hurry to return there soon.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
    15
    10
    4
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
chicago
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful grilled Lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Love this place- elegant.. great service.. fabulous food at decent prices! Went here for my Wedding Anniversary and was so happy we did! try it the selection is wonderful!

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Freeport, Illinois
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Best food in Rockford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I love the bar, and if I went back I would eat in the bar instead of the restaurant. It just felt cozier. I loved the fact that if you did not like the potatoes that came with the meal, substitute, no extra charge. The meal was cooked to perfection and served fabulously. Every thing was just right. cocktails were great and not terrible overpriced. Very nice atmosphere and by the looks of it a great place for a birthday celebration as I saw lots of sparklers arriving on the desserts.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best meal in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

In an area known for fried food and cheese, Josef was a brilliant change! The menu is primarily seafood and steak with a Caribbean flare. I had halibut on champagne risotto and it was spectacular. One of the best meals I had in a long time. Highly recommended!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belvidere, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Many Happy Birthdays here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

One of our favorite places to celebrate family birthdays. Superb wine list, awesome fresh fish choices, great ambience. Highly recommended.

Visited March 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Josef also viewed

 

Been to Josef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Josef, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.