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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Service that exceeds!
1. Service that exceeds!
"Excellent service,friendly, informative. Steak was outstanding! "
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2. Superb USDA Prime Steak
2. Superb USDA Prime Steak
"Waiters were top shelf. Good Manhatten drinks. Nice wine choices"
Jim B
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3. Would give 6 stars if I could!
3. Would give 6 stars if I could!
"I'd give this place 6 stars if I could. We had the most wonderful time"
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About
For 15 years, Joseph Kustra worked at the famous Peter Lugar Steakhouse in Brooklyn, NY. In 1995, he set off on his own adventure, creating Tollgate Steakhouse in Mamaroneck, New York. He then saw a wonderful opportunity in Bridgeport, Connecticut and opened Joseph's Steakhouse in November 2000. Join us for an afternoon or evening of relaxed elegance, sumptuous cuisine and exceptional service. Joseph's menu of USDA dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and award winning wines will surely impress! Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. With many awards and accolades under his belt, Joseph has
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eating here had to be one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Service was excellent and the Porterhouse was superb. Our server Johnathon added to the evening with his comical demeanor. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

A gem in Downtown Bridgeport. Our group of 4 shared a salad, 2 ribeyes, and sides. All perfectly prepared and delicious. Ordered steak medium rare and it was actually medium rare. Service was friendly and impeccable. My only complaint is they need to update their...listing on Open Table. We were expecting outdoor seating and were told they no longer offer it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

After a full day of meetings, we were looking a good dinner and selected Joseph's Steakhouse. Located in downtown Bridgeport, the atmosphere reminded me of a classic New York City Steakhouse. Some walls were wood others were brick. We were seated promptly. Our waiter was...classic New York, personable and informative. He shared with us a bit of restaurant history. Joseph's is a reflection of the historic Peter Lugar's in NYC. We ordered the classic Ribeye and Sirloin steaks. They were fantastic!!! If you cannot get to NYC, get to Bridgeport.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

My recent trip to Joseph's was my second time there. I had been wanting to go back for a couple of years because my first experience there was had me dying to return. Appetizer...I went with the tomato, fresh mozz, and basil. I had this...last time as well and wanted to try it again. It absolutely was as good as I remembered it. I highly recommend this appetizer. I had a glass of Malbec to drink with the app and dinner and it paired perfectly. Dinner...we had the porterhouse for two. I love the scalding hot plates that come out and the sizzling steak that is cooked to perfection. I am one who does not like meat over seasoned and I like it with it's natural flavor. It was entirely worth it. Dessert...I had the cheesecake. It was not house made, but that did not matter. It was the best I have ever had. The cream is house made and it also was one of the top I've ever had. I had an espresso and a glass of sambuca to pair with it. My favorite part...the service. The ambience is very old school and so is the decor. The servers not only deliver the food to your table, but also put it on your plate. I love it. Excellent service as I remembered the first time as well. My least favorite part....the price, but you know this walking in. As much as I love this restaurant, I cannot go there often. For two people that had one app, porterhouse steak, dessert and a drink, it was a $300.00 bill after tip. It is not in my budget to eat like that so it is truly a treat when I get to go. I do highly recommend Joseph's Steakhouse!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Overall, a great experience. Service was attentive and professional. This is a classic steakhouse. Ribeye ($56) was flavorful and cooked perfectly. Also, barely any salt, just pure flavor. Filet mignon ($54) was outstanding; was tender and melted like butter. For sides, roasted potatoes were very...good; Mac cheese lacked flavor. Dessert, crème brûlée was big enough for 3 and also very good. Prices are on the high side, but overall, a great experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

Finally after 20 years!! Delicious steak and sides. À la cart is the way of the menu here and boy is it expensive. It was a treat for my sister for my birthday and boy did I savor each moment of it. Clean, ample seating...professional waiter and top-notch. That said I’ll probably never be able to afford this again ha ha!! A must go at least once in your life. Parking lot is to the left of the building.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

I really wanted to be able to give a better review, but after taking a few days after we dined to not have a knee jerk reaction, I settled on the two stars. To start off the restaurant was not very busy so there is...no excuse for a lack of service. While we dined it almost felt like if we were an inconvenience. Our server barely recognized us and barely even spoke with us. We went to celebrate my son’s birthday but he wouldn’t have known because he barely spoke with us. For starters we placed an order for the thick bacon. I was sort of shocked to have the bacon served to us in several pieces as opposed to just the slab of bacon being brought to the table. It was already pre-cut. For our entrees we ordered the Porterhouse for two and a order of lamb chops. Everything was cooked at the right temperature but the steak was just average. When I go to a steakhouse, I am not upset to pay at a premium but I do expect the steak to be better than just average. My girlfriend enjoyed her lamb chops. For our sides we had the Mac-n-cheese, French fried and creamed spinach. The sides were fine with the exception of the creamed spinach. The creamed spinach was more on the brown side rather than green. To end the evening we had dessert, I ordered the Creme brûlée which was cold and just not that good. Overall, I was not shocked at the tab at the end of the meal because I expected it to be expensive but the overall experience and the food just did not seem to match the pricy tab.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 17, 2021

Last evening we celebrated a special birthday with the most wonderful porterhouse steak, crispy home fries and creamed spinach, and incredible apple strudel. Adding to all this were very attentive waiters who also make great cocktails and sing Frank Sinatra and Happy Birthday. We highly...recommend this gem of a place for any special occasion.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

Porterhouse for 2 was excellent. Ther bacon was out of this world and over the top when dipped in sauce. 6 out of 5. Atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Great experience.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Made reservations for two for a birthday on a Saturday evening . When we arrived we were placed in the bar and when I told them I was unhappy they could care less . Very noisy and the table was as big as a postage...stamp ! We were very disappointed and won’t be going back .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

I have reviewed Joseph's before. We dine there approximately 4-5 times per year and have always found the meal to be fabulous. We have been to Luger's, Keene's, Benjamin's and Joseph's is just as good, if not better. Except, unfortunately for dessert. I mentioned in...the past that the cheesecake was dry and they needed to find another supplier. Well, they did, however, I have never seen such a small piece of cheese cake - I even wonder how they were able to slice it so tiny. Basically, if you are going to give large steaks - your desserts should follow and compliment the meal. So go for the steaks and as of now, skip on the dessert. Unless, of course the owner reads my review and increases the size....More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service,friendly, informative. Steak was outstanding! Yes you will pay a little more but it's well worth it!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

It is the best steak-house in the region, without a lot of doubt. The quality is there, they have the chefs to cook it right, and the servers are extremely nice. The owner/managers who have succeeded the original Joseph are also very nice, they impart...hospitality and make the place kind of fun too. Overall, excellent. The Hofbrau beer on tap is excellent. Try the filet mignon with mushrooms, the filet is excellent and so are the mushrooms. It's a nice place. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

I came here for a family member's birthday and we had our own room in the restaurant, so the service was outstanding - we had several waiters coming and going, and they were all attentive and helpful. We ordered several of each food dish and...had them served family style at the table, which was great. The chicken was good and the salmon was pretty standard. The porterhouse was delicious, but the regular, well-done steak tasted a bit burned on top. Their mashed potatoes were really good! There's good parking for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

I came here with a few friends to catch up. Most of us ordered the filet, I got the surf and turf. I was disappointed with the quality of the steak for the price. I was also disappointed that I got the cheaper Asian lobster...with my surf/turf which was overcooked. The service seemed disorganized and we had to ask a few times to two different staff for our coffees. I wanted to order a wine, one that I was particularly familiar with, and a glass was $11, when the bottle that I buy is $13. They also boast a $30 corking fee if you bring your own. This seems "par for the course" at Joseph's. Parking was great, right next door, but I won't come back.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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