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Josephine's was opened in June of 2002. Named in honor of Chef Tony's late mother, the Flagstaff Arizona restaurant’s commitment to exceptional food, wine, service and atmosphere reflect the lessons she taught him. Chef Tony and his wife, Marlene who manages the operations of Josephine's work together to bring the excellence in dining to Flagstaff. We offer an exceptional dining service and are also available for take out!
$9 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good, not outstanding and very expensive for what you get. The house is clearly old and has terrible ambiance. Tiny rooms with tables with no view and limited decorations. If you could sit outside, it would be much better, but it was...too windy the night we were there. We had made reservations on line and I told them we were celebrating my husband's birthday. Not only did they not comp our peach crisp dessert, they didn't even heat it. I ask the server about the temperature and he just shrugged his shoulders. Not a horrible experience, but not at all what I had envisioned.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 17, 2021 via mobile

This was our best meal in Flagstaff. I felt like I was in NYC. Quaint house. GREAT service. So many good food choices ! We ate at other places in Flagstaff but this was our favorite. I want to go back !!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 12, 2021

Excellent service and the steaks were very good. The mixed drinks are so-so, and the prices are pretty high.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

Overrated. Went for Anniversary brunch; Eggs Benedict were soft boiled, not poached, potatoes were stale. Nothing fresh! Husband had sirloin steak bowl, was barely edible, non-fresh ingredients, potatoes not freshly cooked. Be prepared for a subpar meal with excellent service. Will definitely not be returning....Advise that you visit other establishments in the area. This one has rested on it’s high laurels long enough!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 16, 2021 via mobile

I liked the privacy of the small rooms. The service was great and the food was excellent. We had the crab cake appetizer, filet, and the creme brulee. The crab cakes had plenty of meat, the filet was so tender and flavorful, and the creme...brulee had the perfect amount of sweetness to itMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 15, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food and nice atmosphere! Service was great also! The short ribs and salmon were incredible!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 14, 2021

From the moment we walked in and sat down the atmosphere was elegant. Our server was professional and very knowledgeable of ingredients and pairing wine and drinks for the occasion. The food was beyond delicious, our diner was worth every penny we paid and then...some. We will be back next time we visit Flagstaff ❤.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 12, 2021

I have never felt so unsafe at a restaurant. My husband and I were verbally attacked by another customer here while having Sunday Brunch on the patio. He was claiming we said something offensive to his family when he came to our table and began...yelling at us. This was completely false. We never spoke to this man or his family before. Anyone who knows my husband and me knows we would never say anything ugly to anyone. This man was very aggressive and his eyes looked crazy. After verbally attacking us the man stood for a very long time outside the patio watching us and apparently waiting for us to leave. The restaurant did nothing until we asked them to handle the situation and told them we felt like we would have to call the police In order to leave the restaurant safely. After that they finally talked to the man and somehow got him to leave. We then paid our bill and left quickly. From what we were told this man is a frequent customer. Find someplace else to eat that is safe or maybe even stop in another city. We will not be stopping in Flagstaff ever again and certainly we will never be stopping at this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 11, 2021 via mobile

First time in Flagstaff looking for a breakfast restaurant late in the morning and we found Josephines! They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and I think dinner! Food was very good. I got spicy fried chicken sandwich w sweet potato fries. My husband got an meat...lovers omelette w hash browns. We both really enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent. Restaurant was very clean. They have a full bar. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2021 via mobile

Stopped with the family for brunch over the weekend, very surprised with the good quality of the coffee served, the wrapped brie dish was very good and our breakfast dishes were delicious also very big servings, next time will try the mimosas 😋

Date of visit: March 2021
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January 24, 2020|
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Response from eurydice2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure but remember Kendra the lovely waitress mentioning they serve lunch from 11h. In any case here’s their opening times Mond-Thurs 11am-2pm 5pm-9pm Frid 10am-2pm 5pm-9:30pm Sat 9am-2pm 5pm-9:30pm Sund... More
November 8, 2016|
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Response from SLPHelen | Reviewed this property |
If you look at their menu it lists all the GF options. There are many. There is only 1 vegan entree but it is also GF.
October 30, 2016|
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Josephine's Modern American Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5