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“Josephine's Disappoints”

Josephine's Modern American Bistro
Ranked #16 of 396 Restaurants in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fine
Description: we are updating our summer hours Monday thru Friday Lunch from 11:00-2:30 P.M Saturday 10:00 and Sunday 9:00- 2:00 P.M Monday thru Thursday Dinner from 5- 8:30 P.M Friday & Saturday dinner 5-9:30 P.M thank you so much
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very disappointed in my first time visit to Josephine's. The bar could not make the drinks we ordered for lack of an ingredient. Our second choice drinks were very disappointing - didn't even taste like a margarita. We ordered the lamb chops special and my medium rare came out very rare. The chops were paper thin and flavorless. Very surprised for a place that is rated as a fine dining restaurant. The server was very efficient and desert was good.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

The french onion short ribs were melt in your mouth. Would have given a better rating except for a few things. We stopped there without reservations as we were just passing through town, the hostess gave off a vibe that we were a big inconvenience to them. However, the manager came along and found us a seat on the covered front porch, warm and cozy. Ordered a Mojito, was told they were out of mint, hmmm .....waiter suggested another drink, of course much more expensive.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank Z3231KSdouglass
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

After hearing many positive recommendations from Flagstaff locals, my husband and I finally had dinner here. The food was wonderful.

We started with a pancetta salad. I had short ribs. My husband had crab cakes. For dessert we had zeppoles (doughnut and fruit). The menu has interesting dishes that other run-of -the-mill restaurants do not feature.

The restaurant is located in a renovated house that used to belong to the Babbitts, a well-known, early Flagstaff family. The seating is primarily on the first floor.

The second floor has three rooms. At least two of them had angled ceilings due to the roof. We walked through and saw a group of businessmen having a business meeting. I did not like the second floor ambiance as well.

The restaurant is small. Having a reservation is highly advisable.

The bar is small. Plan on having drinks at your table.

Josephine’s has a decent-sized parking lot, but not big enough for a really long vehicle like an RV. There appears to be some on-the-street parking across the street from a nearby school, but I didn’t check to see whether it was posted with no parking signs.

When we return to Flagstaff we definitely want to eat at Josephine’s.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

Disappointing first time visit. Not really greeted as we entered. Ordered prickly pear Margaritas and told they were out of pp syrup & couldn’t make them . Took regular instead and not very good. Ordered the special of lamb chops and they were super thin and my medium rare came out rare. No bread served . Zeppoles for dessert were good and our waiter was efficient and pleasant. Bottom line: not a satisfactory experience for a restaurant that is supposed to be one of best fine dining places in Flagstaff.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

Visiting friends and taking a day trip to Flagstaff/Sedona. Great reviews for Josephine’s fro lunch! All was well and our waiter was awesome! The kitchen though was another story! Ordered 2 cheeseburgers medium rare! Both came out well done and much thinner than we expected this establishment to serve! I ate mine and the other was sent back. Another burger replaced the well done one an it was still well done not medium rare at all. The owner/manager came and apologized and the situation was handled very well... but were disappointed since the reviews were so awesome!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Flagstaff_AZTonyc, Manager at Josephine's Modern American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed the service. However, we are very sorry to hear about your disappointment in the food that was served to you. Please contact us with any other concerns at info@josephinesrestaurant.com. We hope you will give us another chance to give you the five-star experience we are known for!

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