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Josie's Restaurant

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Health Food, Pizza, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Take-Out
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

In these uncertain agricultural times, people question where their food comes from, and Louis Lanza, chef-owner of Josie's on the Upper West Side and the now-closed Murray Hill outpost, is full of reassuring answers, most of them printed right on the menu. The sleek design shatters every health-food-restaurant cliche.  All appetizers and main dishes are dairy free but not necessarily meat free, so vegans can enjoy a veggie "meatloaf" while meat eaters wolf down a natural, free-range rotisserie chicken.  A mixed-eating-habit couple can put together a nice, inexpensive meal by ordering one entrée each and splitting an order of steamed dumplings in a creamy red pepper coulis or a side of mashed sweet potatoes with cranberries.