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Chez Josephine

414 W. 42nd St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Ninth Ave.
212-594-1925

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

88% would go back.

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Wonderful experience !! April 3, 2005

By mclasslady on 4/5/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Love to travel and try new restaurants. This is one of the best I have ever experienced. The atmosphere,service and food were great. The Lobster Cassoulet will make you smile for sure. The host was very sweet and attentive. Will go back soon. Can not imagine a better restaurant in New York.

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244 out of 528 people found this review helpful.

A Must-See!!!

By SueHusman on 2/13/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is unbelieveable! Such an escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Be sure to go on a night that Jean-Claude (the owner) and/or Lee (the manager) is working. Jean-Claude is a fantastic host and Lee has the charm of a saint (not to mention he's gorgeous). They are both reason enough to go, but throw the superior food and ambience into the equation and you have the perfect place to dine for any occasion!

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269 out of 529 people found this review helpful.

Spectacular!

By nyc4life on 3/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

From the point the friendly young man took my reservation to my walking out the door I felt like a VIP...With the exception of one of the hosts, Raymond, who seemed impatient and rude, the service, food, and ambience were absolutely wonderful...Chez Josephine is a must for New York City!

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223 out of 484 people found this review helpful.

Good clean fun

By BruceStram on 3/16/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is a French bistro with a theme (Josephine Baker), that adds extra fun. The piano guy is good (if you really like that), and fairly unobtrusive if you can leave it. The food is more or less bistro standards and well done. Location good for the theater. Price is moderate. Lots of reasons to go; few not to. Not for those looking for a haute cusine experience.

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179 out of 365 people found this review helpful.

wonderful place.

By despar2 on 2/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

i absolutely loved it. i felt welcomed as the owner got us special seats. there was hardly a wait for food and it was delicious. after our dinner the owner was very gracious to take a picture with me. i recommend to anyone to go to this restaurant if you want a taste of french new york.

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175 out of 367 people found this review helpful.

The King of Camp

By Pudgy on 12/30/2002

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The reason to go to Chez Josephine is the decor and the owner, who will invariably entertain you with his views on dining and the world. The food is decent but the atmosphere, including the piano player is what makes it worth going back.

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245 out of 477 people found this review helpful.

It's all about the atmosphere

By brutus on 12/24/2002

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Feels like a Parisian bordelo. The food is good, the owner (Jo Baker's adopted son) is good for a few laughs with his excentric French style. It's a very fun place for a meal.

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