414 W. 42nd St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Ninth Ave.
By mclasslady on 4/5/2005
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.
By SueHusman on 2/13/2004
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!
By nyc4life on 3/21/2003
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!
By BruceStram on 3/16/2003
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.
By despar2 on 2/7/2003
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.
By Pudgy on 12/30/2002
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.
By brutus on 12/24/2002
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.