Chez Josephine

(212) 594-1925 | View Website

414 W 42nd St, New York, NY | Directions   10036

40.758634 -73.993528

Open Hours

Tue - Sat 5pm-12am

Sun 12pm-10pm

 
Prix Fixe Menu, Dine At The Bar, Date Spot  more

More Tags: People Watching, Outdoor Dining, Private Rooms, Private Parties, Online Reservations, Non-Smoking, Theater District Dining, Upscale Casual Dining, Historic Setting, Romantic Dining, Bar Scene, Celeb Hangout, Fine Dining, Casual Date Spot, Business Dining, Group Dining, Special Occasion Dining, Local Favorite, Live Music, Late Night Dining, Brunch, Family-Friendly Dining

Cuisine: Eclectic & International, Seafood, European, French, Vegetarian

Categories: Restaurants

Payment Methods: Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Price: $$$$

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Hell's Kitchen

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Chez Josephine
Chez Josephine
Chez Josephine

From The Owners of Chez Josephine

Come find "The soul of Paris in the heart of New York" at this romantic Theatre District landmark - Chez Josephine.

Menu
Organic Baby Greens,, Belgian Endive, Chilled Green Asparagus, Steak Tartare, Quail Egg, Jumbo Shrimp, Chinese Ravioli, Country Pate, Maryland Crab Cake, Crispy Blue Point Oyster, Escargots à la Bourguignonne... more

Reviews for Chez Josephine

Recommends

A theater district standby for a million years, Chez Josphine is actually owned by Josephine Baker's son, and has a certain edgy authenticity even to this day. The bistro menu is by the book, but executed with style.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Top Restaurant in NYC – In my opinion this is the best french restaurant in NYC. great service, great food, all great! my favorite? the lobster casoulette.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Yum Yum after the Theatre – After seeing a great play, we stopped in at a friends request... yummy and well priced. Waitress was friendly and helpful and the food was quite wonderful. Make a reservation if you're seeing a show on the weekends... it was more difficult getting in for brunch.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

ı love this place... – I love this place. I've been 3 times, and have never been disappointed by my food/wine selections. The staff are very professional, and make helpful recommendations.

It's also extremely romantic inside and out, but unfortunately I've only been with girlfriends. If the boy took me here, I would TOTALLY make out with him after.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fabulous venue for a small party--wedding or otherwise. – I had a small wedding at the last minute in July 2007. After researching a few different places that could accomodate a small group of less than 30 people a week before the wedding, we stumbled upon Chez Josephine's. What a find!! We couldn't have asked for better food, atmosphere, or staff for our special day. We used the room upstairs and the live piano music was piped through which just added to the ambience. They went the whole nine yards and created lovely personalized menus and scattered rose petals on the tables. Our friends and family had a great time and the cost of everything fell way below our budget. If I was to do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. The portraits of Josephine Baker and the candlelit, relaxed atmosphere made us feel like we were transported to a parisian caberet, right in the middle of 42nd street.

If you're planning a small party or just want a relaxed intimate dinner, I would highly recommend Chez Josephine. In fact, we plan to go back for our one-year anniversary.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best resto in the neighborhood. – The owner and staff always make you feel welcome. Food and service is wonderful! Not cheap but worth it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

personality on 42nd street – This is a bustling place with an excellent pianist. The staff is incredibly nice, friendly, smiling, fun, and efficient.....not hard on the eyes either. Pissaladiere was a little different, but wonderful and the confit was very good too.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Reviews are Right! – I love this restaurant. It has character, passion, and a beautiful ambience. The seafood is delicious, as are more classic french dishes such as onion soup. My date loved the dessert "Chocolate heaven". The service is great, albeit a bit rushed when it's later in the evening, (we were there until midnight). The kitchen closes at 1 am, a huge plus in the theatre district for a post-dinner meal. The most amazing parrt of the restaurant is the decor. It's stunning: red ceilings and walls, antique chandeliers, candles on every table, and a baby grand piano on which a musician plays through most of the evening. Perfect for a romantic evening, and not excessively expensive (about $140 for two with appetizers, wine, entrees and dessert).

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Definite Favorite! – Chez Josephine is my absolute favorite restaurant in the city. It has never disappointed me. Jean Claude has always managed to find me a table on the few occasions my husband and I decided to drop in. It has been my restaurant choice for our anniversary celebration since I discovered it 5 years ago (we've been married for 6). The waitstaff is attentive and friendly, Jean Claude is treat and the live music is not deafening so you can have a meaningful conversation with the other members of your party. The food has never failed to make out mouth water, even though admittedly, there are a few "simple" things on the menu. If you're expecting snobby, chic, french then this is not the place for you. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and fun, The place is small, but diners are also friendly. The first year we went for our anniversary, we were serenaded by the pianist and we were heartily congratulated by everyone around us. Dessert has been comped 3 out of 4 times. It is a little expensive, but its money well spent in my opinion. I usually wake up the next day with dinner fresh on my mind. The chocolate heaven dessert is utterly divine! I recommend skipping the appetizer in favor of dessert.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not worth your money – I dined here with a friend in June and it was NOT worth the money. I decided to try Chez Josephine based on the great reviews I've read but it did not live up to the hype. I ordered the escargot & duck confit. The escargot was flavorless and was NOT fresh. The duck was insipid as well and tasted as if it had been microwaved. It was apparent this food had been prepared earlier in the day. In a nutshell- Chez Josephine can only offer mediocre food. You're paying more for the entertainment and ambiance. If you want good French food, take your money and time elsewhere.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

better than expected – When the person you're with leans across the table and tells you she really likes this place, you know you made a good choice and hope the rest of the meal turns out to be as good. It did.

I had the filet au poivre, she had the duck. The tables are a little close together (which is ok because she can talk to me and listen to everyone else at the same time). The fellow to her right admired her dish, so she cut him off a piece of the just delivered and uneaten duck and placed it on his dish. The piano player kept playing until midnight - we had arrived after the show to eat there, so a late dinner was fine and the ambiance was great.

The service was great and unexpectedly professional and attentive, the people/guests were friendly and conversive.

We're going back.

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