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Chez Josephine

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  • French, Bistro
  • 414 W 42nd St, New York NY10036 40.758633 -73.993527
  • (Btwn 9th & 10th Ave)
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  • (212) 594-1925
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User Ratings (Based on 51 reviews)

Food 4.2 Value 4.0
Service 4.2 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 594-1925
(212) 594-1926
(212) 868-1443
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Tuesday to Friday, 5pm to Midnight Saturday, Noon to Midnight Sunday, Noon to 10pm Closed Monday
Accepts Credit Cards, Dinner, Good for Groups, Live Music, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Pre/Post Theater, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Romantic, Wheelchair Accessible
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User Reviews

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by bettug on 11/29/2006

    Splendid Evening!

    Early dinner due to 7pm theatre tickets. Waiter asked for theatre time and served us appropriately. The lighting, ambience and friendliness of the staff was overwhelming. The meal was outstanding as were the wines and desserts. We were sorry when we had to leave for the play. Next time in NYC we will do a later dinner and make our show, the dinner. Thanks Chez Josephine.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Rick in Laguna Beach on 10/13/2006

    Always a memorable experience

    Jean-Claude's charm, attention and sincere desire to make the experience memorable is matched by some terrific food at reasonable prices. Its location along Theatre Row is perfect for Playwrights Horizons-goers and other off-Broadway ticket-holders, but a bit of a hike for Broadway's theatres, which means Chez Josephine is not overrun by tourists, but populated by locals, regulars and a sophisticated crowd who enjoy the decor that pays homage to his mother jazz-legend Josephine Baker.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Alan B on 09/28/2006


    A great pre- theater dinner and very friendly. The tables are a bit small for some, but the experience makes up for it.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2006

    A Special Birthday Feast

    I found Chez Josephine on the Internet. It was close to our theater. I expected something nice, but not magical. We could have been anywhere in the world. The decor is plush, the host a character from Cage aux Folles, and the food exquisite too. Everyone went out of his way to make our birthday dinner for our son special, including fitting us in on a very busy night and the singing of the birthday song. It was a special evening for us all.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Michael and Robin B. from WV on 02/05/2006

    Always a delight!

    Our first visit to Chez Josephine was several years ago. We were going to catch a show with a business associate and she asked us to meet her at the restaurant. We were so taken with the service and the exquisite menu that it became a must every trip to NYC. It continues to be a wonderful experience and Jean-Claude always makes us feel welcomed and special. My brother-in-law who is from the area teases us about our love of Chez Josephine by pointing out the fact the New York has so many great restaurants and we always go to the same one. To that I say, when you've found the best, why look anywhere else! Bravo Jean-Claude! We love you!

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Two Senior Citizens from Massachusetts on 01/04/2006

    A Wondrous Evening

    The evening was a delight from the moment we walked into Chez Josephine Restaurant in New York City. The patrons were friendly and like one happy family. The food was absolutely delicious and the finest I have ever tasted. The service was exceptional and the beautiful ambience added to this wonderful evening. The talented, young composer and piano player lifted the spirits of the captive patrons and enraptured us all. We came away back to Massachusetts with joy in our hearts and a memory of the most wondrous of evenings.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Mark on 12/31/2005

    A Labor of Love

    Chez Josephine lived up to our highest expectations. Jean-Claude was the perfect host, welcoming but not obtrusive. He asked us if we were planning to see a show, which we were, and then made sure that we were served on time so that we had plenty of time to make the show. Starting with the lobster bisque, the meal was exquisite. My wife, whose biggest pet peeve about restaurants is when they serve hot dishes only lukewarm, was astounded by her piping hot dish (chicken) and the fact that the meal stayed hot. The servings were very generous and cooked just right. Our waiter was helpful and always attentive. Everything was genuine. At first couldn't figure out the obsession with Josephine Baker, but after talking a bit with Jean-Claude, it became clear. If you don't know already, Jean-Claude Baker was adopted by the legendary Josephine Baker when he was 14, and he wrote a detailed biography called "Josephine, the Hungry Heart", a true labor of love. I believe his labor of love carries over into his restaurant, not only in the food but in his attention to detail and the training of his staff, making an excellent dining experience. Highly recommended.

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