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Chez Josephine

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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • French, Bistro
  • 414 W 42nd St, New York NY10036 40.7585089 -73.9935579
  • (Btwn 9th & 10th Ave)
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  • (212) 594-1925
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User Ratings (Based on 50 reviews)

Food 4.2 Value 4.0
Service 4.2 Atmosphere 4.2

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 594-1925
(212) 594-1926
(212) 868-1443
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Tue-Sat: 5pm-1am Sun: 12pm-10pm
Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Pre/Post Theater, Live Entertainment, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Mitchell M. on 12/27/2005

    Not recommended

    I just don't get it... this restaurant has been around for many years and I don't know how it has survived. The food is alright (not great). The wait staff is subpar. Our server was trying to act pretentious (as if he had some qualities to support his pretense) but he was just simply rude. He was full of one word answers and let us know that he was doing us a favor in responding. The interior is very old and dated and there is an ever present slightly stale odor of "last night's party."

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Seth and Jennie Zamek on 09/13/2005


    Heaven can wait. Just get me to Chez Josephine! There were six in our party and none of us can stop raving about our exquisitely perfect evening at this most wonderful restaurant. From the moment we entered, we knew we were in for an unforgettable experience. Jean Claude is an effervescent glass of champagne...sparkling and joyfully unrestrained. He immediately makes you feel like family. The ambience is exciting and stimulating with the breathtaking art work of the celestial Josephine Baker. Lovely piano music, red velvet and , beautiful crystal chandeliers punctuate the lush references to Paris. The service was very friendly as well as professional , knowledgeable, and accommodating. The food was absolutely scrumptous! My husband and I were especially fond of the delectable lobster bisque. I simply can't say enough about Chez Josephine. It is flawless !(And so is Jean Claude!).

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2005

    Wonderful experience

    Chez Josephine proved to be a wonderful dining experience. We started with the Chinese ravioli, lobster bisque (not too heavy!), and a special salad featuring beets. All three were quite good -- really enjoyed the ravioli. For dinner, we had the hanger steak special and the filet -- both were cooked 'slightly' over our specification; however, both were quite flavorful. We didn't have dessert since we were both stuffed. The service was very friendly, answering questions and offering suggestions. The decor while a stunning tribute to Josephine Baker is a bit garish. The piano is a nice touch to a romantic dinner.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/03/2005

    Wonderful Experience

    I was looking for a place to take my boyfriend for his birthday, and I am so glad I chose Chez Josephine. The food was great, my lobster salad was a special that night and I am glad I ordered it. The service was perfect, and I loved the decor. They remembered the candle on the desert without me having to ask for it a second time. It was a great dinner and we have enjoyed ourselves very much. I keep recommending it to everybody I know!

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by B.MERRILL-Alabama on 05/16/2005


    One of the best restaurants I have ever experienced. I have traveled quite a bit over the last 2 years. One of my favorite things is to try new restaurants. You will never forget the expeience at Chez Josephine and you will try to figure out a way to go back---even all the way from Alabama.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on 04/04/2005

    Eat here as soon as possible!

    This is my new favorite restaurant. I walked in without a reservation and the place was packed, but we were seated right away by a very gracious and kind host (the owner, I believe). The decorations are beautiful and there is a piano player who played beautiful music throughout the evening and sometimes sang. The food and service was excellent and not overly expensive. I am going to take everyone I know here! Next time I will make a reservation because they were very busy and I would hate to be turned away from such a fine establishment.

  • Chez Josephine

    Posted by K T on 02/14/2005

    Highly Reccomend

    I went to Chez Josephine for an early Valentine's day dinner. My husband and I had a great time. For appetizers we had chinese ravioli with goat cheese, lobster bisque and shrimp cocktail. All were very good. For main course I had shrimp and sea scallops in risotto, while my husband had chicken with mashed potatoes. We both enjoyed our meals. We sat next to the piano which was very nice, not nearly as loud as I thought it would be. The seating is a bit cramped. The wait staff are very attentive. It was a wonderful experience and I would go back!

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