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Posted by Anonymous on 03/29/2009
We went for brunch and were completely disappointed. The scrambled eggs were cafeteria style, the potatoes cold, toast tasteless. The chicken breast salad was good, but nothing special. I was excited to find a healthy place where I could get a salad and my boyfriend could still have his breakfast. There is not a chance we'll be going back.
Posted by anonymous on 03/11/2009
I have been coming to Josie's since it first opened (1993 I think? I must have been around 13). I have seen many iterations of this restaurant and I have tried to hold on, but it's gone way, way , way down .. I used to LOVE the waiters and bartender. Now the service is among the worst I have ever experienced. The menu has become so uninventive, and so mainstream. Where's the vegetarian exploration? Maybe the service is purposefuly awful so that when your food arrives you're so relieved it's there you don't care that all their interesting dishes have been taken off the ever-shrinking menu. I miss josies. My parents, who introduced my back in the day, won't even eat there. I do mostly because of convenience and the shred of hope that the old Josie's lingers beneath the run-of-the-mill new american restaurant it has become.
Posted by anonymous on 03/03/2009
Dear Josie's, I write this email to beg and plead that you to change your ways. Yes, this is an intervention. Oh Josie's you lured me in with your promise of a healthier option. You promised a place where vegetarians like me could relax and order more than signature appeasement meal. For these things I loved you with all my heart. I have given myself to you time and time again, ordering take out multiple times per week and dredging the cold to see you in person. But Josie's, you've changed your ways. Sigh...tear. No longer can I order take out and expect you to show up with the same thing every time. Long ago are the days when my Josie's salad had every thing it promised and more, like bread and napkins. And Josie's...your servers...the service...you've let me down. Once so friendly they now strike with hate. Once kind and patient I'm now rushed. My orders are forgotten, I'm left lacking beverage and dreaming the bread guys will stop by, even to deliver just a crumb. Oh Josie's come back to me my love. I await your return. Until then I'll keep ordering but at some point I must draw the line. I can let you continue to disappoint.
Posted by Foodie on 12/20/2008
Since I only eat healthy and keep it organic, I love this place. The shrimp appetizer is great as a meal in itself. I love the potato/spinach dumplings and the capellini was tasty. The best of all is the pineapple/ginger martini (thanks Terry!). My husband who doesn't care usually for healthy eateries loves the steak. I don't understand why the last review was poor, but it's a shame that they had a bad dining experience because I am always so thrilled with the food and have always had a great time there.
Posted by JB on 12/14/2008
Went here over the weekend after a movie at Lowes Lincoln Centre. My wife had the Tuna - Medium Rare I had the un-fried rice with shrimp and we shared the black bean dumplings. Service was fine, nothing outstanding, nothing terrible. We had a drink at the bar first while waiting for our table. Is it too much trouble to have the drinks transfered to our dinner check rather than paying at the bar before sitting? The worst of the worst was the food. My brown rice was under cooked as were the peas in the rice and my shrimp were so over cooked it was laughable. My wife's medium rare tuna was well down when it reached the table. The food was bland and we left most of the food on the plate at the end of the meal. Thank god for the good bread and the black bean dumplings were edible. I don't write reviews or post about restaurants but I had to write this just to get it out of my system. Maybe the chef was having a bad night or maybe we ordered the worst food on the menu but I can honestly tell you this was the worst dining experience that we've had in the 17 years of living on the upper westside. The restaurant was busy and the management seemed to be distracted so taking the time to complain directly to a floor manager seemed to be pointless so we decided to simply pay our check and leave. We will not be returning. If your looking for something healthy/organic I would suggest that you shop around because Josie's is not the place to go.
Posted by Shelly on 09/15/2008
I just went there and the place was packed. I only had to wait 10 minutes and was then seated. I had delicious healthy pancakes and a bellini, which was great because we just walked in the no aids walk. I would recommend it to anyone and I am excited to go back!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/14/2008
Our waiter was excellent food was ok. The manager just walked around and yelled at the workers. I would never go out. Not to mention we had an hour and fifteen minute wait.