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Josephine Estelle

4.1
4.1
2003 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian

Josephine Estelle is an osteria from James Beard Award-nominated chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, and showcases their signature culinary style of combining the craft-centric philosophy of Italian cooking with flavors of the American South. Our seasonal menu--available daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch--offers a wide range of farm-fresh, regional ingredients, with a special emphasis on house-made pastas. Other popular dishes include our meatballs, Gulf fish, steak, chicken biscuit, beef tartare, and the famed John T Burger.

Complementing the menu is a choice selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beer and wine. Our wine list emphasizes Italian and American wines.

We have breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, along with brunch on the weekends.

Now offering take out and deliveries from Uber Eats.

Josephine Estelle was named to both Bon Appetit and Southern Living's 2016 "Best New Restaurants" li

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 930-3070

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Central Business District

  • Cross Street

    Lafayette St.

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.

  • Entertainment

    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Homemade Baked GoodsUS$12.00

    morning bun, scone, chocolate croissant, butter

    • Sliced Fruit & Seasonal BerriesUS$9.00

      • Seasonal BeignetsUS$9.00

        • Yogurt ParfaitUS$8.00

          hazelnut, local seasonal fruit, granola, maple syrup, mint

          • Insalata TricoloreUS$8.00

            little gem, curly endive, pecorino vinaigrette, lemon panna gratta

            • Meat & Cheese BoardUS$19.00

              chefs selection, mustard, seasonal jam, house pickles, crackers

              Mains

              • JE Breakfast SandwichUS$16.00

                english muffin, italian sausage, fried egg, fontina, calabrian ketchup

                • Country BreakfastUS$15.00

                  eggs, bacon, skillet potato, buttermilk biscuit

                  • Lemon Ricotta PancakesUS$15.00

                    seasonal housemade jam, cream cheese

                    • Italian Shrimp & GritsUS$23.00

                      white polenta, pancetta, asiago, gravy

                      • Italian BenedictUS$18.00

                        polenta, spinach, speck, poached egg, crystal hollandaise

                        • Uova in PurgatorioUS$18.00

                          eggs, arrabiata sauce, ricotta, pine nuts, olive oil, grilled bread

                          Sides

                          • Farm GreensUS$5.00

                            • Half AvocadoUS$4.00

                              • Two Eggs Any StyleUS$5.00

                                • Applewood Smoked BaconUS$5.00

                                  • White PolentaUS$4.00

                                    • Skillet PotatoesUS$5.00

                                      • Two BiscuitsUS$5.00

                                        • Gluten Free ToastUS$2.00

                                          Fresh Pasta and Sauces

                                            Pasta

                                            $6 per pound

                                            • Canestri

                                              • Bucatini

                                                • Rigatoni

                                                  • Spaghetti

                                                    Sauces

                                                    • Amatriciana

                                                      • per quartUS$15.00
                                                    • Marinara

                                                      • per quartUS$12.00

                                                    Coffee & Beverages

                                                    • Drip CoffeeUS$4.00

                                                      • Cold BrewUS$6.00

                                                        • EspressoUS$3.00

                                                          • AmericanoUS$4.00

                                                            • CappuccinoUS$4.00

                                                              • LatteUS$4.00

                                                                • Palais des ThésUS$4.00

                                                                  black or herbal selection

                                                                  Mimosas

                                                                  • Satsuma MimosaUS$45.00

                                                                    comes with a juice flight and fresh fruit

                                                                    House Sparkling

                                                                    • Terriero Prosecco di Treviso NV Prosecco, Venezia, ITUS$55.00

                                                                      • Malvira 'Rive Gauche' Brut NV Brut Spumante, Piedmonte, ITUS$74.00

                                                                        • Bereche Brut Reserve NV Blanc de Noir, Champagne, FRUS$150.00

                                                                          Cocktails

                                                                          • Balcony ViewUS$12.00

                                                                            classic wine-spritzer with fresh citrus and hibiscus

                                                                            • Saronno SourUS$14.00

                                                                              amaretto, bourbon, sherry, lemon, egg white

                                                                              • Carondelet ExpressUS$14.00

                                                                                spiced pear brandy, campari, hibiscus, pineapple

                                                                                • Il DiavoloUS$14.00

                                                                                  reposado tequila, ginger, cassis, hellfire bitters, lime

                                                                                  • Amalfi 75US$14.00

                                                                                    limoncello, elderflower, lemon, sparkling wine topper

                                                                                    • West of ItalyUS$14.00

                                                                                      gin, blanc vermouth, dimmi liqueur, grapefruit twist

                                                                                      • Surf ClubUS$14.00

                                                                                        apple brandy, cachaca, pineapple, orgeat, tiki bitters

                                                                                        Beer

                                                                                          Draft Beers

                                                                                          • Wiseacre Brewing Tiny Bomb PilsnerUS$10.00

                                                                                            • Parish Brewing 'Dr. Juice' IPAUS$8.00

                                                                                              Cans/Bottles

                                                                                              • Abita Amber LagerUS$6.00

                                                                                                • Urban South Paradise Park LagerUS$7.00

                                                                                                  • Gnarly Barley Catahoula Common LagerUS$6.00

                                                                                                    • Prairie Ales 'Rainbow Sherbert Sour'US$8.00

                                                                                                      • Michelob UltraUS$6.00

                                                                                                        • Parish Brewing 'Canebrake' WheatUS$8.00

                                                                                                          • PeroniUS$6.00

                                                                                                            • Aval CiderUS$6.00

                                                                                                              • Faubourg Brewing 'Blackened Voodoo' Dunkel LagerUS$8.00

                                                                                                                Large Bottles

                                                                                                                • La Fin du Monde Blonde

                                                                                                                  • 750mlUS$22.00
                                                                                                                • Parish Imperial Reserve Stout

                                                                                                                  • 750mlUS$36.00
                                                                                                                • Gueuzerie Tilquin Lambic Stout

                                                                                                                  • 750mlUS$42.00
                                                                                                                • Blackberry Farm Classic Saison

                                                                                                                  • 750mlUS$38.00

                                                                                                                Sparkling

                                                                                                                • NV Prosecco di Treviso, Terriero, Venezia, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                                                • 2016 Spumante Rosato, Sommarriva, Veneto, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$52.00
                                                                                                                • NV Extra Brut Arneis, Malvira, Piedmont, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$15.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$68.00

                                                                                                                White

                                                                                                                • 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Cembra, Trentino, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                                                • 2018 Pinot Grigio, Cinta, Dalmatia, HR

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                                                • 2020 Malvasia, Bura 'Rukatac' Abruzzo, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$14.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$56.00
                                                                                                                • 2018 Verdicchio di Matelica, Bisci, Marche, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$52.00
                                                                                                                • 2018 Vermentino, Cardedu 'Nuo', Sardinia, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$14.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$56.00
                                                                                                                • 2018 Chardonnay, Landmark 'Overlook', Sonoma, CA

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$16.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$75.00

                                                                                                                Rosé

                                                                                                                • 2018 Sangiovese, La Spinetta 'Casanova' Tuscany, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00

                                                                                                                Red

                                                                                                                • 2016 Sangiovese, Ciacci Piccolomini, Tuscany, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                                                • 2019 Barbera, Oddero 'Alba Superiore' Piedmont, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$15.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                                                • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Brancatelli, Tuscany, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$15.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$70.00
                                                                                                                • 2016 Sangiovese/Montepulciano, Failoni, Marche, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$56.00
                                                                                                                • 2017 Barolo, G.D. Vajra 'Albe', Piedmont, IT

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$20.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$80.00
                                                                                                                • 2019 Pinot Noir, Golden West, Columbia Valley, WA

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                                                • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin, Paso Robles, CA

                                                                                                                  • GlassUS$16.00
                                                                                                                  • BottleUS$75.00

                                                                                                                Last updated: 13 April 2022

                                                                                                                What 2,003 people are saying

                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                4.1
                                                                                                                4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                • 4.2Food
                                                                                                                • 4Service
                                                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                  Kyle

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                  Food was good, but small portions for price. Service was less than mediocre. Dessert was most impressive.

                                                                                                                2. FL

                                                                                                                  Foodie4Life

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  This place did not disappoint these FQ veterans. Bucket list item checked. Will be back sooner than later.

                                                                                                                3. VP

                                                                                                                  ValerieP

                                                                                                                  Dallas

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  Wine pour was reserved. Food was good but not a great value. Main dish needed more sides.

                                                                                                                4. SP

                                                                                                                  SheldonP

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                  It was great, food was delish and staff was super friendly. Went for brunch, not a huge selection - would have enjoyed more options but definitely get the beignets!

                                                                                                                5. C

                                                                                                                  Celeste

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  Food was good, your staff needs a little more training in hospitality. There was no hostess at the stand when we arrived. A bartender, and two waiters passed the stand and not of them acknowledge us, not a smile, not a wave, not even a good morning, just walked by with blinders on. We were about to leave when the hostess finally appeared, grumpy, no apology, just a grunt and a dirty look. The sad part of this experience, while we were waiting at the stand, the hostess was in the restaurant, we made eye contact with her while we were standing there, she never made an attempt to make her way to the hostess stand, she continued to meander around the restaurant holding a napkin and a spray bottle for several minutes, not quite sure what she was doing, I thought she was a bus person, busing tables. Our Waiter was very attentive once we were seated. A little disappointed that our shared appetizer/first course was brought to us along with our entree's.

                                                                                                                6. CP

                                                                                                                  CPBAIA

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                  Quick brunch while visiting the Degas attraction right across the street. Food was OK, service slow and disorganized. Might be that brunch is not the right meal to judge this one on.

                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Memphis/West TN

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                  Nothin special, server could care less if we were there or not. Did not ask if we wanted another round of drinks or check on the food once we got it. Cool place, but not worth a $50 brunch

                                                                                                                8. DW

                                                                                                                  DafneW

                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                  The food was delicious but the service was just not great. I hate to complain about service because I’ve worked food service and I know there’s a lack of help right now. We were sat and not brought waters or silverware for about 25 min. Our food took almost an hour to be brought out. We had no spoons for stirring coffee or sugar offered, no water refills, it was not a busy day but it looked like there was only 4 people in the front of the house. I believe they add gratuity so I don’t think anyone is trying to work very hard.

                                                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The bignets are wonderful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  Hello! Thanks for the 💕's!! We would even say that they are the best in town, but that would seem opinionated.

                                                                                                                10. D

                                                                                                                  Donatello

                                                                                                                  Birmingham

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  As a local diner, and regular at Josephine Estelle, I can attest to the excellent food and service. A recent Monday evening found us having one of the best outings in a while, seated at a table by the windows. The arancini are done just right- I've had them in Sicily, so I know, and a pecorino custard appetizer was notable for its freshness with snap peas, and herbs. My husband enjoyed scallops with salmon roe, mussels, and local legumes, and they were also featuring wines from the Naples area. Nice gem.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  Hey Donatello, Huzzah! What a good-looking review! We are immensely proud of our local ingredients and the flavor profiles they pack.

                                                                                                                11. CV

                                                                                                                  CatVo

                                                                                                                  Houston

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                  Josephine Estelle used to be my favorite Italian restaurant in New Orleans. Sad to say this is not the case anymore. Service was terrible, and the restaurant did not have half of the items on the menu. The rigatoni was raw unable to absorb the sauce and lacked flavor. My drink had dying mint in it.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  Hi CatVo, So sorry to hear that several things went wrong with your stay, but we do appreciate your feedback and would love to hear from you. You can submit a message to enquire@josephineestelle.c o m (Sorry, OpenTable does not allow domains to be spelled out) with all insights from your visit.

                                                                                                                12. AH

                                                                                                                  AllenH

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The service was impeccable and made the dinner seem very special. Enjoyed the Paned Gulf Fish was immensely enjoyable along with a wonderful bottle of wine.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  AllenH, You are making us blush! Thank you so much for all your kind words!

                                                                                                                13. MG

                                                                                                                  MarcG

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                  We did Mother's Day Brunch which was a Prix Fix $55. I must say we had 3 great diners in a row so in comparison, this was mediocre. To start, crab claws and a crudo followed by wagyu steak and a my wife had a piece of fish (bland not adventurous). Dessert was included which was fine. Service ok . At least faux pas-brought the entree before clearing the appetizer and then I hadn't quite finished and the waiter whisked away my plate and my wife was still eating. Then before she was finished, he brought over the dessert. She screamed "Please. Hold that for at least 10 minutes!"

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  MarcG, Ooof. We are so sorry for that. As always, we appreciate all feedback so that we can make adjustments.

                                                                                                                14. TS

                                                                                                                  ThomasS

                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                  Food was great as always. The service (both pre and post pandemic) has always seemed minimal. They take our order, deliver our food and drop off the check but that's about it.

                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food was amazing. Service was impeccable.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  😍😎

                                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The food was not up to par

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 14 May 2022

                                                                                                                  Hello, Sorry to read that. We would love to read from you some details so that I may forward your concerns to our kitchen. You can directly reach us at enquire@josephineestelle.c o m (Sorry, OpenTable does not allow domains to be spelled out)

                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Just a random meal with friends

                                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                  Service was poor and very disorganized. Entrees and main plates arrived at same time. Wine was warm and bottled brought out when we were close to finishing our main plates.

                                                                                                                19. AZ

                                                                                                                  AZULION

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Dined @Josephine Estelle many times though this recent visit was perhaps the best - host (Jamie) and server (don’t recall his name) ensured we had a wonderful evening

                                                                                                                20. AM

                                                                                                                  AmyM

                                                                                                                  New Mexico

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Good brunch. We loved the shrimp and grits and eggs in purgatory!

                                                                                                                21. BB

                                                                                                                  BelindaB

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  Wonderful food and beautiful dining room! Service wasn’t awful, but it didn't stand out either. Prices are a little high.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Hi BelindaB, Sorry to read that you had issues with our service. We value all feedback and greatly appreciate your time getting back to us!

                                                                                                                22. H

                                                                                                                  Hood

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  Staff incompetent and not friendly. Took forever to get a drink, put an order in, get silver ware, and when the food finally arrived, it was cold and not good. Avoid this restaurant!!

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Hello Hood, Sorry to hear that you had so many things go wrong during your visit. We do appreciate your feedback and value all reviews as means to improve our staff.

                                                                                                                23. BG

                                                                                                                  BrandiG

                                                                                                                  Mississippi

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  I ordered a benedict, and my eggs were essentially hard boiled. The others at my table had poached eggs too, and theirs were cooked appropriately. If my eggs had been prepared appropriately, I would give a better rating. But benedict with bad eggs makes for a bad benedict.

                                                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Richmond

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience5

                                                                                                                  Drinks were amazing and we really love them but food was nothing special. Baby octopus was nice and tender and then the wait. By the time we got our pastas, we were kind of done with the place. Bucatini needed more flavor and the crawfish campanelle was subpar. The restaurant was not busy with many open tables, however, it took forever to get our food. A nice ambience, and hope they can get it right.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Thank you very much for the review! We work hard on getting things right and sadly - sometimes things don't go as planned. We appreciate your feedback and will share the information provided by you to all departments.

                                                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  It was great!!! Service was top notch and food was excellent. We will go back 🤗

                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  The food and service was very good. A+ menu.

                                                                                                                27. PA

                                                                                                                  PaigeA

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Hello! This is our 6th year visiting Josephine Estelle on an annual trip. The service was awesome. The food, with one exception, was great. The duck was not a good choice. The meat was not seasoned and the accoutrements were weird pairings.

                                                                                                                28. AM

                                                                                                                  AmyM

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Amazing food and courteous service. Our server, Dustin was outstanding.

                                                                                                                29. N

                                                                                                                  Neighborhoodexplorer

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                  Nice place but the food wasn't very good and the service was horrible - we won't be back.

                                                                                                                30. JS

                                                                                                                  JeremyS

                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great food, drinks and service.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 16 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Hi JeremyS, Thank you so very much! Did you have any favorites?

                                                                                                                31. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Baton Rouge

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  Terrible service. Wrong entre came out. Had to wait 30 more minutes for correction. No flavor to the crawfish pasta. They were also the tiniest crawfish I had ever seen. Waiter wasn’t friendly

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Hello! Wow, very sorry to read that you had an unfortunate experience. Thank you for getting back to us!

                                                                                                                32. HS

                                                                                                                  HollyS

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  70 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  70 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 12 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  Ate here on a Monday PM! Everything was way too salty and I’m a salt nut so!!! Beautiful space, weird menu so don’t know why they got 2 james beard awards! Maybe head chef was off that Monday?

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 27 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Hello HollyS, Oh my, we apologize for all that extra salt. Your feedback has been shared with our kitchen and we hope that your next visit will be less salty.

                                                                                                                33. FM

                                                                                                                  FrankM

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                  Extremely understaffed. Our server appeared as if it was her first day on the job.

                                                                                                                34. SG

                                                                                                                  StacyG

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Awesome restaurant and even better service from MELVIN. Great atmosphere and overall great experience.

                                                                                                                35. JJ

                                                                                                                  JohnJ

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                  Granted, we were late starting but the service seems to have diminished since my first visit. Maybe our server, although she was lovely and very kind, seems to have been pre-occupied or over worked. It took a really long time to get drinks, even though bar was not busy. My meal did not arrive complete and when I asked for the biscuit that was on the menu as part of the meal, she returned and said they were out of biscuits but she could bring toast. I said that's fine, never got my toast. I'll be back of course but I'll be more aware of service quality.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 10 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Hello JohnJ, Very sorry to hear that you have had a rather untypical experience with us this time. We do appreciate the feedback so that issues can be addressed with staff.

                                                                                                                36. MM

                                                                                                                  MichelleM

                                                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  I am from here. I was extremely impressed with the entire place. Food was on point and delicious!! I will recommend to all.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 13 April 2022

                                                                                                                  Thank you so much MichelleM for the awesome review!!

                                                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  The room was beautiful but the service was so awful we will never go back. We had to ask them 3 times to order wine and it finally came only after our salads arrived. It was my daughters birthday and they messed up her order and brought out the wrong dish and then took them 25 mins to bring her the right dish and by that time the rest of the party had finished eating. So we left without our daughter even getting a meal on her birthday. The waitress also spilled an entire glass of water into my food and all over me. Everything seemed extremely difficult for them. The food was ok so the kitchen staff must be good. The tricolors salad and Cacio e Pepe pasta were decent. But never again. Too many amazing places to eat in NOLA…this is not one of them.

                                                                                                                  Josephine EstelleResponded on 16 April 2022

                                                                                                                  We are very sorry about your experience. Also, thank you for sharing this information with us as we work out the issues that arose during your stay.

                                                                                                                38. SM

                                                                                                                  SterlingM

                                                                                                                  Birmingham

                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  Nothing special. Not worth the Uber fare. Better choices available in French Quarter where we were staying.

                                                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  Outstanding meal. Great atmosphere. Service was average.

                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Excellent service

                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                  • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                Josephine Estelle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Josephine Estelle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 930-3070.

                                                                                                                Josephine Estelle is rated 4.1 stars by 2003 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                Google Map for Josephine Estelle

                                                                                                                600 Carondelet St New Orleans, LA 70130

                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                • Cross Street

                                                                                                                  Lafayette St.

                                                                                                                • Area

                                                                                                                  Central Business District

                                                                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                  Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                  Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian

                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                • Parking Details

                                                                                                                  Valet

                                                                                                                • Public Transit

                                                                                                                  Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.

                                                                                                                • Payment Options

                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                • Entertainment

                                                                                                                  We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)

                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                  Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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