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What about Chez Josephine?

nspen1010 Jan 11, 2012 06:39 PM

I walked past this place not too long ago and thought it looked interesting because of how small it was. Has anyone eaten there lately? If so, what can you tell me about it? Is the food any good? What other restaurants would be better within the same price range?

  1. Motosport Jan 12, 2012 07:07 AM

    We went to Chez Josephine once, pre theater. It's a very nice space with good food. I would reccomend it.
    For us it just was not one of those places that called out to us to come back. Don't know why? Maybe it's because there are soooooo many good places in Manhattan? Does that happen to anyone else? Might be a good topic for a new thread?

    1. Wilfrid Jan 11, 2012 08:53 PM

      There's a lot to tell and you should check out their website. The restaurant was opened by two adopted sons of the star Josephine Baker, one of whom - Jean-Claude - still presides. It's a warm, theatrical spot with live piano music. You may see artists currently appearing on Broadway eating there. The food is straightforward classic French; the boudin noir is recommended.


      Chez Josephine
      414 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

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        small h Jan 11, 2012 07:16 PM

        The only Chez Josephine I know is on W. 42nd, and it's not particularly small. Maybe you're thinking of something else? I've had brunch there a few times. It's pretty good, nothing I'd go out of my way for.

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        1. re: small h
          foodwhisperer Jan 11, 2012 09:23 PM

          There's Chez Jacqueline on MacDougal St that is pretty good, small Romanticish

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