Josephine's Restaurant

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468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Directions
+16173750699
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84% of 275 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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Report | 3 months ago
I was never able to go because the restaurant closed... oh bummer!! I had really wanted to go for great French food. Are there other options?
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Report | 5 months ago
Truly wonderful food and service
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Wonderful service & food
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Report | 5 months ago
Extremely small portions. Doesn't let you order any desert you like. Automatically put tips in at 18% for bad service to only 2 people.
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Report | 5 months ago
Food was excellent. Staff friendly and accomodating.
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Report | 5 months ago
Josephine's has good food, but it's far from excellent French cuisine. Overpriced and underwhelming, if you plan to eat at Josephine's, expect good food, but not a great dining experience overall. The old saying, "You get what you pay for," will not hold up at Josephine's. I've eaten at 3 French restaurants in the immediate Boston area (the other 2 being the old Chez Henri, formerly in Cambridge, and Bistro Petit Robert) and Josephine's rates #3 on that list. No tablecloths, slow service and big bucks! If your looking for French cuisine par excellence, Josephine's may disappoint you. We rated it 4 out of 5 which in academics is an 80% or B-, that's the absolute highest score we can rationalize. Josephine's needs to step it up if they expect customer satisfaction and returning customers. Bon appetit!
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Report | 5 months ago
Great staff, good food in the French style. Just don't try to park if there's an event at Fenway Park!
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Very yummy
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Report | 5 months ago
Great service and food. Nice wine choices. Would definitely go again. The food was prepared and presented well - starters, side dishes, and main courses were wonderful. Salmon and trout were extraordinary. Desserts a bit uninspired but tasty.
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Great food and exceptional service!
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From Our Editors

Though Sam Gosselin was born in the United States, French joie de vivre is still hardwired into his DNA. His parents were natives of France, and he spent his childhood summers visiting extended family in regions of the European countryside known for wine and food. As an adult, he even set down roots in Paris for some time before eventually landing in Boston. But just because Sam was back in the States didn't mean he was ready to leave behind the joyous culture of food, drinks, and fellowship. So he opened Josephine's Restaurant, a loving homage to his family's homeland that he affectionately named after his mother.

Executive Chef Stefano Quaresima brings Sam's Parisian vision to life, drawing from his extensive experience cooking in kitchens all over the world to craft a menu of French delicacies. He covers all the bases, whipping up everything from escargot to braised-short-rib bourguignon with roasted root vegetables and red wine. The kitchen doesn't forget about the desserts, either, preparing seasonal crème brûlée and chocolate mousse, among others. And to compliment these meals, servers fill glasses with wines from a list flush with French bottles.

But if the food and drink aren't enough to fully transport you across the Atlantic, the comfortable dining room with high-backed booths and a crackling fireplace should finish the job. Accented by exposed brick, romantic lighting, and elegant wine displays, the space evokes what Sam describes as, "...a little bit of the River Seine on the Charles."

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