Josie

★★★★★
  • 2424 Pico Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

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  • 310-581-9888

About Josie

Hours
Sunday To Thursday From 06:00 PM To 08:30 PM Friday From 06:00 PM To 09:30 PM Saturday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM

Food

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We ate here a couple of months ago. At first, I was quite impressed. The cocktails were intresting and we had an enjoyable appetizer. My husband ordered some sort of beef for his main course. I wanted to try it so he put some of it on

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We ate here a couple of months ago. At first, I was quite impressed. The cocktails were intresting and we had an enjoyable appetizer. My husband ordered some sort of beef for his main course. I wanted to try it so he put some of it on

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My boyfriend and I went to Josie last night after reading great things in Los Angeles magazine and on citysearch, but have to say were disappointed. We eat out frequently, always trying to experience new restaurants with an open mind and

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My boyfriend and I went to Josie last night after reading great things in Los Angeles magazine and on citysearch, but have to say were disappointed. We eat out frequently, always trying to experience new restaurants with an open mind and

Pros: Good cocktails

Cons: boring food, boring interior

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I recomend everything on the menu!\r
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As appetizer the roasted quail was cooked perfectly.....\r
The venison, cooked to a perfect medium-rare, and the short ribs with cous cous. And for dessert we ordered the

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I recomend everything on the menu!\r
My own experience: \r
As appetizer the roasted quail was cooked perfectly.....\r
The venison, cooked to a perfect medium-rare, and the short ribs with cous cous. And for dessert we ordered the

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I enjoy eating here. Nice atmosphere and interesting combinations of food. I feel it could be a little better but overall very good, romantic place for a special occasion out.

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I enjoy eating here. Nice atmosphere and interesting combinations of food. I feel it could be a little better but overall very good, romantic place for a special occasion out.

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I had a celebratory meal at Josie last week. Overall, a great meal and a great time. The service was very good.\r
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We started (two of us, but hungry), with frogs legs, duck leg, and pork belly. All were excellent, though the pork belly

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I had a celebratory meal at Josie last week. Overall, a great meal and a great time. The service was very good.\r
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We started (two of us, but hungry), with frogs legs, duck leg, and pork belly. All were excellent, though the pork belly

Pros: great food, good service, fair value, corkage-free Mondays, wheelchair-accessible

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I had been looking forward to my first Josie experience. I came away very disappointed. The food was good. I had the duck which was wonderful. My husband had the venison so-so. The thing I was most disappointed with was the service. It

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I had been looking forward to my first Josie experience. I came away very disappointed. The food was good. I had the duck which was wonderful. My husband had the venison so-so. The thing I was most disappointed with was the service. It

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My investment banker friends took me to josie last weekend for dinner.We are all wine collectors and wine afficionado's and i was told that they have an impeccable wine list.My friends told me to pick the wines for the evening from the

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My investment banker friends took me to josie last weekend for dinner.We are all wine collectors and wine afficionado's and i was told that they have an impeccable wine list.My friends told me to pick the wines for the evening from the

Cons: Bad waiter,fat manager,wine temperature,food,restrooms,hostess

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I went to josie a week ago with friends who raved sooooooo much about this restaurant.On arrival we were told thirty minutes wait for a table with reservation.We waited at the bar and had few cocktails none to rave about.On being seated we

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I went to josie a week ago with friends who raved sooooooo much about this restaurant.On arrival we were told thirty minutes wait for a table with reservation.We waited at the bar and had few cocktails none to rave about.On being seated we

Pros: nione

Cons: sooooo many

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went to josie last night and had a magnificent dining experience all around. we were early for our 8:30 reservation and were given the option to be seated then or have a drink at the bar. we opted to have a predinner cocktail which was

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went to josie last night and had a magnificent dining experience all around. we were early for our 8:30 reservation and were given the option to be seated then or have a drink at the bar. we opted to have a predinner cocktail which was

Pros: wonderful food, interesting wine list

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I decided to try Josie's for a recent special occasion. I made a reservation, and my whole party showed up within 10 mins of the reservation time. The host informed me that our table was running late, but neglected to fess up until later

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I decided to try Josie's for a recent special occasion. I made a reservation, and my whole party showed up within 10 mins of the reservation time. The host informed me that our table was running late, but neglected to fess up until later

Pros: Good bar nuts

Cons: Service, Managment

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I arrived at Josie at 6pm alone. The place was empty, but filled within one hour so make reservations for dinner. The crown is middle-aged and I am 29 so I felt odd. If you have good company you won't really notice. Service is not

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I arrived at Josie at 6pm alone. The place was empty, but filled within one hour so make reservations for dinner. The crown is middle-aged and I am 29 so I felt odd. If you have good company you won't really notice. Service is not

Pros: Rich yet unpretentious food, nice ambiance, quite area

Cons: Pricey, old crowd

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Had a business meeting here, we asked for a private table and got a table in the back where we could have a conversation. The restaurant is a quaint quiet place, the food is outstanding! I cannot wait to go back again.

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Had a business meeting here, we asked for a private table and got a table in the back where we could have a conversation. The restaurant is a quaint quiet place, the food is outstanding! I cannot wait to go back again.

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We went here after seeing one of the three women who run the place on the food network. Our instincts paid off; the food was fantastic. The decor was simple but pleasantly romantic. The staff were very nice and seated us promptly.

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We went here after seeing one of the three women who run the place on the food network. Our instincts paid off; the food was fantastic. The decor was simple but pleasantly romantic. The staff were very nice and seated us promptly.

Pros: food, service

Cons: parking: valet in the street

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This place is great! The food was just awesome, from the soup, sweet potato fries, etc. I had veal which was done just right! The sorbet and gelato were really good, though I later found out this place was voted best pastries! Now I have

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This place is great! The food was just awesome, from the soup, sweet potato fries, etc. I had veal which was done just right! The sorbet and gelato were really good, though I later found out this place was voted best pastries! Now I have

Pros: Great food, dessert, service

Cons: ? expensive i guess?

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The chef is amazing. We were very happy with everything from seating, lighting, service, and best of all ....the FOOD!!! Looked like a great spot for a business dinner as well with a bar in the back section.

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The chef is amazing. We were very happy with everything from seating, lighting, service, and best of all ....the FOOD!!! Looked like a great spot for a business dinner as well with a bar in the back section.

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My husband and I have walked past Josie's a million times and always thought it looked interesting. Last weekend we saw the chef/owner on the Food Network at some sort of South Beach cook-off at which she won! Her food looked so

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My husband and I have walked past Josie's a million times and always thought it looked interesting. Last weekend we saw the chef/owner on the Food Network at some sort of South Beach cook-off at which she won! Her food looked so

Pros: Street Parking + Valet

Cons: Can't think of a single thing

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August 8, 2006\r
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Dear Chef & Owner Jill Davie:\r
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My daughter Jenelle and I wanted to send you a brief note of thanks for the delightful dinner we enjoyed at Josie last night. Your hospitality, delicious food presented in such an

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August 8, 2006\r
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Dear Chef & Owner Jill Davie:\r
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My daughter Jenelle and I wanted to send you a brief note of thanks for the delightful dinner we enjoyed at Josie last night. Your hospitality, delicious food presented in such an

Pros: Personal Service

Cons: Parking, Price

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WOW! Took my father and fam for Dads day. The waiter could not have been any more professional, I almost felt embarrassed when I asked about the "sepia". I do know a little about good food, but the staff guided both me and my family

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WOW! Took my father and fam for Dads day. The waiter could not have been any more professional, I almost felt embarrassed when I asked about the "sepia". I do know a little about good food, but the staff guided both me and my family

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at 175 smackers (for two people) this place is definitely NOT WORTH it. but you know what? even if it had only be $100, i'd still feel that way. the food was underwhelming, flavor-wise, the service was AWFUL. the restaurant wasn't even

3
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at 175 smackers (for two people) this place is definitely NOT WORTH it. but you know what? even if it had only be $100, i'd still feel that way. the food was underwhelming, flavor-wise, the service was AWFUL. the restaurant wasn't even

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I was excited to try this place b/c the menu looked great. I was a bit disappointed. I started with a fig and goat cheese tart which was basically just a crispy pastry shell with some arugula, figs, and a few goat cheese crumbles laying

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I was excited to try this place b/c the menu looked great. I was a bit disappointed. I started with a fig and goat cheese tart which was basically just a crispy pastry shell with some arugula, figs, and a few goat cheese crumbles laying

Pros: good service, pleasant atmosphere

Cons: overpriced

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One of the best places to eat in LA. On par with the best of Chicago and New York. Good wine list, helpful staff, wonderful food, great ambiance.

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One of the best places to eat in LA. On par with the best of Chicago and New York. Good wine list, helpful staff, wonderful food, great ambiance.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

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The food was amazing as well as the service. A very cool small restaurant. The desserts were great as well but ending up spending almost $50 a person and didn't even have drinks.

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The food was amazing as well as the service. A very cool small restaurant. The desserts were great as well but ending up spending almost $50 a person and didn't even have drinks.

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Josie offers very reasonable prices for a restaurant of this caliber. Make sure you get your reservations well in advance of the date you want to dine there.

PROS: fantastic wines by the glass
CONS: a teensy bit crowded when they're busy

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Josie offers very reasonable prices for a restaurant of this caliber. Make sure you get your reservations well in advance of the date you want to dine there.

PROS: fantastic wines by the glass
CONS: a teensy bit crowded when they're busy

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Chef Josie Le Balch makes really good food, but her husband's very haughty manner and bad attitude really ruined the experience for us.

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Chef Josie Le Balch makes really good food, but her husband's very haughty manner and bad attitude really ruined the experience for us.

Cons: nasty owner, Haughty attitude, poor service

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As I entered the restaurant I had to walk through a cloud of smoke just exhaled by the owner. Had reservations for weeks for party of 13. I announced our presence to the maiter'd, everyone arrived, chatted around the bar for a while.

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As I entered the restaurant I had to walk through a cloud of smoke just exhaled by the owner. Had reservations for weeks for party of 13. I announced our presence to the maiter'd, everyone arrived, chatted around the bar for a while.

Pros: street parking, nice bathroom, polite bus boys

Cons: , poor service, bad steaks

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Josie restaurant is very generous with their portions. I ordered the salad and my boyfriend ordered the butternut squash soup and frog's legs for appetitizers. After that, we were half full already. We literally ate 1/3 of the entrees

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Josie restaurant is very generous with their portions. I ordered the salad and my boyfriend ordered the butternut squash soup and frog's legs for appetitizers. After that, we were half full already. We literally ate 1/3 of the entrees

Pros: generous portions, good food, ambience

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Great French bistro.

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Great French bistro.

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One of the best restaurants I have been to on the Westside. Broad and inventive menu with great choices for different tastes. Excellent wine list with a good selection of by the glass and half bottles. We took my mother here for her

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One of the best restaurants I have been to on the Westside. Broad and inventive menu with great choices for different tastes. Excellent wine list with a good selection of by the glass and half bottles. We took my mother here for her

Pros: Service, Great menu, Extensive wine list

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I dined at Josie about a year ago, and I am dying to back to have the same dish I had: the buffalo burger. If you're a burger lover, it will blow you away. The meat is on the sweet side, cooked perfectly, with the best fixin's and homemade

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I dined at Josie about a year ago, and I am dying to back to have the same dish I had: the buffalo burger. If you're a burger lover, it will blow you away. The meat is on the sweet side, cooked perfectly, with the best fixin's and homemade

Pros: food, service

Cons: , very expensive

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I went with expectation of have a great meal. The food just wasnt as flavorful as I would have liked. Others say different, so maybe I just had a bad experience. The crowd is mature (old), so I think most of them probably didnt have that

3
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I went with expectation of have a great meal. The food just wasnt as flavorful as I would have liked. Others say different, so maybe I just had a bad experience. The crowd is mature (old), so I think most of them probably didnt have that

Pros: Service

Cons: , Old crowd

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Ate their tonight. Fantastic meal. Service was attentive, discreet & informative. Will return for another special evening. Wine list was pricey. $173 (including tax+tip) for two people: one appetizer, two main courses, one dessert,

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Ate their tonight. Fantastic meal. Service was attentive, discreet & informative. Will return for another special evening. Wine list was pricey. $173 (including tax+tip) for two people: one appetizer, two main courses, one dessert,

Pros: Service, Food

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The wild boar is to die for.

5
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The wild boar is to die for.

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Spent my birthday here; service was top-notch, food was spectacular -- probably my best experience in town, and the ambience was comfortably home-like. These people know how to run a restaurant. It's pricey, but worth it.

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Spent my birthday here; service was top-notch, food was spectacular -- probably my best experience in town, and the ambience was comfortably home-like. These people know how to run a restaurant. It's pricey, but worth it.

Pros: Service, Welcoming, Food, food, food!

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Being in my twenties, I'm used to nicer restaurants treating my wife and I poorly. But at Josie, we felt like guests of honor. The waiter was excellent making tons of superb recommendations. the food was outstanding. Everything we had

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Being in my twenties, I'm used to nicer restaurants treating my wife and I poorly. But at Josie, we felt like guests of honor. The waiter was excellent making tons of superb recommendations. the food was outstanding. Everything we had

Pros: great service, excellent food

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Food was fabulous. Get the Mushroom pastry "sandwitch" for appetizer.

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Food was fabulous. Get the Mushroom pastry "sandwitch" for appetizer.

Pros: Charming, Fancy, Awesome Food

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I've always read about the place, and finally had a chance to try it out! The friendly and informative staff helped us with some great selections. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. And the rack of lamb was juicy and tender. Definately try this

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I've always read about the place, and finally had a chance to try it out! The friendly and informative staff helped us with some great selections. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. And the rack of lamb was juicy and tender. Definately try this

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There's an old saying: If you live in Santa Monica and you're caught having dinner east of Sepulveda, you're having an affair. This restaurant is one reason never to venture out of this oceanside city. Superb and talented chef delights

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There's an old saying: If you live in Santa Monica and you're caught having dinner east of Sepulveda, you're having an affair. This restaurant is one reason never to venture out of this oceanside city. Superb and talented chef delights

Pros: Inventive food, Comfortable, Delightful

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Been 4 times with no end in sight. Josie is the best. Known for game foods (wild boar, venison, roo ribs, etc.), her fish and vegetable dishes are excellent too. Some great bargains also exist on the wine list. And you'll love the bar

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Been 4 times with no end in sight. Josie is the best. Known for game foods (wild boar, venison, roo ribs, etc.), her fish and vegetable dishes are excellent too. Some great bargains also exist on the wine list. And you'll love the bar

Pros: food quality, menu choices, service

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everything that comes out of chef josie le balch's kitchen is absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious, and perfect. her husband and co-owner frank delzio manages the restaurant with effortless grace and class. be sure to book ahead of time

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everything that comes out of chef josie le balch's kitchen is absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious, and perfect. her husband and co-owner frank delzio manages the restaurant with effortless grace and class. be sure to book ahead of time

Pros: valet parking, amazing food, wonderful ambience

Cons: not good for groups, not good for kids

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NICE PLACE FOR A SMALL GROUP, SHOULD MAKE RESERVATIONS. FOOD EXCELLENT AND UNSUAL.

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NICE PLACE FOR A SMALL GROUP, SHOULD MAKE RESERVATIONS. FOOD EXCELLENT AND UNSUAL.

 

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