Josephine Creperie & Bistro

★★★★☆

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Mon-Tue, closed for private parties; Wed-Thu, 4:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 4:30pm-11pm; Sunday Brunch, 11am-3pm; Sunday Dinner, 3pm-9pm

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my boyfriend took me to josephine's for a "romantic" dinner. the ambiance was lacking to say the least. i was impressed that they bottle their own wine, although for the taste i believe it was overpriced. our shrimp appetizer was good, but once again...overpriced for the portion size. i had the short ribs and my boyfriend had duck confit. the short ribs were definitely better than the duck, which was very unappetizing, but neither of the dishes were that great. i ordered a crepe nutella for dessert and thought it would be wonderful since josephine's calls themselves a creperie. it was completely overdone. i have been to paris and had crepes, i know what they should taste like. this was horrible. i don't understand how they can call themselves a creperie when they can't even get that right. all of this would not necessarily leave a bad taste in my mouth, but after paying the outlandish $120 bill, we left out the back entrance where you can see in to the kitchen. not only was the kitchen not that clean, there was a young KID making the crepes. he was wearing street clothes with his pants hanging down, butt and boxers very visable. in my opinion, if you are going to charge that much for a meal, i expect a real chef in the kitchen...with proper attire. if i wanted that kind of a meal, with that kind of service and professionalism in the kitchen i would go to a dive. i will NEVER go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

my boyfriend took me to josephine's for a "romantic" dinner. the ambiance was lacking to say the least. i was impressed that they bottle their own wine, although for the taste i believe it was overpriced. our shrimp appetizer was good, but once again...overpriced for the portion size. i had the short ribs and my boyfriend had duck confit. the short ribs were definitely better than the duck, which was very unappetizing, but neither of the dishes were that great. i ordered a crepe nutella for dessert and thought it would be wonderful since josephine's calls themselves a creperie. it was completely overdone. i have been to paris and had crepes, i know what they should taste like. this was horrible. i don't understand how they can call themselves a creperie when they can't even get that right. all of this would not necessarily leave a bad taste in my mouth, but after paying the outlandish $120 bill, we left out the back entrance where you can see in to the kitchen. not only was the kitchen not that clean, there was a young KID making the crepes. he was wearing street clothes with his pants hanging down, butt and boxers very visable. in my opinion, if you are going to charge that much for a meal, i expect a real chef in the kitchen...with proper attire. if i wanted that kind of a meal, with that kind of service and professionalism in the kitchen i would go to a dive. i will NEVER go there again.

Pros: house made wine?

Cons: bad crepes, overpriced, food not great, unprofessional staff

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Josephine has a warm and welcoming feel. Love the food, decor and music. Not only are the crepes fantastic so is the atmosphere. The art work hanging on the walls is one of a kind. I love how the owners support not only the community of Ferndale but also local artists in the greater Detroit area.

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★★★★★

Josephine has a warm and welcoming feel. Love the food, decor and music. Not only are the crepes fantastic so is the atmosphere. The art work hanging on the walls is one of a kind. I love how the owners support not only the community of Ferndale but also local artists in the greater Detroit area.

Pros: quality food, warm & ecletic atmosphere

Cons: wine selection & price

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Wonderfull! get the seat next to the window!
Eggs Josephine are good + French onion soup!:)
Bathroom a little dirty & small, but walk around the nighrborhood is fasinating....

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★★★★★

Wonderfull! get the seat next to the window!
Eggs Josephine are good + French onion soup!:)
Bathroom a little dirty & small, but walk around the nighrborhood is fasinating....

Pros: Food , decoration, View

Cons: bathroom- dirty window & tiny, back

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Keep in mind that it's a "Bistro" (with capital B)!!!

This place can get loud and the music isn't always the best. Decor is so-so. Wine is over-priced with very little variety. I did a "last Wednesday" (by myself) and my bill came up to about 48 dollars. Most of the plates were cold and not very exciting. Staff is not very attentive and slow. They are mostly teenage girls and not experienced. It hardly qualifies as a "nice" French place. If you like French food you are likely to find a better place!!!!

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★★★☆☆

Keep in mind that it's a "Bistro" (with capital B)!!!

This place can get loud and the music isn't always the best. Decor is so-so. Wine is over-priced with very little variety. I did a "last Wednesday" (by myself) and my bill came up to about 48 dollars. Most of the plates were cold and not very exciting. Staff is not very attentive and slow. They are mostly teenage girls and not experienced. It hardly qualifies as a "nice" French place. If you like French food you are likely to find a better place!!!!

Pros: different

Cons: slow, somewhat noisy, cold food

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My husband and I had Easter brunch buffet Josephine's. We've been in other times where the food has been terrific, but the buffet was a disappointment. The brunch was $21.95 plus the cost of beverages. With two coffees, our bill came out to around $50. Although the presentation was great, the food was cold (even when brought straight from the kitchen to the warming trays). When I complained, it was suggested to me to make a plate to be "nuked" in the microwave. The sound of "nuked" buffet food didn't interest me in the least. I left feeling disappointed. Dinner I've had there has been fantastic, but I would not recommend making a reservation for any type of buffet here.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I had Easter brunch buffet Josephine's. We've been in other times where the food has been terrific, but the buffet was a disappointment. The brunch was $21.95 plus the cost of beverages. With two coffees, our bill came out to around $50. Although the presentation was great, the food was cold (even when brought straight from the kitchen to the warming trays). When I complained, it was suggested to me to make a plate to be "nuked" in the microwave. The sound of "nuked" buffet food didn't interest me in the least. I left feeling disappointed. Dinner I've had there has been fantastic, but I would not recommend making a reservation for any type of buffet here.

Pros: Great presentation and service

Cons: Cold food

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This place is amazing. The staff here are outstanding. The food is just out of this world. If you get the chance, go to this restaurant. I cannot say enough good things about it.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing. The staff here are outstanding. The food is just out of this world. If you get the chance, go to this restaurant. I cannot say enough good things about it.

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Last Wednesdays is a great chance to sample this wonderful restaurant at a fixed price menu. Inventive, European and tasty. If you can't make wednesday I highly recommend the seafood crepe or the duck confit. And try a crepe for dessert.
They make their own wine which is a little inconsistent, but you are there for the wonderful food!
I highly recommend reservations for 'Last Wednesdays'. It can get packed.

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★★★★★

Last Wednesdays is a great chance to sample this wonderful restaurant at a fixed price menu. Inventive, European and tasty. If you can't make wednesday I highly recommend the seafood crepe or the duck confit. And try a crepe for dessert.
They make their own wine which is a little inconsistent, but you are there for the wonderful food!
I highly recommend reservations for 'Last Wednesdays'. It can get packed.

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This bistro has some of my favorite decor of any Ferndale restaurant. It's romantic, cozy, cool, and serene, with lots of great artwork, wood booths, and warm colors. The food is really great, and obviously lovingly prepared. The wild mushroom crepe is a definite standout. My only complaint is that the price of their house wine is too high. It's decent wine, but you're charged premium wine prices. It brings an otherwise reasonably priced meal to too high a total. Other than that, though, highly recommended if you like European bistro food and atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

This bistro has some of my favorite decor of any Ferndale restaurant. It's romantic, cozy, cool, and serene, with lots of great artwork, wood booths, and warm colors. The food is really great, and obviously lovingly prepared. The wild mushroom crepe is a definite standout. My only complaint is that the price of their house wine is too high. It's decent wine, but you're charged premium wine prices. It brings an otherwise reasonably priced meal to too high a total. Other than that, though, highly recommended if you like European bistro food and atmosphere.

Pros: Warm ambience, delicious food

Cons: High-priced wine, sometimes slow service

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We had reservations for the "Last Wednesday". Our seats were near the kitchen. Next time we will request window or somewhere else. Not because they were bad seats, just that it would have been nicer elsewhere.

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★★★★☆

We had reservations for the "Last Wednesday". Our seats were near the kitchen. Next time we will request window or somewhere else. Not because they were bad seats, just that it would have been nicer elsewhere.

 

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