Josie’s

300 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10023(212) 769-1212josiesnyc.com

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I have eaten at Josie’s at least 50 times so it’s pretty safe to say I know this place like the back of my tongue. So I guess you could say I’m a fan. That’s not to say that I don’t see Josie’s for what it is, which is good, not great, organic with style. But back when Josie’s first opened, she was the only game in town. Paving the way for the likes of Pure Food & Wine, etc… Therefore I feel the need to give added props to Josie’s for changing the game.

So, after over a decade of faithful patronage here are some of my suggestions:

Always, always, always order one of their beverages. They are all excellent. Their Sangria is better than most Tapas bars. Their lemonades, spiked and non are both fantastic. They have twists on Mimosas, you name it. Just don’t miss out, because this is one of the best parts of dining at Josie’s.

For appetizers I love the Nori rolls (sushi without the raw fish) and the spicy black bean dumplings. For salad, try the Mykonos. It’s a delicious take on a Greek, as the name suggests, but ask them to throw some grilled shrimp on top for a few bucks more. It’s worth it. And the macadamia crusted chicken is another dish I’ve eaten more times than I have fingers.

And for sweets, it’s really only between two for me. Either the Lemon Ribbon Pie or the Apple Crumble. Both are surprisingly good for a “healthy” (wink, wink) dessert.

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