Review: Josie’s West (New York City)

It’s good to be blogging again!

On Thursday night Bobby and I met up with one of my friends from a long long time ago. Gosh, I missed her. We met her very smart and cool boyfriend as well. Thursday (December 3rd) was actually Bobby’s and my 4 year anniversary as well as my brother’s birthday and Bobby’s sister’s birthday. Pretty awesome day.

Anyway, Kate and Simon suggested that we check out Josie’s West on 75th and Amsterdam. It’s a restaurant that serves food and uses “healthy & wholesome ingredients”. Their menu had a glossary (maybe people kept asking questions?) that described some of the more atypical ingredients like “Air baked organic Belgian fries” and “coulis”.

Disclaimer: I didn’t take pictures; I found what I could online.

The meal started with complimentary bread. I chose the cornbread. It was just okay; Whole Foods’s cornbread is better. There was also a dish of some kind of creamed squash spread, which was completely fabulous. I put it on everything.

Bobby and I got two things and kind of shared. We got “organic mesclun greens” with grilled chicken and a red wine-wasabi vinaigrette. The vinaigrette was nothing short of incredible, but the greens and the chicken were fairly boring. I wouldn’t get this again (so bland) but I do want to try to recreate the vinaigrette.


We also got the “char-grilled natural turkey cheeseburger” (picture from the website) which came with cheddar and a honey mustard sauce. Bobby got steamed greens instead of fries (who is this boy?). The burger was very flavorful and juicy. I’d get it again for sure.

To be honest, the company was way more interesting than the food. We might go back, because I feel like I missed out on some cool dishes by getting the salad… but we weren’t really focused on the food at all and I had to pick something to order at the last minute so I went with my fallback (yep, I’m a salad girl). I was way more interested in catching up with Kate!

Overall rating: 6/10 stars. If it had been cheaper I would have rated it higher. The salad was about $15 and the burger was about $14. ::Shrug:: It was a great night, though.

Before dinner I hit up Lululemon and made a kickass buy; more on that later. I also have to blog about…

Stay tuned.

What are you doing this weekend? Tonight Bobby and I went to a neat joint in Astoria and tomorrow we’re going to Chinatown for lunch with 2 of my coworkers. We’re also going back to Lulu and I hope to do some grocery shopping so that I can actually cook something yummy.

12 Comments on Review: Josie’s West (New York City)

  1. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    4 December, 2009 at 11:16 pm (7 years ago)

    cant wait to see/hear bout the lulu purchases. Recently i dropped 200+ in there and although I like my stuff, i am kinda not loving it as much as i wish. sigh….I do love this brand called Tonic. And Be Present and Prana. Would love to hear your faves, other than lulu 🙂

  2. Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    5 December, 2009 at 12:49 am (7 years ago)

    Sounds like a great time!
    H and I are having an adult weekend – wine tasting and heading to our favorite resort!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Eliza
    5 December, 2009 at 3:37 am (7 years ago)

    love josies in NY! 🙂 i used to live right down the street!
    sounds like a great time!


  4. coco
    5 December, 2009 at 4:49 am (7 years ago)

    so happy to know that you’re happy! 😀

  5. VeggieGirl
    5 December, 2009 at 5:14 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks for the review! So many restaurants in NYC, so little time 🙂

  6. Ada
    5 December, 2009 at 5:21 am (7 years ago)

    I live really close to Josie’s on the UWS, but I never really go there because I’ve had some pretty bad experiences (two of them involving food poisoning!). Astoria is one of the best places to eat in the city, all that Greek food is delicious:)

  7. Light Delight with TouTou
    5 December, 2009 at 5:50 am (7 years ago)

    You are so lucky in NYC! so many place to eat and celebrate the important days 😀 that cheeseburger looks huge…but I’m more interested in its cheddar and honey side – they look very yummy….can I just order the side???
    Being busy is a good thing!

  8. Dori
    5 December, 2009 at 6:04 am (7 years ago)

    Josie’s is kinda blah. There are a couple of things there I really like (sweet potato mash!) but overall the food is bland. The brunch is awful! Citrus next door is just as healthy and MUST tastier — same owner!

  9. Pure2Raw Twins
    5 December, 2009 at 11:12 am (7 years ago)

    I love salads too! Sorry your dinner was not that great, maybe next time 🙂 I am putting some Lulu items on my wish list!! Love that store

  10. Kimberly
    5 December, 2009 at 2:16 pm (7 years ago)

    awesome. Where do you usually shop in Chinatown? I usually do my grocery shopping near Grand and Mott Street.

  11. Bekah
    6 December, 2009 at 3:19 pm (7 years ago)

    Ooo I want to see the Lulu purchases! And you’re so very welcome miss Maggie for your package. Glad it arrived safe and sound! 🙂 xoxo ohh and no worries about the lack of blogging/commenting, happens to the best of us dear. at least you’re enjoying your job! sounds fantastic.

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