This sexy midtown bistro is brought to us by Jean-Claude Baker, adoptive son of the eponymous Josephine-—the 1920s dancer who scandalized Paris with her banana-ornamented G-string. Pictures of the “Black Pearl” hang on the scarlet walls, and tinsel drips from the blue tin ceiling. Food ranges from culinary relics like a succulent duck à l’orange to Southern American dishes (crisp-skinned fried chicken). The restaurant’s location translates to a hopping pre- and posttheater crowd—join them for La Délice Josephine, a superbly smooth flourless chocolate cake, after the curtain falls.
|Venue name:||Chez Josephine||Contact:|
414 W 42nd St
|Cross street:||between Ninth and Tenth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, DC, MC, V|