We got a look inside Josephine, the newest 12 South restaurant. It’s a great addition to the neighborhood and the booming restaurant scene in Nashville. With a simple, yet elegant atmosphere combined with modern American cuisine, Josephine is living up to their one-word description of “unfussy.”
Decoration details include black and white tile floors, maroon booths along the wall, and a large bar, making the space welcoming and comfortable. The restaurant seats about 120 people. There are a variety of seating options, including dining tables, community seating, an outdoor patio, and about 25 stools at the bar. From any seat in the house, you can view the entire restaurant, which makes it feel small and cozy. The kitchen is also exposed with the chefs in plain view.
The long, black tables, which will serve as community tables, are made from bowling lanes from Melrose Lanes. The lanes were scorched to create the black color. The burnt orange chairs were salvaged from a Massachusetts flea market and redone to match the contemporary decor. Every detail is thoughtful and well put together.
Josephine will have modern American cuisine ranging from about $7 to $30. They will be open everyday except Tuesday, serving only dinner from 5pm to 10pm, for now. Lunch service is expected to begin in January 2014. Brunch will also be served in the near future. With Miranda Whitcomb Pontes (creator of Frothy Monkey and Burger Up) and Jim Lewis behind the Josephine concept, we expect this place to be well-loved by many.
To get an idea of the cuisine served at Josephine, take a look at the temporary menu from Family and Friends Night below. The full menu will be available soon.
Address: 2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN