2424 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
I decided to try Josie's for a recent special occasion. I made a reservation, and my whole party showed up within 10 mins of the reservation time. The host informed me that our table was running late, but neglected to fess up until later that the party at the table we were waiting on had decided delay their order for an hour waiting for one late stragler, and because of this, our table wasn't ready. We were fine with this as we were having drinks at the bar, but as the time rolled on it became obscene. For no apparent reason, this meathead manager (I assume Josie's loser husband) decided to approach us and explain the limitations of taking reservations as a restaurant. We asked why they take reservations, only to have the manager say ""Oh, its going to be like that, huh?"" Shocked, I decided to calm the situation by explaining our frustation with the evening. His response: ""Keep dishing it, guy, keep dishing."" \r
So, I regret to say that I cannot comment on the food. The horrible service, prior to even sitting, forced us to leave. There were so many ways to avoid a bad exchange (call us to say the table was delayed - they take #s when you make a reservation, start us with some appies at the bar, a round of complementary drinks, asking the sitting table who ignored the situation to adjourn to the bar for an appertif, etc.) The one really crappy way was to send over a rude meathead manager/husband, has no social graces whatsoever. If you choose to ignore this and think that people only write when the encounter situations that anger them, you might be right. But still, I wouldn't go to Josies ever again, and they are on my personal blacklist.