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“Absolutely love this place - great food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Joseph's

Joseph's
Ranked #14 of 160 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Joseph's Restaurant is named after owner and chef, Lebanese-born Joseph Habr, who has over 35 years of experience under his belt. Nestled in the verdant Rookery Nook in Maraval, Joseph's is a unique haven away from the bustle of the city. Joseph's Restaurant offers many options for a unique dining experience. Diners can choose from the main dining area cooled by fans and the gentle breezes, the elegant air conditioned room or a private room suited for board meetings. Also available is the newly added patio area on the outskirts of the building with lush greenery and the chirping of the birds in the trees.
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Absolutely love this place - great food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I am partial to a the food here. The wine is excellent and priced very reasonable. In particular the diversity of the menu allows anything from traditional steaks and seafood to couscous and a bit of moroccan flavor. Been here before and still enjoy the place.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank JimOB1
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English first
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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“Food quality is poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Beatiful restaurant, good location, poor service, poor food quality, and far too expensive for what you get.

I ordered the stuffed mushrooms and the lobster tail. Both seemed as if they were recently frozen and rehydrated and both lacked much flavor at all. My date ordered the lentil soup and also the chefs specialy lamb dish, same poor quality as my meal. Both meals came with a side of vegetables that were definitely previously frozen, and my meal came with instant mashed potatos.

The service was slow and unattentive; we sat for over an hour before receiving our main course, and the waiting service hardly made an appearance.

I left with a stomach ache which is difficult to do due to the fact that I have lived in 4 different continents and eaten at some of the best and worst places.

  • Visited June 2014
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Maurice H, Public Relations Manager at Joseph's, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Hi Spenser,

Thank you for dining with us and choosing Joseph’s Restaurant as your first review from the four continents that you visited restaurants.

However, I am truly sorry that your experience was so bad. We are aware that there was a bit of a wait to receive the food but our kitchen has never taken one hour to prepare and send out an order. I have spoken to my host & the waitress that served you that night and they informed me that they visited your table after the meal was complete. They were both told by you and your date that everything was okay. Please it would be nice to know while dining so that we could have tried to resolve the issue before you left. Although it might have looked like the staff were inattentive*, we were just giving you and your date privacy. I’m positive that when a glass/plate was empty, a waitress attended to the table.

As for all the other accusations, everyone’s taste is different but don’t make assumptions because none of our dishes are cooked beforehand and frozen. We’ve had customers come here who hate mushrooms and return the next day just for our stuffed mushrooms.

Again, I am sorry that the experience did not live up to your expectations but if you would like to contact us at 622-5557 so that we could clear the air and make things better.

Regards,
Maurice Habr
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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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“Excellent Mediterranean Food, Service and People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Joseph's is an authentic realisation of the personality, commitment and talent of its Owner / Chef, Joseph Al Habre, his wife and his family. A warm, genuine personality with a welcoming smile and quiet disposition, Joseph produces an experience that combines delicious food, comfortable and attractive atmosphere, and professional and friendly service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mark_Janine_Josse
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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“Birthday dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Tucked away in a beautiful Nook is Joseph's. A peaceful Saturday evening with a bottle of wine and delightful seafood dinner. The staff are professional allow you to dine and converse in your own "bubble" within a great decor - this is fine dining with a touch of ease and relaxation.
Don't let it be an occasion, just go for the joy of a great meal with your friends or family.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Robert142
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Poet of Spain
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“Classic old world elegance with delicious food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

The menu offers a variety of classic Lebanese dishes. From starters to dessert, the offerings are prepared with care and attention to detail. Truly our favorite place, and the incredible staff always welcomes us like family.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank pddowns
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