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JoJo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jojorestaurantnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 223-5656
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Special Events Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 ext.28 or email fabad@jean-georges.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lexington and Third Avenues
  • Public Transit: F train at 63rd Street, 4,5,6,N,R at 59th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Two garages on either side of 64th Street at Third Avenue
A word from JoJo
JoJo offers relaxed yet elegant dining on two floors of a quaint, turn-of-the-century brownstone on the Upper East Side. The first of Jean-Georges’ restaurants in New York City, this neighborhood gem opened in 1991 to rave reviews. It was voted best new restaurant of the year by Esquire magazine and has retained its three-star status from the New York Times for 21 years. Regarding the name, JoJo was Chef Jean-Georges’ nickname as a young boy. Jojo is a hospitable setting for a casual dinner, special occasion, or private party. Guests can feel comfortable in jeans or in evening attire. The contemporary French menu still features some well-loved original dishes, including the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Diner Reviews
  • "if you are seated in the front, upstairs room with the windows, you will not be disappointed. the meal is always exceptional."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It took every 40 mins to serve us wine, appetizer, entree. only the salmon good, others were just so so."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Having just moved into the neighborhood, we decided to give JoJo a try. We came here a few weeks ago, enjoyed the food and decided we would come back. It was restaurant week. WHAT A MISTAKE! The restaurant was crowded and the tables were so close together, we thought it was a communal table. The food was fair, tasteless and unsatisfying. The wait for the food to come out was interminable. It took over 20-25 minutes for dessert to come out and by that time, we were too annoyed and tired to eat it, so we asked for it to go. The dessert portion was smaller, since they did not include the ice cream that came with it. On the positive side, they did comp us for 2 drinks for our inconvenience. Probably will NOT go back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have eaten at JoJo's for many years. For some reason, perhaps because it was restaurant week, the food on my most recent visit was way below par. The salmon was swimming (perhaps I should say drowning) in a sauce that was not at all tasty. Numerous cherry tomatoes covered the sauce. It was not a successful dish. I cannot say that I would recommend this restaurant based on the food, although the staff was gracious and friendly and the atmosphere is charming. But I am very interested in a restaurants's food. Perhaps when restaurant week is over, the food will return to its usual high quality."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This has been one of my favorite restaurants for a long time and they have never failed me with their spectacular food and service. From business lunches to celebrating a milestone birthday with 25 family and friends to a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great ambiance, food, wine, and service. The best spot in New York for a truly romantic dinner. Also allows a full evening sit down instead of a race against the clock. A super experience...A plus."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had not been here for a while. Pleasantly surprised...the food is still of high quality and the service pleasing. This continues to be a New York find."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Restaurant converted townhouse that needs a bit of a facelift. Ask for a seat on the second floor front. Rest of the restaurant is dark or subterranean. Staff friendly."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had only been to Jojo for brunch but had such a great experience we thought we would try dinner. It was delicious, great portions, service was perfect and we didn't feel rushed. The only minor complaint was that the cocktails were tiny- so much ice and just a few sips. tasty but small. Try the chickpea fries- outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "All i can say is that you cant go wrong with JOJO. Second time and and continues to impress"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Solid well prepared french food, I went for the tasting menu since I was dining alone. The halibut was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went here for a special birthday. The server we had was inexperienced and lacking in any special attention to us. The restaurant (although attractively pictured on their website) does not look that special in person. The bar is very limited. And if only to make our experience worse, they sat a "motor mouth" next to us who never stopped talking and ruined any ambience the restaurant offered."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant charges quite a lot for very average food. My friend and I had dinner here and it was almost completely empty. It was early but still.. The ambiance is as unimpressive as the food. Can't complain about the service. But there are so many good restaurants in NY- this one is not worth the time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Enjoyable birthday celebration. One food mishaps was corrected and the party was given complimentary drink at end of meal. Classy thing to do."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We needed to eat early to make a curtain, two out of four were disabled, everyone was accommodated and both food and wine--a lovely Gewurtztraminer from Alsace--was perfect for all. We've been coming back to JoJo's for many years, and this evening provided all the evidence why."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went for a date with my girlfriend. Food was nothing short of amazing. Started with the bread, reminiscent of a baguette in paris. Then on to the Sweet Pea soup served out of a tea pot. Delicious and wish that I had a whole tourine of it! Then the tuna app. Perfect. She had duck, and I had lobster. The duck was presented so perfectly, and the puff pastry with the fois gras had the perfect crisp and there was just enough sauce left over for it. The lobster was A-MAZE-ING! Perfect portion. The fingerling potatoes were cooked perfectly, but the roasted corn, thank you for putting so much, it set the lobster off. It was like popcorn at the movies. I cant wait to go back. Im salivating as I re-read this!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "il n est pas possible que jean georges soit encore le proprietaire de jojo"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We eat out here every time we're in New York- the quality of the food is completely reliable, the menu updates and is always seasonal, and the experience of the charming brownstone and friendly professional service is always fun. And the chocolate lava cake of course."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • " Jean George's first restaurant is still a favorite of ours. Pumpkin soup and then chicken for me, risotto of some kind for Dale. All desserts are yum. Staff is terrific. It was quiet last night and we got into a discussion about Shakespeare offerings in NY with our server who was really knowledgeable. I know this sounds unprofessional but it really wasn't."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I went to JoJo's by myself as I was visiting from out of town. It is a charming restaurant and the food was outstanding. I had the halibut with steamed vegetables. It was piping hot and the garlic lemon butter sauce was truly delicious. I had the blueberry crumble for dessert and practically licked my plate. The service was excellent, attentive, prompt, courteous, but unobtrusive. I loved this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great spot for that special occasion, as my wife and I celebrated our 24th anniversary. Courses were top shelf, as all our dishes were very good. Quaint, french style interior, comfy. Good job JoJo!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "In 10 years I've never had anything but oustanding everything at JoJo's!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food outstanding! Bass w carrot and orange one of the best dishes we've ever had!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was a late night find after a summerstage concert in Central Park, and well worth the slightly more expensive menu. Food was excellent and service was quick and professional if a bit impersonal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Looking for a romantic and comfortable place to dine before a show at the Armory, Jojo offered just that and more. The dining experience was well handled from the moment of walking in, to the well guided and handled flow of time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was good; not excellent. Had the chicken (a dish they have been serving since opening). Very good and plenty of it. Went early and was disapointed to be seated at a very small table in the middle. There was plenty of better seating options available. An elderly couple left because they were not comfortable with the seating (the gentleman was using a walker). The smallest bathroom I have ever used."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Perfect Townhouse feel. The food was good but nothing extraordinary. The service was lovely as was the presentation. Took my teenage daughters for graduation lunch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were seated downstairs in a cramped table across from three business men who were loud throughout our meal...both factors made what could have been a fine evening celebrating my wife's 75tth birthday, a poor evening..locals seemed to get upstairs preference...Open Table folks were seated below"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We attended a concert in the area and found JoJo able to make us a reservation following. This was our first visit to JoJo and we were pleased with excellent service and food that was distinctive, delicious and handsomely presented at an hour when the place was quiet enough for good conversation- the way we like it. Will return. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The fruit sodas were delicious, the eggs benedict average, the ham delicious, and very nice French toast."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our favorite NYC restaurant. Graciously accomodated our party of 12 for a family dinner. Dinner was a party in the mouith - great wine, great service - great ambience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had high expectations for Jojo and were very disappointed. We arrived on time for our reservations yet had to wait in a crowded entrance. Our dishes were all mediocre, one of our parties' dishes was barely warm on arrival. We were a lll disappointed and would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "the food was excellent, loved the variety and composition of the menu, the service was not in line with the rating of the restaurant the food at the restaurant was excellent, unfortunately the restaurant has several seating areas, we where first offered a table at the lower level and it was impossible to even hear your partner speak, unimaginable for such an exclusive and very expensive place, we fortunately where offered a table upstairs after complaining that booking with open table would give us a place where you could have a private conversation."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had dinner before the show, and the food and service were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I haven't had the chance to try Jean-Jorges restaurants before, and this was my first experience. It was a satisfying one. Members of my party all decided to try the lunch pre-fixe for $28. This is a great deal and gives you ability to sample courses. The portion sizes were perfect, vegetables served were in season and fish melted in my mouth. Sit upstairs as it is a brighter room and more quiet. Dining rooms are elegant yet relaxed. Wait service was excellent, although waiter wasn't overly friendly yet professional. I would certainly recommend to try if you are in the area."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The wait staff was attentive and personable. The dining experience was great and I enjoyed all 3 courses plus our wine/cocktails. Had been here previously years ago and was glad to see it has maintained its standard."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything at Jojo is impeccable. The food is so fresh and well done. The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is beautiful, comfortable, elegant and yet homey. It's everything you would expect from a Jean-Georges restaurant. Love this place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Dining here was a memorable experience. Our meals were highly creative but never came near the silliness so many chefs are embracing today. The ingredients were stunningly fresh and the preparation perfect. Service was outstanding. Outstanding."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I loved Jojo as soon as I walked in. It's pretty without being fussy, special without being stuffy or formal. Our waiter was lovely, friendly but not hovering. The food was excellent. I admit that I was at first disappointed by the two selections for the prix fixe dessert, zucchini cake or molten lava cake. I really feel that Molten Lava has been done to death, but not being in the mood for zucchini, I chose it anyway. I am so glad I did! This particular Molten Lava cake is what the fuss is all about! Great lunch, added to my list of favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "O restaurante é muito charmoso e tem um clima real de bistrô parisiense. A comida é deliciosa. Da mesma forma, o serviço não é nota 10 já que alguns garçons também tinham um jeito meio parisiense. Antes de finalizarmos o jantar, por exemplo, os funcionários começaram a "desmontar" o restaurante e fazer limpeza do local (foi meio desagradável). Fomos em um grupo de 5 e podíamos ter ficado em uma mesa maior e mais agradável, já que fomos colocados em uma mesa redonda pequena de 4 lugares, e o restaurante não estava cheio. Mas, de modo geral, recomendamos pelo charme do ambiente e pela comida muito gostosa."
    Dined on 5/27/2014