JoJo
JoJo

JoJo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jojorestaurantnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122235656x
  • 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: French, Contemporary 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
JoJo reviews from OpenTable diners
342 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (184)fit for foodies (172)special occasion (167)neighborhood gem (157)great for lunch (101)great for brunch (63)notable wine list (33)good for groups (19)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)Show More
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If I lived closer, I would be here every week! Elegant - relaxed would best describe the ambiance at jojo. The summer squash salad was light and flavorful, the filet mignon melted in my mouth. Finally for dessert we shared the caramel mousse and then had to try the chocolate cake. Both divine. Service was impeccable and wine suggestions were perfect.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an imaginative meal
    Petite4
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Shortly after a recent Restaurant Week lunch, I returned to JoJo, taking a friend there for a special birthday dinner. We couldn't have been happier: my tuna roll appetizer was an excellent change from the usual "sushi" version, as this is presented in a wafer-thin wrap and served with a slightly sweet soy bean emulsion; my friend's ricotta ravioli with fresh tomatoes was perfect. We both greatly enjoyed the lobster with sweet corn and fingerling potatoes - a luscious dish; and we ended with the signature molten chocolate cake and excellent coffee and tea. There is a terrific wine and liquor list and if you don't imbibe, the house-made sodas are also a treat. Impeccable service as well.
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gegandcoVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fantastic cuisine and service to match! A must go-to restaurant! My favorite is the chocolate cake with home-made ice cream!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    happymealVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in New York. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. The service can't be beat. I would highly recommend JoJo's for any meal - I have had brunch/lunch there and was blown away by the place.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Quintessential UES Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Jojo's is a restaurant that captures the essence of the neighborhood it serves. A long time upper east side restaurant, the decor is classy yet modern, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet refined. I enjoy dining at Jojo's as it feels like I'm in my own world. Speaking of, the food is out of this world. There are flavor notes, especially in the salmon that is currently on the menu, that I can't identify but crave. Everything is prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. The prefixe lunch menu is the best value in town. For around $30 you can have an amazing 3 course meal from a Michelin starred restaurant in an elegant setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    ChicagoAnn
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were very pleased with our experience at JoJo. I ordered the vegetable menu, which was excellent. My husband ordered the summer menu and loved it. The ambiance downstairs was disappointing, but after requesting a change the hostess moved us upstairs near the front windows, which was lovely. The price was very reasonable considering the quality of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food is always excellent - very good for lunch - and pretty good for dinner because space is small downstairs and difficult to have a conversation when all the tables are taken. But quality of food and service is always excellent. However, dinner menu is more interesting. It's a good place to meet for a special lunch occasion. Wish it was more comfortable.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • step up your game, JoJo
    manhattanVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Consistently good but not exceptional. The pieces of crab in the crab cake could be larger, but the accompanying greens were very good. The salmon is farmed, and thus not as tasty as it could be, but the lightly roasted cherry and grape tomatoes with it were excellent. The blueberry cake had no discernible taste of blueberries and the sorbet was too sweet.
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  • very good BUT
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I think charging 29.00 dollars for a GLASS of wine is outrageous...The rest of the bill was in line with upscale New Youk City prices. Whe I searched online for the retail price of this wine, the average price was 43.00 per bottle. the mark up for a glass was way over the top.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Creative
    SIRLINY
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Decor attractive Service superior Cusine most creative in NYC have eaten at Per Se Boule Daniel Aurielle and if not all the upscale restaurants then most My statement shows that I have had the pleasure of dining at NYC finest Chef Sean Hergot is a genius
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had one dish--the pasta. I ordered the appetizer size which was $17. The waitress asked if I wanted an entrée portion, and I said sure. She charged me $29 for six ravioli swimming in soupy sauce. Way overpriced for cheese ravioli. My friend had gazpacho, which was good, and the burger. Despite it being restaurant week, we were charged a la carte for everything. They made no effort to help price-wise. Tables are tiny on the first floor, so we were jammed in.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belvedere525
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was great and so was the service. Unfortunately the chairs had torn seats. The restroom was shabby too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable lunch
    Mimi04
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I very much enjoyed lunch with a friend here. Great food and service. Lovely setting. Will certainly return again.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Mediocre service from start to finish; even had to fill our wine glasses ourselves!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Pleasant Lunch
    nice18surpriseVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We dined at JoJo for lunch during restaurant week. Having never been there all of us were very pleased with our choices. The food was delicious, however, the downstairs rooms where we ate was dated and in need of a "facelift".
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BoopsterVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The last time I dined at Jo Jo's was maybe 5 years ago-still has not changed. Not sure I would go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Melody
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was very good and service too but could be faster for lunch. This has been here for a long time and it is an old building so I wish they can do something for the ordor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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  • elegant dining
    happyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A New York experience with fine cuisine and ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Took my girl friend there for lunch for her birthday, did not know it was a restaurant week. We ordered from the restaurant week menu just because it was the right portion, but the service was really tepid. I have to ask three times for lime for my water, and our coffee never came. Anyway, I wish the service is better.
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    romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week lunch menu
    Dining101
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Overall the food was mediocre (not bad but nowhere near as good as I've previously heard) and the seating was very cramped. The diner next to me and I bumped elbows a few times. I'm glad I tried out the restaurant but also extremely thankful it was during retaurant week when prices are moderate.
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  • Classy and romantic
    janeyxxn
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went with my family during the restaurant week for dinner. It is not a very big restaurant but it is very classy and romantic inside. I had a salmon dish and it was cooked just about right and their corn pudding sauce was phenomenal. I would definitely go again if I have a chance!
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible. Can this be Jean George?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We eat fairly often at Jean George's Inn at Pound Ridge so were surprised by the TERRIBLE food here. The salad with asparagus had decomposing mesclun that was obvious looking at the plate. Picked out the many bad leaves and placed them on my bread plate, but our server chose to overlook the gross pile. I should have complained but didn't want to disrupt the experience of my guests at the table. Tofu dish was over salted and tomatoes in the pasta were sour. Nothing was even good let alone delicious. Also awkward--the first wine we had was corked, but the person pouring (a manager?) argued about it with my husband. Wine tasting is subjective, but this was apparent. The price was exorbitant. Worst dining experience we can remember.
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  • SoSo
    NYCMD
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For the price and the rating, JoJo does not live up to the Jean-Georges reputation. Also, this is only a personal anecdote, but it seemed they placed all of the Asians on the bottom floor. If this may be true, it is in fact a discriminatory policy, one that will turn me off all Jean-Georges restaurants.
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  • AAAAA
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    quality plus!jojos wa up to its usual quality...had been yearning for a real French omelet and jo jos highlight dessert, the pavkiva,,,both were just great....would've felt better if it were on restaurant week or a choice on the PF, even if with a supplement..
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Comida francesa muito bem elaborada
    jj2j
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Este restaurante está localizado em uma parte muito agradável do Upper East Side, e ao adentrar-se no estabelecimento, logo se percebe se tratar de local refinado. A comida é deliciosa e os pratos têm apresentação caprichada. Certamente é um local a ser considerado por aqueles que querem degustar uma bem elaborada comida francesa. Tendo oportunidade, retornaremos ao Jo Jo.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be good
    WudnotgobackVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here years ago and remembered it fondly. However, the menu offerings were not special and the prices high. My lamb chops were just well lamb chops served with a smattering of veggies. My friend's salmon was a tiny piece of fish. Also the ambiance has grown a bit tired with age. Only redeeming factor was that the noise level was minimal which is unique in NYC these days.
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  • Disappointing lunch
    foodiekat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had the prix fixe lunch. I had the ravioli appetizer, which needed to be hotter - it was room temp. My friend's peeky toe crabcake was tasty but tiny. The salmon entree was more rare than medium rare, as I'd ordered, however, the corn pudding was the best thing about the meal - sweet & richly corny. The dessert was disappointing. From the online lunch menu, I'd thought we'd have more than 2 choices. The warm chocolate cake was tasty but not hot enough in the center & the financier was a waste of calories. I would have gotten the butterscotch pudding or crunchy profiteroles instead of the financier. Frankly, it felt as tho the kitchen just wanted to get out of there & hadn't paid enough attention to our lunch.
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  • Perfect for date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We dined at JoJo during Restaurant Week and were very pleased with the experience. The fennel salad was nice, as were the a la carte crab cakes. The salmon was perfectly cooked and served over a delightful corn pudding. We thought the financier was lackluster but the rest of the meal was superb, including the service.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So close, you can kiss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were seated upstairs and the tables were impossibly close--the person sitting at the left or right table to ours next to me were so close to me that they were closer to me then my dining companion, across my own table. It's hard not to share your conversations; and privacy is non-existent. The staff is nice, but they are so quick to remove your plate and get you the next course, even before you put your fork down. Food was good, but not what I think of as Upper East Side French dining--a feeling of calm and sophistication.
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  • It used to be good, may be.
    LadyfromTokyo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We visited there with a group of five for dinner. However, the choice of menu is quite limited. For example, the Restaurant Week Menu has only two options and both of them are rather disappointing. Chicken was clocked dry and tasteless and salmon was overcooked too. Assorted vegetables for chicken are good and delicious and the corn dip for salmon was excellent. Wine list is very good. So everything is good except for main meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • beware of the plastic in your food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    1. After we finished our appetizers, we had to wait 30+ mins for our entrees! 2.I found a piece of plastic(size of my pinkie nail) in the ice cream. Our server did offer us one complementary dessert, but sorry, Jojo, it can't save you from receiving one star from me and my friends.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great for restaurant week! They wouldn't let us sit upstairs which I would have liked but otherwise reliably good food.
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    great for lunch
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  • Restaurant Week dinner
    Stever
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ordered off the Restaudant Week menu. The salmon dish with corn pudding (amazing) and cherry tomato salad was a palate of flavors, each delicious and complimentary of the others. The shaved fennel salad was very good, but not special (is it possible?). However, the blackberry financier with sweet corn ice cream (also amazing) was a delightful way to end the meal. Fine, creative dishes at Restaurant Week prices - try not to miss it!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    EVReats
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    First time at JoJo and it was a wonderful experience. I went for a business lunch with a colleague and we order from the restaurant week prefix menu. Very good
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Dinner
    ladyatemu
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I went here for restaurant week and so was everybody else (or so it seemed). I had the arugula salad which was tasty with the cheese and citrus dressing and the salmon which tasted amazing with the corn pudding. The dessert was the best for last-- the chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Everything was delicious, but I felt the restaurant was way too loud.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A friend and I decided to try out JoJo for restaurant week. The food was AMAZING. After my friend and I finished dinner we decided to talk a bit over drinks. Apparently we were holding up the table for the next reservation so we were asked to move to another table and for the inconvenience, we would get a complimentary drink. The manager who asked us to move was very respectful and nice. I will most definitely come back to JoJo.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice environment but...
    1artfuldiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Jo Jo is a very charming restaurant nicely situated in an Upper East Side Townhouse. Unfortunately, it was disappointing. The menu was very limited - apart from Restaurant Week. Service was good but not great. While excited to experience Jean-Georges 1st restaurant, we came away thinking -- ho hum! Just not memorable and while Restaurant Week coaxed us into making a reservation - this is not the overriding factor in our determination. Menu is very limited. We were seated upstairs which is nice but downstairs is obviously the preferred positioning for regulars and those in-the-kow. Would we come back- probably not - based on this mediocre experience. The food was good but not anything to rave about.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • good food but normal service
    Emily
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    food was good as always but nothing really could make a wow. And we were rushed out because they said they had ppl waiting for tables........
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The dirty glass on the door was the first sign that things had gone downhill at this once special and elegant restaurant. The food was nothing special, bland, a little old fashioned, sad for a place where 24 years ago I had one of the best food of my life. Tuna tartare had tendons in it and no seasoning,The shrimp with corn main course was just a huge pile of corn, with some metallic tasting shrimp, and potatoes in it, bland and messy to look at. Berry soup, was just some berries in juice with a tasteless champagne sorbet on top. Someone in the JG organization, needs to check in here. Jojos is no longer up to the standards of Jean Georges, and as the flagship, I would think he would care
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  • Perfect lunch
    Susan21
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The portion sizes were just right and the preparations were delicious. The only fault I found was that we were asked too many times if everything was ok. We were pleased with our seating because we could talk without difficulty. Some of the other tables did not look to be sufficiently quiet.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.