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
327 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (171)fit for foodies (160)special occasion (153)neighborhood gem (147)great for lunch (92)great for brunch (56)notable wine list (29)good for groups (17)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Jojo was an amazing meal. Very cozy and beautiful decor. Food was amazing don't miss the hot chocolate cake!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where have you been all my life?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In 20 years of high end dining in Manhattan I had never heard of Jojo until last week. After the wonderful meal we enjoyed there, I wish I had discovered it years ago. Arrived at Prime time Saturday night and we were seated promptly and the service was excellent. The food deserves 5 stars! Each dish was ample, delicious, and well presented. The Charred Octopus over Warm Potato Salad appetizer far surpassed my expectations. The octopus was deeply charred on the outside and tender inside and the potato salad was heavenly.The Halibut was also delicious with a crunchy seared crust and a delicate and moist interior.The warm Chocolate cake topped off a great meal. Will be back soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Beyond expectations.
    DrFeelgoodVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A meal that rivaled the best in the city. The duck was perfect and the lobster was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service at a low level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Jojo's has been a consistently reliable and pleasant dining experience but not this time. We were a party of four and there was a large group next to us. The service was extremely slow and when we asked the waiter where was our dinner, he replied there is a big party here and we have to take care of them....in other words we didn't count and that's why it took two hours for two courses. No apologies and until we requested he go and check on the status of our main course he offered nothing else. It is the restaurant's decision how to treat customers in terms of scheduling reservations and serving tables..but in this case bigger was better (for them).
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coasting on chef-owner's reputation
    zachbarry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food: made with fresh ingredients, but not very inventive or unusual. Severely limited menu. Wine list acceptable, but overpriced. Indeed, the entire shebang is overpriced. And while the converted brownstone surroundings have a certain charm, it hardly compensates for the unimaginative and (to repeat) overpriced offerings.,
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  • Disappointed.
    piggypiggyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My brother ordered crab cake for appetizer and beed tenderloin for main.. crab cake was just a salt. too salty. He couldn't even finish the half of it. Then when he got beef tenderloin, it smelled stale. very awful. We had to call out server and told her to take the plate away. They offered Ravioli.... seriously? The beef dish was the most expensive menu for lunch. And all they offered was pieces of Ravioli at french restaurant. At least french fries was great. Oh, strawberry bellini was also too sweet, and somewhat artificial flavor. I don't think I will ever go beck to Jojo. It was waste of my money and time.
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  • Wonderful as Usual
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was outstanding. Salmon with sweet corn was one of the best I have ever had. Asparagus salad was perfect and my friends raved about their gazpacho to start. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Delicious
    AGG1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It is one of my favorites restaurants in New York, the food is delicious and the service very good.
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    great for lunch, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeanne
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great local restaurant with good food and friendly atmosphere. I loved the veal milanese, which was very similar to what you get in Milan.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoJo's is a Wonderful Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My friend and I had lunch at JoJo's on Labor Day. We both had wonderful meals, very tasty and beautifully plated. Our wine was excellent and the service was superb, very attentive without being obvious. Will definitely go back and highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The best always
    MagdaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Since this is my grandson's, he is 25, favorite NYC restaurant, we go whenever he is in from Phila. and are never disappointed. The food and service are always the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
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  • Excellent cuisine and romantic
    andrefrommontreal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a great discovery for a romantic dining evening. The food is excellent. The ambiance is quiet and appropriate for quiet conversation. Verry good wine.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    JoJo is a place that makes you feel romantic. Everything from the location to the curtains makes you feel comfortable like your in a restaurant just for you. The food is cooked to perfection. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and well mannered. I watched a waiter cater to his guest's every need.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming in the best old UES way
    Petra
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I feel like I'm in the NYC of my youth at JoJo. Nothing gimmicky. Elegant yet cozy atmosphere. Fine service and excellent food. Our duck entree was superb. And how often do you now get simple bread and butter that are out of this world? I'll keep coming back. I checked "fit for foodies" because the fare is so fine. But this is really a pre-foodies restaurant. Thank goodness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    FirstClassVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    JoJo is a a Jean George restaurant but overly expensive for NYC. It is a great little place that you would believe was your own private great discovery! The service and food are excellent and the town house setting is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely for Lunch
    BevinNYC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Second time at JoJos...this time for lunch with girlfriends. Fine fixed price lunch menu with wide wine selection. Food and service were excellent. Salmon with corn pudding combination worked. Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce inside was a perfect finish.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Romantic Dinner, Anyone?
    LuxuryDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We don't get to JoJo as often as we'd like. Every dinner there is memorable. The food is uniformly excellent. Our server was gracious and charming. The kitchen responded to my request for fresh fruit, in lieu of the high glycemic desserts on the menu, with small platter of orange sections (sans skin) arranged in the shape of a fish where the sections were laid out like scales. I was amazed, surprised and delighted.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • JoJo's is a Treat
    BeteraVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I just enjoyed my second lunch at JoJo's and wish I didn't work so I could come more often, mid-week. Their three course lunch is absolutely delicious. All is served with style and the room is elegant. Each course was excellent--from shrimp salad appetizer (big portion!) to the delicious garlic roasted corn and shrimp entree to the yummy chocolate cake dessert. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    LizzieBVIP
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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  • The Old Eastside Lives
    NYNancyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is UEW all the way. Clubby, waspy, filled with wealthy patrons of a certain age. Not too loud. Good food. A nice place to know is still around. Can always depend on JoJo's for great service and a good meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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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.
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    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.