Reliable and Reasonable
Good overall place to dine and /or just have a drink. Age appropriate crowd for 35 and over which is refreshing in a big city where most bars and restaurants attract 25-35 age group leaving a more mature group with few places to choose from.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood place -
Great neighborhood place - good, distinctive food; great bar; fun. Only downside remains that unless you are fortunate enough to get a seat in the (small) bar, the noise is rediculous, irritating. We go to the bar often but never to the restaurant.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Wine
Come here all the time and food and service is always consistent whether its a busy Friday night or a more calm Monday night. They have a great wine list with a great diversity. I believe I saw Robert Mondavi Cab at 48 a bottle WOW!! Gnocci with Truffles is a must have!!!!! Keep up the good work guys!!
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very busy on a rainy night. Tables are too close, but iotherwise an excellent meal.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been to this Upper East
I had been to this Upper East Side bar for late night drinks and was pleasantly surprised to find out how excellent the food was when I went there for dinner. The thin asparagus and prosciutto with a fried egg appetizer was a delicious combination of crisp asparagus, and prosciutto. It went well with the soft Burrata and crunchy crostini. The seared diver scallops over sunchoke puree is recommended as an entree. The service is good and although the tables are placed too closely together, we did not need to shout to be heard. Great place for two.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sojourn never fails to impress.
Sojourn never fails to impress. Excellent food and excellent wine. Came here with a group of 20 on the Chefs table and everyone loved it!!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
yummy small plates menu
The whole menu here is made up of small plates more or less so you can order several things and share or treat it like a traditional menu and order apps followed by mains. And at your request the staff can easily add another piece to any plate that isn't easily divided by 2. The four dishes we shared were all delicious and in the end it turned out to be too much food for the two of us so we took a doggie bag home. The fish tacos were particularly yummy as was the burrata from the "savory" section. And best of all the prices were totally reasonable.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the food
We really enjoyed the food here. I had the crusted tuna with bok choy and my friend had the scallops. Both delicious, tasty and well prepared. We shared the arugula salad with apple, almonds and blue cheese. Also delicious. We'll definitely go back for more!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has been consistent
This place has been consistent ever since they opened. I love the food and wine here! Service is always great! Best Kobe Sliders in NYC!!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's all about the experience...
I've lived in NYC for nearly 4 years and Sojourn maintains it's position in my top 3 restaurants in the city. I don't eat out frequently, but when I do I hope it will be memorable. And every dining experience at Sojourn has been more than impressive!
Menu options are consistent with description & delivery. Any dish I've chosen has been asbolutely delicious. The staff are friendly, personable, and attentive. Ambiance is warm, cozy, and rustic (with an artistic flare), exuding a sophisticated and very friendly welcome to its clientele.
Perfect for a date, or small party, even brunch or gathering with a group of friends (I've experienced all of the above and continue to rave about this hidden gem).
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great, but the
The food was great, but the portions are small. The dessert menu is very limited and the churros were undercooked. With respect to the ambiance, it was loud and tables are jam packed together. Be sure you don't sit at the table near the host stand or you will ensure many table bumps by passersby.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice atmosphere and Kobi
Very nice atmosphere and Kobi beef sliders and cocktails were fabulous!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best light salad in the Upper East
The wild arugula salad is amazing. I'm not into salads, but this was so good that I preferred it over my skirt steak (which was also really good!).
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this restaurant by chance
Found this restaurant by chance on Open Table, looking for a place to celebrate a graduation event.
We were pleasantly surprised by the terrific service and the food was outstanding! Unfortunately
the lighting could make it difficult to read the menu, but the wait staff was more than helpful.
Noise level was moderate-energetic---- so intimate conversations might be hard to have.
But all in all if you like good food presented beautifully, ,I highly recommend Sojourn.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ottima location ,molto accogliente e ben arredata!
Ottimo cibo ,servizio molto gradevole e soprattutto accogliente !
SE SI VA A NEW YORK UN SALTO BISOGNA FARCELO
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep coming back
Sojourn is one of those restaurants you can go to time and time again and feel like you want at least 5 different dishes! And I keep coming back for more. Each visit, whether dinner with my close friends or a birthday celebration, proves to be an experience. The ambiance is rustic and warm with a very welcoming energy; and accompanied by pleasant staff and delicious wine. One of my favorite hot spot restaurants on the Upper East, but all of the city for sure!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good food!
We booked this last minute for out of town family, with some trepidation. Though reviews said it was very noisy, it was only moderately so. Food was really, really good, even for NYC. Would go again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, but you gotta be OK with noise
Took my daughter and her college roommates. Everyone loved the food and the energy was great. But even for these young 20-somethings, it was incredibly noisy. Had to yell to be heard. Some excellent salads and good meat dishes. The 4 of us shared 4 salads, a veggie dish and 3 meat dishes and it was just about right. Worth a try to see if you can handle the noise (this was Sat night, would assume weekdays would be better)
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
surprisingly lovely place
We live on upper west side, and found Sojourn on OpenTable because we had to attend an event nearby. We couldn't help but wonder why we couldn't have a lovely, delicious, well-priced restaurant like this in our neighborhood? The staff was helpful and attentive, the menu offered many great summer choices, there must be a great chef at this spot. I had the roasted beet napoleon and it was wonderful. also the house-smoked trout salad was excellent.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a neighborhood gem
This is a neighborhood gem that has consistently good food. The plates are perfect for sharing if you are a big group or even on a date. The service isn't the best around but manageable. Atmosphere is nice and it is always crowded which makes it a little loud. Even with all of the not so great things it is a neighborhood favorite and worth a try!!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good find!
The food and service were good and the prices reasonable. I did think it was a little too dark in the eating area, giving the whole place more of a bar ambiance rather than one of a restaurant.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive All the Way Around
From the diverse menu to attentive staff, I highly recommend Sojourn for a notable experience. The ambiance is rustic and cozy with an artistic flare. Every plate my boyfriend and I tasted, we were 'wow'ed by. Excellent choice!!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Timers and We Will Go Back
Four different meals (steak, fish and pasta) and all four were excellent.
Very nice bottle of Napa Chardonnay, nice Caprese appetizer as well.
Good service, good food and a good atmosphere.
A true neighborhood find.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this place searching for a last minute reservatino for a late dinner on Opentable. Couldn't be happier. The food was absolutely terrific, ambiance was energetic, and service was great. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food as well. We'll be back in a heartbeat.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
My friends and I always enjoy Sojourn, the food is great! The tapas style plates are fun to share and there are so many wonderful options. The cheese plate is a great starter and they have a good wine selection. Also we can't go here and not get the cheesecake!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local date spot
My fiance and I recently went to Sojourn for our date night. Although we have lived in the area for over three years, we never went here. It was actually really nice inside. VERY small, but cozy. The waitstaff was attentive, but we felt a little rushed toward the end of dinner. The mixed drinks were pretty tasty, but sweet. The octopus salad was amazing. All in all, it was a pleasant evening and we'll come back for a date night soon.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is a variety of French,
The menu is a variety of French, Italian, American, Spanish and Mexican foods. The food was really nice, something for everyone and perfect for sharing. We had a 7:00PM reservation for a party of four and ordered the Fish Taco's, Mussels, sliders, fig and prosciutto, Lobster pasta, duck egg rolls and a crab ravioli dish for all to share. Not one of the meals disappointed. From the website I was a little concerned about the Ambience but the good reviews swayed us to give the restaurant a try. The restaurant was a little quite when we arrived but filled up and the ambience improved. I would recommend this restaurant especially for a group.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent tapas restaurant
Excellent tapas restaurant on the upper East side of NYC. Got a 1000pt reservation making even better!!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood spot
I end up here when I don't feel like leaving the neighborhood but want good food and a fun scene. I have brought multiple out-of-towners here and they all loved it. My favorite dishes are the black pasta, ricotta and swiss chard ravioli , prosciutto and fig, and pulled pork sliders. My husband loves the scallops. Also the brussel sprouts which should be back on the menu soon!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is my pleasure...
It is my pleasure to write a review for theis fabulous restaurant! We were a group of 5, two couples and one child. Any time you eat out with a group, one of the biggest concerns is food options. Well, everyone (including my daughter who is the pickiest of picky eaters) found multiple options on the menu - AND raved over their choice!
Between the food presentation, excellent service, and ambiance, I am sure to keep Sojourn amongst my "Go-To" restaurants. I can't wait to come back!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant in the upper east side! Full of people!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch, atmosphere and service. Haven't tried dinner or drinks here yet but looking forward to doing so!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, great service.
Despite our table reservation, we ended up eating at a table within the bar area. The bartenders come out from behind the bar and truly went above and beyond. My wife was able to sample some whites and we got a few mini wine lessons along the way. Service like that not only results in recommendations to friends, but also guarantees or future visits. Cheers!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service!
Great food, great service! Small plates, so great for sharing and trying different dishes. Highly recommend the butternut squash and kale salad, the ricotta and Swiss chard ravioli, and the salmon dish. We were not a fan of the pulled pork sliders because the BBQ sauce overpowered all the other tastes, but if you like BBQ sauce, maybe it's ok. Would definitely come back and try some other dishes.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool Bar Scene
Had a wonderful time with my friends celebrating my birthday here and the food and service were excellent.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance!
delicious food! burratta and truffle ravioli was amazing, atmosphere was very chill and mellow, low lighting and cool art on the walls,
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I decided to surprise my girlfriend with dinner and chose Sojourn for 7 pm on a Thursday night.
Duck Confit Spring Rolls-Nice Start. Crispy with a great sauce.Would like more vegetables within.
Skirt Steak on scallion fried rice- Steak was marinated well and the rice was good.
Organic Boneless Half Chicken- Served with an amazing rosemary white wine jus.
White Sojourn Sangria, Red Sojourn Sangria-Too thick. More juice than wine.
Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream- Great consistency. Soft and warm with crushed hazelnuts on top.
On the house Creme Brulee- Perfect vanilla flavor. Been a long time since I've had a Creme Brulee this good.
Overall our meal left us satiated with flavors that really stood out. I can't wait to go back for more.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Upper East Side Charm
One of the greatest restaurants I have found in the city and most definitely my favorite in the Upper East Side! Any dish I've tasted is fabulous, but my favorite go-to is the roasted chicken breast (entree) paired with two starters I can never resist: wild arugula salad and the bacon-wrapped dates. Another MUST-HAVE is the cheesecake, absolutely delicious!
Sojourn is high end and romantic, but the crowd isn't pretentiousand the vibe is just right. Reasonably priced and a relaxed, yet lively atmosphere.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luscious but Loud
Love Sojourn but Saturday nights are crowded and bustling. Very difficult to converse over noise level. Weekdays are fabulous. A bit quieter...Food always delicious. Tuna and chicken stay are our picks.Ravioli and lamb meatballs also top the list.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great if you dont care the noise
Food very good (even italian food, which is not usual outside Italy), but really really reall too much noise.
To be honest we got this great noise level on a particular night (1 november), I've been there past year on Christmas Eve and the noise level was quite comfortable.
Let's say I wanna go there a third time for a definitive judgement.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely loved our dinner here!
The staff was fantastic and the service was excellent. We were celebrating our engagement and were treated phenomenally. I've never had better service before ever! I absolutely recommend this restaurant for their delicious food and fantastic service. We especially loved the Buratta, Duck confit spring rolls and Tuna tartar.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came across Sojourn just before we moved to the Upper East Side, scanning Google Maps to see what restaurants were within a few minutes walk from our new apartment. The menu at Sojourn looked appealing but when we went last Friday, turns out this is a neighborhood gem! It was very noisy when we arrived at 9pm, the entrance/bar area being packed. Dinner style is big tapas portions to share; we got two per person and it was on the "too much" side (in the best possible way).
Burrata, to die for. Beet salad, simple but delicious. Black pasta very original and spicy, the lobster was a great touch. The fish we got was perfectly prepared, and by the time the lamb shoulder came around we were happily food-comatosed.
Next, we'll try their brunch!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and always consistently great
The atmosphere is perfect for meeting with friends or dinner with you significant other. The food is always fantastic and great service is to be expected. Try the butternut squash salad and skirt steak...awesome.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely neighborhood restaurant
The food and service were very good. At 7PM I could easily hear my friend, by 8PM we had to start yelling across the table. If the restaurant could somehow adjust the acoustics it would be a real gem.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint Little Neighborhood Find
This is such a cute little restaurant tucked away on the upper east side. It's quite far east so it feels like it caters much more to the neighborhood than to outsiders. The food is delicious, particularly the brunch (the "hangover cure" is delightful even if you don't have a hangover), but the small dinner plates are also wonderful to share and enjoy.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a terrific spot - went there with a friend for my birthday. It was wonderful. Great food, good prices, and the staff went out of their way to provide me with a fruit plate (my friend arranged that, birthday surprise) and it was the nicest experience. really super.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Dolce Vita
Absolutely adore Sojourn! Fabulous restaurant dressed with a class and elegance, yet reasonably priced and a cozy atmosphere. The menu is full of a wide variety of options from chicken or steak to authentic Tuscan and mediterranean cuisine. From a romantic date night to hosting a 20person party and most recently dinner with a few friends from out of town. Any time I bring someone to this restaurant they have been extremely impressed and compliment my choice of restaurants (which is always a GREAT feeling). The restaurant always has a lively atmosphere, but never loud and obnoxious where you can't hear the conversation you're in ... and not awkwardly quiet or too close to your neighbors table that you can hear each other's next sentence.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place! Great service, outstanding food & drinks! Great vibe!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great but roasted
Everything was great but roasted Brussel sprouts are to die for. Sounds gross but amazing!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the food and the ambiance!
Finding a good, reasonably priced restaurant convenient to museum mile is not easy. This is the place. The menu is interesting and there is something for everyone. The wines (by the glass) are excellent. The food is high quality. Portions are not huge, but priced right.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM