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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
JoJo reviews from OpenTable diners
330 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (174)fit for foodies (160)special occasion (157)neighborhood gem (151)great for lunch (91)great for brunch (56)notable wine list (29)good for groups (17)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious lunch
    NickandTonisRedux
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Hadn't been to Jo Jo's in years. My friend and I had baked salmon over some kind of succotash, was super delicious. It was my friend's birthday and even though the restaurant week offering included desert, they gifted us with a special birthday one. They are lovely!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Laraa4
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Romantic ambience. Great spot for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    yogurt soup is perfect but chicken for the entree doesn't taste good at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pandora123
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Restaurant week is tricky....I think it's a good time to try different restaurants. But is it really a value? My $25 lunch at JoJos was soso to poor. The choices at $25 are sparse -- there are many items on the menu that require $10 supplements and only two entrees at regular Restaurant Week price. Skate, a fish that looks like a stingray and most fisherman throw back is the first choice. Second was greasy chicken with hot sauce, green beans & tasteless gnocchi. The appetizer I had was a delicious sweet tomato salad with red onions. Dessert was jean-george famed chocolate cake and ice cream. The entrees were the lowest cost food items available and not prepared well. Disappointing experience and I would never go back or recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was ok experience
    SMLY
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Average food & service. Nothing too special about jojo.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this restaurant!
    darlingdivine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    French food here will hit the spot. Can't wait to go back to this place. Every item that my husband and I ordered, including the drinks, were great! It was a lovely place to celebrate our anniversary. We had brunch and their prix fixe deal was definitely worth it. Next time we will be going back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review title.
    Kidstylepro
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place was amazing. The food, service, and ambiance was to the upmost quality. Would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dine2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Novel approach to serving skate. Cucumber yoghurt soup yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous anniversary lunch
    GourmetSeekers
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our fourth year of meeting each other at this romantic and lovely restaurant. (By the way, we are in our 70's, widow and widower). We planned on the Restaurant Week menu ($25), but the pre-fix ($32) menu suited us better The food was wonderful tasting, beautifully presented and just enough so we had room for two incredible deserts. Service was friendly and prompt. We will definitely return, not just for a special occasion but also for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not impressive at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    food is so so, service is terrible - similar as DMV if you enjoy their service. won't go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    Minalwae
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went there for the restaurant week. Menu was fairly simple but extremely tasty. Every dish has its own twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but hold back on salt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our meals were really delicious...but I did notice that my dish was a tad too salty. That is really the only off comment I have to make. My nephew also commented on the fries being a bit over salted too. Wondering if others feel the same? But....would definitely go back to try the Burger!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cucumber soup
    PennyPincher
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had the restaurant week choices and tried both of each appetizer entree and desert. The tomatoes were fresh and nicely flavored. The yogurt cucumber soup excellent! Neither entree was particularly notable (disappointing) but the bread was great! My husband would come again for the chocolate cake alone. Our wine choice was pinot Gris and it was lovely!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standards remain high
    petite4
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I returned after a lapse of several years during Restaurant Week this summer and had a marvelous lunch of tuna tartare appetizer (although the chips served with it were slightly soggy); followed by superb roasted corn, shrimp and tiny potatoes entree. Frightfully rich but marvelous. Ended with the molten chocolate cake. Also like that they have sophisticated house-made sodas if you don’t want alcohol. Very pleasant service in a most comfortable room where noise level is not high. Regular prix-fixe lunch year round is $32 and a steal at the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The Restaurant Week menu was delicious and the portions were very generous. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    FRotgersVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My partner and I dine at JoJo fairly often, and when her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters were in town for restaurant week we thought it would be a wonderful place to dine. Great as it always has been, in our estimation, JoJo was even better on this occasion. The restaurant week menu was a superb combination of flavors, textures and the wonderful dark chocolate cake JoJo is famous for! JoJo has become a "don't miss it" for anyone who wants to sample Jean-Georges Vongerichten's talents without the difficult of getting into Jean-Georges!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skeptic
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I thought the restaurant was a little cramp, The decor need to be updated, the carpet on the floors has seen better,The service was great but I expected much more after hearing how great this restaurant is.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous lunch on UES
    Scullybutcher
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were seated upstairs right away and the staff was friendly and nice. The food was delicious and portions were perfect. The ginger margarita was an excellent well made cocktail. Highly recommend for lunch and will be back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.