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
325 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (174)fit for foodies (159)neighborhood gem (155)special occasion (150)great for lunch (85)great for brunch (51)notable wine list (35)good for groups (12)late-night find (8)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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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    • 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.
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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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    romantic
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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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    • 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
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • It was ok experience
    SMLY
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Average food & service. Nothing too special about jojo.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dine2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Novel approach to serving skate. Cucumber yoghurt soup yummy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • 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!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    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!
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    notable wine list
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A "taste" of the Upper East Side
    JerseyInWonderland
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Turn a corner onto a quiet street, enter what looks like a private home and go back and sit in a small banquette. Then have some of the best food you will ever enjoy. Be prepared to spend some time, though, service takes it time. No wonder JoJo is full of locals, especially at lunch taking advantage of their prix fixe menu. It's a great three course deal with many choices. If you are in NYC and want a taste of Upper East Side living, here is your opportunity.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was just ok
    madame2828VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    i wasn't too fond of their menu, one thing I truly didn't like was their restroom, tiny and not clean looking.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food
    GourmetFeminist
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was outstanding, especially the soup. I'll definitely go back there.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • just ok, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    had been craving this place for a while so I have some expectation. I have to say I am fairly disappointed, the antipasta didn't arrive at the same time, which is something very basic. My soup is like a cucumber ginger coup, which taste ok, but the presentation is poor. The berry and the cucumber slide look sad and the waiter poured the soup in. The chicken was over-cooked. Dessert was really good so that makes up a bit of the disappointment. Overall the experience is only OK.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Disappointing evening at JoJo. Arrived just before our 8:00 reservation and were seated promptly. Ordered a bottle of wine and then ordered the salmon on the Restaurant Week menu only to be told that there was no more salmon. The skate that was substituted was not good and the chicken was overdone. Classic JoJo chocolate cake was, as always, delicious. Hadn't been to JOJO in a few years and not sure I would return. Lower level is very dark and dated.
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  • Restaurant week menu
    Bella
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The menu for restaurant week was very good and better yet, so was the food.In past years, many of the restaurant week menus are just fair..not the case. Our table was near a window as requested and it was very pleasant to look out at the trees and brownstones in the neighborhood. I appreciate the fact that the restaurant honored my request.
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware the Restaurant Week Menu
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    JoJo is a beautiful restaurant, with a very professional staff and what seems to be a wonderful menu. We say "seems to be" because the Restaurant Week menu, which drew us to JoJo in the first place, was not the same at the restaurant as it was online. The choices turned out to be so simple, and in one case, so poorly prepared that if we closed our eyes, we would've thought we were trapped at some bad wedding reception in Hoboken instead of one of New York's most elegant establishments.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Love the Food
    NewYorkerJ
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I love slow baked salmon dish in restaurant week menu!! I would highly recommend to my friends :)
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • A great moment
    jpsxm
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great Brunch on Sunday. Great moment. We take our time to appreciate foods and wine. I appreciate the decoration of the restaurant. Service was perfect. I recommand this restaurant and I will there again, next time in New york
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    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, ambiance, and service. When the restaurant called to reconfirm asked the lady if we could be seated in the upstairs room by the window. She said she would try and the table by the window was available when we arrived. Great service and effort from her and we thank her. Food here is always outstanding. Great tuna roll and superb gaspacho to start and great veal Milanese as our main course. This is an outstanding restauarnt in a very lovely setting whether you sit upstairs or downstairs. Very highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoJo Restaurant
    Malka
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Lovely brownstone setting and excellent food. The staff was attentive and responsive, and the noise level moderate. I would go back.
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    fit for foodies
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