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Sojourn Restaurant
Sojourn Restaurant
  • Address:
    244 East 79th Street
    New York, NY 10021
    Neighborhood:
    Upper East Side
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Sojourn Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.SojournRestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 537-7745
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Service Starts at 5pm with the Kitchen Open until 1am Friday and Saturday, 12am Tuesday to Thursday, 11pm Sunday and Monday. Brunch on Sundays from 12pm-4pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Peter Petti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Manager (212) 537-7745
  • Special Events & Promotions: “So What’s Next?” Sojourn Wine Tasting Series “I always drink Pinot Noir, what else might I like?” Monday, January 17th, 2011 6:30 pm at Sojourn The premise is to offer guests the opportunity to taste and learn about other wines that are similar to their “favorite” in a fun and educational environment. The one-hour class will feature a Pinot Noir, plus four other wines that have like qualities, but different nuances. After, class members and guests are invited to stay for a 4 course tasting menu paired with wines in the style of the class. This will give everyone the chance to enjoy the new wine styles and see how they taste when paired with great dishes. Reservations for the tasting menu are available starting at 7:30pm. Wine Class: $25 per person Wine Pairing Dinner: $55 per person Class and Dinner Combo: $70 per person For Reservations or information Call Sojourn at 212-537-7745

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 6th train to 77th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sojourn Restaurant
Singular in character and taste, this is how we define a memorable moment. How would you define yours? Start with a stay that embodies the spirit of culture in the Upper East Side's sexiest restaurant. Take a seat at our lively copper-coated wine bar voted Open Table's Choice Winner for Manhattan's vibrant bar scene. Bask inside of our hip, cabin atmosphere full of warm oak and red tones.Travel from plate-to-plate and from culture-to-culture by tasting our broad array of delights. We're a New American restaurant with globally influenced dishes. Locals and visitors alike are buzzing about our simple, heavenly ingredients and worldy appeal. You don't have to journey far from home for an adventure. Join us in our uptown neighborhood treasure for an unforgettable and taste-explosive escape. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. Interesting small plates menu. Service was attentive and the server was helpful with suggestions on both food and wine. Ambiance and decor are tasteful and interesting. Portions were great for sharing in a way that allowed us to enjoy various things."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food is always spot on and so is the service. It's a bit too loud and dark but since the food is always great and relatively inexpensive I will continue to come back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I arrived for my 7:30 reservation on time. The hostess "suggested" that a table by the bar would be less noisy and more comfortable the the main room where she was expecting large parties. Within 30 minutes the bar was JAMMED w/ singles drinking and on the prowl. The noise was insane andd worse was the nonstop bumping into me, my chair and the table. Combine that with service that became snail like and you have a very poor dining experience."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I heard about Sojourn frrom a few friends, but was just there for the first time and now I see what the rave is all about! Such a diverse selection of food...I felt like I was on Top Chef! I mean the dishes we tried were DELISH! The ambiance was so warm and energetic and welcoming. The energy and vibe is so unique...crazy chic! Honestly, can't say enough about the restaurant, but I am psyched to tell people they need to go check it out. Very much looking forward to dining again!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The noise obviously doesn't bother most people because Sojourn is always full, and we eat at Sojourn several times a year. However, I'd be willing to pay more for the same food in a quieter location. The food is excellent and the service is very good. But the noise. And they play music on top of the chatter. And they raise the level of the music when the restaurant begins to clear out a little. Bad"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Must have walked by this place a "million" times, and we finally stopped in. WOW! We'll be back! What we sampled was terrific, and there were so many other choices we're looking forward to tasting soon. Everything's great for sharing...makes it great fun."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I always walk by this restaurant and finally decided to try it. It was fabulous ! We all ordered different salads,entrees and shared. Everything was delicious. The watermelon salad and grilled chicken were my favorites and tuna sashimi not far behind. A must go to!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is my first time at Sojourn for brunch. It was fantastic. Service was slow, but the food was terrific. Creative dishes, well prepared but very rich. It was great to celebrate but as a regular place, I would have to choose differently."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great food and although loud we loved it because we had a table off to the back and side, we highly recommend it for those in the 20s and 30s...we were probably the oldest (late 50s). Loved the French rose!! Lamb chops were fantastic. Service was great! We stopped for dessert the night before and really loved the bar and feel of the spot. Glad we went back for dinner!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "While the food was very good, the service was spotty at best. We sat for at least 10 minutes before our waiter took our drink order and waited over an hour for our entrée before we cancelled and asked for the bill. It was clear that he forgot to put in our food order. We're never going back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "5stars all around...the food selection is vast and it all tastes incredible (with nice size portions)! The ambiance is to the point - dim lighting (but not dark), warm, rustic and rustic Euro-American chic. The wine list is most edefinitely noteworthy and fairly priced and the cocktails are generously served at the bar. And then the service...knowledgeable wait staff and greeted by a beautiful, outgoing hostess - all of whom are not pretentious. No wonder why Sojourn drives in such a vibrant and friendly crowd, yet sophisticated. One of the very few restaurants I find to hit a prestigious level in the most classy way possible."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This place had the best environment I've been to in a while. Loved the service and the food was divine. Go here to enjoy a date or a night with a group of friends! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Pleasant Greeting,Beautiful & fastidious waitron, delicious food, great small plates. Croquettes were delicious, as were Fish taco's. There was nothing that was not liked by our group. Try the Ricotta Cheesecake- heavenly."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We were thrilled to find a restaurant that accepted a reservation for 10 on a Saturday night. Loved everything about our meal. We'll be back often!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Across the board, Sojourn has got it goin on! Not a singlething to complain about, but everything to compliment...from the delicious variety on the menu - both food & wine - to the impressionable staff and the warm, eclectic ambiance. Once again, I am highly impressed with a 5-star experience! Sojourn ranks amongst my top three favorite restaurants in Manhattan for years now and I encourage anyone who is food savy or a restauranteurs and/or a wine connoisseur, or looking to create a fabulous memory with a significant other or grab a few friends...this is the place to go! Thank you Sojorn! Cheers :)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I liked the look of this menu, and thought I'd give it a try. I know some people feel the restaurant is dark, but once I was at the table, it was very nice, and they had candles on the table. No problem reading the menu. I was there on a Sunday night, and noise was not an issue. The service was very friendly. They recommended that we order a few things and share. I was happy that we did this so I was able to try a variety of foods. Everything was OUTSTANDING! I'm still thinking about the food, and can't wait to go back. Some thing we had were duck spring rolls, two types of fried rice, lamb meat balls, seared tuna, corn salad, scallops, chicken, and flourless chocolate cake. One dish was more delicious than the next. Go here!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Came here for dinner on a Saturday night, and really enjoyed the food. The swiss chard ravioli were fantastic, as were the figs with prosciutto. We also had the kobe beef sliders which were enjoyable, but not exceptional. The ambiance is great, and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The web page doesn't do it justice. A gem of a neighborhood restaurant The food was good, nicely presented. Our server was very pleasant even though we were not an easy group."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Quality of food really good and unexpected. Servants friendly. Attention to servicing table sleepy , but good if you dont want to rush dinner. Nice wine options. Entrance is a little confusing . Decor very casual, rustic but warm and inviting."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Came here with my gf and was immediately turned onto the dim (read: romantic) lighting. the food was fantastic, the ambiance is great, and the service is above average as well. I would highly recommend Sojourn to my friends."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I will definitely return for a full meal as the couple of items we sampled were delicious. We shared the burrata (which arrived atop fresh, ripe slices of red tomato and drizzled with balsamic) and the spicy tuna tartare crostini (wonderful flavor, especially with the addition of the quail egg). I would have snapped photos as the presentation was lovely but the room was dimly lit."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A customer of five years and I am continually impressed! Every year, I plan a special occassion for my birthday. This year, held at Sojourn's, and I couldn't be happier (nor could my guests)! Every time I dine at this restaurant, I am served with grace and poise; knowing it was my birthday, the staff at Sojourn went above-and-beyond to make sure everything was absolutely perfect...and it was! The food is always delicious and the wine selection diverse and impressive. The service, again, I must say was SUPERB! Thank you for a very memorable evening, from myself and my guests. Cheers!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We loved Sojourn. It was my second time going & last time I went was 2 years ago. I liked it then too. Just forgot about it. My boyfriend really enjoyed it too. From the yellowfin crosinti to the final hanger steak. All was perfect. Our waiter John2 was very professional, friendly & knew the menu inside & out. Including the wine list. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We shared the arugula salad and each had the crusted tuna over bok choy. The spicing and flavors were excellent. My vegetables were cool so I sent it back. They were only warm when returned the second time. Still, the taste of everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food is always amazing. Scene is always nice, clean, and never less than half way packed to maximum capacity (it's never empty since the food is so good). Service was a little slow, but it was a rainy Weds night so I didn't really mind!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I made a 1000 point reservation at 1100pm, I arrived at 1100pm and they checked me in at 1015 and I did not get my 1000 points. And to top everything off, the service was horrible too. It took 15 minutes before the waiter even came to my table to give us menus and then he mentioned that this place was meant to share dishes and that we should order at least two dishes each. So my other guest and I ordered a Caesar salad and an entree each, but they only gave us one salad. After we had finished our entrees the waiter came by with dessert menus which we turned down and then he left again and could not be found for another 15 minutes. It should have been obvious that we were ready to leave, we shouldn't have had to find him to get the check."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We arrived very early, and we were seated immediately. Place was empty at the off hour, and the service was perfect. Great recommendations on a bottle of wine to pair with our meal. We started with the cheese plate as it was more of a cocktail hour, than a dinner hour. We each had a small warm meat plate, and this was more than enough coupled with the cheese plate."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have been to Sojourn a few times, but never wrote a review. This unassuming restaurant has exquisite food and very competent staff. They are friendly and professional. I will go there again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've walked past this place many times and never realized the joy of what could be found inside. The menu changes seasonally and the plates are larger than tapas, but perfect for sharing 'family style.' Completely enjoyed the experience! Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "at Sojourn. We try a few new dishes each time and nothing disappoints. Fun to share the different things as well."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Across the boardm, there is nothing to complain about, but everything to RAVE about! The food is absolutely delicious! The diversity on the menu makes me say, you need to just try it for yourself! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the dishes and brilliantly suggests wines to pair with different plates, if you ask. The wine list is impressive, too. Whenever I dine at Sojourn, I look forward to the next time I have the pleasure to come back for miore! Honestly, cannot find too many comparable restaurants for the quality with a beautiful, warm and inviting environment...at such a reasonable price! #LoveSojourn"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "So many good choices on the menu; such a nice, accomodating waiter and hostess; an unexpected pleasure in all. Portions are really big enough so that sharing isn't necessary, which was recommended. We enjoyed every morsel. A little too dark in there is really the only negative."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We took dad for Father's Day Brunch. My father isn't generous with compliments typically, but he absolutely commended Sojourn. He raved of the delicious food and commented on the friendly and knowledgeable waiter as well as enjoying its rustic ambiance. The brunch menu offers a diversified palette with sophisticated presentation. The assortment of cheeses is impressive! And the pulled pork sliders and wild arugula salad are out-of-this-world! For brunch or dinner, Sojourn is a restaurant I confidently recommend to any diner for any occassion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "always good and fun.. love to share there.. delish!! love the salads, pulled pork and brunch is fabu!! Great for groups ..then u can try allot.."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Came here for drinks and dinner/apps with some coworkers. Drinks were okay...order the jalapeno margarita-type drink, and it had an interesting flavor...definitely had a kick to it. The kobe beef slider entree was awesome. Melt in your mouth delicious!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Sliders were juicy and done perfectly! the msnchegi cheese plus a softer recommendation (a type if Brie) from our waitress was a nice compliment. I love the little plates and rate blend if flavors. The bar foes get a bit loud, though. Not great for intimate conversations, but great scene for socializing"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The menu offers excellent samplers of nouveau American cuisine, and the portions are perfect (not enormous). The place is very happening in the evening...VERY LOUD, making it a great scene but not a great place for conversation."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I cannot wait to go back... everything we had was excellent - Mesclun Salad, Asparagus and Proscuitto, Ravioli, Tuna Tartare, Lamb Chops, and Tuna. Every dish was excellent. and the cheesecake. The toughest decision will be whether to repeat or try new items next time."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I arrived to the restaurant which seemed to be have a romantic ambiance (dimly lit), but was very loud and it was hard to hear eachother speak...either a party or after work drinks is what I assumed. The food took over 30 minutes to come out. The two of those combined made it an annoying dining experience. The food luckily was good/average. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a reservation at 6pm and we were seated immediately. I requested to be seated away from traffic and that is exactly what they did. The food is tapas style in a way so its great for groups. They had soft shell crab on the menu which is highly recommended by this reviewer. The cheese plate was wonderful. Even the sides ( I had the asparagus) was well cooked and really tasty. It started pretty quiet but by 7pm, people started coming in. It was a combination of younger and older crown but more on the younger crowd. The bar was pretty busy. The service we received was excellent. I would definitely come back as there are other items on the menu that I wanted to try."
    Dined on 6/3/2014