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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
  • "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
  • "Really yummy & diverse menu. We took out of town visitors who loved the NY thumping ambience. Food was amazing! Sthing for everyone- and all done to perfection. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sojourn is one of the best restaurants in the city! Which, I know is a very strong statement to make. But it’s true! I have yet to find another restaurant that exudes all of the same. From the ambiance to the wine list and extraordinary eclectic menu to the friendly staff. I just love it all! I’ve been to the live music on Mondays and boy, what a band! I have yet to explore the other nights of entertainment, but look forward to. Cheers to your consistent appeal, Sojourn!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "this is a hidden gem! my friend recommended I go and I loved it! the menu is amazing! loved the roasted carrot caesar salad - ravioli was great - hanger steak was cooked perfect - and you have to have the cheesecake. great cocktails and wine. great energy. can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "After five years of living and dining at a ton of different restaurants, Sojourn still reigns as my favorite! Each time I go there, it is a reminder why. A restaurant with a fabulous and diverse menu, I always want to try it all and I'm always more than satisfied. Matching an assortment of dishes is a distinguishable wine list (and the staff is knowledgeable on which to suggestions to pair with your food). Every time I introduce someone to this restaurant, they absolutely rave and thank me for introducing, which is a definite BONUS! My best advice to any reader looking for a fantastic restaurant is to try it out for yourself and embrace the experience! Sojourn has yet to disappoint in 5 years since I discovered this gem. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A bit too noisy, although it was a Friday night so I can kind of understand. I feel like the tables are too close together - people kept bumping into our table and sometimes our drinks. Also, the waiter suggested I share my main course, which was weird, and that if I was still hungry to order more food. I'd rather just eat all of my one meal... Things I liked - the darkness of the bar, the waiter was friendly, the cocktails were very good. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 9pm and were not seated until 9:40pm, without any apology or acknowledgement from the host. Several other people with reservations were also waiting a long time. Our waiter disappeared halfway through the meal, and another waiter brought us a free dessert to compensate for our 40-minute wait. Finally, when the bill came, we were charged for two rounds of drinks that we did not order. It took another 20 minutes for the staff to correct the bill. Overall disappointing experience -- we will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is a lovely spot with lots of delicious small and large plates that are easily shared. We created our own Tasting Menu with tuna tartar with and without the quail egg (superb), Kobe beef sliders (big taste), Fish Tacos ( excellent) among some of the things we ordered. Wine list is passable with two or three gems well priced."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was so delicious here! Order the skirt steak with fried rice... yum! Our server was courteous and warm and we had a very nice experience."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The little plates add up so be careful when ordering. The food is good - especially the wasabi oysters"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Ambiance perfect just enough energy with great music. And staff made the night fun! What a great hidden gem on ues. definitely have ravioli and cheesecake. also the zinfandel is great."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My wife and I were in the neighborhood and we happened upon this place by chance. Not only was the food amazing, but this was some of the best service that I've ever had. We were initially seated in a cramped area, and when the host noticed this, he took it upon himself to move us without prompting. Furthermore, when my wife was unsure about which cocktail to try, he created something special for her which was delicious! The food itself was delicious, but this incredible service is what stands out in my mind."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Excellent pasta (garganelli with pancetta and peas)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Found this restaurant when attempting to make reservations for my sister's birthday celebration. Had a fantastic time. Food was delicious and fresh! (Have a gluten free menu as well.) Reasonably priced for dinner in NYC with an energetic atmosphere. Definitely will return!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Think I've been to Sojourn 5-6x by now and every time it's just great. The atmosphere is charming and intimate, the food is spectacular, waiters are friendly and knowledgeable - and did I mention how delicious the food is? I love the slightly smaller portions (though as a result we tend to almost always over order) and the subtle flavors that come together on Sojourn's plates."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I absolutely LOVE Sojourn. I've only been here a handful of times, but in all the restaurants I've explored in the past 4 years living in the city, this is one that has yet to disappoint. The wine list is exceptional and fairly priced. The menu is unique and portions are just right! The restaurant has a really chic, rustic (almost Tuscan) feel to it, but it is lively and the trend-setters definitely come. I always enjoy not only the meal I am having, but the crowd the restaurant attracts."
    Dined on 4/12/2014