JoJo Restaurant and Bar serves contemporary American cuisine and an interesting drinks selection during Happy Hour which is between 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The ambience of JoJo Restaurant and Bar is a fusion of the 1920s era and the modern, hip musical scene. Patrons can enjoy live musical entertainment with their meals here. Specials at JoJo include the bourbon salmon and the pollo boscaiola, which is seared chicken with cream cognac sauce. The dessert specials include apple tartlet and gelato with fresh berries. Sunday brunches at JoJo Restaurant and Bar are special as a live jazz band performance is held. The brunch special drinks include Bloody Mary, raspberry lemonade and freshly brewed tea.
Excellent restaurant with excellent service. Had a wonderful time.
We took four 20+ to dinner. Great vibe with the music. Kept the evening fun and lively. Never been before didn't know what to expect. Small place not a cookie cutter franchise. Food was a pleasant surprise. Entrees $20-25. Everyone loved it. Not a good selection of wine, but full bar available. Our son & friends said they would all go back with dates.
I've been to Jojo many times before and my experience was always great! The food is good and the live music is awesome. The prices are decent as well. I've told countless people about the restaurant! However, I introduced two friends to JoJos last night and the service was HORRIBLE. The waiter was repeatedly out of line and unfriendly. We came for dinner but decided on apps/drinks after 1) she told us "oh I was expecting a party of 6, guess they canceled", 2) she "called" to make sure my gift card was valid, & 3) told us "no matter how many people you ask tonight there is no happy hour, ladies" after she assumed we were asking another waiter about it when we were actually asking about a drink she served! I'll walk out if I have her again!
After having a baby just 12 weeks ago, this was the first time my husband and I were able to go out at night..sans le bebe.
The music level on the upper floor was great because we heard and felt the hypnotic beat of the jazz troupe on the lower floor without having our conversation drowned out. The desert was great, the wine, fine.. the service - friendly but sloooww.
Great music and a bijou bistro bar made for a very nice evening out.
Went mid week around 8.30pm. there was a fantastic jazz trio playing while we ate our food which was delicious!! I had the blackened chicken, yummy and pretty good value too only around $17, not the best if you want to talk as it's quite loud but you can always just sit upstairs away from the noise
I took my roommate here for her birthday and was thrilled with the choice. The food was absolutely delicious, drinks were great and the live music they play on Saturday nights really sealed the atmosphere.
The restaurant is really quaint and cozy - almost a bit too cramped but not enough to ruin your time. Our server was great. Overall, I would definitely recommend this spot.
(Make a reservation)
Took my wife her for her birthday. First, the music was really good. There was an improvisational jazz trio there. Second, the menu was great. It had a wide variety of food to choose from, which was great because my wife is a very picky eater. The wait staff was very friendly.
I am hesitant to write this review because this my new favorite restaurant and I want to keep it to myself. The restaurant is small and fills up fast. If you want to be near the band, sit downstairs. We sat upstairs and were still able to hear the great music as well as each other. To begin with, we had the best waitress ever. Melanie is my new bff as she made recommendations that lived up to her word. The red snapper was nothing short of incredible. The lemon garlic sauce made me want to lick the plate so the chef is also my new bff. My friend had a chicken dish that was amazing also. Our service was spectacular and the food still has me drooling. Can't wait to return.
Visited here on a Saturday night thanks to ratings on Open Table and availability. This was a great find and a spot I will certainly visit again. Band was amazing, never heard sax played as well as I did here. Food was very good also although portions were a little on the small side. Service was ok, waitress wasn't overly friendly and seemed like she had a long day and was ready to go.
Highly recommend this spot for good food with good company. Do note that it may be hard to carry a conversation when band is playing.
I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor as I was searching for places to eat in Washington when I visited there last weekend. As I was unfamiliar with the place, I made a reservation just to be on the safe side. We ended up arriving about 45 minutes early for our reservation, but they were able to seat us right away. The service and attentiveness we received was superb, from the moment we sat down to the moment we left. The food was delicious, the drinks were cold and the music was awesome. The musicians were extremely talented, and you could feel the energy coming off of them. Such a great place - will definitely come back!
If you are in DC and looking for a real gem of a place to enjoy good food and a great atmosphere in a real jazz bar then JoJo is the place for you. Equally suitable for familes (we took our thirteen year old) as it would be for couples or small groups of adults - this really is a not to be missed venue - from the outside like so many of the best places you may not be so impressed but once through the door the atmosphere and music lets you know you are definitely in the RIGHT PLACE - the food was great - the wings are awesome, the service was friendly and welcoming, the music was excellent - just a brilliant night all round and the bill was very reasonable especially by DC standards- unreserved recommendation
Great place and service. Price quality perfect and club ambiance!
The food, drinks, & music was great. The drinks were a little pricey but worth it if you're looking to have a good time.
We were looking for a place with great food, atmosphere and live music. Well we found what we were looking from in JoJo’s Restaurant and bar. It’s a great cozy place for the young at heart; where grown-ups can hang and really enjoy the mood. The jazz band was friendly and good, JoJo’s even surprised us with dessert (nice touch). We will be back, with friends.
The food was really good, but the server's attitude was what ruined the experience.