JoJo

4.6
823 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Est. 1991. Jean-Georges' first restaurant, and named after his childhood nickname that his mother would call him, has recently reopened in a duplex townhouse on the Upper East Side, creating a modern and fresh design, yet still maintaining an understated, warm and friendly atmosphere. JoJo is a simple and casual neighborhood friendly restaurant serving a farm to table menu with mostly organic and local ingredients.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is great but the menu has limited options in particular at lunch during the weekend.

Service is really attentive and good level.

Ambience very particular, like to be at friends home being in a townhouse.

DJ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was superb and the service attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the small group at the table next to ours was very loud and that detracted a bit from our otherwise excellent experience. Luckily, they left as we received our dessert.

HH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the imaginative menu to the delicious food to the friendly, funny, and engaging staff, the experience at JoJo is fabulous. The decor is simple and elegant. Really recommend it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

If you loved the old JoJo the new one is a disappointment. They took something special and made it ordinary. It is very noisy unlike it's former incarnation and, personally, I find the new decor hideous. That said, the food is exquisite though, if you like to dine on the later side - 8:30 say - they are often out of the special. The waitstaff is wonderful and that goes a very long way. I don't love the wine list and last time I was there the Macon they brought was not what was on the list and the waitress was unaware of the change or that it might matter.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!!

s
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Why anyone would leave this place a less than stellar review is beyond me. I've been all over and never had lobster so perfectly prepared. The tuna was fresh and prepared perfectly, my sirloin similarly so. The service was flawless. The setting is casual, not stuffy or pretentious. A great experience.

SB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food selections were perfectly prepared. The service excellent and well timed. A fine dining experience in a comfortable and charming setting.

OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It was a quiet Saturday afternoon. We were offered a drinks menu and then left waiting more than 20 minutes before we flagged someone down to take our order. We then ordered our lunch/brunch. There were three of us. Two ordered the frittata and one ordered the salad nicoise. Two plates arrived, and about five minutes later when we asked where the third is the waitress argued with us that we hadn’t ordered a third dish. Seriously? And the salad nicoise had canned tuna. For $25, canned tuna? All in all, a big disappointment for any restaurant, no less a Jean George establishment. Poor service, midling food. Go elsewhere.

NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I met for lunch and Since we arrived the host and rest of the staff were so friendly and welcoming! The service was excellent and meal was absolutely exquisite. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

U
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything looks great here, it's very enjoyable to dine in here. The restaunrant week food was not bad, but did not surprise me either.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love everything especially the food!! Amazing!

HS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This was a quick dinner during restaurant week which as per OpenTable JoJo was taking part of. However there was no mention of it, there was no menu for that presented and far from the $42 fixed price for 3 courses we paid $62 each with not an alcoholic drink ordered, one appetizer and two desserts. I thought the food was okay, nothing spectacular, the dining room was very loud and the service was a bit untrained. Cutlery was dropped with alarming regularity and the waitstaff a bit too quick to clear your plates. We specifically got an early table so we could chat and catch up but the hovering was incessant. The location was convenient for an UES resident but I will not be going back. The money was not the issue, it was the principal of it.

SF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Love the renovations, atmosphere very comfortable and pretty. Hostess and waitress were great. Food was incredible.

AS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved re-visiting JoJo’s after their extended renovation. Although it is lighter and brighter, I miss the charm of the previous interior. I will say that the only negative is that we were seated sandwiched between two other tables & it was not the most comfortable scenario. The food! Amazing! Two of us ordered the crispy chicken and it was probably one of the best chicken dishes I’ve had in years. The broccoli aromatic soup
Was a nice surprise as well. They have an impressive wine list and a terrific staff. I highly recommend.

AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time patron. Loved it....the food, decor, service and ambience made it well worth it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will definitely be back.

JV
Denver
96 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On my visit to NY I was meeting and having lunch with two old friends.
Everything was wonderful. Food, cocktails, deserts and service were outstanding.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance was fantastic and environment was really relaxed but the taste of the food Was normal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Jojo might be the best restaurants I have ever tried from the Jean-Georges group. I choose the restaurant week special lunch set, although the regular courses are also affordable too. My mom and I each had salad and sashimi as our appetizer, and flounder and chicken breast as entrees. The food are so fresh and amazing. They looked artistic and they tasted amazing. The dessert we ordered was SOOO amazing. The peach sundaes is highly recommended!! My mom really love JoJo because the food and her nickname is JoJo. I already called my friend to come again with me :>

m
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Everything was excellent ! The tomato and mozzarella, tuna tartare and broccoli soup were standouts. Loved the salmon with corn and lemon meringue pie! It’s a little noisy some sound deadening would be nice

PA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

DECOR-very elegant and refreshing

SERVICE-staff that I interacted with were nice people

FOOD-good, but not mind blowing, not going to think about eating the same dishes again

PRICE-slightly over-priced for the quality of dishes. Crown Shy serves better dishes and better value for your money in my opinion

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites
Always enjoyable

B
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love JoJo. Food is interesting and delicious, and the restaurant is beautiful.

SL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Manhattan spots.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was good but kind of casual and lax.

S
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% perfect! Terrific Restaurant Week menu. Tuna appetizer and salmon entree delicious. Great value

AM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

The food was mediocre at best and caused a stomach upset (I had Salmon). The wine recommended by the sommelier - 2016 Bordeaux drank like a cheap $10 bottle.

Very disappointed. Def not JJ best work here.

SD
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2018 was very tough for some. My friends Hussein and Leo became engaged, yet I wasn’t able to mark the occasion until Sunday❣️Their friendship and everyone on team JoJo made it a lovely experience together. Every detail and the broadest environment.

KO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic! Attentive staff (similar to Midwest), courteous recommendations, absolutely delicious food that isn’t going to break the bank. I had the duck breast....THE BEST MEAL OF MY LIFE! My waitress, Payton, provided excellent recommendations. Will definitely come back when I’m back in the City! Thank you <3

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Somhow the place has deteriorated i. My opinion. Had to sens back lobster because uncooked

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was overall a great experience although some acoustics work would make it better.

JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time great place

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food but tables too close together, great food lovely staff

BD
Cleveland
46 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will return, top notch party of 5 everyone loved their meals.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was amazing! I can’t wait to try the brunch menu. We will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

M
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Restaurant week menu. Fish was dry. Desert was very good

SA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Bread was good but the olive oil was very weak. Asked for butter, better.
Soup was very weak. Broccoli and Coconut, not anything special but ok.
The warm salad with shrimp is very good. Best part of the dinner. The butter made the shrimp soft and really tasty.
The salmos with corn suflê had very little taste.
The lobster was ok, but nothing special as well. Regular.
French fries were mushy, not good at all.
A lot of lime in all plates. Not that lime is bad, just not well used.
The furniture is not the best. Chairs have a different height than the booths, does not make sense.
I really like this chef because I was a huge fan of the Spice Market, but I was quite sad this time.

NG
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Dining Experience!!! Our server (unfortunately I do not recall her name), was attentive, fun and informative. The food and drinks were really top notch. I don't think you could go wrong with any of their dishes. The only negative was the loudness. Like most restaurants, JoJo could use some acoustic treatments to tame noises. But, even though it was louder than we prefer, the overall experience is one that should not be missed.

s
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A delightful lunch during Restaurant Week. There was a good selection of menu items, a lovely waitress and a well located table. No one's fault that toward the end of our meal a large, fairly noisy party was seated nearby.

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