JoJo

4.6
536 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an absolute ball! Outstanding food outstanding service! This is one of our new spots to go when we are in New York !!!
Thanks Jojo for a great evening!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and amazing food. I took a new hire out to lunch here. The service was prompt and the setting was perfect! I had the kale and broccoli salad with broiled shrimp and he had a hamburger. It was delicious. Fries so good and 6 minute egg was perfection!

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T
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A beautiful location, very cozy but modern. It’s more a living room then a restaurant. Very good service. The appetizer was a kind of disappointing. JGV is my favorite chef, great food and cross over creations. But the appetizer was a kind of “to simple”. Four pice of salad and a little tuna tartar is not worth over 20$ and I missed a nice dressing. The main menu was excellent, the beef was outstanding and the vegetables good. The only little minus there I got 6 very small pieces of gnocchi, that’s not like JGV normally. The dessert was ok, the passion fruit sorbet excellent, just the hard shell not very tasty. The wines like always, great selection but pricy. Overall a nice and sexy restaurant, the food very good but the mix and the amount you get was on the lower side for the very high JGV level. Still he will be my favorite chef worldwide.

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

Delicious, great service, friendly, pretty room. Just a lovely dining experience.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing ppl

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M
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great table upstairs. It was our first time back since they renovated and the new space is awesome. More contemporary and a fantastic space. The food hit it out of the park - truly.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice ambience, ok drinks.

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, tables close to each other, outstanding service. Great appetizers but not surprised by the two dish main courses we order.

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant !
Smoothly run
Food is excellent
Service is caring and friendly

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DD
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the most gracious and gourmet-quality restaurants in NY. Not inexpensive, of course, but not astronomical by Manhattan standards.

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KV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, staff professionalism, cozy atmosphere. Loved the place. Will definitely be going back!

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MH
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I would definitely recommend JoJo for brunch. The food was excellent, prepared with the freshest ingredients, elevating classic French brunch menu options. The setting was serene, and made for a calming, enjoyable brunch. The service was above average, especially the matrie d'. I would go back again soon.

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CG
Berlin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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SN
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Jojo was always my only must go-to restaurant when visiting NYC. This was my first trip back since the renovation so I was truly excited to see an experience the new digs and menu. My wife and I were seated upstairs and, while not as warm and clubby as the prior space, was admittedly fresh and sophisticated with sunlight streaming through the large windows.

The lunch menu was the first real shock...a shadow of its former self with little to no resemblance of the past. Our starters were Asian-inspired dumplings and they were actually very nice - light and tastily soaked in chicken broth. From there it was down hill. My wife had a mixed green salad which was wilted and not on purpose, making it virtually inedible. For her main she chose the flatbread pizza starter wi5th goat cheese and nuts. This was edible, but lacking any real creativity or surprise flavors. I chose the fried Hake fish sandwich with fries. I could tell the instant my meal was set Down was it was not going to go well as I could smell it across the room. I managed to choke down about a third of the sandwich. The best part of our combined meals were the dumplings and French fries. Never have I been more disappointed in a change in any restaurant than JoJo. Unfortunately, its8 unlikely we’’I’ll be back to this now glorified sandwich shop.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute go-to, would recommend in a heartbeat

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FL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love JoJo. However, since the redo it is far to noisy.

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Wait staff was quite sufficient but stood together chatting and ignored most diners/ guests.

Zero professionalism! As I am a local , residing in the neighborhood bumped into friends who although sat in a different location in the restaurant ( upstairs) had the same
experience.

Food very good, but with so many choices in the neighborhood why on earth would anyone come here?

Don’t!

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CS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is inside a charming townhouse. Staff is excellent and the food, even if I opted for only vegetarian dishes, is very well done.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and good service.

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N
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cute and cozy restaurant with a tiniest bar ever. The atmosphere is great and so is the service. We loved the dessert which was a caramel/toffee based cream, however the rest of the dishes were rather average. My husband found his tuna tartare to be tad dry as it comes with no sauce, while my duck breast's flavor was bland, came cooked medium rather than medium rare and the skin was not as crispy as it could have been.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. First time I dined at JoJo was 14 years ago and seems to get better each year. The food is outstanding, clean bright flavors. Had the Bass which was perfect with the buttermilk-poppy seed sauce. Can’t miss with the Waygu Tenderloin again outstanding product treated with care and precision.

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NE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable! The food, service and ambience- everything was one great experience!

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but excellent food and service

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been going to JoJo from its earliest days so have seen a few incarnations but the level of cooking has siesta been excellent.
My meal the other night was not up to previous experiences. My chicken entree was only lukewarm.
Our server asked if I would like my apple pie heated up and then it arrived cold(room temperature). It doesn’t compare to the other wonderful desserts.. I’m happy the old standbys are available on different days of the week .
We did have an attentive server .

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W
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious good and great service. Beautiful decor- very serene environment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, great ambience and attentive service. Checks out on the trifecta of a good restaurant. Thanks for the lovely dinner JoJo!

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JG
New England
99 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

What happened to this dependably good restaurant? Even the signature chicken dish was very different , not in a good way. Wine list is limited and mediocre. Service is friendly but overwhelmed. The changed decor is down market and makes noise levels much worse. The is nothing improved. There is nothing not worse. There is no reason to go back.

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k
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Not the jean georges food I’m use to. Below average.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had an amazing experience. I did not expect much but it was very good. the food was great and the service special. I recommend!!!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super! Great overall experience.

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KK
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jojo is an excellent restaurant. Entire staff very attentive without hovering. Easy to get attention. Server very knowledgeable re menu.

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and food quality. Beeare of Large dessert portions—best to share!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice , welcoming .
Broccoli soup is Amaizing , I would have it everyday !
Chicken was perfect

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P
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious. Happy atmosphere

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SE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable Townhouse...Great food.... I recommend for any occasion ... A++++

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent , entry and bar area is very small makes your arrival and check in very uncomfortable

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I miss my old jo jo style.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice space, but at brunch the upstairs was loud. It’s a small, cute space, but the walls don’t absorb the sound, so once the place fills up it’s a cacophony and it can be hard to hear.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, but the noise level is a bit much.

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i
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for a refine lunch or dinner! Special spot in the UES

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