JoJo

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Basically what I expected from a Jean Georges restaurant. The service was great as usual, the food tasted delicious, the ambiance was nice. It was just lacking a bit of the « wow » factor. Overall, great experience. Will go back.

MC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall, clean, well served, flavorful meals.

TC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

This restaurant should have been perfect. The atmosphere was eclectic. The drinks were fabulous but the food was not served at the right temperature. Our waitress wasn't paying much attention to us for some reason. It's a shame that the service ruined our experience.

BG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Somewhat limited menu. Very goof food.

AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in nyc. Cozy, charming, friendly, elegant, with excellent, excellent food. Our dining experiences there never ever disappoint!

OT
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jojo always provides an excellent meal, though its prices have crept up substantially higher during the past few years. While I highly recommend Jojo, the value proposition is not as great as it once was.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I arrived before my friend for her milestone birthday of 75. I was greeted by a woman who was not at all friendly. When I arrived I had ordered dessert for my friend, which was not brought until I asked for it four times. It was not a very pleasant experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

P
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just had brunch with a girlfriend, pretty interior, healthy plates. We enjoyed the time!!

JD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for an out-of-town friend and me to enjoy a quiet, tasteful setting and excellent food. It is a gem and I can't wait to come back again!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, food was delicious and service was impeccable

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonder staff so accommodating- great experience overall!

RS
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great. The service was great. I'd go back anytime.

B
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable evening!

VY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dining experience at JoJo on 2/7. Love the ambience & attentive service. However, the duck I ordered is a bit small portion, and the sea bass my son had is also very small portion. The selection of main course are limited.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was phenomenal - crab wontons, tenderloin, chicken, chick pea fries and more

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and service were incredible, but a mouse ran into the dining room from the kitchen mid meal.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal in a beautiful space

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Although the service was good, our entrees came out barely warm. The waitress declared should would send it back. Moments later, the food returned....salmon with broccoli and mashed potatoes. Although the bowl was hot, the food was not. Barely a difference. We relayed our disappointment to our server. She said she would notify the kitchen.
That being said, the experience at JoJo was a disappointment. Never would I imagine a JG restaurant of such high caliber, would leave us with such a bad taste..no pun intended!
Will not recommend or return.

c
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I Noticed that JoJo was on restaurant week so reserved with a friend for a special dinner, only to learn upon arrival that dinner was not included in the restaurant week promotion only lunch - but there was NO indication that it was lunch only. This is probably the fault of the NYC organizers not the restaurants themselves. There must be some way to alert patrons in advance. It turned out fine but this is a note to the organizers and we did not need appetizer or dessert..
Food and service were worthy of the price point. The first floor was extremely noisy, however, so we would try the 2nd floor on any other visits.

CW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quaint ambiance. I would definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very cozy place and good for light eat. The organic chicken was impressive, tasty and fresh. For some reasons, there were only two waitresses for 16 tables, waiting forever. Served wrong water to the table, and later she took the open battle of Fuji back! Who should she give to the left?

BW
West Virginia
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not forget to order the tuna lettuce cups! Amazing!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice place to sit and eat.. French toast is sooooo fluffy. friendly staff and good food and pleasurable experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overally good! Loved the french toast there

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. Wine list does need improvement.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes Yes I love the restaurant (went few times already), the food is excellent. The service all great. I recommend this restaurant for couples or friends so so good.

C
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exceptionally good: light and tasty and service excellent xx

l
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We were excited to return to Jojo--our first visit after the renovation. We have been going there for many years and have had some very delicious meals. We were pleasantly surprised by the decor and ambience--very warm and yet up to date.
Our reservation was for 7:30 on a Sunday night. The following happened:
They were sold out of the Sunday night special--lamb shanks, which my husband ordered.
The peeky toe crab dumplings which our guest ordered also were sold out.
This might have been understandable had it been 9:00--but it was early in the evening--7:45.
I ordered lobster--which arrived cold--not even warm, and no sauce. The server offered to heat it up in the microwave for me! I declined and had another salad instead.
We had had a marvelous meal at Nougatine another Jean Georges restaurant a few days ago. This was extraordinarily disappointing

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seating and service very professional Food superb I miss the old decor but nothing in the new decor gets in the way of a fine, thoughtful restaurant

F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The only bothersome thing was the noise level. I couldn't hear the waiter's questions it was so loud. But we will go back for the food and relaxed ambiance. The chicken dish was outstanding.

LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Other than the hostess not being able to identify our reservation for two (2) at 2:15, our experience was very pleasant and satisfying. We arrived 15 minutes early and she couldn't find our name (Holladay). The lady across from us on Saturday afternoon (1/25) ordered a hamburger and it looked delicious. The next thing we knew, the hamburger was gone....so we were a little curious why she didn't like it.

Thank you for your great service and culinary delight.

C
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food well executed, but predictable. Solid spot for a light brunch.

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance attentive and friendly staff. Food was exemplary. We participated in Restaurant Week menu. We were very satisfied and look forward to returning.

SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food

VA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Jean Georges never disappoints. I can’t wait to return.

PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience — great food, great service and cute ambiance. I’ll definitely want to revisit!

EB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was restaurant week and the service was only fair but the it was the first course that really felt like they didn’t care. My salad was unattractive and so vinegary that it was inedible. The main course was good but the overall experience did not make me feel like I will return. My friend felt similarly

T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

There is no question that the food and drink were superb. But service was brisk, to put it kindly. We had indicated that this was a birthday dinner, so hoped it would be at a more stately pace. Oh well. I'll still come back for that great food -- at lunch.