JoJo

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1154 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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4.6
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MrEdC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was glad to get a last minute reservation on a Sunday. felt safe with the COVID regulations; and didn't feel forgotten even though all tables were very distant. I miss the energy pre-lockdown, but glad they're open and offering amazing meals.

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Brownie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My friend and I had fantasized about having a hamburger...she is undergoing chemo, and it was to be a treat. I had checked the menu on line and saw a burger, so we made reservations.

Needless to say, we were disappointed that the burger is not on the current menu. In addition, you were sold out of pancakes and French toast. We ordered and had delicious avocado toast and eggs benedict, so all was not lost.

Because of the crowd, service was pleasant, but a little slow. I suppose that is the new normal, especially for Sunday brunch.

We were both impressed with the safety and sanitary measures taken. Overall, the experience was good, not great.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We expected much more given the cost of dining at this restaurant. We sat outside and compared to other restaurants of this caliber, JoJos has done very little to make it a pleasant dining experience. There were no table cloths, candles, etc. Further the chairs were very uncomfortable and the service was good but very slow. We have eaten at many other restaurants outdoors and this was subpar, although the food as always is good.

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Riverpark
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Jojo’s for a birthday dinner. Everything was perfect. The food was exquisite. The service was prompt, attentive, and with a smile. The covid-19 protocols were excellent, tables spaced out, individual wrapped utensils, thermal temperature scanner, filters. I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute and food excellent

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nkr1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the casual dress code to enjoy an elegant meal! Food was delicious and the service was stellar and safety measures well thought-out and hardly cumbersome. Highly recommend for unfussy yet fine dining experience.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite changes in the world, Jo-Jo continues to be supreme in providing excellent quality meals at reasonable prices. Top food, excellent service, and comfortable social distancing.

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Sieal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food us overall good wad a bit toi salty the bread was a bit dry it wouldn't hurt to heat it a bit so it won't be so dry. I've been there pre covid a few times and it was great but seems like they are still trying to adjust food wise. Service was slow as well but the sitting outside is very lovely

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vipEnvoyBoy
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and the service from Sean were excellent! Each course was delicious, complex, and sized just right. Sean was awesome at answering all our questions and making wine suggestions that proved to be perfect. Clear COVID protocols in place that made us feel comfortable and confident to return.

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vipFoodiefamily
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JoJo never disappoints! We sat outside and the restaurant was clearly taking COVID-19 safety seriously. The service was gracious and our meals were delicious.

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vipGoldie123
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent, friendly amidst all the Covid precautions - servers had gloves, face masks and face shields. Will definitely be going back. Five plus stars!

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vipspeechie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside but inside tables looked well spaced. Our waiter and dinner was excellent (and the butterscotch pudding!!!)

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vipDianeK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We love Jojos and have had many fabulous meals there but our most recent was very disappointing. When we ask for our drinks to be remade as the soda was flat we were met with opposition and told that a new bottle had just been opened. When we asked for our fries to be heated (they were luke warm) we were told they had just come out of the fryer. So bummed as this is truly one of our favorites in NYC!

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vipMFMH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe and properly looked after as this was our first interior dining experience. The food, AS EVER, was superb.

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AmandaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a pleasure! A lovely environment, beautiful tables, friendly, professional service, and INCREDIBLE food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a place to go for a special occasion, this is the place! One of the best meals we have ever had! The wait staff is incredible, the ambiance is romantic, and wine list top notch! Highly recommend this location. We will be back soon. Ps. Try the Carrot Cake.

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vipLolaB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our favorite place to eat especially on special occasions.
We sat outside Due to Covid, didn't let the virus hold us back from celebrating.
The food was delicious, service was excellent. I had the tuna tartare to start , and the duck dish . Sadly no gluten free bread. My husband had the crispy chicken, delicate and perfectly cooked .
I would recommend JoJo's

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vipGeorgia
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they do COVID-19 screening and contact tracing. The process is very efficient. Their outdoor dining set up is cozy and romantic...totally charming. Food and wine were excellent as always.

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vipTrevorS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambiance was fantastic. We started with the tuna crudo which was the perfect was to start, and then I had the duck. The portions was the perfect size, and the taste was outstanding. A really great place for a date night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and very private. Great place for an intimate dinner. Good was delicious.

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KARINAM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service was very slow. Food salty, not prepared to order. Disappointed overall.

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vipAlanvv
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Over cooked lobster
Stale bread
Uncomfortable chairs and table

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vipMunirA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice outdoor dining but service was sketchy
Only 2 people working for a lot of patrons
Food was excellent

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vipScienceDriven
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In certain instances, sharing a meal sets the context for complex yet inspiring conversations that span work and life. Thank you to the entire JoJo team for just such an occasion. From the Negroni flight (sipped slowly, in moderation) through the peekytoe crab dumplings and pea soup with an entree of the lightest, crispiest duck, we came to a consensus about what the leadership team of People are Different will look like, as soon as we have an organizational wing to operate under.

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vipJaGo26
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Jean Georges experience as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love JoJo!!!! One of my favorite restaurant in NYC. Everything was amazing.

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LesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary at Jo-Jo. We were blown away by the quality of the food and will certainly be returning. I should also note that they did a great job with socially distancing the tables and it was obvious that they were taking every precaution to ensure that food and silverware were not being contaminated. Great job, Jo-Jo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever, never had a bad dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AmandaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our special dinner "out". We felt very comfortable, with the silverware and napkins pre-packaged (don't like the plastic use, but glad they weren't over handled) as well as the bread and butter, and spread out seating outdoors. I'm so glad you're open!

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vipASASAS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor furniture was a little uncomfortable but the food, atmosphere and service were superb. Duck entree was fabulous. Warm seafood salad was amazing. I always enjoy dining at Jo Jo’s, one of my favorite in nyc. The dining experience felt even more special given days stuck indoors during the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed at Jojos even under the present circumstances.
Charming bistro setting on a quiet side street.
Completely Covid compliant. Napkin and silverware brought to table in sealed plastic packages.
Menu was on scanner or through website on my iPhone.
Seafood salad excellent,Chicken always delicious, my second choice since duck was not available
Waygu steak perfectly prepared
Homemade chocolate chip cookie melted in our mouths.
Extra special with the remembered anniversary candle
Wonderful SERVICE

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BettinaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We have been dining at JoJo’s before and always had a good experience but we won’t be going back anytime soon.
I understand all the pandemic related adaptions the restaurants have to make but still...
Uncomfortable seating, bread in a paperback was dry, the Jean George warm seafood salad, a signature appetizer, was nothing like I ate before in his various restaurants, lack of savor and poorly served.
The waitress was borderline friendly!
To leave this on a positive note, yes, the duck was pretty good.
But definitely all together over rated!

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wendyg
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful: the service, the food, a sense of relaxed elegance and we appreciated their attention to safety measures in light of the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!
The tuna tartar left me speechless.

KS
KatieS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Delicious wine and food, served delightfully!

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and food were very very good. The service of food in paper and plastic containers was unappealing and took away from the special experience of going out to dine.

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PaulM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent entrees. Always something new and exceptional on the menu.

MA
MarisaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple with elegance and quality...set up tables on the sidewalk under twinkly lights!

FAQs

JoJo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 223-5656.

JoJo is rated 4.7 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.