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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On Thanksgiving, JoJo will offer exclusively a $118 prix fixe menu ($59 for children 12 and under) with a choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Please provide your email address to receive our Reservation Guarantee Form. Please note, reservations will not be confirmed without a completed form.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 941 People Are Saying
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San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for 40th anniversary. This is Chef JGV first restaurant and it was delicious. The Manager Andrea and our server Natasha were outstanding

KB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Brunch at JoJo's this past Sunday. It had been a while since we had been there. We live in Massachusetts. The restaurant has been remodeled and modernized. It needed it and it was done very tastefully. It did seem louder than I remembered it, but frankly, who cares. You don't go to JoJo's for the esthetics or the ambiance. You go to JoJo for the food. It takes a lot for a restaurant to impress me. I typically eat to live. Foodies live to eat. The food at JoJo is so sublime that it actually makes me want to live to go there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love JoJo! The new look is fantastic and quality of food is incredible. One thing: the service, while extremely friendly and engaging, lacked a bit in ability to describe the menu. For example, when asked about the shrimp burger we were told it was “ground up shrimp and ‘sorta different’”. In fact, it was delicious - spiced perfectly and actually a butterflied piece of shrimp in the form of a burger. I make mention of this only by way of feedback. The team was wonderful from beginning until end and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

NT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have not been back to Jo Jo for over 10 years, we loved the remodel. And the staff, food, vibe better than ever. Thanks for a great night!! Will be back for lunch tomorrow, we can’t wait!!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very attentive and personable. Warm and inviting. Highly recommend and will go back.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a surprise birthday party for a friend, and the staff, service, and food were just terrific! Would highly recommend.

ES
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with calm and relaxing decor. Service was outstanding and they made you feel so comfortable like eating at a friend's house. I love how the staff was all dressed casually, but it did not have a casual feel. It just felt so comfortable. Food was delicious.

G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. Well run restaurant with courteous staff and efficient servers. The food was excellent. Very pretty and most of all delicious.

d
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and knowledgeable, friendly service.

M
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adored our meals at Jo Jos. Each dish was perfection from the lettuce wraps and salads to the entrees and desserts. Speaking of dessert, the passion fruit pavlova was to die for.

E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple elegance, unpretentious, inventive but uncomplicated delicious food. Service is efficient, warm and helpful. Wine selection is very good. Modern Scandinavian decor is lovely.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in NYC for the weekend and of all the restaurants we ate at, JoJo's was our favorite - food and service-wise.

d
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

JoJo is a beautiful restaurant. The food and service is wonderful- we loved our meal!

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old favorite has been wonderfully updated. Walking into the renovated JoJo Restaurant, feels like visiting with an old, dear friend, except in this case you look years younger :) The new environment is light and airy, and feels a little more casual, but the food and service are still on-point. Can't wait to return.

OT
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expected better, more creative food, especially deserts. Clumsy service but they seem to really try to be nice and apologized. Noise level downstairs is close to intolerable. Upstairs was quiet.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service/ dining experience was not pleasant. We stayed for an hour and a half/2 hours and were constantly rushed; asked multiple times if we had finished our plates, even after I told the waitstaff that we were having a catch up (I hadn’t seen my friend in two years) and needed more time. They forgot a side dish. The atmosphere was one of “please hurry up and get out”.. even though tables were empty in the restaurant. It was embarrassing to bring my friend there for a dinner that was supposed to be relaxed. Appetizer was delicious, my main was a bit cold and quite frankly average, but I didn’t want to further get on the bad side of the waitstaff so I ate it.

I’m not sure what happened- was it an off night? Was it because my friend doesn’t drink and so I ordered a few glasses of wine but we weren’t having a bottle? Was it because my friend has dark skin? Who knows- but the service was terrible. I’ve never been asked so many times if I wanted a cocktail as soon as I sat down and met with an exasperated look because I hadn’t taken a moment to even look at the menu yet... I’ve never had so many waitstaff ask me if they could take away my plate during mid meal.

LL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It was a expensive lunch and the food was mediocre. I was very disappointed.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very casual atmosphere but good food. The noise level is one of the highest encountered. Nothing in the restaurant to absorb it. Sheer curtains no rug or wall covering or ceiling softeners. Service was very fast. Actually too fast for such good food.

B
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice service, good food, skimpy drinks, good but not great value.

g
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. The food was outstanding. And it has the feeling of a neighborhood gem. Wish I lived in the neighborhood. But worth the taxi ride.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! Food delicious but came out too fast.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food just about perfect.
Strange hanging light fixture cut off the forehead of my lunch partner- and ice versa. Annoying and sort of inexplicable, especially as there are high ceilings.

d
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food in a relaxed atmosphere. We loved it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply incredible on all fronts. A rare nyc restaurant I would go more than once

OT
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The redecoration has created a real change that is more open and pleasant. Otherwise the food and service totally lived up to our recollection of great meals over the years.

M
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food is incredible and the renovated space beautiful with clean finishes. Can’t wait to go back.

ZV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service!
Such a charming place where you feel you’ve been transported to heaven! Homey, warm and welcoming...
Highly recommended!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good good and good service.but very loud... caught between 2 parties of 6 . We sometimes had to shout to hear each other

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

There were six of us. Food was outstanding. The staff committed the one mistake I do not tolerate at this level. Plates and place settings of the main course were removed one by one while others were still eating. A first class restaurant knows that it is rude to remove until everyone has finished. It reflects badly on the host, me in this situation. I will not be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good. And out too fast but so delicious !

ES
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow . We waited 30 minutes before someone came to us and it was only because we flagged a server down. Otherwise an awesome

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors are delicate and wonderful. One of our favorite restaurants

M
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in this recently modernized restaurant. The duck breast with sesame sauce and pumpkin purée was cooked perfectly. Friendly upbeat crowd.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having brunch at JoJo and it was delicious. We had the frittata and eggs royale with green juices. the food came out fast and i appreciated that they also brought us bread. one of my favorite spots!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Sides were forgotten and arrived long after main course. Meat which was ordered medium came rare/raw.

F
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Peekytoe crab dumplings and burrata with fig compote starters were excellent. Scallops and chicken were also very good - no room for dessert.
One downside was that the lampshade on the downstairs table for two that we had was very low over the table, meaning we had to duck a little to see and speak to each other.
Young waitstaff were very pleasant and enthusiastic. Ambiance perhaps a little loud at peak attendance - we were downstairs, can't speak for upstairs.

BL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice moment during our holidays. Price are not so expensive for NYC.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great restaurant.
My 2 favorite dishes are the passion fruit pavlova
and the chickpea fries.
Their restaurant has been around for years. You never have a bad meal here.
The vibe is lively the service is good.
Everyone is helpful and accommodating . No snobs here.
Truly an enjoyable experience.

JM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food may be good, the service fairly attentive, but the noise level was unbearable with so many diners in the room. To top it off, they played background music with lyrics! My wife and I shall never return.

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Good cocktails too.