JoJo

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1056 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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On Valentine's Day, we will be offering our à la carte menu as well as a $98 three-course tasting menu.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 1056 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food

VA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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.

LD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The restaurant looks beautiful — so inviting! The food and service were off the charts excellent! Kudos Jean-Georges!

A
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our first visit to JoJo and we will be back again and again. The passionfruit pavlova dessert was excellent.

L
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The whole experience was delightful. The restaurant was elegant and chic, and it radiated such a welcoming and luxurious vibe. The service was incredible, and the food was fresh and aesthetically pleasing. I highly recommend it.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delicious and the service was outstanding! Love dining here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chick pea fries cold.. bread not amazing... chicken dish ho hum.. gloppy sauce.. meh

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding FOOD!!! Service friendly... A little busy by the end of the meal, I recommend going early 5:30 or 6pm [I know I'm old lol]

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

In the first minutes I weren’t as receipted well as I expected. But as well as we get though, we were overall good receipted.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal. Service attentive decor lovely and food outstanding including desserts

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

BL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...we had the chicken and duck...server was attentive and friendly. Tables are a little close in some parts of dining room (we ate downstairs) but there are booths, which I would request next time.

s
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, Excellent food and service, always.

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The space got very noisy as the restaurant filled.

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this for lunch. Food was delicious and upstairs is very private

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

JoJo is a long-standing favorite and has never disappointed. On the last few occasions I was there for lunch with friends and these outings were unanimously enjoyed. The menu is enticing, with offerings at various price points, the food is uniformly delicious and presented with professionalism and grace in a bright and upbeat setting that's lively but not raucous. It is altogether a lovely restaurant for the neighborhood.

FS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service!
I had the chicken and my husband the beef. Both dishes were really tasty and delicious.

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

nice friendly staff in a lovely setting. tasty good food although strange problems with poached eggs being undercooked then replaced after a while with boiled eggs.

P
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Menu was a bit limited on the night we ate here. More variety at lunch time I believe.

V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and fresh.

K
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was delightful, until a whining dog was placed at the table next to us. I have dogs and cats, but I would never impose upon another diner by bringing my pet inside a restaurant. The host advised that the patron claimed the dog was a emotional support pet. A dubious claim based on their conduct, but giving them the benefit of the doubt, let's assume it was an emotional support dog. Why does that make it ok to place it next to me? I have no animal allergies, but others might. Others might not enjoy observing a dog lick itself while one is paying a significant price for a lunch. This is just an out of control situation.

AL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot

c
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Still great. Not sure about the sad pictures on the wall.

JY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought my shrimp burger a little salty. My husband had the salmon, he loved it.

SC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Everything about JoJo is a delight -- from the funky cocktail glasses to the scrumptious and comfort-food sized carrot cake. The food is inspired -- with exquisite details that will delight every sense. If you're looking for a high end, flirty cocktail with a lavish (albeit appropriately sized) dish to tempt you and yours -- this is the place. The staff is young and fun and the vibe is everything that's best about the UES -- smart, witty, and tastefully decadent in all the right ways. Highly recommend for birthdays, anniversaries, first dates, and New Years Eve!

a
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic and we would definitely go back if we find ourselves in the city again!

LN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant in every respect. Full but noise level low . Service exemplary in pace
Attentiveness.Food great: appetizers, mains(best duck ever) dessert and wine
Suggestions
Memorable evening.

D
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing went back within 2 days

CV
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

JoJo is a beautiful spot in the UES. The ambiance and service were both perfect. We ordered the burger, which unfortunately, just didn't hit the spot, but we will still return to try something different because the place felt so warm and welcoming and bright!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We did have to wait half hour for our table, and the service was a little slow to start, but the staff could not have been sweeter or more professional (they bought us a round of drinks because of the wait), and the food was original, inventive, and delicious. The atmosphere was vivacious, happy. Jojo is a real American bistro, and most certainly worth returning to.