JoJo

4.7
688 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. The decor is lovely and contemporary in this gorgeous town house
. Even though it became a bit noisy I wold not hesitate from going back.

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

Outstanding. Service was impeccable and low key. Very supportive team. Crab dumplings as appetizer are fabulous. Black bass with mushrooms was terrific. At the top of NYC restaurants.

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RB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect!! Food delicious, great ambiance, the servers very cheerful and well trained !

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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service feels a little rushed, we finished a three course meal in an hour. Wouldn’t mind have a few more minutes between the meals. Food is good but the space is sooo noisy. I think the noise level is what keeps us from visiting more often.

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f
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service were spot on...my only complaint, if it's really worth complaining about, is that the tables are small. My wife son and I were seated at a two person table on the corner of a couch and there was barely room for our appetizers and drinks. But the quality of the food and the service were excellent, so we didn't mind being sardined for a little while.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very sweet and attentive service. The yellowfin tuna tartare is special. Had delicious roasted lobster, regretted not finishing the lemon meringue pie.
Tea service was special. Will come back!

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Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and very friendly and attentive staff. We've already booked a return visit.

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K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

It’s a great place, given the other options in the neighborhood. Fairly priced well prepared food.

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m
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i have been going to JoJo since it opened and the food has never been better. The menu is a combination of their classics (offered as daily specials) and wonderful new dishes. I have never had anything lass than an excellent meat there.

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RA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Duck was among the best I have ever eaten. Reasonable wine list. Knowledgeable, pleasant and thoughtful service. Looking forward to going back.

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g
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Simple but tasty. The pavlova is a must have

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well managed restaurant, very friendly staff, keeping a constant eye on customers needs, and - last but not least - great food! Don't forget to have a look at the desert menu.

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jojos is our go to neighborhood restaurant. Always delicious!!!

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Did not like the food, service was fine and the drinks were good!

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GB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service, great atmosphere. Will definitely return

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a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If only the place weren't so overwhelmingly noisy, it would be great to return. Even our server and the hostess admitted, when we asked for a quieter table, that there wasn't such a thing. One of our group said her throat hurt from trying to have a conversation above the din. Truly sorry to say we won't be back.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time. It will be my favorite weekly hangout!

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K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful room, comfortable chairs, good food, and friendly service. Great choice!

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MF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat ! Excellent food superb service
Great Modern ambiance. It’s great for a night out with friends and for special occasions.

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H
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Appetizer was unique, main courses so so, great wine recommendation made the meal quite special.

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HR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to JoJo on two different occasions, last year in September, this year May fifth dinner. In September 2018, everything was perfect, five stars all around. This time, my wife's seafood salad was good, but not as good as last time, because the calamari was over-cooked and very tough. First time it was perfect. The sea bass this time was also a touch over-cooked, unlike last time. Desert was superb.
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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure. The food is delicious and beautifully presented and the service is impeccable. I wish more restaurants knew how to make their guests feel so welcome.

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C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great evening. Delicious food. Only thing I didn't like is that they closed at 11 pm on a Saturday night.

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KR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Fresh ingredients. Accessible, delicious food. Attentive staff.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Definitely will not recommend this place to anyone! Prices are high but the quality of the food and service doesn’t match those prices at all! I’be been to plenty of Michelin star restaurants where prices were lower but for the greater quality!
We reserved the table for 4 people. Our friends were running late so we called and told the manager to keep the table for us for 30 minutes. She said she can only hold it for 15 minutes. We came 20 minutes later and she told us that’s he gave our table to anyone else !! And now we not gonna get sitted! We were angry, what kind of service is this?! After that she said that we can Seat only for 2 hours now. Again stupid decision because what if we came 20 minutes before and wanted to seat for 3 hours at our table? Was she going to kick us out after 2 hours?! One more thing: she refused to give us the table until our friends come despite the fact I was 20 weeks pregnant!! We were standing there and waiting for the table!! That was just ridiculous! After all when we ordered food the only dish we really liked was Wagyu beef. Lobster I ordered for 50$ was cold!!! So I waited for another 15 minutes to get the new one...My husband ordered green carry salmon and didn’t like the sauce and the way it was cooked at all (he loves salmon and always orders it and I think it’s very difficult to cook salmon bad). Desserts were just awful!! Pavlova was crazy sweet, lemon cake with merengue was very sweet and contained some kind of soft mousse instead of merengue! Even carrot cake was very heavy and sweet. No excuses after all that. Britta Priest, that’s the name of the manager who should act more profexcional I guess.

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UG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It’s a charming restaurant touched by a mixed ambiance of noise, great food and an overworked-looking staff.

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good overall experience. Very friendly and responsive staff. Main issue was that the food came out a bit cold so wasn't nearly as good as it could've been.

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L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Some tables were just very loud making conversation at our table very difficult.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as usual from Jean-Georges. I must say I really like the newly renovated space. Reminds me of the Pound Ridge location. Pretty, soft, and idyllic. Great place to escape for lunch. I highly recommend the chicken sandwich. Delicious!

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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Haven't tried Jojo in years, but will be back again and again!

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Richmond
107 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back to JoJo since the renovation- one word for the whole experience — FABULOUS!

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1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative dishes, excellent setvice, nice atmosphere though a bit in need of acoustics. But certainly a place we’ll return to again.

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J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JoJo continues to be one of our favorites! From start to finish, the food and the service was fantastic. We had the dumplings, seafood salad, duck & chicken this time and they were all perfectly prepared. We will be back very soon!

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always LOVE our dining experience at JoJo's
We dine here quite often.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quietly elegant, perfectly prepared food and service that was thoughtful and attentive without being annoying.

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CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. My only complaint is applicable to all good NYC restaurants as well as JoJo these days: it seems impossible to go out without spending as much or more on wine as the food. I’d prefer not to spend $30 a glass for wine when it’s not a special occasion. I’d like more and better offerings at a better price, at JoJo and beyond.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The incredibly high quality of the cocktails, food and service made this a fantastic experience for us. We will definitely be going back.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience all around. Food was delicious, decor beautiful and service top notch.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The renovations bring a more modern feel while preserving the charming townhouse ambiance.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious (Waygu Beef and Duck). What sets this restaurant above is the service. The very young waitstaff was incredibly attentive and enhanced a wonderful dining experience!

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