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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.
New York, NY 10065
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Between Lexington and Third Avenues
$31 to $50
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Two garages on either side of 64th Street at Third Avenue
F and Q Trains at 63rd Street. 4,5,6,N,R at 59th Street
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special Events Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 ext.28 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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JoJo’s upstairs back room can accommodate up to 24 guests for lunch/brunch or dinner; the upstairs front room can seat up to 30 guests.
JoJo Ratings and Reviews
Food perfectly prepared, delicious and fun. Small menu for both food and wine but enough to select from for every palate. Love the updated, lighter decor. Downstairs a bit casual, will try the upstairs for a cozier feel. Gets noisy at peak hours but that’s part of the fun. Only piece that needs work is the service. Our server was young and inexperienced in both her approach and manner. Would be great to add training on the nuances of good service. (eg...Don’t remove 1bread plate from table because 1of 2people do not initially order a piece. They may change mind later or share with partner or ask for some later or use it as a side plate. Select proper size wine glass for the type of wine and don’t be giggling and distracted with your serving peers while you are opening a fine bottle of wine. )
The staff went out of their way to be pleasant, but after waiting 15 minutes for a reserved table, there was a long wait for ordering, and then a very long wait for the food, which was quite nice. There was a cold draft blowing over me throughout, apparently made worse whenever the door to the restaurant was opened. I was never given the bread that I saw on other tables. Overall, not an experience I want to repeat.
The new JoJo is superb! The interior renovation is clean, crisp, and well lighted--a big improvement. The menu is also excellent, yet spare and simple. Our dinners (salmon and chicken) were cooked to perfection and the preparations were both interesting and tasty. Our server steered us to the crab dumplings, which was a great call; the 6-minute egg and salad was also delicious. We don't typically order dessert, but their apple and sour cherry crumble with almond ice cream greatly exceeded my expectations. Service throughout our meal was friendly and attentive. We also loved how nicely they treated a family dining with their toddler. While it was a date for us, we intend to bring our family back next time. Huge success!
Pretentious, phony. Uppity wait staff. Prices should be under obscenity law: wines by the SMALLEST glass starting start at $12, going as far up as $23 for Gruner Veltliner, which sells for $14 for a bottle online.
Where is the old Jojo with French touches in furniture, ambiance and menu??? Jojo is now an austere, Ikea influenced space, with zero ambiance. There is nothing French here. Wagyu beef?
The Duck breast was good, faintly reminiscent of the old Jojo.
Disappointing NYE meal. The four course meal was rushed (done in under an hour). The first two course- Hamachi crudo and then a black bass with mushrooms was tasteless. The best dish was a rack of lamb but came out so quickly after the second course that I felt too full to enjoy. I wasn't overwhelm by the décor although I didn't see the second floor. The wait staff while very pleasant was inexperience. I have dined here in the past but this is the first time since the renovation and I was extremely underwhelmed.
The renovation is stunning--you'd never recognize it. From an immediate, initial warm welcome until getting our coats to leave, hospitality (except for one guy who skulked around all night) was gracious and sincere. Our server, Alex, was attentive but not intrusive, skilled at making recommendations, and made for a most enjoyable evening. He had the perfect balance of friendliness without seeming false. The food, of course, was the star. We'd order everything all over again on a next visit--and hope that visit will come soon!
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