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JoJo

4.6
124 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 223-5656
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Lexington and Third Avenues
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Parking details
Two garages on either side of 64th Street at Third Avenue
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Public transit
F and Q Trains at 63rd Street. 4,5,6,N,R at 59th Street
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Special events & promotions
Special Events Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 ext.28 or email fabad@jean-georges.com
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 124 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

So noisy that we couldn’t enjoy our dinner. We have dined at JoJo’s since it opened. Since remodeling the noise is too much.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Like the new decor and menu. It's lighter and brighter, but not too bright, than the old bordello look. It does get very loud though and it is hard to hear the person directly across from you. It could do woth something on the walls or floor to absorb the noise. The food is very good. Each time I've tried one of their soups it has been delicious. The duck and both chicken dishes are delicious. It is not a place to linger due to the noise so you can plan to be in/out quickly since the service is good.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

this was quite an experience everything was spot on from time you entered the restaurant until departure. the service was as well as any received anywhere in the world,

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful setting - excellent food and service

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were in NYC for our Anniversary and had a special anniversary Dinner on Friday Evening before going to the theatre. Staff acknowledged that we were there for our event. The restaurant is beautiful after the renovation. We had a drink at the Bar right at the restaurant's opening. The young lady serving at the Bar was lovely and personable and our Manhattan cocktails were delicious. We then proceeded upstairs for our meal and everything we ordered, starters, entrees, side dishes and desserts were delicious. I can't really recommend anything because everything we had was delicious and other diner's meals looked delicious. Portions were very good size. Staff were very attentive. I can't imagine anyone giving this restaurant a bad rating or unfair criticism. Because we had theatre, we arrived right at opening but by the time we left, the place was packed on both floors. We loved it and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Everything was perfect

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Loved the renovation of this landmark restaurant. The new decor is beautiful but the new menu is outstanding. Everyone in our party loved each course they ordered. We will be back and have already recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We love the "new" JoJo! Beautiful decor and great food.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Recent refurbishing. Have dined there intermittently since opening. Food no longer outstanding, but competent. Shows signs of dilution in chefery. Jean-Georges hand quite evident in the ‘old days’. No longer. Thus, feel that Jojos now is overpriced and not a place to ‘dine’

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was very busy the night we were there but we had an early reservation so we didn’t get involved in the inevitable backup later in the evening. Staff were friendly and efficient but didn’t rush you along. Food was innovative and great.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I am a fan of Jean George but had never been to JoJo and it didn't disappoint. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My with and I have been huge fans of Jean-George since he opened his first NY restaurant, Lafayette many years ago. We've loved JoJo from the very beginning and were heartsick when it closed (though temporarily). I am happy to report that the reopened JoJo's is every bit as great as the original incarnation. Whether it be superb tuna tartare, JoJos signature chicken, the salmon, to the amazing butterscotch pudding -- everything hits all the right notes. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Have eaten ar JoJo in the past. The new incarnation recently opening four months ago has managed to reach a new level. Beautiful renovation, staffs attention to detail, superb presentation, just a perfect dinner. I have a strong feeling that once on the radar it’s going to be the place to know. Will return.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Vastly different decor and lighter in color and more open space, and the noise level is much higher, but the food is amazing and the menu is very creative, even better than before.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance but service was bad

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had an amazing evening, the food and atmosphere were wonderful!
We wish we could go back every week!
Would also recommend our waitress Anna...very knowledgeable about menu and really cared about meeting our every need.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was terrible. And they did not listen at alll.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First time back to JoJo since the renovation and we were pleased. We went before the theatre so didn't spend a lot of time but were very pleased with the salmon (which we both had). It was moist and perfectly cooked, and the vegetables were good as well. Service was pleasant and efficient. I would just request a baguette rather than the dark bread which was served.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

JeanGeorge Vongerichten at his early best - JoJo's was his first restaurant in NYC and now rejuvenated. I have been a fan through all its decorative incarnations because his inventive and delicious food, good service and lovely restaurant ambience make for a compelling and never fail combination. Thankyou for a joyous oasis in all the NYC restaurant noise.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wines are very expensive
Food is excellent. Farm to table
Ambiance decoration super!!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Extremely attentive people who work for the restaurant made our wait for the table pleasurable and there generosity for waiting were unsurpassed.
The choices we ordered were with wonderful, balanced and subtle hints of different herbs and presentation.
Ambience simple but refined with great art and fresh flower arrangements which made meal and overall experience more vivid and memorable.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Love this place And love the update. We had an awesome waiter and the place is really cool and fun. Updated cocktail menu really appreciate it. And really friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

JoJo is fantastic, everything from the ambiance to the wait staff to the delicious food is well curated. The sea bass and chicken were excellent and I love that each night has a different special. Must try on upper east side.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It is designed like a cafeteria . What happened to luxury and elegance ? Obviously it appeals to the casual crowd that doesn’t own a necktie . Still the food was good . This however would have been laughed at in the 80s . Times change .

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

No complaints -- but no raving either. Very good, but below the city's best.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Newly renovated inside is brighter and more casual. Don’t like new menu. Not as many interesting and appealing dishes. Broccoli soup was overly spiced.
Staff is nice and they didn’t rush us.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

lobster was dry, noise level intense, not worth the redesign

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This used to be my favorite restaurant. I went there recently with visiting friends who had been there before the renovation. I find it no more comfortable to be served by a 100 percent female staff, probably all under 35, than it is to be served by an all male staff in black suits. This bevy of young women were not ready for prime time, nor was the chef. Greated by a young women with bunny ears, it seemed more like the playboy club. I asked for the duck breast medium rare and was told that they prefer medium because it is more tender. I agreed to take it however the chef prefers it. It arrived tepid and grayish brown. It was tender, but seemed to have been steamed. The sauce and the sides did nothing to excite the palate. The lamb shank arrived in a pretty covered casserole. The server, although she described at length the long slow cooking process, seemed unaware that the lid might be hot. After the first unsuccessful attempt to remove it she used a cloth and placed it on the edge of the table where it fell into someone's lap. Attempts to remove the lamb form the bone and plate it were too difficult for her and she placed a bitesized piece onto the plate. My very polite friend was no more successful and spooned out the potatoes. Finally, a collapsed serving table against the wall fell over onto us. Had I not been a guest, I might have complained.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a really delightful dining experience! The setting was cozy, comfortable and decor was on point for early Spring. The food was very good, as expected for this restaurant group, though I would have expected it's own dessert menu. All of the items listed were either from Nougatine or ABC. We went with the pudding since it's always a winner (the best in the city) but I would have loved to try something new. Overall a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful service, great food and pleasant ambiance. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was outstanding. Menu was excellent. JG did a nice revamp of JoJo.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautifully designed and elegant! That goes for both the townhouse setting and cuisine. Im putting this one on my favorites list!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went for a pre theater dinner. The waitress did not pace the experience we had to rush out before having tea. Two sorbet offerings on the menu were not available. The staff is young and eager and need more seasoning for this caliber of restaurant. Seating is very tight and difficult to have a private conversation the majority of tables are positioned too close together.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was exquisite, and while I miss the look of the old JoJo's, the rehab looks beautiful. This was one of the best meals I've ever eaten in NYC.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was excellent! That noise was a bit too loud and the price was a bit expensive but other than that the restaurant was great!

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Waited 25 minutes to be seated for our 8:00 reservation made weeks before. Several other parties were also waiting in a very cramped space. Since there is no comfortable place to wait, I would recommend they manage the reservation book more carefully. We loved the food but our experience was marred by the wait.

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The space is beautiful, the food was excellent and the service was top-notch. The noise level, however, was a deal-breaker. My two guests and I had to yell at one another to be heard over the unbearable noise. The restaurant was full to the gills and that's great for business but, sadly, none of us will ever return because we do not enjoy dining in that sort of setting. We purposefully dined early (6PM) with the hope that the place wouldn't be too crowded/noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

New space looks gorgeous and food is fantastic and well priced! Winner!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Beautiful contemporary renovation which was well worth the wait while restaurant was closed for some time. It was nice that most of the staff was women.. They were very sweet, quite competent and genuinely kind..Jean George’s unique French- Asian touch made his food interesting and a unique experience as usual.”

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was exceedingly slow. Entrees took almost an hour to arrive
Food was excellent

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