JoJo

4.6
239 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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, MasterCard, 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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 239 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

JoJo is my favorite restaurant on the UES. The atmosphere is modern but warm. The bar has a collection of pink, blue and clear vintage cocktail glasses which add charm to the understated space.

The service is exceptional and the food is delicious.

Our table upstairs was a little tight and my only complaint was that we could hear our neighbors entire conversation.

Overall a great night.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely experience... comfortable... great service ... good food... noooo complaints!!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

LOVE JoJo! Always wonderful food, staff and atmosphere~

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was mediocre. I wrote a long review on yelp. Aside from great staff and being in a gorgeous building I wouldn’t recommend it as a one of the restaurants under the Jean Georges empire. They have better restaurants. Even my peach cobbler was served Luke warm which didn’t melt the ice cream.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The services were way too efficient and felt so rushed. It’s not like what it used to be.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Had always wanted to try Jojo’s and finally had the chance. Everything was delicious. The staff was helpful and professional. It was a lively evening.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

JoJo remains a top dining destination for us; the room — under the expert management of Britta Priest — runs with energetic, yet warm precision, and the staff couldn’t be more welcoming and attentive. And the food, of course, is inventive, exquisitely prepared, and delicious. Love restaurant, love the staff (special nod to the extraordinary Sean), love the food, love the whole JoJo experience.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Way too loud...food average...service below average...won’t be back and will negatively recommend to friends

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

love their new decor. It's cosy and intimate. Great service, excellent meal with the vegans beautifully catered for. Worthy of the weekly favourite for locals.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Wonderful reopening by Jean George! Great food, ambiance, service, and location. We will return.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I was visiting New York for the rest time so I did some research as to where I could take my client for a nice dinner.

I looked at a few places but was really only able to get a reservation for JoJo’s.

It was a cute little spot, the food was AMAZING! I got the sea bass and it was to die for and I also got the tuna tartar to start.

They were able to make an espresso martini for me so I was happy about that and the gin martini was also very tasty.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Very delicious food and lovely service. Cozy, pretty, tasteful dining room. Low-key chic in every way.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I've been a fan of Jojos for a very long time. I was really pleased they reopened after their fire and I love their new more modern, clean look. More importantly the food was really delicious too!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Very nice decor but overated food.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

With a reservation, for a table for three to which the restaurant was alerted was in honor of a guest from overseas, we were made to wait for over one hour (more than 60 minutes) for our table. When I pointed to other tables that were free the response was these are for four people. After we were seated these same tables for four ONLY was occupied by 2 people.
The food was mediocre and with that level of noise I would recommend to avoid that restaurant despite the fact that unlike the reception staff, our food server was professional and very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Delicious lobster, lovely server, but be prepared to yell your conversations. No surprise since I've dined here recently and knew the drill. Still--I wonder if there's any way some fabric could be introduced to the room to absorb some of the chatter. EVERYONE was yelling to be heard.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Chaotic front of the house. Excellent food. Noise Level was impossible. No opportunity to talk.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I have not been to JoJos in years but was thrilled with the meal. We had an upstairs corner table where the acoustics are much better than downstairs. Service was perfect and the meal was amazing. I recommend the fluke sashimi and the duck which was perfect. My guest and client was thrilled with the meal and she is a real foodie. It was a perfect experience. Also we were pre- theatre and all the courses were perfectly timed.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I can’t imagine how the service can get any better. Food was also superb. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the menu items. Excellent experience overall.

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1.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The Emperor’s New Restaurant?

After this former gem of an UES restaurant reopened after a long-awaited renovation, we were excited to enjoy its ambiance and delicious food once again. But what a disappointment.

Welcome to the newest masquerade of mediocre farm-to-table dining. From the glaring staff who couldn’t care less—throwing down dishes with no explanation and no silverware—to overcooked meat, bland soup, and uninspired appetizers, this is a place to skip. But whatever you do, don’t come for second-seating dinner: you’ll be ignored to oblivion. Next!

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Classic JG recipes and very attentive service. The wine list is surprisingly pricey. The noise level downstairs is painful. The remodel is spare and charmless.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

It is the perfect restaurant to impress a client, friend or family member. The staff is on top of their game and the food speaks for itself 5stars!! Not sure if Jean George clones himself, but he manages to be in all the restaurants when he is in town. Bravo JG

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants
Snap pea cucumber salad fresh, delicious, beautiful presentation.. ate every drop...
Salmon cooked to perfection
Didn't have the butterscotch pudding
My friend didn't want dessert
But I can tell u it is orgasmic

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Enjoyed a friday night dinner that was fantastic. All three courses were exciting and delicious. Recent Monday night dinner was very good but night quite up to the first meal. They seem to be still fiddling with the menu mixing new items with classics and even changing the sauces/sides of mains from week to week making it hard to recommend items or enjoy something a second time.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Painfully noisy and we were early.

Food fresh and artful.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Good mood, kindful staff, delicious food! I enjoyed my dinner with my friend!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

First time there since the remodel and JoJo doesn't disappoint. Beautiful decor, we had a lovely table upstairs by the window, professional but not hovering service and the food delicious! Definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Jojo! We were welcomed when we arrived and the service was outstanding. Natasha and every person was accommodating and very nice. The food is absolutely fantastic! The menu choices and the preparation was perfect. We enjoyed everything we ordered and will be coming back soon! Well done!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at Jojo recently. I was looking for a place with good food, not too noisy and my friend recommended Jojo to us. She was right, I was not disappointed at all. Everything was perfect. Waiters were nice and friendly. Plates were clean and pretty. Food was awesome. Salmon, duck breast, beef very well cooked. And chocolate cake oh my god, the first bite was unbelievable. Salty caramel was also amazing.
Thank you Jojo for giving us an unforgettable anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

What can I say...Jean-Georges has yet to disappoint. What a party for your tastebuds...and every other sense you have! Exiting, unique and delicious, it’s what you crave when dining out...and that’s what you’ll get. Love this farm to table more of a casual dining concept , love the portions , perfect so you can experience and enjoy an all course meal...appetizer, main and dessert ... feeling pleasantly full and delightfully satisfied in the end.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Quality all the way round, close to perfection. Third times the charm.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

JoJo never disappoints - the food is always special and delicious, great wines and phenomenal service. Ashley, the assistant general manager is so attentive and ensures everyone has a great time, always with a smile.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Appetizers and mains are excellent! Desserts felt store bought and heated in the microwave. Could do well with an innovative pastry chef. Service was slightly underwhelming when the restaurant was full to capacity.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Very good food, limited menu, bit pricy but I am from midwest, would come back next time in New York

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

This is 3rd time in 4 weeks I've eaten here. The first two times service was incredibly bad. Inexperienced, nonchalant, and really no interest in doing their job. This was much better. Wait staff much more intune to serving and providing appropriate I formation.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

My first impression very clean and cool with an aire of class in ambiance. A cozy little spot well lit with colors that wet the palate. Food was simply delicious waking up every taste bud in my mouth and staff was extremely professional yet friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Lovely evening for everyone we all enjoyed ourselves

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We found the meal and the ambuance delightful. The service was lovely, too.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I love this restaurant, so cozy and delicious! They have the best beet salad and crispy chicken for main course. Great place!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Largely expected, truly amazing restaurant. Ambiance and service are definitely the strengths.
Dishes were well crafted, creative, very carefully prepared.
Food was high quality. A bit too salty for my taste, particularly the appetizers.
Very expensive, upper-east priced.
Overall one of the restaurants I have been to.
Highly recommended

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