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JoJo

4.6
115 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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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 115 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I continue to be a fan of this chef!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our experience was outstanding at JoJo. In fact, we had dinner twice within five days! The staff was amazing and our waitress greeted us with a hug when we returned for the second meal. We will be visiting JoJo every time we return to NYC. A delight!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our first time at JoJo since the renovation, the change was welcome as the restaurant was in need of an update. It is light and welcoming with a nice ambiance. Our server was delightful and totally professional. Our starters, the Thai flavored broccoli soup and the foie gras terrine were both exceptional in flavor and presentation. Both of us had the steak main course which was prepared to perfection and fork tender. We were pleased to find their signature molten chocolate cake still on the menu and as wonderful as ever. The carrot cake was absolutely delicious with a not too sweet rich cream cheese frosting. We definitely will be back and recommend it to friends

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and beautiful renovated space. Excellent service.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The renovation was beautiful and I absolutely loved the decor and the use of colorful glasses and plates that don’t necessarily match. The food was good - but I guess I was expecting a little more from a place like JoJo. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived on time so we had to grab a drink at the bar. Not the end of the world and we understand they were busy, however the bar was tiny with only 4 stools and it was the only place cocktails were made for the tables. So you couldn’t even stand without a server going to get their drinks. Not the the worst but not the best experience. However, The cocktails were really great - we had the thyme lemonade and a dirty martini. The crab dumplings were probably our favorite dish. We also had the warm seafood salad - while it wasn’t bad it was not excellent. The calamari was chewy, the shrimp was prepared really great. For entrees we had the salmon and the sea bass. The salmon was much better prepared than the sea bass. The potatoes were the best thing in the sea bass dish. Finally, The desserts were really great! We had the chocolate cake and the pear crumble. All in all the service was wonderful and the staff always accommodating. We may go back to try other menu items in the future but it most likely won’t be our first choice.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Hip. Great food. Very fast, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Excelent food
Passionate staff

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I love the fresh and young new vibe.
The food was delicious
The seating feels very intimate and private
The service was really on point
Will return !

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Comfortable bistro feel.
Food is great; freshest ingredients. Small but varied menu. Perfect for quiet night out.

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