JoJo

4.7
1181 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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HannaZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ecxelent food
Ecxelent service
Nice place,very clean and beutifull

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vipBruceG
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Being seated near the bathrooms and having the stench of human waste wafting in the air throughout the meal put somewhat of a damper on the experience.
The service was poor, and having to wait 20 minutes for a piece of bread to be brought to the table, and then 40 minutes for our appetizers, and then after an hour having to ask a passing wait staff member to see if our main courses were ready - which apparently they were - as she came back with them immediately - added to our displeasure with the evening.
The music being played over the sound system was loud and intrusive, and detracted, rather than enhanced from the overall experience.
The food was quite good.
This was the second time I have been here, and it will most assuredly be the last

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AlfredB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true fine dining experience. Not stuffy, but relaxed and comfortable.

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Mariel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service. Would definitely recommend.

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Yuchen
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent! While, the service was slow and we asked for a table by the window on Opentable, but didn’t get one...

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vipStephanieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Portion size could have been better. The location itself is very adorable and a great place for brunch. Staff was also extremely friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love Jojo. Delicious food and nice and light. Beautiful clean setting. I am not a fan of the new manager. She never smiled once or came to check on our table. She was dressed strangely, a blue summer dress with black stockings and sneakers- tattoos everywhere. Very strange and unprofessional for a Jean George establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible

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vipScorpioNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good food and ambiance, but the staff at brunch was completely overwhelmed. It took more than an hour for JoJo’s wait staff to bring us two frittatas.

Other tables around us were served, ate, and left. No food for us.

My date and I asked several times for an update. When our food finally arrived we asked the manager for an explanation. Surprisingly, she lied to us: “your order went in 20 minutes ago.”

I can understand being understaffed these days. But this is no way to treat customers.

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ChristineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was looking forward to eating at Jojo. I was very disappointed. The tables outside are really cheap and tiny for the standing and price of the restaurant. The food was far too salty and I'm a salt lover. But it was too much. Regardless of the salt the beef was good, rare cooked as I asked. We were not shown the wine we ordered, we were only brought our glasses full. The cookie was good.

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Louise
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant and great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time I’ve been here. I have celebrated every anniversary with my wife here.

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vipRiccardo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not at the level of the JoJo I remembered from years ago. Food good , but not exceptional. Ambiance cold and unattractive.

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vipLouiseD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service, really very special. It’s a beautiful restaurant!

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vipKarenC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've always thought the food at Jojo was just OK. However, the meal we had on Saturday was terrific!

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DebraG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We were very impressed with the food. Covid 19 rules closely followed so would recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking privacy, space and outstanding food.

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vipTeresaH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our evening out at Jojos. Great ambience and delicious food and cocktails. We will defintely return.

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vipPatT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drink served with chipped glass. Food was marginal. Salad had pure vinegar dressing, duck was ordered medium-served rare with soggy not crispy skin. Ate with same utensils for entire meal.
Outdoor seating was pleasant.

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chusesunadiosa
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estupendo servicio y comida

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vipSonia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service, food came out cold, waiter’s didn’t care.

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vipKavitaB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall average food. Not as good as other Jean George restaurants. Food was overcooked and over salted. Service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great, however in my opinion too expensive for what it is.

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francoiseD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. The burrata appetizer was fresh and tasty and the duck was just so flavorful. The dessert (chocolate chip cookie) was a little overcooked but it didn’t take away from the overall outstanding dinner.

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RussellM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We split a cocktail, then ordered separate entrees , wine for each, coffee, and a shared dessert. The menu was adequate, but each dish was very well prepared, the mark of a real chef. Finally the bill was very acceptable for fine dining, especially in NYC.

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RonaldB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need a little more menu choice. Otherwise, one of the best places that is open.

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MrEdC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was glad to get a last minute reservation on a Sunday. felt safe with the COVID regulations; and didn't feel forgotten even though all tables were very distant. I miss the energy pre-lockdown, but glad they're open and offering amazing meals.

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Brownie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My friend and I had fantasized about having a hamburger...she is undergoing chemo, and it was to be a treat. I had checked the menu on line and saw a burger, so we made reservations.

Needless to say, we were disappointed that the burger is not on the current menu. In addition, you were sold out of pancakes and French toast. We ordered and had delicious avocado toast and eggs benedict, so all was not lost.

Because of the crowd, service was pleasant, but a little slow. I suppose that is the new normal, especially for Sunday brunch.

We were both impressed with the safety and sanitary measures taken. Overall, the experience was good, not great.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We expected much more given the cost of dining at this restaurant. We sat outside and compared to other restaurants of this caliber, JoJos has done very little to make it a pleasant dining experience. There were no table cloths, candles, etc. Further the chairs were very uncomfortable and the service was good but very slow. We have eaten at many other restaurants outdoors and this was subpar, although the food as always is good.

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Riverpark
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Jojo’s for a birthday dinner. Everything was perfect. The food was exquisite. The service was prompt, attentive, and with a smile. The covid-19 protocols were excellent, tables spaced out, individual wrapped utensils, thermal temperature scanner, filters. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JoJo was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute and food excellent

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nkr1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the casual dress code to enjoy an elegant meal! Food was delicious and the service was stellar and safety measures well thought-out and hardly cumbersome. Highly recommend for unfussy yet fine dining experience.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite changes in the world, Jo-Jo continues to be supreme in providing excellent quality meals at reasonable prices. Top food, excellent service, and comfortable social distancing.

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Sieal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food us overall good wad a bit toi salty the bread was a bit dry it wouldn't hurt to heat it a bit so it won't be so dry. I've been there pre covid a few times and it was great but seems like they are still trying to adjust food wise. Service was slow as well but the sitting outside is very lovely

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vipEnvoyBoy
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and the service from Sean were excellent! Each course was delicious, complex, and sized just right. Sean was awesome at answering all our questions and making wine suggestions that proved to be perfect. Clear COVID protocols in place that made us feel comfortable and confident to return.

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vipFoodiefamily
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JoJo never disappoints! We sat outside and the restaurant was clearly taking COVID-19 safety seriously. The service was gracious and our meals were delicious.

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vipGoldie123
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent, friendly amidst all the Covid precautions - servers had gloves, face masks and face shields. Will definitely be going back. Five plus stars!

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vipspeechie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside but inside tables looked well spaced. Our waiter and dinner was excellent (and the butterscotch pudding!!!)

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vipDianeK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We love Jojos and have had many fabulous meals there but our most recent was very disappointing. When we ask for our drinks to be remade as the soda was flat we were met with opposition and told that a new bottle had just been opened. When we asked for our fries to be heated (they were luke warm) we were told they had just come out of the fryer. So bummed as this is truly one of our favorites in NYC!

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vipMFMH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe and properly looked after as this was our first interior dining experience. The food, AS EVER, was superb.

FAQs

JoJo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 223-5656.

JoJo is rated 4.7 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.