JoJo

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I absolutely love the food at JoJo but the service we received on this recent visit was unacceptable. We waited over 15 minutes to be seated, despite our reservation, and were not offered any kind of drink or given anything complimentary from the kitchen. I can tolerate those kinds of delays from new restaurants just figuring out their footing, but from a long standing establishment like JoJo and on a Monday night, I don’t have any patience. Especially considering that I’ve been in that situation at other Jean Georges restaurants and always received amazing service. We also had to flag down our waiter on multiple occasions as he was quite overwhelmed. He was really polite and lovely but it was frustrating. The food was exceptional, as always, so that was a plus. Also, the downstairs feels like a cafeteria. Now I know to always request to sit upstairs in the future.

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MK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious prepared food, nice upscale vibe, attentive service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply a great place!

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FF
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to this little gem on the UES for Father's Day 2019. Not flashy on the outside and just perfect for the two of us on the inside. Spacious and classy. Very attentive service staff who made the time to chat at the table side. Not at all rushed. Food was excellent and just the right serving size. Chocolate cake for desert was to die for. Will return.

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G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Very good food and excellent service

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H
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our friends 40th anniversary. It was a lively evening. They enjoyed it tremendously.

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DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It would have been fine except for the glass of white wine that was $24 dollars and measured exactly 5 ounces. The server explained that all glasses of wine are measured at 5 ounces. Given the average bottle of wine yields 6 glasses that’s $144. The actual bottle of wine is around $30. That’s some markup JoJo.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Service was great. Ambience was a bit muted for a Friday night. Food was mostly good although the chicken was quite salty. Final price was quite expensive.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuna tartare is delicious, duck was fabulous. Wagyu beef quite good. Loved the carrot cake. Overall JoJo was superb. One of the 2 or 3 best restaurants in nyc.

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LB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was fabulous and the ambience even better !!! We had a wonderful experience at Jojo s

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m
New York Area
213 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think that JoJo needs to up their game. The surroundings are very pleasant and the service is very good. The food is well-prepared but, at lunch, not that interesting. The dishes don't read interesting on the page and they don't taste interesting in the mouth. Prices are rather high, with accordingly low value, especially on some dishes. The kitchen seems to be trying to be inoffensive, and a few inoffensive dishes help expand the customer base. But couldn't there be some more daring dishes as well? Or at least dishes are that more full-bodied in flavor? And if the kitchen is going to do inoffensive, it needs to do it better. The French fries really need work: they should be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and taste of potato. I keep going here because it's near where I work, but I'm close to giving up. And given the ease of making a lunch reservation, I think other people already have given up.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed the tuna in my friend’s Tuna Nicoise was from a can and not fresh seared tuna.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, cozy dining room but a little loud

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N
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambience is nice yet food was very basic except for the tuna tartare. For Monday lunch the restaurants were quite busy yet I would still not recommend to frds. Foods had no kick!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthdays for parents

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was just average and totally overpriced. Not to mention how long we waited for the food to be served. There are better options in the city with such price we paid.

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JO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was incredible (especially the lobster and the fruit cobbler) and service was top notch. I will follow Britta anywhere.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and the servers were very friendly! The restaurant was quite noisy but it wasn’t much of an issue.

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RL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and delicious food

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly perfect spot for lunch. Food and service were terrific.

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ME
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A friend and I went to JoJo for lunch/brunch. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing, and the menu options were plentiful and healthy. Great drinks too but cocktails and fresh juices. We enjoyed!

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O
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived late and had few time...service was impeccable and the excellent food arrived so quickly we could fully enjoy our time. The tiny townhouse is beautifully renovated.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual...incredible!

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LL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

there was not a restroom on 2nd floor, so I was told, although I recall one there a few weeks ago

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m
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was over salted & not very tasty. Extremely noisy. Service waiter was pleasant but it took 1hr between salad & main course. I ordered the Thursday special which they were out of . Not the usual experience @ a Jean- George restaurant

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!! Def i’ll be back

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is incredibly good and the waiters are very nice and friendly but not always available. While the decor looks chic and I love the vintage plates and silverware, they could use some curtains or sound absorbing wallpaper or pads to cut down the noise.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new version of this classic restaurant is amazing on every score - food, service and decor. Every one of the seven things we ordered was ridiculously delicious - the only negative thing about eating here is that you have to eat elsewhere and the food just doesn't compare. The upper east side needs more of these type of restaurants - delicious neighborhood eateries.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the service and food. Very friendly and energetic staff. Loved the broccoli soup and the kitchen. The food had more salt than needed. Otherwise, outstanding.

Our table was too close to the kitchen and noisy. Ask for a table in the upper level.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my favorite restaurant in NYC! I have already eaten there three times this month.

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you- always really lovely

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in a while. The renovation really freshens the place up- it’s perfectly hit the fine balance of being high end without pretentious. And the food was of course perfect

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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The "new" Jo Jo's surpassed the original.. It's a wonderful
restaurant and look forward to returning

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. The decor is lovely and contemporary in this gorgeous town house
. Even though it became a bit noisy I wold not hesitate from going back.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Service was impeccable and low key. Very supportive team. Crab dumplings as appetizer are fabulous. Black bass with mushrooms was terrific. At the top of NYC restaurants.

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RB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect!! Food delicious, great ambiance, the servers very cheerful and well trained !

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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service feels a little rushed, we finished a three course meal in an hour. Wouldn’t mind have a few more minutes between the meals. Food is good but the space is sooo noisy. I think the noise level is what keeps us from visiting more often.

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f
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service were spot on...my only complaint, if it's really worth complaining about, is that the tables are small. My wife son and I were seated at a two person table on the corner of a couch and there was barely room for our appetizers and drinks. But the quality of the food and the service were excellent, so we didn't mind being sardined for a little while.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very sweet and attentive service. The yellowfin tuna tartare is special. Had delicious roasted lobster, regretted not finishing the lemon meringue pie.
Tea service was special. Will come back!

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