Sojourn Restaurant

4.4
1393 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Singular in character and taste, this is how we define a memorable moment. How would you define yours? Start with a stay that embodies the spirit of culture in the Upper East Side's sexiest restaurant. Take a seat at our lively copper-coated wine bar voted Open Table's Choice Winner for Manhattan's vibrant bar scene. Bask inside of our hip, cabin atmosphere full of warm oak and red tones. Travel from plate to plate and from culture to culture by tasting our broad array of delights. We're a New American restaurant with globally influenced dishes. Locals and visitors alike are buzzing about our simple, heavenly ingredients and worldly appeal. You don't have to journey far from home for an adventure. Join us in our uptown neighborhood treasure for an unforgettable and taste-explosive escape.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very over rated , service was too rushed , food was very average. The decor was very run down from front of house to the toilets.

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G
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything pretty good, nothing outstanding. Not a reason not to go

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i
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very very very loud

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun and different. Can get a little loud but the food is great and really different for the Upper East Side

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service, it was outstanding!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited over an hour for two entrees and one was simply the yogurt parfait which when received was warm and soggy. The bottomless cocktails were more juice and not worth the money. The atmosphere was very loud and the music was turned up which made everyone talk over it. Had been here before and this is the second visit and probably the last.

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The drinks were terrible! My husband ordered a bloody mary that was undrinkable; it had a very strange taste. I ordered a mimosa that had absolutely no bubbles. My husband exchanged his bloody mary for a mimosa and the same was true: no bubbles. The food was nothing special; the service was spotty at best; and we will never go there again. This was the first and last time we will eatthere.

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SD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is surprisingly good but the noise level at dinner is intolerable.

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ME
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended SOJOURN to others for many years. Everyone likes the place.
Unfortunately the noise level that night was close to deafening. I fully understand why restaurants don't use rugs. But back in the day when they did have carpeting, it absorbed a great deal of the chatter.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently good. I have been going to this place for several years and never once had a bad dining experience. The food taste great, the service is excellent and can only highly recommend it.
It is my go to place.

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CG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful over all. One of our favorite restaurants on the Uppwr East Side. Terrific food and kind staff. Highly recommend. (Highly recommend the salmon, the gnocchi, tuna, bochoy, and the churros.). Great wine list.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Very crowded. Tables are less than 6 inches apart from each other and are very small tables. Food was ok nothing outstanding in my opinion. Best was the Hanger steak.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good spot for brunch. The bottomless option is a great deal at $33 for an entree & side. Food was classic brunch fare. The atmosphere was fun with good music and a lot of energy. Service was great. Definitely a good spot for a group brunch!

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SH
New York Area
304 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Felt a bit rushed. Fabulous food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had brunch at sojourn last weekend for the second time and were disappointed in our experience. The waitress came over once every 30-45 minutes and looked like she was even purposely avoiding us. After waiting for our food for about an hour and a half we had to get up and ask her where the food was. She went back in the kitchen and our food was sitting on a shelf waiting to be served. We could tell it had been waiting because it wasn’t even that hot- it was barely lukewarm. We remembered the service being slow the last time but did not remember it being that bad. We will not be returning.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I chose the restaurant when reading many good reviews, but my experience was not good. The restaurant was very packed, no space between tables, so very loud because you hear every single word of your neighbors. We waited a long time for simple food, so did a lot other people. When food finally arrived, it was not warm, it felt like it has been sitting there for an hour. Overall, not good experience and will not go back.

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DF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sangria is delicious, waitress gave great recommendations, skirt steak, burrata, chocolate cake or churros! Loud but fun atmosphere, very busy Saturday night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Sorry to say I had a poor experience. Very long wait for table even with reservation. But they gave a drink while waiting which was nice.

My main issue was the server. I have special dietary restrictions and I called in advance to make sure and was assured it isn’t a problem. The waiter was extremely rude. The menu said “3 eggs any style” so I asked if this included an omelette. First he said yes, then he told me they won’t be happy in the kitchen. So I said I’ll take the eggs poached instead. He told me “you talk too much” which I found appallingly rude. Food took forever to come out and they only gave me two eggs and so I asked for a third and was met with major attitude and told I’m wrong. My guests also noticed that I only got two eggs when the menu said 3.

I did get my food but the attitude was completely uncalled for. I regularly

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. FYI, be prepare to be speaking loudly the whole night. The noise level is pretty high here even though they have sound panels on their ceilings.

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LG
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Sojourn (not our first time for tapas). Both the food and service were outstanding. Since there were four of us dining, our server suggested we order 8 dishes and she was spot on. Portion sizes were perfect for 4 people sharing. We had the burrata, fried calamari, brussel sprouts, pasta bolognese, skirt steak, duck, scallops and kobe sliders. The quality, preparation and presentation were all great. Then we tried the cheesecake for dessert -- WINNER! Awesome local place on the upper east side. Would definitely make a reservation. When we left, lots of people waiting without one!

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at Sojourn! Very good food, great atmosphere (it feels like a Downtown restaurant in the heart of the UES), and very nice staff

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get experience at Sojourn. The food and drinks were yummy. Reasonable prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sojourn great vibe great food great service - downtown vibe on the upper east side

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VR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a fun restaurant with a warm atmosphere, great food, and a wonderful, welcoming host, José—I look forward to returning soon!

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l
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had an unfortunate experience for New Year's Day brunch that I feel compelled to share. I have eaten here many times with no issue. Yesterday, we were the first table seated - at noon - and did not receive our food until 1pm. The server didn't input the order correctly and was quite unapologetic.

We got 25% off our bill, but one guest was pregnant and one had a flight to catch. Not a great experience.

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SG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, excellent food, especially considering how reasonable the prices are. Very friendly, welcoming staff. I will definitely come back!

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TC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Family gathering

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PF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and authentic!!! Priced very well and the service was impeccable. Will be returning very soon!

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t
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We came to celebrate my fiancé’s 30th birthday, and wanted a neighborhood joint close to where we were staying in the UES. Sojourn was a perfect date spot! A little crowded and very lively, talkative tables pretty close together. If you’re looking for a quiet, private meal, keep on moving. Otherwise the food and atmosphere were great. Several different sections on the menu offering starters, salads, seafoods, proteins and entrees. Food and drinks are priced fairly! We will definitely return on our next NYC visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!

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K
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance. They made us feel like we were valued guests. And the food was amazing! The wine pairing only made it better. We will be back!

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FR
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not busy due to the holiday escape of many New Yorkers. Really love the food here and could actually converse with my date. The lobster grilled cheese was delicious and filling. Waiter very accommodating to minor changes in sides. Will definitely return for early weekend brunch to avoid the crowds.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fine restaurant love to visit again

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Good service

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious tapas--especially the Manchego and Chorizo Croquettes! Service was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Would definitely come back.

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c
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was inattentive despite restaurant being nearly empty. Host excellent. Main course served on a plate too small to enjoy meal.

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BR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always such a lovely time at brunch! Our waiter Marko was very nice and did a great job!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was ok, standard brunch fare. I don't usually remark on the service but it was pretty subpar here, we always had to wait a while for our server to come by, at some point just asking the manager who was walking around at the time to get his attention. One of our plates was prepared incorrectly and had to be sent back, but wasn't ready again until everyone else was done eating. Probably wouldn't come back here.

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GN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really loved this place for a rare date night and would definitely go back.

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