Sojourn Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my friend’s birthday. They did an excellent job at making her day feel special!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, easy reservation and good food; however food took way longer than it should have. We waited almost an hour for our brunch order to come out.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The brunch deal of extree + side + unlimited mimosas/bloody Mary's/Sangria was an excellent deal and the food was good! The service was ok, because the restaurant was so busy. My biggest complaint is the restaurant is small and the tables were on top of each other. My coat and bag kept getting knocked off and there were not much room to move around.

MS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Sunday brunch 9 people. It to 90 minutes from the time we sat down to get our food, we had a toddler. They offered nothing, not a bread basket muffins something it was 11:00 am when we sat down.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as usual. One of my favorite restaurants on the Upper East Side!

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food!!

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Eh. Fine for an affordable UES place. Food was certainly not bad. Nothing special. Service was polite but indifferent. (Couldn't get a coffee refill. They got the order wrong and delivered sides after we'd almost finished eating.) Loud boozy crowd in the back. I suspect the all-you-can drink brunch is why people go.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The truffle polenta with egg was very one-note in texture and flavor and made me sick soon after eating. My friend’s french toast was burnt and bacon way overdone. Coffee was decent.

S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sojoun is casual but professional. A varied and intersting menu. Excellent food! Attendive staff. Friednly atmosphere. You really don't find place like this on the UES...

CB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great date spot or for a girls night with the tapas style dishes. Wish the lighting was slightly brighter but otherwise this is a fun spot.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant, food and service were fantastic, but the bathrooms need some attention. Easy fix. A clean and smelling nice bathroom is a sign the kitchen is clean and in working order..

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Tasty, well seasoned vegetables, salmon and Kobe beef sliders.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent way to ring in the new year!

K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Having been to Sojourn some 20 odd times over the years, I will never go again. It has gone down hill terribly. Our waiter was completely clueless as to handle a party of 6 and the Manager was rude, condescending and an insult to the restaurant.
We live in Manhattan and go out to restaurants 3 or 4 times a week & have for 10 years. This place was a great addition to the UES, but has become an insult to anyone who would dare throw their money away by gracing them with your presence.
I would go into the details of everything that went wrong, but the list would be too long. Each of them was presented to the manager, and his help was pleaded for. Every request was ignored as the evening progressed from bad to worse. Mind you this all was while we were spending over $500 for a party of six.
My advice - DON'T GO NEAR THIS PLACE !!!!!!

l
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a great spot for bottomless brunch - with reasonable prices and the ability to manage large groups. I will say that the food can take awhile to come out at brunch, but if you have the drinks coming, it makes up for it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Order took forever to come out... then they got the order wrong for my companion

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My first time to Sojourn for breakfast. Lobster Benedict was outstanding however it took 40 minutes to arrive at my table and the restaurant wasn't that busy. That being said, still highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible management. Server seemed nice, but the manager was so rude that we decided not to order/spend our money here. :(

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Did not enjoy the experience. We waited over 1hr and 15min for food. We had a show to see that evening and they staff assured the food was coming with no avail. The restaurant also had an odd leather smell which was gross.

R
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, diverse and interesting menu, and great wine!!

RK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place was recommended to me by a friend who lives on that block and is his "go to" place. I imagine he probably doesn't go there that often on Saturday night. I've passed it a million times but it always seems empty. I made a 7:45 reservation on Saturday and it was packed. This is usually a good thing and I liked that it was popular. However, it was a little noisy and they first placed us at a table for 2 that seemed like it wasn't even going to fit one, quite squeezed. We asked if we could move but they wouldn't give us a similar table to ones we saw two people sitting at. I guess they had a lot of reservations but I'm not pleased when restaurants try to get away with giving you the worst table so they can save the better ones. It's not a tasteful attribute. The food was good however, but again a particular chef. We both ordered a chicken dish which the waitress said takes 35 minutes and we said ok put our orders in and we may decide to order something first. She said the waiter would NOT do that as he won't put the dish on the fire before the appetizer. It seemed like pressure to order an appetizer and do it quickly. We obliged but honestly, that is a strike against the kitchen that they are so inflexible. I will have to question whether a trip back is worth it despite the food being good. Table selection and not being accommodating to diners are two important factors for me and they failed on both.

CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was completely amazing! My one complaint would be that they didn’t have a red and white option for each pairing. I’m not a fan of Prosecco or Cabernet Sauvignon and had no choice but to take those. I ended up just giving back one glass because I just cannot stand the taste of Cabernet.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thanksgiving dinner!! Will be going to again!

RA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and ambiance.

HB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch Deal.

T
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this brunch to anyone - great atmosphere, attentive staff and friendly too!! Thank you!

AD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious shared dishes, attentive service and a cool space. Had about six dishes which were all excellent, along with a really good, fairly priced bottle of Pinot Noir. Would highly recommend.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bottomless brunch is a fantastic deal at $33. The food is good, the service is excellent and it's a great value for your money! It's a lively crowd but that's just what we were looking for!

SH
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely brunch for four. Was a little loud at first but got quite and we were able to linger and catch up.
Great place for brunch or dinner!

TM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sojourn was very busy so very high energy but service took longer but that was ok. Food was very good. We will definitely go back and will suggest to friends. Glad that we discovered a great place in our neighborhood.

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress took our food allergies very seriously and went above and beyond.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Cozy and energetic. Everything was just spot on!

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

All was good, service good, food good. Just a little too noisy.

G
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sojourn is the best brunch in the ues

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. The food was amazing and so the service

EH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious American-style tapped. Definitely a popular spot in saturday, so probably more suited to a night out with friends than a romantic venture. It's less crowded during weeknights, and waitstaff recommended chef's tasting course on a less busy night of the week. Every dish was delicious: had arigula salad, tuna wraps, kobe beef sliders, lamb meatballs, and suck. Cocktails were great also.

HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is awesome. We always leave happy. For NYC, prices are super reasonable. The only down side is the level of noise. Be prepared to talk over each other. But regardless, it is absolutely worth it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is good - Brussels sprouts appetizer is my favorite. I had the Duck as an entre. Also enjoy the Pacheri & Gnocchi Bolognese

5/5!!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Extremely loud with average to below average dishes-they claim they are a tapas place though I don’t know how you would share a roasted chicken or soup. If you want you dishes served at the same time you are warned it will take significantly longer
Would not return