Sojourn Restaurant

4.6
1714 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sojourn is open for both indoor/outdoor dining. Our patio features a large enclosure so rain or shine we have you covered. We are also available 7 days a week for delivery and takeout.

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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vipAwesome
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Friday after work. Had Branzino and my friend had the Salmon. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was excellent without being intrusive. Will go back.

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ChrisF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great our waiter was attentive and always on hand. The atmosphere was great.

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JCO2
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. The 4 of us were able to share many dishes… all great. Along with impeccable service it was a wonderful dining experience.

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vipsparty
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very mediocre experience. We’ve eaten all over the city, the menu intrigued us. We had the fish tacos, croquettes, duck spring rolls, and fried rice with chorizo. All were fine, and for the price point, we weren’t terribly disappointed, but we wouldn’t recommend or return. The flavors fell flat and the service left something to be desired.

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vipLinSF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I was excited to try Sojourn based on all the reviews. As most people note, Sojourn is more about the food than the vibe. We decided to sit inside because the outdoor seating left a lot to be desired... well, same is true for the dining room. I think the bar is a fun space but the dining room feels like a dark lodge, and the floor slopes down. It's just an odd space, but they have tables very spaced out and tons of room which is nice during these times. I thought the food was good, but pretty heavy on butter/salt which didn't feel necessary. The main reason I knocked this down to 3 stars is that the wine was horrible - I had two different glasses, the poors were small and honestly it's some of the worst wine I've had in as long as I can remember. The pinot grigo tasted like a watered-down Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir could not have been more than $10 for the entire bottle. I wish they would have nicer wines...charge more! It seems like the cocktails are where it's at. I would return for the food, but honestly may just be better to get the order to go.

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RichardI
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little upper east side spot. Fabulous food and a very accommodating staff. I'll be in again my next trip to NYC. Literally a walk to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We didn’t really enjoy the food, the highlight was a side of Brussels sprouts we ordered. The waitress was nice and attentive as she could be, but she was stretched a little thin with the amount of tables she was covering.

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vipSquarehead
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

SoJourn is what is sometimes called a "neighborhood gem." The owner is there most of the time holding and sipping a glass of red wine. He understands that the food is mportant and it shows in the meal. The salads are perfectly dressed, the appetizers are fun and sometimes clever, like tuna tartare with a quail egg. The sliders are just what you want in a burger and cooked to order. We do not generally eat the main courses but I see may diners who look happy with them. This a place worth going to for a really nice meal.

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vipLauraS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Food and service consistently top notch

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vipHungryartist
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Staff was courteous - but service seemed slow. We went for brunch table near us was excessively loud, even though there were only 2 people at the table. Portions were generous and came exactly as ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a while!

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RJayW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In a word, the place is cool. Food was terrific. Kitchen ran very slow on one of our small plates. Server recognized the problem and gave us a free second round of drinks. I like it when servers sense what the customers are feeling.

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vipDrDavid
New York Area
216 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative and well-executed menu, with rare steak perfectly cooked. Service professional and highly accommodating.

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NYCReviewer
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant not just on the Upper East, but all of Manhattan! Truly is a brilliant menu with a taste and options for ALL! Seafood Pasta Meat Vegetables Cheese and appetizers are so tasty and unique! I love the croquettes especially!

Thank you for continued A+ food service ambiance etc. Look forward to the next dinner!

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CarolinaV
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! We will come back for sure. The served and the owner were so friendly!

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stefens
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you all so much for making our engagement so special. We love everyone at Sojourn can wait for the Social to open!!

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vipwspnyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some dishes were cold.

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sfeater
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was meeting a friend on a Saturday whose husband is at the UES rehab center and this is more or less across the street. Not a destination restaurant but ok for my purposes.

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vipDaivaG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious brunch!

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vipChris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and would return again. The energy was light and fun. And the food was eclectic and delicious.

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ElisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered here was delicious and beautifully presented. My friend and I were impressed by the combinations of foods and flavor, which seemed not only unique but very enjoyable. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Ambience was pretty cozy and chill; a great little spot to forget you are in a loud city.

We were there for an early dinner, and most diners were outside, so it's not really possible to judge whether it gets noisier inside in winter. But for us, it was a relaxing, wonderful experience.

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vipEleeusWhispurr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktail was a wee bit tiny for the price but food. Ambitious. Value. Service excellent

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JeriS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was nothing special - a disappointment really. And the servers were not wearing masks, which I found disconcerting.

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vipDeej
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Sojourn. The food was great (we chose several plates to share) and the service was excellent. We were there early, so noise wasn't an issue; I suspect it might be louder later in the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great drinks. Sat outside so I did not see the inside but it’s on a side street between third and second which makes it a little quieter but still great vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service food was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience here. Out server was top notch! Thank you

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Sixela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here a number of times and it is my favorite restaurant on the UES. It is tapas/sharing style, and the food is all very high quality. The kobe beef sliders are divine, and I get them every time I go.

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bdkmd8
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ceviche Tacos and Tuna Lettuce Wrap. Best Churros I ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find great variety of food beautifully prepared absolutely delicious!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered from the menu was delicious!

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vipboldergirl10
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chicken Satay best I have ever had. Went there for quick dinner with friend before a meeting. Heard cocktails are also great. Will return

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vipwilliamp
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful delicious meal. Great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sojourn is closed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very loud, service could be better! drinks were empty for way too long. Seems like a neighborhood bar/restaurant everyone seemed to know each other hoping from table to table

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were a party of 5 and we waited over an hour for our food. The food was delicious but not worth the hour wait... I was very disappointed after the great reviews and will not be returning. Also- my chair was broken and was falling apart and the ambiance of the restaurant was not good. It was very run down and gross. Hate to say it- but open table failed me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sojourn is a good go-to
No complaints really

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vipStuartP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ate in the tent. Food better than I remembered. Inside was pretty packed despite restrictions. Service was fine except our margaritas seemed took a long time ..both rounds. I guess the bar was super busy.

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vipApsaraDude
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went to restaurant for weekend brunch. Ambience was great with good food and service. We all had eggs Benedict.

FAQs

Sojourn Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sojourn Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 537-7745.

Sojourn Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1714 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.