Sojourn Restaurant

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Absolutely awful. We waited over an hour for brunch food. They have clearly overexpanded the outdoor area without hiring enough kitchen staff. The hostess was as nasty as possible. Nobody apologized until we had asked about our food 5 or 6 times. They did not bring us even a coffee. I was embarrassed we brought guests there.

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vipLia12
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Everything we ordered was really good. The service was great. The waitresses were friendly and knowledgeable. We sat inside and the place felt a bit too crowded for Corona times. But they took temperatures at the entrance and tables were spaced out, so it seems they follow regulations. We would definitely come back.

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MelodyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good

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vipDFNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Some of best food in city but one of worst run operations need to get it together

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Garlic Shrimp, Lamb chops, sliders! Delicious! Thank you!!

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vipAshley
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! We have ordered from here during the COVID pandemic and the food was top notch. We had the skirt steak with scallion fried rice, lobster corn bisque and the shrimp tacos. All were fantastic. We also love going by in person to sit outside for appetizers and an Aperol Spritz or Rose on a nice sunny day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was fantastic! Wine and service also excellent. Definitely recommend!

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MatthewK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good food, amazing service. I really enjoyed the variety on the menu and it was executed well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Average brunch with very slow service.

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RickH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food here is fantastic. I love duck breast, and this was definitely in the top 2 or 3 duck breasts I've ever eaten. The churros for dessert were incredible as well. My biggest problem was with the absolutely horrible service. I know that Covid makes everything a little weird for restaurants, but this wasn't something I'd say is Covid-related. Our reservation was at 8pm and we showed up on time. We were seated at 830, which is understandable because tables aren't turning over as fast as normal, so we weren't mad about that. Once at the table, our waitress didn't come for 15 minutes, so we placed our entire order to try to speed up the process. We ordered 2 cocktails, 2 appetizers, and 2 entrees. After about 15 more minutes, the cocktails came out and they were fine. After another 15 minutes, only one of the appetizers came out, so we assumed the second one would be coming soon. About 20 minutes later, my wife's entree was delivered. When we asked about the second appetizer, the waitress told us that they didn't have any more. This is almost a full hour after we ordered it. That was also the first time our waitress had come to check on us since she took the order an hour prior, so we had empty glasses for quite awhile. About 10 minutes after that, my food was finally delivered. Again, the food was incredible but the service was abysmal. I'd love to give this place a second chance, but I'm not sure the frustration is worth it.

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vipDeniseW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Felt safe eating outdoors. Lots of tables. Excellent quality food. Had salmon from the brunch menu. So delicious.

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Ruchira
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had to wait for 1.5 hours before they got us our food! The food was cold and tasted rather stale. They forgot a bunch of items in our order as well. Service is despicable, with just one server serving 30 tables. Wouldn’t recommend at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My friends and I went out for brunch. The food was very good and they had $30 carafes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service! Combative incompetent waiters. No management on staff. Waited 2 hours for cold food.

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SarmadB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food.

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Lena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had a reservation and still needed to wait about 20 minutes. Then after sitting they rarely came over to check on us or take our order. Once we ordered our food it took about 30 minutes to get it. We ordered 2 brunch items.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Awful experience due to the fact that they treat reservations as a waitlist. In other words, when you show up for an 8PM reservation at 8PM, you simply get added to the waitlist along with other parties that had no reservations. We waited for over an hour until we were seated. Restaurant should be flagged and should not be allowed to accept reservations via Opentable.

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vipJustin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We waited 40 minutes for our table despite having a reservation. The hostess had no explanation other than "I'll check with the owner again." The owner did not bother to come and speak to us or apologize, instead walking by us multiple times and ignoring us. I am quite dissappointed by how inappropriate and unprofessional the behavior of the owner was. We ended up leaving hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I had such high hopes, because every time I pass by the restaurant it is always packed! We had made a reservation—once we got there (on time) it took more than 15 minutes to be seated because the host sat 4 groups before us (we noticed later he was walking around to tables unmasked with a glass of wine)... when we asked what was happening, he claimed they had reservations too; however 2 of the 4 groups seated before us came after we had arrived. The server was so sweet, but you could tell she had too many tables to handle and the food runner brought us the wrong dishes 3 times. We didn’t receive utensils or plates until our 2nd dish, and no napkins until our last. Not sure if it was a fluke, but I was so sad it didn’t work out for us here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great flavor pairings. Everything was prepared perfectly! Very reasonable prices and friendly service. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, speedy and attentive service. Food was outstanding in quality of ingredients, taste and portions size. Dessert is outstanding, kudos for their cheesecake.

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vipJedC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Next table played music very loudly out of their car and staff was afraid to tell them to lower the volume

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for birthday celebration and Soujourn was a wonderful present. Food was international, unique, and delicious. Service was friendly and apologetic for the wait for food to be prepared. It was an extremely busy night. Ambience was great considering it was outside sidewalk dining. Tables were very well spaced and noise level was low. I made a reservation on Open Table which is a must as wait list may exceed an hour. Will definitely return and for no other reason but to have a delicious and affordable meal with excellent service

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food in a space-our outdoor area - except when it’s raining 😅

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vipB123
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with interesting menu and good bat

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! It’s understandable that they had limited staff due to covid, but overall it was excellet.

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vipJessicaP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service--we had the black pasta and brussels sprouts which were delicious. The restaurant is on a fairly busy street so it was a little loud with traffic but definitely a cute spot with great food.

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vipMeganL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner here with friends. Nice spot for outdoor dining. Lots of space between tables and street is quieter than others with some nice trees. All of the group enjoyed their food. The crispy brussel sprouts and fried rice was good and I enjoyed the kale Caesar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Black pasta and spinach ravioli on point. Good red wine and cheese paring per the waiter recommendations. Definitely will take my significant other for a date.

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Foodie517
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We reserved a table for three and they sat us down at a small table for two when there were open tables for four. When asked, they blatantly ignored me. When asked again, they gave me some sad excuse it was reserved for others. It was empty for half an hour after we sat down. We ordered a couple plates and drinks and the table we sat at was too small. They were trying to maximize their sales to make up for their losses during COVID but was doing so not in the best way. The owner also was walking around cheers-ing with his wine glass and no mask during a pandemic. While waiting for the bathroom, I saw that the cooks were also not wearing masks. In addition, our server took 25 minutes after we sat to take our drink orders. Then another 20 minutes to drop them off and didn’t take our food order then. They can back about 20 minutes after. For a restaurant that wanted to make money by shoving a party of 3 at a table of 2, they took their sweet time with us and turning over tables. I will never eat here ever again. Terrible service, no masks and the food wasn’t phenomenal for me to want to come back.

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CarolinaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always amazing! they extended their outdoor seating to line 79th street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. The outdoor area was very nice. The restaurant is located on a street, not avenue, so it was quiet. The service was excellent. The food was incredible. I would highly recommend the Brussel Sprouts, Croquettes and Lamb Meatballs. Also, the ricotta cheesecake it a must have.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but overpriced

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vipClaudiaR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing. I have been there before many times before the pandemic broke, and have always enjoyed the food. However this time the service was brought to another level with the added challenges (improvised outdoor seating, unexpected outing rain). While we had to wait for a bit in expectation that one of the few umbrella-covered tables got cleared, the restaurant team found out an unused spot outside and clear from the rain and quickly turned it into a dining spot for my boyfriend and myself. Food was delicious and so were the drinks. It is more on the pricey side but definitely worth a visit for a tasty, social distancing meal.

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NishantV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. They were willing to go the extra mile to help us during covid and the rain!

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vipfredr
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service

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vipRichieRichWest
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very mediocre meal. Waiter made mistakes with our order so 2 of us finished our meal before the other arrived. Food was cold and both the broccoli with ponzu and the bolognese were so salty. Not a complete fail, but with many choices available, there’s no need to return here. Was disappointed because the reviews were good and the menu looked interesting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reviewed during COVID-19 pandemic, so we ate outside

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vipGeoff
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining as always. Highly recommended, especially the scallops.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
401 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great tapas and terrific choices!

FAQs

Sojourn Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 4.5 stars by 1637 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.