Sojourn Restaurant

4.5
1736 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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MichaeleN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always. Pleasantly surprised to experience the new happy hour.

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QueensVegetarian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there, and the 3 of us loved it. I can’t wait to go back!

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MaryG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the first time I and my friends dined at Sojourn. The menu is eclectic and we thoroughly enjoyed the different appetizers, entrees and desserts that we chose. Waitstaff was quite attentive and we appreciated the attention. Will return to try more dishes. Thank you.

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viptiffkap
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot - we shared the duck confit spring rolls, a salad, fries, fish tacos which were amazing as well as the lettuce wrapped tuna poke. Our waiter was awesome, super friendly and amazing service! Will be back!

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vipDebNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, caring service for our outdoor dining experience. Staff is wonderful. Loved the soup, chicken satay, desserts, etc.. Happy hour is definitely a plus.

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CatherineD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

I really liked it! We would go again! The service was very warm and welcoming it was just super busy so drinks took a while they may need another bartender for the brunch rush! Fun vibe, nice people, good food. Like :)

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JimM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We got there early before the Friday rush. Our waitress wss attentive and engaging. The food was good, but options for dairy-free were limited.

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

Fabulous food with a cute hole-in-the-wall vibe! Definitely get the tuna tartare

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10583foodie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was hot, we’ll prepared and plentiful. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and figs with prosciutto and goat cheese really delicious! Service was wonderful on a quiet mid-week night. Enjoyed the evening.

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vipAdrienneW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food , eclectic menu, service was good, a bit dark inside
Need some ambient spots

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Heather
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice little spot but nothing mind blowing. Enjoyed my meal and would go again.

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vipstaceyk
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard so many good stories from friends about Sojourn, we decided to visit for our anniversary. So glad we did. What a nice restaurant. The waiter was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious! (Skirt steak was tastey!) and we were really pleased with the value. We’ll be back before our next anniversary!

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vipNCROC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We recently attempted to go to Sojourn for brunch. I say attempted because after over an hour of being ignored and not getting our food we left. The staff seemed incompetent and untrained. Our waitress avoided eye contact, was not attentive and frankly didn't demonstrate any remorse for the poor service and inability to provide our food timely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for brunch, service was slow and the food was lukewarm. My drink order came long after the food. Disappointing.

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KennyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Excellent table and waiter. The beet salad was a great starter and the skirt steak was perfect.
Highly recommended

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VickeyO
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My daughter and I went here after going to the museum. Neither of us had been here before so we decided to try it. The service was good. Our server was helpful and nice. I had the black fettucine with spicy lobster and I loved it. My daughter had the gnocchi and she said it was delicious. We shared a piece of the blueberry cheesecake and we could have eaten two pieces. I would definitely go back.

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SeanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Better than average brunch and nice ambiance. Bloody Mary wasn’t very interesting, but decent. I would have preferred some more fun garnishes like some other places do, but overall worth a trip on a Sunday morning or early afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. We loved it!

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vipDisappointed
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable! Every bite was exquisite. Every dish better than the last. We couldn’t have been more pleased. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great dining experience, loved the ambiance.

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viptravelingman47
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's not just about the food, nor the ambience, nor the the ease of getting a reservation, or the friendliness of the staff. Sometimes its not even about your table's position in the dining room and your seat mates and table mates and even the table adjacent.

But it's always about how well a waiter handles a complaint and how he takes responsibility and makes it right without any fuss or bother. Our waiter Robert, at Sojourn, was such an individual. We mentioned that the muffin on our eggs benedict was way too hard and couldn't be cut with a knife and he immediately whisked it off the table and within minutes they were replaced by the slightly toasted, fluffy delicious English Muffins we had expected. Hat's off to a true asset to Sojourn who made everything right and saved the day. I will definitely return.

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vipAwesome
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 11, 2021
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
10 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
19 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
Fort Lauderdale
4 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
34 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!

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 4.5 stars by 1736 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.