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About Sojourn Restaurant
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.
New York, NY 10021
Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday 5pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-1am
Friday Lunch 12pm-3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11:30am-4pm
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off site catering is available.
6 Train at 77th St; 2nd Av Q Train at 79th or 86th St.
Private Party Facilities:
Sojourn is the perfect place for your next special event. We offer many selections of family style prix fixe menus or individual style menus. Our Chef's Table, which can accommodate up to 21 people, is perfect for semi-private parties. The entire restaurant can also be reserved for private parties.
For more information, please call us at (212) 537-7745
Private Party Contact:
Event Manager: (212) 537-7745
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Sojourn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
They serve food on small plates for sharing, tapas style so although the prices seem reasonable per plate it does start to get pricey if you’re ordering enough for a full meal’s worth of food. The food was amazing especially the duck spring roles, beet salad, and the Kobe beef sliders and the service was great.
We met at Sojourn for a friend’s birthday. We were able to accommodate a GF and a pescatarian with communal dishes. Everything was flavorful. With a glass of wine each, five shared dishes for three of us + a shared dessert, coffee/tea ... we spent $55 each. No one was starving, but no one was stuffed. The waitress was absolutely lovely to us.
The first few times that I went to Sojourn, I loved it. I loved the idea of small savory plates and the service was excellent. My last couple of visits have been disappointing, however. What's happened? My mezcal cocktail was still wonderful, but the fish tacos were really mediocre: breaded frozen fish that was not hot, dry old tortillas. It didn't help that it appeared that the tacos had been sitting under a heated lamp. The tostadas were a bit better, but nothing to write home about. As for the service, the true test of a restaurant's service is how they treat you when you are dining alone. I don't mind it much when my server ignores my table when I have company, but I really do notice it when I am alone. Because of my past experiences, I will probably give Sojourn one more chance ...
2nd time visiting the restaurant and was left unsatisfied. The restaurant was beyond noisy but I understand there were many patrons and could not be controlled. The food was disappointing as well - Ordered the Salmon w/Mushrooms and Black Pasta w/Lobster. The mushroom was overpowering and the pasta extremely spicy. Thought the dessert would make up for it - ordered Tiramisu which was also disappointing. Not pleased with my experience this time and even more upsetting that the staff saw full plates at retrieving them from the table and they did not even ask if we were not satisfied.
Perfect location for a casual dinner with friends. Had 7 pm reservations and we were seated immediately as it was not busy. Has a variety of seating option, in the bar area with window seats, dining room has cozy seating and high top bar style tables. Lighting was perfect, not too dark and not bright. Cocktails were good but not amazing. Food was very good and nicely presented. Appetizer portions were good but I found the main courses were smaller if we would have eaten individually. We shared everything and enjoyed it all, particularly the duck comfit spring rolls, the brussel sprouts and the branzino on a bed of spinach with a hint of mint. The tiramisu with a hint of Bailey's was mouth watering. Our waitress was adorable, efficient and very accommodating. Overall a very enjoyable evening and dinner and would definitely go again. Oh and apparently they have live music on Mon and Tues nights beginning at 10 but we left before they started.
We went here for the Thanksgiving special with a reservation (took around 15min to get our table ready), unfortunately, the turkey dinner was all out by the time we came in. We ordered the steak with the scallion fried rice instead, and it was delicious! The flourless chocolate cake was also good and came in hot, but very small for the price ($10). Service took a lot longer but it was Thanksgiving, so its understandable. The hostess was very nice and attentive, even when we were at the back of the restaurant we always waved and she came in promptly (which she didn't have to do). However, the waiters/waitresses took very long to get to us most of the time, sometimes we had to track them down. With so many people, the restaurant was very cramped, we could barely get to our table or go in to our seat, we had to move the table around to be able to fit (not sure if they added more tables for Thanksgiving). There were always people also asking me to push in my chair to get by, which gets a little bothersome when you're trying to eat and enjoy your meal. The bathrooms were very clean ( a little dark though) and the restaurant was as well.
Really enjoyed our dinner here on a recent Saturday evening. The place gets extremely crowded so definitely make a reservation. Good cocktails, fun and inventive tapas in a really nice (if not extremely dark) environment. It was a lot of fun and would work very well for a date or a get-together.
We selected this restaurant based on location and positive online reviews. Our friends and ourselves go out in New York a lot, and we were allvery impressed with Sojourn.
First, the restaurant has a warm, inviting look and a pleasant ambiance. The service was excellent. But most of all, the food was delicious. The five of us shared several varied offerings and each one was delicious. We would go back even if we did not have other reasons to be on the Upper East Side.
The restaurant was exactly what my friends and I were looking for: delicious food in an intimate setting. We shared a lot of plates and each course was served so that we had time in-between each one. We all enjoyed the meal and the restaurant very much - I would definitely go back.
Overall, nice experience. The food and cocktails were tasty. The service was rather slow although we did arrive just after 8pm on a Friday. We were seated near the bar which I believe contributed to the slowness of service as we were barricaded by people standing around the bar. If we had sat in the lively dinner area, it may have been a different experience. Would still recommend for a fun, lively scene, but would definitely encourage others to sit in the dining area over the bar if they want good service.
We went on a Saturday night. Ordered 4 dishes, two of which were not worth eating...scallops (chewy, gritty and poorly seasoned) and spinach salad (way to much dressing). The cheese course was OK, though the cheese was too cold when it arrived. The skirt steak was edible but nothing special. Not sure what all the rave reviews are about but we would definitely not go back.
Such a satisfying find! Made a reservation for an early dinner (6:30) on Saturday night but didn’t need it - the place was practically empty at the time so this is a good place to go if you want to eat early and not wait. Our server and the kitchen were extremely accommodating for us (I’m a vegetarian and he’s allergic to all nuts - usually a rough combo in new restaurants!) and everything tasted wonderful. We split the Brussels sprouts, kale salad without candied pecans for me, and chicken for him with drinks. Will definitely be back again next time we’re in town!
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