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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.

244 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours:
Sunday & Monday 5pm-11pm
Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-12am
Friday & Saturday 5pm-1am
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Lunch/Brunch Hours:
Friday Lunch 12pm-3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11:30am-4pm

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 537-7745

Website:
http://www.sojournrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Off site catering is available.

Public Transit:
6 Train at 77th St; 2nd Av Q Train at 79th or 86th St.

Executive Chef:
Peter Petti

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

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Get in the holiday spirit with all your favorites from Sojourn! We will be open for brunch service from 11:30am to 4:00pm and dinner service from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, serving our usual menus.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us this Christmas for an evening of cheer! We will be open for dinner from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, offering our a la carte menu as well as a special Christmas Prix Fixe.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Don't miss the best party of the year -- celebrate New Year's Eve in style with Sojourn! For brunch we will be offering our usual menu. For dinner we will be offering an a la carte menu for our 5pm seating, and a prix fixe menu for our 7pm and 9pm seatings.

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Sojourn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (19)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Tapas (16)
Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time here and we will be back!!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food, good value, the only challenge is that it is SO LOUD, almost impossible to talk. Low ceilings, hard surfaces and tables very close together. On Friday and Saturday be prepared to shout.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great for brunch. Bottomless sangria was great ad breakfast yummy. Would go again great deal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was great! Portions are small but it’s tapas, so the bill adds up fast be careful. Everything was really delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was delicious. Lovely place to eat as well, the staff are really friendly. Service was fab! I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The sausage they serve here for brunch is SO good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good place for brunch: good food and drinks. Didn’t feel rushed. Been here several times with friends and they always liked it.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for the thanksgiving special menu, unfortunately it was sold out, still had a great meal however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

So much better than we expected! None of us had been here and came for thanksgiving. Great menu and service. Lovely but not overbearingly so. So happy to have found this place!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Awesome. Always enjoyable. Great staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great. Service sub par. Noise level was way too loud.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and variety was excellent. As the night progressed so did the volume in the restaurant. Very loud, lots of energy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

There were people hogging our table after they got the check and the hostess felt bad we were waiting so long and gave us champagne without us complaining. Amazing !

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful service and the food was terrific. It’s mostly shared plates and we had the lamb meatballs and the hangar steak— wonderful. I would absolutely go back and recommend

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lecker gegessen, Speisekarten könnten schöner und sauberer sein
Nettes Personal

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great price and tasty tapas

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching, Cozy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always great food. Our server this time was not helpful and distracted but the food and wine were great!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place was great! Highly recommended

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Sojourn had delicious food and wonderful service. My friend and I shared the seared scallops which were very tasty. We also enjoyed the hanger steak and skirt steak.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

When we come to NYC, this is one of our go-to reliably great restaurants. Exceptional selection of choices for dishes and more than ample plates to share.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

They sat us an hour after our reservation, it took an hour to get our food, and the food was too salty and room temperature. Although, the hostess and our server were friendly and understanding of our frustration. This was no way to spend a special occasion. It took us complaining multiple times before any redress was made by management.
Note to management: don't seat a twelve-top and a six-top within the same time frame if you don't have the capacity to accommodate that. Not complicated.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall the food was decent and the atmosphere fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Even with reservation, long wait for table. Extremely noisy and tables/chairs too close together. Did not meet expectations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a good restaurant. Service was hit and miss. I was told the restaurant wasn’t expecting so many customers and they were short staffed. I’d give it another chance.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Incredible food. Some of the best in the city. Wonderful ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I didn't particulary flip over the food & found it quite pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely every single bite was DELICIOUS and I'm a huge foodie so that is saying something. This has become my new favorite neighborhood restaurant in one meal. Very romantic, dark candlelight and quiet corners, with a more lively bar scene as well. Decent wine list. Service was perfect, our waiter never let our glasses empty or let empty plates sit. The only thing I could find to say negative, if I had to look for a negative, would be that my date's entree arrived before my own, by about a minute. We had a ten pm reservation and I always assume when dining a little later that something will fall off, either quality of food or service, but I found none of that. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Poor choice for brunch unless you're in a large noisy group in search of a cheap boozy brunch. Very slow service and the food so-so. The alleged "chorizo" hash was nothing more than home fries with a few herbs. Won't ever rerun and absolutely not recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Seated at a table in the bar area. It was very noisy and service was poor. Much better experience when sitting in the main dining area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great find!!! Girls night out and very happy at the high tops in the back. The ceviche tacos were awesome- would return just for those, but everything was good and shareable. Creative but not too gussied up. Everything hit the mark and at a decent price. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great ambiance. Food was ok, but maybe that was just my choices. My date loved his food.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Cool ambiance will strike you when you walk through the door. Dim lights, chic dining room. We ordered 6 plates for 4 women and it was plenty. We all enjoyed the gnocchi, figs with prosciutto, skirt steak, ravioli and chicken satay & lamb chops. Great for couples, friends and foodies.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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