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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
**MLK Day Brunch (Mon 01/15) 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

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Sojourn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (16)
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Cozy (14)
Tapas (14)
Fun (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food. Amazing experience. 100% would come again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tapas, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best brunches I've ever tasted. Had the Hangover Cure and tasted the Lobster Omelette. Both were a perfect combination of ingredients, sauces, and seasoning. Can't wait to return!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. Great food. Excellent service. Good vibes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good value on the fixed price lunch. This is a cosy place with an delicious, fresh, creative menu. This will be one of my 'go to' places in the Neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The waiter could care less about our table never was asked for a second glass of wine and the couple seated next to us their waiter gave them VIP treatment. Will only go to bar if I go again

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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 ...

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Prix fixe menu was above my expectations, they provided the perfect amount of food and service was extremely attentive. I would recommend Sojourn for a special occasion or holiday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Went for a work dinner. Everything was really good! We got multiple dishes and they were all really good, there wasn't anything we didn't like! The scallops, fried rice, duck spring rolls and baby bok choy were especially good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a date night here for two couples and it was a really nice time. The only thing was that even if you have a reservation you’ll be waiting an hour on a Friday/Saturday night. One little snag, but great food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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