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Sojourn Restaurant, New York, NY

Sojourn Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1782 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 537-7745

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Petti

  • Catering

    Off site catering is available.

  • 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 of up to 120 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Event Manager: (212) 537-7745

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,782 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JF

    JF123

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible experience, we had a 6:30 reservation and wasn't seated until past 8, it took so long to have our order taken once we were seated, the salad had no dressing, the dessert was horrible and took forever, a very bad experience, would. never go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely great! The service the food, everything
  3. MG

    MelissaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    What a disaster! Made reservations for Thanksgiving for my family but my mother tested positive for the flu and I didn’t want anyone to get sick so I suggested everyone to stay home. I on the other hand do not live with her and really like the food at Sojourn so I decided to go alone. I received a call from the restaurant a couple of days before Thanksgiving and was asked to put a card on file because the restaurant was “fully booked”. I said absolutely because I knnneeewww I would be there. I asked if I could order off the dinner menu knowing I didn’t want to have the Thanksgiving menu and was told there would be two menus. There would be the usual dinner menu and the Thanksgiving Day menu. I show up and the restaurant was almost empty. I was told I can pick any available table. I sat down and as I was deciding on a cocktail, the RUDE waitress said there won’t be a dinner menu and if I was only going to have drinks, I had to sit at the bar in order to accommodate anyone who would like to sit and have a meal. Who? The restaurant was empty and I made a reservation. I grabbed my stuff and went to Ruth’s Chris in Midtown to a much better respectful staff. Thank you for ruining my experience at Sojourn!
  4. P

    Pranayama

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a little cold inside. But the food was amazing. The butternut squash soup and the duck breast were divine!
  5. J

    Joes

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    There was a party that entered and took over the entire back room. We asked to move and got placed to an outdoor space. The food took an extended time to come out, was cold, and not as good as expected. Although this was chosen due to reviews there are plenty of other great restaurants nearby that I would try before frequenting sojourn.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Terrible experience. Server was disinterested at best, and completely absent at worst. A drunken bachelorette party rolled in around 6:30pm, yelling and screaming, and completely took over the place. Props included a 6-foot inflatable phallus and a drunk guy with a cooler offering to sell beer to patrons who were already there and not part of this party. The restaurant should have just rented out the dining room to the party and not mixed them with customers trying to have dinner. Tried to pay the check and leave but it took forever to get the server, finally went to the hostess stand to ask for it and was brought the wrong check. I felt bad for the staff; this was a poor management decision that trickled down to everyone else. No more Sojourn for us.
  7. b

    badservice

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday
  8. f

    fusack

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant space, with many choices to eat. Also good for vegetarians. The salads were fresh and wonderful, the dinner rolls as well. well priced wines, great location. Fish tacos were fresh and very good. overall, a good experience and we will return.
  9. J

    Jason

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! This place never misses. The brussels sprouts are a must have!
  10. E

    Eater

    New York Area

    269 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    269 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Robert, was great. We liked the beet salad. The agnolotti was tasty as were the carrots. The Malbec was delicious. The apple dessert was the best! We just wish the food was hotter. But kudos to Robert who made our evening most enjoyable.
  11. YD

    YaelD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Going to Sonjour is like visiting a friend. The service is absolutely lovely, doing their best to help make your experience -- and your food -- feel like a caring home!
  12. SH

    SharonH

    New York Area

    429 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    429 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been eating here for years and the food has been delicious on a consistent basis. While certain items should never be taken off the menu, adding a few more tapas couldn’t hurt!
  13. t

    traceyg

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood find. Fun cocktails, cozy ambiance, great staff and food.
  14. C

    Carioca

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The waiter was very nice and recommended delicious dishes, but it took a long time to receive our drinks, but we are definitely coming back!
  15. TM

    TomerM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, amazing food and drinks. Stuff are very professional. Highly recommended
  16. AA

    AlbaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lugar tranquilo para desconectar un rato del bullicio neoyorquino
  17. RB

    RobinB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Delicious! Great cocktails! Great service. Lively evening!
  18. DP

    DavidP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Happy hour an excellent value. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet till after happy hour. The small plates were very good
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. The service was speedy and excellent. The food was good and the drinks gave you the giggles. All around a good experience.
  20. RB

    RobinB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Wonderful menu!
  21. E

    Eater

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waiter was very nice. The happy hour is a good deal. Malbec wine had good legs. The salad with almonds was a good portion and very tasty. I liked the pasta with bolognese sauce, but the pasta could have been hotter and chewier. My friend really liked the mussels. The string beans were also tasty. The creme brûlée looked delicious. The place gets busy after 7:30 p.m.
  22. j

    jillrun1

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic duck breast! Nice local spot.
  23. MK

    MayaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anka our server was amazing! She gave us such a great service. Besides, the food was really delicious and the music was great! I love this place.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The maitre de and staff were extremely kind, courteous and pleasant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always a very enjoyable time. Sojourn has everything I look for when getting together with friends. Good food, good wine and the right ambiance.
  26. E

    Eddie

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great ambience and vibe. I thought the food was medicare and the service was great
  27. JD

    JessD

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The server was so rude to my friend and I that we only ordered appetizers and looked for another restaurant while we ate them. We left promptly and will not return.
  28. MM

    MeganM

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sojourn always delivers. Celebrated my daughter’s 22nd bday on Friday night there. The food, vinho verde wine and staff were super!
  29. AH

    AnnetteH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sojourn never disappoints! It’s my favorite place on the UES
  30. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We came early, at 5:30, so it was lovely and quiet. We had the outdoor space to ourselves. Interesting food to share. We will return.
  31. w

    wurdgirl

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious menu and inventive fare! Ambiance could be more upscale to match; amplified dance music and dark interior didn’t quite fit the carefully curated dining selections.
  32. LL

    LaurenL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    The service was terribly slow even when they were two tables seated. Food was ok, wine tasted corked. Water glass had someone else’s lipstick on it.
  33. BC

    BCFoodie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! I highly recommend this restaurant.
  34. s

    stoneef

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place. Nice ambience. Good food. Only serious negative is the chairs outside are extremely uncomfortable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Loved the food and the price point was excellent for the location. A great local restaurant for casual dining. The roasted chicken and corn salad was amazing and I’ll have to go back for it again soon.
  36. LS

    LauraS

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always outstanding and a good value. My one criticism is they need to be clear that the kitchen is closed between 4 and 5, as my party showed up for a 4 pm early dinner only to be told we could not eat until the kitchen reopened at 5. Not a big deal, but annoying and their website and reservations should advise potential diners of same.
  37. f

    food4fun

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Grilled shrimp were ok but clearly had only the briefest of relationships with the grill. The more obviously grilled pineapple was a very nice compliment to the chicken satay with a decent peanut sauce. It was a bit loud but not uncomfortably so. Cocktails & wine are on the same menu so be sure to hold on to it if you're not ordering your wine at the same time.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    They forgot to bring out one of my dishes and was not apologetic about it. Did not see server the entire time until I asked for the check.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great and service is very good.
  40. a

    allyson

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice neighborhood meal with very sweet host and attentive staff!

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 4.4 stars by 1782 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sojourn Restaurant

244 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Petti

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 537-7745

  • Catering

    Off site catering is available.

  • 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 of up to 120 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Event Manager: (212) 537-7745

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