JoJo

4.7
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1042 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Est. 1991. Jean-Georges' first restaurant, and named after his childhood nickname that his mother would call him, has recently reopened in a duplex townhouse on the Upper East Side, creating a modern and fresh design, yet still maintaining an understated, warm and friendly atmosphere. JoJo is a simple and casual neighborhood friendly restaurant serving a farm to table menu with mostly organic and local ingredients.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was delicious and the service was outstanding! Love dining here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Chick pea fries cold.. bread not amazing... chicken dish ho hum.. gloppy sauce.. meh

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding FOOD!!! Service friendly... A little busy by the end of the meal, I recommend going early 5:30 or 6pm [I know I'm old lol]

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

In the first minutes I weren’t as receipted well as I expected. But as well as we get though, we were overall good receipted.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great meal. Service attentive decor lovely and food outstanding including desserts

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

BL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food...we had the chicken and duck...server was attentive and friendly. Tables are a little close in some parts of dining room (we ate downstairs) but there are booths, which I would request next time.

s
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary, Excellent food and service, always.

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The space got very noisy as the restaurant filled.

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this for lunch. Food was delicious and upstairs is very private

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

JoJo is a long-standing favorite and has never disappointed. On the last few occasions I was there for lunch with friends and these outings were unanimously enjoyed. The menu is enticing, with offerings at various price points, the food is uniformly delicious and presented with professionalism and grace in a bright and upbeat setting that's lively but not raucous. It is altogether a lovely restaurant for the neighborhood.

FS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great service!
I had the chicken and my husband the beef. Both dishes were really tasty and delicious.

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very enjoyable

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

nice friendly staff in a lovely setting. tasty good food although strange problems with poached eggs being undercooked then replaced after a while with boiled eggs.

P
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Menu was a bit limited on the night we ate here. More variety at lunch time I believe.

V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and fresh.

K
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was delightful, until a whining dog was placed at the table next to us. I have dogs and cats, but I would never impose upon another diner by bringing my pet inside a restaurant. The host advised that the patron claimed the dog was a emotional support pet. A dubious claim based on their conduct, but giving them the benefit of the doubt, let's assume it was an emotional support dog. Why does that make it ok to place it next to me? I have no animal allergies, but others might. Others might not enjoy observing a dog lick itself while one is paying a significant price for a lunch. This is just an out of control situation.

AL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful spot

c
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Still great. Not sure about the sad pictures on the wall.

JY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I thought my shrimp burger a little salty. My husband had the salmon, he loved it.

SC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Everything about JoJo is a delight -- from the funky cocktail glasses to the scrumptious and comfort-food sized carrot cake. The food is inspired -- with exquisite details that will delight every sense. If you're looking for a high end, flirty cocktail with a lavish (albeit appropriately sized) dish to tempt you and yours -- this is the place. The staff is young and fun and the vibe is everything that's best about the UES -- smart, witty, and tastefully decadent in all the right ways. Highly recommend for birthdays, anniversaries, first dates, and New Years Eve!

a
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was fantastic and we would definitely go back if we find ourselves in the city again!

LN
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb restaurant in every respect. Full but noise level low . Service exemplary in pace
Attentiveness.Food great: appetizers, mains(best duck ever) dessert and wine
Suggestions
Memorable evening.

D
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So amazing went back within 2 days

CV
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

JoJo is a beautiful spot in the UES. The ambiance and service were both perfect. We ordered the burger, which unfortunately, just didn't hit the spot, but we will still return to try something different because the place felt so warm and welcoming and bright!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We did have to wait half hour for our table, and the service was a little slow to start, but the staff could not have been sweeter or more professional (they bought us a round of drinks because of the wait), and the food was original, inventive, and delicious. The atmosphere was vivacious, happy. Jojo is a real American bistro, and most certainly worth returning to.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The staff were very pleasant but unfortunately it took forever (15 minutes +) to get a glass of water or coffee after sitting down. When it finally did arrive, both the coffee and the food was cold. We asked for a new pot of coffee and that took another 15 minutes to arrive. It was very disappointing.

D
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal and outstanding staff love this place ... it’s a must

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Interesting menu. Impeccable customer service. Will be back.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely server, delicious food.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food just ok . Ambience, service outstanding

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very dissatisfied, the steak was like someone poured an entire box of salt on it. I cant imagine how ownership can not sample that food entree and let it be on the menu. Horrible!!!

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

We were looking forward to Christmas dinner at JoJo. However, they were out of two entrees (my first and second choice), and a dessert (my first choice), out of the price fix choices they had for Christmas dinner. They did substitute lamb chops for a Wagyu tenderloin, and the lamb was good, but two other entrees (duck and salmon), lacked flavor. I get that it was Christmas and that prices would be higher, but from looking at JoJo's regular menu, it looks like they bumped the prices but didn't do much to the preparation other than would be done on any other night. Maybe I'd have recommended it on another night, but not at that price and not with that many items missing from their menu.

AG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Christmas dinner - $108 pp prix fixe. They ran out(?) of bread so brought sandwich bread that set the wrong tone right out of the gate. Food was good but would have liked something special to mark the occasion- an amuse bouche or Christmas cookie. Felt like factory dining - maybe not a surprise for a holiday but I think more effort could be made when 2 people are getting a bill for almost $300. Would not make a tradition of JoJo at Xmas.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was so pretty

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

JoJo usually has a wonderful menu but the selection on Christmas Day was horrible. We were very disappointed.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for Christmas Day lunch. There was a set menu which was great. Food was great quality and excellent service.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend! The food was amazing and the service brilliant.

H
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our drinks didn’t arrive until after a salad was delivered. There were tons of service people but we didn’t seem to grab their attention. Our coats were checked and came back to us smelling like the kitchen. Took 24 hours to get rid of the smell. Food was very good and space very cozy.

GF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We live nearby and this is our favorite restaurant. Never disappointed.