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JoJo

#1,027 of 11,353 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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160 East 64th St., between Lexington and 3rd Aves., New York City, NY 10021 (Between Lexington and Third Avenues)
F train at 63rd Street, 4,5,6,N,R at 59th Street
212-23-5656
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12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: JoJo offers relaxed yet elegant dining on two floors of a quaint...
JoJo offers relaxed yet elegant dining on two floors of a quaint, turn-of-the-century brownstone on the Upper East Side. The first of Jean-Georges’ restaurants in New York City, this neighborhood gem opened in 1991 to rave reviews. It was voted best new restaurant of the year by Esquire magazine and has retained its three-star status from the New York Times for 21 years. Regarding the name, JoJo was Chef Jean-Georges’ nickname as a young boy. Jojo is a hospitable setting for a casual dinner, special occasion, or private party. Guests can feel comfortable in jeans or in evening attire. The contemporary French menu still features some well-loved original dishes, including the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely elegant townhouse with delicious food! Quiet enough for real conversation!

Jojo is perfect for celebrating, having a romantic dinner or just wanting excellently prepared French inspired food. There are 2 levels the first floor has a minuscule bar and 2 dining rooms. I always prefer the first room as it quieter. The second room had banquettes and is very glamorous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Merto Ny
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Merto Ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Jojo is perfect for celebrating, having a romantic dinner or just wanting excellently prepared French inspired food. There are 2 levels the first floor has a minuscule bar and 2 dining rooms. I always prefer the first room as it quieter. The second room had banquettes and is very glamorous. Upstairs there is a private dining room and room overlooking... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was beautifully prepared and very tasty! The salmon was superb. The service was formal but very good. The decor had a romantic air for couples. The dishes are affordable.

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Houston Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a really nice dinner in this pretty intimate restaurant. The food was all exquisite. The roasted cod with a very special aromatic tomato sauce -wonderful! We especially liked the presentation of all the dishes we had and loved deciphering the different flavors. All the food perfectly cooked to enhance the eating experience. The staff were friendly, attentive (without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent food and specially the petit gateau...This is Jean George´s lovely bistrot where |Upper East siders go to for excellent food.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very creative and expertly prepared dishes; service a touch on the formal side but very attentive. Romantic setting; excellent value if you order from the many prix-fixe selections. The room is very narrow (in an older home on the Upper East side) and there seems to be only one way for deliveries to the kitchen, and that's right past all... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

JoJo was a splendid choice for three simple reasons: food, service and interior. The combination of tasteful dishes, efficient service and classic/home-like interior is a strong argument for revisiting JoJo's.

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Key Biscayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Last week while in NYC we visited the restaurant for dinner following a recommendation of a friend. It was a great experience. The service impeccable, the food great and the ambiance superb. I highly recommend the restaurant .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located in the heart of Midtown East/UES, JoJo is a "go-to" for me. If you can catch the early-bird menu, it is a good meal at a good price. The past few meals I have had there, we have sat upstairs. I enjoy the upstairs setting much better than downstairs - but this is personal preference. Over the past few... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nice restaurant especially the first floor .... Ask for a table near the window...It is more cozy! The food is nice, especially the salmon. The staff is friendly but the service is average. A little bit pricy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ate at 3 Jean Georges Restaurants during our recent visit. This was the best and one of the best restaurants we'd ever been to in NYC. Had the tuna appetizer and the salmon on krispy's and both were terrific. The main course fish offerings, including salmon and seabass were wonderful but I had the duck, and OMG. Probably the... More 

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Additional Information about JoJo

Address: 160 East 64th St., between Lexington and 3rd Aves., New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212-23-5656
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 East 64th St., between Lexington and 3rd Aves., New York City, NY 10021
    (Between Lexington and Third Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: F train at 63rd Street, 4,5,6,N,R at 59th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-23-5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

JoJo offers relaxed yet elegant dining on two floors of a quaint, turn-of-the-century brownstone on the Upper East Side. The first of Jean-Georges’ restaurants in New York City, this neighborhood gem opened in 1991 to rave reviews. It was voted best new restaurant of the year by Esquire magazine and has retained its three-star status from the New York Times for 21 years. Regarding the name, JoJo was Chef Jean-Georges’ nickname as a young boy. Jojo is a hospitable setting for a casual dinner, special occasion, or private party. Guests can feel comfortable in jeans or in evening attire. The contemporary French menu still features some well-loved original dishes, including the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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