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JoJo

#1,380 of 11,899 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
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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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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
My favourite New York restaurant

This beautiful little restaurant is one of the best places I have ever been too. I lived in New York for six months and ate here every time a family member would come and visit me from England. I had to introduce everyone to JoJo's. The salmon with the truffle sauce is absolutely delicious and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Sophia S
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This beautiful little restaurant is one of the best places I have ever been too. I lived in New York for six months and ate here every time a family member would come and visit me from England. I had to introduce everyone to JoJo's. The salmon with the truffle sauce is absolutely delicious and the profiteroles were divine. The... More 

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malibu
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

There is a time when racing about a bustling, chilly New York you just need to take a deep breath and retreat to a quiet place, for a relaxed dinner with family and friends of old and be reminded when the city was less hectic. JoJo's is that place, tucked away in the near Upper East Side, it is a... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of Jean George's original restaurants is extremely adorable. It's set in a brownstone with two floors and very warm interiors. The food, however, left a lot to be desired. The lamb chops were very ordinary and the duck was so so. We definitely were not I impressed nor were we satisfied with this meal. we're glad we gave the... More 

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upstate NY
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145 reviews 145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

JoJo is an old fashioned, very pleasant restaurant to experience a decent meal. The menu is fairly extensive with something to please all. Staff is very attentive... food delicious.

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United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I was up in NYC for an event and joined a few friends from my town for dinner on a Saturday evening. I was put in charge of the arrangements and decided to go with JoJo, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten staple on the Upper East Side. Because of the size of the group, we were limited to a prix-fixe menu, with... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I and my wife were take here by a friend for lunch. He really knows the place and suggested we dine in the front room upstairs. It was a wonderful choice-- the spot being comfortable, quiet, and with an air of faded elegance. The food was generally excellent through all three courses. The wine was good and very fairly priced.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Huge disappointment. Our third visit in the past year and a half and each time it has gotten worse. We went, as usual, for Brunch. We were six adults and we were seated at a table with built in benches... the state of these benches is absolutely terrible, the springs are in urgent need to be replaced. There was only... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went here with a group but we had been responsible for the reservation, so I didn't know what to expect. It ended up being everyone's favorite! Lovely ambiance, great service, fabulous food. Wine list was great. We got the winter menu while others ordered a la carte. Highly recommend!

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

JoJo is a really great restaurant. The decor of the restaurant is warm and cozy. The staff is friendly. The service was really good. We went for the lunch prix fixe which was a great deal. We had: Tuna Tartar - very tasty with potato chips Pear Apple Endive Salad - very good Poached Shrimp - delicious with lemon risotto... More 

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I travel to NYC each December to spend few days exploring the city. This year we decided to try a new restaurant..JoJo. We were not disappointed. Food was very good! We will go back again!

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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