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JoJo

#1,141 of 11,291 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 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: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Very recommendable

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Kai S
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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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44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

It had been a number of years since our last meal at JoJo. We came with another couple who had never eaten here and had high hopes for sharing a fine dining experience with our friends. The food was very good. The peeky toe crab, charred octopus, black bass, halibut and desserts were all tasty and well prepared. But there... More 

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Morristown, NJ
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155 reviews 155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Took my partner Scott here for his birthday. Our first impression at walking in was how Parisian it looked, you know, those charming brasseries in the real French neighborhoods. The food was superb. We had the grilled octopus and crispy crab appetizers and both had the poached lobster with lemon risotto. The wine list had several very nice selections and... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to a birthday dinner, and I have to say I enjoyed the experienced. It's a classic boutique resteront, little pricy, but worth it.

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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