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JoJo

160 East 64th St., between Lexington and 3rd Aves., New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212-23-5656
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Ranked #1,070 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Lexington and Third Avenues
Transit: F train at 63rd Street, 4,5,6,N,R at 59th Street
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.
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am a true foodie through and through but, i am not a fan of stuffy. Jojo is an upper east side staple I having being going to for years. Although in a "stuffy" neighborhood it is anything but. Snuck away on a week night this week to have dinner with my other half. Their summer menu did not disappoint.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The service was perfect. The food was excellent and creative. The atmoshpere is cozy yet elegant. This is good value for the money.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Whilst enjoying a 3 day break in NYC I had the pleasure of having dinner at JoJo's! What a delightful restaurant!! Even though I was a visitor to New York I felt as though I were a local eating at my local restaurant! The service was warm, attentive and professional, the food delicious and the wine list offered some fabulous... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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355 reviews 355 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been clients since it opened and still enjoy dinner. I prefer to start with soup......pumpkin or sweet pea or whatever is the soup of the day. Then roast chicken. Dale often has the risotto. Last night she had a lobster dish. Terrific place. The only knock is that it's small and, therefore, the tables can be cramped. We prefer... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

JoJo didn't impress. The place was typical of what I dislike about established New York restaurants. We were seated downstairs at a tiny round table for four, cramped up against other diners and with an army of waiters rushing hither and thither right by us but, try as we might, we couldn't get a drink or place our food order... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Jojo is located in a nice part of 64th St. The service is Ok, I enjoyed very much the food (lamb), the decoration may need some renovation. But after all it was a nice evening.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were here for a casual price fix lunch on the weekend. Pretty much what you'll get at nougatine just without the hassle! The food was good and service was good also (the place is quiet and cute) The weekend price fix is really an awesome value for money!

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening before seeing "Macbeth." We were celebrating an anniversary. We found the food outstanding. The menu was creative without becoming silly (something that happens too often lately). The ingredients were amazingly fresh. Service was ideal. We felt neither neglected nor rushed. We were seated int he rear room upstairs, and I did find it... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's times like these I wish there were a half-star option, because while Jo Jo's is definitely above average, it fell short of "very good" for me. Still, I gave it four circles because three doesn't seem fair. Now that I've riveted you with the inner workings of my brain when it comes to scoring restaurants, on to the place... More

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Nevada City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was invited to meet a friend for a late lunch at JoJo. I didn't realize that she intended to grab the check. The restaurant is a few steps from the corner of Lexington Ave. and 64th St. It's in a restored townhouse, with dining on two levels. We were seated upstairs. I ordered the fresh English pea soup and... More

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