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160 East 64th St., between Lexington and 3rd Aves., New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #1,344 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
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
Cuisines: French
Upper East Side
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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
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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
52 helpful votes 52 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice little French spot on the upper east side. The experience was very good with good food and a decent "by the glass" wine list. the seating is a bit close but overall it was fine.

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was meeting a friend for dinner and made a reservation for 8:30. On Opentable they claimed to have openings throughout the evening (7:00, 7:30, 8:00, etc...) so it seemed like it would be a good night to go. I had heard good things about the food. We arrived at 8:15 and were told to wait...no problem we were early.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

A big thank you to JoJo for an amazing thanksgiving lunch - delicious food, wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. The passion pavlova was simply perfection! Would reccomend to anyone to book a table here!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

So we could experience both fine dining (not rushed) and get out to plays and operas we decided to do our main dining at lunch time. Jojo was the best experience on our trip. Light and fresh cod with a tomato sauce and basil-mashed potatoes. Terrific pear, apple,endive salad. Apple dessert with cinnamon ice cream. Not too much to eat,... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Walking by and popped in......tough to pass a French bistro or brasserie when you are hungry! We were early and had the lunch/brunch menu with a glass of champagne. In the light of day it all felt rather tired, especially in the bright daylight upstairs. Nice waiter, but mediocre food really. Maybe dinner is their thing?

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New York, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I should have known this ancient Jean George spin off would be one big rip off: but thought I'd give it a try for thanksgiving dinner; big mistake: incompetent wait staff, interminable waits between courses, dry turkey, undercooked veggies followed by a desert that if twinkies had been served it would have been an improvement. There a so many better... 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>  > Manhattan
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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