Cuisine: Continental Restaurants, Bistro Restaurants, American Restaurants
Open Hours: Mo to Th from 12:00pm to 02:30pm,Mo to Th from 05:30pm to 10:30pm,Fr from 05:30pm to 11:00pm,Sa from 12:00pm to 02:30pm,Sa from 05:30pm to 11:00pm,Su from 12:00pm to 02:30pm,Su from 05:30pm to 10:00pm
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' ... More
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.
The mini bagettes they gave out for free is the best bread in the world. It's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and fresh out of the oven warm. My skate was so fresh and lightly seasoned and the side of aspargus was so buttery. The town house seems a little morbid and dark, literally.
The other diners' average age was 73, which is probably the last time the restaurant updated its decor. It's dowdy. The service was awful. The drinks weren't even that good. The food was pretty boring and just 'fair', which is ludicrous at this price. This is supposed to be a Jean Georges restaurant??
The food was outstanding and with the exception of dessert there were ample choices in all menu categories. The mashed potatoes with ramps (leeks) were delicious. Having dinner in an old brownstone is always fun and this one was no exception