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160 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-223-5656

Appetizer: $ 9- $21
Entrees: $ 19 - $ 35
Prix Fixe Lunch (3 courses) : $ 28
Vegetable Menu (4 courses): $ 45
Tasting Menu ( 4 courses): $ 65
(limited to entire table;
2 people minimum)
 

Located in a beautiful two-story townhouse on a tree-lined street on the Upper East Side, Jo Jo restaurant was Jean-Georges Vongerichten's first restaurant in New York. Opened in 1991 with partners Phil Suarez and Bob Giraldi, Jo Jo is Jean-Georges' nickname as a child (although his Mom is the only one still allowed to call him this).

When Jean-Georges opened Jo Jo, he was fresh out of Lafayette restaurant, where he had burst onto the New York dining scene, dazzling guests with his innovative interpretation of classic French cuisine and earning four stars from The New York Times at the age of 29. In the first of many bold moves that has established him as a culinary trend-setter, Jean-Georges traded in this formal 4-star dining room for paper-clothed tables and opened his charmingly elegant bistro Jo Jo.

At Jo Jo, Jean-Georges introduced diners to his 'vibrant and spare cuisine' whose intense flavors and satisfying textures he created by eschewing traditional meat stocks for vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jo Jo was named Best New Restaurant of the Year by John Mariani in Esquire magazine and earned three-stars from The New York Times, in which Ruth Reichl summed up Jean-Georges contemporary French cuisine in the sentence "His food took my breath away."

Jo Jo is open for lunch Monday to Friday and for dinner Monday through Saturday.

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