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Posted by Robert on 07/30/2012
What a disappointment to go back to a past favorite and find it has deteriorated. First, when two members of a party of 4 show up and we were told the table was ready, what is the purpose in asking us to wait in the busy doorway for the rest of the party? The two of us wanted to sit down, cool off, have some drinks. The service only went downhill from there. Two of us had butter plates and knives but two didn't. So we asked for two more dinner plates. Wouldn't you expect they would bring butter knives automatically? No, we had to ask for knives separately after they had brought the plates. The service was slow and spotty. The food was good, but not exceptional. We are going to try to erase this visit from our memories and think back to the old days when dinner at JoJo's was a pleasant experience.
Posted by M. Estrin on 11/14/2011
..... service was efficient but cold. ... warm asparagus salad was delicious. Was definitely underwhelmed by the mashed potatoes with truffles and the apple dessert. Like another reviewer, I found the sauce on the chicken to be very salty. Cocktails that were not available showed up on the bill. Lastly, I ordered tea with milk and was charged $6.00 for the milk which is ABSURD. How do you justify something as ridiculous as that ! In short, I do not mind paying for a fine meal but would definitely not return to this restaurant. (There are so many superior restaurants in New York. Alas, this is not one of them)
Posted by anonymous on 09/25/2011
Recently dined at JoJo for my Anniversary. I was a little nervous about the reviews concerning service, but was delighted to find the staff some of the best I've experienced. Food was very good and the atmosphere romantic. The menu is a little pricey for the quality of food, but when you factor in the ambiance and service it's all worth it.
Posted by miya68 on 03/21/2011
The food was not so bad and quite reasonable if you go for the pre-fixed menus. As other reviewers mentioned, a bit salty. However, the service was the worst I have ever encountered at this kind of restaurant in US. Our waiter was very arrogant, rude and cold. He also rushed us to order food and drinks and kept serving food so fast so they can have more seating after us. We finished 3 course meal within a hour after seating. I felt as if I was eating on the airplane. In a way, it was fine. Because we didn't want to stay there so long. The room, tables and chairs are so small, cramped and stuffy. The atmosphere is depressing. Definitely no second time.
Posted by Irene Grassi on 06/14/2010
I agree with the previous person's review that the food is very salty. The sauce on my chicken & chickpea fries last night were so salty - I'm still parched and downing water! I like a fair amount of salt, but this was just too much. Other than that the food was very good - highly recommend the warm asparagus salad and tuna roll. Chicken was delish but too salty. The service was pretty bad - we had to wait forever to order and get our drinks, but the food came pretty quickly. Our waiter was arrogant and unavailable. Nice atmosphere and pleasant dinner but I won't be running back.
Posted by Maxis on 05/11/2010
A pleasant looking restaurant is not enough for a good meal. Our recent experience will result in it being a one-time visit. Calamari with olive dip was simple and straightforward without subtleties of flavors, and a bit salty. But the real salt bomb was the salmon dish's whipped potatoes and the sauce as well. The salt is out of control, and I usually like salt. Was the chef in a bad mood and taking it out on diners? We'll never know, but the dishes went back to the kitchen. The sauce on the steak was also super salty. Service was good, although we wanted to pour our own water but one person after another came over and quickly grabbed and poured the bottle. We told them one by one to stop, but this circus persisted. It was not a pleasant experience because of the food and this never-ending pouring game.
Posted by NY Foodie on 04/02/2010
This is a very nice restaurant with excellent food, a nice atmosphere and great professional service. The meal was paced just right. We had the peekytoe crab appetizer, and salmon and lamb entrees. Preparation was perfect and so was the presentation. Portions were sized well. Highly recommend this nice place and we plan on going back.