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Posted by Marty on 07/15/2007
Four of us made our first trip to JoJo last night. It is an intimate (translate: crowded) bistro in a beautiful townhouse. Upon arriving we were immediately escorted to our table. I must start by saying that throughout the evening the service we received was impeccable; attentive without being overbearing. Drinks arrived promptly and were excellent. For appetizers I would highly recommend the sweet pea soup and the ravioli in consomme. The mushroom tart was also good but very pricey. The issue that accompanied the main dishes had nothing to do with taste or quality, as they were all terrific, flavorful dishes. The problem is the value. My friend ordered the lobster dish and enjoyed it immensely. He was however still hungry when he was finished. For $45 he had received about one-half of a 1.5 lb. lobster (one claw, no tail, a few other pieces) along with the garnishments of corn, veggies, etc. My duck breast dish consisted of 4 small medallions of duck accompanied by a shredded duck leg wrapped in pastry. Again, it was delicious but I easily could have eaten another portion. The desserts were excellent but somewhat small. The bottom line is that we had an excellent dinner in a beautiful venue with wonderful service, but after paying the bill of $388 (incl. tip) we were still a bit hungry, and that's just not right.
Posted by softynk on 03/22/2007
Were seated promptly, which is good, requested a corner table, got that too. The coat check is a little clumsy. Food was ok not great, don't have the Cod, weird taste to it. The chicken was pretty good, overall not bad, will go back.
Posted by NvonS on 01/26/2007
This intimate little spot was a great choice for the Restaurant Week price fixed dinner. The place is small and cozy and the staff is very attentive. The menu was limited to 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 deserts but well chosen to please most tastes. The goat cheese terrine was outstanding! The waitress suggested we try the Cucumber Martini and I am glad I did. We had a table in the back and could see right into the kitchen but in a place this small not every table can be perfect.
Posted by garys on 01/04/2007
While very nice, particularly the setting, the food and service do not measure up to the price point and i could name many nyc restaurants that are preferable. food was generally tasty, though the lobster entree with the maple vinegar foam not only doesn't work, but the foam tasted only of unsubtle vinegar.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/16/2006
Upon entering this beautiful townhouse you are transported into a world away from NYC. Due to how crowded it was, we did have to wait 30 min. to sit even though we had a 9PM reservation. We had a table in the back of the room and the servers were very attentive. Appetizers we had were the snapper tartar (so good!!!) and the Waldorf Salad which I would not reccomend since it was mostly grapes. Main course was the lobster and the cod. Both were just outstanding. The lobster was a mix of savory and sweet mixed in the flavors. Dessert was the spiced pear with chocolate...yum. We also had the sorbet which was so refreshing. A great bottle of wine and the meal was complete. I would return here again and again.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/08/2006
Very nice place to eat.