New York Magazine

Fresh Restart

Jean-Georges updates the menu and the mood at his once-radical restaurant JoJo.

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160 E. 64th St., nr. Lexington Ave. 212-223-5656

MAKEOVERS ARE ALWAYS a delicate business, especially in a discreetly fraught neighborhood like the Upper East Side, but the questions surrounding the elaborate reboot of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s original flagship restaurant, JoJo, are bound to be more delicate than most. How do you make a poky duplex townhouse space, once the epitome of dining chic when it opened on 64th Street almost three decades ago, seem chic again? How do you do this without alienating longtime regulars, who tend to view the utilitarian, postmillennial notions

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