An “attractive clientele” frequents this UES American to sample “creative” small plates and varied vinos in “dimly lit” digs “with a Downtown feel” ; just “order carefully” or the bill may be a “shock.”
Sojourn's general absence from recommendation lists underscores the occasional pitfalls of such online resources. Sometimes, you need to speak to locals or get out and explore—because Sojourn is one of the best dining experiences of the Upper East Side.
Dimly candlelit, the atmosphere is supremely cozy, with plentiful energy but also intimacy. The small plate selection is diverse, featuring an adequate assortment of vegetable, seafood and meat options, but not overwhelming. Size-wise, they're relatively generous, where 2-3 per person—sharing, of course—leaves everyone satisfied.
Our plates trickled out at the perfect frequency, leaving us plenty of time to experience each one fully—and a little wine in between.
Speaking of wine, Sojourn offers and excellent selection, along with a fantastic lists for beer and cocktail lovers.
The only drawback to my first Sojourn experience was the inability of our server to offer recommendations. Much to our surprise, she virtually recited the menu. But thankfully, the experience was otherwise full of delight, so another server will have a shot at redemption when I undoubtedly return!
William Nutt · May 19, 2018
Cool spot for drinks and food. They have a list of their specialty cocktails. There are some nice seats right by the front next to the big windows. I had the sliders which were really good just really tiny. The fries were amazing! Quiet enough after work to be able to talk to your friends. Thought it was a little bit too dark had to use the candles to read the menu. I'll be back soon to try their brunch!
Erica Loaiza · April 22, 2018
Great place for brunch. There will probably be a wait for seating but it is worth it. They are quick with the refills during bottomless, and that is rare these days. Great atmosphere and food. Nice variety of different types of food on the menu.