JO restaurants is Chef owned chef driven company where food is our passion and hospitality is our calling. Every day we strive to be better than the last. Through our attention to detail,
highest quality ingredients, culinary talents and desire to please; we aim to create memorable and remarkable experiences for our guests that will have them looking forward to returning and telling others why they should too. Through these efforts we seek to better our communities, provide
for our employees and give back through multiple initiatives aimed at bettering the Capital Region.
To feed is to nurture, and our goal is to nurture our communities and enrich the lives of
the people around us one plate at a time.
As a Chef, Jaime Ortiz draws inspiration from endless excitement about different cuisines and food cultures. He is inspired by the way food brings people together. Through this excitement he finds his way to creating concepts where he can bring these ideas to life. Visit each of our restaurants below, we have no shortage of inspired ideas and there will always be more to come.
Downtown Albany, NY
Our flagship restaurant, 677 Prime, a steakhouse located in the heart of Albany, New York. Committed to the experience of what dining out should be––a journey, a moment to celebrate, the time to rediscover and try new things. High quality ingredients including steaks, an award-winning wine list, curated cocktails, and an event space for up to 200 guests.
Wolf Road, Albany NY
Our modern space is full of character and life. Enjoy twists
on traditional Mexican cuisine using ingredients sourced directly from Mexico. TORO is complete with lounge area, full bar, intimate seating, event spaces, and a terrace patio. You will experience an authenticity unique
to the Capital Region.
Downtown Troy, NY
By applying the core values of sister restaurant 677 Prime; Prime Burger is a concept that takes the classic formula of the burger and shake restaurant and elevates it using signature blends of USDA Prime Beef.
Starbuck Island, NY
Sea Smoke is a first of its kind; located on Starbuck Island. We're a destination for boaters, locals, seafood lovers, and dining with a view. Fresh, sustainable seafood, salads, flatbread pizzas, steak and more;
all with Mediterranean influences.
What Guests are Saying
(it's the reason we get up in the morning)
We are already big fans
and will order again soon.
Toro Cantina will be the standard for what Mexican food should be.
- TORO Cantina Review
This is the first restaurant in the area that has top notch everything. We had a great waiter who was very informative and on the ball. The food was outstanding!!! Thank you to the chefs & bartender for all the great food and cocktails. Bravo!
- 677 Prime Review
If you love authentic Mexican food the new Toro is a must try!! Everything down to the finest detail is wonderful. Food is delicious! Highly recommend the guacamole & margaritas. Kid friendly too! Take out is also delish. Exciting authentic inside decor!
Very talented staff!.
- TORO Cantina Review
The customer service is great!!
The food is absolutely delicious! The shakes are amazing!! Every Friday is burger night for my family and it's always a pleasure
when we have circled back to Prime Burger and Shakehouse!! Thank you guys
for another amazing dinner!
- Prime Burger Review