JO restaurants is a chef owned, chef driven company where food is our passion and hospitality is our calling. Everyday 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. We want our guests looking forward to returning and telling others why they should, too. To feed is to nurture. Our goal is to nurture our communities through multiple initiatives and partnerships and enrich the lives of all 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. Raised in the food cultures of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and various Asian Cuisines, he is constantly inspired by the way food brings people together. Through this excitement, Jaime and his team find a way to create concepts where we can bring remarkable ideas to life. Each restaurant in the JO Restaurant Group offers outstanding food delivered with our signature warmth and hospitality. We are constantly evolving as we create new, inspired ideas. Learn more about our restaurants below.
677 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
Our flagship restaurant, 677 Prime, is Downtown Albany’s elite steakhouse. Committed to the experience of what dining out should be––677 evokes a journey, a moment to celebrate, and the time to rediscover and try new things. Our menu is second to none, from Kagoshima Prefecture A5 Japanese Wagyu & Prime Steaks to caviar presentations and an array of seasonal land & seafood options. Pair your perfect plate with a new and unique signature cocktail or a bottle from our award-winning wine list. When dining with us at 677, your experience is elevated by the expert craftsmanship of our service team. In addition to extraordinary dining, enjoy your next private event on our second-floor space with several unique event space options ranging from 10 to 200 guests.
111 Wolf Road Albany, NY 12205
Enjoy twists on traditional Mexican cuisine using bold flavors and drawing from both classic & creative elements. Toro’s kitchen is bustling in the early morning hours, where pounds of chiles are hand-peeled for use in our many salsas; meats are roasting and braising non-stop, bringing you a menu one of our own, not to be compared. Toro offers guests a unique dining experience with various colorful themed areas of seating, with a metropolitan style bar in the center of the action. In the summertime, we offer dining on our expansive and lush patio, making you feel like you are on vacation without leaving Albany. Toro also offers a private dining space equipped to host events of all sizes, from intimate sit-down dinners to larger receptions hosting up to 65 guests. The robust and spicy flavors of the menu are enhanced by the voted-best margaritas, as well the expansive mezcal and tequila lists. Allow our well-trained staff to take you on a journey, to try something new and have an experience with us beyond just dining. At Toro, you will experience something unique to the Capital Region, and we eagerly await your arrival!
433 River Street Troy, NY 12180
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. The two signature patties on the menu are the Prime Burger, a hand-pressed USDA patty, made from a brisket and chuck blend, with just the right amount of seasoning, and the 25 Day Dry Aged Burger, made with a certified black angus chuck and ribeye blend. Pick your bun, your patty and your style: classic with cheese, steakhouse, bistro, toro, or the spicy gangnam. Feeling adventurous? Build your own with toppings ranging from pickled peppers to horseradish truffle aioli, from bacon jam and ssamjang mayonnaise. Not a burger fan? We got you. Additional options include an all-natural fried chicken patty, old world style grass fed beef griddle dogs, and even the vegan Beyond burger. Add your side of crinkle cut fries, crispy onion rings, and warm cheese sauce to dip and the perfect meal awaits. Just don’t forget that outrageous, over-the-top shake vying for a spot on your Instagram grid. Heck, make a reel of this meal, we promise it will get you alllll the likes.
10 Starbuck Drive, Green Island NY 12183
Sea Smoke is a first-of-its-kind, located on the Hudson River waterfront on Green Island and a short walk from Downtown Troy. With a stylish, contemporary vibe, Sea Smoke's terrace offers a stellar view. With an abundance of options, Sea Smoke offers the most elite craft cocktails, a fresh seafood cold bar, small bites, and sustainable seafood you won't forget.
Primrose Café is located in Downtown Albany, next to our sister restaurant, 677 Prime. Our quaint cafe offers a variety of craft coffees, house-made salads, soups, sandwiches, and smoothies. Our passionate team is committed to providing a high standard of service and quality ingredients. Primrose Café is the perfect place to grab a quick bite or your favorite coffee on your way to a busy day.
677 Broadway Suite 101 Albany, NY 12207
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