Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is located just outside of Reston Town Center at the intersection of Reston Parkway and New Dominion Parkway. We offer free parking, an expansive patio, an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.
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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, a bit loud, prices a tad high, but overall, pretty good. Glad I had a reservation.

RM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Visited to enjoy the Octoberfest menu. Unfortunately, they were out of the featured beer and featured appetizer. They usually serve an amazing bread, but that too was not great, cold and a bit stale. The sauerbraten was ok, but the sauce was bland. We normally love this restaurant, but they were off their game during this visit.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

I have a severe gluten allergy and so in past years I have always enjoyed NYAJ as they took the Gluten allergy seriously - today I met a friend there for lunch and I was so disappointed - the service was really awful with our server acting as if he really didn’t care what we wanted or if we were there at all! If that wasn’t bad enough - I ordered a GF sandwich- half way through I started to get sick as this clearly was NOT Gluten Free - this used to be one of my reliable go -to’s . Based on my experience today - I will never return!!

R
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their food and service is always really good. It can get a little loud if you sit near the bar.

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place for business meal entertaining...

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a wonderful experience at Joes in Reston.
The food is fantastic, the staff always goes the extra mile to make your experience amazing!
I highly recommend NYAJ!

BK
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We really enjoyed sitting outside on the patio because it was a beautiful day. Our food was delish. My friend had the Hoison Salmon and I the quinoa bowl. Of course, once again, the bread & dipping oil made the meal!!

However, we were very disappointed with our server. Not only did he seem disinterested in us & his job but barely spoke a word to us. I can’t say he was totally inattentive because he did refill our drinks & bread basket but, we felt as if he just didn’t care.

The last few times I have been here the service was great & I had even commented to my husband about it, perhaps that is why today’s service was such a disappointment.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegetable Bolognese...omg so good!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I’ve booked a table for 10 for a conference dinner. Second time everything went off without a hitch. Meals arrived correct and at the same time. Requests for separate checks were treated like it was no problem. If you’re booking for a large business group, this is an excellent choice.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took my celiac/extreme gluten free needs very seriously. The meal was great, service was fantastic, and I even got gluten free rolls before dinner!!! Will definitely be back.

LS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Jeff. He was really kind, with excellent customer service. I so appreciate the gluten free menu with the flexibility to substitute. Our server was also excellent! And the food was delicious. We will be back!

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was ok. Chicken Caesar was small, not much chicken. Noticed later the guy at the table next to me got the same
Salad and had double the amount of chicken. Shows
Poor quality control. Server was rushing us out.

U
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Can’t recommend for dining. Complaints include buffet items that should have been warm were cold, dirty dishes stacked with clean, serving platters not kept up with - one or two items left on platters, freezing indoor temperature to name a few. Didn’t care for music.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best tomato soup ever. Good meal all around.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Impossible burger ordered and to be brutally honest, impossible burger at Burger King is better presented and overall has better taste and better value for money. The burger here was small and shabbily fixed.

Also ordered iced tea and not offered any refills.

Defined not recommending this to any of my friends or family.

SH
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the bread. The service is consistently good.

RG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried out the new brunch menu. A varied selection of breakfast and lunch items including a carving station. There was also a limited standard lunch menu for those who did not want a large brunch. Severs were outstanding, attentive and going out of the way to accommodate special requests. I chose a salad, but will definitely go back tp ty the brunch items, which looked fresh and had beautiful presentation.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent menu. Service is stellar. Now our favorite place to go when we out in Reston.

SB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wide range of food and drink options. Reasonable prices. Waiter did a good job of attentiveness without hovering too much. Did take a bit of time to get beers served (and since we were sitting in the bar area, that was annoying). We had a reservation for two, but the hostess just walked us into the bar area to a table there, without explaining if there was a wait for tables in the main dining area or even asking what our preference was. Didn't bug us too much, but we expected to at least be asked.

B
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was attentive and the food was plentiful and good - the only complaint is that the server brought our main course while we were still eating our appetizer. The coffees and raspberry desert were outstanding.

RR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first day of their Sunday brunch. We loved it! Service was fantastic.

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the new Sunday brunch and the food was excellent. Service was good and noise level was acceptable. Would recommend to others for a nice relaxing and delicious brunch.

EG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service. Good food. We went for breakfast on Sunday only to find it was their VERY FIRST buffet brunch incl 1 mimosa or 1 bloody mary. We were excited. Management was excited. Patrons seemed to enjoy it! 4 options for eggs including build your own omelet, sweets including French toast, savory meats including carved beef, and finally, lunch options including salads, salmon and pasta. Great experience! Congratulations Management, you all nailed it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was good but my order of the “knife and fork burger from the new “fit fit for you menu was surprisingly small. While the taste was ok, the portions were what I would have expected from a kids nenu

S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had been here several times before and it was average. This time, however, it was below average. My daughter ordered a bloody Mary for $10 and it was watered down with no taste. My little granddaughter ordered the kids mac & cheese and there was something hard and black in it. There was also something in the side salad with my daughter’s sandwich. My grandson got the kids cheeseburger and the 1/2 of the bun was toasted till it was black. My barbecue chicken flatbread was good but for a $70 lunch, it was not worth it at all. Service was minimal at best.

AD
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice family dinner but a little
Loud

AH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Amazon was hosting a happy hour which made the entire restaurant incredibly loud.

MH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation for 5:30 on a weekday and were seated promptly. Our server, Caesar, was attentive, helpful, efficient and fun. Three adults and two children all enjoyed their meals. Good food at a reasonable price. Fast and friendly service. Will be back again.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The shine has worn off on this restaurant. Was once a favorite, will not be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent waiter! Nice restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent as always.

DE
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty bland and the service was a confused waiter. Oh well. The bread and dipping oil are yummy

W
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

After more than a week, I'm still a little angry about this meal. We don't get a chance to go out often and this was a disappointment. Here's why:

1) The restaurant was mostly empty but the hostess put us at a table where my wife's chair was in the walk-way. During the meal, she was frequently scooting her chair in so as stay out of the way of people passing behind her.

2) Again, although the place had lots of empty tables and booths, they seated us right next to the table with two screaming kids. I know, kids are kids and parents deserve a night out -- I get that. My complaint here is not about the kids or the parents but instead that the staff crowded us in next to this scream fest instead putting us at one of the many available tables elsewhere in the restaurant.

3) Ordered a medium burger, got bleeding rare.

4) Water glass so full of ice that there was no room for water. Waitress gave me on refill but for the rest of the meal I was waiting on ice cubes to melt.

Any one of these could have been ignored for the sake of having a nice night out with the wife. Taken all together, it just seems to me like this place has not yet caught on to the idea of taking care of customers.

HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Overpriced
They gave us dinner portions without asking
Food was not seasoned well at all (all 3 meals and the appetizer)
Service was otherwise good: waiter was attentive and friendly

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing waiter, it’s a shame I can’t remember his name.
Food was great as usual.

MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Usually we have a great experience at NYAJ but this time we were disappointed. A few issues - asked for bread and they didn’t bring it, asked for a different salad dressing than what was on the menu and they didn’t put it on. Servers never came back to check to make sure everything was okay so I didn’t have an opportunity to change it.

Good food but service was not great.

SH
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently good food. Love the bread served with the meal.

E
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with my daughters before they head back to school. Great food and service as always.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service & food was good.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

the consensus on a meal where we ordered over a dozen different items was that the meal was marginal. The salad was bland and the lettuce was on the verge of expired, the chicken tenders were dry, the French Toast was crispy on one side, soggy on the other, and most other dishes were just ok. When the servers delivered our meals, they delivered them by placing them across the plates of other dishes that had already been placed and it was obvious to us all that they had not been properly trained as to how to place food on a table.

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