Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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958 reviews
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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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C
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server, Tre, was very attentive to our large party (20) & definitely helped make the night a fun one!

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really GOOD Food....Huge Portions!
Lots to choose from from Appetizers , Salads, Sandwiches, Buyers and Entree

Gluten Free and Special Diet Requests

Large Bar area

JT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Cesear was excellent. He went the extra mile to celebrated a birthday and made it a very special day.

j
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and son-in-laws birthday celebration.

JP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was really bad. It took over 25 minutes and another waiter to even order our drinks and appetizers. Our waiter was MIA most of the time. They only refilled our drinks (water and soda) once during the 2 hours and45 minutes we were there. The chicken and shrimp bowl was uneatable. It had too much REALLY salty sauce.

p
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Waldorf Salad - everything fresh and tasty and our server Caesar was cordial and efficient!

J
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at NYAJ. The food was excellent as was the service.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host (guy with beard) was terrible. I gave him my name, and he couldn’t find it, but eventually did and was so frustrated and gruff that his bad disposition became the topic of conversation with person I was having lunch with. Not a good way to start a meal.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience1

The service was excellent and the food was good but our evening was ruined by the manager yelling at our server in front of us for seating us at the wrong table. Incredibly unprofessional and really made the rest of the evening uncomfortable for me.

OT
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We sat at the bar and our waiter wasn’t friendly and rude

R
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We’ve never had such awful service before! We had to ask several times for drink refills, butter, more bread - it started to be a joke about “how long do you think I’ll have to wait for more water? Maybe I should have asked 10 minutes ago. ....” we love the food, but this night was a real disappointment.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Super good and wonderful service! Would definitely go back

TW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Used to love this place but lately the food just isn’t that good. Service too slow. Have to ask for bread. Not horrible food, just not good like the first few years that it was open. There are enough restaurants in the area that we just won’t go back.

OG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My friend and I had lunch here yesterday and the food was outstanding. I had the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Pizza and my friend had the Butternut Squash Flatbread. We shared the very delicious Key Lime Pie for dessert. I brought home the Chocolate Mousse Cake for my husband and it was OUTSTANDING ... not overly sweet and very yummy (he let me have a bite). The service was OK but the server was not at all friendly and we couldn't figure out what we had done wrong to make him act like that.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were in town for a visit and I made reservations for us to have a nice family dinner at not your average Joe’s! Everyone was thrilled with their meals and we sat in it at a nice round table in the back where the noise was not too loud. My parents can’t wait to come back

m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The bread at Not Your Average Joe's is amazing and their butter-parmesean-oil dip is to die for! So it's not a bad way to start off your meal. The appetizers and food were good. There was a mix-up and they brought out the wrong meal, and it took a while to flag our server down but they brought the right entree quickly after we pointed out the problem. I ordered a cucumber mint spritzer, which was delicious! When they brought out another, I could tell immediately it was not going to be good. It looked nothing like the first drink and was so heavy on the lemon/lime juice is was too tart to drink and the lack of consistency was disappointing. But all in all, definitely someplace we will keep in our rotation. They've got a great variety of meals that will suit every mood.

DS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, pretty good bar food. Drinks were good and alcohol level in drinks was better than experienced in other happy hours. Love that reservations in the bar are is available online as most Has are first come first serve. Good ambiance and noise/music level is not to loud and conversation is possible.

JH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We we went for the Sunday Brunch. The food selection had a lot of variety of tasty items. Our server was top notch..

RR
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Only brunch buffet in Reston.

TO
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Abvery H. - who we have served us in the past is great.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great reception (big improvement ) and excellent friendly service. Food was great and beer selection as well.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time here, and we're already planning when to again. So many delicious items, great service, wonderful experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

Z
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was Valentines, but I wasn’t celebrating it in particular. The restaurant was very busy. Noticeable delay in getting water, waitress got wine selection wrong, and the dessert menu provided was actually the kids menu

BP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Just very average no pun intended. Service wasn’t great.

CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not Tour Average Joe’s is my go-to place for special occasions.

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food simply lacked flavor; the scallops may have been "simply grilled", but would have benefited from some seasoning, while the BBQ meatloaf had very little BBQ flavor

Our server was unprepared to take our order, had to be corrected while taking it and twice didn't look our way when serving the adjoining booth to either ask about dessert or to take the check and my card for payment. The manager stopped by to inquire about my wife's food allergies, but characterized scallops as shellfish rather than mollusks and also confused her order.

On the bright side, the focaccia bread and the pineapple cocktail were quite good.

p
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection for every diet and craving- great service

AC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

As the name implies, it was just average. Nothing particularly bad nothing particularly good just kind of average

JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our waitress was pretty unprofessional, reaching across me to drop off a drink when she could have walked around the table and even reaching in from of me while I was taking a bite of food to clear a dirty plate. Our beverage refills were very neglected. I don’t think she came around to ask how our food was either now that I’m thinking about it. My boss’s veggie burger was soggy so much that she pulled the patty off the bun and just ate the bun and lettuce. Overall a disappointing visit, especially contrasted with our very pleasant visit a few months ago.

AO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation for 830 and we didn't leave until 1015!!! It took forever to get our food. We had to ask for bread and it was cold. Even getting the check was long.

MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is so good, and they’re so careful with food allergies too.

G
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We’ve been here several times and the service has been hit or miss. This past Sunday we took our family and friends there for brunch. It’s brunch...we didn’t require a lot as it was pretty much “serve yourself.” However, after we were seated, no one came by to greet our table or to take our drink orders. I had to go to the hostess desk to ask if we can be served. This should not have happened. Poor service and really didn’t even get an apology.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very tasty. Excellent waiter looking forward to returning

RC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John our waiter was amazing. He took really good care of us and made the night special.

KK
Washington DC
2 reviews