Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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1021 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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LaurenG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding as always.

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SandyH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. It wasn't crowded and we had plenty of space.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seasonal menu. Glad to see the full menu is back.

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vipJanine
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor patio reservation for dinner mid week. There was plenty of room and tables were distanced. Service and food was excellent (as usual). We will definitely be back.

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vipJulieY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYAJ never disappoints!! Always a go to favorite when we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was the most incredible server! We had such an amazing evening, service and food were outstanding!

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vipEoin
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly management and staff. Makes you feel at home. Great value!

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RebeccaH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was deserted which made us sad, but our reservation was early (6 PM), which is why I rated quiet ambiance. The food was good but not great. I had the salmon special and it had a heavy buttery sauce - too much - and the pesto was also heavily applied. My husband had the pork and potato pancake special. He also said it was just ok. We will go back and support this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I like to have dinner at Not Your Average Joe's every time I visit my daughter. We love their salmon with pesto, we love the ciabatta bread with olive oil, chili flakes and parmesan. We ate on the patio and felt very comfortable there. The waiter was personable and helpful. The pork schnitzel special was favorably reviewed by one of our dining party. The Mediterranean chicken salad was very good except too heavy handed with the dressing. I'd forgotten to ask for dressing on the side. We shared a carrot cake dessert which had a lovely homemade flavor.

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restondiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on Saturday night. Staff could not have been more friendly and informative. Food was outstanding....hope it stays warm enough to continue to eating out there....

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BarbaraB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been going to Not Your Average Joes for years. We missed them while they were closed and are happy they are back. They have their full menu, and even though the bar area is closed, you can get any drink you want. The food is excellent and there is a good variety of meals. Everything meets or exceeds COVID requirements as far as cleanliness, ordering food, paying for it, etc.

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JohnW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I got the pork schnitzel and it was so overdone! I happened to be in the middle of an intense conversation and didn't really notice until I had already finished 1 of the 2 pieces, otherwise I would have sent it back. The red cabbage was fine, but the potato pancake was a joke - I had to look for it under the cabbage and it was maybe 3" diameter (and overcooked too).

My companion had a cheeseburger and it was very good (I had a bite).

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Customer4
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good outdoor seating and COVID mitigation efforts. Bread and oil delivered as we sat down was fantastic. Food overall was just ok, certainly not bad, but not notably great. Would definitely come here again though.

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AnneB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We have eaten here many times and enjoyed it. This visit was disappointing. Our waitress was not very attentive, the drinks (martinis) were small and weak.

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Suchef
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good menu items...different takes on the usual offerings.

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vipluciaw
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very below average. GF bread took 30 minutes and 3 requests, waiter sounded like we were bothering him by being there.

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HughP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brian K(#341) did an excellent job. Went over the specials. We had already chose what we had missed what we wanted to eat and chose those entree’s. This was our first time back since Covid-19. Spacing and cleanliness made you comfortable. Their complimentary bread was still great.

Great Experience and we will be back!

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vippamc
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy to be outside and eating great food- my friend is gluten free and there are foods she can eat- even dessert!!

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Paul
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent as always, but the service was a little slower that I would have expected given the restaurant had a very small number of people in it on a Wednesday night. Also we let them know in advance that it was my wife's birthday and not a mention of it the whole evening. Finally I had to tell the waiter so they would bring a candle on her dessert. What is the point of entering information like that on the reservation if they are not going to pay attention to it?

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VickyO
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and I felt quite safe, good social distance, staff all followed covid requirements and food was very good.

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OmarB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. Great place to enjoy a meal.

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vipOTDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They had their same great menu and they took safety seriously. Bravo.

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vipAwesome
London
40 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food and Exceptional Service. There were very few people inside - most on the patio.

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NancyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is always good, and service prompt and courteous. We sat outside because of Covid, and the staff wore masks the entire time, and had us look up menu items on app. The bread with garlic butter type sauce is always excellent.

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vipElyse
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I normally really like Not Your Average Joe's, especially the location in Rockville. However the food was not good at this location (admittedly it was a limited menu because of COVID). And while the waiter was nice, the service was extremely slowly, which was surprising because it was not buy when we went. So between the food and service, I'm not in a rush to head back to that restaurant.

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our visit was average with the exception of our waiter. He informed us, almost from the beginning, that he “was still hung over.” He didn’t seem to care anything about what we wanted, and he never made contact. At one point, I asked him a question, and it caused my friend to “please stop being so rude.” He never once made eye contact or apologized. His appearance was one of someone who may very well been wearing the same clothes he had on the night before. Both my friend and I have been t this establishment many times, and this not the kind of person you want representing your company.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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BhavnaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was alright, not the best.. Server was nice but it was my hubby’s b’day, & no offer for a cake cutting was given:( Outdoor seating is a joke for the
price :(

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Thora
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our server! Drinks were good and desert was delicious.

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SaharA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were greeted by a very nice hostess and brought to our table. Our waiter was probably the most bland and impersonal waiter we’ve ever had. No emotion, monotone, and seemed as if he didn’t want to wait on our table. The food was not the best...I ordered a medium burger but it was definitely more on the medium-well/well-done side.

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vipfcpdcop3423
Richmond
111 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and our server was wonderful!

DC
vipDCDiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

When I made a 6:45 pm reservation I had no idea the restaurant closed at 8:00 pm. We were completely rushed through our meal. In addition, the menu is so limited, it’s almost not worth going out to eat if you’re expecting a good dining experience. I will continue to patronize to help keep restaurants in business, but next time I’ll probably do take-out.

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KeithC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food at an affordable price. Highly recommend if in the area.

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Flavio
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Nice atmosphere, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We made a reservation for 7:45pm. When we arrived our server told us that the kitchen closes in 15 minutes. I was not aware at the time of making the reservation that the restaurant closed at 8pm. The server was nice about it, but that is not a great experience to be rushed.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the pandemic, it was a very pleasantly dining experience.

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vipColleenT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, very attentive without being intrusive. We will return!

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anonymous
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My hamburger bun was burned. Everything else was excellent

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SliceOfIreland
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love NYJ’s!!! Food and service was great! Closed a little to early on a Friday (8pm)...but what’s normal today anyway.

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Not Your Average Joe's Reston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 234-8200.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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