Not Your Average Joe's Burlington
Excellent food and serviceAll their dishes are creative and well made. Plus, if you are gluten free like my hubby, they are really on top of that. (Large menu and really understand how to prepare gluten free food) They will take special requests too. Food is always top quality and the service is excellent. The only "minor" complaint is they are popular and easily have an hour wait for dinner, so make a reservation!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat time was had by allwaitress was amazing knew her menu great personality and very on point with timing and suggestions6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDifferent MenuIt's great that NYAJs rejuvenates their menu but my friend and I were crushed to learn that the calamari dish was removed from appetizers, as well as the crab cakes. Instead we had the clam chowder which I would never have believed came from a chain restaurant... it was so good! I also tried the shrimp goat cheese pesto fettuccine. I found the shrimp to be unbelievably flavorful and cooked to perfection (this chef is good with seafood!) but the fettuccine was very oily and too heavy for my liking (personal preferences I suppose.) We always have awesome service and will definitely return again soon!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were justFood and service were just fine. The only thing unpleasant was a child at the next table whose intermittent screaming pierced the ears of all the diners in our area.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and ourFood was excellent and our server Amanda was great6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMproblem in the kitchenOUr pitcher of sangria arrived no problem but our food order apparently went AWOL. Thankfully our server did come and tell us that it would be a while and he apologized for the delay. Personally I think we should have been comped drinks or dessert. But the veggie burgers were worth waiting for, as usual.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!I've been going to NYAJ for some time. We work in Burlington and this is my restaurant of choice for any lunch expedition (meeting with out of town colleagues, lunch with friends, etc). It is reasonably priced always has great food. The menu & specials change frequently. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here which is why I keep going back!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMnever disappointsWe went for my birthday dinner. If you are enrolled in their flub, you receive voucher for free entree and dessert. Even without coulon, NYAJ's. Is always a favorite spot!
best sangria around!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, huge portions!NYAJ puts a twist on standard fare and serves huge portions, changes the menu with the seasons. Make reservations or expect to wait on a busy evening. Midweek and early there isn't a problem. Service fantastic, wait staff anticipated needs and food arrived promptly.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good foodPork tenderloin special was well prepared and tasted excellent. Chicken enchiladas are different vs standard fare - enjoyed the change! We will be back5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and drinksIt is a very comfortable, friendly restaurant. The waitstaff is very helpful in describing the dishes. Plenty of booths so you don*t feel crowded. They make a good Southerncomfort Manhattan. We were very happy with our meals.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, and energetic server.Good food, and energetic server. Fun place to celebrate a family birthday, or any special day.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently greatAs always, everything here was great - food and service.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTGIF in the Joe'sGood healthy food for my wife and me too.We will be back, Thank You .Also Tx for reservation, it is more easy and comfortable-espec. FRIDAY! Joe & Marketa5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent servicewhile it seemed to take longer than usual to receive our food, the waitress was wonderful! We asked for seperate checks and she was happy to do that for us!
two in the group ordered a dessert. Because it would take a little longer due to another large desert order going in first, they gave it to them for free! Very nice!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerWe had a lovey dinner at NTAJ on Mother's Day. We had reservations - only waited about 3 minutes to be seated. Service great. Everyone had something different and loved it. Manager came by to greet us. Prices reasonable for quality. We loved it and will be back often.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers' Day SaturdayVery busy night so somewhat show service is understandable. Not OK that they brought the dinner salad WITH nuts when requested NO NUTS due to alergy. That was very sloppy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Start to the EveningAll was perfect for an early dinner
Enhanced by server's attentiveness and responsiveness
Seating location - Booth 52 Least desirable5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally cool place..food &Totally cool place..food & service quite good. Plan on returning.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten FreeNYAJ has a great separate gluten-free menu which was offered to us along with gluten-free rolls for one of the people in our party. Our server Kevin was very courteous and attentive, and when one of our dishes came with the wrong side, we waited mere minutes for it to be corrected. All of the staff we interacted with were friendly and smiling. I had only been to the Joe's in Arlington before this, but I will definitely be visiting the Burlington location from now on!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great ChoiceThe new May menu specials are terrific -- fresh food and just the right size. NYAJ is our go-to place when we want a good meal. Be sure to try the White Chocolate Cherry Bread pudding!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat placeThis was our first time at this restaurant for an early mother's day meal. The food and service were excellent. The scallops are amazing as was the strawberry shortcake- they make the biscuits fresh there - and it was definitely big enough for sharing. Husband liked the cajun jambalaya with chicken, shrimp and linguica and mom liked her sirloin tips. Definitely will go again!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFIrst time at this branch of NYAJ'sWe've been to the Arlington location lots; first time at Burlington. Excellent service, no problem substituting sides, and they split an entree and a salad for us. Cod dinner was excellent, cooked perfectly. Nice roast vegetables and green beans as sides. Waldorf salad not exciting, a bit gummy dressing and apples not visible. Overall very good.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMdependable and funLarge, interesting menu. Very good service. Manager often comes to tables to ask if we are happy with food and service. Have tried many items on menu and most are good to very good. Reservations really help at busy times.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at Not Your AveWe were seated promptly when we arrived. My wife and I shared a bottle of William Hill Chardonney. I had the Mona Lisa Chicken Salad, which I have had several times before and it was good as usual. My wife had a house side salad with grilled chicken added, as she wasn't as hungry as I was. Our server was Amy L, whom we have had before, and she was excellent. Managers Erin, Seth and Brian stopped by the table to make everything was all right, which Amy had already seen to. For dessert we shared a Strawberry Shortcake. NYAJ has by far the best strawberry shortcake biscuit; firm and crunchy, like a bakery store muffin. Looking forward to coming again.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't say enough good thingsI can't say enough good things about the place. I've dined here probably 30 times over the last 5 years or so and a fantastic experience every time. One really positive aspect is that they will alter the various dishes to accommodate people with food allergies.
Note that, as with most great restaurants, they get busy at peak times and making reservations will help you avoid any wait.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways had good food and serviceAlways had good food and service here. It is not a favorite place to gather with my friends.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe totally enjoyed our dinner!We totally enjoyed our dinner! The food was delicious.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a good place to celebrateWas a good place to celebrate son's birthday. Am also pleased you have gluten free menu for people like my wife. You need to emphasize the availability of the menu in your advertising and even your revues. My kids have been here several times and have yet to have a bad experience. There was only one minor problem to which I partially attribute the over sensitivity of my granddaughter. She says she founs a couple of hairs in her onion soup. Even if there weren't any the waitress quickly replaced the soup for my granddaughter. I still doubt there really was a problem.
Thanks for the good time4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNYAJ is a favorite of mineNYAJ is a favorite of mine and my dinner didn't disappoint4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a Place to DineI love Not Your Average Joe's and was first introduced to it in Methuen at the Loop. My friends and I always chose to go there for dinner before attending a movie. I have recently discovered your restaurant in Burlington, and think I like it even better. The service and the food are outstanding.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Not Your Average Joe'sThe Not Your Average Joe's in Burlington is a bright, cheerful place to eat. The shrimp fettuccine with goat cheese pesto was incredible, tasty and beautiful. The goat cheese made the pesto creamy so it stuck to the pasta and sugar snap peas, roasted corn and red grape tomatoes gave it color and snap. The server was friendly and efficient, and didn't rush us. There was a good selection of wines available, as well as some unusual desserts such as S'Mores Creme Brulee. Delicious!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable and Popular eatery,Enjoyable and Popular eatery, Reservations recommended :) Nice mix of food, drinks and desserts.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMvisited the Burlington locationvisited the Burlington location on Saturday evening. Service was outstanding. Sat at bar. Bartender was Liz. Very very personable, friendly and attentive. Food was very
good. Will return soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of entreesGreat selection of entrees and enticing beverages. Our server was outstanding. Our party of 6 all had a great meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love NYAJ's, butWe always love NYAJ's, but this Burlington location is one of the best. We often meet here for family gatherings, and we are always treated fabulously by one of the best waitstaffs that has ever served me. Every waiter or waitress we've had has been exceptional -- personable, attentitive without hovering, and always willing to go above and beyond. The food is always good -- haven't had a single dish here that I didn't enjoy. If you don't know NYAJ's give it a try. Not a fancy place, but lots of excellent elements make it a special restaurant.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 7 of us (2 children) hadThe 7 of us (2 children) had a great time. The staff went out of the way to help meet my gluten free needs and when there was a problem with the pizza, they brought out an order of French fries to help tide us over. The food was tasty and in appropriate quantity.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time would go back.First time would go back. Nice place to meet friends for lunch.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good service.Great food, good service. Seating was a lttle uncomfottable and crowded. In s booth with table right up against chest which makes it hard to enjoy4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe paella was more like cioppinoThe paella was more like cioppino (in a tomato-based broth), but it was still quite good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff are amazing.The wait staff are amazing. They know their menu well. They must try every item because they can always tell you their favorites, and the best thing about each. I asked about an item that was not on their lunch menu, and was told "no problem. We can make that for you." We also thought the food was even better than other NYAJ's we have visited.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOpen table reservation workedOpen table reservation worked out great! We had lunch - food and service was very good, Couldn't comment on outdoor dining - still too chilly. No comment on evening atmosphere - it was lunchtime! Enjoyed specials from the menu,
Thanks to Amy4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress was awesome.Our waitress was awesome. (don't remember her name). Great food, service, etc.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at Joe'sMy wife and I were promptly greeted and seated. Our server was Arianna, whom we've had before and she was excellent. We shared a bottle of Kendall-Jackson Chardonney which was priced at $20 during the month-long 20 for 20 promotion. (20 selected brands of wine for $20; they are usually $5 to $10 more). I ordered the Chicken Mona Lisa Salad with Strawberries and my wife had a garden salad with grilled chicken - both were nice and fresh. We shared a passion fruit sorbet for dessert. Our visit was made extra-special by visits from managers Erin and Seth, who made sure that everything was perfect.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur recent visit to NYAJ reinforcedOur recent visit to NYAJ reinforced previous impressions of these restaurants (Burlington/Arlington): they are a wonderful value--providing good-very good food and excellent service at remarkably reasonable prices. With their eclectic menus, they also work very well for groups whose members have a variety of tastes in food. The restaurant was busy the night we were there, but service was attentive and we never came close to feeling pushed to eat our meal and leave. This is not fancy dining (though many fancier restaurants have not matched the service we have received in our NYAJ visits), but for a relaxed and dependably good night out, these restaurants are hard to beat.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food. Waitress, LizAwesome food.
Waitress, Liz was great. Super friendly, helpful and very knowledgable.
It was wine sample night, so that was a treat.
An, OMG, they really treat you special on your birthday. It is the place to go and celebrate a special day!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLast year I had to go Gluten-freeLast year I had to go Gluten-free and they had a good menu for this kind of diet. I had not been in for a little while and was happy to find a large, varied menu. Our waiter was very helpful with everything from start to finish. I can't wait to go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal - as always!We had a wonderful Easter dinner with our two 6 1/2 year old twins. Our server Jay, was exceptional. He thought of everything before I even asked for it! The food was great, as always!! We had such a relaxing meal and enjoyed our evening out.
Thanks for making our night out so enjoyable.
K. Wagner3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place in Burlington areaThis is my favorite place in all Burlington, MA and surrounding towns. Decent prices, very professional service, and amazing food. Their appetizers, entrees, and desserts are all unique and mouth watering. I often find myself saying, "Holy cow! I forgot food could taste like this!"3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great. My partyService was great. My party and I were very satisfied with our appetizer, meal, dessert, and drinks.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM