Not Your Average Joe's Lansdowne
Not Your Average Joe's Lansdowne

Not Your Average Joe's Lansdowne

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nyajoes.com/
  • Phone: 5713335637
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Lansdowne
What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We're creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Not Your Average Joe's Lansdowne reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (82)great for lunch (71)great for outdoor dining (60)kid-friendly (60)fit for foodies (50)good for groups (46)special occasion (33)great for brunch (27)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (18)romantic (15)notable wine list (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Just ok
    JCW83
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have eaten here several times and usually leave wishing the food had been better. We had gone in for the lobster roll special and were dissappointed that they were out. The bread and dipping oil is the best. Our appetizers, Flatbread and BBQ ribs were good. However, the Meatloaf was bland and dry, and some of the steak on the wedge salad was gristly and inedible. Our waitress was in such a hurry that after asking if I wanted an appetizer, ran off without asking my husband if he wanted anything. This happened again when checking if we wanted dessert. We may go back for the bar and appetizers, since it's so close to home.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Needs Work
    GEO11001001VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Waited for dirty plates to be removed for over 25 minutes. A different waiter finally came by and asked us if we were done. Walked away and never took the plates, never asked about desert, or coffee, anything. 10 more minutes went by, first waiter finally came back by, took our dirty plates and gave us our check. I felt like, 'Thanks for coming, now get out."
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I took advantage of their birthday coupon for a free entree and dessert and wasn't disappointed! I had a fabulous dinner celebrating my birthday with a dear friend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great spot for family outings.Once you sign up, on your birthday you receive a free entree & dessert. They take reservations and can handle large groups. Service is very friendly and responsive. They encourage you to order your selection modified to your taste(e.g.: swap sides, sauce on the side, ect.). Food is served hot and as ordered. The manager seems really interested in receiving your opinions and suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience
    hpaul29
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our waitress was absolutely divine, she listened ,asked and was very friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5th Wedding Anniversary at Joes
    Cruisingbuddies
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband & I along with our dear friends from NC enjoyed a most wonderful dinner at Joe's last Friday night, Aug. 8th. Michael was our server and he was absolutely the "BEST" for taking care of the 4 of us. What can I say, Joe's food & drinks are the TASTIEST & GREATEST in Loudoun County!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly great
    Andrew
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Love the focaccia with olive oil and parmesan that is brought to the table when you are seated. I had the fisherman's stew, which was okay. I personally would have made the sauce/broth a little creamier and/or thicker with a little more lobster flavor. This was the ONLY time I have ever been even a little disappointed with the food. Our waitress was a complete professional! She was attentive, friendly, and polite without being intrusive. She could give lessons to wait-staff everywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ShelliVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Excellent service and delicious food! I've eaten here twice in 3 days. My guests and I have enjoyed veggie spring rolls, cobb and caesar salads, jambalaya, and I loved the delicious dipping oil and bread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding, creative American
    Neen
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my first visit and I wanted to try EVERYTHING on the menu! Will be back as soon as I get a chance! Bill was relatively inexpensive, too! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dinner
    Betty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    NYAJ is a fun, casual restaurant with creative, good food. Prices are moderate. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have eaten here many time and are never disappointed. They serve consistently good food in a friendly, courteous, clean environment. It was nice that they had a gluten free dessert for my guest.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a group of 11 people.
    JnLMcD
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a group of 11 people. The staff was wonderful. The waiter had no issues in providing separate checks for us. They even got our order served correctly to each member of our group. The food was excellent. I had the steak tips, which were cooked perfectly. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great Service
    Trekev
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Absolutely fantastic place to eat. Went there on a date and the service was spot on. Our waitress was attentive and timely, the food came out quickly. I had the Mango Chicken Kebobs, they were great but the portions were a little small. The wine was good too. The downsides were the situation on the patio outside. it was a little crowded and there were a ton of flies and insects buzzing around while I was trying to enjoy my meal. The table next to me had a birthday part with several children and they were FREAKING OUT about the insects. However, the manager handled it very professionally and with a lot of tact.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place!
    ChristineO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've never had a bad experience here. Love the servers, food, and management.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a Bad Meal Here
    brownieoneVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Second time dining at this Lansdowne location and we were once again not disappointed. The nice thing about Not Your Average Joe's is the always changing seasonal/special menu. Really we can just stick to that and have a unique and awesome meal. (Regular menu is varied and delicious too though.) Thanks again and we will see you shortly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always excellent
    Jackie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I'm a regular customer at Not Your Average Joe's, and they never fail to provide a fantastic dining experience! The food is always excellent; bar drinks are perfectly made. Their summer sangrias are always the best I've had. The food is always cooked to perfection, and the wait staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. On top of all that, their prices are excellent! I'll always recommend them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not GREAT.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went for dinner outside on their patio. Food was good but not great. We went there for their Gluten Free Menu which was extensive and that is reason enough for my family to go because that is hard to find. I am a big "restaurant snob" - if it's not better than I would make at home, I'd rather stay in. This was good but, one thing I could not get past was that we asked for butter for our gluten free bread basket and it came in a dirty dish and was partially melted, partially not. Not appealing and kind of set the mood. Again - I realize that is picky but, dirty dishes make me wonder....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Sunday Lunch
    Annetastes
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sitting beside the lovely flowers on the terrace, we enjoyed a delicious and filling lunch. A really good option in this area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lax54VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The menu does a great job at making the food come across as flavorful and delicious. Unfortunately, the execution is bland and unattractive. Don't waste your time with the underwhelming offerings at this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ddodson@gammaflux.com
    kitty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time I ate there, we had a group of 7. Food was very good, and the desserts to die for.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BmalzVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Best meal we have had out in a long time!!! Everything was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place with an ecclectice menu
    JAMSINVA
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner here. It was a return visit for a birthday celebration and my hubby had to try something new for his meal while I stuck with a dish I had previously and loved. Only sad thing was that we ordered an appetizer that never showed up and when my salad came out first, that should have been the tip-off. Our waiter came back to check on us as I was finishing the salad & we asked about the appetizer....turns out someone else had taken it to a different table. (That's the problem with multiple food servers...sigh) Needless to say, we were sad we didn't get the appetizer we ordered, but it was removed from the bill, so all was well.) Food/Drinks were good & refills were plentiful. Peanut Butter Thing Dessert was yummo!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Supper
    Mark
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food choices and quality were very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected excellence
    gr8food
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We took our daughter and her family to dinner and were delighted to have a waiter who was so friendly to the children, knew the menu like the back of his hand, made excellent recommendations and handled special requests with a lot of grace. All of us, even the six year old, are looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service
    Mactommy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We really like Not Your Average Joe and have gone there several times. The food is good the the service we believe is outstanding. We seem to learn something new each time we go. The service is good the the manager will stop and say hello.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evolving menu
    brownieoneVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Six of us dined tonight and no two people ordered the same entree. All were hits! They apparently have a revolving specials menu, switching it up monthly, and there is plenty there to order that you don't have to even touch their very interesting normal menu. Prices weren't too bad either for this quality of cuisine. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We just love Joe's
    MamaJames
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It is always good, period. Food, ambience, service- it is beyond good, it's wonderful. That's why we keep going back! The menu is constantly experiencing slight changes which are just enough to be interesting, not jarring, and every bite is always delicious. How do they do it?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Robert was spectacular
    Blondegirl
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had Robert G. for our server. He had very good knowledge of the menu because he had personally tried the dishes. He was very accomodating and had excellent energy and personality. He is by far the BEST server we have had to date. I did give the manager feed back Friday evening because I know all to well that people only comment when things don't go right. Robert was FANTASTIC and he made our experience so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restaurant
    kayceeintulsaVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great menu that appeals to one and all. Always adding new items while updating favorites.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food is knowhere near as good as it used to be. Don't know if they have a new chef.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great!
    ArgonautVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We eat here pretty regularly but haven't been in since the menu changed in the last few weeks. Our server, A-DUBS (Alex Wayne ...) recommended the chicken. I had decided to have the pork. When I ordered the pork, A-DUBS told me the pork was sold out, so I decided to try the chicken. It was an outstanding choice! My wife had the always-good meatloaf. Alex was attentive, cheerful, helpful - an outstanding server. Food overall was good. It was a bit noisy, but not oppressive. We always enjoy the good cooking, reasonable servings, and friendly atmosphere. A five!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Above Average
    Jaxwall
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was not our first visit to Joe's . . . we were lured in by the email and $10 coupon to try the new spring menu items. We were disappointed that there was not a "non avocado" salsa option for the nachos - my husband is allergic to avocado, so we didn't order this item. We did get the Cod and Crab Cake which was delicious. It seems that the college crew is home for the summer and waiting tables here. With such generous portion sizes, my husband and I typically order an appetizer, an entree to split, and add on the side salad.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find!
    MPB54
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Stumbled upon this using Open Table app. Based on a quick look at their menu I was anxious to try it out. We went on Mother's day so place was packed. We had a reservation and walked right to our table in as planned. Service was really a surprise and everyone was quick and very professional. Seemed higher level than I expected based on price range. I loved the bread, and flavor of the cheese and oil/spice dip setup while you chat and catchup. We had seven in the party and everyone tried a different entrée so we got a good look and test of the variety offered (still a few more I'm now anxious to go back and try!). Food was fantastic and delivered to the table in a very reasonable turn. I'll be back - soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Blondegirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband took me out for Mother's Day and it was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the strawberry shortcake was hands down the best I have EVER had. Hit the spot for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was terrible. Went for Mother's Day and just expected better food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for food allergies
    foodallergy228
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mom has some hard dietary restrictions (gluten and dairy), and it is so hard to find a restaurant where she has appetizing choices. I took her here for Mother's Day and we were not disappointed. They have a huge gluten free menu, and they were also very sensitive to making other changes. Even though our order was somewhat complex (change of dressing on salad, change of chicken, witholding cheese, gluten free bread, dipping oil without parmesan), they accomplished it perfectly the first time-- that's never happened before. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The menu is not overwhelming and the food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Scott
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The quality of the food and the service at NYAJ is always good. We know that if we want a good experience we can stop here. Prices are reasonable too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent!
    BritneyB
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food & service were excellent as usual. Always a great experience. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good price
    FishbowlGuy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The service was outstanding, attentive without being annoying. The place was packed, which makes the service even more impressive. I had pot stickers for the appetizer, my wife had the coconut shrimp, both were good, mine was better. I had the chicken enchiladas, which were amazing. My wife had steak frites, hangar steak, perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.