Not Your Average Joe's Needham
Mom's ChoiceOur Mom chose NYAJ's in Needham for her Mother's Day dinner. Needless to say, Mom was right! We've dined at NYAJ's in the past, and we have always, without exception, had a great experience. The menu consistently offers fresh and creative cuisine, and there's something new to try each time we visit. Our waiter was very personable and efficient - our meals didn't sit a moment in the kitchen and were served hot. We love the fresh bread and dipping oil - fabulous! We had the new "founder's flounder" with a delicious cucumber, tomato and coriander salsa; meat loaf; and herb-crusted haddock. All compliments to the chef from our table! We give NYAJ's a perfect 10.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best as UsualWent to Not Your Average Joes this past weekend after my daughters high school play. We arrived a little early for our 9:30 reservation. Our table and waiter were waiting. Service was outstanding as it always is at NYAJ's. Our food came quickly and was delicious, our waiter made sure that our glasses were never empty. Will definitely return to this great and convenient in town restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good time. Delicious food.NYAJ does not disappoint if you are looking for good, real food, and a pleasant atmosphere. Very accommodating (we wanted a quieter nook so our very distractable baby would eat her food, and didn't feel like we were inconveniencing the to ask. Not the largest dining room so it can get a bit loud as it fills up. Specials generally rotate monthly, and the regular menu has a good variety from pizza to meatloaf to scallops etc. so should please anyone.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and drinks! TheGreat food and drinks! The creative menus are always a bonus to this restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI dine here often and theI dine here often and the food is consistently excellent. Service is friendly and manager always checks in to make sure we are pleased with our experience. Restaurant can be a bit loud at times, but not terribly offensive. Some of the waitstaff is young/inexperienced.
I am always pleased with my meals, the service and the value. Will continue to dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Needham.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress Katherine wasOur waitress Katherine was fabulous. She was really helpful with the kids' orders especially. The hostess was totally clueless. We had a reservation at 5pm on a Sunday(and two small children), and they didn't seat us for 10 minutes. During this early time, two other small groups arrived and were told by the hostess that there was a 20 minute wait, even though there were clearly empty tables. Both groups left to eat elsewhere.
My special shrimp, pesto pasta was DELICIOUS, and we always love the focaccia bread. The peanut butter thing dessert is really, really good.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood reliable choiceAlways reliable, safe choice. All the food was good and portions generous so we had a lot to take home. Short rib could have been softer in the pasta dish. Personally I would like to see more veggie options as there is little choice for non meat eaters.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Cheesecake How Great Thou RFood was spectacular. Margarita was a bit flat...not the best I've had. Servers were good and coupon very generous. Cheesecake was amazing.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were saying goodbye toWe were saying goodbye to a colleague and had an absolutely wonderful lunch to do this. The food was great, the waiter attentive and we had a lovely afternoon.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - no pressure toGreat food - no pressure to vacate table even though busy. Much appreciated3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy the food andAlways enjoy the food and service. Great gift from restaurant for a birthday.
The staff was very accomodating and allowed me to stay at a table even after I informed them that my wife's train was going to be late.
They were very patient.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove your restaurant.We always enjoy our meal. Most important...i have celiac disease and your menu offers great gf options. Staff is very knowlegeable in regards to my disease. Love the gluten free roll i get too3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service, breadGood food, good service, bread which you can make a meal of all by itself!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fun!The hostess was pleasant and seated us promptly. Our waiter was great and nicely attentive throughout our stay. I asked if the louder than usual music could be turned down and it was done quikly with a smile. Lunch came in a timely manner and was delicious. This is one of my favorite places and never fails to please me.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM