Great food and service tonight
We go here pretty frequently, since it's good grown-up food and they keep the kids happy, too. It's a treat for all of us.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Joes
Everything was very good except the temperature. Poor air conditioning has been an ongoing problem at NaJ's in Watertown. They had all winter to get it fixed!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always go to Joe's for our birthdays and we always have a nice time. The waiters are friendly and don't seem to mind kids. The focaccia is to die for, with that delicious olive oil, red pepper and parmesan. I could fill up on that alone. I have never ordered anything that is bad at Joe's. They try really hard to get your order right, but they're not always successful. I ordered the steak tips medium rare and they were rare, which I didn't mind, but last month I asked for my salmon medium rare, and it was medium. The peanut butter thing is a delicious dessert with oreo crust, peanut butter swirled ice cream, fresh whipped cream, and caramel and hot fudge sauces on the side. We love Joe's and we'll continue to come back every year.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice family dinner
First time with husband, grandfather, and 4 yr old. Great selection and plenty to choose from to fit entire parties needs. Prices range depending on what you order. We had coconut shrimps and sear sea scallops for appetizers and they were great. For entrees, we ordered steak tips, crabcake blt, and pulled pork sandwhich. Our 4 yr old had grilled cheese with fresh strawberries and oranges. We liked that the kids meals came with choice of fries, steamed veg, or fresh fruit. Everyone was pleased. We will definitely go back. For family of 4 including drinks and appetizers was under $90.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
despite being a chain this restaurant has great food,service.and is always consistent
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Air conditioner works
On a previous visit to Naj's we were hot a d uncomfortable. This time we were nice and cool.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to NYAJ's for years and keep coming back for the great food and wonderful service.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love all of the NYAJ locations we go to (about three of them regularly). Great when the kids (8 & 5) are with us or good for date night when they're not! Love the changing menu with new creative dishes every time, plus some good reliable standards.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time's a charm...
After dining at NYAJ Watertown a few weeks ago and having an experience that lacked great service, the manager contacted me and offered me a gift card and an apology is hopes of regaining my business.
Well, I am happy to report that I went back and not only was the food really good, but the service also matched. I had the watermelon sangria and the twisted mac and cheese, both were monthly specials and both we amazing! And what's not to love about the Peanut Butter Thing?!?!
Our server was very nice and kept up with all our needs, refills, etc. I will definitely be back to this location and look forward to more great monthly specials and more great service!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal Great Price
Had a great dinner out the other night. Granted the company was the primary reason; but the service, food, and surroundings contributed. NYAJ has a very relaxed, warm and friendly vibe to it. A bonus to my recent move from CT to MA. I'm really glad it's in my new neighborhood.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We might go back someday
For the most part, NYAJ knows how to cook for people with allergies. (Ours-peanut egg, milk, kiwi& gluten) The server brought out a GF roll for me. I didn't even have to ask. When placing our orders I was pleasantly surprised when told that the GF roll was dairy and egg free. Just a couple of minutes later, though, the chef came by to clarify. The roll, which my son and I had already tasted, DID have EGG in it.
Lucky for us, my son did not react to the amount of roll he had eaten (a very small bit). The rest of the meal was safe, and the manager came a couple of times to check on us.
I had expected more seasoning in the food, but his burger and my broiled chicken were fine.
Next time I'll bring spice packets and skip the rolls!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE LOVE THIS PLACE AND DON'T OFTEN HAVE ISSUES. THIS TIME THE FOOD CAME WITHIN 3 MINUTES OF THE APPETIZERS HAVING BEEN DELIVERED. THEY WERE VERY APPOLOGETIC AND EVEN PAID FOR THE APPS, BUT IT WAS JUST ANNOYING BECAUSE IT WAS A BIRTHDAY DINNER AND WE WANTED TO ENJOY OUR TIME WITH THE FAMILY. THE QUEEN BEE MARGARITA WITH LEMONADE WAS DELICIOUS, BUT WATCHING THE BARTENDER TAKE SIPS (MULTIPLE TIMES) OUT OF THE SHAKER AFTER SHE MADE A DRINK WAS GROSS AND ALMOST AS REVOLTING AS WATCHING HER SQUEEZE LIMES THRU HER FINGERS INTO THE DRINK. EHHHHHH. CLEARLY ISOLATED INCIDENTS (I HOPE), BUT THE FOOD AND HOSPITALITY IS SO SOLID HERE THAT IT WILL NOT DETER US FROM RETURNING.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Simple Night Out
Our family really enjoyed our experience at NYA Joe's. We had a friend join us who is a picky eater. The menu was diversified and pleasing to everyone. Two of us ordered off the special menu. The clam dish as excellent. Just enough and the dipping bread was so fresh. My son had the skewered chicken with peach salsa(?) or some peach salad. It too was excellent, although he complained that the chicken was served off the skewer and could have just been called chicken tips. He was a little disappointed, but managed to finish everything. The staff and management were excellent. We were greeted by the manager at our table and our server paid the utmost attention to us. We will return again soon.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can count on Not Your Average Joe's to give you a great meal every time!
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great experience.
We had a great experience. My family and I had dinner there recently everyone was friendly, the food was delicious, I had the
chicken cabonara it was great, we will be back! The waiter we had was great and was also very helpful answering a lot of
questions we were throwing at him about the new menu.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 10 and everyone
We had a group of 10 and everyone was very happy with their meals.
and our waiter Alex. We'll be back :)
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived on time,gave our name and were. When our guest arrived 5 minutes after us and was told that we had not arrived yet. I saw her and went and got her. Dinner was great but when we got home we received an email stating that our reservation was. Cancelled and we were listed as know shows. We were warned of the consequences of too many
"no shows". I called NAJs and reported the error and was told they might not. Be me to fix it. I am assuming that they did fix it since I received this survey. I love Open Table
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to our old haunts
Nyaj in Watertown is a great family option. Has a gluten free menu. Could use more simple kid veggie options like raw carrots or green beans.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor patio at night
The outside patio was WONDERFUL for a late 9pm dinner with friends. It was quiet, the lighting was low and we got amazing service. We were a group of 8 people and it felt like we were at a cozy outdoor dinner. Can't say enough about the lighting and ambience. That outdoor patio is AMAZING. I'll never sit indoors again.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Business Lunch!
Met a vendor there for a casual, fun business lunch. We sat on the patio and our server was funny and efficient. The food was great!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer Evening Gem
We came for a laid-back evening and had made a reservation for indoors dining. When we arrived via the rear entrance from the parking lot, we noticed that there several tables vacant on the patio, so we asked the patio host if we could dine there. He agreed to seat us and get word to the inside that we had switched. Nice table, lots of menu choices, great waitress.
Food was prompt, well prepared and delicious. If you have dessert, try the molten chocolate cake- easily shared by two, as it is very rixh.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to NYAJ's in Watertown for annual birthday visit (can't beat the offer of free entree and dessert). Shared crispy wontons with ahi tuna (very good) as well as a caprese salad (generous portion and very, very good). I had the Thai salmon and my husband had the grilled scallops - both meals were delicious. Finally, we shared a creme brulee cheesecake, which we ordered only, frankly, because it was free. We prefer the warm apple cinammon crepes but were told they are now a Fall/Winter offering. (How about making a summer version with peaches or plums or berries?)
We visit NYAJ's even when the entree and dessert are not free. Highly recommend for an easy, delicious meal for small or large group.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found joe's on trip advisor. We enjoyed the entire experience.l. The only negative was our waiter, very slow but got the job done. We were a party of 7.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I feel so lucky to have this restaurant in my neighborhood.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out for a date night. Only negatives were the AC was too cold and waiter was just ok. Food was yummy! Overall enjoyed the night out.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried out the Wineday Special
A friend and I took advantage of a warm September evening and tried out the Wineday special while sitting on the outdoor patio. The Wineday (Wednesday only) special is a great value. For $40, you get two entrees (about 8 to choose from) and a bottle of wine (about 8-10 to choose from). The entrees were good, solid, typical NYAJs entrees. Not exciting, but good "home cooking". We both had the mustard chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans and shared a bottle of Albarino (a very good Spanish white wine). The service was excellent and the outdoor setting on a warm evening was just perfect. Would definitely recommend it for a good mid-week treat.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend the scallops
I had the rosemary scallops, and that was delicious! My husband tried an entree from the specials list -- chicken mozambique. He didn't like it at all. The waiter offered to switch it for something else, and the problem was solved so quickly. He ordered the cod, which he has had before and he likes. The kitchen brought the order out to our table so quickly, which was nice of them. Overall, we were pleased with the service and the food.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitstaff was very attentive and brought over different food dishes and beverages at the appropriate times.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food at a good price
I enjoyed not your Average Joe's despite the noise level, but I prefer quietness. The food is good. They do entertaining cocktails and mocktails (I love being able to get a white sangria). And it doesn't bust your budget. Saturday had great service even though our waitress was clearly busier as the evening got later.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent, affordable, fun
The food is consistently good, service is friendly and excellent, atmosphere is fun -- it's everything you want in an affordable, "go-to" Resturant. The menu is big without being overwhelming and monthly specials keep things interesting.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son has nut and egg allergies.
My son has nut and egg allergies. They have always been very accommodating and reassuring. Servers are great as is the food.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were at the Watertown location . There were 5 of us and we had not been together in quite awhile. So needless to say there was a lot of talking and laughing you going on. We were there quite awhile before we even ordered the waitress was fabulous
-- never once did we feel rushed or hassled. She was very attentive and continually refilled our sodas and water. Assured us many times to take our time, relax and enjoy our evening. It was a great environment to socialize and talk because you could hear ea h other without having to scream over load music or a loud bar area. I will definitely go back
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is great here-food, staff, service. I love dining here!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We each loved what we had.
We each loved what we had. One had the meatloaf and the other the lemon chicken. Everything was cooked perfectly. We had a fantastic waitress. She was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend eating here.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love going here for dinner. We also try on occasion to make it to NYAJ early to take advantage of their appetitser specials.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent neighborhood spot
I recently moved to Watertown and this restaurant is within walking distance from my home. I've been here a couple of times in the last couple of months and it's a great local spot to grab a bite to eat or a drink.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service -wonderful wine
great service -wonderful wine prices-My wife has food alergies and at not you average joes they make evry effort to take care of them without a fuss.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A regular pick
I really like the menu options, the seasonal sangria was GREAT and our waitress was really good. Definitely recommend.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vietnamese salmon was fantastic; great strawberry shortcake for dessert!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good with allergies
My wife has food allergies and once she told them they were great about letting her know what she could and could not eat.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I usually choose to go out for my birthday dinner at Not Your Average Joe's. We enjoy both the interesting menu and the great service that the Watertown location provides. The managers are always present and engaged with the patrons which is a special touch for a restaurant that is a chain. It makes us feel like Joe's is a local family owned business.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's one of my favorite restaurants, and I love coming here with friends! Food was great, and the bread and oil is to die for.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant!
We have eaten at Not Your Average Joe's every time we come to
visit family in Belmont. The food is great and it's very kid-friendly
which is nice because we alway take our grandson. The other
nice thing is their menu which has so many choices that everyone
is sure to find something they will like!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of retired teachers met for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals and our waiter was attentive and personable. Pretty sure he enjoyed our dinner experience as much as we did!!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for my birthday and
We went for my birthday and had a great experience. We had great service, very attentive and manager came over to apologize for long wait for food as one entree, which was vegetarian, was not prepared as such and that they were preparing a new version. We didn't even think about the wait time and hadn't complained so this was a nice surprise since they also gave us the meal complementary. We would definitely return and thank the manager and staff for this experience.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Winesday is a great girls night out! the special with the bottle of wine and 2 entrees for $40 is a best bet. the chicken enchiladas left a lot to be desired. while plate was hot, the food was just warm - something I find a lot at Joe's. The enchilada wrapper was thick and doughy, the filling not all that great. I scraped the filling out but ended up not really eating much of any of it.
the server was very nice and attentive.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great value!
We love NYAJ as a place to take friends and have a wonderful meal a prices significantly less than the restaurants closer to our house in Chestnut MA. We have tried several new restaurants that have opened up in Chestnut Hill, but we will continue to go to NYAJ instead. Same if not better quality food and the tab is 30% less. NYAJ is always good -- fresh ingredients, nice presentation, terrific wait staff.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here for lunch, service and food was great. The host was very kind and the server was very attentive. Overall a great experience.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
improved food quality and service
Lauren was our server, she was excellent. She was not aggressive, just, polite, helpful and informative with the details on the dishes we were interested in on the menu. We loved the salmon, with rice and vegetables. This experience was so much better than my last one in Watertown , NYAJ. The service and food preparation were well improved, 100%. On my previous visit , I had a turkey burger that was not fully cooked. When I asked to have it recooked , I was told that it is normal to have turkey burgers served pink in the middle. I waited a long time to return, and had a great salmon dinner with rice , vegetables and wine. the service and food were excellent. thank you Lauren.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined with a group of seven
Dined with a group of seven which included three very young children. The kids meals were brought out quickly to keep them happily occupied. Appreciate that the staff was attentive to our needs. Like that the menu revolves a bit to showcase new items so it's not the same-ol'-same-ol'. Food was flavorful. Will certainly return . . . again [and inevitably, again!].
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM