We were very pleased with
We were very pleased with way we were taken care of. The reservation was waiting for us,
they sat us right down, the waiter was pleasant, the food was great. All in all it was a great experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is an asset
This restaurant is an asset to the town of Arlington with its reliable, not overly expensive food, and pleasant wait-staff.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good, nice to go
Food was good, nice to go to a place where you can make a reservation - too many out there where you can't. Very eclectic menu - lots to choose from.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good neighborhood spot
My wife and I eat at Joe's in Arlington at least once a month. The food and service are always consistent. It's a very good neighborhood restaurant.
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, consistent quality
We have been going to NYAJ since they opened. I don' think we have EVER had a bad meal. Food is fresh, servings are appropriate. Needless to say, since we are regulars we are treated warmly with our habits remembered. They will tailor most any dish. I have special dietary needs and they accomodate any changes to the menu item.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although it was really busy,
Although it was really busy, food arrived at the table in a timely fashion.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all had a great time. The 2 teenage daughters had never been and liked it as well. Our waitress was awesome. Looks like we picked the right place for Mother's Day!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
My wife and I go to Joe's in Arlington several times a month. The food is always quite good as is the service and the meals are very reasonably priced. We've never been disappointed. If I have one complaint it is the kitchen can get backed up when the restaurant is packed.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
grand place to eat
great food, great prices, great service, a wonderful dining experience
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food for the entire family.
My kids are alway glad to go to NYAJ's and my wife and I both enjoy the food there as well.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very versatile for food and comfort
Six of us women went for dinner and everyone enjoyed it!. We were seated at a round booth, perfect for our get together, and the food and drinks were very good. Five of us ate the rosemary skewered scallops which were a big hit. I ordered the ahi tuna salad and liked it very much.
The ladies commented on how much they liked the bread and dipping oil.
We have been there many times before and we find consistency and comfort. Our waiter, I forget his name was very accommodating and had a sense of humor.
Overall, we like NYAJ for its consistency and comfort!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very kid friendly. Casual.
Very kid friendly. Casual. Nice decor. Portion sizes reasonable. Eclectic spin on traditional dishes. Call ahead or make a reservation because it can be busy.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for lunch!
Good American food. You can bring your kids there! Loved it. Service was great too!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Family Favorite
Teenagers, adults, grandparents all find good choices of food that's well prepared. It's not quiet --lots of younger families there on a Friday night. Good crowd good food good service. Mediterranean dishes are particularly good.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and location
We had a seating arrangement that was awkward for eight people. The food was excellent. I would certainly go there again.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Pre-Concert Dinner
We attended a concert at the nearby Regent Theater in downtown Arlington, and NYAJoe's is a great place to get together with friends or just have dinner before the event. There is a parking lot a block away and the food and drinks are very enjoyable. The menu is varied and the food is prepared to order, so special requests can be (and were) honored.
The service was friendly, attentive and efficient - perhaps almost overly attentive, as we were asked several times how things were going and if we needed anything. That said, I'd rather have too much service than not enough.
Enjoyable overall for the food, casual but not slovenly ambiance, location and service.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
My wife and I go to Joe's in Arlington at least once a month. It's a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is good, reasonably priced, and the service is always good.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Good Choice for Family
Good menu, very good service, family friendly, parking available. Consistently good experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, I have never been disappointed at Not your Average Joe's regardless of which location I go to. I like the new menu, with some new items and alot of the old favorites.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Updated, brighter interior!
Brighter interior - ceiling now light, decor also - gives it a cheery feeling. Food quality remains high, as does creativity on menus and for specials. I had the chickpea crusted flounder with hummus - the dish used the lemony taste in the hummus to complement the flounder.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
My wife and I eat at Joe's in Arlington frequently. The food is good, reasonably priced and the service is great. Definitely a place for good meal. They've recently re-decorated and overall, the restaurant feels more open. The weird lights, however, leave a bit to be desired.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have eaten here 3 or 4 times in the last year, since family moved to Arlington. This restaurant is never a disappointment. Even without a reservation, the wait-time has been reasonable. The staff is always up-beat, efficient, knowledgeable about the menu, and courteous.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great time!!!
The whole experience was great. We were all pleased with our meals and dessert. The bread is, as always, delicious. The waitress was hardly 20, but was very pleasant and completely on top of our party the whole time. Much better service than we have had anywhere else in a long while! Will be back!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Joe's is way beyond average!
The big treat for me is always the Waldorf salad. I cannot tell you how many people I have turned on to that dish. Simply my favorite restaurant in the Boston area.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new menu additions
It was nice to see some new items on the menu like the chicken enchiladas with poblano crema which was delicious. While I love the wide variety of items they serve, it can be boring after awhile despite the "specials". The enchiladas will definitely be a new favorite. Some new drinks were also a welcome addition to the usual choices. I really appreciate that you can reserve a table since, otherwise, we might never get a table during the busy dinner time.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't come to NYAJ's that often, but when I do, food is always very good. I sampled a friend's chicken parm stack, which was better (and better looking) that what I'd ordered at nearby Italian restaurant a few days before. Special shout out to our waiter. I mentioned that I'd signed up for the birthday special (free entrée & dessert), but had never gotten whatever NYAJ's sends out allowing me to take advantage of it. I pulled out my driver's license to show that it was the day after my b-day; he said, "Sure, no problem" and we weren't charged for my entrée or dessert. Very good way to treat customers.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Redesign is great
Décor has been updated and menu specials are always good. One of my favorites!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great neighborhood restaurant
Our latest meal at Joe's in Arlington was as usual very good. The food and service is quite predictably good. My only complaint is that the new theme of the restaurant, a sort of western ranch look complete with the wait staff wearing checkered shirts, is just off the mark. Who ever came up the idea for the new decoration should think about finding a new line of work.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always A Guaranteed Good Time
I'm not usually disappointed at NYAJ's, especially at the Arlington restaurant, and if something doesn't come out right they immediately find a way to correct it. Dinner was delicious, service very attentive, and overall experience very pleasant.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food, great price
The meals are prepared with interesting ingredients using local sources. Great prices make NYAJ a favorite.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYAJ changed their restaurant layoff and we found it much more inviting and open. The foods was great, the service was great and an overall great experience!!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good with a
Food was very good with a varied menu. Server was prompt and attentive. We were attending a show at a local theater and appreciated the fact that the server noted this, expedited our order and applied the discount without being asked. A great value for the price. Have been there before and will return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every year on my birthday I come down to the Arlington location with my birthday coupon. Every year the staff is friendly and efficient. They always give great recommendations when asked. They check on you enough times to make sure your requests are met without being annoying. The new look of this location is beautiful and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends and family. The food is always fantastic, especially the strawberry shortcake on the dessert menu. And every year I always look forward to the next birthday I get to spend with Joe's. Will definitely be eating here again soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Design and Great Food
The food is always great - my wife and I enjoy trying out their seasonal specials. We like to predict whether the special will make it on the main menu or not. I remember when the Rosemary Skewered Scallops were a special - so happy it made it to the main menu as it is one of my favorite dishes. This season we really like their Autumn Spice Sangria and Pork Two Ways!
Service is great, with only one exception as he does not come across as very personable. We like the new renovations and really enjoy sitting in the spacious bar area. It would be a better place if there was outdoor seating in the warmer months.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
neighborhood go-to for lunch/dinner
Arlington's "Joe" is welcoming and I don't think I've ever waited more than 15 minutes without a reservation. Service is good, food is good, noise level is good....what's not to like?
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch on a Sunday
Went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon -- had to wait a bit since they don't open until noon on Sunday, but got seated right away once the doors opened. Excellent food and tap list. We'll be back.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic meal and
We had a fantastic meal and the server was the best ever!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal for the entire family
Another great experience at NYAJ's. My family always enjoys what we order and the bread and oil/cheese/chili flaky dip is great. Hard to go wrong at NYAJ's in Arlington.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disappointment
We were seated promptly and our server appeared as soon as we had gotten settled. Service was efficient and friendly. Food was great. The crayons and puzzles are a great touch. Will be back soon.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Your Average Joe's has
Not Your Average Joe's has something for everyone. With 4 kids, it's hard to find a restaurant that everyone likes, but this is it! We often take guests with eating restrictions here since there are vegetarian and healthy menu items. The food is creatively presented and delicious. We are never disappointed when we choose this restaurant.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
high new booths
Always reliable and varied menu. Great peanut butter thing for dessert. Wait staff in friendlier uniforms. Portion sizes coming down. Great tasting food choices.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant--employees so awesome and the food it terrific! We have been many time and will continue to return.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Dining Experience
The title describes the experience that I had on my birthday. The food was great and the waitress was very attentive. I would highly recommend this place
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I eat at Joe's several times during the month. The food and service are consistently good. I must admit that the switch to checkered shirts for the servers isn't at all in keeping with the type of restaurant that it is. The same for the really ugly ranch style lights. The decorator should be successful elsewhere.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the service
I was one of a group of seven people who met for lunch at NYAJ and had a very enjoyable time. The menu was varied, food was good, and our server delightful. We lingered for rather a long time, but no one gave us the evil eye or made us feel hurried.... it was much appreciated!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was my wife's birthday, and she asked that we all go to NYAJs, and so all four of us went. We had a wonderful time, and everyone enjoyed his or her dinner. We'll go back, and it does have to be a birthday.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and great food
We had an average experience with out meal but the manager corrected a mistake made by the kitchen then went out of his way to correct a billing error as well. Much appreciated customer service.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had to wait
We had a great dinner, as we have come to expect from NYAJs. However, despite having a reservation we had to wait more than 20 minutes for a table. Then they seated us in the bar area at a high table. They never asked if that would be OK. Since we had waited so long, we sat there, but I am very uncomfortable at hight ables and would not do it again.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must visit!
The food is creative, fresh and delicious! We could note have had a friendlier server. Great night out with the family.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were thrilled to be able
We were thrilled to be able to make a reservation ahead as when we arrived, the place was packed and had many customers waiting. That being said, the staff worked hard to accommodate everyone. We lucked out with our table as was in a far corner so lower customer traffic. Food is always very good and cooked to order.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM