Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston

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Joe's at Newbury is located in the heart of Back Bay. For more than 30 years, Joe’s American Bar & Grill has stayed true to its roots. From our kitchen to your table, each dish we serve is New England inspired, made from scratch, and always tailored to your taste. At Joe’s, it’s not just a meal, it’s an experience.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 1513 People Are Saying
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LD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Service was great, clearly those that work there care a lot about Joe's, but it was so noisy it was really difficult to enjoy a meal and the food was just OK.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Great experience

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good and it was a little quieter inside the restaurant. Great service and menu has a variety of options.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lobster Benedict and crab cake Benedict. Both were very tasty. The breakfast potatoes were the perfect pairing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly! We enjoyed our meal!

KS
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Perhaps I'm too old for this place on a Saturday night (I'm 52). Table was not ready at the time of our reservation; we waited on the street until they paged us; service was friendly but crazy slow. They took drink orders right away but amazingly our food arrived before our drinks. Music was too loud and the place is just loud generally. Gotta say the prime rib was delicious but this place is just too big and too busy for its own good.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nous avons adoré notre soirée chez Joe's.
Merci à notre serveur Robert pour l'excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was quite good. A bit noisy. On top of the conversations they really didn’t need music playing throughout

MP
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding. Very attentive. The food was good. We all had a breakfast sandwich - egg bacon cheese. Plenty of it. The coffee as good.

AG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and a great atmosphere in a convenient location in Boston

KS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and location of this restaurant. The food was great, and the service was very good.

EI
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gracious staff. Fresh food. Varied menu to satisfy every appetite. We all had a lovely time.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great....

KH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with a group of 8 girls and our waitress was amazing! Very accommodating and willing to split the bill 8 ways. We were a rambunctious group after being excited to reunite and she was happy for us!

DI
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good service, good menu. Only problem was that it was too loud, with the noise from other patrons exacerbated by loud music.

JR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite chains in Boston! Service is fantastic and the staff is lovely. Great food for the value

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, fun atmosphere.

RV
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place always come for a visit when we are in Boston

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little disappointed with communication by hostess. Told to stand over by wall after arriving for reservation. Waited 30 minutes to be seated, after repeatedly asking status of reservation. Very little explanation til end, when informed they were waiting for a certain table to open. Empty tables sat empty while we waited.

Server was efficient and attentive.

RM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service—place was busy but service was flawless! My burger was cooked to order perfectly!

MD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall.

C
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Joe’s has been around for a long time and food and service have been consistent good.

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary Jo our server was excellent especially with my allergies

MM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great late night meal. Our Server was excellent as was menu and food portions. Very good value and we will return

k
Manchester
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. For me as an ex resident and frequent Visitor to Boston, this place sums up classic American dining at a decent price point, with a real Bostonian vibe. Sport, politics, beer and burgers!!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Ordered the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese. It was the best that I have ever had! Can’t wait to go back again.

MV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very loud, had a hard time having a conversation with a party of 4. Server was not very attentive had no refills on drinks.

CA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious nacho's and yummy drinks! Great casual place.

k
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, great vibe, average service. Clam chowder was excellent as was the lobster ravioli. My son and husband had steak burgers which they said were also very good. The bill was over $100 for 3 people and no alcohol...probably about average for Boston. We would stop by again if in the area.

SF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesus was an excellent server, and the entertainment was great. Very enjoyable to hear, great food, and beautiful weather!!!

GW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant meal in a good atmosphere

KJ
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mussels we all shared as an appetizer were amazingly good, never had them that way before.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always our go too in Boston! The steaks are amazing!!!

GM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The Mac & cheese was the best dish ordered. The tuna salad was fresh and the lobster roll was good but the blend of cheeses in the Mac & cheese served in a small cast iron skillet was the overall winner. We were walking from Chinatown to Fenway for a game and this seemed like a good place to stop.

j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating and we appreciated that. Service was outstanding, food very good, and we would return. For a small chain, they do have reliably good food! You might expect otherwise.

a
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

After resolving an initial service issue (our table was ignored for at least 12 minutes, despite making eye-contact with staff in other sections), everything else was excellent: the food was good, the prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere appropriate for a Sunday morning brunch.

Y
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is 1000% better than that awful place across the street!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The server never offered refills and didn’t course our meals properly. We were there for a giant meal and ordered four courses, but she lumped everything together. Both steaks were over cooked, I sent mine back and it came out in a timely manner which was great. We wanted to order wine with our steaks, but the server never came back, so we sat there with no beverages. Food was good, but I would most likely not return.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Outside and inside host stands do not coordinate well. Wait staff is spread out all over the place and is slow. Food was ok. Had to change tables from inside to outside due to noise level on inside and server being slow. Staff merely told us to go from one host stand to another host stand.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We love Joes and come very frequently, but this time was just off. Ordered two Honey Chicken Salads and it didn’t have sesame noodles, mesclun or romaine - only had iceberg. We always order these salads, so we know how it should come prepared. When we questioned the server he said that they were all out of other lettuces. Pepper grinder was empty on the table and had a hard time getting the servers attention to replace it. We will be back, but wasn’t too pleased with this visit.

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