Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston

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$30 and under
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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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Dallas
113 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was outstanding. Was very accommodating. Everything was prepared as requested and the salad was fresh and included some excellent croutons. My only mistake was forgetting to request the gravy on the side. The guys at the bar nearby were entertaining with their conversation about sports. It was a great evening overall.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe’s is a great place to meet up with friends or family for any occasion. The restaurant is really clean, the staff is super friendly, and the food is delicious. The menu is not too expensive either and is well worth it. We went for my birthday and the staff did a great job of making us feel welcomed. The cocktails are great as well!

DO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waitress was horrendous , came by twice and we had to find her to pay and then she was rude

m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Waiter, Dan,at high tops was great. Treated us so respectfully Would come back because of him. Boston at Newberry St

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff and great food

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice table sunlight was right in my husbands eyes with no way to lower shade since it was coming in sideways and no shade for that. Food was good as was service noise level was very loud difficult for conversation without yelling

l
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made reservations for New Years and had a marvelous dinner with GREAT cocktails and delicious food. Great location with a short stroll to Copley Sq. for fireworks at midnight.

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter, service was wonderful and the buffalo chicken dip was the best!

ER
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Joes for lunch on New Years Eve. We were a big group. They seated us on time. The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent (think his name was John). We ate at a bunch of places over the holiday and this was by far the best.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was the greatest!!! Service was perfect and enjoyed the restaurant surroundings. A little expensive but location responsible for that factor.

S
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food. Enjoyed with my wife and 2 little ones. Will look to go back when in Boston again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location, menu and food. Waiter was a bit lacking.

E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good but the service was incredibly slow

BG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family dinner here. Channing our server treated us very well. We ate here twice and would go back again if we had not run out of time. Great place.

S
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Joe's Bar & Grill on Newbury is our favorite! Always great food and service!

L
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went because it was local. Food was mediocre. Had the tuna appetizer, mussels and a BLT. Quite over rated. During lunch. Service was so-so. Took forever to bring is desert, so we canceled it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I searched for a restaurant open Christmas Day in Boston.
Joes had the best menu selection and location. We enjoyed Shrimp Scampi, Crab Stuffed Sole and Salmon along with some delicious Calamari. Well done Joes.

T
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Honestly, I was disappointed since I was familiar with the restaurant. I had called several times to confirm regular menu would be served on Christmas Day and was told there would also be a special menu. After the waiter had been to our table several times for drink orders and to inquire if we were ready to order, I had to ask about the special menu and he acted as if he had no idea and had to go ask...upon his return he had one copy of the special menu. We ordered from the regular menu and the food was somewhat disappointing....not the standard I was expecting since we’ve been to the restaurant before. From the hostess desk to the other wait staff we encountered, no one was friendly.....not even a thank you as we past by the hostess stand on our way out the door. Maybe the staff was not thrilled to be working Christmas Day but they could have been a little more enthusiastic considering it was a holiday

A
Greece
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were very good, especially for a big day like Christmas. It was extremely loud and very
crowded but they were extremely accommodating to my handicapped friend and elderly mom.

IE
New England
222 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had an awful server who tried to syphon off part of the payment for himself. Had to take up the issue with the manager. Twice. Service was slow, inattentive, but the manager was great. Food was OK, on par for what one would expect. Very loud space with a lot of unruly children and uncaring parents.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location for a large group birthday lunch!

JL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The beer was very flat. My wife had a Bud Light draft and I had a Sam Adams draft. They were both very flat and not crisp tasting. We did something we nearly never do and sent the beers back to be replaced by bottled beer.

The food was good. Sam our server was terrific. I think draft beer is an essential part of a restaurant like this.

We had dinner there a week earlier and my friend had to send back his Guinness. Time to clean the lines

p
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 17!! Service and food were fantastic.. thank you Robbie!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Joes I have been to. Great location. Great environment. Great food for the price.

KT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak tips were chewy. Not the best. All other food was good.

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with excellent food, plenty of room and sufficiently quiet to conduct conversations.

AI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We brought a group of 10 teens for our daughters sweet 16 birthday. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. They were very accommodating and worked with our large group easily. Our waitress, Channing, was wonderful. It was a great night, in Boston, for this group of girls.

j
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family get together with relatives arriving from out of town. Thanks to Boston traffic (and yes we left an hour an a half earlier ).,. We got there 15 mins late. Called ahead to let them know we where running behind- the staff was very gracious. We arrived placed right at our table waiting for us! Service was Friendly courteous and quick. Our appetizers, and meals came out in a very timely manner and all was cooked to order delicious! The waitress and her assistants were very focused on our needs, drinks, silverware and other usual things for dinner. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
Great place!!

CR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Food was delicious. Jennie was a great host.

T
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and the meal was super good

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thanksgiving dinner we've ever had :)

N
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food portions were huge so good value overall. A real pleasure

MA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was perfectly cooked! I was really impresses with our waitress and the atmosphere was woderful.

TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

JB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Hash and Blaine for being muy fantástico bartenders!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere for a big or small group. My lobster roll was delicious and stuffed to the max with lobster!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

TH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For an early lunch on a relatively quiet Thursday in Boston, Joe's met my expectations and provided an excellent location to catch up with an old colleague.

ZM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Joes! Our server Angel was awesome and the food delicious. I think the portions could be a bit bigger for that price point.

OT
London
204 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot. Good food. Really good service. Everything was great.