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Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston

4.6
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1668 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Since 1984, Joe’s American Bar & Grill has been providing locals and Back Bay visitors the comfort food they crave, plus something delightfully unexpected with every bite.

Our New England inspired menu features boldly flavored, classic American comfort cuisine crafted with the freshest ingredients. Specialties include Joe’s famous New England Clam Chowder and traditional favorites such as Roasted Prime Rib, Honey Chicken Salad, Joe’s Mac & Five Cheese and Short Rib Meatloaf, as well as new spins on classics such as the Cast Iron Skillet-Roasted Mussels. Focused on taking guests’ needs seriously, our chefs will happily modify any order, whether you’re a veggie lover or gluten-free.

Relax in a casual and comfortable atmosphere and enjoy a refreshment from the extensive beverage menu featuring multiple specially crafted cocktails, beers, and wines. At Joe’s, it’s not just a meal, it’s an experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1668 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Grilled Honey Chicken Salad ever!

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vipJorjDaidai
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant on Newbury Street with good value, nice ambiance, great high tables by the large open windows overlooking Newbury and people watching.

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laurenashleyshea
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was fantastic, our waiter was very attentive and even provided us with free glasses of champagne as we were celebrating our graduation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had asked if we could be moved to another table since ours was right by the entry way/hostess stand and right under a speaker. The Hostess said “no” and walked away. Weird since I looked around and there were plenty of open tables...

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Patricia
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was so-so, not bad just not extraordinary.

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vipMicheler3
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very nice experience at Joes American Bar and Grill. The food was delicious and the setting was very pretty. Big windows open to keep you inside but have plenty of outside air which made me feel very covid safe for those not worried about covid, there is also a very large second dining room away from the windows. Every employee wore their masks and made our dining experience so pleasant. I highly recommend trying Joes!!!

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Steve
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like to go to brunch with my 13 year old son as much as possible (and Joe's is one of his favorite places to go). We have been to Joe's since it reopened (due to Covid) and the waitstaff has not been friendly. HOWEVER, this time we hade Rahshon and I was beyond happy with the service and politeness he showed the entire time we were there. I cannot say it enough Rahshon went the extra mile and it showed!!!!

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Amykens
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Boston, and so happy I chose this restaurant. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the 7 layer cake was to die for. Great time!!!

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Madison
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very good and had large portions. The restaurant was pretty noise and even with the reservation we had to wait at least 20 minutes for our table. Service and food was fairly fast. The restaurant was lively and a little loud, but overall a great meal.

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MarkH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I've been to Joe's many times....heck, we all have. For a "chain" the food is well above average, the restaurants are well appointed, the options are copious, and the staff very well trained.

But there is one reason above all that made my visit to Joe's on Newbury yesterday a highlight, and that was the service of Patrick. This was as good an example of service as I've seen in any restaurant anywhere in the country for quite a few years. Explaining the different beers on tap, bringing hot water for one of our party that had her own tea, never a glass of water left empty, listening to questions and then providing an answer, going out of his way to essentially create a desert that wasn't on the menu (fresh assorted berries in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream), apps and meals brought out and placed as they should be, just never in the way or interrupting, and all while being incredibly courteous. These all sound like simple things, right? Like we should see this every time that we dine out. But do you? Every single thing this gentleman did during our 2+ hour business lunch was spot on.

Bravo Patrick!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and really friendly and helpful staff

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Cass
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was just the tip of iceberg when it comes to the greatness of Joe’s. I had the caeser salad with salmon & an espresso martini - and let me say I am still dreaming about that martini, it was marvelous. On top of that, the aesthetic of the restaurant is fantastic and completely instagrammable, it was quiet, and the right temperature for a Boston transplant, like myself, to be comfortable. Our waiter takes the cake, though. Chris F went above and beyond to ensure that our table was happy and that everything was up to our standards. Legit when you go ask for him (if that’s an option), order an espresso martini, and enjoy your night!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience!

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KerryOutOnTheTown
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our visit to joe's on Newbury St. We sat in the covered open area and it was the perfect combination of having the comfort of the indoors, but feeling like we were outdoors without actually being on the street. This was just what we were looking for since we were dining with my 80 year old parents. The food was really good too! I'd definitely go back, even as it gets colder for outdoor dining.

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Mikey
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Joe's! I wish the one on the water was open, but we were still happy to go to the one on Newbury :)

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ClaireP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and my friend along with her daughter had a very pleasant lunch this past Saturday. The waiter was especially attentive and all the food came in a timely manner. I must say the food was great. I had never been to Joe's American Bar and Grill and I will be sure to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience!

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vipDinerout1
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Joes. We had the tacos and chicken piccata. Both plates were delicious. Drinks were refreshing. We sat outside and I felt very comfortable. Tables were distanced. Servers were following all Covid prodigals and tables were being sanitized. During this weird time, my experience was great and made our afternoon feel kind of normal.

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vipJenny
Calgary
65 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience, food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat outside and it was fun and the food was yummy

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danielc
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Boston hands down. Really good american food.

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LindseyI
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious! A little loud but other than that great experience overall

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Drinks were decent, sangria best.

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vipBostonEats
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great seating and ambience - food is fairly good

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vipEileenD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I like the updates to restaurant. Our waitress was really good. As usual I had my favorite salad which I always get. Had a great cocktail as well. Can always count on Joes. My only complaint is that the music is too loud.

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MaryM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Wonderful people. Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Can’t say enough good things about Joe’s.

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DutchTree
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice place, good food, arrives fast, good social distance dining

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always perfect Fun place to go and have a great meal. Music is a bit loud since they reopened hard to talk with friends but that won’t stop us from going there almost weekly.

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vipLynne
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The food was great, the service great; however the music was so loud we had to ask several time to have it turned down so we could have a conversation! Please try to remember that the music shouldn't be so loud that people can't talk.

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vipJenniferT
New England
67 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Clean, well spaced tables, clearly taken good safety/cleaning precautions. Food and service were excellent as usual. New brussel sprouts appetizer is wonderful! Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick our waiter was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! So happy they’re open and we can enjoy Joe’s awesomeness.

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MaryM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome our waitress was great so nice!

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Diana
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Joe's! The food was great, portions were big, and the price was very reasonable for Newbury street. We will be back to try the food again!

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vipCashmir
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great, however it took 15min for someone to assit me.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual. Glad they’re open again and did a great job remodeling. Can’t wait until the bar staff returns. We miss Hash, Alex (Bonito,) Wendy and the rest of the awesome staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and great food! Did a fantastic job keeping things as normal as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing from start to finish!

FAQs

Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-4200.

Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston is rated 4.6 stars by 1668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.