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Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston

4.4
1093 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.



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Phone number
(617) 536-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Exeter
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Parking details
Garage Parking on Exeter Street
Metered Parking
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Public transit
Copley and Hynes (green line)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Joe's American Bar & Grill at the corner of Newbury Street and Exeter blends elements from our traditional concept with modern touches and innovative ideas. The beautiful private dining/wine room accommodates up to 20 guests for a sit down dinner and features portraits of old Boston power brokers.

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What 1093 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined a day ago

It was great. We were in town for a conference and I think the conference overwhelmed the staff and kitchen so things were slow. Overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was great and our service was even better! Loved our experience!

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lovelycustomer (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The crab with benedict of the brunch menu was a little overpriced. Brunch here is good in general. The pudding for dessert was OUTSTANDING

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GERy 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed. Great waiter. Will definitely return if ever back in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Busy dinner before a concert. Lively Friday night crowd. Prompt service and very hot meal in spite of the crowd. Meatloaf and baby back ribs were very good. Very good. Best Pimms cocktail I’ve had in ages. Always a reliable and delicious choice on Newbury Street. Love Joes.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was a repeat business meal for an estimated 11 people (actually only 9) in a private room. Joe's Corporate posed huge hurdles including initially doubling the minimum food and beverage, from the time before, to $90 pp and 5 pages of legalese. Not at all easy to do business with. In the end, we got what we wanted with a less-unreasonable minimum, fine service and satisfactory food but the experience left a bad taste at a restaurant that has been a favorite.

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Rf11 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good basic food and great service. Perfect spot for my teenager and friends to celebrate a birthday.

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EMoz (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My four year old and I had dinner at Joe's on Newbury Saturday night. We had a fantastic time! The kids menu is bigger than many places, and had the option of apples instead of fries. The service was appropriately attentive and patient with my daughter ordering for herself. And our food came out quickly, so there was no wait between drinks arriving, bread being delivered, meals coming out, and her ice cream.

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Carsten (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The good was really good, I’d love to come back in the summer and sit on the porch outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

service was very slow and food was cold. Server was helpful.

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VKBoston (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This Joe's location ways has great service and food!

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HPS1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great spot! We always visit when we are in Boston and restaurant is always so great w having a toddler in tow!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I went thru open table to change the time of my reservation from 12:30 to 1:30 and the restaurant was never advised.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service and good gluten free options

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great place to have dinner...excellent food and great service. Had the meatloaf and burger with our meal and was tremendous!

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Steve (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Joe's is my go to place for birthdays! The kids love Joe's!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The food is fresh and fantastic. Service is top notch. We visit Joe’s when we are in Boston and I look forward to the next time!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great for Large Groups!
The service was excellent and the waitress offered us fun recommendations for where to go dancing for our friends birthday!

We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It was a really great choice. Staff is really friendly. Food is great with lots of varieties. Better book as it is always crowded. And don't ever miss desert😊

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We came here for dinner and the food was delicious! Atmosphere was very cozy and elegant and the sangria was yummy. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Joe’s is a great spot for good food and atmosphere when walking around Newbury St. This is the second time we’ve been here - first time was for lunch and this time for dinner. Everyone in our group was very happy with their meals.

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MMmmp (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Service great, salad excellent. It was raining and window leaked, leaving my sister’s leather bag very wet. She told hostess who said “Sorry, we do dry cleaning”.......was this an appropriate response?

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vipscrod (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Waitress was fantastic! The honey chicken salad was delicious!!!! And the bread...,,love it

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vipluv2dine2 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Thank you very much for accommodating our group! I always love dining here!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Cold food. Poor service.

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vipDotman (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything we wanted and more for a celebratory New Year’s Brunch. Great atmosphere. Outstanding staff made up of professionals who are friendly, courteous, and clearly well-trained. Food presentation was picture worthy as well as delicious. I even got a free dessert because it was my birthday over a week ago!!! I definitely highly recommend Back Bay Restaurant Group restaurants. Never a disappointment. 😊🥂

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Joanne (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was ok - We were there on NYE for dinner and there was absolutely no atmosphere in the restaurant / bar. I had the steak for main meal and was able to eat as the chargrilled taste was like something that some one had painted onto it - fries also tasted off. I was really unwell during the night afterwards

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Bobbycakes (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were happy to be there on NYE... lots of fun energy in the restaurant, we ordered a variety of dishes (party of 6) Every one was very satisfied with their meal. The swordfish was cooked to perfection, the macaroni and cheese was flavorful with out being greasy. Chicken picatta was delicious and not too salty like some places. Our server was spot on .. just the right amount of attention. We will be back for sure !!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Joe’s! The atmosphere is always good- especially at a high top table in the bar.

Always good drinks-

Kids enjoy the fish and chips! And of course the delicious and fresh bread.

The nachos are the most expensive nachos we have ever bought- $17 with chili on it. Crazy- feeds more than 4- but for chips and cheese not the best value.

My husband and I shared a grilled chicken sandwich- pretty sure it was about 3 oz total of chicken breast on the sandwich- skimpiest sandwich ever- and we weren’t looking for a lot!

Everything was very tasty- just the value is not great for the items we selected .

Lots on the menu - and a good variety.

I have had the deviled eggs on a previous visit and they are awesome! Should have ordered them this time too!

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