The seafood fettuccine (shrimp, scallops in lobster sauce) tasted wonderful. My wife's haddock also tasted great. The fresh baked bread was warm and chewy, just the way I like it. Only quibble was that the sauteed spinach side dish with my wife's dinner was incredibly salty, which was unusual as every time we eat here the food is uniformly good.
I have been eating/ celebrating birthdays at NYAJ for many years and have always enjoyed it. My experience there last Saturday evening was definitely sub par. My husband ordered the grilled steak. It took forever to arrive and when it did it was already sliced up and cold. The fries with it were hot and the only thing that saved the meal. My entree Waldorf salad was bland and tasteless. If it wasn’t for the NYAJ bread I would have left hungrier than when I arrived. I will not return to this location for a very long time.
We were early for our reservation, but were seated immediately! Our server was prompt and made sure we had everything we needed! Food was good with a generous portion!
Mike is a great waiter with even better management dealt with a couple of off dishes
We have frequented Not Your Average Joe's on many occasions, but it had been over a year since our last visit. Some changes: The menu prices seem steeper and the food is not as spot on.
We started with the Ahi Tuna Wantons, which were ok, a couple of the end pieces were overcooked, but otherwise, love the concept.
We usually order larger entrees, but were craving burgers and had heard NYAJ's were really good. So, my husband and I ordered the Sweet Blue Burger, medium rare. Mine came out totally raw and cold and was skimpy on the cheese; the French Fries were warm, not hot.
Even the normally luscious focaccia bread with garlic dipping sauce was just ok. The bread was not warm and a bit dry. Sad, since I have dreams about that bread.
Will I hurry back? I'm a fair person, so I might give the place another chance.
Our server was enthusiastic and attentive.
NYAJ's best feature is their consistency! Every single time I have visited the restaurant the food and service are consistently excellent. Our server, Marlo, is great - always happy to be in her area of the dining room. She makes you feel so happy to be there with her attention and friendliness. I have a lots of allergies and I am a very picky eater and the chef will always alter meals to my needs/liking. I was here twice last week to celebrate my birthday, once for lunch and once for dinner, and I will return again soon!
The salmon -- while quite good -- seemed to be a rather small portion. I'm guessing it was 4 oz, which seems a little light for a dinner entree priced at $21.
My dining companions both had sirloin tips, which they liked, though one commented on them being rather salty.
I've always had good experiences at this location and others of this chain, so I'll give them another try, but they need to win me back. Right now, I'm skeptical.
Not Your Average Joes is always a great place for a casual dinner.
Food was delish as always and waiter was amazing and accommodating to our 5 year old as well.
Another very good meal at NYAJ’s. They never disappoint.
1ST time i was disappointed with NYAJ. Ordered Sangria that was not sweet at all. 3 sips and done. Ordered Lobster bisque that didn't taste like it and 2 other tables sent it back also. The main dinners were fine.
Excellent food and service! We were seated quickly
WE WENT TO LUNCH FOR VALENTINE'S DAY AND IWE STARTED WITH THE FRESH BREAD AND OLIVE OIL FOR DIPPING WHICH IS ALWAYS THE GREAT START TO A DELICIOUS MEAL. I ENJOYED THE SURF N TURF SPECIAL WHICH WAS COOKED TO PERFECTION AND MY HUSBAND HAD THE HADDOCK SANDWICH WITH FRIES. THE BEEF WAS JUST PERFECT AND VERY TENDER AND THE LOBSTER RAVIOLI'S WE JUST RIGHT. THE DESSERT WAS EXCELLENT TOO.
Very good food, excellent service and atmosphere. Was a very pleasurable experience.
Three of us (husband, wife and adult daughter) dined at NYA Joe's in order to try the special Valentine menu and we were all pleased with our selections. The lobster bisque was excellent - and I am not easy to impress with seafood bisques and chowders. The heart beet a& goat cheese salad was enjoyed by my wife. She also ordered the surf and turf special featuring filet medallions and lobster tortellini which was excellent. My daughter started with the Thai chicken lettuce wraps - one of her all-time favorites , then ordered the herb-roasted statler chicken breast and loved it. My entree was herb-crusted haddock and it was exactly to my liking. We barely had room for dessert so split one order of
Love in a Glass," the Valentine special dessert, which we all loved.
Our dinner was on a busy Saturday evening but despite how busy it was, our waitress was attentive and gave excellent service.
I usually love NYAJ but the food at this location doesn’t compare in taste or quality to other locations for some reason. Great menu variety and good service, but I won’t be rushing back to this location.
Servers just took wayyyyyy too long, the food was good and came on time, just the service was bad
Great experience! Booked the reservation .... we walked in the door and checked in and viola we were escorted right to our table!
Food quality has gone downhill in the past year tonight medium rare steak tips were well done roasted brussel sprouts tasted like char no seasoning same with the fish no seasoning. While the sautéed spinach was extremely salty. The Caesar salad came out with the entree instead of before.
After years of being regulars will not be back again.
Very good chicken sandwich. Loved the side Waldorf salad.
Great place for dinner before a movie, not far from Solomon pond Regal. Efficient coming from Sudbury.
It was good. Sat in the bar area in the back booth. It was cold and I'm not generally a cold person. Only bad thing I have to say.
First time trying one of their events. Tried the Wine Dinner. Was great! Loved the wine pairings. Good choices.
Favorite place for dinner and cocktails. The signature drinks are all delicious!
Always great food and excellent service! Our waitress Marlo is always outstanding - dine there frequently because of all this
Our meals were delicious (as always) and the service was terrific. Tim was friendly, helpful and went out of his way to make our dining experience great. All in all wonderful evening out with friends.
Very relaxing family atmosphere
We always enjoy the atmosphere at this location and all of the servers are wonderful and accommodating. However the last several times we’ve gone the quality of the food has really declined. Food is either under or over cooked, is not as flavorful and just seems to lack the attention to detail that made us regular patrons in the past.
I booked a reservation at Not Your Average Joes for a work holiday lunch. The table was ready upon arrival and the staff were very quick to bring us our drinks and food. I was pleased to see they had healthy options for those that were watching their weight and lots of tastey bread and oil for those that weren't. Thank you for making our team holiday lunch a great one!
Our pomegranate ducks were done perfectly. Drinks and service great.
We had an opentable reservation but had to wait quite a bit to get a table, that said it was Fri nite. Soup arrived cold but quickly taken care of and removed from bill. The food really is excellent , both of us enjoyed it. Herb crusted haddock was great. Nachos , delish.
Never disappointed with the food!!! Always great!!! Our server was outstanding and anticipated our needs before we did!!! Wanted to go back and support them after a recent fire - back to being great !!!
My husband and I always enjoy eating at Not Your Average Joe's in Westborough. The food is always fresh and delicious. We request Marlo every time we dine there. She is an exceptional server. She makes recommendations about new items on the menu, is very friendly and always goes above and beyond. We will be back for another visit very soon.
Have never been disappointed here. Only big complaint is the noise level, it gets Very loud at times.
Service was great.
We normally choose this restaurant 2-3 times a month because we enjoy the food and have had great service. However, I must say I was disappointed this past time with the treatment as we came into the restaurant. I made the reservation early the same morning, and when we arrived, the young man was going to seat us and asked the manager - who replied "no, tell them they have to wait 10-15 minutes for a table" ... we have NEVER had to wait like that (NO ONE WAS WAITING AT THE TIME) and even when it has been incredibly busy, we have been always treated great and seated within 5 minutes. This manager seems to have a different type of attitude and one that I don't care for. I took a "buzzer" and then went back 5 minutes later to specifically ask the manager to clarify why the young man seemed to have a table for us and yet he wanted us to wait and I explained I wanted to be sure I had accurate information for my review on Open Table - and unbelievable - we were seated within a few minutes. Everything else was great as it always is - but I will think twice about coming back any time soon. There are so many great restaurants in the area to choose from, and now with this type of treatment - we will try some of the others.
Once again NYAJ's provides a nice meal at a reasonable price. I'm consistently pleased with the variety of the menu, the prices and the good service. I also appreciate that the make the effort to update the menu seasonally, rather than just sticking with the same old. In addition, the wine list covers a wide price range, so there's something for everyone. All in all, I always feel like a get my money's worth when I dine there!
Great food, outstanding bread and dipping sauce. Very, very good staff, Marla was our server. She is fantastic, so efficient and personable. Highly recommend to others.
We were seated 15 minutes later than our 7:30 reservation time. The server was very nice but kept us waiting to place a drink/app order. Nachos were the smallest portion I’ve ever seen, but tasty. Our meals took so long to arrive that my daughter didn’t have time to eat her dinner before she had to leave for her soccer game. My husband’s burger was undercooked. The server did give us a gift card to apologize for the wait which was nice. We’ve been to the Acton restaurant and have had great experiences.