Joe’s On Newbury

4.6
1972 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Joe’s on Newbury, located on Boston’s historic Newbury Street, offers the comfort food you crave. A staple in the Back Bay for over 35 years, the popular spot serves a New England inspired menu featuring classic dishes and an extensive beverage list. Joe’s on Newbury offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating as well as an enclosed patio, giving diners the feel of being outside all year long. Delivery and take-out options available.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1972 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
T
Tudi
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Sunday brunch with my granddaughter, a BU senior. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Be sure to try the Lobster Benedict! So yummy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved sitting in the corner of the bar. Service was great. Ventilation was great. Loved it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Despite the reservation it took a long time to get the table and the front desk people were a bit rude

CB
vipCindyB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around — food was delicious—service was top knotch

L
vipLark3719
Charlotte
80 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely busy restaurant on Newbury. Service was surprisingly excellent given how busy it was. Great lunch spot.

M
Matthew
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here, we love it. Reservations a must!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We had a great spot by the sidewalk enjoying the great weather. The food was tasty and our waitress was perfect. We were seated on time even though it was packed! Definitely recommend

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We’re pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and exceptional guest service. It’s guests like you that make our job fun. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dining at Joe’s!!! The food was delicious and the service was great.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your 5-star review. We love to hear when our valued guests have an incredible experience at our restaurant, and we really appreciate your thoughtful comments. Come back and see us again!

Report
M
Merci
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was to many people in the restaurant for COVID security

BS
BS4598
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not a place for a romantic dinner. More of a place to go to with friends or to watch a game. They do have gluten free options, which was nice.

T
Terri
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. We loved it. Went back for breakfast the next morning.

N
Normandg
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Pitiful, took everything to get our good. My dish tasted extremely salty.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food wasn’t great.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments. Your honesty is important to us, as we always strive to do the best we can, and your feedback serves to help us get better. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the future.

Report
BD
BriD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, amazing blueberry lemonade, and brunch is always a hit!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review and rating! I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the service and dining inside with open air windows was fabulous! Our waitress and the staff were professional & courteous. We will definitely visit this restaurant on our next trip to Boston!

J
Jawjagal
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose Joe’s for the breakfast the day before running the Boston marathon. My running coach always insists that I eat a hearty breakfast by 10am the day before a half or full marathon. Joe’s did not disappoint. Great, tasty food with nice portions, really good service despite being incredibly busy, and fun Sunday brunch atmosphere. I’ll be back!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención de Michael

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We’re pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and exceptional guest service. It’s guests like you that make our job fun. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
MM
vipMelissaM
Montreal
61 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was kind and attentive. The food (meatloaf and salmon) was delicious and served in large portions. Oh and I can’t forget to mention the freshly baked bread-so good! Joe’s is a great place to eat and enjoy yourself.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thanks again for your kind words!

Report
ME
vipMaryEllenTSouthend
New England
81 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Music way too loud for daytime brunch

J
vipJacey
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu- highly recommend the lobster Mac and cheese! Great service, great for group dining.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first restaurant while in town for a few days. We had a Brussel sprout appetizer that was great. I had a cup of clam chowder that was outstanding. My wife had the lobster roll and said it was great. I had fish and chips that were ok. We would definitely go back.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Having you and your group dine with us was a pleasure! We really value the fact that you took the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you soon!

Report
VG
VickyG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

From L.A. and was looking for a place to grab a lobster roll and watch the Red Sox playoff game. Had been to this restaurant a few years back and liked it then. It didn’t disappoint the second time around! The ambience and vibe is perfect. Our server was new and experienced with the menu, but made up for it with her effort to please. Look forward to returning for a third time in the future!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
m
vipmainguyen
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s a busy joint but the waitstaff is only attentive if they are assigned to you. Nothing to write home about but not terrible either.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your comments are important to us, and they serve to help us continually enhance the way we work. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional dining for our guests, and we’ll do our best to address and rectify your concerns. We do hope you’ll give us another chance and will dine with us again.

Report
JC
JaniceC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Will definitely return!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

Report
CJ
vipCyndiJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food Great service!!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star review!

Report
TM
vipToriM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great ambience! We really enjoyed our meals and loved our time at brunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

This place is too loud, the food is average, and it’s overpriced. The only good thing is the decoration inside. Drinks are not great either. If you’re sitting inside you really need to be ready to scream to your party to be heard.

G
Gidget68
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Great staff. Food is perfect for the price point. And location is fun!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback. We try our best to provide a good experience and are happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

Report
MN
MichelleN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose Spritzer was a nice refreshing drink! Got fish tacos for the table and I personally had fish and chips. Parents were in town so had to bring them by for an easy classic meal. They got ribs and salmon and both really enjoyed.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Michelle, we’re so happy to hear you and your family had a great experience. Guest service and quality menu items are our Number 1 priority, so we’re pleased to get your positive feedback. Thanks so much for your review. We look forward to your next visit!

Report
x
vipxav2154
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Wrong wine brought, appetizers came at same time as main dishes. Dessert arrived before finishing main dishes.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you for your honest words. We are always looking for ways to improve, and your comments will help us achieve our Number 1 goal: Exceptional guest service. We appreciate hearing from you and hope you’ll consider coming back and giving us another try.

Report
GK
vipGregoryK
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and some of the best service I have had recently.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Gregory, thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
FV
vipFelixV
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great location and ambiance but food is just average.
A tourist place and good place to meet with family or friends.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Felix, as proud as we are of our food and service, we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to incorporating it into how we move forward. Thank you for your review.

Report
JO
JOCYLENF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner was wonderful. Service and food was amazing

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

Report
IT
IanT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vibrant…great location. very busy for a Thursday night.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Report
DG
DavidG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great covered outdoor settling for lunch on the porch. Excellent lunch selections and service.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

Report
KS
vipKarinS
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & large portions! Love the red sangria drink too.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Karin, we are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to try the cookie skillet. It is the best😍

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 21, 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you for your positive comment and for providing a 5-star rating. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Report
A
vipAdam
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Don’t get the seared tuna salad. The tuna has a bbq rib rub on it, rendering it almost inedible.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 21, 2021

We are extremely sorry to hear about this, and even more sorry to disappoint a guest. Next time, please ask for a manager and voice your concerns. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please reach me by email at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m. We want hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better.

Report

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joe’s On Newbury using the Order Online button. Joe’s On Newbury also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Joe’s On Newbury also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-4200.

Joe’s On Newbury is rated 4.6 stars by 1972 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.