Joe’s On Newbury

4.6
1937 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.
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On vacation. Nice location

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Jamesm
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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EllieA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall a great experience! The server was awesome -and our food was great.

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vipKiml
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Nice service. Definitely recommend.

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JenniferP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for a party of 10 after a Red Sox game and we could not have been happier. We were seated on time at a lovely table. Our waiter, Matt, was attentive, very nice and efficient. He really made our dinner very enjoyable. Everyone was very happy with their food- we had appetizers, main courses, dessert, drinks and cappuccino… all wonderful! Thank you for making a family get together very memorable.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 8, 2021

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

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vipVioloncelle74
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Glad we got in here for lunch. Spacious, busy, good food and service. Burgers and Brussels sprouts especially good, as were wine and cocktails. Would definitely come back!

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vipBoilermag
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Special occasion brunch for a new college student and her roommate. The food was really poorly done. Eggs were over cooked, dry and lacked and taste. “Bowl” of tomato soup was probably 6oz and tasted watered down. The “grilled cheese croutons” was singular (one small one-bite triangle of a grilled cheese sandwich).

The Buffalo chicken dip was very nicely done (delicious and warm and chips were crispy and tasty)and the spinach dip was solid.

Service was relatively quick and cordial but food (other than the dips) was big disappointment, certainly for the price.

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vipAllyson
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Quite noisy in the back! The food was good but the ambiance was below average - very dark and loud, we could barely hear ourselves think. The tables were a little too close together - we were pushed up against a party of 8+ people.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress super kind and helpful, she even offered to charge my phone. The food was great of course. Loved it will definitely come back ahain

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vipColeenA
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe’s is great! Lot of variety. Great food! Reasonable price.

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KatBajot
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Our server was really trying and was attentive for the first hour - but when our food didn’t arrive FOREVER there was no one to refill drinks or even stopping by to say where our food was. It arrived cold

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future. Please feel free reach out me at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.c o m with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great. They were swamped but everything came out quick and fresh.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 31, 2021

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!

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vipLisaS
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner. The service was good, the food good, and the ambiance nice. I would say it is a solid place to eat-not a culinary delight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shoutout to Josue!!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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AWITTEN
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Amazing French onion soup & appreciated the selection of zero proof cocktails.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 31, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very low key with good energy and great food. We were seated inside but near the outdoor dining area, so we had a great street feel with the added benefit of A/C on a warm evening….

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 31, 2021

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.

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LeoraL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say, the food and service tonight was the best combination we’ve experienced in a restaurant in a long time.Kyle was our server- attentive, personable, and shared nice recommendations for beverages and food. We were seated immediately with our reservation and truly enjoyed the evening. The meal was paced well and good value. We’ll be back.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 31, 2021

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

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LouisK
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Lobster Roll & the Calamari appetizer excellent. Very good service.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

food was good. server could’ve been more attentive.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 25, 2021

We appreciate your review and will address your concerns. We’re sorry to hear about your disappointment, and we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Our top priority is to ensure our guests enjoy exceptional dining, and your feedback will help us continue to provide and improve our high-quality food and high-level service. Thank you for reaching out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine with attentiveness.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute atmosphere! And the red wine sangria was really good

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 25, 2021

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

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vipRAL917
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I will note that I've been to Joe's before with no significant issues. It's normally decent (not bad, not something to write home about -- typically a good middle of the road option).

This experience was pretty awful, and I don't think I will return. First, we got there and we were told that they were changing waitstaff so we needed to wait to get seated. We waited there, and after no movement after 15 minutes or so, I went and asked what was up. They clearly forgot about us, and then seated us.

Then, we got to the table, took about 10 minutes to get everyone water. Got some appetizers, were delivered -- we had to ask for plates and silverware. Then, when our drinks came, the waiter lost the balance a little bit and four drinks when all over the back of one of our party. She was entirely soaked. While he was absolutely apologetic, it seems it was never escalated. No manager came to speak to us, nothing. Just a "I'm so sorry" and a towel. We patiently waited to see if a manager would come talk to us, after four glasses were spilt on our friend and then shattered around us.... nothing. This was also at like 5PM on a Saturday.

Then the first pass at the check, we were still getting charged for everything. I politely reminded the waiter, that he had mentioned that some of the drinks would be on the house after the incident, and he did revise the check, noting that he thought it had already been done.

Either way, I don't think I will return to Joe's. The service was abysmal.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry that we fell short during your visit, we can assure you this is not our standard. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a great time and enjoy their experience. We would like to learn more about your visit to further investigate on our end. Please reach out directly to Kate.tremblay@tavistock.c o m. With a copy of your review and the date you dined with us. We take all suggestions for areas of improvement seriously and will address this matter.

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JohnV
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

OVerall I was very disappointed. Was hoping for a nice date night, but this place is very loud and not at all romantic tic. Our server was excellent, and the food was good, but the continuous din of the restaurant was terrible. Had the ambiance of a Denny’s.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 25, 2021

We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your experience with us. We appreciate your comments and will do everything we can to improve. Providing exceptional guest service and high-quality food is our Number 1 priority, and your feedback will help us continue to reach and maintain that goal. We hope you’ll give us another chance to demonstrate our typically outstanding dining experience.

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Jann
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy cocktails and excellent food.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 18, 2021

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

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been there before. A little off for Joe’s. The food was good but a few oversights.

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JayneB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch on Newbury. Excellent service, food and value for money.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 18, 2021

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

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RebeccaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Solid service. Fun atmosphere that is great for anything from a date night to a casual brunch.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 18, 2021

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was very nice!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 18, 2021

We are very happy to hear that! Thanks so much for sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Ok not bad but not amazing

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

We are very sorry to hear your experience was less than 5-stars. We would like to learn more about your visit to make it right. Please reach out to us at Kate.Tremblay@tavistock.c o m - we look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe’s is always great. We love the food, the atmosphere, and the service. The people that work there are wonderful. We love to go there every time we are in Boston.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review!

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vipAlikat81
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Matt W was awesome!! We will definitely be back again.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review!

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vipAndrewD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration dinner

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to have you back again soon.

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vipBrett
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review!

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vipMichelleH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Mimosa flight was festive, fun and make for the perfect brunch!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for your kind review!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Our server was the spectacular! Isaac was so attentive and provided us with everything we needed. Food was hot and tasty . As a large group dining during a busy lunch time I was glad we chose to dine with you

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a large group of ladies who wanted a night out! The service was excellent! Mike took great care of us and played along with our shenanigans! The manager was wonderful and came out to check on us. Food was delicious and the sangria was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

We couldn’t be more pleased about your experience. Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate hearing from you and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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vipJenniferT
New England
78 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived just before the kitchen was closing but we weren't rushed and all our food was excellent. My mom and I usually share one of our fave dishes (Chicken Piccata) on the menu and they even split it onto to 2 plates for us. Wonderful service and food as always, highly recommended!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

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!

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great meatloaf the best I ever tasted. Not sure if it was the time I went but service was slow and the server may have been new. We had to ask fo straws?

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Your comment is important to us, and we want your experience to be the best it can be. Our team members pride themselves on delivering only the highest quality in everything they do, and we hope you’ll come back to see us again.

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AnneS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly tho it was very busy. Server was pleasant and low key, food was delicious. Loud but enjoy the view on Newbury Street!!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great outdoor patio

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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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 1937 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.