Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is located just outside of Reston Town Center at the intersection of Reston Parkway and New Dominion Parkway. We offer free parking, an expansive patio, an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.
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RR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first day of their Sunday brunch. We loved it! Service was fantastic.

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the new Sunday brunch and the food was excellent. Service was good and noise level was acceptable. Would recommend to others for a nice relaxing and delicious brunch.

EG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service. Good food. We went for breakfast on Sunday only to find it was their VERY FIRST buffet brunch incl 1 mimosa or 1 bloody mary. We were excited. Management was excited. Patrons seemed to enjoy it! 4 options for eggs including build your own omelet, sweets including French toast, savory meats including carved beef, and finally, lunch options including salads, salmon and pasta. Great experience! Congratulations Management, you all nailed it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was good but my order of the “knife and fork burger from the new “fit fit for you menu was surprisingly small. While the taste was ok, the portions were what I would have expected from a kids nenu

S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had been here several times before and it was average. This time, however, it was below average. My daughter ordered a bloody Mary for $10 and it was watered down with no taste. My little granddaughter ordered the kids mac & cheese and there was something hard and black in it. There was also something in the side salad with my daughter’s sandwich. My grandson got the kids cheeseburger and the 1/2 of the bun was toasted till it was black. My barbecue chicken flatbread was good but for a $70 lunch, it was not worth it at all. Service was minimal at best.

AD
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice family dinner but a little
Loud

AH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Amazon was hosting a happy hour which made the entire restaurant incredibly loud.

MH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation for 5:30 on a weekday and were seated promptly. Our server, Caesar, was attentive, helpful, efficient and fun. Three adults and two children all enjoyed their meals. Good food at a reasonable price. Fast and friendly service. Will be back again.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The shine has worn off on this restaurant. Was once a favorite, will not be returning.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent waiter! Nice restaurant!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent as always.

DE
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty bland and the service was a confused waiter. Oh well. The bread and dipping oil are yummy

W
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

After more than a week, I'm still a little angry about this meal. We don't get a chance to go out often and this was a disappointment. Here's why:

1) The restaurant was mostly empty but the hostess put us at a table where my wife's chair was in the walk-way. During the meal, she was frequently scooting her chair in so as stay out of the way of people passing behind her.

2) Again, although the place had lots of empty tables and booths, they seated us right next to the table with two screaming kids. I know, kids are kids and parents deserve a night out -- I get that. My complaint here is not about the kids or the parents but instead that the staff crowded us in next to this scream fest instead putting us at one of the many available tables elsewhere in the restaurant.

3) Ordered a medium burger, got bleeding rare.

4) Water glass so full of ice that there was no room for water. Waitress gave me on refill but for the rest of the meal I was waiting on ice cubes to melt.

Any one of these could have been ignored for the sake of having a nice night out with the wife. Taken all together, it just seems to me like this place has not yet caught on to the idea of taking care of customers.

HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Overpriced
They gave us dinner portions without asking
Food was not seasoned well at all (all 3 meals and the appetizer)
Service was otherwise good: waiter was attentive and friendly

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing waiter, it’s a shame I can’t remember his name.
Food was great as usual.

MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Usually we have a great experience at NYAJ but this time we were disappointed. A few issues - asked for bread and they didn’t bring it, asked for a different salad dressing than what was on the menu and they didn’t put it on. Servers never came back to check to make sure everything was okay so I didn’t have an opportunity to change it.

Good food but service was not great.

SH
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently good food. Love the bread served with the meal.

E
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with my daughters before they head back to school. Great food and service as always.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service & food was good.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

the consensus on a meal where we ordered over a dozen different items was that the meal was marginal. The salad was bland and the lettuce was on the verge of expired, the chicken tenders were dry, the French Toast was crispy on one side, soggy on the other, and most other dishes were just ok. When the servers delivered our meals, they delivered them by placing them across the plates of other dishes that had already been placed and it was obvious to us all that they had not been properly trained as to how to place food on a table.

TP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good, service could have been better. Did not get the food I ordered. Waited an extremely long time for our food. Restaurant was not crowded on a Saturday evening.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

NYAJ has lots of options for food & drinks -- something for everyone! The food is decent, nothing spectacular but pretty good. I do love that there is a parking lot for easy parking and don't have to worry about paid parking at RTC!

RD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tried their new Summer menu. Manager came over and apologized at the 20 minute mark after order entered. Took another 10 minutes to get food. 2 orders of fried chicken. One was very well done the other was over done (two completely different shades showing no consistancy). Chicken was mostly just salty. southern mac and cheese was a dry pasta with a parmesian sauce. Terrible. The corn on the cob had a hint of spice and no butter. Dry and overdone. I switched fries for broccoli. Steamed with no butter or seasoning. Not a good night at Joe's.......

LC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Loud environment when restaurant was full.

DU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too noisy I think for those who like to dine with their babies but otherwise the food was good. A good variety of choices! Our portions were too large to finish. Our server was great. We will definitely go again!

HD
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with a larger dinner group and the service was excellent and everyone's checks came back correct. On top of that the food was good.

DW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Stale bread
Warm beer

SW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is overpriced and the food is not very good. My boss had poke and it was the worst poke she has ever had. I had Ahi tuna it was not very flavorful. it was just raw with soy sauce on it. It didn't taste marinated.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My food was cold, my daugther’s burger was charred black and well done (she ordered it medium). Having a gluten allergy, it was one place we could always rely on for a burger but this is the third time we’ve been served a burnt, well-done burger. Also, why are you all using rice noodles in place of GF pasta?

RG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

not so average was very average. Service was good but food was average.

KA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My favorite menu option is gone and their prices went up

HD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Went here on a Wednesday and the service was horrible. Our waiter Landon was not the friendless and didn't come to check on us for about 30 mins after our food had arrived. He only came to check on us once and wasn't very nice. He stood in the corner of the bar and talked to co-workers instead of taking care of his tables. And it wasn't busy enough for him to not be able to check on us. Food came out cold and it was the worst experience I have had at NYAJ.

KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to this same Not Your Average Joe's many times. I find the food is consistently very good and the service is fine. It does get a bit noisy from time to time, but overall I like the place and will return again.

C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in the evening and even if you can sit ourside. Ask for a table but always recommend making a reservation. You could probably pop in also but check the weather! Food was good and bread and olive oil with cheese is amazing!

OT
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service model seems to have changed such that once the order is placed the server doesn’t return to your table until it’s time for dessert. No check to see if additional drinks were needed or how meal was.

AP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I asked for a table that was as quiet as possible and we were seated right in the center of the restaurant. The dipping oil mixture had so much garlic that I got sick the next day. Our waiter was great and the helper/back up support servers were great.

AD
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner. A little loud for intimate conversation

SM
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu is great - super selection. Food always good, though from my reaction, i think they pretty heavily use MSG. Service is unpredictable. We had one woman who delivered drinks be silently abrupt and rude. While our actual sever was very nice. But my “bottomless” iced tea was never refilled, despite it being empty for the latter half of our lunch. Busy Thursday lunchtime. Hoat staff very nice. Server happily offered to deliver separate checks to our party of three - which was appreciated.

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aleays pleasant

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CG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really like the new summer menu!!’

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