Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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716 reviews
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Has your father met Joe before? C’mon, they’re both great guys. Introduce them on Father’s Day while Dad feasts on everything from Seared Scallops to Thai Beef Noodle Salad to our awesome Backyard Burger.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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JJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch this past weekend. The service was great and the food was amazing! We usually come here for happy hour, but we will definitely be coming back for future brunches!

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G
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had about 10 friends join us for dinner to celebrate my 65th birthday. The reception crew were friendly and offered to take the cake we had brought with us to a refrigerator. There was a small wait for our table however it was not due to anything the staff had done. Drinks were brought to our table quickly and while we’re ordering the waitress took her time with each of us to explain anything we had questions about. Valeria was just wonderful and delightful. The food was delicious. I had the salmon which was succulent and perfectly done. This was our fourth time at the restaurant and they made my birthday just wonderful! We will be back!

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S
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken tenders were the tastiest thing we ordered. We also ordered a basic burger and pepperoni pizza. The drinks were quite tasty too...blueberry pomegranate margarita and local beer

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid food. Good service. Mustard crusted chicken is my favorite.

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KL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server! My quinoa stir fry was delicous. It was a business meeting and the noise level was a little high.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always had a good experience at Not Your Average Joe's. The food is great with a lot of variety, especially for special dietary needs, the service is excellent and the location is very convenient to meeting friends and colleagues. A manager is frequently circulating, asking if everything is going well with our dining experience.

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ZC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, staff and ambiance. Loved the Waldorf salad, Chicken Parmesan and the Tenderloin were delicious❤

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P
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's day at 6 pm reservations so they were busy, but we walked in and our table was ready. Rarely happens in the DC area so things started off very well. Food and service were both excellent. Love the new menu items with the lower calorie counts. It is nice to have a restaurant with quality food in a family friendly atmosphere.

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WW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and the drinks were great. The place was a bit noisy for a dinner meal.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The restaurant used to offer the best New England clam chowder available, but the recipe now has been "gooped " up" with heavy instead of light cream, and it has lost a lot of taste. My manhattan and my wife's drink were only about 50% strength, and my scallop dish included a tasteless salad-like accompaniment. My wife's spaghetti squash dish was also tasteless. Service was good, but the ambient noise level was intolerable. Not going back.

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DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was Mothers Day so a very busy day in any restaurant. The food was very good, but took a long time. The service was barely mediocre. Normally Joe's is much better than this. Chalk it up to being short staffed on a busy holiday.

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C
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch - the food (as always) was outstanding and the service even better. Great with our young children too. We will be back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I really like NYAJ. I’ve been several times and usually have a delicious meal. This last time I had the chicken pesto and I will not have it again. The grilled chicken was over cooked, dried out, and difficult to cut and chew. My husband had the chicken shrimp bowl and he enjoyed it much. We also had the raspberry goat cheese salad which was so good.
I recommend NYAJ, just stay away from the grilled chicken.

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CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The belated birthday celebration was just as expected. I love the food and service at NYAJ's. I will make plans to visit the Reston location again soon.

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FS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dessert was slow coming, and without our asking, the manager apologized and coped our dessert. Very nice.

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RR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Not Your Average Joe's fairly often. Love the menu.

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PO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server, Tre, was amazing!

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VA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food quality is a step above many of the other very good restaurants in the area.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was over cooked, dried out, burnt. Service was poor.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, excellent service and no wait(did have a reservation)

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AD
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Love the bread and dip!

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place for a weekday, business lunch. Place is always busy; it's fairly large, so wait is not bad. Hosts and wait staff are very good and they try to accommodate seating requests. Service is prompt. Food is definitely much better than average. This is a regular go-to place for me.

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VA
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends getting together to catch up. Food was great ... including new Vietnamese Salmon which one friend got and loved. Bread and dipping sauce always a plus. The only drawback, although not as bad as we suspected, was table was almost in the kitchen area but we still could visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service. Good ambiance. Only drawback for us was the inability to carry out a decent conversation. WAY-TOO-NOISEY!

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OT
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a good meal, with tasty food and ample portions. Service was quite good...very attentive.

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

Came for the Easter Brunch, making a reservation through their easter brunch email on their easter brunch site. Got in and seated, and they were not offering the easter brunch - nothing said until then. The food is always great, but this was an incredibly disappointing experience.

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C
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We tried this for the Impossible Burger. We split an impossible burger, entree salad and roasted brussels sprouts. Everything was good except the Brussels. They did not seem well roasted to me, but more like pan sauteed and overcooked to bitterness. Beer was great, although they used the popular 14oz pint strategy like so many other bars.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Reception was very unprofessional and rude to say the least. Never again.

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CF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had outstanding service and GREAT food. My wife an I usually split an entrée and this restaurant did not disappoint. They split the entrée in the back and brought two plates to the table. I greatly appreciate them doing this as we often wind up scraping half onto another plate brought to our table after the food arrives. The food was FANTASTIC and the BREAD!!! OMG!!

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k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was not good. My veggies were WAY undercooked ( carrots and green beans) and the meal
( Sirloin Tips) was served on an appetizer size plate ( not exaggerating) and every time I tried to cut my meat the veggies spilled off the plate and on to the table. My husband ordered the Jambalaya and it tasted like tomato soup-zero spice. Wine was good and the server was very nice and kind. He did offer to send over the manager but at that point, we just wanted to pay and get home!

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KY
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I think their food lacks seasoning and it is just ok

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GP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We started going to Not Your Average Joes when it first opened. We have always liked the food but lately it seems they are under staffed in the dinning room. It's usually just my wife and I so form now on we'll probably just set at the bar.

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EK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great and service was good. Major complaint was that my reservations were screwed up. We were seated at high-top tables (which I specifically said no to when I made the reservation) and we were squeezed into a very tight space.

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VW
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

After sitting for 30 minutes, the waiter came to take our order. We seemed to be frequently ignored. We were sitting for about an hour before we received our food.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience! Will come back again soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner with friends and it was a perfect atmosphere

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b
Washington DC
239 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We were there with friends who were visiting from out of town. I had the we had lettuce wraps to start, which were very awkward to eat -- they weren't really wraps, they were like a salad strewn on top of lettuce -- impossible to eat with hands. but they tasted good. I had jambaliaya and my husband had the scallop pasta dish. both were very good. The only down side was that the waiter was not very attentive and his interpersonal skills were poor.

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GW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, overzealous server was an annoyance. Good restaurant.

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DB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We eat here on a Friday evening at their busiest time; our service was amazing. Our food arrived in reasonable time and was delicious. The steak was a little tough, but tasty. The salmon was very good, and they asked us how long to cook it (that was a first for us). Great job NYAJ!

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SH
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service provided by our server. Generous portions served with our order.

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