Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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690 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Invite your mother to Joe’s place and check out our brand new menu featuring Hoisin Salmon, Chicken Caprese, Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie for Two, and more!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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

What 690 People Are Saying
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BP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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CF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
234 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
14 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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

AlwYs a good experience there. Good food and good service. Go there every couple of weeks.

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RO
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to our server he was kind and he did an outstanding job!!

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could get points when I book this restaurant.

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m
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, went for dinner on Saturday. Had the tips and tempura for an appetizer. Server could not have been nicer.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Stopped in after getting back from out of town for dinner before heading home on a Friday night. Food was great, as usual, and our server Brie was amazing! Especially when one of the littles was feeling unwell and we needed to pack things up.

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AG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It was ok. The one item I was planning to get is no longer on the menu (except for Tuesdays), so that was a disappointment. I got something else & it tasted fine. Our server got switched on us from the very beginning, & neither seemed too happy to be working that day (no idea why). Neither were rude, they were just blah, like maybe they didn't want to be at work. NYAJ has changed a lot over the years & not for the better.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good food and service. I always make a reservation to assure not having to wait.

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NC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my team of 10 for a luncheon and enjoyed the entrees and the quality of food & portion size was perfect! Good value for the size of the party & total price.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Quality of food was poor service was marginal. We go there often when in town but will not be back

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ZJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the gluten free options! The spaghetti squash mushroom bolognese is tasty and filling... the portion is three times what Founding Farmers up the street gives you for the same amount of money. The gluten free carrot cake was also delicious. For some reason the GF rolls did not have onions in them for this visit, but they are normally very yummy as well.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely yes. Was disappointed in the very small rollI was served as my gluten free bread.

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GT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant with very relaxed eating environment, friendly customer services and reasonably priced food. We love it and will go back.

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n
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner with out of town relatives. We all enjoyed our meals and enjoyed the ambiance, although the noise level was high. I should have thought about that when we booked our reservation for 6:30 on Friday night. We will definitely come back again, but possibly on a quieter night. Thanks for a great evening.

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EC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was not great - multiple times we ran out of beverages and had to ask for more instead of it just being provided. The food was not well cooked - the salmon under and over cooked, the rice under cooked. The broccoli was good. The decorations were appealing.

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KA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a good meal, great service and a nice time.

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

the food was great, however the service was poor, very slow. we got more help from others peoples service

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We selected the St. Patrick's Day special of corned beef and cabbage. My dining partner and I were both very disappointed The only truly eatable portions were the potatoes and carrots. The meat and cabbage should not have been plated. The meat was very tough and rubbery and the cabbage was dry and tough.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fantastic experience as I've been to other NYAJ's in the New England area and brought some local friends who had heard about the restaurant...
They where incredibly pleased and decided to put it in their regular restaurant rotation...
Mission accomplished!
The staff from the hostess to the GM were friendly and anticipated our every need...

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, lots of food choices. However my dish was not seasoned well. It was a little too loud. Overall not bad;)

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Asked for window table and was ignored

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RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

When I made the reservation, I noted it was a birthday.

That didn’t seem to have had an impact. Which was fine.

The Food was ok, not great.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday for a friend and everyone signed a card and gave it to my friend !!! The food was delicious !

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was meeting a friend from high school that I hadn’t seen in a decade. She texted that she was running 20 minutes late, but they sat me, brought yummy bread and were very patient. Even though my server was going through training, she did great (and learned a lot about customer service).

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