Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.4
628 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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MS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations were quick and easy. Food delicious and service excellent. Will definitely return.

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DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

This is my least favorite visit to NYAJ's. First of all, was sat by the back wall with a nearby window, and then the air conditioning kept coming on during our meal. Sat there eating my meal wearing my winter coat. Not my idea of a pleasurable dining experience.
Second we both ordered the carrots with our entree vegetable selections, they were under cooked. Spouse had Brussell Sprouts which were over cooked.
Waitress was nice and attentive.

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ES
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The waitress was the biggest b.tch ever. Se ruined everything about that lunch.

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G
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good gluten free options and a beautiful gluten free bread.

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SD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was okay. Not expensive, loud, service was so so. Food was average at best (toughest steak bites I’ve ever had) bathroom was filthy.

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was very busy, but overall a good experience.

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r
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for birthdays and group celebrations! Excellent food variety - something for everyone.

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GL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were weekly customers of the Not Your Average Joe's in Landsdowne, and in fact one of our kids worked there for a period of time, but since that restaurant closed and we moved our loyalty to the Reston location, we have been sorely disappointed. The menu is stale, the service is horrible, including the consistently rude welcome at the front desk! You might be busy for a while but you can't rest on your laurels. This place will soon move to the dust-heap of failed restaurants because the ingenuity, genuine customer service, warm atmosphere, creative specials and overall friendliness of the Joe's Landsdowne are not consistent with the Reston location. If you loved Landsdowne Joe's, you'll be let down with the Reston location.

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G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a great waitstaff! Our waiter, Arsi, was attentive and had perfect timing. The dipping sauce for the bread that was served within minutes oof us sitting down is positively addictive! We had the cheesteak egg rolls which are amazing and one of my very favorites! Crunchy wrap and tender steak and cheese - you could make a meal of just them! They are sooo good. I had the seafood risotto from the Valentines Day menu and it was delicious- the scallops and shrimp were grilled to perfection and the risotto was aldente and flavorful. My husband had the chicken parmesan and it disappeared with great enthusiasm,!

I love this restaurant. We will back frequently!

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

It was awesome

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

We were dismayed when Not Your Average Joe's Leesburg (Loudoun) location closed. This was our first trip to the Reston store. It was Valentine's day, and the place was crammed to capacity, so forgiven for what no doubt was more noise than usual (!). The quality of the food was excellent (we had the Valentine's special Seafood dish. Drinks were generous (two martinis) and our waiter even hand stuffed blue cheese in my olives - because they didn't have any! Super Service!!

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BK
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Since we were there from 1:15 until 5:30 pm, I would say they were very patient and accommodating. We had the lunch special - 1/2 sandwich & salad. They even refilled our bread basket & oil dip.

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G
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Had salmon and Brussel sprouts. Salmon overdone and dry. Sprouts way over cooked. They should be bright green, not olive color. Food is normally okay there.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointed with service from the minute we arrived with the hostess' to the server and not to mention the food. This was the 2nd chance we gave this place and we'll, probably the last.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and nice choices

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were in the back room which was nice because it was quieter but it seemed like we were kind of forgotten on occasion.
Also this isn’t really part of the service but I guess it has to do with the dining experience, the table that we were seated at was pretty high and the chairs seemed like they were missing a seat bottom because we all felt like the seat cushion was sinking through the chair frame so for the shorter people, the table came up to their collarbone and made us all feel like little kids at a big table.

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food and value. Becoming one of our favorites.

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NE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter is dairy and gluten free and they always do a great job with her meal.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite go to.

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. I enjoyed the super crunch Salad at lunch that I suggested to my husband the we order take out super crunch salads for dinner. Service was great, even rhaough there was a busy lunch crowd. Will use as go to lunch meeting restsurant.

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ST
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was weak, food OK.

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C
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, very good. Food excellent, service outstanding. We will be back!

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t
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Went with friends during dinner rush on a Saturday night. They love this place. Second time we went with them, and figured I would give it a second chance after the first time. Our server was slammed - several large parties. He was truly trying hard to keep up. Felt bad for him. The youngest in the group received the wrong order (placed wrong by the server) and I shared an appetizer which was pretty good and a panko chicken sandwich that was not good. The panko coating was partially not cooked and partially charred. We did not complain or request a fix. Based on my prior visit - neither of these would have made a difference. Not likely to go back unless it was just to meet the friends for a drink.

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JY
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good service is great. I don’t write long reviews so you get what you get.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were well taken care of and service was outstanding

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S
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress' name was Tina and she was fabulous! She was very attentive and answered all our questions.

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JK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive and took care of ALL the needs of the ten at our table, including kids. Everyone was served at same time, other wait staff or kitchen staff delivered dishes. It was Grandma's birthday, and her dessert was complimentary and came with a candle!! Generous portions of food and specialty drinks.

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We've been here several times. The food quality varies. I have ordered things that were delicious and then ordered them again and they were average at best. Today I had the Superfood Salad and it was great. Definitely seemed differently prepared than last time I ordered it, in a good way. So I have the feeling that the food varies by who is in the kitchen etc. They have generous pours on their wine.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I used to love NYAJ. Unfortunately, the portion sizes have drastically decreased. I will not be quick to head back - not much bang for your buck. The only saving graces is their delicious bread and dipping sauce!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food wasn’t great. Our bread didn’t come out till after our entrees. Service was all around extremely slow.

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here three times and all have been very nice. Thanks.

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C
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service for our waiter!

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for catching up with friends in a non-rushed environment. Delightful choices and friendly, accommodating wait staff.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was so-so but the food was great as always. I got home feeling annoyed however. We went for a friend’s birthday and another friend brought cupcakes to celebrate. Without telling us, NYAJ’s charged us $25 for bringing the cupcakes into the restaurant. I can understand they would rather sell us dessert, but they should have told us there would be a $25 charge to eat the cupcakes there.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service (thanks Larry), great atmosphere.

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AZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and good food.

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PK
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a reservation and was taken on time. It was wonderful.

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DS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attendance was down due to an arctic blast of cold weather. Good for got a reservation on short notice. Friendly staff, clean restaurant and delicious food. Had a sweet potato Chorizo soup that was so good I got 2 orders to go for this week lunches.

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a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonable price and great service. I will definitely go back.

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