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Not Your Average Joe's Reston, Reston, VA
Not Your Average Joe's Reston, Reston, VA
Not Your Average Joe's Reston, Reston, VA
Not Your Average Joe's Reston, Reston, VA
Not Your Average Joe's Reston, Reston, VA

Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.3
4.3
1441 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (571) 234-8200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Teodoro Ollie Paulin
  • Catering
    We offer our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
  • Private party facilities
    We've hosted private parties of all types for the Reston community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, our private dining room is the perfect place to host an event. Call us at 571-234-8200 to discuss options for your group.
  • Private party contact
    Joe Becker: (571) 234-8200
  • Neighborhood
    Reston
  • Cross street
    Reston Parkway
  • Parking details
    Parking is FREE and public. Turn down Fountain Drive off of New Dominion Parkway, and you'll see us in the corner of the lot across from The Container Store.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for business meals

1,441 Reviews
  1. lunchgirl

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Violet was a great server. Food was good, the pork sandwich was exceptional

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  2. maiaS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superior service from our waitress!! I think her name was Violet?

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  3. KeriP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a team dinner! Food was fresh and hot and tasty, service was fast, seating was comfortable.

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  4. RobertS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Burger was totally charred. The server offered to replace it and we said no. Thank you. But the server did take it off the check. The server was very good. However, the food was OK. Not great.

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  5. Setpoint

    Richmond

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was uncomfortable because it was cold in the restaurant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a difference 2 years makes. It was good to see the crowds back. We had a great Valentine's dinner.

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  7. MariamA

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fine. Service was awful. I never got a refill of my drink. Our food took forever, and when it finally came out, 1 burger was missing. They didn't bring that out for another 15 minutes, when the rest of our party of 10 was almost finished eating. Server had to be flagged down several times, but couldn't be bothered to stop walking while talking to us. Overall, we were disappointed and will not return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The starter bread and oil were very good. Ordered the whipped feta dip appetizer, the dip and the pita were excellent. The sesame crips were rock hard and salty. Inedible. Had to send it back. Otherwise rest of the food was good. Would give it another try.

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  9. LisaR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiter was unattentive and just didn't care. Also ordered the Waldorf Salad to go and it didn't have have the ingredients in it. Very poor and will not be returning.

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  10. SueM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My filet from the Filet Mignon Medallions and Mini Crab Cakes was cooked perfect! The crab cakes were very good, too. My husband said that his Cuban sandwich was delicious. I had the Red Velvet Cheesecake for dessert. Excellent! My Strawberry Sangria drink tasted watery.

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  11. Kiki

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It is a reliable favorite. I would recommend it.

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  12. GustaL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hamburger was raw when I asked for medium. Slice of cheese was just smacked on top not melted even a little bit. Had to go back twice to the kitchen by than the others were about done. And was just starting.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch especially the avocado toast! Service was excellent and we’ll definitely be back.

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  14. TheFoodie

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices have gone up here at this good restaurant. I was surprised at how much they had gone up and ordered accordingly. I've been here quite a few times in the past, and I enjoy the food and the environment. Despite being here on a first date, it was nice to check in with the football scores from the playoffs on the TV in the bar area. We shared the Korean BBQ wings, which were good, but four people could have easily shared a massive order. Our food came out quickly and practically right after the wings. The time between the appetizer and the main meal could have been a little longer. My date had a huge Southwest chicken salad that looked delicious. I got the Chicken Piccata, which was good and a significant portion. It was a good meal, but the timing between the appetizers and entrees should have been a little longer.

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  15. MikeR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoy dining at NYAJ's Great food and great service. Arrived at 11:30- for lunch - someone needs to turn the heat on earlier as it was very cold in the restaurant when we arrived. We left around 1 pm by then it had warmed up. Thanks!

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  16. Kand3Js

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've never had trouble getting seated, have always had good servers, and have enjoyed everything we've ever ordered.

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  17. cici

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They were pretty packed so our waitress wasn't super attentive. I don't blame her, she was given too many tables. Food was great and definitely would return maybe at a less busy time.

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  18. JeanA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable dinner, good food and helpful staff………….

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  19. BirthdayBoy

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Really enjoyed the generous portions

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  20. AndyV

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ample helpings of tasty food--judging from my companions' consumption of it. Conversation was easy and comfortable.

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  21. beegee

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Met a friend for holiday lunch. Our server could have been a little more attentive but all in all we had a nice lunch. Food was very good but couldn’t finish. Do enjoyed the rest for my dinner

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  22. ClaudiaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are very nice and friendly. The service is very attentive and helpful.

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  23. CaitlinE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. Fries came out raw. Dessert to make up for fries came out cold. We used to love this place but won’t likely come back.

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  24. John

    Washington DC

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice lunch at Not Your Average Joe's. Food was delicious, and services was great -- very attentive.

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  25. CherylM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good. We love the chicken piccata and chicken Parmesan, also the Southwest chicken salad. Everyone is very friendly and goes out of their way to greet us and to make sure we are being well taken care of. Wait staff very friendly and efficient.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Chicken parmigiana was tasteless. Restaurant was freezing cold! Not a great experience.

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  27. nycFoodieMom

    New York City

    108 reviews

    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brandon took care of us and made us feel special!! Herb crusted haddock was flavorful. Teriyaki salmon bowl was also pretty good. Pulled pork BBQ sandwich was moist and tasty. Flavorful carrot cake for dessert - not to be missed!! A fun dinner out and we enjoyed ourselves.

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  28. vacation

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I planned a group gathering and found the reservation easy to make and easy to change to accommodate changes. The variety of the menu allowed for all our group's needs.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group of 22 guests and opted to use their private room. Well worth the minimum. Server was mostly good, he could smile more but orders came out fast and accurate. We will go again next time we need a space similar to this. Can’t beat the price either !

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  30. Andilee

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have fond memories of this place. I’ve always loved the bread with garlic oil. Unfortunately that was the best part of the meal. We had some appetizers that were ok - unremarkable I remember them being good - now very ok. We also had a pizza that was a better part. The cost of the meal was very high - way above average and the food was very average to below average. Overly salty or tasteless for the most part. Oh well…

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  31. TaDa

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and options. Waiter was wonderful - smiling the entire time, patient and responsive.

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  32. BprisM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great.. we'll be back! Food and ambiance was ok!
    Not Your Average Joe's RestonResponded on October 23, 2023
    Thank you for the review!

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  33. BLEH

    Richmond

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar area looks good and well stocked. Food is ok (average) but a bit pricey for what you get. Service was good.

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  34. SkierMomArlington

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Upsides? Great lunch spot -- love the seasonal menu - especially the butternut squash/Brussel sprout flatbread. Easy parking. Broad menu. Our waiter Mason even convinced the manager to oblige a small off-menu request. Food here is reliably yummy. Love the welcome bread cone and cheesy olive oil spread. Downsides? They always seem a little under staffed at lunch -- service is always a tad slow. The iced tea refill was ice-less, room temperature and weak. There were crumbs on the seats of our booth when we arrived. Those little things kicked down a 5 star to a 4 star. But I am a repeat customer and will continue to come back.
    Not Your Average Joe's RestonResponded on October 23, 2023
    Thank you for the review. This is great feedback to get to 5stars!!!

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  35. KatieB

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised by this chain. We wish it was closer. It was terrific. Service and food especially. We will be back.

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  36. LynneG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My kids and their dates went to NYAJ’s for pre-Homecoming dinner, and I waited for them at the bar to pay their bill when they were done. Their server introduced herself to me and brought the check directly to me when they were done, and I had a great dinner at the bar. My daughter said her chicken was under done but she didn’t know well enough to send it back and give them a chance to fix it.

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  37. lunchgirl

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ione is very good server. She always gives us a warm welcome and is on top of things despite covering a lot of tables.

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  38. optimus8

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We used to love going to NYAJ in Reston. It was always good food and great service. Over the last 2 years, the food quality has gone down and the prices are going up ( as they are everywhere). When we got there, it was a Sunday and there were maybe 4 other tables besides us. The service was fine but I ordered the avocado toast and the arugula on top was limp and looked like it had been either left out or a little older. It was not wilted but limp. The egg on my meal was supposed to be over easy but was clearly undercooked as there was clear egg white around the yoke. Based on this and the higher prices, its not a great choice for us anymore.

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  39. Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, great service. Tried the Octoberfest special bratwurst, would definitely return.

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  40. JillinVA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I come here often enough when I'm looking a solid restaurant, good location and free/easy parking, reliable service, nice cocktail options, with a regular and seasonal menu that accommodates most of my friends' varied dietary needs (GF, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.). It does not disappoint. We had a painkiller and a watermelon cucumber margarita as our cocktail options. Both are very good. My margarita had a little too much ice and not enough drink IMO, and when I ask for a salted rim can you salt the whole thing rather than one square inch of it? They give you delicious focaccia bread over a cheese/red pepper flaked dipping oil that's to die for. Be careful because it's so easy to fill up on it, it's so addictive! We tried the whipped feta appetizer. Recommend that you get it for the table to split because it's definitely on the large side. Didn't care for the "sesame crisps", but the cucumber slices and pita bread paired well with the whipped feta, and the garbanzo bean topping was tasty. We had two of the newly unveiled Oktoberfest options--pork Schnitzel with red cabbage and potato pancake for me; drunken bratwurst over mashed potatoes for my friend. The schnitzel dish looked lovely, but it honestly lacked any kind of flavor... not the potato pancake, and not the schnitzel breading or meat. The best part about it was the red cabbage in my opinion (I'm a fan.) Service was prompt, and we had no problems getting a table at 5:45 PM on a Thursday. By the time we left at 7 PM, it had started to get busier; so if you have a large party, or you just don't like to wait long for your food, go on the earlier side of the dinner shift.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Not Your Average Joe's Reston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 234-8200.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is rated 4.3 stars by 1441 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Not Your Average Joe's Reston

1845 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Reston Parkway
  • Neighborhood
    Reston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is FREE and public. Turn down Fountain Drive off of New Dominion Parkway, and you'll see us in the corner of the lot across from The Container Store.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Teodoro Ollie Paulin
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (571) 234-8200
  • Catering
    We offer our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
  • Private party facilities
    We've hosted private parties of all types for the Reston community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, our private dining room is the perfect place to host an event. Call us at 571-234-8200 to discuss options for your group.
  • Private party contact
    Joe Becker: (571) 234-8200
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