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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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

When I made a 6:45 pm reservation I had no idea the restaurant closed at 8:00 pm. We were completely rushed through our meal. In addition, the menu is so limited, it’s almost not worth going out to eat if you’re expecting a good dining experience. I will continue to patronize to help keep restaurants in business, but next time I’ll probably do take-out.

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KeithC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food at an affordable price. Highly recommend if in the area.

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Flavio
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Nice atmosphere, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We made a reservation for 7:45pm. When we arrived our server told us that the kitchen closes in 15 minutes. I was not aware at the time of making the reservation that the restaurant closed at 8pm. The server was nice about it, but that is not a great experience to be rushed.

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JamesC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the pandemic, it was a very pleasantly dining experience.

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vipColleenT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, very attentive without being intrusive. We will return!

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anonymous
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My hamburger bun was burned. Everything else was excellent

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SliceOfIreland
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love NYJ’s!!! Food and service was great! Closed a little to early on a Friday (8pm)...but what’s normal today anyway.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely attentive service -- our waiter remembered our order from last visit, including substitutions we made! Friendly manager joined us at table. Dined outside.

Important to keep this restaurant viable because their lunch and happy hour crowd are not at work in surrounding offices, so patronage is very weak. Please visit and dine there.

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NancyR
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were pleasant and attentive to those of us sitting outside. Food was absolutely wonderful. The appetizers were just perfect for a light dinner.

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vipSkippy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Many diners are currently looking for outdoor dining opportunities. The furniture, the shade opportunites, consideration of climate considerations (fans) leaves a lot to be desired. There is no reason the entire outside dining area cannot be covered rather than a few umbrellas. The outdoor furniture was generally uncomfortable.

Avery was our server and was terrific. From pizzas to sandwiches, the food was very good.

Until they upgrade their outside dining I would not recommend the patio, but the food and service were quite good.

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emilyk
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server was invasive and then had an attitude. Wish we had a different server.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. I was blown away by the simple Super Crunch Salad with chicken which was delicious. Chicken was juicy and cooked perfectly!! The dressing was a great compliment to the salad which was full of healthy items.
I went there two days consecutively and had the pleasure of meeting Mason and Avery who delivered excellent customer service on both occasions.

I will be back!

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viplunchgirl
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first venture out to eat since early March. We ate outside and had a nice relaxing meal. The recommendation by our server to try the lobster roll was spot on. The margarita my husband had was so good he had two. We like NYAJ and go often, but just not since COVD, although we have had take out and have not been disappointed.

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michelleb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed
Never ordered something we didn’t thoroughly enjoy
Love this place

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JonB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, we had a positive experience. The staff were great - very friendly, hospitable and quick. The food is average, but one thing that really stands out is the boneless chicken wings on the appetizer menu. Get those and some fries for dinner, and you won't be sorry. I often try something different when we go there, but nothing ever beats the boneless wings! This was our first dining experience outdoors at NYAJs and to be honest the ambiance isn't great. It's right next to two fairly busy roads and the only thing helping with the traffic noise is the fact that the seating area is surrounded by a berm. It's not a deal killer, but there might be better spots for a date. We've been inside plenty of times and that has a nice feel to it.

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Theresa
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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vipDianeL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our Father's Day dinner started out good with the exception of a few things.
- Our server asked to approach our table which we all thought to give us our menus. He was way overly friendly to the point that he was way too close to our personal space and he continually leaned our table to talk with us.
- Due to the VA rules of COVID, Face Mask we're not a priority with management. As new customers walked through the door they disregarded the mask signs posted.
- Seating needed to be priority. We were seating in high traffic area which I should have said something. During our dinner a family walked in without mask and were seated approx. three feet from our booth.

If restaurants want to serve guest, management needs to be more aware of all the Covid guidelines both with customers and their staff.

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vipPaigeL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience here! Our waiter, Jonathan was absolutely perfect!

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Maddy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great COVID-19 precautions, nice service, good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at NYAJ’s! Margaritas are delicious and so is the impossible burger. Service great! Highly recommend visiting this restaurant!!

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Michael
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avery, our server, was awesome! Food & drink were great.
Given pandemic limitations, getting back to NYAJ’s was so satisfying.

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Areapen
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our first meal back at NYA Joe's after the pandemic. Outdoor seating w/ good social distancing. The bartender Raoul made the spicy margarita I love even though it was not on the menu. The food was very good at this casual eatery though the selection was not their usual yet. As always, the service was excellent. Really glad to be able to come here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be out dining again and way to start summer with lobster roll

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vipStillFabulous
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hot day when the sun swings around, but overall good setup on the Patio and close to the restrooms when you need to go indoors. Service was great and we were easily able to be socially distanced!

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DavidW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our outdoor dining experience during the Covid-19 reopening was poor. Although there were seats in the shade, we were seated half in the sun. It was uncomfortably hot. Our waiter was not good. He wasted a lot of time and the people with the other server who came in after us by 10 minutes got their food before us. The people next to us were chided for moving one of their chairs to see each other better. Apparently, a breach of social distancing, NYAJ's didn't handle the problem well - scolding them. Then, we left cash and got tracked down as we left. We were scolded and told they only accept credit cards because of the pandemic. Money is filthy, we were told. (Really, it's not as filthy at the grocery or the drug store?) Then, the waiter handled my card with the same gloves on he used to serve food, pick up dirty dishes, etc. Um...total fail.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Brian
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really, really impeccable service from David! We very much enjoyed our first meal out in months. The outdoor seating situation was handled extremely well! Thank you!!!

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CarrieP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYAJs is one of my favorite places to go! The food is always on-point, great staff!

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vipRobert
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They are open to eat outside. Make a reservation.

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Chris
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server, Tre, was very attentive to our large party (20) & definitely helped make the night a fun one!

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DavidF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really GOOD Food....Huge Portions!
Lots to choose from from Appetizers , Salads, Sandwiches, Buyers and Entree

Gluten Free and Special Diet Requests

Large Bar area

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JeanneT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Cesear was excellent. He went the extra mile to celebrated a birthday and made it a very special day.

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jerryz
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and son-in-laws birthday celebration.

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JennyP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was really bad. It took over 25 minutes and another waiter to even order our drinks and appetizers. Our waiter was MIA most of the time. They only refilled our drinks (water and soda) once during the 2 hours and45 minutes we were there. The chicken and shrimp bowl was uneatable. It had too much REALLY salty sauce.

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vippamc
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Waldorf Salad - everything fresh and tasty and our server Caesar was cordial and efficient!

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vipJohn
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at NYAJ. The food was excellent as was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host (guy with beard) was terrible. I gave him my name, and he couldn’t find it, but eventually did and was so frustrated and gruff that his bad disposition became the topic of conversation with person I was having lunch with. Not a good way to start a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience1

The service was excellent and the food was good but our evening was ruined by the manager yelling at our server in front of us for seating us at the wrong table. Incredibly unprofessional and really made the rest of the evening uncomfortable for me.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We sat at the bar and our waiter wasn’t friendly and rude

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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 4.4 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

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