Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.4
615 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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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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RS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought the spaghetti squash bolognese was a big fail. We were expecting a tomato based sauce not a mound of spaghetti squash surrounded by SO MUCH sauteed carrots.

I will say that I am a fan of the succotash couscous.

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s
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I can't say enough good things about Not-Your-Average-Joes in Reston. They always have a very extensive menu and very fresh and well-prepared menu items. Seafood items are always a sure bet, but for winter time they have a comfort food menu so I tried their Pot Roast. To top it all, NYAJ offered 15% off your group bill if you are a furloughed federal worker! I took advantage of that, so thanks NYAJ!

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l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Again, NYAJs hits it out of the park with the addition of GF soups like New England Clam Chowder to their GF menu. Thanks, Joe!

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very fresh and farm to table style food. Good menu. Good waitstaff, overall a solid dining experience.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a group of 9. table was ready for us when we arrived and service was excellent considering such a large group.

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RR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not Your Average Joe's in Reston is consistently reliable. The food, service, and atmosphere are always good. They accommodate my work team of 12 very well. We have both lunch and happy hour here regularly.

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Z
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For a moderately busy lunch, I wasn't impressed. My food had hair in it, was mildly warm, and seemed like it had been under a heat lamp for a while. We had a party of eight and while I appreciate trying to bring the food out at the same time, doing so only degraded the experience for all.

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DP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciated vegetarian options.

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T
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Andrew, was fantastic. We'll definitely be back.

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C
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for our birthday celebration. Our waitress was especially soperb.

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

The food was delicious. Very good service. The staff was very knowledgeable about celiac disease and other food allergies. There were a lot of gluten-free options; even for kids. The gluten-free bread was delicious. It would've been great if they had a dedicated fryer for gluten-free french fries but a great restaurant nonetheless.

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

Mason was our waiter and did a fantastic job. One person was gluten free and the menu was excellent.
We had a very good meal.

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RR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our "go to" places for any celebration. Great food and great service. Recommended.

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