Not Your Average Joe's Westwood

4.3
734 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
OKTOBERFEST 2018
Sept. 19 - Oct. 7th
The party’s at Joe’s Haus!

Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, tacos and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub-like experience at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

Not Your Average Joe’s Westwood is located in University Station, Westwood's most best new center for entertainment and dining.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 734 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent scallops!! Changed the sides to our liking!

Report
Helpful
RS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Made a reservation via NYAJ web site for 6:30pm arrived on time expected to wait maybe 5 minutes for a table. two other couple cme in after me and get seated. Food was questionable. I had meatloaf which seemed undercooked and my wife had baked haddock which seemed overcooked. Had a big misunderstanding with my waiter when I asked for the ice cream that c me with dessert we want to be served on the side because my wife is intolerant of dairy. Waither took that to mean she has a allergy or someting to dairy, disappears for a while and comes back to say that the only item on the dessert menu was sorbet. We did not say that we want a dairy free dessert just the ice cream on the side.

Report
Helpful
BA
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The staff have no idea about customer service. They were nice but cannot answer any questions. They all just repeat the policy. We came a bit early for our reservation and were treated like criminals.
The tables are wiped down with...I’m not sure what, but there were streaks and residue on our table and I watched other tables being half assed wipes down. Gross.
Wait staff was pleasant, food took way too long to come out and the food is so not fresh. Adequate but questionable. All in all, do not like this place.

Report
Helpful
A
New England
144 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We live across the street from this location, easy walking distance, so we come here often. Service seems to be better than it used to be. Jessie our server this time was excellent.

Report
Helpful
a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

I got the coconut shrimp as an appetizer and it was overcooked. My side of carrots were hard! And my French fries were cold. Wasted money for wasted food .

Report
Helpful
P
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Not Your Average Joe's Westwood. Food is always delicious, service is on point and definitely a local favorite of ours.

Report
Helpful
SK
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Burger was burnt and smelled bad
Fries were cold
Sangria was awesome

Report
Helpful
JO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance - chicken, shrimp and rice bowl is a good new option to the menu!

Report
Helpful
MD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They took us on time. We got the seating we wanted (outside). The food was great. We will go back. Enjoy!

Report
Helpful
J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

4 of us went for dinner. 3 people were served their dinners. Mine was missing. 30 minutes later I still was not served. We asked for manager. She packed my dinner to go comped dinner and said dessert was on her. However, they charged us for the coffee we requested with dessert.

Terrible service and no explanation of their mistakes. We should have been given a gift card not just a takeaway dinner for someone who was suppose to eat dinner with friends!!!!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation Dinner

Report
Helpful
J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall our dinning experience was good. Our waitress was just ok. You could tell she was kinda checkout. I’ve been here so many times that we go back mainly for the food. Would definitely recommend this place. The food is so Yummy. Love the new menu.

Report
Helpful
d
New England
32 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time for a group get together. Great location- convenient for people coming from the city, south of the city and west of the city. Lol
Nice beer selections and food was very good. We got the egg roll appetizer which was excellent.
No wrong choices here. If you haven’t been here worth a trip.

Report
Helpful
DC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food is always good. Comfortable place - either at the bar or outside. Looked a little too gray so we stayed inside but next time I'll be out by the firepit!

Service was good. We lingered and our waiter was very gracious and attentive. End of the night so I didn't feel guilty that we were holding a table.

Report
Helpful
JM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always good at Not Your Average Joe's. Our Server Sam (Samantha) was very nice and attentive!

Report
Helpful
JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was average to poor. Take the rigatoni off the menu. In my opinion It was terrible tasting. I couldn't eat it. Menu very limited. The taste of the food had been much better in the past.

Report
Helpful
SG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Looooove the bread and parmesan dip. Staff attentive and very nice. Meal was delicious as usual. Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
O
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Yes but food was mediocre and overly salty.
Just average at best. Our server was terrific and I tip well for her service not the food.

Report
Helpful
KR
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The meal was good. Stuff I normally get ans.tasted as expected. The house Margarita...first one a little bit limeY. The second was horrible. Tasted like all lime juice. But our check came.wirh the last drink so I just left 3/4 of the drink paid n went.home. Westwood Joe's mixed drinks usually suck though. Foos is ok

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Cold food, tiny serving, this particular plate was the pulled pork sandwich which was tiny and cold with an extremely small side of sweet potato fries. The other order was burnt. Lots of people sending food back or waiting too long for food.

Report
Helpful
M
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Always Enjoy this restaurant. I would recommend it. Unfortunately this time Our waitress wasn’t in a good mood and it affected us . Since we were with the good friends we try to get past this and we did . However all your waitstaff is usually good and I would recommend you remind them that no matter what your days like they need to take a deep breath and keep smiling and take care of the customers. Thanks

Report
Helpful
T
New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Although the restaurant is new and has nice atmosphere, the food was mediocre at best and for the price they charge, not a great value.

Report
Helpful
FS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Ordered a Caesar salad without dressing. When it arrived it had dressing. Croutons were tasty but so hard one could easily break a tooth.

Report
Helpful
LF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Only great thing about my meal was dessert! The peanut butter thing was awesome!

Report
Helpful
ME
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was tasty everyone liked their meal leaving no leftovers. I enjoyed the new bedford scallops and citrus salad a great deal. The scallops were seared perfectly. We loved the cheesecake for dessert. Unfortunately, the service was poor. The server took forever to bring a drink and had to be reminded about it in the first place. She also didn't check in with us later in the meal and took a long time to be found for us to be paid.

Report
Helpful
F
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I have dined at the Westwood NYAJ since it opened up. It has always been outstanding except for the last time. Three of us had the simply grilled salmon and all the salmon was overcooked even though we requested it to be cooked medium. The salmon was very dry. The carrots were hard and one of the diners didn't get the brown rice for the side dish but instead broccoli. Three of the four people requested another glass of wine and they brought four glasses of wine. Fortunately, they didn't serve the fourth glass of wine.

Report
Helpful
R
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Would go more often if I could. We had a reservation, so we were seated right away. Great table near the bar. Hostess and waitress were both friendly. We tried some of the seasonal drinks. Delicious! Also tried a new salad, the hoisin salmon recommended by our waitress. Very good. If my wife doesn’t get it next time, I will. As always, the bread and dip were great. Was hoping to have room for the peanutbutter thing, but we couldn’t do it. Next time!

Report
Helpful
JA
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Joe's seems to have a problem with timing salads and entrees.

Our last several visits, we have ordered salads to start, waited 25-30 minutes for the salad and had our entrees presented less than 2 minutes afterwards. The entrees were held for us, but not the ideal.

Given the price point for salads, the guest should have an opportunity to enjoy it without having to worry about the entrees the held.

The food itself was fine, the server was generally attentive and the place was busy as always.

Report
Helpful
WD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We got seated during a very busy time. Wait staff was very apologetic for any delays and they gave us a free dessert for our patience. Outstanding customer service.

Report
Helpful
G
New England
61 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars, and we’re interested in the new Fit for You menu. My husband had the chicken and shrimp rice bowl, and liked it very much indeed. I tried the Knife and Fork burger with broccoli. It was delicious, although the avocado needed dressing, and ketchup should have come with the burger. My only real complaint is that beautiful lettuce was put on a warm plate, where it got soggy and unappealing. Greens on a plate warmer than room temperature is not okay. I asked for replacement greens on a cold plate.

Report
Helpful
I
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from out of the country

Report
Helpful
MR
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Friendly greeting at door and by wait staff. Not rushed to order. Ordered fish dinner and salad. Companion also ordered fish. Although the food wasn't spectacular, it was good. Price and portions reasonable. Not sure though, if regular and decaf was mixed up. Definitely will go again.

Report
Helpful
C
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Not Your Average Joe's becomes Your Average Joe's as soon as the food is served. Service is good and ambience is good, unfortunately the food fails to deliver the same. Parts of my chicken dish were over cooked and parts of the same piece if chicken was cooked perfectly. The entire piece of chicken was bland and tasteless! The same comments came from my other guests about their meals.

If you're looking for quality, good tasting food, Joe's is not the place for you.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Our server was great! Our table was next to the server station. Many servers stood there complaining about their tips- found that very tasteless and inappropriate.

Report
Helpful
O
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The waitress was not friendly - our drinks were wrong, after waiting 40 minutes she realized the meal was not able to not have chicken (I'm a vegan) had to wait longer for food. Wasn't helpful or knowledgeable about the menu since it was a new menu. I had to ask for a manager who offered complimentary desert.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Great Mother’s Day by all!

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The Mothers Day brunch was very disappointing. There were only 3 breakfast options and they were just okay, portions were very small and everything was overcooked. I ordered eggs benedict and I thought the eggs were tiny and the whites were completely separated from the hard overcooked yoke, literally a tablespoon of Hollandaise sauce. French toast was burnt on one side. on both orders at the table. Lucky it was Mothers Day, as my mother refused to let me send everything back. Very very disappointing. We go there a lot for dinner and drinks and never had an issue. But this was a disaster.

Report
Helpful
MF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to NYAJ's on Mother's Day for brunch. The atmosphere is fun and lively and our service was great. We loved the "design your own Bloody Mary" option. The food was tasty, however it would be nice if they offered more brunch selections (I think there were only 3 or 4 options).

Report
Helpful
s
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience. The service and food was good, however just a bit pricey for food that is really nothing special....I will be back.

Report
Helpful
m
Miami
122 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If this was my first time here I probably would not come back. But, having been there several times before, I will simply assume that this was an off night. Several things did not go well. First, it took way too long for their very good bread basket to arrive. Our server apologized and said she was waiting for a new batch to come out of the over. Fine. It arrived and we enjoyed it. After another really long wait my salad finally arrived. It was not very good, and the croutons were as hard a bricks. That is not an exaggeration, but an accurate description. Finally, after another inexcusable delay, our dinners arrived. Our server explained that they had just opened the outside seating area and that is the reason for the delay. My wife ordered the scallops and made a point of requesting that they be prepared well done -- browned outside. They came out white and it was sent back. When her dinner was finally returned to her, the other three of us were already finished eating so she ate alone. She thinks, although I can not attest to it, that there were one or two fewer scallops on the returned plate. Perhaps, she thought, they simply discarded the couple that were totally white and reheated and re-served the remaining ones. That is speculation, but who knows? We never mentioned any of this to our lovely server as none of it was likely her fault.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
19

Tweets by Not Your Average Joe's Westwood

null