Not Your Average Joe's Westwood

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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, rice bowls 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 best new center for entertainment and dining.
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C
New England
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYAJ is one of our go to restaurants! Usually a safe bet for a good meal. Our waitress was new and she was fabulous! She will make a great addition to the staff. FYI, her name is Jade! Had one of our favorite booths to sit in and it proved to be a relaxing meal with family!
My husband wanted something on the Octoberfest menu which had ended but they managed to accomodate him! It was one of many birthday meals he will enjoy, so thank you NYAJ!

J
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with old friends. Will be back!
Love the bread and dipping sauce.

MP
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable. Food is very good, service excellent

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food excellent. Waiter excellent. Music way too loud. Caused us to leave earlier than we wanted. Hard to have any conversation at table. Our reservation was 6:09. Loud music would be more appropriate for later bar diners.

CM
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We made a last minute reservation for dinner. We arrived a bit early and were seated right away. The only issue was that there was a mistake on my husband’s order. His salad was served with his meal (instead of before it), along with a side he didn’t order, and his requested side dish was missing. This wouldn’t be a big deal, but it took asking three people before it was fixed and not one of those employees apologized for the error. The food was good and we will return, but an apology for the mistake and the delay in getting his complete meal would have been appreciated.

JW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met my friend for lunch and Kayla was our waitress. She was very nice and very accommodating, our drinks were never left empty. It was a pleasurable experience. Also the food was outstanding

S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We eat at Not Your Average in Westwood often.
The servers are terrific.
The food is slways good with an extensive gluten free menu where needed.
if there is ever any problem or compliments deserved, the managers are always available and most gracious.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a meetup with a group of friends. Since we were coming from different directions, I chose this location. It ended up being the perfect choice we all enjoyed the coconut shrimp starters, and everyone raved about their meal.

RL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at the restaurant and we were seated immediately, because we made a reservation. Great idea to do it !! Our waiter Xavier, his presentation, the meal, the dessert were all outstanding. Our time was a great evening, because of the results of a medical issue one of us had, so we were celebrating the results. Couldn`t have picked a better restaurant !!!

DD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great

PL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food served by a great waitress! Allie was very friendly and attentive to our needs.
Our dinners were just fabulous!

s
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Not sure I have already responded but just in case “not”....
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, and the wine until the bar ran out of our wine. How could that be in a restaurant/bar that is so busy? We enjoyed our first bottle of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay and when we asked for more there was only one glass full available . The substitutions available were not pleasing to our wine palates. Perhaps a visit from the manager with a soothing explanation would have been in order.

AB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very small brunch menu unless you wanted the 30$ buffet brunch. No eggs/ omelets etc available other than buffet.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Keep giving this place another chance. Will not be going back. $14 for calamari...mostly little fried shards. Had “special” on menu for chain’s anniversary. Awful. Kind enough to take it off the bill. A round of “how was your dinner?” Came back with a resounding “eh.” So downhill in the past couple of years.

A
New York Area
340 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Consistently good. Nothing is amazing, aside from maybe their bread and cheesy olive oil at the beginning. Great they take reservations, menu has something for everyone, think is ideal for lunch or a drink at the bar.

NR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at Not Your Average Joe's. The waitress was fantastic and the food as always delicious.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Good food, good service. Atmosphere- cold (air conditioning up high), and loud music playing. Hostesses do not use good judgment when seating diners. This is the second time hostess has attempted to seat two people in a curved booth that seats 8!

C
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had a party of 11. Few food screw ups as my salad was missing several items as well as a few of my coworkers. Slow service overall.

BF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelsey at the front desk was very welcoming and made sure our experience was great!

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place, service and food, but I was disappointed there were no specials.

JB
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been to this NYAJ many times. I would say 60% of the time the Service is good to very good. This time it was awful.
1. Arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation. Got seated within 1-2 Minutes. Hostess was very accommodating in seating us early
2. Took about 3-4 Minutes for waitress to take our drink order. My wife is Celiac so she is gluten free. Asked the waitress for both regular bread and Gluten free roll.
3. 10 minutes later still no drinks or bread another waiter came by and asked if we were being served. I told him waitress had already taken our order, in hindsight I should have asked him to check on our bread and drinks
4. Another 10 minutes went by no drinks or bread.
5. We walked out

D
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible! We were not even welcome inside because we had a baby carriage. We had made a reservation but despite our planning, the hostess rudely told us they couldn't accommodate us and that we would have to wait until space was available. Additionally, we were lectured on how to properly make a reservation. We decided to take our business elsewhere, to the surprise of the rude hostess who said "I just found a table, not sure what your issue is!" Clearly, the staff needs to be trained in customer service methods and strategies and should not discriminate against families. Otherwise enjoyed dining at this establishment..will not return!

JM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with our experience. Food is always excellent. Our server Allyson was great.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect. They were out of the wine ordered. When we asked for a second glass of the substitute, they were out of that as well. The food was not what it should have been, way below what I expect from this restaurant.

F
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty & delicious

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wasn't that impressed this time around. Here are a few things from the visit:
-Ordered a side of roasted brussel sprouts w/ my food. I received steamed brussel sprouts that tasted like horseradish.
-Father-in-law ordered the spaghetti squash bolognese which was extremely bland. I also think there is general confusion around this dish, since most bolognese dishes have meat. Best way I can describe it would be spaghetti squash w/ unseasoned ratatouille on top.
-Wife ordered super crunch salad, and it was underdressed w/ poor presentation.
-Ordered a grilled cheese at the start of the meal for toddler, and the waiter confused it with grilled chicken. After correcting him we ended up with grilled cheese and grilled chicken on the bill.

The restaurant otherwise is very nice including the staff and they have the best bread. The food unfortunately fell a bit short this time, perhaps it was the chef at lunch time?

SP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with fair prices. Extensive beer, wine, and drink menu. The server was excellent and food was prepared quickly. I had the Vietnamese Samon, which was wonderful.

CK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ahi Tuna salad was a little small for the money, in my opinion

L
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love. There isn't much else to say, this place is an absolute favorite.

R
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Had a res through Open Table and went in for lunch. 2 people at the front one of whom was on the phone. The other hostess ignores my wife and starts asking the group of business men who came in after her how many. When my wife mentions that she was there before them the hostess looks at the men and rolls her eyes. Real professional. Sat outside which was nice except for the wind as there is nothing to block it on any side. Food was okay other than the soup being lukewarm. Service was great which helped make up for the rest. Truthfully, go across the parking lot to Del Frisco’s Grille. Much better food and atmosphere.

G
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A comfortable booth, and enough choices for us each to order a different entree made for a pleasant evening out. We were promptly seated at our reservation time, and our waitstaff was excellent.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Not Your Average Joe's. Most of their food is great. They just need to work on their beef dishes.

AG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome server!! The background noise was too loud to have a conversation at a large round table

SE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Great spot

U
New England
64 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon for lunch was perfect.

w
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice as always @ NYAJ’s

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav place ever
Love the bread

KK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The services was good, but the quality of the food was bad. The food must be frozen to be warmed up and served. for the amount they are charging for the food it should be cooked at the place. the taste was off and the food was cold.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, loved the special brunch menu ! Easy location to meet , right off the highway

XX
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waitress was not friendly or visible

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