Not Your Average Joe's Westwood

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708 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Has your father met Joe before? C’mon, they’re both great guys. Introduce them on Father’s Day while Dad feasts on everything from Seared Scallops to Thai Beef Noodle Salad to our awesome Backyard Burger.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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JA
New England
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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WD
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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G
New England
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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

Family visiting from out of the country

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MR
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

It was a Great Mother’s Day by all!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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m
Miami
117 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.

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JB
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good service was very good. It was very good

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DB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has definitely become our new favorite place to eat! Not only is the food ridiculously great, but our server Sarah is beyond AWESOME!!! If you haven’t eaten here yet, do yourself a favor and go! You won’t be disappointed!!

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BZ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our third time to this particular establishment. It was the Saturday before Mother's Day and very busy. We were seated on time. The food tasted good but unfortunately it didn't come out hot. My piece of haddock was too small for the price I paid. The waitress was very polite and helpful. I would rate our prior visits to this restaurant 4 out of 5 stars. This most recent visit I would give a 3 out of 5 stars.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Server seemed to get frustrated with the fact that we had diet requirements due to allergies.

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was a business dinner and wasn't a great experience. We had reservation and we were seated right away.
We waited over 10 minutes for someone to come over and take our drink orders. He did acknowledge our wait and apologized.
When the food came two of the three orders were incorrect. I had ordered the mustard encrusted chicken with carrots instead of mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. It came out with mashed potatoes and green beans. Our guest ordered a burger and recieved a plant based burger which she questioned. Apologies were made and the burger was remade. The server attempted to scrape my potatoes off of my plate. I stopped her and asked that it be taken to the kitchen and replaced.
All in all a disappointing experience.

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N
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with girlfriends. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter because he was FABULOUS

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DE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! I've been to Not Your Average Joe's many times and I've enjoyed it EVERY time!

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JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic - from reception to seating to an attentive and pleasant waiter. Food was good as always at Not Your Average Joe’s. The cook time was particularly fast for a busy Sunday.

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AR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and consistently tasty food from a terrific menu offering options for everyone!

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B
New England
25 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent the service outstanding. The oil cheese and hot peppers for dipping were a cut above

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A
New England
144 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We keep being disappointed by this restaurant. We dine with friends who live nearby and one thing or another is always a problem. On this night it was the server. We had a party of 6 and as soon as we didn't order any alcohol she lost interest. We had to flag her down to place our order, we asked for butter instead of the olive oil and had to ask 3 different times, had to again flag her down to get water refilled and then she only refilled one, not the other 5.
I don't think we are going to give them any more chances to get it right.

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DM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaye was our server and she was fantastic! Very friendly and personable. She answered our questions about some of the items on the menu which helped make our decision on what we ordered.
The Impossible burger is amazing and the jumbolaya was great! My husband loved the new presentation of the jumbolaya.
NYAJ Westwood is one of our favorite places- we will most certainly be back soon!

Debbie M

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good. I went for my birthday with my mom and we really enjoyed it. I went back again the next day for taco Tuesday and the tacos are unbelievable. The shrimp taco was my favorite

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KJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

My fiance and I were in Joe's on Sunday for a celebatory lunch. The hostesses seemed a little frazzled when and unsure of themsleves, especially when I asked if we could have a particular booth. I had made a reservation for us and noticed that the family who had come in prior to us no reservtion was given preference. Even with that we were fine with the booth accomodation in the energetic bar area. Our server Caleigh B was amazing and we couldn't rave more about her. I orderd the seafood pasta with lobster sauce and to my dismay there was an eyelash on one of my scallops, Caleigh quickly removed the plate and aplogized profusely. Zach the manager came over to address the issue with first the hostess desk and now the food. He was equally amazing. Once the new meal came out, it unfortunately was bland in taste and the pasta was overcooked. They offered to get me something else but it was fine. Joe's is a place we love and go to a lot and despite Sunday's happenings we will continue to go there and we thank Zack and Caleigh for making it so.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great. Fast service. Everything in a timely fashion. Great food.

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JO
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, waitress was pleasant,very informative and her service was great.
I enjoy the restaurant very much, food, service, and atmosphere.

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MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Restaurant floor was filthy

Bar staff could not be less welcoming

Not one staff member was smiling

Food was average

Windows were dirty

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CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYAJ is a great "go to" restaurant. the food is consistently good and well priced. The bread and olive oil dip is the best anywhere I have been. The energy is upbeat and busy and yet no rush whatsoever to finish your meal and move on. Reservations are easy to make through the website paired with Open Table.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as always!

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DR
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Sarah went the extra mile! Best server ever!!!

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FU
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was great! Food was great as well. Love the decor and that you can use Open Table to make a reservation. We will be back. Thank you!

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AT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal or experience here, we love it!

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CP
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have noticed that when I make an open table reservation, we are seated at the last booth closer to the kitchen even though the place is 75% empty. This has happened the last 2 visits. Next time I’m going to request a banquette in advance to see what happens

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j
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to NYAJ many times so I know what to expect. Our sevice person this time was very distracted' She was hurrying around,putting the food on the table and then rushing off. She did not clear the table of used dishes and glasses before dessert or clean the table. Usually the service staff is very attentive no matter how busy. Maybe she was new. A little disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service close to hotel great food

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G
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of menu choices, pleasant service, and east parking. We’ll return

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