Not Your Average Joe's Westwood

4.4
1312 Reviews
$30 and under
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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaB
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The manager and staff were so helpful and accommodating even though they were very busy and understaffed. We had a great dinner and enjoyed our time sitting outside on the patio.

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vipdownhillskier
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Consistently good food.

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Tamar
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The hostess was rude, unhappy, unhelpful and all around horrible. I’m not sure why we still tried to eat there after our encounter with her. The waitress (Sarah), however, more than made up for it. Sarah was amazing - cheerful, helpful, friendly and got everything right. She was among the best servers I’ve ever had (anywhere in the country or world). And the food was excellent.

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Lolo
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were four of us. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. I had chicken picatta which was good.

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PattiC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went for lunch, twenty minutes before getting a drink order, server left before we could place our food order, that took another 20 minutes, ordered two personal cheese pizzas and turkey club. Forty minutes before the food came out, turkey club roll was hard as a rock, pizzas sat under a hear lamp far too long. No apologies for the delay or rationale. Very disappointing experience.

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vipJeannetteH
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lunch for 3 on a Friday. Two salads were ok with lack luster romaine and one meatloaf dinner was at first cold and reheated but not completely. The meat was dry and very leftover tasting, the potatoes were cold and broccoli was NOT COOKED. The prices were high for very ordinary food.
The server was friendly and very apologetic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Loud and very busy

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vipKathyC
New England
51 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service! Good meal. We will be back

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diningoutagain
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the service was friendly and professional. We had requested a round table and they accommodated us very nicely. It was a very nice experience and we will certainly return.

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RodelineC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was okay. Not a big selections on entee

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Requested a special occasion which was never acknowledged or fulfilled, which was disappointing....awkward server transition due to shift end but not the server fault since she was very attentive before departing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was excellent! There were 5 in our party & requested outside seating. After about 20 minutes, the weather changed, it became cold and they were able to move us indoors, which saved the night!

Food was excellent, everyone enjoyed their meal. We started with nachos, which we would highly recommend.

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Ragsy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location...easy to reach right off 95...ample, convenient parking...friendly helpful staff....the menu offers great variety and amount of choices.

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EmilyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server seemed to have better things to do than serve us. She came to our table and we asked for additional menus since the host sat us w 1, with a reservation of 3. She forgot to bring them when returning with our drinks. We asked for our food to be prepared a certain way due to food allergies and when the food came out, it was not as ordered. Then she never returned to check to see how our food was, refill our drinks, or even close out our tab. The food was good but this is my 2nd time at the same location with a similar service experience.

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MeredithS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server was a little slow in taking order and checking on us. Food was average. It has been better in the past. Bring back green beans with Mustard Crusted Chicken instead of broccoli.

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vipSusanB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was fortunate enough to get patio sitting on a beautiful summer day. The waitress was extremely pleasant and engaging. The food was also very good. We both had the chicken caesar wrap. I would highly recommend. I usually get the pizza. as I meet my niece here
2X monthly to have lunch. My sister in law and other niece were going there for supper due to the gluten free menu that Joe's has.

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NancyH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The outside set up could use attention to create a better ambiance. Tables and chairs are rusty. Needs added landscaping and table improvements for more appeal. Haven’t said that, it was so nice to be able to dine there again.

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Hawk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food, drinks, service, and ambiance were all amazing. Just go. Meatloaf and painkillers.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience.

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Matteo
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the terrace - it was nice to be outside, the weather was perfect. Food was great, and our waitress was very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

There was a very dirty table that we were directed to. We asked for another table. Under the table were leaves, trash, dirt etc. We were then placed adjacent to this high top table outside and watched two other parties get directed to the same table, and both those parties were observed looking under the table, seeing the debris, and asking to sit somewhere else.

Very unprofessional to be asked to sit in a dirty area, and that NO-ONE attempted to clean under it. When it was obvious there was a problem.

I tried to speak to a manager, to let her know the table was a problem. She was not interested, so I unfortunately became irate. Shame on her for not caring, and for not having someone come out and clean it. She never even came to look at it, which she should have.

Menu seemed to have changed quite a bit so it was difficult to choose from. Food was not that great but being able to be outside was nice. Waitress was sweet and friendly.

This used to be my go to restaurant before and during covid but it was quite disappointing this time. My friend expressed her satisfaction as well before I said anything to her.

I will not be returning.

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EricL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We'd planned to eat outdoors but the temperature dropped and the wind kicked up. Staff were great about finding us a spot indoors. It was our first indoor dining experience post Vax and... it was awesome to be back at NYAJ.

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Rwhatweeat
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great except for lag time in placing our order. Love this place and will be back.

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vipRyan
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor service can sometimes be bad being so far away from the kitchen. Our waiter was on top of it, stopping by each time he passed with drinks, bread, food, and dessert. The food is usually good here, but it’s great when the service is even better!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience5

Food was not as good as usual. Salmon was over cooked , cod was tasteless. We go there a lot and yesterday was not even close to what we are used to.

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vipDave
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a reservation outside on the patio but showers were possible. We were told if it started to rain we could come inside. It did and we did. We were given a table and a fresh setup of utensils. We had ordered an appetizer, which came to us inside but almost immediately after we received our appetizer our main course came. This has happened to us many times in the past and we have complained to management a number of times. I guess they still have not dealt with the issue. By the time I finished my appetizer my main course was less than hot.

Otherwise, our server was great and the food good.

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Debra
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was a great vaccinated return to restaurant dining. The outdoor seating was pleasant. We had picky eaters from age 11 to 93 and everyone could find something on the menu that they liked. (We were disappointed that the menu has shrunk, with the very diet-conscious items removed, but recognize that's a reality in covid times.) It was a bit loud for our 93 year old but not uncomfortably so. Our server was excellent. She was attentive, helpful, professional, accommodating, and kind. Great family experience!

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Livetoeat
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to this particular location several times during the last 12 months and have not been disappointed in the quality and preparation of my food or service provided by an accommodating staff.

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vipRichardG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time server was awesome!

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vipAlanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service

Pleasant space

SM
SusanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went out to celebrate my bday with my dad. Waitress hit wrong button and instead of receiving my salmon they brought me chicken parm. She apologized and comped the meal but by the time they brought me my salmon my dad was halfway done with his meal. The charred broccoli that accompanied my salmon was totally raw with charred florets and unable to be eaten as it was so hard. We exchanged it for delicious spinach. Salmon was yummy. Dads meatloaf average. A bit disappointed on my bday

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vipAndrewH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a great casual spot for getting lunch and sitting outside in the sunshine - great food!

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vipLove2eatout
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed eating outside. Felt very comfortable and all safety protocols were well maintained. Food was great, service was pleasant and well timed.

JD
vipJoanD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service -welcomed in, seated at requested table & terrific server. Bang bang shrimp & cheesesteak apps very tasty.

KC
vipKathyC
New England
52 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our waitress seemed distracted. We had to ask for bread and the check twice. The Arctic char was fatty and the couscous was salty. My sangria was like fruit juice. It was one of the least memorable meals - and we are Not Your Average Joe fans. Hopefully just an off day.

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vipAnonymous
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service! We ate on the patio and it was perfect!

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Finedine
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was awesome!! We sat outside and it was a little noisy! Food was great!!

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Charlene
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience in Westwood. Our server Rich was hustling working around so many tables and he was always checking in with us to make sure we were enjoying everything. He truly did a great job taking care of us and regardless of how busy he was, he was always calm, collected and remembered every detail.

This location is always super busy and the team does a great job, even when they are short staffed. Grateful for a good girls night out at NYAJ!

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Momsday
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Brian was very helpful in accommodating us - we had a somewhat large group and wanted to move the reservation from outside to inside and he gave us 2 big tables inside socially distanced from others. Appreciate that!

Busy Mother's Day so service was understandably a little slow but our waitress was very pleasant and helpful.

One remark we had was the lack of good wines both by the glass but particularly the bottles. We enjoyed a bottle of Stag's Leap Chardonnay (which was the "special" that day) but sadly, the restaurant only had one left so that was it. Kendall Jackson and Edna Valley are not comparable Chardonnays and while I know they're popular, they are low end - Is there any way you can get Stags Leap, Frei Bros. or Sonoma Cutrer - something in that mid range? That would be great and cement us as return customers!

We love NYAJ - glad the world is returning to some normalcy and we all can enjoy a dinner out

JD
JaneDoe
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Loved the food. Loved the service. Appetizers were tasty.

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Not Your Average Joe's Westwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 355-4400.

Not Your Average Joe's Westwood is rated 4.4 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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