Not Your Average Joe's Reston

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1003 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Casual
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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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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vippamc
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Happy to be outside and eating great food- my friend is gluten free and there are foods she can eat- even dessert!!

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Paul
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent as always, but the service was a little slower that I would have expected given the restaurant had a very small number of people in it on a Wednesday night. Also we let them know in advance that it was my wife's birthday and not a mention of it the whole evening. Finally I had to tell the waiter so they would bring a candle on her dessert. What is the point of entering information like that on the reservation if they are not going to pay attention to it?

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VickyO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside and I felt quite safe, good social distance, staff all followed covid requirements and food was very good.

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OmarB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. Great place to enjoy a meal.

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vipOTDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

They had their same great menu and they took safety seriously. Bravo.

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vipAwesome
London
40 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Food and Exceptional Service. There were very few people inside - most on the patio.

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NancyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is always good, and service prompt and courteous. We sat outside because of Covid, and the staff wore masks the entire time, and had us look up menu items on app. The bread with garlic butter type sauce is always excellent.

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vipElyse
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I normally really like Not Your Average Joe's, especially the location in Rockville. However the food was not good at this location (admittedly it was a limited menu because of COVID). And while the waiter was nice, the service was extremely slowly, which was surprising because it was not buy when we went. So between the food and service, I'm not in a rush to head back to that restaurant.

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our visit was average with the exception of our waiter. He informed us, almost from the beginning, that he “was still hung over.” He didn’t seem to care anything about what we wanted, and he never made contact. At one point, I asked him a question, and it caused my friend to “please stop being so rude.” He never once made eye contact or apologized. His appearance was one of someone who may very well been wearing the same clothes he had on the night before. Both my friend and I have been t this establishment many times, and this not the kind of person you want representing your company.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!

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BhavnaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Food was alright, not the best.. Server was nice but it was my hubby’s b’day, & no offer for a cake cutting was given:( Outdoor seating is a joke for the
price :(

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Thora
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved our server! Drinks were good and desert was delicious.

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SaharA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We were greeted by a very nice hostess and brought to our table. Our waiter was probably the most bland and impersonal waiter we’ve ever had. No emotion, monotone, and seemed as if he didn’t want to wait on our table. The food was not the best...I ordered a medium burger but it was definitely more on the medium-well/well-done side.

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vipfcpdcop3423
Richmond
109 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and our server was wonderful!

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

When I made a 6:45 pm reservation I had no idea the restaurant closed at 8:00 pm. We were completely rushed through our meal. In addition, the menu is so limited, it’s almost not worth going out to eat if you’re expecting a good dining experience. I will continue to patronize to help keep restaurants in business, but next time I’ll probably do take-out.

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KeithC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff. Great food at an affordable price. Highly recommend if in the area.

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Flavio
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Nice atmosphere, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We made a reservation for 7:45pm. When we arrived our server told us that the kitchen closes in 15 minutes. I was not aware at the time of making the reservation that the restaurant closed at 8pm. The server was nice about it, but that is not a great experience to be rushed.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Considering the pandemic, it was a very pleasantly dining experience.

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vipColleenT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly staff, very attentive without being intrusive. We will return!

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anonymous
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My hamburger bun was burned. Everything else was excellent

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SliceOfIreland
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love NYJ’s!!! Food and service was great! Closed a little to early on a Friday (8pm)...but what’s normal today anyway.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Extremely attentive service -- our waiter remembered our order from last visit, including substitutions we made! Friendly manager joined us at table. Dined outside.

Important to keep this restaurant viable because their lunch and happy hour crowd are not at work in surrounding offices, so patronage is very weak. Please visit and dine there.

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NancyR
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were pleasant and attentive to those of us sitting outside. Food was absolutely wonderful. The appetizers were just perfect for a light dinner.

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vipSkippy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Many diners are currently looking for outdoor dining opportunities. The furniture, the shade opportunites, consideration of climate considerations (fans) leaves a lot to be desired. There is no reason the entire outside dining area cannot be covered rather than a few umbrellas. The outdoor furniture was generally uncomfortable.

Avery was our server and was terrific. From pizzas to sandwiches, the food was very good.

Until they upgrade their outside dining I would not recommend the patio, but the food and service were quite good.

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emilyk
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Server was invasive and then had an attitude. Wish we had a different server.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. I was blown away by the simple Super Crunch Salad with chicken which was delicious. Chicken was juicy and cooked perfectly!! The dressing was a great compliment to the salad which was full of healthy items.
I went there two days consecutively and had the pleasure of meeting Mason and Avery who delivered excellent customer service on both occasions.

I will be back!

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viplunchgirl
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our first venture out to eat since early March. We ate outside and had a nice relaxing meal. The recommendation by our server to try the lobster roll was spot on. The margarita my husband had was so good he had two. We like NYAJ and go often, but just not since COVD, although we have had take out and have not been disappointed.

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michelleb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed
Never ordered something we didn’t thoroughly enjoy
Love this place

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JonB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Overall, we had a positive experience. The staff were great - very friendly, hospitable and quick. The food is average, but one thing that really stands out is the boneless chicken wings on the appetizer menu. Get those and some fries for dinner, and you won't be sorry. I often try something different when we go there, but nothing ever beats the boneless wings! This was our first dining experience outdoors at NYAJs and to be honest the ambiance isn't great. It's right next to two fairly busy roads and the only thing helping with the traffic noise is the fact that the seating area is surrounded by a berm. It's not a deal killer, but there might be better spots for a date. We've been inside plenty of times and that has a nice feel to it.

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Theresa
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fathers Day

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vipDianeL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Our Father's Day dinner started out good with the exception of a few things.
- Our server asked to approach our table which we all thought to give us our menus. He was way overly friendly to the point that he was way too close to our personal space and he continually leaned our table to talk with us.
- Due to the VA rules of COVID, Face Mask we're not a priority with management. As new customers walked through the door they disregarded the mask signs posted.
- Seating needed to be priority. We were seating in high traffic area which I should have said something. During our dinner a family walked in without mask and were seated approx. three feet from our booth.

If restaurants want to serve guest, management needs to be more aware of all the Covid guidelines both with customers and their staff.

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vipPaigeL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great experience here! Our waiter, Jonathan was absolutely perfect!

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great COVID-19 precautions, nice service, good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal at NYAJ’s! Margaritas are delicious and so is the impossible burger. Service great! Highly recommend visiting this restaurant!!

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Michael
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Avery, our server, was awesome! Food & drink were great.
Given pandemic limitations, getting back to NYAJ’s was so satisfying.

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Areapen
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our first meal back at NYA Joe's after the pandemic. Outdoor seating w/ good social distancing. The bartender Raoul made the spicy margarita I love even though it was not on the menu. The food was very good at this casual eatery though the selection was not their usual yet. As always, the service was excellent. Really glad to be able to come here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be out dining again and way to start summer with lobster roll

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DavidW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Our outdoor dining experience during the Covid-19 reopening was poor. Although there were seats in the shade, we were seated half in the sun. It was uncomfortably hot. Our waiter was not good. He wasted a lot of time and the people with the other server who came in after us by 10 minutes got their food before us. The people next to us were chided for moving one of their chairs to see each other better. Apparently, a breach of social distancing, NYAJ's didn't handle the problem well - scolding them. Then, we left cash and got tracked down as we left. We were scolded and told they only accept credit cards because of the pandemic. Money is filthy, we were told. (Really, it's not as filthy at the grocery or the drug store?) Then, the waiter handled my card with the same gloves on he used to serve food, pick up dirty dishes, etc. Um...total fail.

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vipStillFabulous
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hot day when the sun swings around, but overall good setup on the Patio and close to the restrooms when you need to go indoors. Service was great and we were easily able to be socially distanced!

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Not Your Average Joe's Reston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 234-8200.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 1003 OpenTable diners.

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