Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda

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759 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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.

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BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A repeat visit. Friendly service. Kid friendly. Good variety for all food tastes. Would recommend.

J
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A friend and I met for a Sunday brunch. We didn't partake of the $28 full brunch because it's too much food for us. We each ordered the same salad with quinoa, sliced roasted chicken, veggies, which we both enjoyed. Of course, their ciabatta , served with dipping garlic, red peppers, olive oil was delicious, as always. Our waitress was fantastic!!

Unlike before the Corona, the place was not crowded. GO! The tables are far enough apart, if you're nervous.

GP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

One of our worst dining experiences in recent memory. The mimosa and bloody mary were good although the server tried to charge us fir complimentary ones. The hot food was out too long so it was overcooked and tasteless.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Our server was exceptional! Great experience!! It’s one of our favorite restaurants!

AM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have some dietary restrictions so I always appreciate restaurants that are able to cater to this. I especially appreciate when they offer menus that are already labeled. Very good food, service was amazing (for a Saturday night, our entrees came out very quickly!), and we thoroughly enjoyed our time.

JP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch at Not Your Average Joe's in Bethesda was terrific. Our waiter Scott was incredibly friendly, jovial and efficient. Since I hadn't seen my dining companion in some time, he allowed us ample time for conversation before ordering and our meal was fantastic. When we were seated, Scott brought over the bread and oil, garlic and cheese dip that is a staple at the restaurant. Unlike my experience last month at their Gaithersburg store where it was too gloppy and pasty, this was fluid and delicious. My cheeseburger was cooked to perfection (again unlike the Gaithersburg location where it was 3 temperatures too well done) and was garnished splendidly. My friend's chicken caesar salad was perfect and dressed properly, and was crispy and delicious. We opted for coffee after our meal and Scott put on a fresh pot for us. Who could ask for more? I highly recommend the Bethesda location of Not Your Average Joe's over for a wonderful time and delicious meal with exemplary service.

TS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of four and had made a lunch reservation using OpenTable the night before our date.

The Hostess understood our seating preference and seated us away from
the ventilation system in a quiet booth.

We had the caesar salad, tomato basil soup, baked haddock, chicken marsala and chicken picatta. All of the food was excellent.

I highly recommend Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda

T
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would like to especially recognize the staff at Not your Average Joe’s. I was dining with my service dog in tow and the staff were all incredibly kind and accommodating, especially given that a guest at a nearby table was doing her damnedest to distract my dog. Excellent service, great food as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I've met my friends here for dinner, but my friends been here several times for lunch. Sean was out server again. He remembered our previous orders! Was terrific. Loved the oysters and shrimp specials with our martinis. I was able to ask for a slice of avocado with my burger order. The Pecan-Sage Pesto Salmon, delicious! Flat bread pizza, also yummy.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful experience! Great food! I'll be back!!

a
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Accidentally fell for $4 upcharge for the hummus along with the bread, but that's okay. The hummus was delicious. The olive oil, parmesan & garlic dip is sufficient though, ordering the other stuff is unnecessary. Food was good, service was decent.

DC
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff was most attentive.
The food was very good.
We had lunch at 12:30 and the noise level was acceptable..
We were pleased with the experience.

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and location. The food was excellent as well as he quality for the price. Looking forward to my next visit real soon. A must visit!

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Had nice time catching up with friends

SN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant because of its menu alone and what they offer to the Gluten-free customer. So many people I know that are Gluten-free do not know that NYAJ is that kind of a restaurant and after they visit it - they are blown away. I will keep coming and keep recommending.

DJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister and I are regulars. Love the menu and specials.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many options, everything fresh, staff is wonderful, very attentive.

BD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You must offer MORE Vegan appetizer and dinner options. I would not recommend NYA Joe's to my Vegan friends.

CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Chicken piccata, shrimp rizzotto, and meatloaf all excellent. A number of salads have been very good. And the bread with their signature oil mixture is special.

SE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good, salmon cooked to perfection!

n
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NYAJ is an energetic, highly varied, and efficiently run restaurant. We started with Lobster Bisque and Tuna Wontons. Then it was simply salmon and haddock with great veggies like sweet potato fries, Brussels sprouts, and saute' spinach. A nice bottle of chardonnay topped it off. Our waiter was excellent, timing the dishes just right.

WH
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

For a buffet, the brunch was good. I would go again.

IT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always tasty food
Great bread and dip

OT
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always reliable and enjoyable selections. Staff was super helpful with group and babies. Good time with good food at a reasonable price.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Day

DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The room was so cold I had to wear my coat throughout. Busier than usual and so noisier than usual. The food was very good, especially the goat cheese salad. The goat cheese balls were rolled in crushed biscotti and baked served with glazed nuts, mixed greens, raspberries, and a raspberry vinaigrette.

LF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was Valentine’s Day and the place was super busy but we were seated at our reservation time, service was friendly and attentive, and food was very good (wine is overpriced though)

K
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I took a couple who had never been before and they loved it.

Service and food were excellent. We’ll be back as will our friends.

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The kitchen made a terrible mistake and cross contaminated my food when I specifically told them about an allergy. The crazy part is that the dish was not even supposed to have the item I’m allergic to in it in the first place. It triggered a reaction for me.

MB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Ordered a salad with chicken. Chicken tasted as if it was cooked last year.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good. By the time we left the service had slowed down, probably because the restaurant had filled up.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. The service was nice and the food came fast.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Very poor service. Each thing ordered was delivered incorrectly.

O
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

My wife and I became ill about an hour after eating the restaurant's haddock.
Awful experience!

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was delicious. We wanted to order desert but the waiter never asked and so we took a pass. Went elsewhere for coffee and desert.

EF
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at their brunch. Delicious! Scrambled egg bar, fresh roast beef and ham, salad, fruit. My picky son loved the French toast and bacon. I'll be back.

JT
Washington DC
16 reviews