Not Your Average Joe's Reston
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.
grilled meatloaf made with beef, pork, smoked mozzarella, veggies and herbs, with a tangy bbq gravy, mashed potatoes and herb-roasted carrots
New England Haddock
traditional style...herb crusted and baked, served with mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and tartar sauce
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.
Great staff. Great food at an affordable price. Highly recommend if in the area.
Great service and wonderful food. Nice atmosphere, too!
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.
Considering the pandemic, it was a very pleasantly dining experience.
Very friendly staff, very attentive without being intrusive. We will return!
My hamburger bun was burned. Everything else was excellent
Love NYJ’s!!! Food and service was great! Closed a little to early on a Friday (8pm)...but what’s normal today anyway.
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.
Staff were pleasant and attentive to those of us sitting outside. Food was absolutely wonderful. The appetizers were just perfect for a light dinner.
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.
Server was invasive and then had an attitude. Wish we had a different server.
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!
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.
Never ordered something we didn’t thoroughly enjoy
Love this place
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.
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.
We always have a great experience here! Our waiter, Jonathan was absolutely perfect!
Great COVID-19 precautions, nice service, good food.
Had a great meal at NYAJ’s! Margaritas are delicious and so is the impossible burger. Service great! Highly recommend visiting this restaurant!!
Avery, our server, was awesome! Food & drink were great.
Given pandemic limitations, getting back to NYAJ’s was so satisfying.
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!
Great to be out dining again and way to start summer with lobster roll
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!
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.
Really, really impeccable service from David! We very much enjoyed our first meal out in months. The outdoor seating situation was handled extremely well! Thank you!!!
NYAJs is one of my favorite places to go! The food is always on-point, great staff!
They are open to eat outside. Make a reservation.
Our server, Tre, was very attentive to our large party (20) & definitely helped make the night a fun one!
Really GOOD Food....Huge Portions!
Lots to choose from from Appetizers , Salads, Sandwiches, Buyers and Entree
Gluten Free and Special Diet Requests
Large Bar area
Our waiter Cesear was excellent. He went the extra mile to celebrated a birthday and made it a very special day.
My daughter and son-in-laws birthday celebration.
Service was really bad. It took over 25 minutes and another waiter to even order our drinks and appetizers. Our waiter was MIA most of the time. They only refilled our drinks (water and soda) once during the 2 hours and45 minutes we were there. The chicken and shrimp bowl was uneatable. It had too much REALLY salty sauce.
Love the Waldorf Salad - everything fresh and tasty and our server Caesar was cordial and efficient!
We had a great meal at NYAJ. The food was excellent as was the service.
The host (guy with beard) was terrible. I gave him my name, and he couldn’t find it, but eventually did and was so frustrated and gruff that his bad disposition became the topic of conversation with person I was having lunch with. Not a good way to start a meal.
The service was excellent and the food was good but our evening was ruined by the manager yelling at our server in front of us for seating us at the wrong table. Incredibly unprofessional and really made the rest of the evening uncomfortable for me.
We sat at the bar and our waiter wasn’t friendly and rude
Not Your Average Joe's Reston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 234-8200.
Not Your Average Joe's Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.