Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.5
1054 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Top tags:

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1054 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K8N9
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The strawberry and coconut margs were divine; they were kind enough to let us sit outside on a sunny day.

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vipYie4209
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

National margarita day special was great! Would like to see brunch menu. Vy, bartender, was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Covid small (5ppl) birthday dinner. The server was attentive and made the dining experience seamless. The additional staff all made us feel welcomed. The food was delicious! We will definitely go again..

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific meal and the best service we’ve had in a long time from every staff member we encountered!

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FrankN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Good food. Very good service. Would go again. Not spectacular, but solid place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and absolutely yummy food

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vipYvonne
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tray our server was great. This was my first time here and he made good recommendations. Food was very good. Only thing I would recommend is for the restaurant to post larger signs stating they are a cash free establishment. It was posted on the front door but the sign was very small and one would just walk right in not really paying attention. Maybe also have it on the tables.

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vipEoin
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and excellent service in a casual and friendly atmosphere,

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vipJimT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Scheduled a business meal there and arrived to the restaurant being closed for covid. Wish they would have told opentable they weren’t open so I could have saved time and embarrassment. Will think twice before returning.

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vipJamesFromVA
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid has been hurting NYAJ's like many places. Every time we have been, service and food has been excellent. Spacing is very good. They do have heaters on the outside patio but it was so cold our last visit they weren't in use. If you don't want to eat inside, they do carry out too.

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TonyaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always great! The staff was attentive and practiced social distancing protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Their food is always fantastic, same with service.

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Nikki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A go-to! The staff is friendly and accommodating. We originally reserved outdoor seating but requested last-minute to sit inside; they had no issues accommodating us and we didn't feel like a bother as a result. The food is fantastic, we have not been disappointed yet and like the variety and it's just plain delicious! Also, not only is the menu thoughtful to food allergies and intolerances, but the staff is on top of that as well. If you ask for the gluten-free option, they instinctively know to carry it over to anything else you might have ordered that contains gluten or specify when cross-contamination is an issue. Just a great place to dine all around!

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vipBGRJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner.

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic time with my beautiful wife. The Sirloin Tips and Salmon were excellent and we had sweet potato fries for an appetizer and the hot fudge sundae for dessert. We had a bottle of Chardonnay. We loved everything. Relaxing place with great food.

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vipStanley
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent.
The Waiter named Brian on Friday night was one of the best servers we have experienced.
We are in the business as well.

CE
CautiousEater
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Pleasant because we were the only ones in the tent on a slow night. We had dressed for outside temperatures and they provided space heaters.
The food was warm, and our server was kind. For those that are cautious about eating at a restaurant, go on a slow night, dress appropriately, and continue to take the recommended social distance guidelines.

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Mamccoy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and food was too! We love going here.

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vipnicoleleppert
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cool atmosphere, great food and excellent customer service.

MD
vipMDF1
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was great, Covid protocols were followed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience. Love the Buffalo chicken pizza

SG
ShelleyG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch and great margaritas! Server and bartender were funny and pleasant to chat with!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was perfect. Great personality and excellent service! The drinks and food were awesome too!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were the only people sitting outside, and there were lights hanging from the ceiling! The food was excellent, and my only complaint would be that the plastic tent they put up was not very nice, but it’s not like they can help that! I really loved the food and service, they were so welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was very nice. The servers were very helpful and the kitchen was accommodating to my allergies.

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vipSnickers
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we had not eaten at NMAJ for some time and were very pleased with our meal during this recent visit.
the food was very well prepared and quite tasty and service was very good. we enjoyed our visit very much.

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STLCards
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Waiter was very good..we were seated right away (we did have reservations). Joes did a nice job for dining outside (behind plastic)...we appreciate that. It doesn’t matter which restaurant I go to...I always ask for my salad dressing on the side (everyone drowns their salad) but 99% do not get that message to the kitchen...as good as Joe’s is...I had to send my salad back, but on a good note...I won the BET! No one ever believes me until they see it😀 happen. We will be back soon!

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vipBethK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Terrific new fall entrees. Excellent service. Should begin to think about outdoor heaters. And that focaccia & dipping sauce - to die for!!!

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JohnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our first time visit to this restaurant on Halloween night. The staff was very friendly and the food was really good. It had a variety of menu items and they had a unique touch to each entree. We would plan to come back again.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time we could dine out as a family since March, and NYAJ’s clearly took phenomenal precautions - no tables filled near ours, QR code for menus, masks, hand sanitizer, etc. I cannot say enough good things about our server, who was spectacular. The food was delicious, in particular the Harvest Gnocchi and the Peanut Butter Thing. Overall, an excellent experience.

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vipSmart72in
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They just got it right. Great feeling of safety, food as always tasty and innovative, great selection of drinks. And the service just superbly personal.

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vipVAnative
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice dining on the patio with friends. Great food and service. Hoping for a few more days that we can eat on patios!

LG
LaurenG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waiter was friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding as always.

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SandyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. It wasn't crowded and we had plenty of space.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great seasonal menu. Glad to see the full menu is back.

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vipJanine
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor patio reservation for dinner mid week. There was plenty of room and tables were distanced. Service and food was excellent (as usual). We will definitely be back.

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vipJulieY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NYAJ never disappoints!! Always a go to favorite when we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

John was the most incredible server! We had such an amazing evening, service and food were outstanding!

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vipEoin
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly management and staff. Makes you feel at home. Great value!

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 1054 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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