Joe's American Bar and Grill - Boston

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$30 and under
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Joe's at Newbury is located in the heart of Back Bay. For more than 30 years, Joe’s American Bar & Grill has stayed true to its roots. From our kitchen to your table, each dish we serve is New England inspired, made from scratch, and always tailored to your taste. At Joe’s, it’s not just a meal, it’s an experience.
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KT
New England
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak tips were chewy. Not the best. All other food was good.

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with excellent food, plenty of room and sufficiently quiet to conduct conversations.

AI
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We brought a group of 10 teens for our daughters sweet 16 birthday. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. They were very accommodating and worked with our large group easily. Our waitress, Channing, was wonderful. It was a great night, in Boston, for this group of girls.

j
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family get together with relatives arriving from out of town. Thanks to Boston traffic (and yes we left an hour an a half earlier ).,. We got there 15 mins late. Called ahead to let them know we where running behind- the staff was very gracious. We arrived placed right at our table waiting for us! Service was Friendly courteous and quick. Our appetizers, and meals came out in a very timely manner and all was cooked to order delicious! The waitress and her assistants were very focused on our needs, drinks, silverware and other usual things for dinner. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
Great place!!

CR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Food was delicious. Jennie was a great host.

T
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and the meal was super good

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thanksgiving dinner we've ever had :)

N
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food portions were huge so good value overall. A real pleasure

MA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was perfectly cooked! I was really impresses with our waitress and the atmosphere was woderful.

TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

JB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Hash and Blaine for being muy fantástico bartenders!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

TH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For an early lunch on a relatively quiet Thursday in Boston, Joe's met my expectations and provided an excellent location to catch up with an old colleague.

ZM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Joes! Our server Angel was awesome and the food delicious. I think the portions could be a bit bigger for that price point.

OT
London
200 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot. Good food. Really good service. Everything was great.

LH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always go there for the clam chowder bowl. Still the same after all these years, one of the best clam chowders out there. I had the shrimp cocktail which was beautifully presented and very, very fresh.

JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, love the food and great service. Truly recommended

JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Value for money

VY
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch. Great service and seating by the bar with lots of natural lighting which was nice on a rainy day.

FG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Still a great location on a nice sunny afternoon.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made a reservation through open table, however table was not ready when we arrived. My husband said his fresh salmon tased frozen and was dry. Bar service during wait time was great, and service was good also.

S
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Very good food, large portions, good prices. Would definitely return. A bit noisy in the bar area, but still a really good experience overall.

DG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality traditional American food. Solid, if not particularly creative.

B
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!! Great time with friends or older children!! Thx for a great time!!

SM
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband had the BBQ ribs and said they were absolutely delicious. They were definitely the best he’s had in a long time. I had the prime rib French dip and it was the BEST I have ever had. The beef was tender, juicy and no fat. The bread and the French fries made this meal one of the best on our vacation. Thank you Joe’s!

ER
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I felt way too pushed to leave the table. Although the waitress was always polite, it was way too frequent. I could understand if the restaurant was full, but it was not the case.

K
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with good service. The place has a lively atmosphere and is always busy, well worth a visit.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was a little concerned by previous reviews commenting on late seating, noisy environment and slow service, but we went anyway and I'm glad we did. We made a reservation on a very busy night through OpenTable, and we were seated right on time -- even a little early. We were taken downstairs, which is a very attractive area and not as loud as upstairs, although certainly not quiet. The waiter came promptly as did the food. My wife had the roast chicken and found it very good. I had the chowder bread bowl and a Caesar salad. The chowder was nothing special but not objectionable, and the bread in the bread bowl was actually very tasty, to my surprise. I'd be happy to go again.

J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berklee family weekend in Boston was topped off by a great night with family and friends at Joe’s! Food was excellent, the drinks were perfect and our service was spot on...!!! Oh yeah and watching our home team, the NY Yankees win over Houston in Boston was just icing on the cake!!! Again, can’t wait to our next adventure in Boston. BTW, the establishment at the Short Hills mail was closed down...what a pity, especially after our fabulous experience at your location in Boston!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time at the restaurant. Food was delicious, the servers were very professional and friendly. I would definitely come back again and enjoy all the delicious food on the menu.

LD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Service was great, clearly those that work there care a lot about Joe's, but it was so noisy it was really difficult to enjoy a meal and the food was just OK.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Great experience

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and it was a little quieter inside the restaurant. Great service and menu has a variety of options.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lobster Benedict and crab cake Benedict. Both were very tasty. The breakfast potatoes were the perfect pairing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly! We enjoyed our meal!

KS
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Perhaps I'm too old for this place on a Saturday night (I'm 52). Table was not ready at the time of our reservation; we waited on the street until they paged us; service was friendly but crazy slow. They took drink orders right away but amazingly our food arrived before our drinks. Music was too loud and the place is just loud generally. Gotta say the prime rib was delicious but this place is just too big and too busy for its own good.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nous avons adoré notre soirée chez Joe's.
Merci à notre serveur Robert pour l'excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was quite good. A bit noisy. On top of the conversations they really didn’t need music playing throughout

MP
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was outstanding. Very attentive. The food was good. We all had a breakfast sandwich - egg bacon cheese. Plenty of it. The coffee as good.

AG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and a great atmosphere in a convenient location in Boston

KS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and location of this restaurant. The food was great, and the service was very good.