Joe’s On Newbury

4.7
1811 reviews
$30 and under
American
Joe’s on Newbury, located on Boston’s historic Newbury Street, offers the comfort food you crave. A staple in the Back Bay for over 35 years, the popular spot serves a New England inspired menu featuring classic dishes and an extensive beverage list. Joe’s on Newbury offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating as well as an enclosed patio, giving diners the feel of being outside all year long. Nightly chef-prepared dinners, cocktails, and wine to-go gives guests a chance to experience Joe’s on Newbury at home. Delivery and take-out options available.

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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1811 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toufa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very lovely place! I loved the decoration and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was good but not out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great

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vipLuvFood
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day

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DavidW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining and atmosphere! open air dining was great.

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tomv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very tasty. I had The Cure burger which was delicious. The half chicken meal was like a home cooked meal.

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Maritza
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! Our waitress was wonderful and helpful (Kathy/Katy).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food & service

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Joe’s lived up to expectations! Great food, excellent service and safe! One of the first places we dined when my son first came to Boston for University and we always make a point to return when we visit him!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 May 2021

It’s great to hear from you! Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

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EbonyM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Started off sour...manager was not customer friendly and they way they treat and take care of people of color for service could be better. This is my 6th time going the sangria used to be phenomenal but last night it was pure not very good and I'm embarrassed to keep sending people over to try it...recommendation. Scrap this location for another...it needs customer service, managerial improvement. I am greatly disappointed. Positive it is Neurodivergent friendly for adults not kids.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 May 2021

We are disappointed to hear this but appreciate your honesty. Our teams work hard to deliver great service, and addressing your concerns is a priority. Your experience is truly important to us, as our goal is to live up to our exceptional standards. We'd like to hear from you and learn more about your visit to make this right. Please reach out directly at Kate.Tremblay@tavistock.c o m. Thank you in advance for your time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

server was patient and very helpful towards our needs

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 5 May 2021

Thank you for your great feedback! We hope to have you back again soon.

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vipBrittaneyJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice server! Didn’t feel rushed or anything! Thank you!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 4 May 2021

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.

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libby
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Rainy night but had a reservation. Had to wait about 15 for able. David from Michigan was our waiter and he was superb. Husband's prime rib was good. My Chili Lime chicken salad was fabulous. My thought the wine list was great. I had a couple of Samuel Adams Lagers. Cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff. Willgo again.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 5 May 2021

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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EsmirnaG
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 May 2021

Thank you for your kind words, we are happy to hear that! We look forward to having you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

You shouldn’t allow people to sit less than 30 minutes before the kitchen and bar closes, without mentioning the kitchen is closing.

Also, despite having a reservation we still had to wait 15 minutes.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 3 May 2021

We are extremely sorry to hear about this, and even more sorry to disappoint a guest. Next time, please ask for a manager and voice your concerns. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please reach me by email at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m. We want hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better.

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AbigailW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance on the patio, paired with an absolutely divine brunch, made for a happy Saturday morning!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 3 May 2021

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! We are thrilled by your comments. We hope to have you back again soon.

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Elizabeth
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, great service. Food was amazing. Thankyou!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 5 May 2021

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I tried the special which was a filet mignon steak frites au poivre, it was delicious and perfectly cooked. We had a new server who was absolutely delightful, her name is McKenzie, we hope to see her again soon. She was a breath of fresh air. We also had Jess the manager visit and say hi, she is wonderful and always so gracious and welcoming. Another great evening at Joe’s!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 27 April 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The waiting list for patio / outdoor seating is very bizarre, as it cannot be used in combination with a reservation. I made a reservation & showed up at that time, but there was a 45-minute wait for patio seating. I’m not sure how to do both without standing there for an hour before my reservation (the whole reason for a reservation is to be able to show up & sit down / eat).

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vipAlex
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love the food choices and the allergy friendly environment.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 22 April 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

the nachos are the best!!!!!!!!!!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 21 April 2021

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed! Thank you for your rating.

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vipGeorgeE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Normally a great experience but not this time. Food arrived cold and service was inattentive.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 22 April 2021

We are disappointed to hear this but appreciate your honesty. Our teams work hard to deliver great service, and addressing your concerns is a priority. Your experience is truly important to us, as our goal is to live up to our exceptional standards. If you want to discuss this further, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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Sarahw
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

My food arrived before my mimosa did which was annoying. I had to ask where my drink was. Odd the lobster Benedict arrived first. Mimosa was awesome. Food was luke warm.

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Simon
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

The hostess was so rude and unprofessional and it wasn’t the best service

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 22 April 2021

Thank you for pointing out this situation and area of opportunity for our team. We are very sorry this incident occurred. We are committed to making the guest experience the best it can possibly be, and your insights help us achieve that. We would like to further connect with you. Please reach out to Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.c o m. Thank you in advance for your time.

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ThatGuy08
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The ambience was great. Overall, it’s one of my favorite restaurants as a 24 year old.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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Racoon
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

They were disrespectful, although we booked a table they gave us the worst table in the restaurant, and didn't brought orders in time

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

Nobody at our company likes to hear feedback like this. But we are committed to continuous improvement and a relentless focus on quality and service. Your comments are instructive and will help us improve areas of opportunity. If you want to share more information with us, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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NidiaG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place good ambiance excellent food and very good drinks

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Isaac is the BEST waiter. A true gem! An iconic king

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

Having you and your group dine with us was a pleasure! We really value the fact that you took the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you soon!

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vipEmma
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall amazing experience! We had a reservation for 12:30 and they didn’t seat us til 1:00 pm. So that was a bummer but food and service otherwise was a 10/10. We will definitely go back!

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ronf
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Joe’s. Food is creative tasty delicious and not typical. Staff is very efficient friendly

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! The place is awesome!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good times — server was great snd mussels exceptional. Easter dinner was fine

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you for your rating!

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AgnieszkaW
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was really nice. The steaks were very good. Really tasty and cooked to our liking. Also portions are big so you want leave hungry. The only complaint we had were fried calamari which were not freshly made. We gave them back. Hence 4 stars for food. But our waiter took them out from the bill so 5 stars for service. We left him good tip. Overall, nice friendly place. Good food. Recommend

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you for sharing your story. Delivering the best food and service is our top priority, and your thoughts are valuable to us as we continuously strive to meet that goal. We hope you’ll come back and try us again.

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MirandaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally recommend this place!! You get your money’s worth. Had Easter Brunch with a friend and the food was delicoussss! I got the Lobster Benedict and she got the Avocado Benedict and it was definitely worth the price. Got a lot of lobster chunks on mine and my friend got a whole avocado on hers. We thought it would just be a couple of slices. There was also a mimosa sampling Mimosa Flight) where you get 4 different flavors. My favorite was the pineapple or mango!

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 April 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Easter brunch

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you for your rating!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience1

Outdoor heated dining. Sounded great! Only the heaters didn't work. And they spent 30 minutes, while we were eating, trying to fix them mostly by pressing the igniter so that our conversation was drowned by the loud clicking sounds. They couldn't move us indoors because it was full. They didn't offer a discount for the inconvenience because it's all about the money.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 15 April 2021

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Our goal is to please all of our valued guests, and we’d like to have the opportunity to discuss your experience further. If you’d like, please reach out me at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m with the date you dined and a copy of this review. We look forward to hearing from you.

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TaraM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch - great mimosa flight! Great service and very clean.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star review!

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AishaN
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to have a meal with friends or family. Great ambience and great food. Loved it.

Joe’s On Newbury
Responded on 5 April 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit!

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jamesV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, it was cold out so we ate inside and we loved where they sat us, waitress was great (personable, always present) and the expresso martini was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The waitress didn’t bring the bread and butter until I asked for it! It was disappointing. I asked her is it complimentary? I saw other guests getting the bread and butter. She said yes I will bring you! Why didn’t she bring it from the first place?

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ThomasM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Good American menu.

FAQs

Joe’s On Newbury does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Joe’s On Newbury also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 536-4200.

Joe’s On Newbury is rated 4.7 stars by 1811 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.