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Joe's American Bar & Grill

181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2852
+1 617-536-4200
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (154 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2852
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having had a super week in Boston and eaten in excellent restaurants every day - today we chose Joe's in Newbury Street for our final meal before we head to the airport. What an absolute disaster. This was supposed to be our final memorable Boston...More

Thank Catherine E
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Catherine, We are incredibly sorry for this to have happened to you! It is never our intention to ruin anybody's meal, especially not your final meal in Boston. We do appreciate the feedback and take it very serious. If you are ever in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant, american food and nice beverages (I tried drafts beers), staff very kind. File Mignon served with Caesar Salad was our order. Highly recomended. Certainly I’ll be back in next visit to Boston.

Thank Francis K
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in on a busy Friday night but automatically seated and served. Food was delicious and service was fast and really friendly. Definitely a great Restuarant and reasonable

Thank Go773935
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a reservation on Open Table...showed up with my niece and her friend...quickly ushered to our booth...ordered the spinach dip (YUM!)...got our drinks and main course yummy food...server was great at answering our questions...devoured said food...had a great meal with the topper of all toppers...BUTTERSCOTCH...More

Thank hmt1019
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Joe's on our last night in Boston. Seated by the road and the open windows, we had a superb meal and the service was fantastic! There was a small wait for a table but it was worth it. The staff were very...More

Thank Jayne S
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all. Went on our first night in Boston. Lovely friendly staff, wide-ranging menu, great food. Absolutely nothing to fault

Thank Marcus W
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! Looking forward to having you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated just beside the street and it was very loud. The menu is typically american and not suitable for people with special dietary restrictions. Vegetables were served almost raw and the meat overcooked.

Thank EG871
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to eat dinner at 9pm on a weeknight? Stumbled upon this place & glad we did. as we received a warm welcome by the friendly staff of this very busy restaurant. The food was DELICIOUS! We especially enjoyed being seated in lower level where...More

Thank am1052000
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the awesome feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family all enjoyed our meals here. It’s a very large place and we were seated very quickly. Kids get fun wiki sticks to play with while waiting for the food. We ordered the nachos and they were quite good! Kids had burgers, husband had...More

Thank super6traveler
Wanderer673567, Manager at Joe's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Predictable menu for a solid franchise. Had the State burger which was great. Good service and some local brew.

Thank Taco1970
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marylou72
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Response from capecodjim48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Joe's is very casual. Enjoy!
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kjpones17
22 November 2016|
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Response from Husainfauzia | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do; you won’t go hungry for sure
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Response from Andreaca2016 | Reviewed this property |
I have never even lived in Boston. I never worked there. I was visiting the city and that restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2852
    (Exeter)
  • Public Transportation: Copley and Hynes (green line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-4200
  • E-mail
Description
Joe's American Bar & Grill has a new home in Boston's Back Bay. Our new landmark location features a retractable roof in the cafe and upper bar area, a display kitchen, two full bars, and private dining. Joe's is a neighborhood staple for traditional American cuisine. At Joe's, we focus on using the freshest quality ingredients for all our dishes as well as providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere for all our guests. Joe's is a favorite for a casual lunch, a family dinner or a gathering of friends. Enjoy Joe's for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or take-out. Please know that Joe's American Bar & Grill tries to honor all reservation requests. HOWEVER, THE PATIO IS SEATED ONLY ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
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