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Not Your Average Joe's

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291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807 (Ottis Ave)
+1 508-986-2350
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We’re...
What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We’re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We’re casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We’re all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still Above Average

Dine here often and this time we were here for my birthday. My wife and I shared the Ahi Tuna on Cucumber appetizer and really enjoyed the different approach to this dish. Always enjoy the Goat Cheese Salad and today was no exception, always fresh. Today my wife and I shared the Chicken Marsala. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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boston, ma
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

for what it is, it's quite ok!! This is not where you bring your prospective in laws, or maybe it is, but it is reasonable, well prepared food, and very good service. The menu is enough that anyone can eat there, and they were very accommodating to my spouse, as she has allergies, and the waitress checked each dish with... More 

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Winslow, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very good food, reasonable price. The bread with dipping sauce was a great start to the meal. The service was outstanding. Only issue was the restaurant was loud.

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's just another chain restaurant. Menu is slightly more eclectic than most, service was decent. Location pretty mediocre, especially in light that there's many restaurants close by.

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Utah
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went back to NYAJ's for a return visit. I went there last year when on business and loved it so I went back again this year when back in the area. It didn't disappoint. The food was very good, as expected. I really enjoy their unique take on well-known dishes. I'd definitely recommend coming here and will most likely... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Dine here often and this time we were here for my birthday. My wife and I shared the Ahi Tuna on Cucumber appetizer and really enjoyed the different approach to this dish. Always enjoy the Goat Cheese Salad and today was no exception, always fresh. Today my wife and I shared the Chicken Marsala. It was two grilled chicken breasts... More 

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Vermont
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185 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were a party of 6, adults with grown children (20's). The menu is quite creative with something to please everyone, but half of us were disappointed in the meal. Here's why: The Balsamic Salmon entree featured mashed cauliflower. My daughter asked for rice as a substitute, but it came with cauliflower anyway (and no rice). The salmon was broiled... More 

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Framingham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We often visit NYAJ's - good local restaurant. Menu is quite comprehensive, and often has new things added to it.

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Massachusetts
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went with part of my family , we had excellent service , Have to this restaurant before and we were not disappointed as usual. I ordered the meat loaf which was great ,. Also like the bread and dipping sauce that comes to start the meal

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

In short, the menu looked okay-ish but the food once delivered lacked a little in imagination. The service was quick, attentive and friendly so can't complain at that in any way, so I guess NYAJ's is fine for a quick mid-week bite to eat but sorry - just average.

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Massachusetts
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This has been one of my favorite " go to " places in the Westborough area and it never disappoints. Last week I happened to take some business associates there for dinner and, as always, the food and service was excellent. The menu selection accommodated all tastes and everyone enjoyed the experience. The only drawback was the noise. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807
    (Ottis Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-986-2350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We’re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We’re casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We’re all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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