I've been going to NYAJ's for 10 years or so since it came to Needham and always enjoy it. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and one of the best features is that no matter how crowded it is, you always get a table that's big enough - even overly large if that's what opens when it's your turn. The wait staff is predictably good, as is the menu and food. My husband loves the bread with oil/cheese/spice dipping sauce that always comes out first. I appreciate the salad offerings and have never been disappointed with the chipotle chicken salad -- although I think the salad dressing they used to use was better than the present one.
Sometimes they mess up take-out orders, but if you call they'll always fix it. They really do aim to satisfy all customers, on the theory that if you like it you may tell one person but if you don't you'll tell ten. They are a great presence in Needham, a predictably good place to eat.
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