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Joe's American Bar & Grill

Joe's American Bar & Grill

American Restaurant$$$$
Back Bay East, Boston
  • Megan C.
    "And the Back Bay Sangria is a must!"(6 Tips)
    Roxsana R.
    "Had the signature burger and it was delicious at a very good price!"(5 Tips)
    Jen E.
    "The sparkling berry sangria is delish!"(2 Tips)
    Kimberly C.
    "New England Clam Chowder was excellent!!"(5 Tips)
140 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • bay sangria
  • seafood
  • family-friendly
  • brunch food
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  • Lauren
    LaurenNovember 23, 2017
    I usually come here for brunch or lunch. Food is very good but not out of this world. Get the Back Bay sangria! It seriously *is* the best in Boston.
  • Ada A.
    Ada AannestadOctober 5, 2017
    The lamb burger is really good!The fries are worth trying. Amazing home made lemonades and ice teas infused with various fruit purées to choose between.
  • Ricardo T.
    Ricardo TaniguchiSeptember 21, 2017
    It is a great place to have lunch with your teammates and/or your family
  • Lena S.
    Lena SchubertAugust 2, 2017
    Good burgers with a lot of choices and also the service is very good.
  • David S.
    David SchubertJuly 29, 2017
    Great Burgers!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HosterJuly 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great location on Newbury St. Food is excellent! Try the chowda and the Fish & Chips. Very good service.
  • Ana Clara F.
    Ana Clara FalcãoJanuary 6, 2017
    If u r in Boston, just go. Great food and service. I'm in love for the clam chowder!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniNovember 12, 2016
    All around decent restaurant for brunch etc.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McInnisOctober 13, 2016
    Chili Lime Chicken Salad
  • Alex C.
    Alex CurrieAugust 29, 2016
    Buffalo Mac and cheese is great but very spicy
  • Caroline
    CarolineAugust 25, 2016
    Beet salad was awesome
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FarrarMay 2, 2016
    Kale and quinoa salad
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FarrarMay 2, 2016
    Kale and quinoa salad with Grilled salmon on top! Also recommend the fish sandwich
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MaiuoloApril 20, 2016
    French onion soup, burger, and the chocolate cake. It's a GO.
  • Rajsa S.
    Rajsa SimoniApril 11, 2016
    The cure- the burger
  • Rajsa S.
    Rajsa SimoniApril 11, 2016
    The cure- burger
  • Ian P.
    Ian PoynterApril 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lavender martini was surprisingly good (I substituted real gin aka Tanqueray for the Hendricks).
  • Mykolas P.
    Mykolas PetrauskasMarch 20, 2016
    Good burger and nice atmosphere!
  • Cailin
    CailinNovember 22, 2015
    nice small bites and draft beer for a sensible Newbury snack.
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.August 29, 2015
    Their signature burger has beef belly in it. It's essentially a beef bacon burger. BEEF. BACON. BURGER. Shut up and order it.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LoughnaneAugust 25, 2015
    dog friendly patio
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa ColinaMay 14, 2015
    The signature burger is amazing. Downstairs there's no wifi and weak cell signal.
  • Noah D.
    Noah Della PietroMarch 5, 2015
    food, great. atmosphere, great. employees, fantastic. i don't think i've ever had a better experience at a restaurant ever. our waiter was insanely polite and the food was absolutely delicious!
  • Christina B.
    Christina BinfieldFebruary 20, 2015
    Greta service & ambience even in the winter! Fish taco starter is delish
  • Jessica
    JessicaJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Back bay sangria.
  • Francis E.
    Francis EscheikDecember 13, 2014
    The tuna burger needs to be taken out of the menu
  • Diana
    DianaNovember 22, 2014
    Buffalo wings are nice but not spicy enough. Kids meal - pasta is ordinary. Lobster roll - expensive, roll is buttery and ice but lobster too much sauce added.
  • alwysfashionablylate
    alwysfashionablylateOctober 21, 2014
    Brunch is amazing! Get the filet mignon eggs benedict!
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Rotisserie chicken is one of their specialties, Ahi tuna salad, short rib hash, Reuben are my favs. I just love coming to this place after a day of shopping, riding my bike or even just for pick up.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PisaniSeptember 29, 2014
    Delicious. The signature burger is fantastic.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LSeptember 10, 2014
    get the french dip
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandSeptember 4, 2014
    Very good! 😃😃
  • Kimberly C.
    Kimberly ChristiansonAugust 30, 2014
    New England Clam Chowder was excellent!!
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 24, 2014
    I love the weekend brunch! Crab cake!
  • Gina B.
    Gina BucknerAugust 10, 2014
    Roasted Chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and pan au jus, also the Mac and cheese with lobster, cinnamon rolls, mimosas, this restaurant is awesome!
  • Graham E.
    Graham EarleyAugust 10, 2014
    I enjoyed the salmon, but the Kale and Quinoa Salad was incredible (home-made dressing!)
  • Luis F.
    Luis FSAugust 9, 2014
    The atlantic salmon is fabulous!
  • Luis F.
    Luis FSAugust 9, 2014
    Great kids menu and also free wifi
  • Zac J.
    Zac JohnsonAugust 9, 2014
    Good service both times we ate here. Get Joe's Signature Burger - awesome stuff!
  • Colleen E.
    Colleen EvansJuly 20, 2014
    Bacon Mac and cheese is delicious :)
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony ColemanJuly 12, 2014
    Lobe the food and portions. Not too pricey
  • Maxime D.
    Maxime DefauwJuly 3, 2014
    Kind people and lovely salad!
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChenMay 26, 2014
    Amazing bread! Their tuna tartare is amazing too
  • Luis P.
    Luis PauloMay 15, 2014
    A good surprise! Crowded, noisy but good food and service.
  • Jen E.
    Jen EvansApril 16, 2014
    The sparkling berry sangria is delish!
  • Steph P.
    Steph ParkerApril 5, 2014
    Hash, the bartender, may be the absolute worst human.
  • Mustafa Ş.
    Mustafa ŞekerFebruary 8, 2014
    Nice organization
  • Eduardo P.
    Eduardo PellandaJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    NY Steak is great!
  • Anna C.
    Anna CroweOctober 27, 2013
    The service was extremely fast. Food was good & it's a fun location!
  • Roxsana R.
    Roxsana RocaOctober 27, 2013
    Had the signature burger and it was delicious at a very good price!
  • Cláudio C.
    Cláudio ColnagoOctober 13, 2013
    The Meatloaf is AWESOME!!!
  • Chirag K.
    Chirag KhushalaniSeptember 9, 2013
    Seared Salmon and spinach.
  • Cristina H.
    Cristina HoSeptember 4, 2013
    Blackened chicken pasta. Delish.
  • Luis S.
    Luis SantanaAugust 4, 2013
    Cant go wrong with some steak and eggs.
  • Niki M.
    Niki MurrayJuly 30, 2013
    For sure have to get the back bay sengria!! Yummy!!!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJuly 27, 2013
    There's no free Bellini or memosa with brunch anymore
  • William T.
    William TollJuly 5, 2013
    Reservations mean nothing in this pkace.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DawesMay 21, 2013
    I had the ribs and calamari and both were great! The beer selection could use some love though.
  • Jo S.
    Jo SulistioMay 20, 2013
    Restaurant needs to invest in a better waterproof roof. It's not fun eating with your feet in a puddle of rain water. Lobster's good though.
  • Maggie
    MaggieMay 19, 2013
    Definitely wait the extra time to sit ground level.
  • Daniela T.
    Daniela ToroMay 13, 2013
    I love this place! They have burgers, hot dogs, and traditional american fast food, but also have regular meals, like soup and salads... Everything I've tried is very tasty!
  • Darian Symoné H.
    Darian Symoné HarvinApril 21, 2013
    Back bay sangria. You will not regret it.
  • Bree H.
    Bree HunterApril 1, 2013
    You want David. Ask for David to be your waiter - he's the best!
  • Sally S.
    Sally SalsaJanuary 6, 2013
    Chicken piccata is amazingggggggg!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HDecember 31, 2012
    Make sure to ask for your salad with the curly black hairs on the side. Eww.
  • Kapado F.
    Kapado FernandDecember 27, 2012
    This definitely does not hold a candle to the Joe's on the warf & is a distant 3rd to the one at the south shore plaza.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The free bread is amazing. Fluffy.
  • David S.
    David SadighNovember 6, 2012
    Warm service - kids friendly place and tasty NY Strip and pizzas: we'll be back !
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Honey grilled chicken salad.
  • Hilleary J.
    Hilleary JordanSeptember 17, 2012
    Free mimosa or bloody mary with brunch. The mussels are delicious!
  • Sean
    SeanSeptember 1, 2012
    Sausage is microwaveable potatoes weren't cooked long enough eggs were good. Mimosa tastes like shit and has pulp.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The brownie sundae and the spinach artichoke dip.
  • Julie
    JulieAugust 6, 2012
    One of the only places in Boston with good gluten free pizza!!
  • balex h.
    balex howeAugust 1, 2012
    The spicy bacon Mac n cheese was pretty good. The BLT salad was soso.
  • Bret C.
    Bret ClancyJune 15, 2012
    Sit upstairs in the outdoor area and get a ton of the bread
  • Savanna S.
    Savanna SteveJune 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Say hi to Hash at the bar! Life longgg bartender here...
  • Carolyn C.
    Carolyn ChandlerJune 3, 2012
    Sit at the bottom bar if traveling alone - friendly people and bartenders!
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NMay 20, 2012
    I love the NY sirloin steak here.
  • Monika R.
    Monika RaczkowskiMay 15, 2012
    Don't get the pancakes for brunch. The "berries" of which there are 3 are on the inside and there is absolutely no garnish. Just three plain mediocre pancakes with syrup. Weak mimosa too
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RagleMay 13, 2012
    The burgers!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GMay 8, 2012
    If you want a real turkey burger I suggest the Kinsale in gov center. I'm a fan of Joes but the turkey burger is very unsatisfactory.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SolomonApril 29, 2012
    Honey chicken salad is good.
  • alwysfashionablylate
    alwysfashionablylateApril 28, 2012
    The filet mignon eggs benedict is amazing everytime!
  • Devon W.
    Devon WilliamsMarch 25, 2012
    Meal for two? Split a sandwich and the spiced bacon mac & cheese (the blue burger is fantastic).
  • Katie D.
    Katie DonlonJanuary 29, 2012
    Get the Back Bay Sangria! Delicious!
  • Binsen J.
    Binsen JGJanuary 26, 2012
    Come before feb 1 and get a $10 gift card to use from feb 1 to march 1 :)
  • Kristin
    KristinJanuary 22, 2012
    Try the spicy beef and noodle salad! Sparkling berry sangria was delish too :)
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GriffinJanuary 22, 2012
    They don't understand the concept of a reservation.
  • Valerie R.
    Valerie RDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Denise and Hasch are the best bartenders! Visit them at the upstairs bar!
  • Fernando B.
    Fernando BrunoNovember 24, 2011
    Nice vegetable pasta...
  • tee p.
    tee pontesNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    skirt steak mr and back bay sangria!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MOctober 30, 2011
    Food made me feel really sick. Nachos were good though.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MacLeodOctober 28, 2011
    Mashed potatoes are awesome. Dave is the best bartender here
  • Dave B.
    Dave BojanzykOctober 28, 2011
    Mashed potatoes are Bomb
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TomasiewiczOctober 26, 2011
    The lighting dims at 7:04
  • James S.
    James S.October 15, 2011
    Try the Clam chowder in Bread Bowl. The best
  • NYC T.
    NYC TravellerSeptember 23, 2011
    Their prime rib is probably the best value in Boaton.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaSeptember 6, 2011
    DO NOT get the turkey burger! So dry no served without cheese? Awful
  • Megan C.
    Megan CarlsonAugust 31, 2011
    The chicken piccata is absolutely amazinggggg!!! And the Back Bay Sangria is a must!
  • Sean H.
    Sean HurleyAugust 23, 2011
    Try the Chicken Paillard. Quite good and excellent service.
  • CK M.
    CK MoseleyAugust 8, 2011
    The Black & Bleu burger is ridiculously delicious.
  • STA Consignment
    STA ConsignmentJuly 12, 2011
    Perfect spot for a hot summer night! Try the pomegranate margarita – taaa die for.~Leslie, FashioniSTA
  • John G.
    John GonzalesJuly 5, 2011
    Half order of blackened chicken pasta is a great inexpensive tourist lunch.
  • John G.
    John GonzalesJuly 5, 2011
    Half order of blackened chicken pasta makes a great inexpensive tourist lunch.
  • Tanya G.
    Tanya G.June 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You must try Chad's white sangria! Amazing!
  • Deanna B.
    Deanna BushartJune 10, 2011
    Great Place!
  • Steven V.
    Steven VogtJune 8, 2011
    Bathroom rater says: A++. Nice decor and auto everything! Even the door is auto! Bravo!
  • Kinesha G.
    Kinesha GoldsonJune 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The pom martini is stronger than you think.
  • Rozi L.
    Rozi LeviMay 21, 2011
    Steak tipss
  • Sherry O.
    Sherry OMay 5, 2011
    Order two bloody mary's at a time. You'll slurp the first down before the bartender has a chance to finish the second one. That good! Eat at the bar, just as fun!
  • Renato V.
    Renato Valdes OlmosFebruary 24, 2011
    Start with clam chowder. Crabcakes after. Really good. Also, Wendy at the bar is the best ever!
  • Jim S.
    Jim SifflardFebruary 10, 2011
    Russ at the Hanover location is a great GM
  • Enrique C.
    Enrique Colón-BacóFebruary 1, 2011
    Burger with caramelized onions is great.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MarquezJanuary 29, 2011
    Best Brunch ever. I totally recommend the Florentine Omelete
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WenzDecember 22, 2010
    Good restaurant but beware of slow service at lunch
  • Atif K.
    Atif KhanDecember 15, 2010
    Awesome Newbury Street Deal:
  • Tanya G.
    Tanya G.December 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Well liquors are pretty good except Sunday brunch. Upgrade for that!
  • Alana C.
    Alana CadizDecember 3, 2010
    French onion soup & side salad & bread = $8..get it!
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MeeuwisseNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get Mel as your waitress, she is fun and awesome!!
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LearyNovember 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the French Onion soup...seriously.
  • Joey Q.
    Joey QNovember 10, 2010
    Aimee is the best bartender around ... She is the best barmaid I have met in Boston... Great personality and always a smile on face
  • John C.
    John CampbellOctober 24, 2010
    We were here this morning for breakfast and found the food to be unsatisfactory. Pancakes were cold and mimosa had no alcohol.
  • styleboston
    stylebostonOctober 21, 2010
    Outdoor roof has a rain sensor, the glass roof will close when unseasonal weather arrives.
  • Jill
    JillOctober 18, 2010
    had a gorgeous brunch here with friends early on a sunday morning.. the complimentary mimosas were just the cherry on top.
  • Cesar N.
    Cesar NojSeptember 25, 2010
    Leo the bartender is the best!
  • Amaury d.
    Amaury de SadeleerSeptember 10, 2010
    Beware, the service is fairly slow! Expect a good 25-30min per course ...
  • Helen V.
    Helen VSeptember 4, 2010
    The salmon was delicious, avoid the rice.
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro MerchanAugust 9, 2010
    The chowder is amazing!
  • Rachael
    RachaelJuly 31, 2010
    Bit pricey. Its good, but not that good.
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GoetzJune 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm impressed that Joe's could be such a consistently fun scene!
  • Maurice B.
    Maurice BoueriMay 8, 2010
    Watch your silverware for bits of food stuck on it..
  • Alana C.
    Alana CadizMarch 24, 2010
    The turkey burger (new on the menu) is awesome!!
  • winnie
    winnieFebruary 7, 2010
    Food is good. Great seats with view of Newbury street. In the summer best place to eat outside that is not by the water
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PlakiasJuly 31, 2009
    the burger here is phenomenal!
  • Ara G.
    Ara GómezNovember 3, 2016
    Muy recomendable la seafood chowder soup, típica de la zona de Nueva Inglaterra, me ha encantado.
  • A. T.
    A. TemnikovaAugust 23, 2016
    Единственное, что понравилось - это атмосфера. Один официант швырял в меня трубочку, вторая не принесла воды, перепутала заказ и пустая корзинка из под хлеба стояла на столе весь наш ужин. 3 из 10👎🏼
  • Ale P.
    Ale Palomares BarriosDecember 8, 2015
    Hamburguesas de diez.
  • Yuliy K.
    Yuliy KhudomakaAugust 15, 2015
    Стейки,отпад,рекомендую,добавить аспорагус и немного "Киянти".Супер.
  • Mark
    MarkDecember 14, 2012
    Ахуенные бургеры. Порадовало, что спрашивают какой прожарки говядину в бургер. Медиум велл - лучший вариант для бургера.
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    Ирландское пиво на американской земле!
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