Dining out: Joe’s American Bar and Grill

I was recently invited to Joe’s American Bar and Grill  located in Boston’s trendy Newbury Street to enjoy their new menu. Since I had already been there for a delicious brunch I knew their new dinner menu would be just as good. Joe’s American is well-known for their classic American comfort food with a variety of dishes like New England clam chowder, mac and cheese, short rib meat loaf and more.

Joe's American Maine Lobster Roll

With so much food going around that night I picked some of my favorites of the night to share with you, starting with the Maine lobster roll. Now, its important I tell you that the lobster roll is served in the traditional form with a buttery split bun. They cut it up this way as we were eating family style that particular night. One thing I appreciate about Joe’s American is their willingness to modify your order which is not very common in the restaurant industry.

Joe's American Spinach & Artichoke dip

I was happy to try Joe’s very popular spinach and artichoke dip and it did not let me down. It is arguably the best spin dip I have ever had, I could eat it everyday  if it was acceptable. Yes, I just called it ‘spin dip’ which is a word that I picked up from chef Dan who is the man behind the menu. We had the privilege of meeting with him again and chatting about their fabulous food.

Joe's American Bar and Grill Chicken Piccata

So next dish we tried from the menu was chicken piccata. Made with roasted garlic, thyme, shallots, lemon confit, capellini with a caper-white wine sauce, its a definite flavor burst. If you love lemon and chicken this dish is worth trying.

Joe's American Bar and Grill New York Strip, sautéed mushrooms and asparagus

The steak speaks for itself and doesn’t need too much explaining. With a beautiful char, delicious  seasoning and the perfect degree of doneness it was just the best.  You can order some herb roasted cremini mushrooms and asparagus on the side for an absolutely delicious meal.

Joe's Mac and Five Cheese

The Joe’s Mac and Five Cheese was a big hit at our table as everyone could not stop digging into it. The five cheese combination is off the charts and includes Gruyère, cheddar, blue cheese, jack and Parmesan cheese. There is something that sets this mac and cheese apart from others, I am not sure what it was perhaps the blue cheese. Either way it was absolutely delicious.

Joes American Butterscotch pudding , 7 layer chocolate cake

No meal is complete without a delicious dessert and Joe’s doesn’t play when it comes to their deserts. Staying true to their classic and comfort food speciality, desert includes a seven layer chocolate cake, a butterscotch bread pudding and a seasonal creme brûlée. They also serve a fresh fruit crumble for those who want a slightly lighter option. I am still thinking about the butterscotch bread pudding, it was simply amazing! Joe’s is such a fun restaurant and worth the visit if you live next to one.

Joe’s Newbury is located 181 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116  – (617) 536-4200

Joe’s American Bar and Grill currently has 6 locations in Massachusetts, you can find the nearest location to you here.

Disclaimer: This meal was complementary however the content and opinions in this post are completely my own. click here for my full disclosure policy. 

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  1. I was at the one in Braintree recently and had such a great meal. My hubby and I love eating there. Yum!

  2. Never over look a good bar and grill. They are not dives and usually have awesome looking and tasting food. Your photos are really making me hungry.

  3. Oh my goodness, these dishes all look so yummy! I don’t have any locations near me but will have to find one soon.

  4. I can be a bit of a macaroni and cheese snob, but that macaroni looks like it would not let me down! And that lobster roll looks delicious.

  5. Joe’s American Bar and Grill sounds like a great place to get a delicious meal. The steak I would so love to try. It looks so good and seems to be cooked perfect. Thanks for sharing this awesome place.

  6. Wait a minute, all of this looks delicious. I was on board with the Maine lobster roll, but then I saw the artichoke dip which I always love. Now I’m confused, I would try everything.

  7. Oh wow, this all looks so good! I would have a hard time choosing just one entree, I think my husband and I would get different things and share just so we could have a taste of more than one menu item.

  8. I have a group heading to Boston for Business meetings in May. Any suggestions on where to take them for dinner?? looking for a laid back comfort food type place. We are staying at XV.

  9. I’m a food addict! These all kind of dish are really looks so delicious and yummy. I hope I can taste it and go there soon.

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