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  1. Jenna September 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Can items on the Gluten Free menu be used on this promotion? ie- get the GF chicken carbonara instead of the regular?

    • Joe September 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm — Reply

      Hi Jenna,

      Great question! Yes, you can absolutely substitute a GF version of the dishes offered for this special. We are always happy to accommodate any allergy restrictions, so just inform your server and our chef will work with you to create a great meal!


  2. Julie September 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    Hi–it would be nice to see more vegetarian options on your menu, especially on your specials. Nothing on the Winesday menu is vegetarian. It would be nice to have options. My husband is vegan and I do not believe he can eat anything on your menu, except for maybe a green salad which let’s face it, is not a very special dining out treat. So many restaurants are on the Gluten Free bandwagon but you will find that there is a higher percentage of people who are vegetarian than those who suffer from celiac disease.

    • Joe September 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm — Reply

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you for reaching out and providing us with your feedback. We appreciate hearing your suggestions and will definitely take them into consideration for future menus. In the meantime, we take great care in ensuring each and every customer is provided with a great meal, so please always feel free to inform your server of any dietary needs, and our chef will be more than happy to modify any dish on our menu to fit your needs!


      • Elisabeth September 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm — Reply

        In response to NYAJ about vegetarian options: You used to have many more vegetarian options than just pizza, veggie burger, or salad! I actually ordered something recently on your menu that was offered without shrimp as a lunch entree, and they brought it to me WITH shrimp, and then when I reminded the waiter that I didn’t want shrimp, it came back to me without, and after a few bites I could taste seafood and saw tiny bits of shrimp still in the dish. I’m not sure if they just took it out and gave it back to me, or if this dish is cooked with shrimp in the sauce, but it was really upsetting and made me sick even though I sent it back after only a few bites. I’m not sure if the NYAJ owner has changed, but this lack of understanding about what it means to be vegetarian when you used to be so vegetarian-friendly is a major let-down.

        • Joe September 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm — Reply

          Hi Elisabeth,

          Thank you for reaching out to us, we appreciate hearing your feedback. We take dietary restrictions very seriously and are very sorry to hear your meal was not made properly. Which location were you dining with? We are a from scratch kitchen and can accommodate any diet since we have chefs in every kitchen, so please never hesitate to ask for modifications to any of our dishes. We’d love to learn more about your experience so we can make sure all future visits run smoothly!


        • Olivia October 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm — Reply

          I agree! NYAJ definitely used to have more vegetarian options and my husband and I used to frequent our local NYAJ; but since my options on the menu became more and more scarce we have stopped going as often. Although I still love NYAJ, it is not so much for the food unfortunately, but because we enjoy the seasonal drink and beer specials. I’d love to see some vegetarian options on the menu that are just as creative as the other entree specials, and not just side orders of veggies and pasta.

          • Joe October 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

            Hi Olivia,

            Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We completely understand your request and will take it into consideration for future menu rollouts. We don’t want anything standing between you and a great meal!


    • Amy September 13, 2013 at 7:14 am — Reply

      Yes, I would also like to see vegetarian options. And vegan options too! It would be nice to be able to get something off the menu instead of just a salad and a side of veggies. Can you investigate vegan sauces and create a rice and veggie dish with a terrific sauce?

      • Joe September 13, 2013 at 9:45 am — Reply

        Hi Amy,

        Since we’re a made from scratch kitchen we have chefs in each location that can work with you to create your own modified dish, and they’re all happy to do so! So please always feel free to ask the chef for any version of our offered dishes that suits your dietary restrictions. We really appreciate hearing your feedback though, and we’ll definitely take it into consideration for future menus.


      • Melissa March 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm — Reply

        Jumping on the Vegetarian bandwagon. It is true the menu used to be much more vegetarian friendly. You say you are taking this feedback into consideration but nothing has changed. I would love to go to Winesday but don’t bother since it is not worth it to me if I have to request something special to accommodate something that almost every other restaurant does by just having options in the menu. Would love to see some creative vegetarian specials.

        • Joe March 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm — Reply

          Hi Melissa,

          We understand and hope to be able to offer more options with future menus.


    • Guy Purcell April 2, 2014 at 11:14 am — Reply

      Please bring back the veggie Lasagna…it was THE BEST!

      • Joe April 2, 2014 at 11:21 am — Reply

        Hi Guy,

        Maybe we will! Never hesitate to ask your server to have the chef prepare a vegetarian meal for you. Since we’re a made from scratch kitchen we’re happy to accommodate you!


  3. Carol September 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    Can four people order the Winesday deal from the same table?

    • Joe September 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm — Reply

      Hi Carol,

      Yes you can definitely use this special with 4 people at the same table!


  4. Pam September 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Regarding your Winesday Specials – 2 for $39.99 … is it possible to make a reservation for 10 people and 5 pairs decide to choose the Winesday Specials? In other words there would be 5 Winesday Specials at one table. That would be ok?

    Thanks … Pam

    • Joe September 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm — Reply

      Hi Pam,

      Yes that is okay, we look forward to seeing you!


  5. peter September 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    Is the widnesday special for dine in only, wondering if it can apply to take out, thanks!

    • Joe September 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm — Reply

      Hi Peter,

      Yes, this special is just for dine in.


  6. douglas boyer September 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm — Reply

    Some of the offered wines have ** next to them. What does that mean?

    • Joe September 12, 2013 at 9:03 am — Reply

      Hi Douglas,

      Any wines with * next to them use farm friendly grapes that are either ISO certified, organic, sustainably farmed or biodynamic. The wines with ** next to them are rated 88 or higher by wine spectator, wine enthusiast or Robert Parker. Please let us know if we can help you with anything else!


  7. Erika September 18, 2013 at 10:47 am — Reply

    I’m going to jump on the Vegan bandwagon here! The servers hate it when I have to customize menu items (“please leave the cheese off the veggie burger, or could the chef please make a pizza with lots of veggies and no chees,e or just sauté a bunch of veggies with garlic and olive oil and serve on top of pasta?”) And I’m not going to be paranoid and grill the servers about whether items are sautéed in butter, or if there’s cheese in the tomato sauce. Just one item in each menu category that’s labeled “vegan” would be such a treat! There are more of us every day. I was surprised to see other commenters with similar thoughts.

    • Joe September 18, 2013 at 10:57 am — Reply

      Hi Erika,

      We really appreciate you reaching out and offering this suggestion, it’s important for us to make sure you’re getting a great meal that fits your dietary restrictions. We will definitely consider including vegan dishes for future menus, but in the meantime, please never hesitate to ask your server for dish modifications. Since we’re a made from scratch kitchen, our chefs are more than happy to work with you to create a customized meal. We’re very sorry to hear you’ve been disappointed with the service you’ve received in the past. Is there a specific location you’ve had a poor experience with? We’d love to hear more so we can ensure all of your future visits run seamlessly!


  8. Dave September 18, 2013 at 11:20 am — Reply

    Great food at great price!

    • Joe September 18, 2013 at 11:30 am — Reply

      Hi Dave,

      Thank you! We always appreciate hearing positive feedback from our guests. We look forward to seeing you again!


  9. Lou September 18, 2013 at 11:41 am — Reply

    Does it include a salad?

    • Joe September 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm — Reply

      Hi Lou,

      The Winesday special includes all items listed on the menu within this post! Unfortunately the menu does not include salads, but you can always add one on to your order. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!


  10. Danielle September 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    Hi. I was wondering if you could offer a few more options on your overall menu (not just the winesday special) that are cheese free. While I have loved cheese, I have found out recently that I am lactose intolerant and cheese is a problem.

    Thank you!

    • Joe September 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm — Reply

      Hi Danielle,

      Thank you for reaching out and offering this suggestion, we will definitely take it into consideration for future menus. Since we’re a made from scratch kitchen, you can always ask your server to have the chef make modifications to any of the dishes on our menu! We’re more than happy to work with dietary restrictions, so please never hesitate to ask.


  11. Nancy September 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    I would love to have dinner on Winesday but I am a vegetarian and did not see any options

    • Joe September 19, 2013 at 9:14 am — Reply

      Hi Nancy,

      We would still love for you to join us! Since we’re a made from scratch kitchen you can always ask your server to customize any dish on our menu to suit your dietary restrictions. Our chefs are more than happy to work with you to create a great dish! We hope to see you next week, please let us know if you have any questions.


  12. Margaret September 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    Can you take advantage of the Winesday specials at lunch or do they just apply to dinner?

    • Joe September 19, 2013 at 9:56 am — Reply

      Hi Margaret,

      Our Winesday special just applies to dinner. We hope to see you soon!


  13. K C September 19, 2013 at 12:32 am — Reply

    As previously noted, “great meal, great deal”!!! A wonderful experience “Winesday”!!!!!!

    Couldn’t ask for anything better! Kudos Joe!!!

    • Joe September 19, 2013 at 9:16 am — Reply

      Hi KC,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our special and we hope to see you again soon!


  14. Wendi P September 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm — Reply

    Regarding ANY menu item … is it possible to have it prepared without additional salt, or are the sauces made ahead of time. Would it be better to call ahead of time to make this request?

    • Joe September 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm — Reply

      Hi Wendi,

      Our sauces are made ahead of time, but you can request to have no additional salt added to your dish when it is being prepared. Our chefs are always happy to work with you to make any accommodations to any dish!


  15. Konrad September 25, 2013 at 11:59 am — Reply

    As someone who was required to alter his diet and eat gluten free, I very much appreciate the large variety of delicious gluten free choice you offer. Your ethos about altering your ingredients and making it work for every customer is outstanding. We dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio restaurant in San Francisco years ago and the waiter told us “our menu is your canvas.” You take that same notion to new heights. Thank you.

    • Joe September 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm — Reply

      Hi Kondrad,

      Thank you for taking the time to reach out and share such positive feedback with us! We take dietary restrictions very seriously, as we never want anything standing between our guests and a great meal. We’re very happy to hear you’ve enjoyed your gluten free offerings and we look forward to seeing you again!


  16. Mary September 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    I LOVE Winesdays and am so glad you are featuring this again! And I love that you include my favorite wine (Kendall Jackson Chardonnay) along with other nice wines. Once when my friend and I didn’t finish the bottle (can you believe it?), the server sealed it for us in a bag with the receipt in the bag so we could bring it home. Is that the practice in all your restaurants?

    NYAJ is one of my favorit places to eat – great combination of casual but nice atmosphere and more upscale food offerings. You’re doing a great job – keep it up! (And no, I don’t work there. My only connection is as a customer!)


    • Joe September 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm — Reply

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for taking the time to reach out and give us this great feedback! We’re always thrilled to hear from guests about positive experiences and really appreciate and value you sharing this with us. We follow state recorking laws, so all MA locations package take home bottles this way. Please let us know if you have any other questions, we can’t wait to have you back again!


  17. Terry September 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    Is Winesday by reservation only?

    • Joe September 26, 2013 at 9:14 am — Reply

      Hi Terry,

      You do not need a reservation for Winesday, but we do recommend making one ahead of time just in case we fill up!


  18. Eva October 2, 2013 at 11:51 am — Reply

    Does this special Winesday apply to the month of October and do all locations offer this?

    • Joe October 2, 2013 at 11:54 am — Reply

      Hi Eva,

      Winesday will run through December 31st and be offered in all of our locations each Wednesday. We hope to see you there!


  19. KLM October 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    As a vegetarian, I have no options here. (Asking to have something removed from a recipe is not the same as ordering a dish devised to be tasty and vegetarian.) So, I guess I’ll be taking a pass on this promotion.

    • Joe October 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm — Reply

      Hi KLM,

      We’re so sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the lack of vegetarian options for our Winesday menu! We appreciate you reaching out and letting us know you’d like to see more vegetarian dishes, and we will definitely take this into consideration. We apologize, but we do hope to have more offerings made available to you with future menus.


  20. JAK October 3, 2013 at 10:15 am — Reply

    Love to eat at Joe’s, but would add my voice to those requesting a vegetarian dish be included when you do your promotions, and some thought given in menu planning for offering vegetarian versions of some of your excellent dishes. You could offer a substitute of tofu for chicken in many of your existing dishes. Also, perhaps some of your delicious specialty salads can be offered in an entre size with an accompanying side-dish of humus or some-such, so it becomes a meal. You should remember that if one member of a large party is vegetarian this could influence the choice of restaurant, with the party choosing somewhere else because of the lack of vegetarian options.

    • Joe October 3, 2013 at 10:33 am — Reply

      Hi JAK,

      Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts, we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration for future menu rollouts and hope to have the vegetarian options you’re looking for made available to you. Thank you again for commenting!


  21. Kay (raving fan of NYAJ's) October 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    I moved from Massachusetts (after 10 years) to Texas last December. One of the things I miss most about Massachusetts is NYAJ’s. This was my hand’s down, favorite restaurant there. I keep trying to convince Steve Silverstein (the founder and CEO) to move farther (okay, much farther) south to keep me happy with the best food, the best service, and the best experience in casual dining. Alas, he has not made any plans to move further south than Virginia. Do you think we should start a write-in campaign???

    • Joe October 22, 2013 at 9:03 am — Reply

      Hi Kay,

      Thanks for taking the time to reach out and share this with us! We love having such loyal customers and are happy to hear you’ve kept us in your thoughts even while you’re in Texas. As far as making a move south, anything is possible!


  22. Susan Guest October 23, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I thought this Winesday included an appetizer as well? Do I have that right?

    • Joe October 23, 2013 at 11:43 am — Reply

      Hi Susan,

      Our Winesday special allows you to choose two entrees and a bottle of wine from our Winesday Menu, but does not include an appetizer with the $39.99 offer price. You can of course add one to your order if you’d like! Please let us know if you have any other questions.


  23. Cheryl October 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    I’d love to come and try your Winesday Menu. But, my husband is not a wine drinker. Can I take the remaining wine home? We’re in Massachusetts.

    • Joe October 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm — Reply

      Hi Cheryl,

      Yes, you can have your wine recorked! We look forward to seeing you!


  24. Bridget November 6, 2013 at 11:02 am — Reply

    Another vegetarian asking if when you’re going to change up the Winesday menu to include a vegetarian entree. I would really love to go to NYAJ’s on Winesday, but there’s absolutely no point when all of the entrees are things I haven’t eaten in fifteen years.

    • Joe November 6, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

      Hi Bridget,

      We always appreciate hearing feedback, so thank you for taking the time to provide us with it. We’re sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the lack of vegetarian options on our Winesday menu, but we want to remind you that since we are a made from scratch kitchen, our chefs are always happy to work with you to create a custom dish. We will definitely consider adding vegetarian options to future menus to better accommodate you, and again, thank you for reaching out to us.


  25. reo November 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    Another voice for vegetarian options… I had gone to NYAJ in Watertown and asked for the chicken enchiladas without chicken, but the waiter said those were already prepared and couldn’t accommodate the request. Any other suggestions beyond ordering a pasta dish without the meat from the Winesday Menu?

    • Joe November 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm — Reply

      Hi Rose,

      We’re sorry to hear this! Since we’re a made from scratch kitchen we can definitely make the enchiladas as a vegetarian dish. We’ve passed your information along to our Food and Beverage Manager and you can expect to hear from her this week. Again we apologize, but thank you for bringing this to our attention.


  26. Maury November 20, 2013 at 11:13 am — Reply

    Can you eat at the bar for the Wine dinner?

    • Joe November 20, 2013 at 11:23 am — Reply

      Hi Maury,

      Yes you can order off our Winesday menu from both the bar area and dining room.


  27. Suzanne Gustafson November 20, 2013 at 11:22 am — Reply

    I see that the cod is “line-caught”, is the salmon wild or farm raised? Thanks!

    • Joe November 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm — Reply

      Hi Suzanne,

      The salmon we use is farm raised. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!


  28. Andrea November 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm — Reply


    During the Windesday special can we substitute a dessert for wine? We aren’t wine drinkers.

    Thank you.

    • Joe November 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm — Reply

      Hi Andrea,

      Yes you can!


  29. Alice November 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Hi Joe,
    I’m wondering if you can order “Not Your Average Joe’s Oscar Chicken” dish for this deal. It’s not always on the menu anymore, but I’ve always been told you can still order it at any time but not sure that would apply for this Winesday deal. Thanks!

    • Joe November 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm — Reply

      Hi Alice,

      You can of course always ask the check to create a dish for you when you’re dining with us. For our Winesday special you do need to order off the special Winesday menu, but we do have other great dishes on it to choose from!


  30. Rob Litrownik December 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    Is the Wednesday special still in effect if one of the parties orders a vegan meal, instead of the items (none vegan) on the Wednesday menu?

    • Joe December 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm — Reply

      Hi Rob,

      Yes definitely! Please feel free to make any meal modifications needed to meet the dietary restrictions of any members of your party.


  31. Julie Meserve January 8, 2014 at 10:44 am — Reply

    Love Winesdays. It seems that Kendall Jackson Chardonnay is no longer an available wine with this program. Is that the case?

    • Joe January 8, 2014 at 11:15 am — Reply

      Hi Julie,

      We love Winesday too! You are correct, the Kendall Jackson Chardonnay is not currently offered on our Winesday menu, we are currently featuring the Xplorador Chardonnay instead. You can still find the Kendall Jackson on our regular wine menu though!


  32. Chris January 8, 2014 at 10:53 am — Reply

    Will you be starting this offer in your Warwick Location at any time?

    Thank you,


    • Joe January 10, 2014 at 9:50 am — Reply

      Hi Chris,

      We hope to offer Winesday in Warwick in the near future!


  33. Stephen January 8, 2014 at 10:57 am — Reply

    Would love to see the vietnamese salmon back…
    As far as people complaining about substitutions, I always used to always order with brocoli or whatever vegetable was available instead of the pasta and there was never an issue, it was perfect 🙂

    • Joe January 8, 2014 at 11:17 am — Reply

      Hi Stephen,

      We appreciate hearing this feedback and will definitely consider bringing it back! We’re so glad you’ve been able to easily modify dishes upon request when dining with us as well. We look forward to having you back again soon!


  34. Anna January 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    I went to Not Your Average Joes for the first time recently. I loved how nice the staff was and I waited for half an hour but the hostess staff gave us free slices of pizza it was awesome!!!! And I had the Glazed Salmon it was excellent.

    • Joe January 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm — Reply

      Hi Anna,

      We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Guest feedback is extremely important to us so we appreciate you taking the time to share yours. We can’t wait to see you again soon!


  35. Jenny February 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    are your seasonal dishes included in the winesday promotion?

    • Joe February 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm — Reply

      Hi Jenny,

      The dishes included in the Winesday special are:

      Harvest mac ‘n cheese
      Smokehouse jambalaya
      Balsamic glazed salmon
      Sirloin tips
      Chicken enchiladas with poblano crema
      Mustard-crusted chicken
      Anything but average meatloaf
      Herb-crusted line-caught cod
      Chicken piccata with fettucine

      We hope to see you there!


  36. Elizabeth February 19, 2014 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Do you have any vegetarian options that I would be able to choose from for the Winesday menu? I know that on your regular menu you have a butternut squash cannelloni option. Is this a possible substitution? Thanks!

    • Joe February 19, 2014 at 10:56 am — Reply

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Yes, you can absolutely substitute that or any other vegetarian dish for our Winesday special!


  37. Travers February 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    Is it possible to consider adding a vegetarian/vegan option on the menu without having to make a special substitution request? There seems to be many inquires into this and it would be appreciated by the growing customer base that follows a plant-based diet.

  38. Doug March 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    Absoutely, I agree about veggie options. There are a whole lot of us out there, and very few options in my area (Acton, MA). Joes has a wide-open possibility of taking the lead here. And, obviously, offering more and more creative meat-free options is not just for veggies; most everyone will appreciate it.

    • Joe March 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm — Reply

      Hi Doug,

      Thanks for the feedback! We’ll definitely consider expanding our vegetarian options, but in the meantime, since we’re a made from scratch kitchen our chefs are always happy to modify or create any dish for you. Never hesitate to ask!


  39. Amy March 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    When does the Winesday promotion end?

    • Joe March 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm — Reply

      Hi Amy,

      Winesday will run through March!


  40. Sharon March 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    YES!! More vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options PLEASE. Your servers and staff are accommodating to special requests, for that we are grateful.

    PS-You should consider having a Feast of St Joseph promo, (meatless) menu on March 19. Zeppoli for desert!

    • Joe March 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm — Reply

      Hi Sharon,

      We’ll definitely consider adding more! Thanks for sharing your feedback and we looking forward to seeing you again.


  41. Sheila April 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    Is the Winesday promotion over?

    • Joe April 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm — Reply

      Hi Sheila,

      It’s still running! Be sure to keep it on your radar too because the deal might just get even better in the near future.


  42. Nancy April 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    This is a great deal! However, I would much prefer an entree salad some nights as everything on that menu is really heavy! Is a that a possible substitution?

    • Joe April 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm — Reply

      Hi Nancy,

      Yes, please feel free to speak with your server about dish substitutions!


  43. Paul May 29, 2014 at 8:47 am — Reply

    This is a great deal that my wife and I enjoyed at your Randolph location last night.
    But since you changed the menu the choices are mostly chicken dishes. Why no seafood ? I talked to the manager about this and he allowed me to substitute the pan fried haddock which was great !


    • Joe May 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm — Reply

      Hi Paul,

      We’re glad you enjoyed the special and that you were able to get the haddock instead. We’re always happy to accommodate dish substitutions, but we appreciate you giving us this feedback about the amount of chicken currently on the menu. We’ll definitely keep it in mind for future menus!


  44. Rachel June 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    Can the Winesday special be 2 entrees and a bottle of wine split between 3 people? We are huge eaters or drinkers but still want to enjoy!

    • Rachel June 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm — Reply

      correction- we are NOT huge eaters or drinkers 🙂

    • Joe June 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm — Reply

      Hi Rachel,

      Yes, we’re always happy to accommodate any requests!


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