Update: New Reston Restaurant Opening Pushed to January

Not Your Average Joe's LogoNot Your Average Joe’s, a new restaurant coming to the space formerly occupied by Romano’s Macaroni Grill, will open on Jan. 4, a spokesman said.

NYAJ was originally slated to open at 1845 Fountain Dr. on Dec. 21.

The Reston restaurant will be the fifth Massachusetts-based Not Your Average Joe’s to open in the Washington metropolitan area. There are outposts in Leesburg and Woodbridge, Va., as well as in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Md.

NYAJ will be open for lunch and dinner, and has an extensive menu featuring seafood, steaks, creative appetizers, salads, stone hearth pizzas, and burgers. The menu also features seasonal selections.

Some of the specialty dishes: ahi tuna wontons served with pickled ginger and wasabi aioli; red-wine braised short ribs; and sage pecan salmon with a sage pecan pesto, chipotle mashed sweet potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts.

NYAJ will also feature an extensive wine list and more than 20 beers on tap, including several local craft brews such as Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager, Lost Rhino Faceplant IPA, and Flying Dog’s seasonal brew.

The 7,300 square-foot restaurant will seat 218, with a full bar and two seasonal outdoor patios offering an additional 100 seats. A private dining space accommodates 22 seated guests. The Reston location — which will take reservations — will feature an open-kitchen.

Not Your Average Joe’s will partner with local non-profit Cornerstones during its grand opening. All proceeds raised during the two-day preview celebrations will be donated to the organization, which is dedicated to providing support and advocacy for people in need of food, shelter, affordable housing and other human services.

NYAJ will continue to support Cornerstone through January with its ongoing “Not Your Average Cause” program, which provides 15 percent of proceeds to a selected cause every Tuesday.

Recent Stories

Morning Notes

Railroad tracks are elevated above Lake Accotink Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Retired Priest Found Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse — “Terry Wayne Specht, 69, of Pennsylvania was found…

This sponsored column is written by the team at Arrowine & Cheese (4508 Cherry Hill Road in Arlington). Sign up for the email newsletter and receive exclusive discounts and offers. Experience Arrowine’s Tastings & Events. Have…

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay (file photo) Fairfax County deserves more local authority, Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay says, calling Virginia’s Dillon Rule “increasingly more intrusive”…

The South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry’s annual “Do It Your Way 0.5K” fundraiser returns this month (photo by Alexis Doty) The South Lakes High School PTSA’s annual “Do…

The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

Submit your own Community Post here for just $99.

Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here for just $99.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list