Joe's Newbury recently refreshed their brunch menu and I had the pleasure of experiencing it while also chatting with Executive Chef Dan Billo about his background and inspiration for his work. The restaurant was already bustling when I arrived, as you'll see in the photos below, so I'd recommend making reservations ahead of time just to be on the safe side. Plus, if you do you might be able to request to sit in their nice and open cafe area right alongside Newbury Street - featuring a retractable roof - where the lighting and environment seems so lovely!
My overall experience at Joe's was very heart-warming. I enjoyed the food, and so did the other bloggers who were there. I highly recommend the corned beef hash. It was definitely the star of the meal, even to those who don't usually like corned beef hash. I also got to try some of the crab cake benedict which felt a bit too dry for my taste even with all the sauce, so unless you're a die-hard crab cake fan I would go for something else (*ahem* did I mention the corned beef hash already!?) However, what stuck with me from this brunch was Joe's friendly atmosphere and staff. It was very apparent that Dan feels very at home in this restaurant and is truly passionate about his crafts. The entire restaurant staff seemed like a big happy family and it certainly shows in their service: approachable, flexible, and kind. It was very refreshing, especially on Newbury Street, to know there's a friendly and dependable spot in the midst of all the fine-dining and big chain restaurants.
You can try out Joe's new brunch menu for yourself on weekends from 11AM-3PM. They also have a special three-course thanksgiving dinner coming up. If you do check them out, please let me know in the comments - I'd love to know your thoughts!
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In collaboration with Joe's Newbury; thoughts and opinions are my own.