Original Joe's Westlake
I had several dinners at Original Joe's Westlake in the last year. We usually had a good time and the food was above average.
I went there for lunch for the first time yesterday, and I was disappointed with the food. I ordered the petrale sole. The fish and the side vegetable were both overcooked and tasteless. The fish did not taste fresh.
One of my friends ordered an entrée salad, the portion was large but not very good. The olives were bitter and too much of it.
I suggest the restaurant management pays more attention to the quality and consistency of food served go forward.
The food and service is always good and consistent. Will come back.
can never miss with my fried prawns and ravioli; missing the westlake joe's tartar sauce though; please bring that back!!
I was able to make a reservation, which they honored. Our waitress was terrific, as was the food. A very pleasant afternoon.
It was the first time we had a Saturday brunch. We were a little disappointed with the modified menu. There was no Carbonara and no meat dishes.
The eggs Benedict was almost perfect. The poached egg was cooked perfectly. However, the Sauce was disappointing and that’s what makes a great eggs Benedict.
Service is always fantastically
Great for large groups!
Joe's has been there a million years, but recently remolded inside (I was happy to see that the outside was still the old 50's style). I have never had a bad meal, or had to ever send anything back, to the contrary, everything is SO good. We had reservations on Saturday at 5:30, was seated at 5:15, only after getting drinks at their bar (always very crowded and hard to get service, but it's been like that since the beginning!) I can't say enough about the great service and the excellent Italian food.
A neighborhood staple. Love the remodeling! It was in need of revamping and now, it looks fantastic and matches the food.
Delish salad. Waiter wasn’t as attentive as he could have been.
Lunch with grandma! She is 92 and the staff always helps her out!
Great place always perfect and always good. My go to place always.
Joe's is a classic since I was a child growing up in the city. I don't remember it being this packed and on a Wed night. I dinged them because nothing is more frustrating than after a long day of work, no parking available anywhere nearby, we were seated after 8pm for a 7:30 reservation. Because it took 10 mins to find parking we were there at 7:40. Here's my rule of thumb, if restaurants give you a 15min grace period before they cancel it, I give them a 15 min grace period from the reservation time. Our server was lovely and the steak is good, but it is not worth it to me on a work night to wait that long to be seated. The bar was packed too, so the difficulty getting a drink added to the frustration. There's just too many good alternatives and so that was my last visit for awhike
Had a 7pm reservation but wasn’t seated until 7:20. Then had to wait 10 minutes to give our drink order and another 10 to get our drinks. The restaurant is just too big and too crowded to provide good service. Food is decent and portions are very generous.
Amazing dinner! Love going here
Food so good, hard to decide what to have. A gem of a restaurant!
Consistently wonderful food, fresh, cooked to order, generous portions, great variety of choices.
Joe's is an experience. It's so dependable. I know what I want to order and they never disappoint. A mainstay of SFO and the northern Peninsula.
Nice, good food
Everything was great...
Have been to Joe's in Westlake MANY times for lunch - always deliciious ! The staff are so kind and attentive - my friend and I both use canes and they always seat us at a table vs a boothe. The food is always very good -- love the blue plate specials at lunch ! - cocktails very yummie and staff always willing to split plates. It is really wonderful !
Always classy, always delicious, cocktails are always a must at this place, service is always impeccable. Menu is classic and never lets you down but would love to see some more vegan options.
1st time at Westlake Joe’s, Dungeness crab salad excellent, ravioli tasty, will definitely visit again. Everyone very happy with their meals.
We were seated right away with our table waiting for us. EXCELLENT service and extremely polite/friendly staff! Really great food and large portions! We really enjoyed our meal at Original Joe’s!
We Love Joe’s we’ve been going for over 20 years now. Steak a la Bruno and Ravioli are our families go to items.
Terrific experience! The minute you walk in the door you are in another world of convivial people and very tasty "Old World" Italian food.
My experience at the Original Joe's Westlake was perfect and I look forward to going back to enjoy anymore meals!
We had a wonderful dinner and Birthday celebration.
This "old favorite" has withstood the test of time admirably. The food is still delicious, well served and at a decent price. We would highly recommend it; and, we will be returning soon for more "old favorites."
Great service and food!
First time at Westlake Joe’s. Liked the mid-century modern decor. Blue cheese salad was delish. Prime rib was very tasty but too much fat.
Met friends we hadn’t seen for almost 30 years. We enjoyed our hamburger, chicken & eggplant parmigiana & linguine/clams.
Service was great & we weren’t rushed.
We will return soon as we go to Joe’s frequently.
A group of diners next to our table came over to tell us that we were being too loud when everyone was loud the dining area. Felt as if we were attacked personally because our or ethnicity. Otherwise the service and food was quite good.
Great brunch! But my friend is vegan and they didn’t have almond or soy milk so that was the only disappointment.
Great place. Good food in a wonderful ambience. Perfect place to go with the family. Very friendly service.
Great food, great company. Joe’s is my favorite place!
I had a 1:30pm reservation thinking the noon rush would have been over, well I was wrong, first the parking lots were full, the waiting room was full. People coming and going it was still very busy. My family has been going to the original Joe's of Westlake since 1962. The new current owners now Original Joes have remodeled and kept the ambiance and thankfully the reputation for great food. Very nice remodel.
Perfect place for celebrating a birthday or any special occasion. Warmly greeted upon arrival, promptly seated in very pleasant dining room (near fireplace was especially nice). Waitress and servers were very professional and helpful. Did not feel rushed in the slightest. Waitress graciously took group photo for us. Highly recommend Original Joe's Westlake, but best to make a reservation. Will definitely be back again.
Always a great experience. The Duggan family took a beloved but aging icon and turned it into a dazzling new venue. Oscar was our waiter on New Year’s Day; fabulous - cheerful and attentive. Looking forward to returning to Joe’s of Westlake in future.
Food is always great.
Lunch at Original Joe's on the first day of January was the very best way to start the New Year. Having been a guest in the past I was assured that my guest would also be impressed. I was not disappointed. Though not always in the area, I am so pleased that my scheduling allowed me to once again do it right. All the best to the staff and owners of Original Joe's..... and thanks.