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Reviewed 15 March 2024

For years WLJ's had the best grade of ribeye steaks. Yesterday the steak was so grizzly I couldn't cut it. After 15 minutes of trying, I gave up. The manager was apologetic but I won't order any meat dishes there again. Obviously they're serving a...lesser grade of beef. They're not saving money that way because they will ultimately lose customers!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Westlake Joe's has been around since I was a kid. It is more crowded than ever these days so make a reservation. Excellent menu selections and an great bar. Portions are large and always tasty. Wait staff is gracious and helpful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and service. I had the fried calamari appetizer and the eggplant parmesan entree. Both tasted great and were cooked to perfection. Given that the restaurant was absolutely packed, service was still very fast and friendly. I walked in without reservations and found a...seat in the bar area in less than 5 minutes. Only thing, And the reason for one missing star, the host stand tells you you can take a seat anywhere in the lounge area, bar or table. But the lounge folks have these mysterious little reserved signs on all the tables. I said it it's table with a reserved sign after the previous guests got up and left, and everything was great. But I watched another group try to sit at one of these supposed reserve tables and get chased away. Clearly the reserved signs are part of something a bit more nefarious.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Pretty disappointed in the food. Also pretty sure staff cloned my credit card as we saw a bunch of fraudulent changes immediately following our visit after using our card. Will never go back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

Love the new designs especially the plants around the restaurant, love tge color of the booth. Food is ok. Servise is ok.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

It was so wonderful we went twice! Ala Bruno was unbelievable. My wife had the fish and it was huge! Delicious. The presentation was beautiful and the staff was 110% and we only ate in the lounge!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Once again, The Original Joes of Westlake did not disappoint. Everything about the experience was 5 Stars. Our server was FANTASTIC. Food Hot, plentiful and reasonably priced. I had the most gorgeous Cobb Salad, the presentation was truly a work of art. 1 friend had...Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and loved it. Other friend had Linguini Pesto Pasta w/Chicken and oh my, it was delicious. Lot's of garlic and Pesto sauce to soak up w/all the warm french bread. Server kept all our water glasses filled up and our bread basket full of hot bread and soft butter. I LOVE this restaurant for it's consistency and there is always something on the menu I want to try. Parking sucks, but that is also part of the experience. Reservations are a must.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Not happy with new owners, Prices are much higher. Service is slow. Food (Veal parma) was burned & I gave back to waiter. Instead of a new piece he put in a to go box. Will be a while before I return..

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2022

Stopped in for lunch with friends. We were seated for 10 minutes before anyone approached us. We had to ask for everything. Water. A drink. That we were ready to order. Then, the food was a mess. One person got a salad when another got...nothing. One person got an iced tea, while the other 3 folks did not get drinks. The salad came and still no drinks. The quality of the food has significantly dropped. very disappointing. No need to return.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022

Hostess was rude. Server delivered wrong items. Finally got & was very tough veal.. Hard as a rock. Told server & brought me a different knife Old restaurant much better & half the price. WILL NOT RETURN...

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

We had lunch at Joe's and it was so damn good. I had the Burger which was the highest quality of beef and a ton of fries. My wife had the chicken Caesar and it was again excellent. Our waiter was very prompt and polite....We had beer and tea with our lunch and it was plenty. You go to Joe's with an appetite and they will fill you up. We got a table for lunch quickly and enjoyed a well paced afternoon. Price was very fair.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

I love their spaghetti/ravioli/half and half with meat balls. However, for almost $30.00., it is too much (at least for me). Still, everybody loved loved their meals (there were four of us and we all ordered different dishes).

Date of visit: May 2022
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2022

Hey there, thanks for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again at Original Joe's Westlake.

Reviewed 30 April 2022

We had a great time. The food was absolutely wonderful, as was the service. The restaurant is a beautiful, mid-century modern building—we just soaked in the ambience. Mostly local diners so we had a lot of fun people watching.

Date of visit: April 2022
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

Hey there, Cleo. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review and 5-star rating! We are thrilled to hear that you had great food as well as great service while dining with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 27 March 2022

This is an installment of the hybrid Italian steakhouse concept that seems to exist mostly in California (most of which are completely unrelated other than in concept and the name "Joe's"). It is retro chic. I have always really liked it, and it went to...another level when they remodeled a few years ago. Prices went up a bit, but the overall experience went up a lot. This is a spot where true locals gather with their families. I love the veal scallopini sec, the sole piccata, and the pot roast (definitely the best deal on the menu), always with ravioli on the side. Service is old school and excellent. The ambiance is 60s cool. If you want good food in a quantity that won't leave you hungry, you cannot go wrong. P.S. Don't even think about getting a seat at the bar when the 49ers are playing.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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OriginalJoes1937, Owner at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2022

Hi, thanks for your review! We're thrilled you had a great experience. We can't wait to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

We went for lunch and it was very good. Portions are generous and table service was excellent. The BLT with side salad became part of dinner. The club sandwich was very good and also went home. My Joe’s special was special!! We had ice cream...for dessert and one order was enough for three to share. Reservations are recommended but they can always squeeze you in if you can wait. Real dollar value.👍😃More

Date of visit: February 2022
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OriginalJoes1937, Marketing at Original Joe's Westlake, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2022

Hi there. Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a great review and rating! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience while dining with us. We look forward to serving you again.

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Outdoors I don't think is a problem. Have not seen dogs indoors other than guide dogs.
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California Casual. The waiters are dressed up but a great spot and busy. They will take care of you .
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Original Joe's Westlake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4