The Joy Nest

50 Water St, Newburyport MA 01950
$$ Thai

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 50 Water St, Newburyport MA 01950
  • Cross Street: Water St
  • Cuisine: Thai |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 9785721615
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner: 12 -10 noon - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner: 12 -10 noon - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner: 12 -3, 4:30-10 noon - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner: 12-11 noon - 11 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner: 12 -11 noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner: 12-9 noon - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.7 out of 5 stars based on 830 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2022
Christina M.
Decor, food, service all wrapped up to make a perfect experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2022
Aubrie C.
Absolutely loved it here! Amazing food- great atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2022
Carole O.
we enjoyed everything about our dinner with friends at joy's nest. we sat upstairs and loved the vibe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Melissa L.
Loved the band and the new drinks!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2022
Roba K.
Fantastic place! Beautiful decor, outstanding food, and great service. Will definitely come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2022
Kelly M.
Amazing music, food, drinks and atmosphere. Love it!

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2022
Lisa B.
First time at Joy Nest. Atmosphere, service, and food were spectacular!

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2022
Tony G.
The Joy Nest went beyond our expectations. We loved the decor, the wait staff, the food, the location. We will return in the fall with another couple and, after eating, we will go upstairs to hear music. We wish you nothing but success with The Joy Nest. I should add that portions are excellent. My leftovers have lasted through today (Tuesday), and we were there on Saturday. Wow!

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2022
Asjia R.
Food was amazing! The atmosphere on point.

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2022
Len S.
This was our first time at Joy Nest and we had a great experience. The food was fresh and delicious and the cocktails were awesome. Tate, our waiter was also top shelf!

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Brenda W.
Interesting,delicious food & wonderful service.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Gail C.
We loved the comfy upstairs, now I’ve given up the secret…

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2022
Tony H.
Everything was amazing! We couldn’t stop talking about our visit. Thank you so much!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 01, 2022
Kimberly R.
Amazing service and atmosphere and most of all fresh authentic Thai food. I made the trip from Portsmouth because it is so good!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Winnie S.
We loved it our entire experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
Jennifer A.
We love the Joy Nest! It has a cozy atmosphere. We've eaten downstairs and upstairs where they have live music. The music is always good and doesn't interfere with dinner conversation. The food is fantastic. I always get a noodle dish. My husband got the curry and said it was great. Everyone loved the mango and pork fresh spring rolls.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 03, 2022
Donna D.
Fabulous lunch! Could not have been a better experience....from the unique decor, lovely waitstaff, and yummy food. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 21, 2022
Dale T.
I had a great experience. However, the chicken in my soup was not cooked through .

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2022
Janis F.
The setting is delightful and charming, very relaxing for an afternoon chat with friends. The service was spot on and the food amazing. We had several appetizers and one of the noodle dishes - presentation was nice and the flavors were exceptional! A simple desert of mango ragoon with ice cream was scrumptious and a pleasant ending to our visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2022
Tamra T.
I love the Joy Nest. They always have a cozy/romantic ambience, with really pretty artwork, various seating options, the food is delicious & fresh - and there is an excellent drink/wine list. Very friendly service and I like the music and vibe.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2022
Erin C.
Our experience here was great. Our waitress was amazing, food was great and the atmosphere is wonderful. 10 across the board. We will be back soon!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2022
Jenna S.
Fabulous experience, wonderful food, and beautiful decor. Can’t wait to return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 02, 2022
Michele G.
Great cocktails. Delicious food especially the duck. Appetizers were very good but the portions are small. We are looking forward to returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2021
Patricia M.
Wonderful dining and music enjoyed at The Joy Nest. The only glitch I experienced was trying to make a reservation online. It would only reserve a table downstairs, and our party of 6 wanted to be upstairs. A staff person kindly returned my phone call.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2021
Lindsay M.
Restaurant was beautifully decorated, staff wonderful and craft cocktails amazing! Each food dish was wonderful, particularly the spicy edamame and crispy pad thai! Will definitely be back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2021
Jodi C.
Amazing all around!

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Dec 01, 2021
Sharon J.
Band was too big and too loud for the space

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2021
Ingrid C.
Just amazing food, delicious drinks and fantastic service.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 05, 2021
Jonathan b.
Excellent food drinks and service!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2021
Penny L.
Our waitress was a bit out of it. But otherwise w lovely meal and experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2021
Debra L.
Great food , service loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2021
Annette Joy M.
Lovely environment, friendly personable staff, great drinks, great music!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2021
Michael P.
As always it was a wonderful experience Great service and great drinks and food

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2021
Lisa Y.
We had a wonderful time tasting food and drink. The noise level was perfect. We enjoyed it immensely.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2021
Kelly M.
Excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere. Our server was so knowledgeable about the menu including cocktails and wines. Definitely will eat here again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2021
Sarah R.
So tasty and what I really loved was the portion sizes! Great value!! Very fun drinks too!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2021
Ilona B.
I had my birthday party here. The ambiance is amazing. Service was great. The food is creative. The sauce on the Radna noodles was very heavy like a mole sauce as opposed to a light soy based sauce. I would change that. Overall we had an amazing time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 13, 2021
David A.
Great food, great location, great service. I will be back. Specials would be nice.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2021
Erica R.
Food was AMAZING!! Drinks just as good! Highly recommend! Will be going back very soon!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 20, 2021
Dru D.
Everything was excellent- great flavorful food and fun drinks. Our staff person was attentive and pleasant. Decor fun! Will go back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2021
Denise M.
Always a pleasure to visit the Joy Nest! We had outdoor sitting it was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2021
Jennifer L.
So amazing on every level!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2021
Kathleen B.
the food is amazing - fresh and authentic. The service was personal and professional. Christian makes phenomenal cocktails, This was my 3rd time here and everything has been consistantly perfect. This is my new favorite restaurant,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Apr 23, 2021
Beth W.
We did not like the fish cakes, but everything else was excellent! The bartender, Christian, was outstanding!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2021
Jeff D.
Great experience start to finish.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2021
Karen G.
Fabulous food, service and ambiance!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2021
Beth H.
The food was delicious and beautifully plated, the decor absolutely stunning and our waiter charming and attentive. We went for lunch, and look forward to returning in the evening to try the cocktails!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Mar 12, 2021
Jillian N.
The food was delicious! And I absolutely loved my drink- the puddle jumper. Such a beautiful and cozy atmosphere. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2021
Cindy H.
Ambiance was overwhelming

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2021
Janelle M.
I went with my girlfriends for lunch and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was so kind and helpful and the drinks were amazing and unique. Lots of wonderful options for drinks. And the food was so fresh and delish!