Joey's at Carrier Circle has been serving up fine Italian American cuisine since 1982. Located on Thompson Road North at the Carrier Circle, with NYS ... More
Joey's at Carrier Circle has been serving up fine Italian American cuisine since 1982. Located on Thompson Road North at the Carrier Circle, with NYS Thruway Exit #35 close nearby. Joeys has an extensive menu with an array of choices from fresh made pastas and sauces, veal, beef, poultry and seafood along with wide range of appetizer and dessert choices.Joeys also has its casual counterpart, Pronto Joeys upstairs featuring an Italian American bistro menu.
Our group of 14 made reservations the month before for a Holiday get together. Fourteen people traveled from Utica to go to this restaurant. Our waiter was very good; Very attentive and efficient. I ordered the escargot appetizer. It had, at most, 3 escargot swimming in a dish of mushroom pieces in the butter cheese sauce. It was terrible! ($8.95) The chicken was OK but was covered with canned mushrooms. Salads were fresh. No one's food was wonderful but not so terrible that we felt the need to make complaints. We were just glad to all be together to be able to socialize for a while. Our bill was over $450 without tax or tip. Here is the kicker!!!! Within 5 minutes of paying the bill, the manager came over and told us we had to leave or go to the bar and order drinks because they were VERY busy. A mature adult/middle age group of people were told to leave after spending that much money, not allowing us to sit a chat for a few minutes?!!!! WOW! The manager might have freed up the table a little early but he now has 14 people who will NEVER return to that restaurant.
We recently went to Joey's and my boyfriend got baked rigatoni with a meatball. When eating it, he found a bone. Where does a bone come from a meatball or pasta? That was not the only thing, the service was horrible. The waiter took forever when bringing our drinks, and she was not concerned about how awful our meals were. Needless to say, we will not be going to Joey's again.
The take out section was good.the chef might look tough but he was very nice and quick in making the food. The other kid was dumbfart.,he think he runs the show but really the tougher Chef is the MAN. The food was edible with the right price.
I went to Joey's Pronto restaurant and it was DELICIOUS, but the service was terrible. Our waitress Jeanne completely ignored us. After my dessert, I ran out of water and didn't get any for over a half hour, AFTER she brought the check. She stopped by at the tables surrounding us to check in on them, but didn't check on us. It was insulting. All the waitresses were bickering openly, also, which is never good for business. I recommend going downstairs for dinner, they are much more organized and on top of things.
I have to say, the food was amazing. It was definitely more on the pricey side, but SO worth it. You get what you pay for. We went there for my fiance's birthday (he asked me to marry him there that night.) We also bought one of Joey's cookbooks for his mothers birthday, and it's already gotten a lot of use. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service!! Definitely a place I'd go for future special occasions!!
I worked at Joey's for the summer and to say the least, i am still in love with the food. The owner Joey Decuffa is an amazing person to work for and his quality in his work really shows. The food is wonderful in the lunch and Dinner menu. I recommend you try the Joey's on the st Lawrence river at Thousand Island club. The great food mixed with the beautiful sunset on the river is the perfect combination.
Ps. weddings there are the best.you have a great mean and a great view packed into one. :-)
OK I don’t think it gets much better that this! Joey’s has got to be one of the premiere restaurants here in Syracuse, you just need look at the walls lined with photo’s of who’s who in New York and even the nation to realize the excellent Bistro that Joey’s has created for itself. The food is beyond question some of the finest cuisine in the area. The beef Braciole done in a traditional southern Italian style and stuffed with an egg is fantastic to say the least! And the fact that this dish was served the way it was is difficult to produce as the desired effect is for the egg to stay intact as one devours this delectable dish! Five stars in my book!
Jeremy Pilot – Movin 100.3 and 96.5
Annoyed that specials aren't released until 11am: Joey's is a very good restaurant, but we're often peturbed by the fact that specials aren't released until 11am or after. Being that it's a good restaurant it is popular making it difficult to call in larger orders to have ready for lunch in just an hour. Having a familiarity with the business I don't see why they wouldn't have an idea even by 10. Other than that it is a very good place to go regardless of the situation, they can accomodate a casual or an upscale dining experience.