After reading about this restaurant in magazines and in the newspaper, I followed my urge to give it a try. I should have checked the reviews first.
The decor and ambiance are very good, on par with those of its competitors such as Earls, Moxie's, and Cactus Club, and the architecture is outstanding (purpose designed and built building), but do you go there for the architecture or for the food? I had the lobster ravioli, which was disappointing. The presentation looked good enough, but the sauce was thick and dry, the ravioli a bit too chewy, primarily because the stuffing inside was not fresh. In fact, it looked pre-manufactured. The menu described the stuffing as lobster, shrimp and crab, but it was some sort of a somewhat hard and dry mush that was uniform in texture and colour (salmon colour). I couldn't tell whether indeed 3 types of seafood were represented in there, as the mush itself seemed to have no flavour of its own. The flavour of the ravioli relied on the sauce, which was a thick and dry cheesy cream, and it was very ordinary tasting -- the same taste you encounter in countless other lower grade restaurants that use that same cheese to cook pizza or pasta. Contrast that with a place like Earls or Moxie's, where you are constantly pleasantly surprised by the flavours you encounter on dish after dish, or Cactus Club, where the food never disappoints, and I wouldn't want to repeat at Joey's.
Service was Fine, but the waitresses there sure get a work out everyday, as the kitchen is located on a different level from any of the 3 dining areas in this restaurant, so there are lots of steps to climb all the time. The outdoor patio is beautiful, if you can tolerate the traffic noise on Broadway.