Janko's Little Zagreb
Never disappoints!You go here to eat steak!! It's ALWAYS good!
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was my grands were with us and I think the Mac & cheese was straight out of a Kraft box ( the cheapy kind)
Great service!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and i celebrated ourMy wife and i celebrated our anniversary. Great evening of steaks, seafood and conversation together.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappoints!Once, again our table of 10 enjoyed our dinner. From the filets, to the meatballs, sirloin for two, porterhouse, and kabobs, we were not disappointed. We always enjoy our visit.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak!!I ordered the Ribeye, and have to say it was very good. I have never had a bad dining experience at this establishment!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's all about the meat.Outrageous noise level. The salad is average. Baked potato small. Bread tasty. We're not at Janko's for all that. Janko's prides itself on their beef. When they hit it, it is a thing of beauty. 16 ounces of delicious prime beef. When the cook slips, it all adds up to an average meal. The party next to us ordered sirloin for 2. They were connoisseurs of fine beef. Ordering medium rare, they were disappointed when it arrived medium. Our sirloin for 3 was ordered medium and arrived medium rare. Tender and tasty, a slab large enough to feed a boatload of vikings. Too much for 3, we should have ordered it for two. My dieting wife wanted to share but Janko's charges an extra $7 for a plate to share. That encourages gluttony.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been eating at ZagrebsI have been eating at Zagrebs for 43 years. I have traveled all over the world. So far, in my 61 years, NO one has come close to matching Zagrebs for steak. NO ONE. There are certain things in life that are a must. You don't go to Rome without visiting St. Peters, you don't go to London without seeing the British Museum, you don't go to Madrid without going to a bullfight, and you NEVER should go to North America wihtout going to Zagrebs. It's pricey (Plan on $85 and up for a party of two) but it is worth EVERY penny. And they still have the most gorgeous waitresses too!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemPlace is a hidden gem. The people of Bloomington and the university know about this place , but it a very nice secret. The steaks are fabulous and the service was great. Second time there and would be back more often if we lived there. Stopped by every time I I go to Nashville. Its worth the extra 25 minutes, you will not be disappointed........Biggest steaks and ribs I seen or eaten...........5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks are exceptionalHave frequented for 25+ years and would match the quality, taste and preparation of the steaks comparable to the VERY best and more 'distinguished' restaurants.
Outside of the steaks and excellent riibs I would rate salads as fair at the very best. Baked potatoes are very good but other sides are simply okay.
Noise level is usually on the high end and if that is a consideration for a 'quiet' dinner, may want to keep looking. But, if you want a GREAT steak, particularly filet, then this is the place.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways perfect...You always know that you are going to get amazing food when you go to Janko's. Just make sure that you make a reservation, since they get quite busy at times.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak in townDon't go here if you are wanting to venture into new foods...this is a steak/potato place for sure. We love Zagreb's for their steaks, meatballs and ribs. The best ribeye. I won't eat them anywhere else. It's very casual setting though--which we love--great food and wine but casual dress. It IS pricey but worth it.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmmmm SteakJankos gives you good hearty food with wonderful service. Just go to have a great meal and a good time.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, as always.Especially loud that night due to a group of golfers(?), but it's Janko's. Food and service were great.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThis was my first time to Janko's and hopefully not my last. The food was great for the most part. I was a little disappointed in the bread that was served but other than that, I throughly enjoyed the food. The restaurant was a little too noisy for what was suppose to be a intimate birthday celebration with my fiance. Service was very good!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best steaks I have ever eaten.I tell everyone this steak really melts in your mouth. Thanks5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steaks in townIt has been true for years, but time and time again, Janko's has THE best steaks in Bloomington!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Steaks EverTucked away in downtown Bloomington, this steak place is a hidden gem. At first glance, it seems like a regular family or burger place. Nothing fancy. Basic booths and tables covered with red and white checkered tablecloths, with a banner that says "Welcome IU Football Recruits." Nice, certainly, but you don't expect something extraordinary. But then the steaks arrive at your table. And you taste. And, oh what a taste -- something tender beyond anything you thought possible. Just magnificent. Locals know to prepare by not eating anything for a good 12-24 hours before, just so they can savor every minute of eating. It's that good. Flat-out one of the best steak places in America.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMparty in my mouth!!Fantastic steak! No steak sauce needed. Meatballs rock! My husband hates meatballs and tried one at Janko's; he said he can't say he hates meatballs anymore.... he loved them. We love good food and don't mind paying for it...this steak is excellent and gives those $100 plate steak dinners a run for their money.
Now, this place is no frills. It is just good meat eating. The meat is the star of the show not the sides. You get a baked potato, side salad, and rolls nothing fancy just good food. I love the fact that they don't have to make fancy sides to sell the steak.
So if you are in it for the food you will love it...if your in it for a fancy dancy restaurant you will not.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service, Treated RoyaltyHaving grown up in Bloomington, it is entirely refreshing to see a tenured waitress who truly cares about service. Maria has worked at Janko's for 10+ years and it is very evident.
Such a nice move to other end of the spectrum in this town, getting away from the abundance of college students who are in it for the big tip with no motive past that.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat steakWe had friends from Bedford that asked us to meet them at Zagrebs. It was an 1 1/2 hour drive tfor us to get there. It was well worth the drive. A little "mom & pop" place that served steaks that compete with any downtown Indianapolis restaurant. We will be maiking the dsrive again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local placeI went to LIttle Zagreb's with work colleagues. It had been recommended by several others as being very good and excellent steaks. All in our party were satisfied with their orders. I had a ribeye that was done to perfection. It was a little pricey compared to other Bloomington restaurants, but not out of line with fine steakhouses.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation CelebrationWe celebrated our daughter's graduation from IU at Little Zagreb. It was an extremely busy night and we were seated on time for our reservation.The food was delicious. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The service was great. Our server was very personable and helpful even though she was so busy. The whole family was very happy to finish out a special day at Little Zagreb!! I would totally recommend going to Little Zagreb for a fantastic meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak in townJanko's Little Zagreb is one of the best places in all of Bloomington, IN. The food exceeded my expectations by light years and the wine list was to die for. The ambience seems a little rough at first, but once you get a hold of their service, and especially their food, it will keep you coming back for years to come.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Bloomington restaurantNo visit to Indiana University with our children would be complete without dinner at Janko's little Zagreb!! The Spicy meatballs are a must as an appetizer or a meal! The steaks the wine the service are always perfect! Two graduates down and two to go I'm only sorry that Bloomington is so far away from Granger Indiana and we have to wait five more years before the next two children start Indiana University!! Wonderful memories!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Steak In Town!Janko's beats the Outback steakhouse and any other steakhouse around. The quality of cuts cooked to perfection and the fast courteous service really make the whole experience worthwhile. The only place in Bloomington for a great steak dinner!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad to waitHad to wait 35 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. It was graduation weekend so they were packed. My New York Strip was done properly (medium rare) but not especially tender or flavorful for the price. My companion thought her filet was delicious.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding steaks and wineIt could, quite possibly, be the best steak I have ever had and such an extensive wine list to choose from!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for a wonderfulThank you for a wonderful meal and service . Made our IU Grad celebration special with the excellent service and food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique local diningEventually this restaurant WILL be featured on the Food Channel. It is unlike any other restaurant I have ever dined at. Fun place with great steaks. Give it a try!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceExcellent, efficient, attentive and friendly service!!!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMJanko's is a great restaurantJanko's is a great restaurant for couples, business dinners, and small groups alike. The steaks are delicious, the service fast, friendly, and efficient. We drive from Carmel, IN to enjoy the Janko experience! I'm so glad we made a reservation. The place is always crowded! I have recommended this restaurant to many people over the years.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food and service.Incredible food and service. Our table had a variety of food..steak, fish, pork, and duck. All the food was wonderful. OUr host was extremely helpful and our service was exceptional. The wine list was one of the best I've ever seen in the Midwest and the prices were much lower than I've paid at other restaurants. The same bottle of wine I had last week at a high end restaurant in Indianapolis was $90 cheaper at Zagrebs. I will definitely come back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFredGreat birthday desert! Good sirloin, best I've had in years. Bread OK, has needed some more distinctive character for decades. Salad fine, what we wanted. Service wonderful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFor Steak its a mustFor as long as I can remember it has always had the best food in Bloomington4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't even think about gettingDon't even think about getting a steak anywhere else in Bloomington. Jankos has remained the best steakhouse for many years4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food, horrible hostessFood was excellent(Bread was stale even the table behind us asked if our bread was stale) and the service was good. My only complaint was that we had made reservations for seven. We arrived early and checked in. We were there before some other people and they were seated before us, even though I had made reservations and they hadn't. I overheard one group that went before us, tell the hostess that they did not have reservations and were just passing by and wanted to try to see if they could get a table, and they were seated before us. Finally, after approx. a 30 plus minute wait, we were seated, I understand a 10-15 minute wait, but your hostess was very unorganized and needs some serious retraining or a new position.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Zagreb's after theWent to Zagreb's after the Spring game with a couple to make sure our boys had plenty to eat. First time there and was very impressed with the meat selections you have on the menu. The steaks were simply awesome. The sald was our only moderate disappointment. we came for the steak and potato and won't let a little lettuce get us down. We will be definately be going back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be backNice room, no frills. Very good service at this extremely busy restaurant. I had the crab legs. Fantastic and as good as I've ever had. My husband had the mahi mahi. He liked it a lot. The two others in our party had the sirloin and loved it. Sides were baked potatoes and salad, bread basket. Standard but very good. Impressive wine list for what we thought we were walking in to. Very lively all ages atmosphere. Would definitely go back. And hats off to all the staff. For as busy as it was in there, we were never left wanting for anything. They were on top of it the whole time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been going here sinceI have been going here since I was a college student in the 70s. Now we go to take our childre. Outstanding food and service. Crowded. Noisy. But that's part of the shtick. Can't be beat for steaks. Cooked to perfection!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Make a reservationGreat food! Make a reservation unless you are ok waiting :)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent.The food was excellent. The ambiance is very simple- red checkered table clothes in a cramped setting. If you're looking for a good steak and don't care about ambiance -this is the place. A fantastic find for a college town!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experience!Always a great experience! The food is excellent and the only thing better than the food is the service. This restaurant has been a fixture in Bloomington my whole life, and if you are a steak lover this place is the ultimate destination for you.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in the areaBest steak I have ever had. It was amazing food and great service. I wish I lived in the area so I could frequent this establishment.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingAs always, the food was amazing and the waitstaff was extremely friendly. You won't find a better place to get a steak!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMwe have always had a greatwe have always had a great time at jankos,and we have always had good service,we have been coming to jankos for 20 yrs.we have anjoyed every minute of it.thank you shelia bell3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been 30 years sinceIt had been 30 years since I last ate at Little Zagreb's - my husband and I graduated from IU in 1984. We were in town for a campus visit with my high school senior. The steaks were as fantastic as I had remembered. Hopefully my son will go to IU and give us the opportunity to eat at Little Zagreb's more often.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond Time AroundJust as wonderful as our first visit a couple weeks ago. Will for sure look forward to our next visit which I can tell you will take place within 2 weeks.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved being able to make reservatioLoved being able to make reservations online! Sitted quickly and had an excellent young lady serving us. We plan to make return visits and bring more friends!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steaks! Two people inBest steaks! Two people in our party are vegetarian and the menu offered vegetarian entrees. We celebrated my husband's birthday here and the staff went out of their way to make our dinner special.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks & serviceWhile visiting IU we found this steakhouse with one of the most esquisite steaks we ever had . Cooked to perfection and priced well it was a treat to eat there. Pretty casual dress code. Great service and delicious food. Will repeat if in Bloomington again! Thanks!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMZagreg's is always great.Zagreg's is always great. It's "ambiance" is well, don't expect lots of fluff, but it fits the restaurant perfectly. You cannot go wrong with the fillet! Go Hungry!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM