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Johnnie's On The Side
Johnnie's On The Side

Johnnie's On The Side Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westendjohnnies.com
  • Email: info@johnniesontheside.com
  • Phone: (617) 227-1588
  • Hours of Operation: Johnnie's opens at 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday and 11am on Sundays for our Reggae Brunch. We are also open on Mondays with events at the Garden and we open early for afternoon concerts and games.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please check our website for special events, pictures and other details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Johnnie's is conveniently located one block south of North Station which is accessable from the MBTA's Green and Orange Lines.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several garages and parking lots immediately adjacent to Johnnie's. Street parking is available but gets very limited during Garden events.
A word from Johnnie's On The Side
Johnnie's is a collection of memories for all. Personally autographed pictures and genuine memorabilia of your favorite movie stars, politicians, athletes and musicians. Casual, upscale dining in a great location. Set on the side of the "Old West End" just blocks away from North Station, the TD Bank North Garden, historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The decor consists of a combination of light and dark woods, copper, brass and luxurious leather with huge floor to ceiling windows that you must see to appreciate. The menu consists of contemporary American classics with various, multi-ethnic influences. We open at 5pm every Tuesday through Saturday for dinner,as well as our famous Reggae brunch from 11am to 4pm on Sundays. We are also open Mondays with Garden events and we do open early for afternoon games and concerts. For reservations of groups larger than 6, please call to check for availability. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I went to Johnny's prior to attending the Cher concert. Perfect location near the Garden and the service was extremely fast without prompting the waitress. The steaks tips were a delight and my wife loved the salmon. Great pre game or event spot. Just book ahead and you'll be fine."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We loved reggae brunch! Johnnie's has a great atmosphere and the service was excellent. We will tell our friends and plan on making another reservation in advance very soon."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Awesome for brunch on Sunday afternoon - great live reggae band, so energetic and fun! Only grip... kitchen closes at 3:30."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food and service weregreat, band was a little loud for brunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went here with the family before a hockey game at the Garden. Location was great, food was very good, service was excellent. We will definitely return prior to the next Garden event."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The reggae brunch on Sundays is a must if you are in Boston. West End Johnnies makes a killer Bloody Mary and they have a wide assortment of other brunch drinks to choose from. The brunch menu has a wide array of options - your classic brunch fare, but made well and always tastes delicious. The real unique part of this brunch experience is that on Sunday's there is a live reggae band that performs. The lead singer moves through the restaurant and will interact with different tables. It's a really fun atmosphere. Tip: The restaurant takes reservations Mon - Thurs for the brunch on Sunday. Try sitting at the bar, if you don't have a reservation and no tables are available."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Menu is small. Priced higher than expected for area, cuisine, environment. Good for something besides pizza before a game, but not much else."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We went to Johnnies after celebrating my friends 30th birthday party. I was looking for something chill for brunch after the festivities the night before and Johnnies was perfect! I read on their website they had live reggae and their menu looked great. I made reservations a few days before which was really easy. It had a great atmosphere and everyone was really nice. The food and drinks were delicious. We looooved the music, that was our favorite part and it was a great way to end an awesome weekend!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was ok. Service was slow, but they were very busy. My order was wrong (I did not ask to have it corrected). Brunch is too loud if you want to talk, otherwise is fun with good music. I am not running back, but would try one more time for dinner."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great place to go before any event at the Garden. The service was fast, the drinks were good and the food was a step up from the normal pregame @ surrounding bars."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great place to grab good before an event at the garden. Most options around this area are fried bar food and this is a step up. Service was excellent. Incredibly friendly team."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I had dinner with a friend prior to a concert at TD. Service was quick and friendly. Food was really good -we had sandwiches so I can't speak to the entrees but they looked good."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "A friend invited me to join him for a Celtics game and suggested we eat at Johnnie's. We were seated immediately. The space was large, open and well lit. Our waitress was very nice without being imposing, pushy or overwhelming in any way. She got us started with drinks right away and then gave us a few minutes to just sit down get settled and check out the menu. When we ordered the food did not take a long time to come. The dinners were ample and of good quality and presented nicely. We weren't rushed by the waitress and weren't asked "...you still WORKIN' on that?" which I HATE. When we were done the waitress cleared, asked if we were interested in dessert and finally brought the check. All in all a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Brunch was awesome with a tremendous atmosphere and very nice staff...!! It is a gem!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This is a short walk to the Garden, and works as a great place to go prior to the game to get a good meal in a relaxing atmosphere. The servers are courteous and friendly. The food is very good and the meals are served timely. I did not feel in the least bit rushed, but at the same time I wasn't waiting a long time. Everything went very smoothly. Well done."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We held our company (just 4 of us) holiday party dinner here prior to a Bruins game. The staff was friendly and prompt and the food was very good (I had steak tips and will definitely get again)! Atmosphere was perfect for a pre game dinner but also was appropriate for a business meeting. Way to go Johnnie!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Best as a pre game warm up before Bruins or Celtics. Otherwise, Not a place I'd frequent."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Food was just ok, a bit greasy Service was average at best Drinks were excellent"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Had tons of fun at the Sunday Reggae Brunch! Great live music."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Great place to meet friends before a game or other event at the Garden. The menu offers a variety of options at a very reasonable price."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Talk about fast food---we had about an hour to eat before the Bruins game was set to start. We gave our order, were served our cocktail , and within 10 mins our meal was ready. Everything was delicious and we weren't rushed out the door!!! I'd definitely make this our place to dine before any sporting event!!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013