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Johnny V
Johnny V

Johnny V Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://johnnyvlasolas.com
  • Email: info@johnnyvlasolas.com
  • Phone: (954) 761-7920
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Johnny Vinczencz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We work with you to make your special event perfect for your needs. We can accomodate up to 170 and have semi private dining available for groups of 8-64.
  • Private Party Contact: Katrina Bischoff (954) 761-7920
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact us for your special event needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may park along Las Olas Blvd. There are also 2 parking lots directly behind the restaurant.
A word from Johnny V
Johnny V opened in December of 2003 and features the unique cuisine of Chef Johnny Vinczencz. The food is Regional American with Latin and Caribbean influences. Chef Vincencz combines the freshest ingredients of South Florida with a beautifully blended selection of spices from the Caribbean and South America. The result is a wide ranging menu of unique items, like blue corn crusted calamari and ancho cinnamon grilled pork tenderloin. Sporting bold compositions and beautiful presentations, the cuisine at Johnny V is like a trek through America's Heartland by way of the islands. The Chef and his staff have worked had to make dining in this restaurant an elegant adventure. The restaurant has received numerous accolades including 4 stars from the Miami Herald, 4 Stars from the Sun-Sentinel and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. In 2005, it was voted #1 of the top 100 restaurants in the Sun-Sentinel as well as Best New Restaurant in Conde Nast Traveler. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Johnny V's is constantly listed as one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and for good reason. It is excellent. We loved the pork chop served with Sweet Potato Hash, Baby Green Beans with Jamon Serrano, Chunky Apply Sauce, Cranberry Sorbet and the sauteed yellowtail snapper. Very innovative menu. "
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We came to Johnny V's based on the reviews we saw on Yelp and we are so happy we did! NY Strip Steak was perfect with the bleu cheese butter and delicious vegetables. Pork was amazing with sweet potato hash and spicy apple sauce. Service was just right. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "THE WAITER'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE OYSTER APPETIZER AND THE CHEESE TRAY WERE FIRST RATE. THE SPECIAL FEATURED A BONE IN RIB EYE WITH TRUFFLE POTATOES,ASPARAGUS, CREAMED SWEET CORN, AND ONION RINGS. IT WAS SERVED ON A 16 INCH PLATE AND THE FLAVORS WERE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PLATE SIZE....LARGER THAN LIFE. FANTASTIC MEAL, EXCELLENT WINE LIST, YUMMY SPECIALTY COCKTAILS.....SUPER EXPERIENCE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Saturday night on Las Olas can be challenging, but we were able to secure a rez at Johnny V's for 8:30 and were blessed to find a parking space in the public lot behind the building. Our table was ready when we arrived! The service for drinks and apps was fast and very tasty. Entrees took uncomfortably long to arrive, but were well received by four out of our five diners. Despite the fact the server misunderstood my order for the lobster/prime rib entree and brought me the lobster appetizer, I'm okay with that because my mussel appetizer was terrific and I didn't need a huge entree. I'll go back sometime for that lobster entree!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food here was outstanding. We enjoyed everything from the cheese plate to the chocolate peanut butter cake. The duck trio dish my husband had was to die for, I had the scallops, they were good but they needed a little more sauce, a little dry for my taste. The o my thing negative was the service was slow, don't k ow if this was because the kitchen was backed up or that's the way do bit there . Either way it was a great meal with friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was comparable to a fine dining experience in NYC!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First time eating there made reservation for wife's birth day got sat in back right in front of the kitchen even togh place was empty mediocre food at best server was rude never going back"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "GREAT RESTAURANT. ALWAYS KNOW THAT YOU WOULD HAVE A GREAT MEAL"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Dined outside on a beautiful night! Had the Tapas Sharing Platter (plenty for 4). We were treated with a complementary espresso cup filled with their delicious Smoked Tomato Soup! (On their lunch menu). Tuna Poke was fresh and delicious as was the Wild Baby Greens and Roasted Beets salad. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinners! Friendly, attentive service. Will definitely dine here again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very nice selection of wines. Excellent staff , very attentive and friendly. They were able accommodation my wife's gluten & corn allergies no problem. $$$"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We recently vacationed in Fort Lauderdale & Johnny V's was recommended by the hotel. We enjoyed our meal so much we returned a second time. As a professional Chef this restaurant has the best value (the portions are huge), outstanding presentation, exceptional taste and one of the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. We will definitely return again. Johnny V's is a don't miss."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "For many Europeans, American food is usually tasty but lacks finesse and elaboration. So Johnny V's style is right in the middle!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great location on a bustling street. Menu had a lot of variety and the food was delicious. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I usually done with my clients when they're in town and the experience is excellent. My favorite is surprising them with a selection of cheeses while waiting for our food."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "...ask for a table in the back or outside if you're sensitive to the noise level. However, larger groups might also share the backroom. All in all, a very solid restaurant and my go to place on Las Olas."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As usual, they have very imaginative and tasty appetizers, which is the main draw for us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "went there saturday before theater and got us in at 600 out by 730 , food was great as always and very attentive staff.a great gem on las olas.the lamb special was great, and so the lobster app."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "By far the Best presented and tasty Black Grouper in South Florida. Really knows how to cook local fish."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great brunch with unlimited mimosas! Good champagne and food is SPECTACULAR!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I were in the area for our honeymoon and went to Johnny V's on a recommendation. It was the best meal we had. Unbelievable service, great outdoor seating and the food was the best in the area. I had the surf and turf, my wife had the scallops, and both were to die for. Their creme brulee was unique and we both agreed it was the best we'd had. Service was excellent and I would tell anyone in the area to go there if you're looking for a great dining experience. Make sure you can afford it, though! Definitely worth the price!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Too bad with such a great location and amazing food the service killed the evening."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Everything was lovely, my friends from New Jersey loved the food and people watching, also walked through the restaurant to bathroom and thought inside very chic. The restaurant has a great menu and every selection was terrific. The only negative was the short time between serving the appetizer and the main course. The staff is helpful and while we did not have any of the specials of the night, each sounded excellent. The mushroom appetizer cake is a definite must!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Johnny V's never disappoints. Consistently excellent food and service. Very creative menu. I always look forward to my diners there. I wish I lived closer!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food is very good...but it's very expensive. If you have a special occasion it's worth the money!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Service was attentive but discreet; food was simply superb -- duck meat balls and the Portabello Short Stack are a must. The smoky tomato soup amuse bouche was an unexpected "plus". Parmesan crusted chicken is moist and flavorful. Patio is a little too loud -- but Las Olas street scene is enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Unsurpassed food and service in an excellent location. We always pay Johnny V's a visit when in FLL. You will enjoy it!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I prefer a table near the street. The cheese courses are great even for someone who wouldn't normally choose one. Everything is full of flavor and done well."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I had seen this place on Las Olas for a while, and when my parents came to visit we decided to check it out. We wanted a nice place for our last dinner together before they went back up north, and since it's a local place, not a chain, my parents were excited about that. I read some reviews online and they were semi-mixed, but let me tell you, we were all thoroughly satisfied by the place. The waiter was friendly, and the food was great, my parents haven't stopped talking about it. In fact everything was super, super tasty. I would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "EVERYTHING WAS PREPARED WITH AN EXTRA SPECIAL TOUCH. THE PRESENTATION WAS OUTSTANDING. THE SERVICE WAS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY,CONSIDERATE AND HELPFUL.I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT. THE VARIETY THEY OFFERED HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. THERE IS GOOD REASON THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND THIS LONG AND CONTINUE TO BE SO BUSY."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Yes, the food is incredibly delicious. Yes, the ambience is cozy even when dining outside on the patio on Las Olas Blvd. But, it's the staff that really makes this a great restaurant. We've been a number of times and have always had great food and service. This time we were nearly an hour late due to a late taxi and an unforeseen traffic jam. The hostess was very kind and forgiving and gave us a great table out front. We will definitely return and do our best to be on time!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything was delicious! The restaurant is quaint, comfortable, the waiter was friendly, knowledgable, the food (all of it from appetizers to dessert) were absolutely delicious! I have not had such a delicious meal in a long time! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent, but at first had my doubts as I felt a little substandard as a patron. However, I am sure the staff has to put up with a lot of different types. The large seared shrimp was great with excellent cream corn. I would have preferred the brussel sprouts with just butter but their seasoning many other would have liked. My wife's chicken dinner was excellent, however she did not like the broccoli rapini, once again, someone else may have liked it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Bravo to Johnny V for maintaining its 5 star status. The four of us celebrated a memorable birthday dinner. Service was excellent. A complimentary cup of tomato bisque was a lovely starter.followed by an unusual and delicious appetizer stack of mushroom pancakes. Our salads were even more delectable--grillled romaine over thinly sliced watermelon. Our fish entrees were fresh and flaky .We were happy we splurged on one of their fabulous desserts, warm, baked chocolate chip cookie dough with chocolate chip ice cream!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for the past 7 years at least 3 times a year. The menu is diverse and never disappoints. Strongly recommend the venison when it is on the menu. It is also fabulous if you just want a cheese plate and wine."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The food was good, but kind of out dated. I just kept thinking that they over did each plate. Very heavy with sauces. Today most restaurants are striving for "clean eating". Our waiter was ok. There are so many other restaurants, this would not be one of my favorites. Not sure where the Caribbean, Latino influence comes into play here as advertised. Wine was not chilled and improperly stored. Not worth the money."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a co-work. I look it up online made reservations I really liked that they email you and remind your reservations a day prior. It was my boyfriends birthday we tried foods that were out of our norm and we loved it. The scenery was nice and romantic. The service was great we had Greg as our waiter, really nice took pictures of us. Overall wonderful experience would go back again many more times and I live in kendall which is an hour drive."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS OK, BUT OVERPRICED. OUR WAITER WAS FINE IN THE BEGINNING AND THEN DISAPPEARED. I ASKED THE BUS BOY FOR HELP IN GETTING SOME MORE COFFEE AND INSTEAD OF REACHING OVER TO A SMALL TABLE NEARBY TO GET THE POT OF COFFEE, HE TOLD ME HE WOULD TELL THEWAITER, SO I GOT IT MYSELF."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "A party of 6 of us went for Sunday Brunch. The Endless Mimosas were a bit weak, so I felt filled up on orange juice before I could feel "relaxed." I got the "Brunch on a Whim" which was a chicken pesto sandwich. Very good, but the side of Tomato Soup I was looking forward to was a little bland. Husband got the Duck Meatloaf - which he said was absolutely excellent!! Everyone else got the Captain Crunch Chicken & Waffles, which were "pretty good." We sat outside and the service and ambiance was absolutely second to none. It was a beautiful day, and I would go back again to sit outside, I may just skip the endless mimosas next time."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's dinner and both had steaks. The meat was perfectly cooked and amazing, and the sides were so flavorful (portobello and tomato slices and mashed potatoes). The wine was great and we had a cheese appetizer that was just delicious. We took a lot home and have made several good meals out of it to boot. Really, taste-wise, one of the best meals we had in the past year. The service was good until after the food came, but was still above par. Great date night place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "we love JohnnyV's, we come here for Valentines day plus a few other times during the year"
    Dined on 2/14/2014