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Johnny V
Johnny V

Johnny V Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "When you crave innovative delicious food this is the place on Las Olas. Have a seat outside and be part of the action. Savor edible treats such as the eggplant stack appetizer . Top wine list and great spirits. Always a fun experience"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We asked to move towards the back of the restaurant due to how hot sitting by the bar was. They have the air on but keep the doors open in the summer time. Poor decision on whoever decided that brilliant move. The food was not something I would brag about. This is one restaurant i will not recommend on Las Olas."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I recently visited Johnny V's after winning Miss Fitness Universe this past weekend. When training for a competition your body is eating extremely clean so to have a good meal after is important. I was amazing by how the steak melted in my mouth and the sweet potato hash was unique. We enjoyed every second and we def be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Captain Crunch crusted chicken and waffle - who knew?!? Delicious."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Overall food is excellent, but they get a little carried away with their flavor profiles. Meaning, the introductions of multiple flavors on a straight foward dish can detract from what you are expecting. Cocktails are absolutely shameful based upon price and alcohol quantity, for $15 you should not get a Margarita or Vodka Tonic in a rocks' glass. Stick to the beer and wine."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I called to see if we could come in a half hour later and was told that it would be fine. We did not feel rushed due to our late arrival. My husband chose this restaurant after reviewing restaurants on South Beach. We saw many high priced lousy service reviews. Johnny V may have high prices, but considering the excellent service and the superb food, it was well worth our dining experience. It was my son's birthday. He loves steak and the New York Strip was excellent. The staff was very attentive and available at all times. There were six in our party and we all had a wonderful time at Johnny V."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "You won't be disappointed! The food was amazing (I highly recommend the mussels and scallops) and the service even better. I'm a little particular about where I sit in a restaurant and the maître d' literally couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. The waitress was just as great - gave fantastic recommendations and kept the flow of the evening at a nice constant but not pushy or too slow of a pace. Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had dinner and overall it was really good. The problem is several menu items weren't available and we weren't advised on missing items before ordering. What we did get the Tuna Poke & Corn Breaded Calamari were great! The main plate Grouper was amazing; however, the Filet Mingnon was requested medium, delivered medium well, and could have been seasoned a little better but it was edible. Wine list was great the dessert menu could use a real boost and it was also missing a chocolate chip cookie, I heard about now no longer on their menu. The best thing going was are server Jeff with great service even if he forgot to advise on missing items. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been eating at this restaurant for years, and had my first disappointing meal Saturday night. I ordered a Wahoo and shrimp special. It was deep fried and very dry. The meal was something I would expect from Flannigan's for $15.00, not the $35.00 I paid. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have eaten all over the world, but Johnny V has to be the best food we have ever eaten, we (4 of us) spent 5/30 with you guys, celebrating a special birthday. We can honestly say it has been the highlight of our vacation. Next time we are in the States from the UK, another visit will be top of our list. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always consistent, amazing food. Great wine list, nice ambience, friendly staff. Definitely one of my favorite FLL restaurants. Lookimg forward to my next meal there soon!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The lunch menu has many choices and all are fresh, made to order and delicious."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food, creative, delucious...service excellent! We had the greens and beets salad ...dish was Potatoe filled...turned out to be a very good choice...Our compliments to an inspired chef."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner here after attending a show at Parker Playhouse. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The chef put together a plate of vegetables for me that was not only a beautiful presentation but truly delicious. This place has the kind of menu that calls you back. We sat outside and the weather was beautiful...great all around experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Recommend eating outside."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Been meaning to try Johnny V's for some time. We were SO delighted - it fit our picture, and is now our favorite in Fort Lauderdale."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I am a huge critic of other people's food. I hardly ever eat out. I could eat here everyday!! it was absolutely delicious and i will definately come back and will always recommend this place. The service was excellent, the waiter was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times always fabulous! Very creative with the food and always great service and presentation. If in Lauderdale, don't miss this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Everything was great! Thank you for having a great menu and serving food right the first time. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We say down and waited 15 minutes before my girlfriend had to get up and grab someone to even give us water. There was plenty of people working there standing around who could have attended to us. The restaurant was not packed since the Las Olas food and wine festival was going on. We got up and left since no one came back right away to take our order. The next restaurant we went to had less staff and was more attentive. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything at Johnny V was excellent, (The food, service, ambience, low noise level.) I would highly recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great night on the patio with really good friends!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Fabulous food, great service at a great price! Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Came here the first time from Buffalo, NY in 2013 and vowed to put it on the list for 2014. So excited about it that we made the reservation in advance of arriving in Lauderdale. Did not disappoint. The food is beyond great, service is good, and it's in a trendy spot to people (and car) watch. Would, and have, recommended it to others and definitely have it on the list again for next year. Thanks again Johnny V!! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything was just perfect. From the hostess to the server at the bar and our table server, they all were great. The menus had good variety and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. I would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our dinner was very enjoyable. The food was excellent. The wine list is vast but seems overpriced. The table outdoors was perfect for us. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Every time we are in Ft. Lauderdale we eat here. Even better thus time. Thank you, Greg, for great service and evening!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We planned on brunch for Easter Sunday and found Johnny V after some pretty solid recommendations. The food was very well prepared and we could tell much thought and effort went into the prep. However, the server seemed disinterested in helping us and was not much help in providing details of the daily special. Also, the web site reflects deals that are not available which was mildly frustrating. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My Favorite place on Las Olas, I live downtown and eat at every place on Las Olas, however when anybody is in town visiting are want to goto a great dinner @ a moderate price I head to Johnny's ... With Cocktails, Apps, Salads, and Main expect around $100-125 per person. But everything is amazing! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We chose Johnny V specifically to properly entertain a significant business partner and client - the ambience, food, and service facilitated this goal in every way! The quisine was diverse and delicious."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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