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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, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, 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: Samantha Smith (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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Johnny V's is always a treat! A consistant dining experience with plenty of splendid treats, drinks, ambience, and cuisine. Our server Michael was fantastic and even went the extra mile to educate us on the local fish, what to pair it with and how it tastes. Compliments to the chef for all the marvelous food, from apps to dessert... And the little extras in between. As usual, well done! When i'm back in Lauderdale, i'll be back to Johnny's. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My family was in to visit so we took a special night out. Johnny V's did not disappoint. The food was awesome and the service spot on. The wine, though a little pricey, was very good. The star of the night was the cheese plate menu. I will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My GF and I had lunch here and it was the best food we had on our Miami trip."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I love this place for lunch or dinner, this was my first Sunday Brunch, it was quite quiet which surprised me because the food is always amazing. My guest was crazy for the short rib eggs benedict! Menu has some great appetizers but I found the main choices a bit disappointing. Fabulous fries though!!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food is fantastic! Happy Hour drink prices are great as well!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had walked by this restaurant many times, but when I saw the menu, I knew we had to go there! We had the tapas plate (amazing) and the lobster appetizer ( very yummy)! Everything we had was well prepared. The smoked tomato soup amuse was just outstanding. The service was fantastic! We never expected that kind of food- it was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Tried the summer menu with a party of four of us...fixed menu, except peach cobbler dessert was not available due to a recall of peaches, so blueberry cobbler was substituted (though not so noted on the special menu). 2 persons in the party didn't eat blueberry, and when asked for another choice of dessert they were advised of the very strict rule management had as to substitutions. I certainly understand this, had you not changed the advertised dessert, but considering you changed it, you could have given the server more latitude to substitute. After all, it is dessert, not an entree. The manager's attitude was so condescending, that he made the atmosphere so uncomfortable that it ruined the thoughts of the otherwise wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "As he was as head chef at the Astoria Hotel in SoBe, JV rocks everything he touches. Don't miss his famous mushroom pancakes!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very friendly staff. Very good cheese menu. Short and very good food menu. Service of waiter & busboy was very efficient."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I knew this restaurant was going to be good from all the reviews I read and it was recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I trust. All of our dishes looked like pieces of artwork. We enjoyed the barrata and watermelon salad. The Wild Mushroom Pancake “Short Stack” was especially light and succulent and unlike I have ever eaten before. We also tried the Thai Barbeque Lamb Ribs which were crispy, sweet and left you wanting more. The plating was definitely beautiful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One of the best cheese selections in Ft Lauderdale. We had excellent service...very well trained. Great food - presentation was excellent. We had surf and term and the yellowtail snapper. Ambiance was perfect for the location. Want great food and service? Put this restaurant on your list to try."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food here is always excellent. The chef does an amazing job mixing flavors and textures in the food. Service is great...as it should be for the prices being paid."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "You know you're in for something different when you sit down to a wine/cocktail menu, an entree menu AND a cheese menu! And we made good use of all three of them! The cheese "plate" is a feast for the eyes and palate. Cheeses that you pick from an extensive list, marinated grapes and olives, a fig/hazelnut spread crostini and candied pecans. Then for a starter- 3 lollipop lamb chops a a pearl couscous salad. By then we were too full for an entree so we ordered eggs (quail) bacon (pork belly) and toast (points) with fruit basalmic "jelly". Outstanding! Michael was an outstanding server - ask for him if possible."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "In my opinion, the best restaurant on Las Olas. Great menu, outstanding execution and seamless service. Although not a seafood restaurant, the fish dishes are as good as it gets."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I've been here on several occasions and by that means, I've go here atleast twice a year!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The Mahi Mahi was a big hit with our party. As well as the shirmp with mashed potato appetizer. Great food and service!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Haven't been there in a while. We were tired of a never changing menu. Glad to see the menu has changed. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. Service was knowledgeable and personable. Will definitely put this restaurant back on our circulation list. We would consider it to be one of the nicest restaurants on Las Olas."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The lunch menu has many choices and all are fresh, made to order and delicious."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great night on the patio with really good friends!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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