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Johnnys Kitchen and Tap
Johnnys Kitchen and Tap

Johnnys Kitchen and Tap Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://johnnyskitchen.com
  • Phone: (847) 699-9999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Euclid Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Johnnys Kitchen and Tap
When you walk through the front door of Johnny’s Kitchen and Tap, you inhale the delicious aroma of chicken cooking in a wood-roasting rotisserie oven. Cozy, casual, and nicely outfitted, Johnny’s in business since 1995, has a large bar that separates two dining rooms and offers something for everyone. We have a party room that accommodates up to 70 people.

Johnny’s is well known for their wood-roasted chicken, rotisserie-roasted pork, baby back ribs and real mashed potatoes. The menu also features steak and chops, fresh fish, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Specials are offered daily and include such favorites as charbroiled fresh fish, Chicken al Forno and Shrimp Fontinella. Johnny’s spacious bar offers a full wine list, a wide selection of beers on tap and an extensive martini list. Don’t forget to save room for dessert-the fresh baked Apple Pie with French vanilla ice cream and caramel is a favorite!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Johnnie's serves consistenly good food; it is alway fresh and served hot. I especially enjoy their Roast Pork Sunday Special. Very generous portions."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Tell Sam, the bartender, that Clancy (from Colorado) sent you!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food is always good. Service good. See they increased their pricing."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Highly recommend. Food is excellent, generous portions and prices very reasonable. Excellent service, I do recommend reservations!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Consistent good food at moderate prices. Have not had a bad meal in 20 years. Although Johnny's is neither upscale, not "north shore" it is steady, and reliable and the menu caters to diverse tastes. The addition of music on Fri and Sat nights is a nice extra touch. Portions are never skimpy and some are huge."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The head waiter and table servers were very helpful and welcoming. We had a handicapped person in our party and they went out of their way to seat him and help him up. Our waitress was friendly. The food was up to par. We dine here often and have our favorites. They are always delicious."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food is consistently good, as is the service. Sometimes, even with a reservation, the wait can be a bit long, which can be difficult if you are handicapped as there is nowhere to sit, except at the bar."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was great and the service excellent. Our entire group of six left satisfied. The French onion soup was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "So sad, wanted it to be great but would have settled for good......neither happened. Food not up to par like it used to be....."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Upon entering you can smell the aroma of the grill so was very excited. Overall feel was that of a supper club which is exactly what I was looking for. Started with ceasar salad - probably the worst I've ever had (too watery) so was disappointed with the first course. Parents had soup which they enjoyed. Ordered wood fired chicken (house specialty) and was underwhelmed because it was dry and al dente veggies were hard and couldn't be easily cut with steak knife. Best part of meal was mashed potatoes. I want to like it since I liked the ambiance so will try again and order something different. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This place is always great. I am never disappointed. Food, service, ambiance and management is always outstanding. I will be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is our favorite place in Glenview and maybe even the North Shore. The food is great and the restaurant has a warm and friendly feeling. The service is always great and they make you feel welcome. The rotisserie chicken is outstanding."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Simple with a big menu to sit lots of people. Consistently good."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our menu choices were excellent and prepared just as we asked for. Our waitress was absolutely the BEST, very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Been going here for years and never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "It was a great experience. The food was very good and plentiful! The price was very reasonable!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Six old friends (w/a variety of tastes and dietary preferences) were all happy. Something for everyone! Hearty and delicious food. I had Mary's Woodroasted chicken (w/peppers and balsamic reduction) and was truly some of the tastiest chix ever. Homemade salad dressings are fabulous, fish, fresh veggies, all prepared perfectly. My friend enjoyed the baked French Onion soup and noted that it was really rich and tasty (not overly-salty as FOS can often be). It's obviously a neighborhood gem -- filled to the brim on a Saturday night. We can see why. Prices very reasonable too. The live duet performing in the bar were very talented. Great musical repertoire. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "They did not have my reservation, in their system when I arrived. If I did not show them my confirmation, I would have been SOL. Please check to make sure this gets fixed. I go to this restaurant often."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I enjoy this restaurant and the friendly staff. The food is tasty and the portions are large to feed the hungry man in you."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Good food/service - but the manager did not honor the Open Table Reservation. We searched OT for the area and saw Johnnys was listed as having open reservation times. Wanted to try the restaurant so we booked on-line and "got" a 7PM reservation. Busy Saturday. Arrived on time for the reservation - received the pager - waited at the bar just like the walk-ins … finally seated 30 minutes later - after at least five couples without reservations were seated first (we know they were walk-ins because we talked with some as we waited to be seated). Nice place but would not go back ..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The dimmed lighting gives it a relaxing atmosphere and great climate to enjoy your favorite dish. I had fried calamari and London broil with mashed potato's. Kid had chicken tenders and the wife went for chicken and ribs way too large for her but you can always take it home ;) Overall the place is great."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our group of six adults had a wonderful dinner out. Two of us had the liver & onions, which is the best I've tasted from local restaurants. Other dinners included pork tenderloin, barbeque chicken, steak & lobster combos. We all agreed that our entrees were as expected and we took home leftovers. The atmosphere is comfortable and the service, excellent."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Went there because we could get a reservation at the time we wanted. Got there & we still had a 30-minute wait, which was not good for our daughter."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We vare long time customers of Johnnys but despite being told New Years Eve the service would be good, we found the opposite and did not appreviate the " mass early" produced food. Our chicken rib/ combo plates were dry,,overcooked .The chicken 1/2 looked like a half of a cornish hen for the cost on the speciall menu. My wine was old and Iweasked 4 times for a water refill. No one came to our table to ask if everything was ok, depsite our waiter walking around just looking at tables It was not busy in our section. With credit card out to pay our bill, we held it until we could get one reflil on water!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Weve eaten at Johnny's on numerous occasions over the years, including last New Year's Eve, and decided to bring friends there this New Year's Eve since we have always been happy with the our dining experience. The service has always been excellent. Unfortunately, this year our group was disappointed with the food.Two of our party ordered the filet mignon. It had little, if any taste. They ordered the smaller portion, but it was so small you couldn't really taste anything in what turned out to be two to three small bites. Half of the plate was mashed potatoes. A portion of the broccoli was cold-- like it just came out of the refrigerator. We will give it another try, but will more than likely rethink going there again next New Year's Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Johnny's is known for their oven roasted chicken and it is THE BEST. Regular, Greek or BBQ. Chicken and mashed potatoes are great. Burgers are great as well. Pasta is not so good. I'd stick with chicken or burgers if you choose to dine here."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our party really enjoyed the great steaks and food. And, it was a Monday, so they were running a half-off wine special, allowing us to indulge more at a great value. The service was excellent; the greeting of the owner/magaer genuine on entry and departure; and the overall feeling was very jovial. We will return!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Food and service both excellent, but had note on open table for 2 birthdays, but nothing was acknowledged."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Johnny's can always be counted on to deliver, good food, good service, and apleasant atmosphere. One of our favorite places to meet friends for dinner."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Prime rib was not that good, too much grissle, very surprising. The onions on my liver and onions were not done, pieces sliced too thick, they're not supposed to be "raw". Usually the food is very good, out of the 4 of us dining, 2 meals, not so much."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Johnny's Kitchen and Tap is a comfortable, friendly place with quality food and good beverages. The live music on Friday night, when we went, was a nice touch. The beverages were very effective at the end of a long week. The quality of the food was in line with the price and the booth was comfortable. Although the restaurant was busy, it was not too noisy and we had no problem having a conversation. This is probably not a place for those expecting haute cuisine, but a good straightforward Chicago/Midwestern restaurant for an easygoing dinner. We will go back."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I have 2 or 3 favorite dishes at Johnny's. This time I tried the Chicken Kabob and was totally pleased with my choice. It was tender and juicy and loaded with flavor. The 1000 Island dressing is always good, but was particularly outstanding on the night I was there."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "I kept hearing radio commercials for Johnny's Kitchen and Tap and decided to give it a try. We usuallly go out with our neighbors on Friday night for dinner so I suggested this restauarant to the group. We had a party of 8 so went in a couple cars. One group got to the restaurant a little early so they were sittting at the bar waiting for the rest of us and had already gotten a beeper. We just had time to sit down and order a drink and get it before our buzzer went off. The only thing that I didn't like was that we were just outside of the kitchen so had wait people going back and forth constantly. The group ordered a variety of items and everything was very good."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Always reliable, good solid food. There may be few outstanding or creative items but the always tasty, very plentiful, consistent food and moderate prices have kept us coming back for almost 20 years. The wood roasted chicken is always wonderful, the fish fresh tasting and the veggies are never overlooked. Good for families and almost anyone else who wants a good meal and doesn't seek a gourmet or special romantic evening."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Food always consistently good. But service has slipped. Language barrier mde some communication difficult"
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Food is good with generous portions. Service is excellent. Honored our reservation with a booth request with zero waiting even though it was crowded."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Very reasonable prices for good quantity of food. My wife had an excellent, inexpensive steak. I had Mediterranean Shrimp which I probably wouldn't get again -- too much feta cheese -- but with a huge number of shrimp. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "The lobster tail is very tasty & reasonably priced. A rare find nowadays."
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "the chicken was good but service was a little off We had to ask twice for bread and drinks got confused It is good for a neighborhood place but not the best such place I have eaten in"
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "I have come here a couple time for Lamp chops and as always they are excellent. My kids like to come here as they can find things that appeal to each of them. I will warn you that the tables are a bit close together, but the food makes it ok."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "We love going to Johnny's with friends. There is never any rushing when your're there. You can sit and have a drink with friends and conversation. The staff and owner (Mary) are wnderful. We look forward to always going there."
    Dined on 5/30/2013