Johnnys Kitchen and Tap
Johnnys Kitchen and Tap

Johnnys Kitchen and Tap

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://johnnyskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 8476999999
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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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Johnnys Kitchen and Tap reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (13)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • karenkylake
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good food. The shrimp dejongde was fantastic. The wood grilled chicken had good flavor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful service, really happy to have found this place. We will definately be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large variety of tasty food/ drinks
    LOVEFOODVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From salads to surf and turf- they have it all and cooked the way you like it. Good prices and great wine/ spirit list and music at the bar. Always someone asking if you need more or to help Basically, there to please and see your dining experience is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun place
    Bkl33
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The have great chicken and great prices! The have daily specials and the deserts are great! Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Birthday
    NicLaLo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a group of 8 at Johnny's for dinner for my 25th birthday! We had such an outstanding experience! Our meal was not rushed between courses and we were able to bring our own dessert in to the restaurant! Meal was delicious as always and I look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    DiningOut
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After searching the Northern Suburbs for a time friendly reservation, we enjoyed Saturday evening at Johnny's Kitchen and Tap. Prime Rib was even delicious cold the next day. The encrusted Tilapia was thumbs up, by a picky eater. T-bone Steak done to perfection and what dreams are made of. It was not easy to make a choice as much was tempting but the final diner had the Bacon wrapped Filet with two Lamb Chops. Yum. Dessert was Chocolate Lava cake, shared by two, and home made Apple Pie, with vanilla ice cream/caramel on the side.The menu was extensive just right for four different individuals to go home happy. Another nice touch was the live music available on Fridays and Saturdays, volume was just right for conversing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    They had a life music, which was a nice touch, will be happy to go back! Also will recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hprpnt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always get a great meal and good service here! The ONLY thing I could say was average was the lobster. garlic potatoes are yum. My fav is the top sirloin w cheesy topping.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winstonage
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Johnnie's serves consistenly good food; it is alway fresh and served hot. I especially enjoy their Roast Pork Sunday Special. Very generous portions.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Clancyman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tell Sam, the bartender, that Clancy (from Colorado) sent you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food is always good. Service good. See they increased their pricing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food with great prices.
    OldWoody
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Highly recommend. Food is excellent, generous portions and prices very reasonable. Excellent service, I do recommend reservations!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • r199VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MARTO
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Johnnys Kitchen and Tap reviews archive.
  • Good solid food and service
    winstonage
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all round dining.
    BigDogLerm
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was great and the service excellent. Our entire group of six left satisfied. The French onion soup was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly
    JohnnysVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed
    Patty
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistant!
    COMRAKVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This place is always great. I am never disappointed. Food, service, ambiance and management is always outstanding. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm & Friendly
    tommyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food- good prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Simple with a big menu to sit lots of people. Consistently good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service was Excellent!
    CatMama
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    It was a great experience. The food was very good and plentiful! The price was very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    DandLuv2Eat
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reservations
    KRM14VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    dave1
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I enjoy this restaurant and the friendly staff. The food is tasty and the portions are large to feed the hungry man in you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not honor OpnTbl Reservation
    JaxxVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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 ...
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  • I love this place
    dave1
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner out!
    cattac
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still waited
    jenjen
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT JOHNY'S ON NEW YEARS EVE!
    LOVEFOODVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    skilvr
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oven roasted chicken!
    MaryVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service both excellent,
    notpickyVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Food and service both excellent, but had note on open table for 2 birthdays, but nothing was acknowledged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosistently Good
    AbileneVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prime rib was not that good,
    Toni
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and friendly
    Rob1
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have 2 or 3 favorite dishes
    NMW911
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate