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Johnny's - Roland Park
Johnny's - Roland Park

Johnny's - Roland Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnnysdownstairs.com
  • Email: info@johnnysdownstairs.com
  • Phone: (410) 773-0777
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am,
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 4:30-9pm
    Midday Menu offered 3pm-4:30 daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Kiko Wilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Northern Parkway & Coldspring Lane
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a lot on the side of the building as well as in front of the building. On street parking (non metered) is also available.
A word from Johnny's - Roland Park
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf are pleased to announce the opening of Johnny's; the fifth restaurant for the Baltimore-based restaurateurs. Featuring west coast cuisine, spectacular coffee, and whiskey.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The server seemed a bit preoccupied/distracted when we first arrived but once orders were taken everyone else was extremely pleasant and efficient. Only down side was the swordfish tacos - the swordfish wasn't seasoned."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have been here half a dozen times and always had a great meal. This time I found it very difficult to find something inspiring or really appetizing on the menu...one of us had the steak served with some potatoes (starch and carbs) and it was pricey for that ..how about a veggie instead of small interesting salad...menu needs help"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Swordfish arrived nearly raw, despite being ordered as medium Had to send it back..Entres arrived 2 minutes after appetizers, so we had to sit our plates aside and let the entres go cold as " everything arrived at nearly same moment". Overall a poor experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not only was the service exceptional, but an actor from current hit TV shows dined at the next table. It made for an exciting brunch with friends!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "All 4 of us (kids and adults) enjoy this pretty restaurant. Very stylish decor and vibe-while being very family friendly at the same time. Great food-reasonably priced. Easy parking."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The booths are not my idea of fun. Reserved a table for 5 and 3 of us had to cram into the inside of the booth and constantly play musical seats during our visit... They should relieve themselves of that feature -it definitely will affect where I think to book for larger groups than 2"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had been to Johnny's before and enjoyed the overall experience. This time we had no real issues and everything was very good from the service to the food. Only small issue is that this time we were seated in the area to the right of the entrance where they have the coffee counter. We felt this side of the restaurant seemed more like a family restaurant than the other side so we will definitely request the left side of the restaurant next time we return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Lindsay, the barista, was incredible as always. My vanilla latte was delicious and created with beautiful precision. Our lunches were fabulous. Our server, however, was uninterested and handling the entire room of tables solo (about six groups when lunch started to pick up). He came by, maybe, three times total. We tipped well, but mainly for our amazing barista service. This is a great lunch spot, but our service was definitely off today."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fourth visit; 2nd lunch. The three of us were very satisfied w/the food, presentation and friendly helpful service. We shared/loved the Lamb Empanadas. Little Fish Tacos pronounced excellent. S&S - BLTA and soup of the day (potato/cauliflower) declared yummy and plentiful. My Pollo & Queso Fresco was delicious, fresh, and more than I could eat. Sharing the buckwheat chocolate chip cookie w/our excellent coffee and latte was perfect. I knew I would glad I suggested Johnny's; my friends were."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Johnny's was the only Wolf/Forman restaurant I had not been to. I took my husband for a casual birthday lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food and service were very good. Not excellent, because only Charleston gets that rating from me. It is a fun, relaxed place and we'll go back whenever we're in that area. The concept would work beautifully in Columbia..hint, hint."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A standout. Good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "As usual, enjoyed my food/drinks at johnny's but felt a little slighted by the service. Our server was less than attentive and not very friendly"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "nice ambiance, quiet, excellent food nice neighborhood restaurant for after the concert especially options for a small dessert...ie cupcakes and cookies"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Johnny's is improving every time I go.... High bars have been set by its sister-restaurants, especially Petit Louis, but it's doing better now and seems to have settled into a good rhythm. Fish tostada was excellent & my fellow diners had v. good suppers. I would wish for lighter cuisine, especially this summer. Margaritas and similar mixed libations were well-made. I think the wine list could be improved - by adding more un-oaked, less highly flavored whites and more robust reds... Look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our second visit. The food was very god and that's what will keep us interested one more time. The timing of the service was off. I got a cup of soup, then about two minutes later, our meal came. I expect the timing to be more spread out or at least what until the soup/salad course is finished. After that the waiter did not return for twenty minutes to check on us. I'm fairly certain the is not normal for Johnny's' so we will come back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great time at Johnny's. Our server was exceptional (I don't remember her name, but she had orange hair), the appearance and the feel of the restaurant are wonderful, the menu is diverse and appealing, and the beer selection is fine (plenty of local craft brews). Our food was all tasty and presented very attractively, but the execution fell just a touch short of what I would normally expect from a Wolf/Forman restaurant. For example, our burger, which we ordered medium rare, came out closer to medium well, and my quesadilla + carnitas came out sans carnitas. Nonetheless, I really do like the restaurant overall and will return, hoping our last experience was just due to some flukes in the kitchen that night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Consistently outstanding. We feel as comfortable dining at Johnny's as we do in our own dining room."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I resently celebrated my brother -in-laws birthday at Johnny's. I loved the atmosphere. The waitress and staff was very attentive and understanding. All in all the food was good but not outstanding. My father was impressed by the fish and chips and the beet salad. I do think the milkshakes was over priced and lackluster. But, my sister and brother-in-law liked the cupcakes."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Johnny's is a beautiful dining room and the service is absolutely impeccable. I love that you can get a reservation at Johnny's. I know people who go back a second time just for the Asian Slaw. I have had 3 meals at Johnny's - breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had a wonderful lunch there a few weeks ago and loved the roasted turkey wrap. I ordered the grilled cheese on my first visit and it was very salty. The coffee is excellent at Johnny's and the wait staff keeps the cup full and hot. I think Johnny's can improve what's going on in the back of the house because the front of the house has it all goin' on!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After my 5th visit, I'm sort of left with a mediocre taste in my mouth. Initially we were very excited after trying their fried chicken & fish & chips- both were pretty good. But we want to eat things that are not all fried. This last visit I ordered the cobb salad - and while I understand it's just a salad - I have honestly had more interesting salads at the Cheesecake Factory. (sorry) My husband had the burger - and it was good - not great. The Asian slaw it came with was absolutely tasteless. The waitstaff is usually ok - again nothing outstanding. My one huge complaint this last visit- someone needs to work on their understanding of what it means to make reservations. We waited at least 30 minutes for an early dinner reservation."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was my second lunch visit to meet with colleagues, friends. The food is very good and I much appreciated the wait person's help with choosing an excellent meal that was very reasonably priced. While more pricey options are available, it is possible to eat well on a budget here. I was surprised and delighted!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "As expected, the food was delicious. For an underground venue, the ambience was nice."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I've dined at Johnny's about 14 times now and brunched once. Each time I've gone with different people and they've all enjoyed the restaurant experience and most have returned on their own. The appetizers are creative, food is good and there are some standout entrees, at least for this eater. The ambience is relaxed, warm and very conducive to a great dining experience for couples to groups. I definitely prefer the carpeted area of the restaurant. I have found the staff to be friendly and fun."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our second dining experience was not as good as our first. Both times the food was delicious, creative and well-prepared. The atmosphere was lively but we were able to have nice conversations with our table. The first time we dined at Johnny's, our server was fantastic. His timing and recommendations were great. On this visit, our server was nice but a little pushy about the food we should order. In her defense, nobody said anything, but we were thinking that she made too many assumptions about what we would want and seemed to just keep adding things to our order. We could have stopped her, but we didn't. Again, the food was great and we had a nice time. We would definitely go back so that didn't ruin it for us."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "One of many times that I have eaten here for lunch and dinner. The soups have always been fantastic and this meal didn't disappoint. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the noise level is moderate. Will definitely come back for more. One of my favorite restaurants for a consistently good meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "With a reputation for good restaurants, the owners of Johnny's fall short in my opinion. The decor and ambiance are about the best in Baltimore. However, the food always appears as if the chef is trying to cut corners. The selections do not only look bland but also appear as if the idea was to get away with serving the minimum...not just in size but in number of ingredients. I keep trying in hopes of a change but everything remains the same. I hope that there's an improvement so Johnnny's can be the neighborhood gem that we'd like it to be."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Really disappointed in this relatively new restaurant. My friend and I had salads, which were pricey and small--I had the ahi tuna salad which left me hungry afterward. The salad tried unsuccessfully to combine asian-type flavors such as edamame and wasabi, but it did not work well. Definitely needs improvement. Parking is also a significant problem for this new restaurant. We had to walk about a quarter of a mile down the hill to find a place to park."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our table was available right on time. Service overall was very good. I ordered the special of the night - tile fish. It was prepared well but the portion was embarassingly small, literally about a 2 inch square piece of fish on top of a tablespoon of vegetables. The comments from my companions were "hope you are not hungry". For $21.00 I think I deserve more than a child's portion!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had a new item-- the shrimp bowl. It was too watery and needed more flavor. The other 2 people with me felt their dinners were very good. One had a fish dish and the other had the grilled cheese and a salad. The desserts were very good. I don't feel that the menu offers enough variety."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Three of us stopped in after a movie for dinner. I had made reservations for three, but no tables were available and we were led to a booth that was big enough for six. I am over 60 and found it difficult to get in and out of the booth? Some may find the noise level at Johnny's exciting, but for us conversation was difficult. The food and service were, as usual, quite good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I would have to say that $13.00 for an undersized turkey burger is considerably overpriced! In addition, grilling short ribs is a very bad idea! We had a problem when splitting the bill. The 2 receipts we were give n to sign WERE NOT the halves of our bill, but perhaps another customer's. I can understand mistakes happen, but I have a friend who in the last month had a very similar experience at your restaurant. Your people caught the error, but it seems odd that this has never happened to me before!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was so fresh tasting and delicious. And the bloody mary was perfectly thick and spicey. Get the Chiqueles (sp???). And the potatoe cake was the best one breakfast potatoe I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had heard the food was exceptional. Not so for us the night we were there. Plus way overpriced. Location...location...location !"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Maybe good for carnivores, but my veggie items left a bit to be desired. I thought the spring rolls and veggie burger were mediocre at best, and WAY overpriced on both counts. I did enjoy the server. And my cocktail and dessert were both good (planters punch and sundae of the day) although also expensive. I have enjoyed their brunch items in the past, but I enjoyed it less for dinner."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I have been here a few times and the food is always excellent. I'm not vegan but I love that they have the vegan options and vegetarian options too! I will definitely be returning. The service was excellent. Our server always stopped by at the right times and always made sure our water was filled, which was great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have been meaning to get here for a while and on a whim my fiance and I dropped in for a late lunch. This place is amazing!! An absolute must go if in the area!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It's no accident that we have almost become regulars here. The staff, service, food, atmosphere, etc. continue to surpass all expectations. I will brag and boast about Johnny's to everyone I know."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We've been in several times over the last few months. Delicious twists on classic comfort food. So happy to see the return of the hanger steak. Our boys (13 & 8) love it too. The service is always attentive and friendly. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food at Jonny's is eclectic, well-prepared and tasty, and we were pleased with our selections. Wine options are very nice and well-priced. The service was excellent, despite it being an extremely busy night. What was very unpleasant, however, was the noise level in the café. It was like eating in a bus station, with background noise of at least 100 decibels; we had to lean across the table and speak very loudly just to hear one another. We ate as quickly as possible and left in search of quiet. I hope something can be done to tamp down the noise and make it bearable to dine there."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our server took FOREVER to come to the table, took drink orders and then disappeared for another 20 minutes. While she was gone we got no drinks and no water. We had to ask about specials and we were answered in the most condescending and bored tone. She was actually rolling her eyes! Our food took a long time to come out and when it arrived one dish was bland and the other two were way over salted. We didn't complain because we wanted no more interaction with the bored, indifferent server. Wait staff should be clued in that their jobs require SERVICE!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014