Johnny V
Johnny V

Johnny V

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://johnnyvlasolas.com/
  • Phone: 9547617920x
  • 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 954-761-7920x
  • Special Events: 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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Johnny V reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)special occasion (46)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (32)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (21)hot spot (20)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (10)scenic view (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Started great ended poorly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrating a bachelorette dinner and server's attitude went south after we asked for the check to be split up a certain way. I have never had a server say this is going to take a while. Didn't listen to how we wanted it split and messed the request up three times. We were patrons of an earlier dinner and the busier it got the service goes. Delicious food and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    Dinning4Fun
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Big portions of delicate food cooked to perfection. Great location in Las Olas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Johnny V's - always the best
    rreviews
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great seafood, salads, sandwiches and appetizers for lunch with original preparation and great flavors. Share the Wild Mushroom Pancake Short Stack or the Tapas Sharing Platter. Service was fantastic and great place to people watch on Las Olas. Dinner entrees are awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant on las olas
    BrookeNyc1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Johnny V has been a long time favorite of mine. Food and service is always impeccable. Great wine list. We recently dined for my father in laws 70th birthday. My family and I loved every dish. I had the filet which was so juicy and delicious, it melted in my mouth. I look forward to dining again at Johnny V's very soon. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect anniversary dinner
    nbfixit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was our first time at Johnny V. We wanted someplace different, and out of our neighborhood, to celebrate our 36th anniversary. We did run into someone my wife knew, but it was on the way out. Our server, Michael, was wonderful as was Diego for our wine selection which went very well with the snapper special. We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great until the steak
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were very excited to go back to JohnnyV's. Had a nice quiet table and the service was attentive. Great cheese selection and the apps were perfect. The only issue, and it was a big one was the two steaks we ordered medium rare, were served medium well, and it took a while to find the waiter. Very surprised at a place of this reputation and cost. Would go back, but ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good
    fourtimes10
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had reservations and when we arrived we had to stand over our table as they set it. The restaurant was completely empty. I didn't think the hostess had much experience. The servers were very nice and food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding. Perfect.
    MGCascio
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was looking for a place on Las Olas for dinner. Read reviews for Johnny V's and they were all good. Had passed this placed many times but not gone in. Dinner was amazing. Appetizer. (Duck meatballs). Salad (Grilled cheese). Entree( Scallops with short ribs). Dessert ( Chocolate cake). All fantastic. Our server Malcolm was also awesome with his service and suggestions. Highly reccomending this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Cheese Menu
    RelaxAndDine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Johnny V's was recommended to us by a friend who said, 'If you like cheese, you need to dine there." We are glad we took his advice! The Cheese Menu is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lena
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The salad which I added shrimp to was excellent. . My husband said it was the best burger he ever had. The fries were delicious. I had been for dinner but for lunch. H\ighly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Other times it was better
    Jack147
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service and food was OK but I've eaten there in other occasions when the food was outstanding. My fish was a bit dry
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service, food, atmosphere and overall experience was outstanding.. At a reasonable price too!!!
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True dining experience
    Dave
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Perfect evening. We were in town on business and found this place on the internet. Wonderful experience. Tablecloth and napkins which one does not see to much of anymore. Delightful staff. Wonderful presentation of food. Food choices excellent. Loved the cheese plate we chose to start with. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Johnny V is time & $$$ well spent!
    RBS32
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SeaWorm
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food we had on our Miami Trip
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My GF and I had lunch here and it was the best food we had on our Miami trip.
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  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!!!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grt Restaurant!!!!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food is fantastic! Happy Hour drink prices are great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another surprise!!
    ChrisdyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Food still great, Interior tired
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Johnny V rocks
    DubsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As he was as head chef at the Astoria Hotel in SoBe, JV rocks everything he touches. Don't miss his famous mushroom pancakes!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very friendly staff. Very good cheese menu. Short and very good food menu. Service of waiter & busboy was very efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cheese selection
    JBBSVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and creative food
    Sher
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and a little eclectic
    JimBVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wab51VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've been here on several occasions and by that means, I've go here atleast twice a year!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Mahi Mahi was a big hit with our party. As well as the shirmp with mashed potato appetizer. Great food and service!
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CALMVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    FlippNCraziE
    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.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring a fan
    daveVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Captain Crunch crusted chicken and waffle - who knew?!? Delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, low spirits!
    Joser22VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service Great Food
    apple17
    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!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3-1/2 almost 4 Stars
    MrGametime
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 836 reviews are from the Johnny V reviews archive.
  • cjs1VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best of the best!
    mrsb
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.