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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Johnny V reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)special occasion (55)great for outdoor dining (44)neighborhood gem (42)notable wine list (31)romantic (31)hot spot (27)good for groups (24)great for lunch (12)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and creative food
    SherVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 843 reviews are from the Johnny V reviews archive.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot on Las Olas
    SilverSueVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The lunch menu has many choices and all are fresh, made to order and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johhny V's never disappoints!
    TravelgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmandVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Recommend eating outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Experience
    Isabella
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    Ready2Go
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delish
    colombianpapiof5
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    upnadam
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything was great! Thank you for having a great menu and serving food right the first time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wouldn't recommend
    Chris
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Experience
    FlyGirl
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Great night on the patio with really good friends!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Again
    briglovessun
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service, delicious food!
    mickonrunVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    BarryBeVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our dinner was very enjoyable. The food was excellent. The wine list is vast but seems overpriced. The table outdoors was perfect for us.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Every time we are in Ft. Lauderdale we eat here. Even better thus time. Thank you, Greg, for great service and evening!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, service needs help
    Justsomebody
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We planned on brunch for Easter Sunday and found Johnny V after some pretty solid recommendations. The food was very well prepared and we could tell much thought and effort went into the prep. However, the server seemed disinterested in helping us and was not much help in providing details of the daily special. Also, the web site reflects deals that are not available which was mildly frustrating.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Place is Awesome! Never Fails
    ArchieArmstrong
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My Favorite place on Las Olas, I live downtown and eat at every place on Las Olas, however when anybody is in town visiting are want to goto a great dinner @ a moderate price I head to Johnny's ... With Cocktails, Apps, Salads, and Main expect around $100-125 per person. But everything is amazing!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Date Night
    asmith50
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Everything at Johnny V was excellent, (The food, service, ambience, low noise level.) I would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helped my Meting!
    Hard2please
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We chose Johnny V specifically to properly entertain a significant business partner and client - the ambience, food, and service facilitated this goal in every way! The quisine was diverse and delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Food
    mandrped
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We came to Johnny V's based on the reviews we saw on Yelp and we are so happy we did! NY Strip Steak was perfect with the bleu cheese butter and delicious vegetables. Pork was amazing with sweet potato hash and spicy apple sauce. Service was just right. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate