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
69 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (44)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (24)hot spot (20)good for groups (17)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
  • dinner with friends
    momwhoknowshowtoeat
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food here was outstanding. We enjoyed everything from the cheese plate to the chocolate peanut butter cake. The duck trio dish my husband had was to die for, I had the scallops, they were good but they needed a little more sauce, a little dry for my taste. The o my thing negative was the service was slow, don't k ow if this was because the kitchen was backed up or that's the way do bit there . Either way it was a great meal with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNQUESTIONABLY FINE DINING
    WINDERMERE1
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Saturday night on Las Olas can be challenging, but we were able to secure a rez at Johnny V's for 8:30 and were blessed to find a parking space in the public lot behind the building. Our table was ready when we arrived! The service for drinks and apps was fast and very tasty. Entrees took uncomfortably long to arrive, but were well received by four out of our five diners. Despite the fact the server misunderstood my order for the lobster/prime rib entree and brought me the lobster appetizer, I'm okay with that because my mussel appetizer was terrific and I didn't need a huge entree. I'll go back sometime for that lobster entree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT MEAL
    STEVEP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    THE WAITER'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE OYSTER APPETIZER AND THE CHEESE TRAY WERE FIRST RATE. THE SPECIAL FEATURED A BONE IN RIB EYE WITH TRUFFLE POTATOES,ASPARAGUS, CREAMED SWEET CORN, AND ONION RINGS. IT WAS SERVED ON A 16 INCH PLATE AND THE FLAVORS WERE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PLATE SIZE....LARGER THAN LIFE. FANTASTIC MEAL, EXCELLENT WINE LIST, YUMMY SPECIALTY COCKTAILS.....SUPER EXPERIENCE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time eating there made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    First time eating there made reservation for wife's birth day got sat in back right in front of the kitchen even togh place was empty mediocre food at best server was rude never going back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was comparable to a fine dining experience in NYC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    CourtneyVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Fabulous food, great service at a great price! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OLD RELIABLE
    LIVE2EAT
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    GREAT RESTAURANT. ALWAYS KNOW THAT YOU WOULD HAVE A GREAT MEAL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner Outside!
    dying2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dined outside on a beautiful night! Had the Tapas Sharing Platter (plenty for 4). We were treated with a complementary espresso cup filled with their delicious Smoked Tomato Soup! (On their lunch menu). Tuna Poke was fresh and delicious as was the Wild Baby Greens and Roasted Beets salad. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinners! Friendly, attentive service. Will definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten & corn free friendly
    Earthlings
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very nice selection of wines. Excellent staff , very attentive and friendly. They were able accommodation my wife's gluten & corn allergies no problem. $$$
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elaborate food in Ft Laud
    Juju
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    For many Europeans, American food is usually tasty but lacks finesse and elaboration. So Johnny V's style is right in the middle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictibly good
    Lolita
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I usually done with my clients when they're in town and the experience is excellent. My favorite is surprising them with a selection of cheeses while waiting for our food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Lovefood
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    As usual, they have very imaginative and tasty appetizers, which is the main draw for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner before a show
    jrwino
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    went there saturday before theater and got us in at 600 out by 730 , food was great as always and very attentive staff.a great gem on las olas.the lamb special was great, and so the lobster app.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet...
    NewYorkJJVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    ...ask for a table in the back or outside if you're sensitive to the noise level. However, larger groups might also share the backroom. All in all, a very solid restaurant and my go to place on Las Olas.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Grouper in SFL
    OliveGlass
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    By far the Best presented and tasty Black Grouper in South Florida. Really knows how to cook local fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Great brunch with unlimited mimosas! Good champagne and food is SPECTACULAR!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    chefmcr
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We recently vacationed in Fort Lauderdale & Johnny V's was recommended by the hotel. We enjoyed our meal so much we returned a second time. As a professional Chef this restaurant has the best value (the portions are huge), outstanding presentation, exceptional taste and one of the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. We will definitely return again. Johnny V's is a don't miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place
    Brett
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My wife and I were in the area for our honeymoon and went to Johnny V's on a recommendation. It was the best meal we had. Unbelievable service, great outdoor seating and the food was the best in the area. I had the surf and turf, my wife had the scallops, and both were to die for. Their creme brulee was unique and we both agreed it was the best we'd had. Service was excellent and I would tell anyone in the area to go there if you're looking for a great dining experience. Make sure you can afford it, though! Definitely worth the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service killed the magic
    Hipsh
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Too bad with such a great location and amazing food the service killed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still te best
    OlinecVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Johnny V's is constantly listed as one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and for good reason. It is excellent. We loved the pork chop served with Sweet Potato Hash, Baby Green Beans with Jamon Serrano, Chunky Apply Sauce, Cranberry Sorbet and the sauteed yellowtail snapper. Very innovative menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great people watching on Las Olas
    Gale904
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Everything was lovely, my friends from New Jersey loved the food and people watching, also walked through the restaurant to bathroom and thought inside very chic. The restaurant has a great menu and every selection was terrific. The only negative was the short time between serving the appetizer and the main course. The staff is helpful and while we did not have any of the specials of the night, each sounded excellent. The mushroom appetizer cake is a definite must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in All Ways!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Service was attentive but discreet; food was simply superb -- duck meat balls and the Portabello Short Stack are a must. The smoky tomato soup amuse bouche was an unexpected "plus". Parmesan crusted chicken is moist and flavorful. Patio is a little too loud -- but Las Olas street scene is enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • location, variety, service
    jenny
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Great location on a bustling street. Menu had a lot of variety and the food was delicious. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.