Johnny Utah's

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$30 and under
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Southwest

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The Johnny Utah's experience begins with cuisine full of flavors & spices which embody the real meaning of Southwestern food. With hearty recipes of our cultural ancestors, Johnny Utah’s offers a menu full of zesty Texan BBQ ribs, savory steak fajitas, & authentic Mexican tequila.

Almost every seat in the house has a view of the dining room’s main attraction, Manhattan’s only mechanical bull. Showcasing the full essence of the Southwestern theme, the beast is theatrically surrounded with cascading metal chains & burning candles that echo “rings of fire,” signifying the celebration of the icon. The interior was designed as an interpretation of an old western mining shaft with salvaged antique tiles & pony-hide furniture.

Johnny Utah’s is sure to serve as an ideal location for both delicious Southwestern food & drinks, & late night reveling & bull riding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The staff is a major factor in the energy of the over fun factor. I haven't had that much fun in a long time and cant wait to go back

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ScottFan
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Johnny Utah's has great hearty servings of food, the atmosphere is energetic and fun! They should however add servers...our server was so busy, we were left a few times sitting at the table trying to get her attention...

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and we had a blast. There were 8 of us so they gave us our own room. Service was very good, great selection of food and a really fun vibe. Riding the bull was so much fun and the people were really friendly. Also ordered the sangria in the cowboy boot. Overall, a great experience!! Would highly recommend and plan on going back.

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vipmichelleKaplan
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was bland, not appetizing. Even the diet coke had a weird taste, must have been RC
Much to noisy. You could not hear yourself talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my Sister

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Coll
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had brought my son and his friend not realizing it was going to be loud but the crowd was good and energetic.. we had a good time the waitress was very friendly the hostess was super friendly too.. amd even staff that passed by was so friendly too. The calamari was awesome the chicken fingers were great and there was so many of them... I got chicken fajitas there was such a large portion I couldnt finish it all. We would definetly go back.

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MattL
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

As we entered, there was no host or hostess at the door to greet us, and it was several minutes before one finally appeared. We then told her we had a reservation and she said, "Ok please bear with me for a few minutes." Several more minutes went by before we were seated, well after our reservation time came and went. Another wait followed as we waited for our waitress. When she finally arrived, she apologized for the delay - saying they were short-staffed. Then the tablet device she apparently needed to take our order wasn't working. Another apology, another wait. When our dinner finally arrived (more than 30 minutes after our reservation time), it was very good. But it couldn't overcome the insufferable and inexplicable delays.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

One flight underground we were greeted by garbage bags. The food was not very good. The awesome waitress was slammed because they didn’t have enough staff. Totally avoid. Danger!

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vipDeenaC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Manager was the best! Did everything they could to accommodate us!

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goodfood
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the place very much. Roxanne did an outstanding job.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Thought the food was good, very affordable for NYC. I think the place has potential but as others have stated the service is lacking. I knew that going in so not really expecting much. Waitress was pleasant and got us what we asked for just took a little time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great.

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service very slow , and not very crowded . Had to request water several times .
This was the second time we dined here , and enjoyed the atmosphere and food very much . Great place to visit in the location .
Enjoyed the food and drinks .
But was never asked if we wanted more cocktails.
Was disappointed that our bill included an automatic 20 percent gratuity for a group of 5 .

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We almost did no go based in the recent very bad reviews...
Good thing for us we decided to give it a go anyway.
The place does loom “odd” and iffy... service from the hostess and the waitress is mediocre... kitchen staff are very nice...
But the food is very above average... nice selection...

Nice little familly place!

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Mxrockett
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I didn't expect a Western themed bar with a mechanical bull to be fine dining, but the place was dirty. The food was mediocre and the service was terrible. The server was hardly around when we needed something and she was on her phone most of the time. We had to ask the busser for the bill and it took another 10 minutes to get that. If the place was busy, I would understand. But, there was hardly anyone in the place (which should have been a sign).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely worse experience ever!!! No service for an hour, water after 45 minutes, Bull didn’t work, one person said it did one Sadi it didn’t, very frustrating!

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Sandwriter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Refused to seat handicap patron in booth, very rude

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When we walked in for our reservation, there was approximately 4 tables yet it took over an hour for the food to come and when it did, it was cold and undercooked. The food is average. There was a mechanical bull which was a good distraction for families that came in after us while they were waiting for their food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was really slow but there was a big party and it seemed like they were low on staff so that could be why. Overall good atmosphere and food and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was great. Service was very poor. Our server forgot about us for almost an hour.

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Cuegee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lot of fun. Relaxed but exciting atmosphere. The service was great! Never felt rushed.The food was excellent. I highly recommend making the reservation. The night we went they were not accepting walk ins. I would definitely go back.

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vipKimberlyM
Raleigh
79 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really liked the atmosphere and the food was good, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Arrived for reservation at 5pm- early. Asked hostess for a high chair. She dropped us off at table and disappeared. Stuck standing holding wiggly toddler until finally my husband got up and found one.

Waitress took order and was very slow to bring drinks. Took 45 minutes to bring food- sandwiches in a restaurant that was maybe 30% full. When we asked waitress to check on it (kids started getting restless) she apologized and said she’d check on it and get us a free drink. But then stopped at a table of her friends next to us and proceeded to chat with them for more than 5 minutes. It was unreal. Food didn’t come until another 5 minutes after that. Took forever to get the bill. Didn’t need the free drink. Needed better service. We purposely ate early because we have two small children and didn’t want the restaurant to be busy. Lost my business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Jessica was great so was the food and the drinks were amazing !!

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AliBee
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

More of a bar than a restaurant. Lots of drink choices. Food was good - ribs tender but very fatty. Sliders and sides good. Mechanical bull was fun.

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GiaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It took 18 minutes for a server to approach us and the restaurant was not busy. A $38 steak ordered medium-rare came out half well done and half medium. Rest of the food was extremely subpar for the price. The trivia game and the trivia host were nice but won't be coming back.

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AmberK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First of all, I don't agree with the description of energetic for the noise level. It was more annoyingly loud than energetic. I was expecting something similar to Texas Roadhouse but, felt more like we were at a Hooter's! This was one of the few places we were able to reserve a table at while we were in NYC. We showed up a little early, there were open tables everywhere so we did get in earlier than reserved. However, when we made it down stairs and inside I thought we'd walked through the back door. The hostess was sitting down with someone else and eating her own plate of food. Took her a while to even greet us. Once she raced us to our table we had to wait seven minutes for a server to acknowledge us. There was only one other full table in her area. She wasn't friendly either and still don't know her name. The restaurant doesn't offer a gluten free menu so I had to take a chance and hope I didn't get sick. We ordered the fajitas to share thinking the meat should be prepared safely. When it arrived my first thought was it was the frozen, ready to heat sliced fajita meats. They added so much paprika and seasoning the peppers and onions couldn't be tasted. My side of broccoli came later after I reminded them there was one. The kitchen staff who served that was much friendlier than our waitress. This was just an unfriendly experience and not an establishment I'd recommend while in NYC.

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BogiM
Hungary
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have arrived after 4 pm and asked for a table. We have been informed that they only take reservation not walk-in guests. So we’ve checked the website and it’s showed free table at 5pm. We’ve booked it. We went back at 5pm and the hostess ( who was rude and unhelpful) said we won’t get a table because the reservation was made not long time ago. We have been advised by a nicer lady that kitchen is busy so we have to wait 20-30 minutes ( we said not a problem). Than the rude hostess came back shouted at us “ you made this reservation 5 minutes ago you won’t get a table”. We made this reservation because that woman said before they only take reservations now. The restaurant was almost empty and we showed them that we have reservation through their website but they did not honor it.

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vipAdamR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was horrific. The server clearly did not care. Food was over 2 hours to receive.

Would advise all to stay away.

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LoriW
1 review