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About Johnny Utah's

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.

25 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday: 11:30a-2:00a
Thursday: 11:30a-3:00a
Friday & Saturday: 11:30a-4:00a
Sunday: 11:30a-10:00p

Cross Street:
Located across from Rockefeller Center between 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 265-8824

Website:
http://www.johnnyutahs.com/

Entertainment:
New York City's ONLY mechanical bull, and live DJ entertainment Wednesday-Saturday nights!

Catering:
Whether you crave appetizers or that perfect rack of ribs, Johnny Utah's provides a homestyle southern comfort menu perfect for any group size. Items can be ordered for any event held at our facility, or in advanced, placed for catering pickup.

Email Marie at mariem.@johnnyutahs.com for our catering menu.

Public Transit:
Rockefeller Center- 47th/50th stop on the BDFM trains.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Johnny Utah's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.2

service

3.2

ambience

3.2

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved Johnny Utah's! The atmosphere was great - low key, comfortable and looked like it would be a lot of fun on a Saturday night. Our food was really, really good. I got the steak salad and the steak was cooked perfectly, the greens were very fresh and the lemon vinaigrette was excellent. My friend got one of their hamburgers -cooked perfectly and the brioche bun was a very nice touch. Would definitely recommend and we will be going back for sure.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 5 days ago

Possibly the poorest experience i have ever had in a restaurant. The appetizers showed up quickly then over an hour for dinner to show. When it arrived the food was cold. The chicken sandwich was burnt and cold. When the grilled cheese showed up it was a cheese sandwich on white bread.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It seems like a place for a group of friends to hang out. Service was ok. Food was good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Filthy. Filthy. Out of date.

Nasty.

Nothing was clean. Tables. Flatware. Restroom (only one for everyone!!!!)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Reasonable for prices and a mechanical bull in NYC, what could be better

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everyone enjoyed this location, the bull riding was fun, the dj needed some practice but kept the part going, the drinks were cool, and everyone at the location seemed to really enjoy the atmosphere. thank you J.U.!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great Country Style Bar with upbeat Country music. The burgers were good and the service was good. Fun vibe = great atmosphere. It was quite loud but fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Nice place, good food. Nothing fancy typical bar menu. Mechanical bull is the centerpiece of the place. Not crowded at 6, looks like the kind of place that would get Crowded later, especially with the bull!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The shrimp fajitas were inedible. The burgers were ok.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Stopped in before a show at Radio City. Good country music bar in manhattan NYC. Mechanics bull.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I would love to review this place, however, when we arrived for our reservation that we booked through OPEN TABLE, the restaurant was actually closed for renovations. Not sure I can blame the restaurant. THANKS OPEN TABLE for having me drag my family across NYC for nothing.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Had an awesome time! We kept the waiter, waiting a while, pun intended, while we were expecting family who were late. He was very patient. The food and the service were great! Only wish I lived in NY so I could go more often.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Good food, good service, average beer list. Go there to watch people ride the bull and maybe ride it yourself.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had lunch reservations for 4 at noon. Got there a little early. Doors were locked. Waited a while-they did not open before noon. There was no explanation of why they were late opening. Website states 11:30 opening. Very frustrating when you are trying to stay on a tight schedule in NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Extremely hot. No AC in the middle of summer

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Even after reading terrible reviews I decided to take friends there.
Food was OK. Waited an hour to get it. Server was a nasty little girl.
Don't bother going there

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We walked in to be seated and waited about 5 minutes while two employees had a conversation. Once seated we received prompt service with water but when we didn't know right away what we wanted to eat the server left. Which was fine but she never came back. I can't speak for how the food is because we walked out after only getting water and being there 20 minutes. There was no one else in the restaurant and only a few at the bar so it wasn't like they were busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Mechanical bull.. hilarious. The food is good too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We were the only guest ordering food but it took a long time and it was luke warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our reservation was for 5:30 on a Saturday so it was very quiet and had few customers, I'm sure it's another story at 9pm. The food was good and reasonably priced and our waitress was nice. Obviously it's a county themed place, but we did get to see 4 people ride the bull, which was a show all by itself. Weird, co-ed bathroom situation, though, wasn't a fan of that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food portions small for the price. My brother's chicken had no taste. Not worth it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Went for a intimate birthday dinner. Food was terrible the burgers especially they where practically raw! Asked for a replacement and they give me another burger the exact same way! When we decided to leave the waiter practically threw the check at us. Will not return and hope you don't waste your night either!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

This was my first time at Johnny Utah's, and it was amazing! My server was Christian, m and I WILL so be back. Christian was attentive and welcoming. The only thing that sucked was that I didn't get a table with the view of the mechanical bull, but I still enjoyed my stay! I will be back with a huge group of friends, see you soon christian!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great time. Quiet for lunch, had the chicken BLT with french fries. The mechanical bull was awesome and the waitstaff as well. Overall a wonderful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

We were there to early for any activities. The food was ok My wife enjoyed the ribs

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Horrible! Don't go! Service was terrible and the food was worse. As we left we overheard another table complaining about the slow service and actually cancelled their order and left.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I have never left a review before but feel it necessary to warn everyone that this was the worst service I have ever experienced. It took over 50 minutes for our drinks to arrive and over an hour for food during a slow day. We were not provided any napkins or utensils, so we survived with what I could grab off of the bar on my own.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Place is horrible. They had no sever on the floor during lunch in the middle of a holiday week when NYC is slammed. Come on man...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

I went for dinner and the whole experience was awful. We had 9:30 dinner reservations and the wait staff was awful. Our waitress was a frazzled mess then entire time, wouldnt come by our table for 20+ minutes, never asked if we wanted drink refills or anything. Our food was leuk warm, not even that tasty and was not worth the high prices. Overall the experience was very disappointing and I don't plan on going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

45 minutes eaiting at the table for the food, which was disgusting, greasy, chicken was burnt... really BAD

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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2016

It wasn't. We booked this restaurant for Christmas Eve. We've received an email confirming our reservation and when we arrived it was CLOSED!
Many people had the same problem at that day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

One of my favorite places by Radio City!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 18, 2016

The food was good, the waiter was very friendly but it took over an hour to get our food. The waiter felt bad for us and didn't charge for the sodas. The bar has a "bull" which was mostly ridden by kids but it was fun to watch. The Christmas decorations were sad...a tree with maybe 6 balls on it and not lit. I had the fried chicken and couldn't believe how good it was. It was an experience but probably won't go back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Would not go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2016

food was good happy hour was great service was on the mark thanks

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

The service was painfully slow. When we were brought to our table, we had to wait 15 minutes before anyone came back to take our order. After ordering drinks, our waiter disappeared. We had to re-order drinks through another waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We waited 45 minutes for appetizers. After I complained, everything came out at once. The food was over cooked. Steaks and ribs were dry. Waitress and hostess were friendly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Waitstaff was overworked resulting in very slow service. Burger was average and not cooked to order. Ribs were far from resembling anything ever made in Memphis - no smoke and no flavor except for the tons of sauce slopped on. Very disappointing lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We were looking for someplace fun & close after seeing the Rockettes. Johnny Utah's met our requirements. It was fun watching people try to ride the bull - especially since our seats were "ring side"! Loud and crowded but it was the holiday season! Food was tasty. We had several wait staffers meeting our needs. We'd go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2016

The kids had a great time riding the mechanical bull, but otherwise it was a horrible experience. Went there for lunch with a few friends and there were only 3 people working the dining room. . .and our server was extremely rude!

Tags: Casual
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