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Johnny's Bar

5.0
5
635 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

The original Johnny's serving fine Northern Italian Cusine. Opening in the 1920’s as Louise’s Garden, a restaurant that would flourish into the most reputable dining establishment in Cleveland. Renamed Johnny’s Bar in 1952, this neighborhood eatery located on Fulton Road serves authentic Italian food in an inviting atmosphere with private dining and patio dining available weather permitting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 281-0055

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joeseph Fall

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private rooms: The Crystal Room (2-12 Guests) and The Wine Room (12-35)

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Santosuosso: (216) 281-0055

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland West

  • Cross street

    Trent Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking during lunch. Complimentary valet service during dinner hours, in addition to street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 635 people are saying

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5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Outdoor Dining

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Cleveland

    Best Overall

  • Cleveland

    Best Food

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    Best Service

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  1. A

    Anonymous

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place with fantastic staff. We were their last table of the night and they could not have been nicer from the wine selection to accommodating some dietary needs. The walleye was outstanding and the duck appetizer is out of this world. We will definitely be going back. Everyone was so gracious the entire time. Love it there!
  2. GS

    GraceS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cleveland restaurant. Definitely returning.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wow!! First time trying this place … I was a little skeptical of the 5 star reviews but it completely lived up to the hype! Excellent meal!! I had the pasta putanaise with shrimp and it was AMAZING - full of flavor and cooked to perfection! My hubby had the potato gnocchi with shrimp and it was equally as wonderful.! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for sitting on the patio. The bread was warm and soft and delish and the salads were super fresh! Hubby had an IPA beer and I started with a cucumber cocktail that tasted delish while we ate our jumbo shrimp cocktail. I had a really nice glass of red blend wine with dinner. I REALLY wanted to try the dessert but there was no way I could have consumed it on top of everything else. Really glad we sat outside even though the table and chairs were old-school metal outdoor patio type furniture and not super comfy. There is a covered section of the patio with fans and heaters too but neither were necessary tonight and we sat out in the open and not under the covered area. I can’t wait to introduce this establishment to more friends and family when they visit us in Cleveland! Definitely a 5 star meal!
  4. PD

    PamD

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night to dine in patio. Server very informative of menu. Food outstanding
  5. RW

    RyanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny's has the best service and food in the city.
  6. TK

    ThomasK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! I love this place and will continue to dine there.
  7. BB

    BeetleB

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service while dining on the patio. One of Cleveland’s finest restaurants.
  8. D

    Dddddd

    Cleveland

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always celebrate our wedding anniversary here
  9. F

    Fr2020

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have loved dining at Johnny’s for the past several years. Never have we been disappointed. From the care that Beau takes in greeting his guests, to the wait service who is always attentive and knowledgeable, to the food and wine itself…it’s a night of excellence and reason to celebrate. (Many thanks for the wine choice!) the only thing good about leaving is knowing, that God willing, we will be back. Thanks Beau, Heath and everyone! Peace!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, food was amazing and their patio is the best
  11. o

    ourdatenight

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic special birthday dinner! Our server, Patti, was amazing, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was absolutely outstanding! Can’t wait to return.
  12. CF

    CornellFred

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Cleveland classic for a reason. Consistently great food with attentive service. The owner is almost always there and interacts great with all of the patrons. Definitely worth a visit.
  13. G

    Gomez

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous place. It was pricey but food magnificent. Really old school with excellent service and some of the best tasting food I have had in a restaurant in years.
  14. s

    susans

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful vibe, fantastic food but pricing has been raised and now a bit on the high side. Service excellent
  15. JS

    JohnS

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening at an old favorite. Our out of town guests enjoyed everything about Johnny’s Fulton. Still feels sooo good to dine at Johnny’s.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time diners and we will be back. Food and atmosphere where fantastic!
  17. S

    Shelly

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner tonight!!
  18. d

    dac0222

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best in town!
  19. PS

    PaulS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food, but door draft at the table they seated us at was uncomfortable yet other tables were open.
  20. L

    Lovethewholeexperience

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Johnny’s on Fulton was amazing. Service was top notch but also friendly. Our only issue was one entree was ordered medium and it was pretty rare requiring it to go back to the kitchen leaving our guest plate less for several minutes. Long bone veal chop with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes is my go to item and did not disappoint! We went at prime time on a Saturday evening so the restaurant was packed and a bit loud.
  21. j

    jojo

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints. Service was A+. Food was outstanding. Only complaint is that it was much too loud.
  22. GP

    GiuseppeP

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny’s is a treat...we need to go more often! Old school service and authentic dishes. Martini, Veal chop, Fugetaboutit
  23. A

    Altacocker

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends. Johnny’s has been there for a long time. It’s an old school fine restaurant. Always enjoy my meals there
  24. M

    Matt

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great homemade Italian food. Large selection of appetizers and entrees. Great sauces and solid pastas. Homemade desserts are amazing.
  25. A

    Andy

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and ambiance!
  26. R

    Rich

    Cleveland

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been there before, and it never disappoints. This time was a birthday celebration for my wife and friends who had never been. Her steak was great, mine was, in my opinion, better. Our friends loved it. A good night for all.
  27. JF

    JohnFitz

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, one of favorites in Cleveland. I try and frequent each time through town.
  28. C

    Chris

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food overall:) We were by the heater in the side room though and it was cranking! No much anyone can do but to move tables and we didn’t mention it to cause any issues.
  29. d

    dapper66

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places to eat! Food and service is always top notch. Noise level varies but sitting in back room is best!
  30. J

    Jim13

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Favorite restaurant in Cleveland.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were fantastic, however my husband and I were seated next to a very loud party of 8 who were yelling while conversing for our entire meal....it totally washed away the experience that we were hoping for to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  32. CD

    CarolD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always, the service and food were wonderful. However, the noise level far exceeded the norm.
  33. LN

    LizN

    Cleveland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic restaurant.. Great food and service. Cant wait until my next visit.
  34. D

    Donna

    Cleveland

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great birthday dinner! The staff was warm and welcoming and even acknowledged my birthday. Large portions and attentive service. Definitely recommend.
  35. p

    ptp1

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As Always, The Best in Cleveland! Ranks top 5 Nationwide. Shhhhh keep it a secret!!
  36. EB

    ElizabethB

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Update the restroom / plumbing. The smell of sewer gas is very off putting for a diner.
  37. LF

    LakeFoodie

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic old school Italian with a touch of flair and a really nice wine list. Service was spot on. Intimate dining in an out of the way location. Worth the trip.
  38. JG

    JarredG

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and staff was just fantastic! Wish I would have ordered some wine. I highly recommend the gnocchi and cold-smoked filet.
  39. d

    dapper66

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny's Bar offers the best food, drink and sevice on the West Side of CLE!!!
  40. JB

    JoyceB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience!! We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Johnny's Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Johnny's Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 281-0055.

Johnny's Bar is rated 5 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Johnny's Bar

3164 Fulton Rd Cleveland, OH 44109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Trent Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland West

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking during lunch. Complimentary valet service during dinner hours, in addition to street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joeseph Fall

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (216) 281-0055

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private rooms: The Crystal Room (2-12 Guests) and The Wine Room (12-35)

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Santosuosso: (216) 281-0055

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