Johnny's Bar

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$50 and over
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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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vipShelly
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner tonight!!

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vipdac0222
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best in town!

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PaulS
Cleveland
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.

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vipLovethewholeexperience
Cleveland
30 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.

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jojo
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGiuseppeP
Cleveland
7 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

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vipAltacocker
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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

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Matt
Cleveland
4 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.

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Andy
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance!

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vipRich
Cleveland
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 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.

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vipJohnF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Chris
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 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.

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vipdapper66
Cleveland
21 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!

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vipJim13
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Favorite restaurant in Cleveland.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
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.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipLizN
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Donna
Cleveland
29 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.

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ptp1
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElizabethB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipTodd
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 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.

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JarredG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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.

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vipdapper66
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoyceB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We chose Johnnys as our son in laws 30th birthday. They ran out of both the appetizer and main dish that two of our party ordered. The waitress reassured us that the replacement dishes would be prepared the same and they were not. Both Lamb dishes were superb, however, the steaks were sub-par at best. They weren’t cooked to order. Both were ordered medium- one was extremely undercooked, I would say raw, and the other was well done, and similar to a leather baseball mit. Overall, the experience was mediocre at one of Cleveland’s “top restaurants”.

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vipJohnF
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old school Restaurant, long history and never disappoints

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GregH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went out to dinner with my wife, her sister, her sisters boyfriendon a Saturday night. We had 8 PM reservations. The restaurant has such a old school charm. The food was excellent and the wine selection was amazing. We started out with a round of cocktails. For appetizers, I had the stuffed calamari which was absolutely tasty. It was different from most Calamari and that it was served whole and stuffed. It was not deep-fried. My sister in law and her boyfriend had the buratta and that was quite good too. For my main entrée, I ordered the long bone veal chop which was absolutely tender. My wife had the Cornbread dusted Wallete which wasalso tasty. My sister-in-law had the veal Parmesan which was some the best that I tried. Overall the food was delicious and I would definitely recommend this for special night,

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ElRushmo
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant! The food was great from beginning to end. If is a small place with an intimate atmosphere. I've been hearing about Johnny's for about a decade. I would definitely recommend it and will be returning.

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BobC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent as always! We will definitely be back

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robbs
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very pleasant surprise. It has a "neighborhood" feel with outstanding food and a lively environment.

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vipkart
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Cozy, fun and full of life. Perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous time at johnny’s!

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BradF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, love the people and the food ! Planning on going back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time, good food drinks people.

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TomL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! As usual. My favorite restaurant in cleveland. Never disappoints.

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vipHoward245
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great- never disappoints!

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vipDebs
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu. Loved entire staff.

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vipFr2020
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Advent—almost Christmas...how could we not go to a place that makes us feel like coming home! Thank you for the awesome dinner and taking care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricky was a great server. Food, as always, was exceptional!

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Gastrorob
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious, great vibe, lots of fun.

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 4.8 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.