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Johnny's Bar

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627 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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Booked 13 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

Menu

Served 11:30am – 3pm Thursday & Friday

Appetizers

  • Soup of the Day

    • Veal Stuffed Banana Peppers$12.00

      • Sauteed Stuffed Calamari$13.00

        with Marinara

        • Fried Mozzarella$8.00

          with Marinara

          Salads

          • Grilled Chicken Breast Over Mixed Greens$10.00

            with Berries, Walnuts, Shaved Carrots & Thyme Honey Dijon

            • Caesar Salad

              • With Grilled Chicken$12.00
              • With Grilled Beef Tenderloin$13.00
              • With Grilled Salmon$14.00
            • Grilled Chicken Breast Over Shaved Brussel Sprouts & Spinach Salad$12.00

              tossed with Fried Cranberries & Pistachios in Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

              Sandwiches

              • Char-Grilled Half Pound Burger on Kaiser Roll$12.00

                with Bacon, Baby Arugula, Aged Cheddar & Spicy Ketchup

                • Grilled Italian Sausage on Hoagie Roll$12.00

                  with Sweet Peppers & Onion, Marinara and Mozzarella

                  • Grilled Cheese on House Made Bread$10.00

                    with Gruyere, Aged Cheddar, Crisp Bacon and Tomato

                    Entrees

                    • Linguini$16.00

                      with White Clam Sauce & Sauteed Rock Shrimp

                      • Penne Pasta$14.00

                        tossed with Italian Sausage, Pancetta, Rapini, Peas & Basil Agli Olio

                        • Spaghetti or Rigatoni$11.00

                          with Meatball or Sausage

                          • Petite Filet of Beef au Poivre$20.00

                            with Sherry, Cognac & Green Peppercorn Demi Glace

                            • Tuscan Chicken$14.00

                              with Tomato, Basil, Pesto Cream Sauce over Linguini

                              • Sauteed Veal Piccata$17.00

                                with Lemon, Capers & White Wine Butter Sauce

                                • Veal Scaloppini Marsala$17.00

                                  with Shiitake Mushroom, Red Onion, Marsala Glace

                                  • Chicken Scaloppini$16.00

                                    with Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes & Sage Chardonnay Demi Glace

                                    • Grouper in Potato Crust

                                      with Lemon & White Wine Butter

                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                      What 627 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      5.0
                                      5 based on recent ratings
                                      • 5Food
                                      • 4.9Service
                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                      • 4.5Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. F

                                        Fr2020

                                        Cleveland

                                        26 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        26 reviews

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        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!

                                      2. 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

                                      3. 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.

                                      4. 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.

                                      5. 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.

                                      6. 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

                                      7. 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.

                                      8. 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!

                                      9. S

                                        Shelly

                                        Philadelphia

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on March 14, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Loved our dinner tonight!!

                                      10. d

                                        dac0222

                                        Cleveland

                                        33 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        33 reviews

                                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Simply the best in town!

                                      11. 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.

                                      12. L

                                        Lovethewholeexperience

                                        Cleveland

                                        32 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        32 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.

                                      13. 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.

                                      14. 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

                                      15. 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

                                      16. 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.

                                      17. A

                                        Andy

                                        Detroit

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic food, service and ambiance!

                                      18. 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.

                                      19. 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.

                                      20. 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.

                                      21. 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!

                                      22. J

                                        Jim13

                                        Cleveland

                                        22 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        22 reviews

                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful as always. Favorite restaurant in Cleveland.

                                      23. 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.

                                      24. 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.

                                      25. 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.

                                      26. 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.

                                      27. 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!!

                                      28. 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.

                                      29. LF

                                        LakeFoodie

                                        Cleveland

                                        15 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        15 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.

                                      30. JG

                                        JarredG

                                        Dallas

                                        5 reviews

                                        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.

                                      31. 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!!!

                                      32. JB

                                        JoyceB

                                        Cleveland

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on February 1, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great dining experience!! We will definitely be back!

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Cleveland

                                        2 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 1, 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”.

                                      34. JF

                                        JohnFitz

                                        Orange County

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on January 30, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Classic old school Restaurant, long history and never disappoints

                                      35. GH

                                        GregH

                                        Cleveland

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on January 26, 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,

                                      36. ER

                                        ElRushmo

                                        Cleveland

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 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.

                                      37. BC

                                        BobC

                                        New England

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on January 18, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      38. r

                                        robbs

                                        Cleveland

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on January 18, 2020

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                      39. k

                                        kart

                                        Cleveland

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on January 17, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      40. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Cleveland

                                        9 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on January 10, 2020

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always a fabulous time at johnny’s!

                                      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 627 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                      Booked 13 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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