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Johnny's Bar

4.8
4.8
668 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 6 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 668 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JD

    JenniferD

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Roy was excellent! He was super accommodating and made our experience a memorable one!
  2. CS

    CarolynS

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Birthday. The wine Stewart was amazing. Our server a older lady with with a ponytail. Had the best sense of humor.
  3. DW

    DennisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Looking forward to visiting again. Thank you Johnny.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekday lunch Food was fantastic and Patti our server did a great job.
  5. D

    Dana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny's is a dining experience that always leaves a smile on your face. Great food and service everytime!
  6. D

    Dddddd

    Cleveland

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing but top notch at Johnnys
  7. P

    Porsche911

    Cleveland

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is truly one of the best kept secrets in Cleveland! We have been coming here for more than 30 years for a reason. The food and service are exceptional and the charm of being in an old neighborhood establishment is pretty cool.
  8. KS

    KenS

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful summer lunch in the garden. Food was outstanding, cocktails great and service was friendly and very attentive. Potato crusted grouper always good besides their veal dishes.
  9. LB

    LindaB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Johnnys ! Our dinners were wonderful, the patio delightful and our waitress, Ashley, was great. Only one complaint t- wish Johnnys would do checks by couples and not the entire table. Inconvenient
  10. p

    p9jxh6

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobody does it better, simple as that. The demi glace alone is worth the trip!
  11. e

    ecotraveler

    Cleveland

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio! Then add good food, good service. Wonderful dinner.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome… taste, doneness, portions… we all had a great dining experience!
  13. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the patio for a leisurely lunch with an old friend. The martinis and the food (stuffed banana peppers and linguini with clam sauce) were outstanding, as always, and our server was a capable and delightful young woman studying to be an EMT. Love you, Johnny's!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always - best veal chop anywhere!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our water was Roy. He was awesome and made my birthday very special. He was the best!
  16. TR

    TimR

    Cleveland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time on the patio and the setting was beautiful back there. We ordered the salmon special, which was flaky and melt in your mouth delicious, and the long bone stuffed veal chop which was one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. The service was fantastic and he was very knowledgeable and the atmosphere was perfect. Johnny's bar continues to be one of the best restaurants in all of Cleveland and we will be back as soon as we can.
  17. KS

    KenS

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch on a very quiet Thursday in the garden. Weather perfect, chef honored special menu request and had a very attentive server. Two manhattans made perfectly. Food is always good but being in the garden is special ambience.
  18. AK

    AjKinney

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorite restaurants. Great to take non-Clevelander's too as well, as was the case yesterday. Everyone is always impressed with the food and service.
  19. P

    Porsche911

    Cleveland

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny's on Fulton always provides consistently good food, great service and ambiance. They have very little turnover with staff and they all work together with a lot of energy and comraderie. The patio has been improved and is very charming on a warm summer evening. I have been going to Johnny's for at least the past 40 years and have always said that it is one of the best kept secrets in Cleveland!
  20. RT

    RandallT

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelly did a great job on the wine recommendation and service.
  21. F

    Fr2020

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Johnny’s! From the moment the valet greets us (they are both so kind), to seeing Bo never missing a chance to welcome anyone who comes in, to the wait service —and most certainly the chef who never misses a beat, Chinese is an authentic and wonderful experience to dine. I’m always happy to see their suggestions! Thank you for taking care of us again. God bless the Santosuosso family and staff!
  22. L

    Local

    Cleveland

    90 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Johnny’s Bar has always had a stellar reputation. We were excited to go. On our experience, however, the food was average at best. Nothing was exceptional, given the prices. The kitchen was slow, not the server’s fault. For the money, there are many Italian restaurants that are better.
  23. JZ

    JimmyZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Johnnys comes with high expectations. Made reservations had to wait 10 minutes. Sat on the patio had to wait for waiter. Had to ask for a server. Had to wait for water. Had to wait for menus. Had to wait for bread. Veal came out warm. Food was not delicious, but prices have risen. Free slice of cake due to poor service, buts going to be long time for a return. Fairly disappointed overall and I was fan of Johnny's. Get better food and service at johnnys little bar.
  24. KF

    KristinF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio dining awesome. Service great. Gnocchi divine!
  25. CG

    CraigG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have heard good things about Johny's on Fulton and tried it for the first time. It surpassed all expectations. The food was spectacular and the service outstanding. The menu offers great options. If you desire high quality, then this is the place for you. We will be going back to try other dishes!
  26. RD

    RegularDiners

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to Johnny's Bar in many years, but it was suggested to us by another couple we were joining for dinner. It was a lovely evening with great food and wine, and exceptional service. So nice to share a great experience with friends. We will be returning to Johnny's on a regular basis when we are in the Cleveland area again.
  27. CO

    CharleneO

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ii is the best restaurant in Cleveland. The food is amazing and sitting on the patio is always wonderful.
  28. JL

    JoeL

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night food was excellent and service was great. Highly recommend sitting on their patio.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy was great
  30. AD

    AndrewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Everything was perfect. There's not much to add to perfect.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous night sitting on the beautiful Johnnys patio…surpassed by the delicious food, presented flawlessly by the expert waitstaff. Highest recommendation for Johnnys Bar
  32. D

    Dawn

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelly was an excellent server! We went to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed the patio atmosphere, food GREAT as always and customer service was fantastic!
  33. PF

    PaigeF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a great experience at Johnny’s this weekend. We couldn’t figure out what to do for dinner and were able to book a last minute reservation. From the second we walked in the service was impeccable. They had a great wine selection and both bottle and glass prices were extremely reasonable. We started off with the mozzarella marinara, which we both throughly enjoyed. For entrees we had the gnocchi and pasta putanaise, which again we both loved. We finished our meal with raspberry cheesecake. This is a place you want to become a regular at. We will be back. 😊
  34. A

    Anonymous

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    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!
  35. GS

    GraceS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cleveland restaurant. Definitely returning.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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!
  37. PD

    PamD

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night to dine in patio. Server very informative of menu. Food outstanding
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 668 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 6 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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