About Johnny's - Roland Park

Johnny's features Maryland seafood, spectacular coffee and a whiskey bar. Open 7 days a week, guests can expect to find Maryland favorites such as crabcakes, oysters on the half shell, fried chicken, hamburgers, salads and more. A thoughtful wine list and cocktail offering complement the menu.

4800 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Comfort Food, Café

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 4:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
between Northern Parkway & Coldspring Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 773-0777

Website:
http://www.johnnysdownstairs.com/

Parking Details:
We have a lot on the side of the building as well as in front of the building. On street parking (non metered) is also available.

Public Transit:
Baltimore City MTA Bus #61

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Half Priced Burger Tuesday: half off all burgers every Tuesday. 11am-close
Whiskey Wednesday: half off all whiskey and whiskey cocktails. 4pm-10pm
Thirsty Thursday: $3 Tito's martinis all day.
Bottle Shock Sunday: half off bottles of wine. 4pm - close
Happy Hour: $5 glasses of select wine, $5 cocktail of the week, $5 snacks. Monday-Friday from 4:30pm-6pm.

Johnny's - Roland Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.3

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4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (54)
Casual (43)
Great for Lunch (38)
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Good for a Date (36)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Cozy (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Comfort Food (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Healthy (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant is absolutely lovely. The atmosphere is soft and quiet and the service was truly wonderful. I even tipped the busboy because he is so personable. The food will leave you with a foodgasm, every thing was perfect when the homemade ice cream and sorbet.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day - great food and great service!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

You can't miss with Johnny's. It's a great place for lunch, dinner, and down-home comfort.
I always find just what I want on the menu, and am more than pleased. Is it any wonder that I am fast becoming a "regular?"

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We ordered a burger (delish) and the Hanger Steak, medium rare. The latter was very rare (that’s ok), but VERY rubbery/chewy (NOT ok). Let the server know and he offered to toss it back on the grill. Said ok, but although it was more medium rare on the 2nd try, my steak knife still couldn’t make it through this rubbery slab of meat, nor could my teeth. It triggered a gag reflex in me. I let him know I simply could not eat it. He said ok and took it away. He said the chef said sometimes that’s the case with hanger steak. (I beg to differ, as I have ordered it an innumerable amount of times before elsewhere, as I am also in the food industry and I have never had a time when I simply could not eat my steak.) He offered a complimentary dessert. That was nice and all, but a $3.50 cookie doesn’t really make up for the $26 steak that I did not get to eat. Therefore I left still hungry, and $$ in the hole. I love all Foreman-Wolf restaurants and want to believe it was just a fluke, so my review is still middle of the road. But on the other hand, FW is not new to the industry and should have a better solution lined up, such as offering a new entree.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything to my satisfaction.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first visit to Johnny's, after having enjoyed all of the other Wolf-Foreman Baltimore restaurants. The place is hip, fun, very cozy (nice, comfortable leather booths), good ambiance. Service was excellent. The food is fantastic! We each had the Cuban sandwich and it was a very unique approach. The sandwich is traditionally "pressed" like a pannin, but here it was a house made "grinder" roll. Excellent. Traditionally, the meat is sliced roasted pork and ham. Here, it was very juicy pulled pork and smoked bacon. House made pickles, Swiss cheese and mustard rounded it out. Best Cuban we've ever had by a wide margin:). The slaw on the side was perfect. We also shared Old Bay chips with a malt vinegar aioli. Wild. We shared drinks and a bottle of chardonnay. For dessert we had the house made banana bread (great) and my wife ate a slice of the house made red velvet cake. She said it was the best she'd ever had. This kitchen is on its game. Our only complaint is a common one with the Wolf-Foreman establishments: very anemic pours of spirits. We drink our whiskeys neat, so this stingy approach to the bar really jumps out. It's the only consistent complaint we have with their restaurants, which otherwise are fabulous.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I took my niece for a birthday lunch date. We both had the crab cakes and Chesapeake fries. This is the first time I've been here and not like my meal....would never get the crab cakes again, my fries were like the fries that yu get at the bottom of the frozen bag and I had a coke and a ginger ale both of which were flat. I've dined here several time but this time it was not good and it was the first time I'd gotten the crab.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch! Mimosa was a bit pricey for the size but great nevertheless. Will be back again!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Johnny’s has recently revamped their menu and it is fantastic! The restaurant was very busy and even though we had a reservation there was a bit of wait. To thank us for our patience, the hostess sent a complimentary shrimp cocktail to our table. It was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated. For our entrees, my husband had the salmon and I had the rockfish. Both dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was a very pleasant, considerate young man who was attentive without hovering. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I love this place, but they were off their game that night. Twice the wrong food was delivered to our table, and with great confidence! Other than that the meal was delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always enjoy Johnny's since the food is wonderful and the service is excellent. We invariably feel very pampered after a visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Johnny's need to improve the quality of the wait staff!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time there. Food was great our server was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back thank you

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful meal, great service...love the manager, Mary!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Portions on the small side, little overpriced. Nice atmosphere.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Johnny’s never disappoints. It is by far my go to restaurant!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service, great food

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very tasty!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went here just to try out during Baltimore Restaurant Week - loved it, food was fantastic and the service superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Friendly greeting. Excellent service once we had time problem. Awesome help with help parking.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

A hidden gem, discovered during Restaurants Week. Definitely a do-again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch and great conversation!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Johnnys has become almost a weekly favorite. I had dinner this evening with my teenagers and we were all thrilled with our meals. Johnnys offers fabulous food in a chic and comfy atmosphere with lovely service! A real delight!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Baltimore Restaurant Week - very good, good choices. I really liked that you had other options and weren't limited to just the RW menu. I don't really eat dessert, so ordering off the menu gave me what I really wanted to have for the same value, really.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I discovered Johnny's during Baltimore restaurant week. The atmosphere is cozy and very pleasant, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always consistent, always delicious, and always wonderful service. Bravo!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love Johnny's but something was off the night we visited. The timing of food was off...... entrees coming too soon after appetizers and salads. Wait staff not skilled at placing food on the table.... kind of just reaching out and handing the plate to you at eye level....ordered a glass of wine with our entrée and had to flag someone down to get it after our entrees had been with us for 10 minutes........ empty plates and drink glasses on the table until coffee came. But the food was, as usual, a real treat, atmosphere great. Managers, train your wait staff please. I'll be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always good! Reliable and creative food. Service and ambiance is great also. Johnny's is always in my rotation of restaurants to go back to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! I have visited the restaurant twice and would go back again. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had fun as a group but the eggs that three of us ordered were undercooked and very cold . They had clearly been sitting around too long before getting to the table. The soup was tepid.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Prompt, friendly service with neighborhood vibe. Great mushroom soup and juicy burger. Leave room for dessert; cookies and carrot cake.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 4, 2018

New restaurant manager has achieved major improvements in quality of service and friendliness of staff. I didn't get her name as she greeted us after our meal, but she has truly raised the bar at Johnny's....well done! The food/DRINKS are a bit pricey, but your inclined to overlook that for in lieu of the professional, friendly and attentive service and ambiance of the restaurant and bar.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was my wife’s birthday . The food and service was excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wait staff very attentive

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great spot to meet for Business - larger booth and back room provided the privacy we needed.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

One of our favorite lunch spots. The menu changes seasonally but retains the favorites.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I thought it was fine, the food was pretty good but nothing extraordinary, definitely expected more in terms of flavor profiles. The lights over the table were far too low and bright making it almost impossible to easily make eye contact with my partner across the table.

Our server was great.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the New Year’s decoration

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Local and easy, great night, staff always friendly.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

No special occasion. Great food and service,

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