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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.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Seafood, Comfort Food, Café
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am,
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 4:30-9pm
between Northern Parkway & Coldspring Lane
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Baltimore City MTA Bus #61
Banquet, Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Whiskey Wednesday is every Wednesday offering half off all whiskey and whiskey cocktails.
Johnny's - Roland Park Ratings and Reviews
We arrived for Sunday brunch to hard metal rock music so loud that it was difficult to converse. Fortunately our waitress was able to get the manager to turn the volume down. Our drinks were ok followed by and excellent butternut squash soup and outstanding chanterelles on toast. We ordered Cuban sandwiches as our entree. Not described with pulled pork, that's nevertheless what was on it with bacon. Nowhere like the authentic Cuban I recently had in Tampa. The item needs to be revamped or taken off the menu.
For $90 including tip, this is a poor value.
Although we liked the food very much as well as the atmosphere, the service was so awful that it put a damper on our experience. Every time we needed a waiter it took forever… to take our drink order, to bring one of our appetizer while the rest of us got our appetizers, To bring our check at the end of the meal. Our reservation was for 715 and we didn’t get our final bill until 10 o’clock. It was very disappointing. Also, the music was too loud to be able to have a conversation. However, the waitress did arrange to have the music volume lowered at our request.
Expensive for what you get but the food was good. Cold crab bisque which was great when heated. Hanger steak my son said it was good and the best carrots he ever had. Husband had a grill cheese he said it was good. I had the salad with shrimp on the side. For a place that touts itself as a maryland seafood place the 4 little shrimp were mediocre . The salad was tasty with poppy seed dressing was yummy. Had three cookies for dessert buckwheat choc chip and mocha choc chip- STALE shouldn't have been served. Two margaritas- good.
The food was average at best and the service slow and poor. That being said I was a male dining alone which usually results in less than good service. Of all the Foreman-Wolf restaurants I have visited this is by far the least favorite. I had a gift certificate which somewhat offset the disappointing evening. This is NOT a destination restaurant.
I have been dining at Johnny's since their opening. But I must shout out to all of Baltimore that when my friend and I lunched at JOHNNY'S the other day, there is only one word that I can use to describe our food - SUPERB! I cannot wait to return. It was one of the best dining/luncheon experiences we both could remember. Kudos to JOHNNY'S and their beyond excellent CHEF.
Mixed bag- crab bisque and cobb salad were good. Crab cake ($25) was really bad - lots off filler and poorly seasoned. Roasted vegetable plate ($18) was a small mound of vegetables swimming in oil. We would have complained but we were at a family reunion and didn't want to make a fuss.
The butternut squash soup was outstanding. My friend and I ordered the chef salad, which was very good, but spoiled by the fact that the only dressings you can get are vinaigrettes. Neither was particularly good.
We'll go back, but unless they change the salad dressing options we won't order that again.
First the bad; The parking availability is very poor. Too few spaces had to circle block and lot for 10 minutes to find space.
Multiple rooms and for some reason I am usually seated in room all the way in back. It feels like being in Siberia although it is relatively quiet.
Good news; the new menu is an improvement. Clam& ham toast excellent. Hamburger good. Crab puffs different (and pretty good)
I’ll be back- keep improving.
My first visit and what a nice surprise...great semi-underground interesting design, nice large tables with spacious seating. Love the stone walls. An eclectic menu with something for everyone. I had the crab bisque/crab salad and cornmeal fried oysters - both excellent. I also enjoyed the creamy mac and cheese as a side. My friend had the short rib sandwich - she said it was very good. The open kitchen is fun to watch. Only suggestion - had hoped for more seafood dishes to choose from since the concept of this restaurant is suppose to be based on the love of seafood. I enjoy all the Foreman/Wolf restaurants - and this one is now an additional treat!
We have eaten at Johnny's at various times since 2014, when we moved to Baltimore. We were never impressed and sought out other restaurants. Knowing that there was a new chef, our party of four dined at Johnny's pre-theater this past Saturday evening and each of us had a very good experience. The food was very good; and the service was spot-on.
It was a convenient location on our way downtown. It started well, but left me cold. My disappointment was that the crab cake was more like a crab cake you would get in Ohio, not from the cradle of crab cuisine or from such renowned local chefs. It was devoid of jumbo lump, looked like a hockey puck, appeared to have added red peppers (a no-no with authentic cakes) and largely tasteless... so I imagine it had been frozen. Sorry if the true hurts. Please do better, Johnny.
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