Johnny's - Schenectady
Appetizers: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Fabulous food and fabulous service. We had everything from drinks & appetizers to main plates, desserts and espresso. Everything was delicious and our waitress was wonderful. We won't hesitate to return.
Always feel right at home - our service was outstanding and the food terrific.
We even ordered take out from there the next day when one of our kids ate the leftovers.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Arrived a few minutes early; sat at bar and had a drink. Jen, the bartender was great. As always the food was excellent and the service terrific.
Excellent service and food!
Per usual, Johnny’s did not disappoint! Our daughter attended Union College in Schenectady and that’s how we were introduced to this yummy restaurant five years ago! Every time we went to visit her (we live in Massachusetts), we made sure we made reservations here because we loved it so much! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, extensive, authentic Italian menu (like grandma’s home-cooking) and huge portions....get your doggie bags ready!! Don’t let this restaurant pass you by....you need to go....once is all it’ll take and you’ll be hooked!!
Service very prompt almost too fast. In and out in only 60 minutes.
The place is noisy and energetic, but we ate there before going to the theater. It was packed. I imagine it would be quieter on an off-theater night. The service was efficient, attentive, and friendly. The food was great! I highly recommend Johnny's. However, definitely make a reservation. For a theater night, reserve well in advance.
Food was outstanding - homemade pasta and bread! Chopped antipasto salad was delicious! Nice atmosphere. Very convenient place to dine before a show at Proctor's! Table for two was a little too small and can't accomodate your meal, salad, bread, and drinks - very cramped! If you are a party of two, I would suggest asking for a larger table.
We took two friends as a "thank you" for a favor. While the food was very good as usual, we felt the cost of the meals without a salad was quite pricey. Also a surprise that there was an extra charge for blue cheese crumbles on the salad.
I booked a reservartion through open table three weeks prior to the date. I could only get 7pm reservation. When I got to the restaurant, the hostess said we were down for 730. I told her that was incorrect and she should recheck. She said she would do what she could but it would most likely be 730. WHY then, did I make a reservation for 7pm if I was listed for 730 at the restaurant? I went back and showed her my confirmed 7pm reservation on my email and indicated she should seat us by 7pm. Miraculously, she found us a table and sat us.
I love your restaurant and took the time (3 weeks) to be sure to get a reservation at a time that was convenient for my plans. But apparently, that is not how it works at your restaurant. I am not sure I want to go through that experience again. I do not like eating a big dinner past 7 which is why I booked a reservation for the time I wanted. I am not a miserable snotty person and felt it ruined my evening. Will think alot before booking again.
We loved our appetizers: I got Greens and Beans and he got Calimari. Our seafood entrees we thought were too plain. Mine had way too many potatoes and like 3 or 4 green beans and a nice piece of haddock. I'm a pescatarian so I wanted veggies. Maybe I should have told the waitress when I ordered the dish. I will take some responsibility for that. I realize people throw their veggies out, so that might be why the green beans were a garnish.
The food and service were great! We had reservations and were seated right away, no waiting. Our drinks and food were served in a timely manner as well.
Clams casino is terrible, so was the tiramisu. Dropped $120 with tip on dinner and we didn’t have drinks, I’m not going back, ever. It was my fiancé’s birthday, we’re going out again elsewhere this weekend.
The food was excellent, the service was awesome. I'll definitely go back again !
Food was delicious. A bit disappointed—our waitress specifically mentioned my birthday as she inquired about dessert. Given that, so I didn’t order dessert thinking that, like most other restaurants, a birthday dessert would arrive. One never did. Had I known I would have ordered.
While everyone was friendly and trying to provide speedy service, too many mistakes were made. The waitress forgot my drink and tried to take away a mixed drink before finished. The bus boy then thought the mixed drink was water so filled the rest of the mixed drink with water. Good was taken away before finished and the homemade waste was overcooked and mooshy for all three meals at our table. We were excited to finally get a reservation since we had heard great things but were sadly disappointed. Maybe it was just a bad night.
Johnny’s everything about it is great!
Alyssa H was a terrific waitress helpful and attentive. :)
Arrived early for dinner and sat at the bar. Service was great, house wines were surprising and pretty good, as well as their other drinks. Were seated right at the time of our reservation. Dinner came out pretty fast. The home made pasta was amazing, definitely have to try that with any dish. Will be headed back again very soon.
We chose Johnny's for our family "pre Christmas" dinner. We had a great table near the back of the restaurant. It was warm and cozy. Food and service was, as always, excellent! We will make this our annual family get together.
Johnny's is a nice spot across from Proctor's, a great location for dinner before a show. Unlike the experience of a few other reviewers, our service was quite good. Despite a nearly full house, we were seated promptly and our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. My wife's pasta and shrimp special was well prepared and tasty. My veal marsala was disappointing. The meat was OK with the exception of some gristle in one piece. The sauce was bland brown gravy with a few mushrooms but not a hint of marsala wine.
My experience here was not a pleasant one. I had a reservation for 3 at a hightop table at 7:30 on Saturday night which had been confirmed hours before arriving. I looked forward to this evening for over a week. The chunky hostess wearing the hideous black lipstick was not very pleasant, in fact, she became quite rude after I called her out on giving my table away to a couple who arrived 20 minutes after us with no reservation as we continued to wait. She then stuck us at a table in the overly crowded extremely loud bar area with quite an attitude. That particular table was empty the entire time we waited for our reservation which did not make us very happy. We couldnt sit in the dining area like all the other folks who came in after us WITHOUT a reservation? We waited another 20 minutes before I finally got up from the table to find a waitress to serve us being no one seemed to care we were sitting there, after all, it was the bar area. Our waitress was pleasant but never brought my husband's beer until I asked another server to check on it after waiting 15 minutes for her to return. I ordered a seltzer water with cranberry but she brought me a plain seltzer water with lime. Surprisingly our food was delicious which was a good thing and she got that right. After we paid and left at 9:00, it had been snowing and as we were walking out directly out front of the restaurant, no one had salted or shoveled the area and my 6 foot 250 pound husband slipped and lost his footing and fell hard, twisting his entire body. A man from Proctors ran across the street to assist after witnessing the fall. I contacted the Mayors office when I arrived back home and received a call back from their legal department today. I'm extremely disappointed with our visit there and will not come back nor will I recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and family.
Food and service were fabulous! I can't wait to go back.
Phenomenal place. Best calamari appetizer we've ever had. Great menu choices, wide range of wines to choose from and wonderful desserts. Can't wait to go again!
Our server was outstanding but when we arrive for our 5pm reservation we had to wait. The lady greeting us at the door was just starting to setup what tables each wait staff would cover, we ended up waiting with 5 other couples and a 6th ended up leaving. This was a little annoying since it should have been done before paying customers began to arrive
Friendly and upbeat environment. Great food! Will definitely be choosing this restaurant for future visits.
Wow! My son attends Union College and we stopped at Johnny's during family weekend for dinner on Friday night. It was amazing. Great food, great service, and the Italian nachos were to die for! Definitely recommend to anyone in the area looking for a good place to dine.
I brought my wife there for her birthday to try someplace new and spoken of well by others. Ambiance was very urban but pleasant. Waiter was bubbly and friendly. Food was excellent. Free Birthday Cake was a treat and delicious.
Will come back someday!
Great tasting food and the wait staff was very friendly without being intrusive. Semi-quiet atmosphere inside and a good band outside. Right in the middle of it for Schenectady. convenient to get to and worth the trip.
We were taking our son on an overnight college visit and wanted to find a good restaurant for dinner. Johnny's was amazing. Their rice balls are off the charts!
Whenever I am in Schenectady on business I go to Johnny's for dinner. Excellent service and quality of food preparation. I highly recommend Johnny's for your next dinner out.
Enjoyed our evening at Johnny's. The fried calamari was one of the best I've ever had. All the pasta is made fresh on the premises. The service was great. Definitely make a reservation or you'll have to wait! Will be going back again for sure.
Chicken marsala ok, not real marsala
Chocolate bomb cake-run of the mill chocolate cake.
10 year old didn't like his dinner and they exchanged it with no charge excellent
Ordered Stoli on the rocks and got charged $2 extra for "Rocks"...really?
Service was good when the waitress was there. Had to ask for her several times.
Johnny's never disappoints! Had a special request they fulfilled without blinking an eye! Can be noisy, but otherwise a great spot!
Food and service were great. The only downside was the music on the outdoor patio, which was loud enough that it was hard to hear the person across the table speaking. We will definitely return.
Food was very very good!
It was crowded, therefore the background noise level was very high. This made it hard to hear the waitress and my husband from across the table.
Overall quite good. Calamari app was too salty though and hubby's steak was overcooked. A little pricey but good.
Never disappointed. We do wish there was at least one non dairy options for dessert aside from fruit though.
The food was good but the service was very strange and slow. We would ike to go back on a better night and not be seated in the bar area where it was harder to be noticed by the servers.
Dishes were different when we last dined but still enjoyable.
Home made Pasta, great service reasonably priced