The food was delicious. The service was fantastic. The smells were mouthwatering. It's not a cheap meal, but you get what you pay for. High-end steak dinner in a comfortable, casual environment. I'll certainly be back!
Hadn’t been to Little Zagreb’s in years and it didn’t disappoint. Exactly how I remembered, you get the best bang for your buck with a delicious steak in an atmosphere that doesn’t try too hard. Great music, great wine selection and great food. The staff was friendly and very attentive and the food was cooked perfectly.
I have a tradition of spending a weekend in March in Bloomington. And, while I have tried a number of local restaurants, I tend to return to my favorite spot, Little Zagreb. The reasons are simple: reliable service, quality food, and a mellow environment with little pretense. This weekend's meal was no exception. The host was the same young man that I have seen there for a number of years. (Does he age? I think not.) Our server Sage was a delight. Friendly and present, without being intrusive. The busser noticed that I was drinking water like a fish and replaced my small glass with a large one, to make it easier on both of us.
My dining partner and I ordered a meatball app (spicy and delicious...and we couldn't finish it all, even though it was only a half order) and sauteed mushrooms (amazing! likely a very simple recipe, but always delicious). We then departed from our norm of ordering ourselves individual steaks, which we typically try hard to finish. Instead, we ordered one 20 oz. ribeye, medium rare, that we split for $7 extra, giving us each a salad and a baked potato. This was a perfect decision. We had plenty of food, with nothing left over. The ribeyes were succulent, grilled exactly to a nice pink, medium rare. My friend had beer. I had one of the house red selections.
We did not feel rushed, yet were done in just over an hour. Very satisfied and happy customers were we.
Get the meatballs, cavatappi, and salad
Best steaks in town, with friendly and competent wait staff. Quick preparation time.
We typically dine once or twice a year to celebrate birthdays. Food is always great although this visit the steak seemed a bit salty. Love sitting close to the grill and watching the grillmasters at work. Wait staff are always hopping attending multiple tables but never felt abandoned. My water glass was never empty which is very important to me!
I love Janko's Little Zagreb, but this was not our best experience. Mushroom soup was watery, not up to there standard. My baked potato was not fully cooked, they had a pile of them setting out or on plates way before steaks made it there and wasn't particularly hot and one steak, Boneless New York strip was way undercook, had to be sent back. And my side of mushrooms were practically burnt on one side, where they had not been stirred in the pot. We make this an annual event for my birthday, coming in from Indy, meeting family from Bedford, while good, was not up to your usual standard.
We have ate here several times and never disappointed! The food is amazing and the service is great! I had shrimp cocktail, which are huge, 7 oz filet mignon cooked medium rare, baked potato. I made a note when I made the reservation we were celebrating 2 birthdays, at the end of the meal they brought them each a slice of cheesecake with a candle. It was melt in your mouth amazing. The service was spot on.
For starters , you are always kindly greeted no matter how crazy it is there. You are seated and water and bread and butter arrive quickly.
Yesterday’s service was spectacular and the Ribeye was the best since the last time I ate there. I eat Ribeyes many different places and it is THE BEST HERE !!!!
In Bloomington for all day meetings but I must stop here rather than Return to Indy.
Prefect for low carb dieter too!!!
Food was delicious as usual. Great service.
After a long day driving back from Lafayette, it was the perfect way to end a not so stellar day. Just what we needed. Food, as usual, was awesome...love the grilled tuna. Shrimp cocktail made me think of St Elmo's....they also have a great
The service was FAST, the steak was out of this world delicious and cooked to perfection!
My new favorite steak joint! Loved the open seating family feel and service was outstanding. Excellent prime rib and ribeye. And scholars inn rolls delicious.
Our first time at Janko’s and definitely won’t be the last. The service was on point- not annoyingly attentive, but our drinks never ran out, and they made sure we were happy with everything we had. The food quality was amazing! My husband compared the quality of the food to Ruth Chris but with a much more casual atmosphere. I had a 7 oz filet, and it was cooked perfectly. The seasoning was exceptional as well. We found our new go to for a relaxed date night!
It doesn't matter what you go here for. The place is AWESOME!! The food is fantastic, the beer is cold, the service is superb. Little pricey but, I don't have a problem with that if everything else is this grand. Thanks for a fantastic meal and see you again soon.
Great food and great service!
The steaks were cooked perfectly and the food was served promptly. Our server was courteous and attentive even though the restaurant was packed and she was serving many tables.
THE FOOD WAS AWESOME ! IT WAS MY GIRL FRIENDS FIRST TIME AND SHE WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE SERVICE AND THE FOOD . THE WAITRESS STAFF IS BEYOND COMPARE . THE BEST EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD IN A VERY LONG TIME . HUH, LIKE SINCE THE LAST TIME I WAS AT JANKO'S LITTLE ZAGREB LOL. I HAVEN'T BEEN BACK FOR OVER 10 YEARS CAUSE OF MY SCHEDULE , BUT WITH OUR NEW CAMPER AND NOW THAT WE ARE CAMPING ALONG LAKE MONROE WE WILL BE COMING IN WAY MORE OFTEN !
Best steak in Bloomington. Period. We took a group of guys there for a Bashlor party and for all thoroughly pleased with the steak and wine that we had.
Janko's is always perfect. I've had steaks all over the US and beyond and have yet to find a better steak. If you're worried about the pricing, you absolutely get what you pay for. Service was punctual, friendly, and appropriate (not overbearing). The atmosphere is simple and relaxed, which is fitting for the dining itself. The food doesn't hide behind fancy plating or other diversions. Once you have a taste, you wouldn't care if it were being served on the curb outside, you'd still eat it because the steaks here are just that good the way that they are. On this occasion, the restaurant was exceptionally busy with, what I could only guess to be, a desperate housewives convention of sorts. Despite these customers who were constantly getting up to bother any staff they could find to ask for some sort of special aid, the staff was still able to compensate. I will mention that we had a reservation at 8 and we were not seated until just past 8:20, but, in the future, I would check-in with the host a little earlier than the reservation time on such a busy night. Also, I believe this was only due to the level of self-centeredness of the particular crowd that evening and the requirement by the staff to try to best accommodate every customer. All in all, Janko's is a pure 10/10.
Fantastic steak. I ordered mushroom soup instead of salad. Did not disappoint. Waitstaff was very attentive, did not rush, but quick service. Steak prepared to perfection with great flavor. My husband always wants steak sauce, but did not need with this steak, so delicious. We will be back.
Came to Bloomington for Moms weekend. This is a favorite spot so happy to be able to dine at Zagreb’s. I ordered mixed veggies with my filet instead of baked potato. Will NEVER do that again. Come on Zagreb’s, for $35 for a petite filet, you can do better than a bag of frozen mixed vegetables! Tasteless and soggy!! Rest of meal was great, but need to re-think this option for customers who want something green with their steak.
Great place, great steak a must every time we are in Bloomington.
Great as usual even for a Friday evening during Lent. Service was excellent.
everything was very good, food was good, wine was good and the bread was fantastic! My only complaint was the host. not welcoming at all. our reservation had been for 11 people but we only wound up having 9 so when i notified him, he barely acknowledged. we had a reservation and still had to wait about 30 minutes, which was not a problem, but i asked him if they had coffee for someone else in our party, he abruptly told me no and barely made eye contact. funny thing is we could see the coffee makers from the lobby so i asked a server who very politely and quickly served a cup of coffee. other than that, the entire experience was delightful and I would definitely go back as well recommend to others. need some host customer service training though.
We got the sirloin for 2 and it was HUGE! Great steak! The options for sides is limited so that turned my husband off since he doesn’t care for baked potatoes or broccoli. It’s a staple in Bloomington that everyone needs to experience. Not super classy but fun!
Great experience! Took my Wife for a belated Valentines Day celebration. Just the phenomenal way they turn tables and follow up at your table is amazing to see. Food was excellent and prices were good. Definitely recommend!!!!!
I've been a fan of Janko's since the early 80's. We traveled from (North) Indianapolis and felt it was worth the drive. Be sure to make reservations!
Janko's never disappoints. I love the atmosphere and the food is great. They just do it right.
Worst steak dinner ever had . Steak was not cooked as ordered waitress took back to cook who cooked till it was charded black , waitress brings back to table drops steak off and says be back to check on you never seen again till ask for box to take meat home for my dog. Salad was nothing but a bowl of lettuce, to me a salad is lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, croutons ,cheese, amongst other vegatables. The rolls where cold in the middle and butter was so hard was not spreadable at all. So then we have are coats on waiting on are check and she comes and ask are you planning on dessert, do you not obviously see us sitting with our coats on waiting to go. O think she was more worried about the bigger party behind us thinking she was getting a bigger tip. Diffenity will not every step foot in over priced ridiculous place again. Roadhouse much better.
Great food! Meal was perfect and the vegetarian options are great too!
Our first time won’t be our last. The place was poppin so it was a little overcrowded. The place just isn’t big enough for a party or two to wait. We be back
This was my second time dining here with family and friends and while the steak flavor was good (not great) I feel it is over rated and over priced. I have had my share of steak dining experiences and for the price this just doesn't compare. The 7oz. filet was more like a 4oz. sirloin. The NY Strip was more in line with its description and again flavor was ok. I may or may not give it another try. Positive note: Waitress was on her game and service was VERY good. The spicy meatballs weren't bad either.
Went for great steaks. Crowded. Felt rushed. Excellent steak.
Enjoyed the food the service was excellent and the price was very reasonable
They are very unorganized seating their guests. They had a very large party and they were standing in our way bumping into us. Our table was ready and empty for 40 minutes before they sat us. They should of sat us first and then focus on the large party. It was just awful.
Good steaks as always. We were there for a valentine’s dinner for 4 and they were PACKED. Waiting out the door. In for reservations at 7:00. Arrived at 6:45 and seated at 720-25. The server team was pleasant and humping it. Glasses full, always. Felt like they overbooked somewhat because it’s tough to relax in a room where speed and need to turn tables is a priority. Ate a very fast, pretty expensive meal, then out in 40 minutes or so. Definitely not a quiet date night, but was good.
Went here for my first time in Valentine’s Day. I expected it to be wonderful given the reviews I’ve heard but it fell flat for me. The salad was just lettuce and cheese and the sirloin was fatty and over cooked (ordered medium well came out well done). The bread and baked potato were ok. For a $60 bill I was highly disappointed.
Great steak - among the best!!