Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Farmington

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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse® in Farmington Hills is the first in Michigan. Johnny's is reminiscent of the classic supper clubs of the 1940’s and 1950’s from a mix of two iconic restaurants in Iowa Johnny’s Vets Club and Johnny and Kay’s Restaurant. It blends traditions of the past with the present adding a touch of class and a lot of edge. The sophisticated design of the restaurant is welcoming and warm; the illuminated lighting creates an air of mystique and privacy.

A glowing neon Blue Bar™ invites you to enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list, all of which sets Johnny’s stage presence. If you are looking for a quiet evening out or just a beer at the bar from our 16 taps from domestic and local breweries, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse® is the perfect place for you.
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This will be our new spot! 5 minutes from home and great food!

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G
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time ever and we were blown away not only with the food but the atmosphere and our server. I cannot remember his name but we ate in Farmington. Isaac parry of 2 Friday the 6th 8pm. He was.fun and super versed on menu items. As a.restraunt manager I look for those things. We will be back
Gayle isaac

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T
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.

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DC
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at Johnny's and my husband and I will return. Great service and delicious food. Our waitress was attentive and spunky. I ordered the Smothered Steak, (at her suggestion) and as always I ordered it Medium Well done. Unfortunately this is the only part of the meal that didn't get a 5 star. It was Med. Rare. I hate sending food back, but at $24 I wanted to be able to enjoy it. It did come back a bit better, still a little too pink for me, but I ate at least half as by now I was rather full from the rest of my meal. Without question the waitress came over with the dessert tray and offered a free one because my steak wasn't right from the beginning. Now that's SERVICE!!!!

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PS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant only had 3 tables that had customers and we were the third table. Took a few minutes to be seated, had to try to find the waitress to get menu’s, service was slow and then it took forever to get our food in an empty restaurant! The waitress was friendly but, the experience was disappointing at best and this was just for lunch. I cannot imagine what it’s like for dinner. Do not Recommend!

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We had a party of 7. Our server was great, very accommodating and pleasant. Our food was very disappointing. This is supposed to be a steakhouse but they absolutely do not know how to cook steak. I ordered mine medium, it looked more medium-well to well-done. My dad ordered his steak medium rare, it was medium. Another ordered theirs medium rare, it was medium-well. He sent it back and they cooked another one. Guess what? It was still overcooked the second time, more well done than the first. I sent back my medallions and they cooked a new one. One of the medallion was cooked correctly (medium) but the other one was still overcooked. The creme brulee was overcooked and curdling instead of a smooth texture. The only thing we liked were the appetizers. I had high hopes for this place since it was our first time but we were extremely disappointed. Franchise steakhouses seem to cook steaks better than this place.

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Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time here. The staff was very entertaining and the food was amazing. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and was very clean. The ambiance was classy and fun.

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AR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bruschetta was burned, salad wilted, pasta sauce burned,crepe brûlée was curdled. Service was slow

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around! Highly recommend for a nice family dinner or if you are going to wine and dine a high ticket client.

Great for dates as well I imagine! Loved it. Tough location, need to post signs to find the place but outside of that once you are there it is 5 stars and the steak is 6/5 stars!

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B
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Better than average hotel restaurant - wish it was a busier restaurant - like to see a little more action here. Food is good and menu is good selection of Italian favorites.

Small issues from my POV: both pasta’s that my wife and I had, contained too much sauce. And waiter should have been more familiar with wine list - especially house wines.

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LP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was great. The ambiance was perfect. Amazing dining experience. I will be going back!

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could use a little more light at the tables. Understand the ambiance thing, but kind of hard to read the menus without pulling out the light on my phone.
Everything else was amazing.

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BC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you for the birthday desserts. Service from
Jackie was outstanding. Pleasant atmosphere.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service could be a little more tighter, more attentive.

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TD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was OK, for the price you can find better. Our waiter was great, and nice looking inside.

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JL
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor was gorgeous. The food was wonderful. Had a lovely evening. Thank you.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The cook needs to review the menu. Although the food was tasty. My order was incorrect. They missed several items off my order.

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JF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was average, as was food. It took over 5 minutes before our server approached us, and it was not busy. Not familiar at all with the menu either. Manager came out to apologize for timeliness of food, and seemed really frazzled. I hate to see what it's like when it's busy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, service was good, it was just unfortunate that there was an event going on during my dinner reservation and they were a little under staffed to handle both the event and regular customers simultaneously. But overall, enjoyed the experience. Will be returning, hopefully not during a large banquet event.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited 10 mins for a server to come over. We ordered drinks 15 mins later no drinks. We walked out. Worst experience ever. When we walked out no one was at hostess stand to even know we left

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n
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were really looking forward to going to the restaurant. I can’t give a review of the food because the service was non existent. After sitting at our table for 40 minutes we still had not received any water, bread, hello or even a drink order. We left very disappointed. They better resolve this issue or they won’t last. There were only 3 waitstaff and one bartender on a Saturday night.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointed. Food was mediocre. Staff seemed inexperienced.

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QS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I treated my parents here for their wedding anniversary. When they got home they said it wasn’t the best of anything from the food to the ambiance. My Mother stated that her shrimp was cooked a little too hard to be stuffed and my Father said he has had much better steak. They also stated that it seemed to be a lot of children present for a restaurant that was suppose to be so classy. Plus, they would’ve appreciated being seated closer to each other being that it was just the 2 of them. And they were seated in a gigantic booth that may have seated 6 or more people. So, needless to say I won't be suggesting this place to anyone anytime soon. And I should have listened to my friend when she told me “they are just ok”.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went here for Valentine’s Day. Being that they had open availability, later found out why. Why 20 minutes for a server eventually the host came out and took our drink orders. Still no server, then the manager took over and we were like ok this should be good now. We were wrong yet again. Took forever to get our bread, we got our appetizer which was the best part. We sent our meals back twice due to them being cooked incorrectly. Asked for steak medium first time well done. Second time way under done. Staff and managers are running this place very poorly. We were here for 2.5 hours and actually never ate food. And the two tables around us when we sat down had the same issue. One table even gave us the remaining balance if there 100 dollar gift card to pay our bill. Which we didn’t get to use. We handed it to another couple dealing with the same situation. Unfortunately Valentines dinner was ruined and we will never be back!

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KO
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Had a reservation and waited 20 minutes to be seated.
Didn’t take a drink or appetizer order for another 10 minutes.
The drink I ordered tasted awful so I took it it up to the bar and asked for something different because our waitress never came back.
Dinner took at least 30-40 minutes to come.
It was just over all disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Valentine's day was the first time we had ever been here. We reserved on open table for 8pm. We still had a 30 minute wait. The food was good when we got it. The server was really nice and in her defense, the restaurant was packed and, in my opinion, there were not enough servers, but our meal took about 90 minutes to get. The couple next to us were seated before us and we were done eating before they got their meals. I'm not sure we will go back.

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TL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I made a reservation for my wife and I for Valentines Day. We had never been here before so I thought we would try something new. The staff didn’t seem prepared for us or any other guests when we arrived for our 5:30 reservation. Although we only waited a short time, the food took quite some time to make it out to us and we rarely seen our waiter. Overall the food was good, reasonably priced, and it was not a bad experience, but we probably won’t be going back as there are too many other places that we felt were much better.

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. The place was modern, subdued walls, simple monochrome paintings, large windows, very soft music, and uncrowded, space. Extremely private feeling. Waitress, was genuinely friendly, informed, and kept checking on us (along with a hostess, busboy, and a manager). We felt. like both family and VIPs. I've become less into steak, but my N.Y. Strip, was so tasty, not salty, and chewable. The side pasta, was heavenly (white parm cheese sauce), my wife's petite filet, garlic mashed, and our asparagus, were all great. The bread was also, warm, soft, and had a homemade flavor. The deserts (small chocolate fudge cake with ice-cream and my wife's cream-brule') were quite good. We usually go, to regular restaurants, (with total dining times, under an hour). That hour, is our usual time-attention span limit. This meal, took about 2 1/2 hours, but was a forced relaxation break (which probably became a new experience). One thing (upon reflection); we intend to return and consider Johnny's, our deluxe 'gastronomical and emotional spa').

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a party of six for a birthday celebration. The sampler platter app was good. Salads were good. The chicken parmigiana and veal parmigiana were not very good. The broccolini has a terrible after taste and was cold as were the mashed potatoes. We won’t be back.

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RF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 7, we all enjoyed our food. Staff was very friendly. A good time and value.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenny/Jena, (sorry it's been a few days) She was the best! Our group thought she was very welcoming and attentive.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice it was my husband 's birthday and he loved it

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MK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Moe was very congenial and friendly, made great food recommendations , and spent quality time talking with us. We've already recommended the restaurant to several friends and we'll be back!

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JH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is a quiet gem in Farmington Hills. Not pretentious, but unassumingly quality and value. I have taken several clients there, and have not been disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the experience was good. Food was okay, have had better steak elsewhere. Our server, Danielle, was fantastic!

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VM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was nice but quite distracted.

The food was excellent!

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Las Vegas
52 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The steak was not cooked to order. Well done. Had to be sent back. Everything else was very good.

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HR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food absolutely amazing! Will recommend to everyone.
Will return very soon.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Lunch, all parties enjoyed every aspect and will return.

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BC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service has been impeccable each time we have been to Johnny’s. Food is delicious and atmosphere is appealing and classy.

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