Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Farmington

3.3
158 reviews
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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
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

4th visit always good huge menu very good food a little gem

MB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome service, and the ambience of the restaurant set the perfect tone for our date. #28YearsMarriageStillDating

B
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quiet for a Friday night... busier during week with several nearby motels.
Prices slightly above average for food and too high for drinks.
Service was excellent.

L
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and a wonderful selection from which to choose. The service was fantastic and the prices made it all a good value.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time trying Johnny’s, and we enjoyed it.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The worst customer service ever. I’ve been here before a while back for lunch and thought it would be nice to take my parents and husband out for dinner. No one greeted us at the door. After I went looking for the host, a wait staff apologized and got someone I believed to be the manager. We had reservations that they did not honor. Manager was flustered and put together two uneven tables to accommodate my 5 party reservation. Waited fifteen mins for waitress to come take our drink orders. After waiting for twenty more mins to get our drinks, we realize a larger party that sat long AFTER we did, got their beverages before us. Total waste of our time and almost ruined our father’s day experience. We decided to leave and on the way out, told the manager that we were unhappy and explained the lack of customer service and he couldn’t care less. Didn’t offer to make things right or plan for future accommodations. Never going there again and making sure my friends and family stay clear.

MJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolute disaster for Mother's day. I don't write reviews but this place was an absolute cluster#*&$. They didn't prepare with enough staff and every reservation in the tine I was there (a half hour of waiting) left due to not be seated. I walked through the restaurant and they had plenty of empty unbussed tables full of rotted food from the morning brunch...and this was at 630pm. The manager was avoiding dealing with patrons and left the overstressed greeter to deal with tons of angry patrons. I would never recommend or return

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. Horrible management. Just overall poor

KB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service of my LIFE! Waited for 2hours! Had a reservation!! Waitress left appetizer plates on table during entire meal. Salads were ordered, BUT NEVER CAME!!! I am throughly DISGUSTED!!!👎👎👎😡😡😡😭😭😭

KN
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not staffed appropriately for Mother’s Day . Told running 1/2 hour behind clearly more like an hour . Will never come back to this location again .

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never got to eat anything. Waited almost 2 hours and never got our food.

L
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was totally chaotic in there. It took forever to get our drinks, asked for more bread and never got it, never got our salads, they forgot my husbands meal and mine and my moms were cold! The manager was the only good part of the experience. He apologized which was nice but that didn’t make up for the bad Mother’s Day meal for my mom and he didn’t make us pay. Will never go back. It is a cold looking place for the money they charge.

YJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I believe Mothers Day was overwhelming for staff. Said there were call offs, why should patrons suffer for the restaurants mishap!! Waitress left to tend to a different section without notice! Managers did not seemed phased by customers dissatisfaction......There was no heat on and after several requests it remained freezing cold! Reservations 4:30 PM 5/12. Food arrived 2 hours ++ later and ‘COLD’. Steak undercooked, ravioli salty. Asked for chicken with pasta dish and received the chicken with bones (???????) I’m sure the restaurant had to Comp many dinners. On a day such as Mothers Day, everything should have been almost perfect. Take into consideration that some mothers are no longer amongst the living and thought to visit your establishment for dinner and the ambiance. My mother accompanied me and it was HORRIBLE. Been to your restaurant in the past for an event. Had a wonderful time, the food was excellent! I believe ‘WE’ deserve a recap!!!! What do you think!!!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was off and slow.... But I do take into consider that it was mother

AJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

1st time there will definitely come back very soon.
Glad I made a reservation because it was crowded. Our waitress was great.

RM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was there on Valentine's day and then on Mother's day. Two completely different atmosphere. Had to wait an hour before seating on my 4 o'clock reservation. Management did not arrange the morning brunch timing to accommodate the lunch and dinner crowd. The table meals all came with appetizers and salad at the same time. Cold foods and bad services. The only good part was the bill which management gave a 20% discount.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is Great! Great food! Great drinks! AWESOME Service! Melissa, the hostess, is sweet as can be! Alex is THE BEST!
Give those girls RAISES!

AA
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and our waitress is very courteous and friendly!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Farmington
Responded on May 10, 2019

Hi Alma, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to have you back again in the near future!

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed great food and service. I would go again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Farmington
Responded on May 10, 2019

Hi Daniel. Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to having you back again very soon!

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The ambiance was very nice. Very nice setting. Waitress was nice but waited very long for our food. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and the restaurant was recommended to us. The waitress brought my food out first and my portion size was very skimpy. She later bought my daughter and husbands out. My husbands steak was to his liking but his baked potato wasn’t hot. Just warm. My daughters salmon wasn’t done. I get the impression that maybe the order wasn’t put in or something because we waited really long for her to get her food and the salmon wasn’t done. I feel they rushed it. The restaurant wasn’t crowded. The manager offered us free dessert which was ok but nothing off the bill. I still tipped the waiter nice because she was very apologetic and I could tell she felt bad. I will give the restaurant another chance because I’ve heard good things about it. My food was good just the portion size could have been more.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Farmington
Responded on May 10, 2019

Hi Beverly. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Please allow us to sincerely apologize for any negative aspect of your recent experience. We look forward to having the opportunity to show you much better service in the future.

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C
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The decor is beautiful. The service was really slow, which I couldn’t understand since the restaurant was pretty much empty. I had Snapper Basílico. It was quite bland. The mashed potatoes were very good. Nothing about the experience made it worth going back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Our experience was mediocre. The service was painfully slow. We were not the only ones who noticed, but we weren’t verbal about it like the table next to us. My husband’s Caesar salad was plentiful, my dinner salad was inedible due to some unknown spice in their dressing. I ordered chicken picatta and a baked potato. I was served one tiny breast which was covered in capers. The salt level was pretty high despite pushing the capers to the side. And, I was expecting a different preparation. I also ordered brocollini which was drenched and floating in garlic butter. The service never got better. One and done here

G
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is a great restaurant in a great location. I love it's connected to a hotel. The buffet we attended Easter was quite good. The prime rib was awesome. It would have been much better with an omelet station, however.

SC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

The food and service was excellent.

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!!!!

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!

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.

OT
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.

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

PP
Detroit
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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Service could be a little more tighter, more attentive.

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.

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.

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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