Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek

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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse — West Des Moines is located in the heart of the West Glen and Jordan Creek shopping districts and is the perfect place for business or pleasure dining. Johnny’s offers a wide array of entrées including signature dishes like Steak DeBurgo, Veal Sinatra, and Chanel No. 5. Enjoy your favorite martini or relax with a glass of wine at the Blue Bar. Whether it’s a cozy dinner for two or an event for several hundred, Johnny’s has what it takes to make it memorable.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

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NI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good! Service was great! Ordered chef Andy's cavatappi and it was delicious. My guests ordered the filet and they said it was cooked perfectly.

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Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was incredible. She made our visit outstanding.

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Dennis thank you for the 5-stars and recommendation. I am so happy to hear your server helped make it a great experience. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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JA
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Service, food and value very good.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fantastic as always. D our waitress, Fran, was funny, kind and very attentive!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on April 5, 2019

John - thank you for the 5-star review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything and that Fran provided great service. I will share your compliments with her. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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

We had reservations and our table was ready in our time slot. My steak was cooked to perfection and the lobster bisque was awesome. I would highly recommend it. The service was outstanding. We will be back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hello, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was very good, as was the service. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and very pleasant and professional. If we have a criticism, we found it inappropriate for someone to be cleaning ceiling light fixtures at the beginning of the dinner hour. It did not effect us directly, as it was somewhat across the room, but it appeared to be over one of the booths. We would not have appreciated that and it just did not look good to be doing while food was being served. Your normal ambiance was taken down a notch. With that said, overall, we were very pleased and will return.
Casey Corrie

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on April 5, 2019

Casey thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am happy to hear your meal experience was pleasant but I could not agree more about the cleaning of the ceiling lights. That should not have been done during dinner hours. We have plenty of down time for that to be completed. I have shared with management to ensure it does not happen again. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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JH
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the booth & setting, food was delicious, & service was great. Especially loved the salad w/shaved cheese w/bottomless salads & those mashed potatoes are AMAZING!

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Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you for your amazing review Jim! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and received excellent service, we do hope to dine with you again soon!

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

It was noisy, the food was awful and it was expensive for being poor quality. Really disappointing. Would not go back and certainly wouldn’t recommend it. The only positive was the server. She was attentive and pleasant.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Yes but not this location. It is so dark in this restaurant you have to use your phone to see the menu.

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Michael - thank you for your review. I have shared your review with management. I definitely think it is worth looking into. I do hope you will dine with us again.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The calamari was great! The salmon was over cooked, very dry and no flavor and the lobster Mac lacked flavor and cheese. The server ,Thadius, was beyond amazing. Very attentive, on the spot with drink refills and offerings. Cleared plates in a timely manner! The lighting was extremely dark when we arrived at 5:30, could hardly read the menu.

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. I have shared your review with the culinary team to use as a learning opportunity and make the necessary adjustments. I will share your compliments with Thadius. As for the lightening I have shared with management. I think it is worth looking into. Thank you again for your very valuable feedback. I do hope you will dine with us again.

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

Service and food were both outstanding

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you for providing us with your rating, we hope to see you again soon!

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

Food and service was great. However, the hostess staff left a lot to be desired. They never even said hello when we walked in and just kind of waited for us to speak. They never acknowledged us when we left either. Train your hostess staff like you do your wait staff!

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for your review. While I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals I am very disappointed to hear about our hosts. I have shared this review with management as this is not acceptable. I appreciate you letting us know so we can make the change. I do hope you will dine with us again soon!

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was absolutely wonderful and very attentive. Food was perfectly prepared including the filet I had. I highly recommend this restaurant to all including budget friendly folks.

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi Corynn - thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation. We appreciate the support and hope to dine with you again soon!

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RG
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy on a snowy Sat night but the 2 of us were seated promptly per our reservations. Good service, attentive waiter. My steak de bergo was very good. My husband’s fillet was over-cooked for his “medium-rare” order and not very tender. We felt the steaks were a bit overpriced for the quality. Nice to have focaccia bread included with our meal. Salad was good (could you please provide small salad bowls instead of small flat salad plates?) Drinks were very good, a little pricey. All in all it was a good meal and we will go back.. maybe try something else on the menu next time.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate all of your feedback. I shared your comments with restaurant management. Next time, please let the server know if your food is not prepared properly. we want to make sure you get exactly what you ordered. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinning experience, but found the dinning room a bit drafty and cold.
The food was amazing and the wait staff was very good, accommodating and knowledgeable.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi Cody - thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and service. I will share your comments in regards to the room being drafty with restaurant management. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with friends. Great food & service

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

THE FOOD WAS GREAT, THE ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT. THE DRINKS WERE VERY WEAK AND EXPENSIVE. SENT ONE BACK, TASTED LIKE MIX ONLY. SERVICE WAS VERY SLOW. OVERALL, WE LOVED THE RESTAURANT.

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi April - I am happy to hear you enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere but apologies for the slow service. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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BM
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was for 7:30 and did not get seated until 7:50. Waitress kept little steaming to our conversation and inserting her opinion when she was around. Always had empty water glasses, she was very slow. Not a good waitress. Needs more training.

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ZZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Reservation for 7:30 PM. Seated 8:10 PM. Waitress didn't show up to table until 8:30 PM. Service was terrible. Waitress just kept saying "for sure, for sure" in a ghetto tone everytime I asked for something. Had to ask to refill my drink everytime. When clearing plates, the waitress spilled utensils on my wife. Ordered the zucchini fries, filet mignon, the heart of italy trio (chicken parmesan, fettuccine, top sirloin), and molten lava cake dessert. Both entrees were sub par and the top sirloin was tough. Their steaks were definitely not worth the cost. Then comes the fat bill at the end. I add a tip (even though it was the worst service I've ever had) and sign the check. Two days later I see my credit card transactions and see I was charged $10 more than it should have been. I call the manager and the day after he finds the signed receipt and informs me that number written in the tip amount is not what I was saying it was. The waitress added a 1 in front of the tip amount. She tampered with the receipt. Manager doesn't even apologize for the waitress doing that. Only says he can refund the $10, which I have yet to see. Do NOT go here. It was literally the worst date night I could have asked for.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

This was not the first time I have been to this Johnny’s location, but it was the first time I was extremely disappointed with my experience. We were seated at a booth/table combo and were ready to for a great night of food and drinks to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The lighting was so dark it was nearly impossible to read the menu. We had to use our phones as flashlights in order to figure out what we wanted to eat. Once we had ordered our food and received our drinks we found ourselves unable to hear eachother from about 2 feet from eachother. The music was unnecessarily loud and ruined the intimate atmosphere that they were going for. The night wasn’t a complete loss... our waitress was great. She was there when we needed her and gone when we didn’t. May be a while before we try Johnny’s again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi Connor - thank you for taking the time to write your review. I send my sincerst apologies for not being able to give you the Valentine's Day evening you were hoping for. I have shared all of your feedback with restaurant management. I do hope you will give us another try soon. Thank you!

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

Despite making a reservation in advance, I was given the table next to the kitchen. The restaurant had a great atmosphere which is completely destroyed when you can see straight into the kitchen. Being an Italian restaurant, I figured that my daughter was getting homemade mac n cheese when she ordered from the children's menu. We were both incredibly disappointed when they brought Kraft mac and cheese to the table. She refused to eat it. I ordered the parmesan crusted sirloin with stuffed shrimp. I ordered the steak medium clearly stating that I wanted it bright pink in the center. They remade it twice, and it was well done each time, not to mention the meat was tough. The manager offered to try a fourth time, but I declined as I was tired of waiting. Our server was sweet, but she never refilled our water glasses. I had to beg another server to bring us more water. Despite the mistakes with my meal, I still was given a check with no compensation! I reminded the manager that the kitchen messed up my order 3 times. He told me that he didn't discount my check, because he was under the impression that I'd eaten the whole steak. In fact, I hadn't finished it, but even if I had, I should receive compensation for the fact that after 3 attempts, the kitchen still couldn't get it right! Worst birthday dinner I've ever had... The quality of the food isn't nearly as high as the price of it.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Johnny's food and ambience and will continue to go back.

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Responded on February 5, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a little pricey but overall very good experience. Food was good and service excellent

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Responded on February 5, 2019

Hi Mike I am happy to hear you enjoyed your food and received great service. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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JA
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always. However, anytime the outside temperature is below 50 degrees it is cold and drafty in the restaurant, even when sitting in the back. They really need to turn the temperature up. When dining their recently, people were actually wearing coats eating dinner!!!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on February 5, 2019

Hi - thank you for the review. I am happy you always receive good food and service but I will be sure and address the restaurant temps with management. We appreciate the feedback. Thank you again!

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BR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Had terrific food. The medallions were amazing as well as the Italian stuffed mushrooms appetizers.
For whatever reason tho it took forever to get drinks each time we ordered them.

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Responded on February 5, 2019

Hi Branson - thank you for the review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the food but apologies for the long wait for the drinks. I have shared with management to use as a training opportunity. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was friendly. The food was delicious. There was not a long wait for the food. The choices were good. Unfortunately, they didn't have carrot cake. I thought I had remembered carrot cake from dining there in the past.

The atmosphere was good, and it was quiet enough to have a serious conversation. It would be a nice place to bring a date or someone you were trying to impress.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Jordan Creek
Responded on February 5, 2019

Hi Tom - thank you for 5-star review and recommendation. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and the server was friendly. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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

We go to Johnny's every year for our anniversary and special occasions in between. Never a disappointing meal and service is top notch. The filet mignon is my favorite.

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Responded on February 5, 2019

Hi Barb thank you for the wonderful review and support. Filet is a wonderful choice. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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

We have been to Johnny’s many times and they never disappoint. The food is amazing and we love the atmosphere. I’m always telling others that they need to try it. I especially love their seared scallops, and Filet Oscar. We’ll be back!

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Responded on February 5, 2019

Hi Alicia - thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!

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W
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

After we were seated and our waitress returned with our drink order, our table was clear except for an almost empty Parmesan cheese bowl. I asked the waitress for napkins at least and with a bewildering look, handed me three or four cocktail napkins are use for coasters. After our appetizers were delivered I had to again as for napkins and silverware to eat with. My lobster tail was in edible. Never saw our waitress in till I found her to ask for our check which she did bring and I don’t know whose it was but it was $30 more than what it should’ve been. When she returned a second time it still was not correct. Thank goodness another waiter heard my wife and I discussing our problems in step down along with the manager help us try and correct it. We will never return nor recommend.

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C
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve!!!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for NYE!

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DP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Six of us were there for new year's eve. We were put in a side room that lprobably was a conference room. No ambiance at all. No one was happy with their food. All the prices are higher than other places so you expect better food but wasn't. As an example, I had Salmon and it was over cooked and very small serving size. My baked potato was cold and could not even melt butter. Extremely disappointed with everything.

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WD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very frustrating experience. Made a reservation a month in advance for a group of 12. Called two days prior to confirm, was assured all was set. Arrived 15 minutes early that evening, and was told by hostess table was being set up. We stood in the bar area to wait, as the remainder of our party arrived. Checked in after 25 minutes with hostess, and manager standing with her said again table was being set up. After 45 minutes of waiting (and people in my group complaining), I went to find the manager. This time he said “We are just putting menus on the table.” Great. A 45-minute wait when you make a reservation? Ridiculous.
Food so-so, nothing special. Wouldn’t recommend.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always very good food we have never had anything we didn't like and of coarse very good service. We got reservations 2 hours before we actually arrived on New Year's Eve when every where else was booked full.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

With an early 5:30 PM reservation, made well in advance of New Year's Eve, and dressed for an evening out, we were offered a booth right beside the swinging kitchen door. With open tables in sight (we were a party of two and seated at in a large booth), we were denied our immediate request for something away from this loud kitchen entrance. "Nothing could be done." My view for the evening was a stack of floor sweepers near the kitchen door, thus the poor ambiance rating. The food was very good--we expected that. We've dined here before, but I am not eager to return.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner. Food was good. We had steaks. Need a better selection of vegetable side dishes. I don't believe that onions and red peppers are what I would call an appetizing side.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was great and attentive. She was friendly, made sure we had what we needed, refilled drinks when needed but wasn’t overbearing. I didn’t like the garlic mashed potatoes and they were luke warm when they came out (she didn’t ask why they looked untouched and I normally would have complained but I was stuffed anyways). The only big negative was that we were sitting in an area that had a cold breeze. It was freezing outside and it was freezing inside (my nose was red & cold by the time we left- when we came sat down it wasn’t red or cold). I ate my dinner with my coat on and even my husband was cold. I noticed others in the restaurant also kept their coats on. If you are a person that gets cold easily, you might want to bring an extra layer because you will freeze. Overall, we will be back because our meals were prepared perfectly.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time there and I’ll be back. Excellent in every way!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Christmas eve

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