Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria

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64 reviews
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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse — East Peoria has a timeless, classic vibe wrapped in a sleek metropolitan style with elegant overtones. The wrap-around, elevated Blue Bar has an energy all its own and adds a beautiful vantage point to take in the entire restaurant. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list.
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WR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed. The shrimp and lobster were inedible in both our meals. Manager said "it's that time of year...the seafood gets funky". They traded out one meal but still charged us for the new one. We were offered one free dessert. Will not be going back.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ave eaten there many times. Coulton is an excellent waiter, food was good, was quiet on the Monday evening. Our only disappointment was that my sister had a hard time cutting her sirloin steak, might want to have sharper knives for this type of steak.

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P
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was nice. Not exceptional but nice.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a very pleasant dining experience. We will come again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and our server, Max, made our dining experience phenomenal. Always a good meal at Johnnys!

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

Date night with great food and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My husband and were meeting friends we had not seen in 15 months on Saturday, March 2 nd. We all had enjoyed eating at Johnny’s in the past. We were cheerfully greeted and seated within 5 minutes of arrival at our reservation time. Although we were greeted by our waiter almost immediately for drink orders, we did not receive even water for 10 minutes and our drinks did not arrive for at least 15 minutes. Our waiter apologized for the back up in the bar.
We proceeded to order our food. The special for the night, prime rib, was already exhausted. I ordered the red snapper stuff with crab/shrimp. I had had this before an enjoyed it. It was cold, greasy, tough and dry from over cooked. I needed a knife to cut it. My husband had the rib eye. It was stated as an 11 oz cut in the menu and appeared to be only the thickness of a breakfast steak. There is no possible way this was an 11 oz steak. Our guest had a filet... very small, and also an entree Waldorf salad.
I did not discuss with them their opinion of their meal selections. I was too embarrassed to ask.
I’m not sure we will consider this a good dinner option in the future. Not the same as we remembered it! Really too bad!

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service wasn’t that great. It was the worst service we’ve had. Waitress took forever to get our drink order. Took forever to get our food order. The food was outstanding as usual. The new bartender made it pleasant. She was hustling and always made sure to smile at me. Cutie pie. We love it there, but this time wasn’t that great.

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

Reserved at last minute and got a bar table...ended up being so much fun! The bar tables are Engel at and it’s great people watching ❤️

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

We had a nice time coming to see my son in college!!!

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1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had had a great evening!. The food was good and the service excellent! Johnny's is a LGBT accepting environment.

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M
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Great food. It's one restaurant where I have trouble choosing my meal because there are so many good choices. Sarah has waited on us for years and does a great job. Wonderful desserts too.

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

Our server max was so nice and very helpful. He did an amazing job with providing feedback and selections. Overall it was the perfect night

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N
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Typically, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is exceptional. Although, my last dining experience was far from that. They mixed up the cooking of our steaks, put the wrong dressing on my salad, and forgot to add ingredients to my salad. Overall we were disappointed with our experience Saturday evening.

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

Fantastic food and excellent service. It was a wonderful experience and we can’t wait to come back.

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W
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was ok but not exceptional for the money. Service was ok but for the price definitely could have been better waitress was not attentive.

Normal service for high end steakhouse: water and silver standard but had to be brought and asked for st the table, asking to take used dishes should not have had to ask. I should not have had to ask for fresh silver after using 1 of the 2 forks for appetizer. I may go back but will try some of the other steak houses in town.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Colton was an excellent server! The food was excellent, and making a reservation is recommended.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went here for Valentines Day. Service was superb! My wife had cedar plank salmon and I had a parmesan crusted New York strip. We had scallops for an appetizer. The food was excellent. Too stuffed for desert! Definitely a great place for a special occasion!

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

Amazing! Best place we’ve been for Valentine’s Day. And we’ve been to much fancier and Pricier places and the food and service was not as good as here. PLUS we just moved to the area and felt right at home

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared our Valentine's dinner at the steakhouse. We were pleased with everything. Our server, Katie was kind and attentive. The steak was awesome. A very good night. We will make as often as time and cash allow. Worth it in my opinion.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your cheesecake is to "die for" and the service good.

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JZ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spent a Sunday afternoon at lunch with some old friends. Food was excellent, the service impeccable, and the value for a buck well done. I will be back for lunch and dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. Food and service were top notch

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D
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation a week in advance and was sat at the table nearest to the door and we froze during our 70 minutes or so that we sat at our table. Tim took forever to get us our water and then we sat for almost 20 minutes waiting to be asked what we'd like to eat after that. Wasn't impressed with the service a "high caliber " steakhouse should have. Food was good, but can get steak and pasta for $51.00 at a lot of other places around and not have to deal with OK service but fantastic service .

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was extremely slow. We were in our booth for over two hours. It seemed to take forever to be served our meal. We wanted dessert but didn’t want to wait another hour for that.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. Very friendly and well trained. Food was wonderful but we didn't like the salad. We were next to a party of about 12 people though that were very noisy. They had a little boy running around and he hit me in the head with a balloon. Made it very hard for us to enjoy our meal.

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

Great service on a busy night was appreciated. Did not have enough menus when we were seated so we had to wait and the lobster bisque left a bit to be desired. Other than that everything else was excellent.

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

Even though there were only 1 or 2 tables of diners besides ourselves, service was not that great. It took a really long time to get refills on tea and coffee. No one checked back to see if we wanted refills on salad. Had we known how long our food (salmon and a pork chop) would take, we would have had more salad. When meals finally came, I had to send my meal back because pork chop was pink. My dining companion was almost done with his meal when I got mine back. Prices on the Internet menu were between $2-$5 lower than what the in - restaurant menu showed. Nice place but improvements needed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Semi-formal dinner out for the family. Food and service was excellent. We kept the table for a couple of hours and never felt rushed to depart. Really enjoyed the evening.

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice room. Food was very good. Service was a little slow. Never refilled waters. We will go back again.

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S
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mr. Max was an amazing server. We never felt rushed during our meal. The French onion soup was one of my top 5 ever. We would dine here again whenever we are back in town.

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

Wonderful dinner experience. I took my parents to dinner to my mothers birthday and also their wedding anniversary on the same date of 1-22. Wait staff was professional and friendly. Our server (Emily?) knew we were going to a concert after dinner so she ensured our meals were presented in a timely fashion. At the end of our meal she offered complimentary dessert for the special occasion that we unfortunately did not have time to enjoy so she offered and wrapped up the dessert to go for us to enjoy later. All of our meals were delicious and cooked perfectly. Atmosphere was very nice with an upscale feel.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing. I had some of the best lobster mac n cheese ever. The waitress we had however, was unfriendly and gave an overall uncomfortable vibe. She paused for long periods of time when speaking with us. She also spilled water on me when filling up my glass. I know no one is perfect, but it did seem unprofessional. She may have just been having a bad night.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner, everything was enjoyable from the receptionist, to the waitress, and the food. We wanted to change tables to a more reserved one and they were very helpful and accommodating. Would definetly come back. PS try their zucchini fries.

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PA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had mad a reservation on here but they did not have it when we arrived. They still quickly had us seated. We were in the bar area which was fine and the waiter came over very quickly but then got very busy behind the bar. He “hollered” over to us to ask if we wanted a app. He eventually had someone bring us a couple waters and about 15 minutes later I went to the bar to order us a couple drinks. The only other complaint I would have would be that there was a drunk girl on other side of the bar who was extremely loud and was cursing loudly. Not really what I wanted to hear during my Anniversary dinner. Food wise.. excellent

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AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at this place is impeccable! Max, our server, was attentive and timely. The food is excellent, and our Parmesan Encrusted New York Strip was cooked to perfection. It's a great place for a birthday celebration!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great time!

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RG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Johnny's to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. Our server, Amy, was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed meeting and talking with her. As usual, the food was excellent! We had a very nice, quiet anniversary meal.

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Steaks were not cooked as ordered and my prime rib was cold. This will be my last visit.

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and very good service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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