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Johnny's Tavern, Amherst, MA

Johnny's Tavern

4.6
4.6
666 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Johnny’s Tavern in Amherst manages to provide a mixed ambiance of classy, yet laidback charm and décor. The dining room provides a nice backdrop for a date night or a group of friends. Even a rather large group can sit comfortably in the expansive dining area. The bar features television where you can catch your favorite sporting events while dining on your food.

The food at Johnny’s Tavern is delicious and always well-prepared. Meals are cooked to order to ensure that diners with various dining preferences can all come in and enjoy a meal. If you are looking for some recommendations, you should try the truffle fries, brussels sprouts, burgers or the house made gnocchi. Stop in at Johnny’s Tavern to see what other amazing food options are available on the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (413) 230-3818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eli Kozukhin

  • Neighborhood

    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 666 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western MA

    Best Overall

  • Western MA

    Best Food

  • Western MA

    Best Service

  • Western MA

    Best Value

  • Western MA

    Good for groups

  • Western MA

    Neighborhood gem

  • Western MA

    Lively

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Torment55

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Johnny’s is our go-to restaurant in Amherst. The food and service is consistently very good! You must plan ahead with a reservation as Johnny’s is very popular.
  2. j

    jebble

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious , service excellent although very slow due to crowded restaurant. Very noisy as well.
  3. KS

    KierstynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Johnny’s! The food, drinks and waitstaff are amazing!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Johnny’s! Food is wonderful as well as the atmosphere.
  5. WW

    WilliamW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Waitress was energetic, cheerful But she didn't bring us bread, and we had to ask for it. 2 of had the TavernBurger and asked for rare and medium rare. They were both well done, dry. Very disappointing. Side salad nothing special.
  6. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cynthia was our server and remembered our “usual” order right down to the fine details! Always pleasant and so sweet! Our food was prepared to our specifications and made for a very enjoyable evening.
  7. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ruby was our server. We've had her before. She is a gracious and professional server - a real gentle soul. Our "usual" salads with salmon were prepared to our liking with a lovely presentation. Looking forward to our return for my birthday celebration in a couple of weeks!
  8. CM

    CMAmherst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good selection of seasonal cocktails. Well prepared food with quality ingredients. Certainly worth a return trip. Comfortable environment. Surprisingly busy for a Tuesday evening.
  9. MA

    MarisolA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious 😋 customer service was great. I highly recommend Johnny's Tavern. It was our first time eating here and it won't be our last.
  10. C

    Catnip

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Definitely the best restaurant in the area.
  11. r

    rachels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service, foof was excellent overall great vibe
  12. MR

    MelissaR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and wonderful service. Highly recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We do a lot of dining out, and were particularly impressed with Johnny’s. The service was very accommodating, both because we were late, and because we asked to move to a booth. We also felt the pace of service was perfect - not rushed, not slow. The menu offered an impressive variety that would cover a range of diets. Our 3 had braised lamb shanks with fingerling potatoes and broccolini, roasted cod with bacon jam, fingerling potatoes, parsnip puree and fennel salad, and an arugula/fennel salad with seared tuna. All three dishes were exquisitly presented, and absolutely delicious. My arugula salad had the most delicious peppery marinated chick peas and pickled shaved red onion. We loved the attention to detail that resulted in incredible flavors. The wines were also delicious, and the pour was generous. The only (minor) drawbacks were that my husband didn’t love his martini (too sweet), and the AC was up too high. We asked for them to turn it down, but they did not, so we were a bit chilly as we dined. All in all, though, excellent! We know we will return to Johnny’s Tavern!
  14. TK

    TedK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. A very enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend going there.
  15. LB

    LBKC

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We went for lunch over UMass parents weekend - didn't realize it was the same menu as dinner. Not great lunch options. We had burgers that were mediocre. Fried calamari was small and just ok - too much sauce. We were seated at a high top in the bar area so that was great and we enjoyed watching the football games. I wouldn't recommend it for lunch, but enjoy dinner there and have been several times. Definitely recommend Johnny's for dinner - especially if you can sit at the bar.
  16. OF

    OFPforme

    Central Texas

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dining for fun and food!
  17. J

    Jacqueline

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner after the UMASS induction to Isenberg school of management. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant! The food and service was absolutely amazing!
  18. LD

    LauraD

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The truffle fries were yummy and the calamari was very good. The portabello burger was just ok. Mushroom pasta was a bit bland but had really good texture to the pasta.
  19. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very thankful to the hostess, who helped us! We originally had reservations for four, but ended up being five… Although it was crowded she made it work! Thank goodness, we sure were hungry after traveling 4 hrs from NJ for parents weekend at UMASS. Would definitely recommend the fried chicken sandwich with truffle fries! A definite must have… portions are huge, you won’t be disappointed! 😊
  20. E

    Evan

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Saturday noon lunch during parents weekend; although the table felt a little small and lighting was oddly dark for some reason, it didn’t matter because the food was amazing. Dinner time is a much busier and lively feel, and in my experience the servers are a little better then.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Restaurant had weird smells in it. Food was not great. Caponata was way too spicy and pappardelle pasta not good - gluey and chewy. Bolognese was like beef stew
  22. RL

    RichL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Go to spot when in town.
  23. M

    Mikeys23

    New England

    205 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a go to when visiting Amherst. Food never disappoints. Service always friendly and attentive.
  24. C

    Case

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Crazy good and unique food. Great place to eat!!!!
  25. a

    anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server was amazing. She helped me out a lot with my food allergy.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Johnnys is my favorite place in western mass to eat! Everything is consistently delicious, fresh, great atmosphere and approachable vibes. 10/10
  27. MR

    MelissaR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly waitress; delicious food; nice, casual ambiance
  28. NJ

    NJFam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They took our faves, pasta carbonara and toffee pudding off the menu and the short rib was dry this time around, but it's still among the very best places in town!
  29. H

    Hungrymom

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was good, but it was packed and very loud. Even off to the side, it was hard to hear each other talk.
  30. LL

    LindaL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a nice night out. Service was terrific food quality excellent.
  31. B

    Buzz

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a fan of Johnny's. Only complaint the last few visits has been the reservation process. Impossible to book a table for more than 4 people online.
  32. LS

    LukeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely fantastic. Service was spot on! Very very good restaurant!
  33. D

    Donna

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Not as good as it used to be, pasta was over cooked and too soft, onion soup wasn’t very good.
  34. MM

    MaryM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding pasta dishes, lively atmosphere, and great service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Fantastic food. All of the servers smiled!
  36. DG

    DanielG

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent and gave us the time we needed for our meal as well as the time we needed to converse with our guests. My meal was outstanding-the Barramundi. The seafood was fresh and delicious! Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. We’re looking forward to enjoying another meal there soon!
  37. C

    Carolyn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A very busy night. very noisy. some disjointed service likely related to extremely busy night. We had a better experience sitting at the bar recently-service was better. Perhaps need more waiting staff on such a busy night.
  38. TD

    TexasDG

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was ok. Interesting twist on the wedge salad, but buttermilk ranch dressing?? Best part was our server…she was great.
  39. f

    ftrock

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The services was quite good even on what was a very busy Saturday night. The restaurant is noisy, very loud. The salads were great and the fish and chips were excellent!
  40. L

    Laurielovesfood

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Johnny's Tavern using the Order Online button. Johnny's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 230-3818.

Johnny's Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Johnny's Tavern

30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eli Kozukhin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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