Johnny's Tavern

4.6
430 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 430 people are saying
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ChristineH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The fresh pasta was terribly undercooked ! So disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bread was stale, but was cheerfully replaced.
Arugula salad was dressed with a very flavorful light vinaigrette that was quite delicious.
A special, the pan-seared trout with maitake and farro was fantastic.
The pan-seared branzino with seafood risotto was superb, with a crispy crust and moist, flavorful flesh. The scallops, shrimp, and mussels were perfectly cooked, and the risotto was silky and creamy.

Overall, a very memorable meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding ingredients and thoughtful but straight forward menus make Johnnys a way above average restaurant. Starting off with the pork belly appetizer through the rare tuna sandwich i had for lunch. Delicious.

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CarlS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny's was a perfect lunch destination. The atmosphere was comfortable, the service friendly, and the food was real.

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DonnaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous atmosphere and staff!! My lower rating stems from the food taking a turn for the worse since early summer 2021. I dined there in June and was so tickled with the fare, I went back a second night during a 4 night visit. I’ve returned with a friend in October only to find the same menu and price, but with inferior produce, quality and techniques. The potstickers alone should have been my sign. Now they are deep fried dough balls around a small nugget of pork, barely topped with common greens, and a drizzle of the chili sauce. In June they were pan seared morsels of delight, topped with a stunning farm fresh and exotic variety of greens, all topping a dazzling heat from their chili dressing. I won’t return anytime soon.

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EuniceM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time at Johnny's Tavern. One of our party is in a wheelchair and access was easy. The food was some of the best in the Happy Valley and the wine was excellent. We also got great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’s is our new favorite place in Amherst!

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Nancy
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate a lot of our special days at Johnny's and are always happy with the food and service. Tonight was our 14th wedding anniversary and the service was prompt with a smile! Loved our server tonight and will definitely be going back to Johnnys!

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lindac
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnnys came highly recommended by employee Paul.
Visiting the area from Saratoga, New York we decided to give it a try.
It did not disappoint. Mussels were amazing and my salmon was cooked to
perfection. Companion enjoyed the truffle fries and delicious fish and chips!
Also kudos to the bartender...margueritas were perfect.
We will return!

DJ
vipDrJudy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We love going to Johnny’s where the food is always excellent. There have been occasional missteps, but we understand the volatility of the labor market right now. However, tonight was disappointing. Our server, Isabella, started out ok, but after the first round of drinks and bread, it was downhill. We requested our salads with dressing on the side. When they arrived, there was no dressing and we had to request it. I ordered a glass of wine with dinner, which didn’t arrive until I was almost done and that was after asking about it after a fair amount of time had passed. She blamed a backup at the bar. People who ordered drinks after me got theirs, which told me she did not place the order when I first asked for it. When I called her out on it and sent it back, the manager came over to offer it to me, stating that it had been ordered, but the “bartender didn’t get the ticket,” which was contradictory to the narrative. This confirmed that the order had not been submitted. I understand that people make mistakes. All I ask is that the person who makes the mistake owns it. Being dishonest about it doesn’t sit well with me.

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MarkY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, and a very nice room. Recommended!

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EileenW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had to wait a long time for entre but understand it could be staffing shortage. It was worth the wait.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good higher end fare in Amherst with a bit of a local emphasis.

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Shwe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant.
Food, value, service always excellent.
A little noisy but I always request a booth so that helps.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks and good food. Our server was wonderful as well. We love dining at Johnny’s.

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JaredH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and our waitress was lovely, one of my fav restaurants!

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LizaH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding without being over bearing, the food is delicious , very nice selection

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service !!

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Eydie
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, I'm not Miriam, who you addressed this to. Reservations were made for Eydie Zive.
Our server Jen was outstanding. Attentive, made excellent suggestions, and the espresso martini I had was one of the best I've ever had. I always order it wherever I go.
My late husband and I often enjoyed our visit to your restaurant.

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MarcH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and we were offered a complimentary dessert as it was our anniversary. However the food was so good and the portions generous that there was no room for dessert! Would strongly recommend Johnny's.

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vipBzzzzyBee
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for UMASS Family Weekend. Everything was delicious. Got great recommendations from Brandon, who provided excellent service.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We were seated right on time for our reservation.
Our waitress made suggestions and gave us her opinion on our choices when asked.
Food arrived hot and everything was delicious and FRESH!

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HarrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Nobody seems to be working there, with a room full of customers.

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vipMikeys23
New England
189 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was attentive, and overall just nice. Food decent. Came out quickly. Was towards the end of the night, and not many people there, but was nice to get in and out kind of quickly. Have been before. Will certainly go back.

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JulieM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious.
Our server was very kind and did an amazing job. We are looking forward to coming back for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were visiting our son for UMass parents weekend and had a great dinner at Johnny’s. Enjoyed the beer and food (cod special was delicious).

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vipDrJudy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Matt was our server and he has learned a lot since our last time with him. He was prompt and very attentive. His service was very good.

As always, the food was excellent. Our salads were fresh and salmon cooked exactly to our specifications.

One minor issue - someone was cleaning the table behind me and the cleaning solution splashed up and hit the back of my neck and hair, requiring a drying off with my napkin. Just a little more care in that department would be helpful.

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AprilS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was easy going and professional at the same time
Food was excellent and we enjoyed a lovely dinner for two.

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HeatherC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My husband' fish and chips were undercooked, my pesto dish was saturated in oil and the flavor was terrible. Our friend ordered a tuna dish and said it was just ok. This was my 3rd and last visit. Our waitress was wonderful.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is GREAT. The music and noise level is more for younger people. We are in our late 70’s. So the ambiance did NOTHING for us.

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BillP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive polite service, adequate time between courses, excellent tasting meals.

DJ
vipDrJudy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our salads with grilled salmon were delicious. The salmon was cooked to our specifications. Looking forward to the hopeful return of the Tavern Sundae! It's been a while since it's been available.

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donald
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Been here many times-always consistently good.

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delightful food, good portions, great wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super-flavorful and juicy burgers with crisp french fries and a delicious arugula salad and frosty dry martini—perfection!

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vipwilliamJ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Johnny’s. We sat at the bar for our meal and our bartender Rachel was great. The food was fantastic - we had the Pork Belly and Tuna Poke appetizers and then both enjoyed one of their home made pasta dishes which are outstanding. Great food and the entire staff was friendly. Highly recommended!!!

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vipHeatherQ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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Lovestorygirl70
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Very fresh, tasty and uniquely delicious. Our waiter Matt was such a joy. He made our dining experience top notch!

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emmks
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, a little pricey, but still tasty. Great cocktails! Service was excellent - Brandon was awesome. Will be back.

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kellyh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brandon was incredible-friendly, gave wonderful suggestions, very attentive-food was delicious, thank you!

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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 430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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