About West End Johnnie's

Johnnie's is a collection of memories for all. Personally autographed pictures and genuine memorabilia of your favorite movie stars, politicians, athletes and musicians. Casual, upscale dining in a great location. Set on the side of the "Old West End" just blocks away from North Station, the TD Bank North Garden, historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The decor consists of a combination of light and dark woods, copper, brass and luxurious leather with huge floor to ceiling windows that you must see to appreciate. The menu consists of contemporary American classics with various, multi-ethnic influences. We open at 5pm every Tuesday through Saturday for dinner,as well as our famous Reggae brunch from 11am to 4pm on Sundays. We are also open Mondays with Garden events and we do open early for afternoon games and concerts. For reservations of groups larger than 6, please call to check for availability.

138 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Johnnie's opens at 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday and 11am on Sundays for our Reggae Brunch. We are also open on Mondays with events at the Garden and we open early for afternoon concerts and games.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 227-1588

Website:
http://www.westendjohnnies.com/

Parking Details:
There are several garages and parking lots immediately adjacent to Johnnie's. Street parking is available but gets very limited during Garden events.

Public Transit:
Johnnie's is conveniently located one block south of North Station which is accessable from the MBTA's Green and Orange Lines.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please check our website for special events, pictures and other details.

West End Johnnie's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Reggae brunch and loved every minute of it! Will definitely be back. Food was great, service was good (only 1 waiter for several tables but he was efficient and attentive) and the music was so fun! Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Reggae Brunch is fantastic.... never disappoints.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

ITs a nice place. But the service is not so good. I waited for over 1 hour for food. Some people who arrived after us ate and left before we were able to get our food. And was party of 2 just like us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great night for 3 generations of family. Everyone loved it!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a great place to go before any event at the Garden. Just be sure to make a reservation a few days early. They usually are booked on event nights.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

REGGAE BRUNCH IS A HIDDEN JEWEL!!! If you haven’t gone, go!!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, great drinks, great music. Can't beat West End Johnnies.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was very slow. At some point we were looking for our server for about 40 Minutes. It happened to be very busy that day and it looked like they might have been short stuffed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great Restaurant. John is the best. Great food, drinks and atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service excellent and like the changes to the menu. Only consideration was the noise level which the entire time made it difficult to have normal table conversation with just 3 of us. Concern for future bookings for me.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Bday
Dinner waited was average nothing special about him Eddie

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful brunch food and great live Reggae music! We ordered the "Hot Mess" and "West End Huevos".

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a great meal before the Bruno Mars concert.
Food was excellent!! Great service too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Was perfect for before the show! I didn't really need a review but I wanted to be safe! Great quality food for the price and great drink list.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Pre-Garden go-to spot. High quality, reliable, consistent and fast.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were visiting before a Boston Bruins game. We walked in and were one of the first tables being seated for the night. First impression was great bar - cool hangout - large windows with good light and very clean. We had heard about the wings being good so decided to try both flavors they served. Both were very good. We also got the fried calamari which has pieces of fried pickle in it that were delicious. Drinks were good but typical city pricing. We would definitely check out again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Manager, Dana, went ABOVE and beyond for our group of 21. Kids sat in their own area (with us close by to supervise) and he had set up the living room area for the nine adults. Our server, Eddie, was FANTASTIC. We never had to wait and he was attentive despite not only having our large group but several other tables. The drinks were delicious (I had the honey margarita and several friends were raving about the Pink Panther). The food was excellent. We started with the guac (which was some of the best guac that I have ever had). My husband had recommended this place as he goes there with his friends before a Celtics game. West End Johnnie's did not disappoint. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good fun vibe but surprised the reggae band started at 11:45 when "reggae brunch" was advertised as 11-4pm

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Over priced but good environment
No atmosphere but that's USA for you
Waiter had a go at me for leaving too low a tip
I leave tip for quality of service not out of duty
Strange experience .. but ed sheeran was brilliant

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Went here for dinner before a show at the Garden. Fast serice and food was good. Value was pretty good as well. I'd go back.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was decent. Atmosphere was great. Great place for Pre show drinks and dinner. Make a reservation if someone's playing the Garden

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

More people should know about this place. Food was great, service great, and location handy for me. Wish I discovered it sooner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The food was phenomenal! Such great flavors! We will definitely eat here again. 🌞

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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great apps! I had a really nice time with my friends and family.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

West End Johnnies reggae brunch is a lot of fun...the music and vibe is great. It can be hard to talk to your tablemates if you are close to the stage, but overall it is a great time. My fellow diners enjoyed their meals but my eggs and homefries were not much to write home about. The home fries are really just square french fries.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We had a great time on an off-night of Celtics Playoffs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great experience overall. Fast and attentive service. Food was delicious. You can tell they care about the ingredients and preparing food well. It's now a go-to place for us, especially before events at the TDGarden, which is easy walk away.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Healthy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Love the reggae band they were amazing!!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food. Great music. Great atmosphere. Definitely going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Amazing! Reggae Brunch is amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

My family went to West End Johnnies to grab dinner before heading off to a Boston Bruins game and we could not have been happier! The food was amazing! Note they even had Sam Adams Cold Snap on tap! The service was fine and prices were extremely reasonable for a Boston resturant. We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Have been coming to Raggae Brunch at WEJ for 4 years in a row now for my FIL & BIL's bdays. We know what to expect - loud music and less than stellar service because it's so busy. The entrees are a little overpriced but think of it as paying for the show. Be prepared if you visit on a Sunday!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2017

I was headed to a Bruins game so location was great. Food was delicious, although my sandwich was messy so probably wouldn't order again for that reason, and service was good. It was a bit noisy but we could hear well enough. Big screen tv was nice too. All in all a good experience and I would go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great place, great food.
The live music is amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Awesome reggae band! We had so much fun and the food was delish!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2017

If you have a Garden event --this is a great choice!

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Everything was exceptional! Loved the live music.food was delicious 👍🏾 nice ambience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The Sunday brunch was lots of fun.
Good music and a lively crowd of all ages.
It was so busy that the server could not keep up... but he was pleasant and funny!
I can not wait to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Really fun reggae brunch! Would highly recommend and the food exceeded our expectations

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Always a good time, we went for the Reggae Brunch, very loud, but the band is great! Thanks Dave & Johnnie, good time!

Tags: Fun
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