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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a great time during reggae brunch. Food and service were spot on and we will be coming back to try something different!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pre game. I’m sorry but our meal were crap. I told server we had an allergy but he obviously ignored it which could be life threatening

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything is fresh, fast and delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Meatballs, which had been a favorite, were very disappointing. They were over-firm and tasteless. Otherwise, all other food was really great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an excellent experience at West End Johnnies. Our table was right next to the stage; great for the music enjoyment, hard to converse with who you’re there with. The band was so good at the Reggae Brunch. Our meals were incredible. Meals thoroughly enjoyed at our table were steak and eggs, the breakfast skillet and their fluffernutter french toast. We will definitely be returning for more delicious food and fun atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Perfectly cooked fried calamari for apps and salmon for dinner. A great place to eat before the Bruins game.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Very good place for dinner before Celtics game. Excellent location and steak tips were very good. Dinner price a little higher than you would expect for dinner.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Had an amazing experience went before a Celtics game would recommend all day. Awesome drinks awesome atmosphere!!! Waiter was on point, great spot.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great brunch

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bourbon fans, anyone?? This place has an amazing selection. Great food too!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were a half hour late for our reservation (due to traffic), but we called and they held our table for us. Food & service were fantastic, price very reasonable, and we made it to the Celtics game with time to spare. Johnnie's was a find!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food has gone downhill

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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Had brunch with the reggae band playing for our entertainment. So cool! The food was delicious. Loved that our waiter suggested we get the whole bottle of sparkling wine since we were getting mimosas & it was a better deal.

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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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vip
 (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 May 15, 2017

Celtics game

Tags: Casual
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