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Johnny's Tavern, Amherst, MA

Johnny's Tavern

4.7
4.7
585 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 10 times today

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

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What 585 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western MA

    Best Overall

  • Western MA

    Best Service

  • Western MA

    Best Value

  • Western MA

    Healthy

  • Western MA

    Great for Lunch

  • Western MA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food with a great vibe. Would highly recommend.
  2. CM

    CMiller

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu has a nice variety and everything was delicious!
  3. KP

    KarlaP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is consistently good! Had the flatiron steak and risotto special. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Service was good but a bit slow due to staffing shortage. We will be back!!
  4. DC

    DoubleC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing that the music was at a perfect level that wasn't too loud. Food was amazing, especially the Atlantic salmon and the berramundi
  5. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Was a bit disappointed with our meals. Have always loved Johnny's but have not come in awhile with Covid, etc. Not the same as it's been in the past and was looking forward to coming back for a special anniversary celebration. Had the short rib papperdelle. Not impressed at all - had swiss chard or something that was absolutely inedible, too tough to even chew and the short rib beef was nothing to write home about. Also had the Barramundi which I was anxious to try but was also a disappointment - Scallops were overcooked and fish had an off taste. So unfortunate, because this has always been a favorite special place to dine.
  6. B

    Beebee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice place to gather for a family supper. Food good, drinks superb, service friendly if a little distracted. Food review: yummy burger, excellent pinot noir by the glass, excellent IPA, nice but overly fussy shaved brussel sprout salad, unremarkable but fine pappardelle bolognese,
  7. PD

    PhillipD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, ate outside which was quieter than inside. tuna was amazing.
  8. RL

    RonL

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Braised short ribs - yessss Pasta for daily special was a bit thick and detracted from the overall enjoyment. Nonetheless- it was a satisfying meal experience.
  9. SS

    SusanS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I ordered the Shrimp Spaccatelli. It was incredibly salty probably due to the smoked bacon. I should have sent it back but thought I would get use to it...I really didn't. Overall, the dish was too rich for me. My husband ordered the Pappardelle Bolognese and loved it.
  10. DS

    DeaneS

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was the best. Our waitress Ruby was on cue throughout the afternoon. Everything we asked for we got promptly even though the place looked busy. The food was amazing, very flavorful and hot. Definitely will be going back.
  11. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were warmly greeted and our request for a booth was honored despite a busy evening of celebrations for students who graduated from Amherst College. Ruby was our server and was gracious and professional. Our meals were served quickly and were delicious. We topped it off by sharing a tavern sundae - yummy!
  12. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, very good food at reasonable prices.
  13. RL

    RonL

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    One of the three meals was overly salty. Disappointed.
  14. MO

    MaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent 5 star food and service! It was my first time there and the food was absolutely decadent. The appetizers, the dinner, and the yummy dessert too! The servers were both great and very friendly. I'm recommending Johnny's Tavern to everyone I know!
  15. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Johnny's TTavern in Amherst is one of I and my wife's favorite eating places. The service is usually very good with yesterday's being exceptional. We have certain things we like, including their mussels, which to us are the gold standard. My wife loves their gnocchi while my tastes vary from visit to visit. I had their fish and chips yesterday which were unfortunately way below their usual excellence. TThey have some good beers on tap, and probably a decent wine list although admittedly I'm not knowledgeable about wines. IIt's a popular place, so reservations are recommended.
  16. TD

    ToriD222

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Our waitress wasn’t attentive and we waited forever for half our food. My food came out hot and ready while my moms food was packaged to go and sat in the kitchen until we were able to get our servers attention. Her family was seated at the table next to us and they had better service. We did speak to a manager but overall I was disappointed. I’ve been coming here for many years and never has this happened.
  17. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sean was our server. He did a good job - attentive and friendly.
  18. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and very friendly service. One of the best restaurants we've been in Western MA. Hard to find this quality in a casual-friendly environment. Perfect place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!
  19. YB

    YumpyBoy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our meals were great! Service was quick. Def recommend
  20. DP

    DianeP

    New England

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was an okay dining experience. Our appetizer came out 30 minutes after ordering, with one of our entrees. The second entree arrived 5 minutes later. Food was okay....nothing special. Scallops were under seasoned. Fried chicken had way too much garlic on it. Service was slow.
  21. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abbie was our server. She was pleasant and attentive. Our meals were delicious, salmon cooked to our liking. All in all, a very pleasant evening!
  22. l

    laurencem

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very nice food calamari spectacular, a bit too sweet but Rachel our bar gal said we can adjust . other bites were very nice. The bread and the wonderful dip/spread were perfect. We'll be back soon to run through the menu.
  23. DR

    DebR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ate at this fine establishment to celebrate our anniversary. Food was delicious, as usual, and service was very attentive. Great choice for a special occasion. We hope to be back again soon!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was really friendly and nice! Food was good, no complaints thanks so much
  25. DB

    DanielB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is great; the menu is extensive and provides creative options; and the food is always good. Highly Recommend.
  26. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a very busy Mother’s Day, the table they had set aside for us was running a little slow. The hostess and Justina, who was our server, kept us informed, apologized for the delay and got us seated as soon as they could. We appreciated their communication with us during the process. Justina did an excellent job and our meals were served promptly. As always, the salads were fresh and salmon cooked to our specifications. A shared Tavern Sundae topped off our meal - a favorite dessert!
  27. JM

    JackieM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Johnny’s Tavern multiple times and the food and service has always been great! I highly recommend trying JT if you haven’t already.
  28. SK

    SusanK

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place to have dinner!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great; our server was very friendly and professional. Good job!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and waitstaff super friendly and attentive.
  31. JC

    JoeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, food and ambiance…we’ll be back!!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always get the pasta! Especially the spaccatelli!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The mussels were over cooked. Way to much garlic and not enough lemon. I have had the mussels several times before and enjoyed them so much. When desert was served not by our regular waitress they were just placed on the table not in front of the respective person.
  34. KG

    KarenG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the beet salad and barramundi!
  35. F

    Fifi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was welcoming and helpful. The food was excellent. The music was too loud.
  36. MN

    MarkN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great. Definitely will go back
  37. DF

    DianaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and service ! We have never been disappointed.
  38. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place with good food and good service. Not too noisy.
  39. R

    Ryan

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just found Johnnys in the past couple of years when our child started attending UMass and have never been disappointed. Great service and food. We were last there for Easter Brunch. Great options that were all delicious. Highly recommend !
  40. LG

    LenoreG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tavern! Waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious! Good value for your money.

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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 4.7 stars by 585 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 10 times today
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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