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Johnny V

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American, Caribbean, Contemporary
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625 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234 (8th street)
+1 954-761-7920
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 172
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 14
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant experience we've had in a long time

Johnny V has everything - great location directly across from the Riverside Hotel, knowledgeable, pleasant staff, beautiful presentation. But it's the food that is the standout. Everything we had, including a smoked tomato soup amuse buche, and the focaccia with blue cheese and roasted garlic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
etruman
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Johnny V has everything - great location directly across from the Riverside Hotel, knowledgeable, pleasant staff, beautiful presentation. But it's the food that is the standout. Everything we had, including a smoked tomato soup amuse buche, and the focaccia with blue cheese and roasted garlic dipping sauce had tons of flavor. A shrimp dish was accompanied by "simple" creamed corn.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Johnny V is our go to for consistently fresh authentic innovative food. Their specials cannot be beat and their happy hour is great also! Servers are attentive and the ambiance is fine. We like to sit outdoors and people watch most nights. The bar is also lively at happy hour. I don't recall the details of happy hour, whether 2... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

2 couples had dinner outside with our dogs. The waiter was excellent eventhough it was a busy Saturday night. The food was very tasty. Good people watching on Las Olas.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a late flight by the time we checked into our hotel and got to the restaurant it was 30 minutes until they closed but they were gracious enough to seat us and we had an amazing experience. For it only being 30 minutes before they closed, the dishes that we had, including the appy, was amazing. The wine... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This nice place with some odd tacky art. We wanted to eat around 7:30 to 8:00 but could not book anything on line or phone; they were slammed. Funny when we got to the place at 8:30 for our reservation, only 30% of the tables were occupied....what the... I had an assortment of aperetivos, first one was called "Bacon, Eggs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped for lunch while waiting to check into our hotel while traveling from NY. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The wait staff was super friendly and made several recommendations of which we took. Everything they suggested was delicious. We would definitely go back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have dined here several times for dinner...dinner menu is great definitely one of my favorite dinner places. I took my friend for lunch (first time for lunch) I have to say it was disappointing. I asked for the cocktail menu was told there wasn't one.....asked for a mojito..waiter said jokingly 'oh the mgr is going to love you, not'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great happy hour, good wine selection. As for appetizers the duck meatballs and wild mushroom pancakes are a must. Love the atmosphere.

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Ithaca, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

loved it! well worth the walk and get to explore shops while getting there. Food is presented well and we had fish and steak both outstanding. make reservations and get desert. Im not a desert fan but this was exceptional.

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Syosset, New York, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food was great although the portions were a little small for the price. It was very loud and clearly the place to go if you want to be seen. Not really our thing. The restaurant directly across the street was blasting very unappealing music, including live singing. It made for a stressful meal and limited our ability to converse... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2234
    (8th street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-761-7920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?