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$12 - $35
Mediterranean, American
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

Three of us had lunch here and sat outside on the front patio, the weather was great and the atmosphere relaxing . We all ordered the pate and I had a side of fries which were fantastic and the pate service was just the best,...we really enjoyed it and ate every bit there was. The service was great and our overall experience made us want to go back, super little place.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

I was part of a group of 10 people celebrating a friends anniversary. I eat there occasionally but felt like I was in a rut always ordering the same thing. Well, they have expanded their special's menu and viola, I had soo many choices. I...know that they grill on a Big Green Egg which is a huge plus since that is the best way to grill. The food comes out juicy and delicious. I have a Big Green Egg at home and cook everything on it. The wood charcoal and high heat make for great grilling. Anyway, everyone at the table was blown away by the delicious meals we had, the service was perfect and the limoncello was a nice touch at the end of the feast complements of the house. For choices, their chicken, pork, and Sunday Gravy(pasta bollinaise) are always excellent. They make their own pasta. There are home made pizza on the menu which are great starters. I had swordfish on this dining experience and it was to die for. If you go, and you must, make reservations. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

I stopped by John's Cafe after a business meeting and was glad I did. I had an incredibly good dish of bucatini pasta with homemade bolognese sauce and a side order of excellent broccoli rabe. A wonderful meal!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020

John's Cafe is the best restaurant in Woodbury, hands down. Since I spend many weekends in the area, I have a good comparison with other dining establishments. John's Cafe's chef is a true professional and the staff is courteous and fun. The menu is diverse...and prices, considering the quality of the food, very fair. The decor and the atmosphere are casual while festive, exactly what you would want on a weekend in the country. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
DennisD2813, Owner at John's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed November 27, 2019

We hadn't made a reservation but were seated anyway with a recommendation for next time. I can see why! It got very busy and somewhat noisy. But the service was cheerful and the food was absolutely delishious! Including dessert!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019

I'm not familiar with restaurants in this part of Connecticut so this was my first time at John's. We were celebrating a friends birthday who lives close by. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately even though they seemed very busy. They offered lunch specials,...prix fixe, and other choices on a small but varied menu. I had the hanger steak with fries. Delicious! Cook to perfection and just enough for lunch. The room was a bit noisy but very welcoming and cozy. The others in my party had the lunch specials and were very pleased, especially with the Butternut soup. The waitress/hostess was attentive and fun. She made our lunch that much more enjoyable ..More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019

John's Cafe has great favorites like their outstanding clam chowder that e return to enjoy often, but they also have a varied menu of well prepared and presented dishes featuring seafood, beef and poultry. Nice wine list,cozy ambiance and friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Omg the most amazing meal I think I have ever had! I ordered the BBQ center cut pork chop with grilled peaches, cold slaw and a sweet jam. It was so savory and had so many flavors in each bite. The pork chop was cooked...perfectly! Gretchen's service was excellent! I highly recommend stopping by this charming establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019

I'm a great cook, especially with fish. Therefore I'm not pleased when mine is overcooked and dry, especially at the price charged. It's a nice place, but I won't be returning anytime soon.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Came here with my mother in law -as she heard it was good. Its lunch time and very busy - due to a womens luncheon - we were escorted upstairs - very quaint. We were in a bit of a hurry and informed the waitress...- and took the express lunch. Bread was nice - odd to dip in bean humus and not sure of the other dipping sauce - We had the rice balls - very good - then french onion soup was delicious - and i had the bolognese gnocci - delicious - and mother in law had shrimp in diavalo sauce - very good and huge shrimp - we again advised our waitress of our time - When she took our orders she informed us that we also were to have a cookie dessert - she never provided to us - or asked if we wanted to take it to go - therefore this rating could not be excellent - would come here againMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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I doubt it, and I would not go there if they allowed dogs.
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Yes, John's Cafe offers takeout services.

John's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4