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John's Cafe

693 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3702
+1 203-263-0188
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
693 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The place is not large and the tables are very cozy together. Food is very generic. We've given it several tries and always leave feeling meh. Don't understand the rave reviews. Really just ok, all around.

Thank totallyNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John's is a landmark in Woodbury. We have been numerous times and love it still. They have added some interesting things to the menu for lighter meals. The bring your own wine on Sundays and Mondays is wonderful.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Stopped during restaurant week for a quick meal. Two adults and a 12 year old were all happy with their meals. Good service, clean and comfortable venue. Would go back.

Thank seacoastNH
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Great service and food. What I love besides the terrific food, is that you are not rushed to finish your meal. You can eat your salad before your main meal without worry that your entree will show up 5 minutes after your salad came. There...More

Thank marf982
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The menu is familiar food with interesting twists . The dishes are fresh and perfectly prepared. In an area with many good restaurants this one hits the mark for a nice night out . Wait staff is friendly & helpful .. .. the combination of...More

Thank stylematters
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has great service (if you still want to go here after reading this, ask for Lisa) and the food is very good - BUT we came here because a dear friend gave us a gift certificate and they declined to accept it they...More

Thank ostaszjs
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Great food, excellent wine list, top notch service. But tables are very close together which makes it noisy. Regardless, I recommend it.

Thank Just22cute
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely first rate fresh food prepared by a great chef. The lunch fix prix menu is a fabulous deal and if you are lucky enough to see linguini Putanwsca you will probobally agree it’s second to none for the area and only a high end...More

1  Thank hrdy333
Reviewed December 3, 2017

The food is good. But everything else is lacking. We took my elderly mother to dinner at John's for her birthday. John's tiny venue is attractive and the crowd sophisticated, but the restaurant can't handle its own diners. Parking is insufficient. The small lot fills...More

Thank mariacD4475KU
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Have been here several times and always consistent. Meals are superbly prepared and service always above par. Appreciate the subdued and quiet atmosphere allowing conversation across the table.

Thank eennggiinneerr
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August 3, 2017|
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Response from C.S. W | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, and I would not go there if they allowed dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $35
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 693 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-263-0188
  • E-mail
Casual fine dining restaurant All pastas homemade Local ingredients Full Bar Patio dining Takeout and catering available Private dining room for parties and events
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