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West End Johnnies

#583 of 2,645 Restaurants in Boston
$$ - $$$American,
138 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1706
+1 617-227-1588
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“mac cheese” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
138 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1706
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

First thing I would rate the service we got tonight 5 stars, we had our 9 month old daughter with us and the guy serving was great with prompt service and making sure Ella’s dinner was brought out first. Our drinks were kept filled also....More

1  Thank Natalie276
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for the high marks! I'm happy our service and beef short rib made for a great experience. I appreciate your feedback. Next time, if there's anything off, let us know, and we'd be happy to accommodate. Looking forward to your next visit! All the...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

Went here for dinner before going to a concert at TD Garden. Close in proximity. Cool atmosphere. I got the steak tips and loved them! Also had to get a long island, I must say it was amazing.

1  Thank nicolebarishian
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Thanks for coming in, and I'm happy to hear you loved the steak tips and Long Island. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Johnnie, Owner

Reviewed May 31, 2018

We went in after dinner for drinks and to watch the Houston Rockets - they won :-). Happening place for sure!

Thank TLD88
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thanks for joining us for the game. I'm happy you enjoyed your time here and the drinks. Hope to see you again, Johnnie, Owner

Reviewed April 24, 2018

Tempted to give this place four stars. Went with three because when I've sat at a table, the service is mediocre. When I've sat at the bar, the service has been outstanding. Get their early as it fills up fast.More

1  Thank Chris H
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Chris, everyone our team provides attentive service regardless of where the guest is seated, so I'm surprised you feel it's inconsistent. If there's anything specific about our floor service that would impress you more, please reach out so we can earn your stars. Best, Johnnie,...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Ideal Garden pre-game dining and sports viewing spot. Ordered the Johnnie's Famous Meatballs for a yummy appetizer as well as the Arugula salad w/ Grilled Chicken for my main dish. Kids menu had a great selection as well (our child ordered Mac N Cheese +...More

Thank JoannaR508
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Great choice on those appetizers, Joanna! It's awesome your whole family found something on our menu that appealed to their own tastes. Looking forward to sharing another family dinner with you soon! Take care, Johnnie, Owner

Reviewed February 9, 2018

excellent choice for nice apps and drinks before a hockey game. Sat in the corner in nice comfy couch and people watched fans walking by towards the game

Thank pleys2018
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

We love having you here! Whether it's before a game or after, we're here to offer great drinks and good times. Best, Johnnie, Owner

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This place is garbage. They kick you out before the end of the night. Bartenders have zero care, I’ve literally heard one woman with dirty blonde hair say she hated her customers. Great service, HAH. Don’t come here.

Thank Ethan R
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I'll start with the good: I had a phenomenal vanilla Manhattan - generous pour and it was delicious. This would be a great place to hit before an event at TD Garden. The bad: The bun my burger came out on was cold - like...More

Thank Peter M
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Peter, it's great the vanilla Manhattan impressed you. That said, I'm sorry if the burger and service wasn't what you expected. We don't refrigerate our bread, so it's surprising to hear your food wasn't completely hot. I hope you'll give us another chance to prove...More

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Had a table of 8 booked before heading to a concert at the TD Gardens. Cocktails and appetisers (chips and guacamole and chips with buffalo chicken dip) were all excellent. For main I chose the muenster burger and fries which was ok at best. Bun...More

Thank 25lucyp
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks for choosing our spot before your show, Lucy, and while I'm glad you so enjoyed your cocktails and appetizers, I'm sorry the muenster burger came out slightly overcooked. That isn't typical from our kitchen, so I appreciate the feedback. I'm sure we can make...More

Reviewed July 25, 2017

Decided on the spur of the moment to grab a quick bite before a concert. Well a lobster was delicious. The atmosphere is pure Boston and the wait staff was gracious. We got in and out in a timely manner because we didn't want to...More

Thank marymaker
WestEndJohnnies, Owner at West End Johnnies, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

It's a good thing you decided on that quick bite, and I'm glad you spotted us on the way to your concert. We're all about serving us traditional Boston flavors, so we're glad you loved the lobster. Hope to see you again if you're ever...More

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Response from bkkc1234 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they do anything special because Sunday Brunch is so busy. But if you call and ask I am sure they will help make it a special day for her. They go out of there way to help you anyway possible. Good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-1588
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Description
West End Johnnie's in Boston incorporates the melting pot of this historic West End area through its ambiance, people, and food.
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