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“Worth a Visit”
Review of Johnny bistro - CLOSED

Johnny bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

great food and great value. Steak on Bistro salad ; sole are good choices for lunch; soup always a good choice. Booths recommended over tables. Nice patio outside. Good choice for east end Markham.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank GraCin5758
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  • English first
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English first
Markham, Canada
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249 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Favourite Local Haunt”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

From the outside, the restaurant doesn't do a lot to draw you in....the location is amongst some other businesses on a side street - and the building fairly unassuming. But once inside, a different world awaits. The inside of the restaurant is fairly small - so suggest you make reservations for any Friday or Saturday night! - and the food is worth the visit! The menu isn't overwhelming in size/content (which I appreciate!) as Johnny focuses on the things he does best - with a few specials added each day. His Greek heritage shows through on a few dishes - most notably the Saganaki - served lit up tableside with some flare - Opa! We have tried many of the dishes on the menu, and they have all been good.
In the warmer months, there is a beautiful little patio attached to the south side of the restaurant that is a surprising oasis - Johnny has done a great job with fencing, plants, ornaments - even glass covered the patio for rainy days. We have all our meals on the patio from May to Sept.
We don't usually make it to dessert - with drinks, appetizers and mains - it is all we can do to drag ourselves out - fully satisfied.

Visited December 2012
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Markham, Canada
2 reviews
“Nice but...”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Johnny's is a very small but charming place. The outdoor patio is the best in Markham. The food is hit and miss. The menu may have choices but the veg is the same everyday..never changes. If you are looking for a place to go for a drink and app then you might like it. Menu could improve.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Elaine B
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Markham
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Menu and Specials seldom change but Value is excellent.”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Should the owner make more effort to change his specials , if not his menu , more often , he could be even more successful. Service is always friendly and efficient. Open kitchen area could be a little cleaner . Reservations recommended. Value for your dollar is exceptional.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Adalyn2013
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Markham, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Nice place. Make a reservation. It can get pretty noisy so if you're going for a quiet bite, I wouldn't recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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Thank PatriceToronto
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