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“(dis) appointment in Samarra”
Review of Johnny's Tavern

Johnny's Tavern
Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Johnny’s Tavern, located in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, home to the University of Mass, Amherst College and Hampshire College and nestled in the heart of the community. Johnny’s Tavern invites you to sample our menu. We pride ourselves with using organic produce, sustainable seafood, hormone-free meat and poultry where ever possible. Our mission is to provide a truly unforgettable dining experience. To have every guest who comes through our door leave impressed by Johnny’s and feel excited to come back again to the warmth of our hospitality. We invite you to plan your next dining occasion with us. Our team will be happy to assist you with the same standards you have come to know through our restaurants: excellent customer service, delicious food, professionalism and hospitality. We look forward to serving you.
Reviewed March 10, 2013

such a great room wasted, the venue is a pleasant wooded haven, but the anticipated offerings are average to not very good at all. limited menu with even those dishes just a remix of the same stock meat (slider meat used in pasta dishes). little imagination and little effort from that kitchen. if you're after a beer at a nice bar top, would recommend, else rethink your options.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Johnny's is a friendly and relaxed place where after a long week it is good to sit at the bar where they call you by your name! Very nice! The food is family-style mostly and one is advised to stick to old standbys such as the incredibly good hamburger and the very crisp French fries. I chose the Ahi tuna over a green salad with tomatoes, avocado and soy marinated cucumbers minus the latter that I find a bit limp and maybe a tad slimy? The tuna is very good, perfectly seasoned, crusty with pepper. There must be a new prep cook because the avocado, ungenerously diced was a very unusual shade of brown. Wonder why it is not known that avocado oxidizes quickly - like apples and pears. it should be freshly cut just before serving and a quarter of an avocado thinly sliced always makes a good impression. Call me a snob but serve me fresh food and I will forgive you.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Obviously popular on a winter Saturday. We were too small a group for reservations, but called ahead to "get on the list" and were seated quickly. Drink and appetizer orders taken promptly. More than pub fare, we were impressed by the varied menu and their flexibility in removing a couple ingredients from one of the entrees. We especially enjoyed the spicy calamari, and steak prepared exactly as requested (zuchini-potato hash not so much). Very generous portions, but otherwise average presentation and taste. House made gnocchi was somewhat heavy, basil pesto trottole a copious, rather unappealing mound of slippery pasta. Service was appropriately attentive, water glasses kept filled. Johnny's is a nice addition to central Amherst, so convenient for dining before or after an Amherst Cinema movie. We'll be back!

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Mid-week burger and beer special a great deal. Manager gave me the special price though I came in on weekend, because waitress had told me (or I thought she did) that the special was on all week. Great customer service. the Beet salad tremendous.

Thank Pete R
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The family that runs this restaurant has been in the business for years and years. The focus is on quality food at reasonable prices and delivered with fantastic service.

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