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“Elegant but trendy”
Review of Johnny V - CLOSED

Johnny V
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 8th street
Ft Lauderdale
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Elegant but trendy”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Excellent food and service. Located on trendy Las Olas Blvd, this restaurant is a highlight. Try one of the cheese appetizers. It will be hard to choose from the dozens of cheeses, but the presentation with crackers and sauces is fabulous.
It looks small, but there is a large room in back. Good wines, entrees, and desserts too! Love it!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jeannecyberini
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Kauai, Hawaii
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely Las Olas Stop for drink, appetizers, people watching, or dinner”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

The wine and cheese selection is great. I would suggest a table on the patio for people watching. Start with a bottle of wine and appetizers. I bet you'll stay for dinner.

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Thank HeidiNS
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Buffalo, New York
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280 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great fish”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

I ordered the filet mignon which was a good cut of meat and the sauce was in was good. But I felt the sauce was over powering the flavor of the meat. It also came out medium rare when I ordered medium well. When they brought it out the second time, it was very good. Everyone else at the table got the fish. My mom had the snapper which was my favorite dish of the night. Great flavor, well cooked. Awesome! My dad got the blackened grouper. The taste was good. The conch chowder it was in was excellent. Delicious. Decent sized conch for not being the keys. My husband ordered the mahi mahi. The fish was good, cooked nicely. The side dish that came with the meal was some sort of shrimp mashed potato thing which was incredible. The sauce was amazing. Great presentation all around.

Service was a little slow to start but picked up after food was ordered.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank 333kmg333
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Every trip to ft lauderdale wouldn't be complete without a meal at Johnny V. Excellenet food, great staff. See you next fall when we are back

Visited April 2013
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Two Nights in a Row”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's not often that you find a restaurant so good and so enjoyable that you'll go back two nights in a row. Johnny V is that place. The appetizers are incredible and nearly big enough for an entree. Try the Ahi seared tuna poke with boniato chips, grilled pineapple, wasabi, and homemade pickles or the Ceviche style Yellowtail Snapper. My traveling companion had great things to say about the braised muscles dish. For the very first time, I tried a Johnny V salad, the Crisp Romaine, which was light, fresh, and savory. Behind the bar, Jake was friendly and provided outstanding service. With attention to detail, a creative menu, and inviting ambiance, Johnny V scores a 10 out of 10.

  • Visited April 2013
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