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“Great stop”
Review of Johnny's Bistro on Main - CLOSED

Johnny's Bistro on Main
Price range: $10 - $20
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
clovis CA
Level Contributor
141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great stop”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

we stopped here for a quick refresher on our way to more antique shops!
Clean and friendly
It was worth it and we'll return next summer.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank joy g
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food is great! Very will prepared and better than anything on the street in my opinion. The sandwiches are the best! Diverse menu!

Visited August 2012
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Thank cherev65
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Columbia, Maryland
1 review
“Bad Food and Dirty”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

My friends and I went to Ellicott City for some shopping. We were hungry and decided to give Johnny's Bistro a try. We had to order our food at a counter and then wait at a table. I used the bathroom. It was filthy. When our food arrived we were aghast. The bread was stale and the fillings appeared to have been cooked the day before. Never, ever going back!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Bob T
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Lyme, Connecticut
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205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Small but Mighty (tapas and flavor)!!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is the cutest little place, small bistro tables but charming, comfy, and the food which is created here is anything but small! Absolutely the most delicious pairings of flavors! The menu offers a daily fresh soup-we had potato & leek with applewood smoked bacon and chicken-really well-flavored, hearty but not heavy, served with a piece of flatbread. Their salads are fresh, generous portions and interesting combos of veggies, a topping of grilled meat or seafood, and excellent dressings made there. There are always all sorts of sandwiches-my husband had It's a Wrap--a take on Italian cold cut, but placed in a tasty wrap instead of big fat roll-and my Neptune's Surprise was scallops, shrimp and lump crab in a really smooth and rich creme fraiche sauce with a touch of sherry served in a brioche "cup" so it soaked up the sauce -of which I did not want to miss a drop. The desserts of note are the very New Orleans style bread pudding with a bourbon suace and the impeccable creme brulee--this chef has worked in several prestigious venues but comes around to the table and seems really interested in your comments-just very pleasant after all the franchises where not a person there really knows or cares about customers or food in many cases...
It is nice to slip into Johnny's and relax, enjoying the pleasant place and the really delicious fare offered. Good value for cost, as well.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank anneed
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Maryland
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was pleasantly pleased with the food here. Set up is different but works. Prices are fair and competitive. Clean place with friendly and attentive service. I plan to return.

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Thank carrie0866
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