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Johnny's Tavern, Amherst, MA

Johnny's Tavern

4.6
4.6
605 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Johnny’s Tavern in Amherst manages to provide a mixed ambiance of classy, yet laidback charm and décor. The dining room provides a nice backdrop for a date night or a group of friends. Even a rather large group can sit comfortably in the expansive dining area. The bar features television where you can catch your favorite sporting events while dining on your food.

The food at Johnny’s Tavern is delicious and always well-prepared. Meals are cooked to order to ensure that diners with various dining preferences can all come in and enjoy a meal. If you are looking for some recommendations, you should try the truffle fries, brussels sprouts, burgers or the house made gnocchi. Stop in at Johnny’s Tavern to see what other amazing food options are available on the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (413) 230-3818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eli Kozukhin

  • Neighborhood

    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 605 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western MA

    Best Overall

  • Western MA

    Best Food

  • Western MA

    Best Service

  • Western MA

    Best Value

  • Western MA

    Great for Lunch

  • Western MA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Gem64

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I frequent Johnnys. Sometimes it’s excellent and other times, not so great. Service for this visit was terrible; we waited a long time for drinks and food. Food was mediocre; very greasy. I’ll go again because like I said it can be good. I would like more consistency, however.
  2. R

    Rb1234

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Johnny's Tavern is one of our go-to restaurants whenever we are in the Amherst-Hadley area. As is our custom, we sat at the bar which provides us with the opportunity to meet some locals. The highlight of the evening was Rachel, our bartender. She is not only a bartender but she is really a mixologist. Her cocktails were outstanding!!! It was incredible how she was able to serve the bar and the restaurant while still maintaining a conversation with the patrons at the bar. We had the fried chicken (my go to meal at Johnny's Tavern) and pasta bolognese. The food was very good, better than bar (tavern) food but not up to standards of a higher end restaurant. Johnny's Tavern is one of the better restaurants in the Amherst-Hadley area.
  3. RG

    RichG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped on our way back home to CT. Menu and prices looked decent online. A hidden gem in this college town. Our waitress was outstanding, I wish I could remember her name. She was friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING. I had bolognese which I love and this ranks right up there in my top 3. My partner had short ribs. Pasta is house made. Will definitely come back!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5!!!!
  4. D

    Diner1

    New England

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place!
  5. f

    friday615

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, casual atmosphere with creative weekend specials, nice beer selection and the best wait-staff, hands down.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnnys has the best burger around, period. So it is hard to stray away from my go-to meal when we go there. However this time I did just that and it was outstanding. The short rib peppedelle was excellent!
  7. MB

    MichaelB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a business lunch. I really enjoyed the service and the food was great.
  8. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The potstickers were amazing! Very robust healthy portions!
  9. LR

    LRS1

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a return visit for us as we knew that everyone would find items on the menu that appealed to them and it was true again. Four out of five of us had pasta dishes, all different so we could share tastes. The Tagliatelle Bolognese and the Fra Diablo Seafood tagliatelle were stand outs, as was the house made ricotta. The pasta holdout had the braised short ribs and raved about them. I also have to mention the beet salad which was delicious. The food is well prepared, the portions are generous and the prices reasonable. We will be back.
  10. MS

    MimiS

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Things were not bad, the food was fine, but the air conditioner was so cold. Is it necessary to have it se so low? We would recommend the restaurant for dinner only if the diners sat outside or someplace warmer!
  11. j

    jlsavannah

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a birthday dinner for 4 people. Everything about Johnny’s was perfect- from the food and atmosphere to value and service. A wonderful experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was phenomenal. Never had Calamari like that and everyone S food was exceptional. Tuna sandwich, barramundi (sea bass) and a pasta Bolognese all great. Dessert upside down pineapple cake and cannoli were great too.
  13. G

    Gem64

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Excellent choice for a casual bite or drinks and apps. Nice atmosphere and attentive service. Food can be inconsistent. Sometimes it’s excellent and other times, not so great.
  14. FS

    FredS

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service in a friendly efficient manner. Good food and drink as well.
  15. SR

    ShawnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience as always last night at Johnny’s. Staff was all very attentive and friendly through out our experience. The food as always is on point as it the atmosphere. Our favorite and a Amherst staple since our son started attending UMASS 3 years ago.
  16. BI

    BistroInfresco

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our annual dinner here while attending the NECCC conference at UMass - actually two times! We had wonderful service and great!
  17. d

    donald

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Johnny's many times and always enjoy it. The food, service, and drinks are consistently excellent.
  18. LJ

    LauraJ

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It’s been a while since we’ve eaten at Johnny’s and we were looking for something a little special to spend a monetary thank you gift. It did not disappoint! The menu is more varied than before. Love all the house made pasta dishes, I had the chicken pesto tagliatelle and it was delicious! My hubby had the short ribs and they were also great; so tender and with a rich sauce. Although we waited a bit long for our food, the servers apologized for that. Parking was easier than expected, esp for a Friday night… I guess that’s the bonus of Amherst in the summer!
  19. D

    Diner1

    New England

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always a step above bar food. Extensive choices, imaginative pasta dishes and exciting apps. Wide selection of craft beer, interesting wine choices and an array of summer drinks choices. Always love this place! Reasonably priced as well.
  20. KS

    KS2017

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Loud environment. Food is reviewed well online but: -calamari were over cooked -burrata was lackluster with burned bread, sopping sour arugula, old tomatoes, and just generally unpleasant taste -the wedge salad was ok, lots of dirt on the inner root areas, chicken was good and shrimp ok (they were definitely very frozen) -gnocchi was more flour and water than potato…they did redo it with a different pasta, but it was drenched in “lemon” butter sauce that just tasted like a lot of cooking butter with oil and some more than al dente pasta. The server did fix the problems, but the food was just not that good.
  21. AS

    AdamS

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food with a great vibe. Would highly recommend.
  22. CM

    CMiller

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu has a nice variety and everything was delicious!
  23. KP

    KarlaP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is consistently good! Had the flatiron steak and risotto special. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Service was good but a bit slow due to staffing shortage. We will be back!!
  24. DC

    DoubleC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing that the music was at a perfect level that wasn't too loud. Food was amazing, especially the Atlantic salmon and the berramundi
  25. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Was a bit disappointed with our meals. Have always loved Johnny's but have not come in awhile with Covid, etc. Not the same as it's been in the past and was looking forward to coming back for a special anniversary celebration. Had the short rib papperdelle. Not impressed at all - had swiss chard or something that was absolutely inedible, too tough to even chew and the short rib beef was nothing to write home about. Also had the Barramundi which I was anxious to try but was also a disappointment - Scallops were overcooked and fish had an off taste. So unfortunate, because this has always been a favorite special place to dine.
  26. B

    Beebee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice place to gather for a family supper. Food good, drinks superb, service friendly if a little distracted. Food review: yummy burger, excellent pinot noir by the glass, excellent IPA, nice but overly fussy shaved brussel sprout salad, unremarkable but fine pappardelle bolognese,
  27. PD

    PhillipD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, ate outside which was quieter than inside. tuna was amazing.
  28. RL

    RonL

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Braised short ribs - yessss Pasta for daily special was a bit thick and detracted from the overall enjoyment. Nonetheless- it was a satisfying meal experience.
  29. SS

    SusanS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I ordered the Shrimp Spaccatelli. It was incredibly salty probably due to the smoked bacon. I should have sent it back but thought I would get use to it...I really didn't. Overall, the dish was too rich for me. My husband ordered the Pappardelle Bolognese and loved it.
  30. DS

    DeaneS

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was the best. Our waitress Ruby was on cue throughout the afternoon. Everything we asked for we got promptly even though the place looked busy. The food was amazing, very flavorful and hot. Definitely will be going back.
  31. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were warmly greeted and our request for a booth was honored despite a busy evening of celebrations for students who graduated from Amherst College. Ruby was our server and was gracious and professional. Our meals were served quickly and were delicious. We topped it off by sharing a tavern sundae - yummy!
  32. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, very good food at reasonable prices.
  33. RL

    RonL

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    One of the three meals was overly salty. Disappointed.
  34. MO

    MaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent 5 star food and service! It was my first time there and the food was absolutely decadent. The appetizers, the dinner, and the yummy dessert too! The servers were both great and very friendly. I'm recommending Johnny's Tavern to everyone I know!
  35. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Johnny's TTavern in Amherst is one of I and my wife's favorite eating places. The service is usually very good with yesterday's being exceptional. We have certain things we like, including their mussels, which to us are the gold standard. My wife loves their gnocchi while my tastes vary from visit to visit. I had their fish and chips yesterday which were unfortunately way below their usual excellence. TThey have some good beers on tap, and probably a decent wine list although admittedly I'm not knowledgeable about wines. IIt's a popular place, so reservations are recommended.
  36. TD

    ToriD222

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Our waitress wasn’t attentive and we waited forever for half our food. My food came out hot and ready while my moms food was packaged to go and sat in the kitchen until we were able to get our servers attention. Her family was seated at the table next to us and they had better service. We did speak to a manager but overall I was disappointed. I’ve been coming here for many years and never has this happened.
  37. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sean was our server. He did a good job - attentive and friendly.
  38. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and very friendly service. One of the best restaurants we've been in Western MA. Hard to find this quality in a casual-friendly environment. Perfect place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!
  39. YB

    YumpyBoy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our meals were great! Service was quick. Def recommend
  40. DP

    DianeP

    New England

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was an okay dining experience. Our appetizer came out 30 minutes after ordering, with one of our entrees. The second entree arrived 5 minutes later. Food was okay....nothing special. Scallops were under seasoned. Fried chicken had way too much garlic on it. Service was slow.

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You can order delivery directly from Johnny's Tavern using the Order Online button. Johnny's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 230-3818.

Johnny's Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Johnny's Tavern

30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eli Kozukhin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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