Spoiler alert. There is no Johnny. Host at the door said “it’s an old sign.” OK. Johnny’s is part of Dining Out Enterprises, a small collection of diverse cuisine outlets in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Johnny’s is noted for wood-grilled foods, including rotisserie chickens, steaks, and daily specials. Full bar, take-out, and catering is available as well.
I’m making one more swing through the Upper Midwest before the snow flies and I make my hasty retreat to warmer climes for the winter.
I’ve had the privilege, luck of eating in some of the finest restaurants on the planet, but when it’s my money, there’s no finer meal than a good Club House sandwich and a cup of coffee. The (choice of white or wheat) toast was perfect, the turkey thick sliced and oven roasted, the bacon and lettuce crisp. Home cut fries were fried and seasoned to perfection. My dinner mate went with the 8 oz burger, cooked precisely as ordered, with a big beefy taste of a quality grind. Service was great, the amply-sized room can seat a crowd, and the atmosphere is generally subdued. A perfect tryst rendezvous. Off-street parking.
Johnny’s is currently featuring steak and lobster for 19.99 on Monday nights, and I’ve posted their full menu online.
Johnny’s Kitchen and Tap Review