First time in Omaha looking for a good steak. Read the reviews on this site and decide to try this restaurant because of two statements one about the unique seating and the other a recommendation to visitors or people who have recently moved here. Thank you for the recommendations, because we loved it. The staff was very, very helpful and friendly. We did not have reservations and were seated on a busy Saturday night within five minutes. The waitress did not hover, but she was there to refill an ice tea, take an order or remove a plate as needed. Excellent service! As for the food, wonderful! The steaks were cooked as we ordered them and the sides were delicious. I will definitely eat here again the next time through Omaha.
I have eaten here a couple of times with clients and have come away with the same impression each time that this is just another in a long list of chain steakhouses that always manager to serve a pretty good steak but nothing ever really says wow. The best steak that I have ever had in Omaha and possibly anywhere for that matter is Prestige which is just a few minutes down the street. It seems to me that if you are going to have a steak in Omaha you just have to go to the locally owned restaurants, which I am told Prestige is, and stay away from the chain places. I think Johnny's has a pretty nice atmosphere inside but I am not real keen on taking a client to the mall for dinner and drinks.
This was one of the top ten meals of my life! Service was top notch, the steak was to-die-for. Friendly staff, comfortable environment, but most of all, every bite I took, from the bacon wrapped scallops appetizer to the prime steak to the warm delicious bread, was as good as I've had in years. Listen to me: Eat here, you won't be disappointed. Ask for Chelsea, best server I've ever had ...period.
Brother Sebastians probably lands somewhere in my top 20 but it just does not compete with the vast array of really great restaurants around town. My top five: Chinese: Grand Fortune Steaks: Prestige Italian: Pasta Amore Seafood: Toss up between Prestige and Bonefish. Prestige wins out because it is locally owned and Bonefish is not. Mexican: Anything in south Omaha
I have lived, and had Steaks all over the country, Four&five star restaurants in San Fran and New York, Steak houses from Chicago to LA to Philly, chains from OUTsomewhere to RuthSomebody. "Gorats" has the best aged, best prepared,best tasting Beef in the country. I go there every time I get to Omaha. PS it sounds wierd but try the french fried parsley
The burger is one of the best I have EVER had!!! The servers are always friendly and prompt. I have never had to complain or talk to a manager. Sometimes they have problems with messing up orders but overall experience two thumbs up!!=)
When I die and go to heaven, they will serve me Johnny's chateaubriand. Why would any fool eat at a chain restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska? Johnny's is perfect. If it's good enough for Jack Nicholson, it's good enough for me.
--and you can understand why. No stupid gimmicks, only great food, served by the most talented waitpersons anywhere. Get your steaks HERE. Outstanding house salad--I love chunk blue cheese on top.
Great food with good service. This restaurant has been an established part of the community for many years. One of the first I would recommend to a visitor or new resident of Omaha.
that Johnny's manages to survive over the crappy chain restaurants. Fantastic food, historic atmosphere. I'm thrilled we have this blast from the past. Steaks are to die for!