About Johnny's Cafe
Johnny's Cafe and Martini Bar brings the finest Italian Cuisine and creative seafood dishes to Margate, NJ. Over the last few years Johnny's has evolved from a small cafe to being one of the most sought out restaurants and martini bars on the Jersey Shore The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the seasoned service staff will make you know that you belong. Johnny's is known for his dessert creations as well as his family's recipe homemade Meatballs, which are the finest you can have. Johnny's is open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night and Cocktails. We would love to see you.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00 pm, 7 Days a Week
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00 pm Happy Hour Cocktails All Night Long At both of our Bars!
Frank Sinatra Vocalist, the Amazing Benny Marsala
Wednesday & Sunday Nights, 5 pm-Close
...The Lounge At Johnny's Cafe...
Friday DJ Steve O 10 PM-till
Saturday Johnny Looch 10pm- till
Sunday Benny Marsala, Vocals and Dancing
Don't forget the after party at Johns Steaks!
Adams & Jefferson
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Weekly Entertainment Schedule
Dancing to the Music with the Area's Best DJ's -
Monday Nights, Jazz Duo Joe Mancini & Guest 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday and Sunday nights, Benny Marsala 6:30-close
Friday & Saturday Nights, Guest DJ 8:30-Close
Johnny's Cafe and Martini Bar offers many options for your catering needs. Our new room and bar is perfect for that special function. We cater off site too and we will accommodate any special menu requests.
Check our website for the different packages that are offered.
Please contact our catering manager would be happy to discuss your options
Free Parking is located directly across the street of the restaurant on our private lot
NJ Transit Bus 505 Stops at the corner of Washington Ave and Ventnor Ave.
John W Liccio
Private Party Facilities:
Or Private Dining area has a fireplace and its own bar for your affair
Private Party Contact:
Joanne Liccio: 6098221789x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Plan your next special event at Johnny's Cafe. We have a beautiful back room which includes a bar and fireplace. Perfect for your next birthday, Wedding, or Reception. Call for more details.
Johnny's Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Lively place. As always the service and ...
Lively place. As always the service and the food was excellent. Will definitely be going back.
Great food, too loud!
At one point someone had turned the music up so loud, we couldn't even hear each other. Something like that could be a deal breaker for an otherwise near perfect meal. Everyone's food was very good. Only complaint among 9 dinners, salad dressing on meatball salad was all vinegar, kind of killed it. Otherwise, we had quite a variety of entrees and all were plentiful and delicious! Service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend as long as I can hear my fellow diners.
My husband and I celebrated our annivers ...
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there. We both had our favorite, Salmon Wellington, which was delicious as always. Their pasta primavera (not on the menu anymore but you can still request it) is also excellent. The dining room was renovated a few years ago and is very attractive. Service was very good.
Try the Bosses veal. It's outta this wor ...
Try the Bosses veal. It's outta this world if you like spicy.
Food was delicious. It never disappoints!
This is my third time there, the food is great as well as the service. Lunch or Dinner, it is always good! I would recommend to my friends who are not on a budget. It can be a bit pricey but well worth it.
Food with a Flare
Menu offered some really delicious sounding entrees and appetizers. We enjoyed the warm winter salad, Beef Carpaccio, whole Branzino and our friend who eats only gluten-free found many choices. Drinks good. It was a Saturday night, so the restaurant had its bar dance scene going strong.
Our meal was excellent . I had Bronzino ...
Our meal was excellent . I had Bronzino . It was cooked Perfectly. The tomato salad was also excellent . My husband got the veal Johnny. That was also delicious . For desert - the key lime pie is a must. It is so creamy and Delicious. Never had anything like it 👏
always good never fails...we go as often ...
always good never fails...we go as often as we can..
The place was really good. All the staff is friendly. Food was delicious and I'm going back with my family and friends. Definetely a good place to visit for Restaurant week.
Great food, had the whole Bronzino ,cook ...
Great food, had the whole Bronzino ,cooked perfect Very reasonable
Excellent dinner, service,the whole expe ...
Excellent dinner, service,the whole experience was very good.. We were there for restaurant week
Great spot for any occasion
Great spot for any occasion
Mostly very very good!
Food excellent! Waitress needs to write orders down and realize all customers are not deaf. She yells at you ( we've had her twice). Mistakes with not writing down orders both times.
Excellent as always
4th time here and excellent as always in all categories. A special thanks to the staff for making a memorable birthday celebration.
Upscale ambiance with great food
Johnny's has an upscale ambiance, modern lighting, and a large bar. The food is classic, delicious Italian served with a smile. They also feature an amazing singer who sounds like Frank Sinatra. Worth trying!
Valentine's Evening Feb. 2016
Best chicken marsala I have ever eaten. Service great & place all decorated. Frank Sinatra singer was so great you would have thought Frankie was in the place. Lovely evening.
This was our third or fourth time going ...
This was our third or fourth time going to johnnys this year. We always have a great experience and have never been disappointed. They have a great cocktail menu if that's your thing. There meatball appetizer and Caesar salads are always delicious! Tonight I had a New York Strip with mashed potatoes and my wife had the scallops special. Both were awesome and cooked to perfection! For dessert we had key lime pie which was unbelievable to say the least. We save a little bit to take home with us for later. The service is always great, and we've never had a problem with our servers. Everyone is very friendly and polite.
Food was wonderful. The DJ played great ...
Food was wonderful. The DJ played great music that had the whole place dancing.
Service not great
Johnnys was recommended by a friend for Valentines Day dinner...the friend happens to be a frequent customer at Johnnys. The wrong dinner came out for my husband and instead of taking mine back they let it sit there for 10-15 minutes. His dinner happened to be almost $40 which isn't the point but we were very disappointed. Not to mention we changed plans because Johnnys came highly recommended. I'm not sure that we will return.
Our waiter was William, he is the best waiter we have EVER had he was attentive but not overbearing his knowledge was fantastic. The food was FANTASTIC . The lambchops were the best I have ever had. Will be back soon and often
Johnny has really stepped it up!
Last visit kept me away for a long time. This recent visit was very good. Made reservations for this weekend also! Waitress should write down orders, no reason not to? Most impressed with quantity of servings!
Great menu that even hard to please diners can find a delicious entree. It can become noisy near the bar but our hostess asked if we wanted to be seated on the quiet side. A good vibe all around. We will be back😉
The meatballs were great!! Steve the DJ ...
The meatballs were great!! Steve the DJ was great. he played the music my husband and I like. We will be back.
Always a great experience there. First ...
Always a great experience there. First time for breakfast . Definitely would go back .
Even on a Hard Night, Johnny's Cafe excels!
This is our third time at Johnny's and frankly as it was New Year's Eve 2015, and we were bringing a new couple with us, we hoped we'd made the right choice! Well, we had NOTHING to worry about! The staff was on their toes and as soon as we arrived we knew we were in good hands. We had requested William as a waiter and we got him and as before, he did an excellent job taking care of us. The food we ordered was superb and our first time friends said it was a Home Run! Thanks William for great service and thanks Johnny's Cafe for another excellent meal! We've been before and we certainly will be back again and again!
Always good. Great service. Go for appet ...
Always good. Great service. Go for appetizers or dinner. Everything was excellent.
Eating At Johnny's
Although we didn't have the 7 Fishes, we had a splendid dinner with an excellent waitress. Maria's bronzino was perfectly cooked and Dan's veal was oustanding. Luckily, we received a gift card for Johnny's, so we will be back.
Pre Christmas Visit
My wife and I went to enjoy a quiet meal after Christmas shopping. Unfortunately we sat in the dining area near the bar during the end of happy hour. The music at the bar was blasting away and pointed at our table. The music was finally turned down and we thought, great. Except a live singer began his routine, and again, was too loud for dinner music. The food was excellent and there is plenty of it, but the noise level is too much for us. We actually like to have a conversation during dinner, not shout at each other. I guess we will try again, but not on a Wednesday night. As a side note, I have observed that the noise level at most restaurants has risen. People should use what they were taught in Kindergarten.....to use their indoor voice!
One of our favorites
As usual, our meal was terrific. Party of 6 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The place was quiet which is not the norm here, but we enjoyed ourselves. The food at Johnny's is always great and they make a mean martini. We are regulars, so perhaps a bit biased, but you can't go wrong. Chilean sea bass (a special) was wonderful and the pork chop (regular on the menu) is always a winner. No so important, but it is by far the best cup of coffee I have ever had ANYWHERE. Go now before the crowds come back for the summer!
Great place, Awesome Waiter
We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at Johnny's Cafe. The food was delicious but the highlight was our waiter, William. He was amazing. Thank you, William, for pampering our mother, Marie on her Thanksgiving Birthday.
First time I've ever been here and I cou ...
First time I've ever been here and I could not be happier! It was a relatively slow night so we got to pick our table so me and my boyfriend got a cozy booth by the bar (highly recommend!). I got the burrata appetizer and my boyfriend got the calamari app. Hands down the best burrata I've ever had! For entree I got the Bronzino and I can honestly say it was the best cooked fish I've ever had in a restaurant. My boyfriend got the New York strip and absolutely loved it. By far, the best thing about our time at Johnny's was our waiter, William. He was amazing, knowledgable, and extremely friendly. I cannot wait to go back to Johnny's!!
The place to go
When the town is dead on a Sunday in winter, johnnys is the place to go....live entertainment, good food, packed bar and all round enjoyable atmosphere.
Great food, generous portions, friendly ...
Great food, generous portions, friendly staff...and dancing !!
We were looking for a new place for dinner and we chose Johnny's. We had a great salad and our entrees were just delicious. The wait staff were very attentive and we will be going back soon! This is a keeper.
Great dinner!! As always! Food was excel ...
Great dinner!! As always! Food was excellent, service - the best! Love the energetic atmosphere!! Johnny always makes our dining experience enjoyable!! This is one of the best restaurants in Margate! Nonna's Meatballs appetizer, Pescatore entree were excellent and plenty of food. Everyone enjoyed their meals, plenty left to take home too! And...the Martini's are fabulous too! Thanks again Johnny for a wonderful evening! If you haven't been here you must go.
The food was excellent. The waiter was not so good the 1st 25 minutes, but after our party of 3 requested refills for our drinks and inquired if bread was available while we waited for salads, he apologized and blamed someone else for not bringing the bread and plate of sautéed peppers. After that he was very attentive. Unfortunately it was hard to have a conversation because of the loud music and even louder patrons seated around us. I would return for the food but at an earlier hour before the music begins.
Great food but not very hot. Way too noisy in the dining room. The waiter was polite but not very attentive. It was busy but not packed. Would only come back back for the bar maybe happy hour. Not for dinner.
need to inform
as you can tell by my answers, my wife and I always enjoy our time spent at your restaurant. My wife ordered your surf n turf special on Sat. If you have the nerve to charge $70 for an entree without notifying your customer then you might have a big issue with someone who might not be as calm and cool as I am.
Rushed and not seated well
Service good, table placement not good never sure why this happens since it was not crowded
Fun Restaurant with Really Good Food
We eat at Johnny's Cafe at least once a summer. As usually, this past weekend, we had a great dinner. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. The food was great, and they give generous portions - unlike another restaurant in town which decided to give "healthy" portions instead of the generous portions that they used to give. The atmosphere is very vibrant, without being stuff. We will definitely continue to eat at Johnny's Cafe as long as all the above advantages continue.
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