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Johnny's Speakeasy

4.8
4.8
242 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy

The most creative Craft cocktail Menu in the Midwest, 669 spirits, Casual and Unique, Haute Cuisine.

We'll be sending out the secret code the afternoon of your reservation, we look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (248) 794-1261

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Johnny Prepolec

  • Neighborhood

    Royal Oak

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Snacks

  • Devilishly Good Eggs$7.00

    Prosciutto and micro arugula

    • Blistered Shishito Peppers$9.00

      • Gougeres$10.00

        Bacon and cheddar pastry puffs

        • Crispy Curried Chick Peas$6.00

          Small Plates

          • Vietnamese Street Ribs$16.00

            Garnished with fresh mint, cilantro, and fried garlic

            • Beyond Impossible Meatballs$16.00

              Caramelized onion Dijon sauce

              • Crispy Duck Skin Tacos$14.00

                Pico da gallo, slaw, chipotle mayonnaise, black beans and corn

                • Cevapi$12.00

                  Fresh lamb sausage served with a refreshing cucumber sauce and chopped sweet onions

                  Greens

                  • Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad$6.00

                    Roasted pine nuts, roasted corn, rainbow carrots, black beans, tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion, eggs, blue cheese, chevre, shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, baby arugula, artisan greens, champagne vinaigrette

                    • Fresh Cut Alchemi Salad$17.00

                      A mix of salad cut from our in house garden, tossed with fresh herbs, goat cheese, corn, tomatoes, and black beans. House made oriental vinaigrette

                      Hand Made Pastas

                      • Lobster "Pap & Cheese"$19.00

                        Half lobster tail, lobster and crab pieces, pappardelle, cheddar lobster bisque, sweet corn, and roasted pine nuts

                        • Braised Michigan Lamb Farfalle$21.00

                          Handmade spinach and egg pasta in a ragu of tender lamb and green beans

                          • Slow Braised Beef Cheek and Spinach Capallini$21.00

                            Home made spinach capallini tossed with a beef cheek ragu, peas, roasted pine nuts and topped with a poached egg

                            Large Plates

                            • Miso Sake Glazed Salmon$28.00

                              Black beluga lentils and organic rainbow carrots

                              • Herb Encrusted Fillet Mignon$33.00

                                Stuffed with fresh herb chevre, smashed root vegetables, organic rainbow carrots, red wine demi-glace

                                • Cioppino$28.00

                                  Classic San Francisco seafood stew with lobster, shrimp, crab, and scallops

                                  • Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops$29.00

                                    Parmigiano reggiano pappardelle, Swiss chard, rosemary garlic butter

                                    Desserts

                                    • Luxardo Cherry Creme Brulee$9.00

                                      • Spicy Peanut Chocolate Truffles$9.00

                                        With a hint of Jamaican rum

                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                        What 242 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                        4.8
                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.7Food
                                        • 4.7Service
                                        • 4.8Ambience
                                        • 4.4Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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                                        1. A

                                          Anubis

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delightful surprise. Playing-up the “speakeasy” theme is new and fun. The staff was courteous and amazingly fast (went on Friday at 6:30). Delicious food, just wish I’d had more time to browse the bar (an excellent reason to return in itself). I will definitely be back.

                                        2. PT

                                          PaulaT

                                          Detroit

                                          5 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                          This place has real potential. The music from a live band was good, not too loud. The service was friendly, but given that the place wasn’t full by any stretch, not attentive. Food was the most disappointing. Rib appetizer, tasty but fatty. Large salad was uninspiring.

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                          Food over price dark and musty smell will not go back

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Birthday dinner it was amazing

                                        5. TJ

                                          TylerJ

                                          Detroit

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My mom had the best Mothers Day! The food and drinks were excellent!

                                        6. S

                                          Sweetrobin813

                                          Detroit

                                          33 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          33 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                          Great service and cocktails…. Our lamb chops came out pretty inedible 😞 too thick, bad quality and rare. We sent them back, our waitress removed from bill and comped us dessert. Will go back, she made it worthwhile

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had an awesome night, the food was amazing although a bit pricy. If I had to complain about anything, it was a bit dark, hard to read the menu without the light on my cell phone Will definitely recommend and come back

                                        8. SE

                                          SandraE

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Experience was fantastic. Food was wonderful. Service excellent. A little on the loud side once the room was filled, but some sound deadening tucked into the ceiling would probably help with that, and not be too detrimental on the aesthetics. Was very pleased to see low and no alcohol choices available on the drink menu.

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service2ambience5

                                          Great spot for an evening date. Food was just okay but the cocktails were great!

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Graduation dinner

                                        11. RE

                                          RichE

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food & ambiance! Would definitely recommend!

                                        12. R

                                          Russell

                                          Key West

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything from beginning to end was superb.

                                        13. UB

                                          UrsulaB

                                          Toledo

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I enjoyed the food and the ambience. It was extremely loud but that’s because it had a very exciting vibe. We were celebrating my birthday so they brought me a beautiful crème brûlée with a sparkler in the middle! Loved it.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on March 20, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Love love LOVE!!!

                                        15. VW

                                          ValerieW

                                          Detroit

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was outstanding and the atmosphere fantastic.

                                        16. JL

                                          JakeLane12

                                          Detroit

                                          20 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on March 10, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Johnny's continues to be one of our go-to spots in Metro Detroit for craft cocktails and great food. The mood of this speakeasy is one of its greatest attractions. The staff is always friendly and fun to interact with. I highly recommend Johnny's to anyone looking for a cool, unique night out with their significant other or a group of friends. You will not be disappointed.

                                        17. TM

                                          TinaM

                                          Detroit

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          What a great little find in Royal Oak. Accommodating staff, great ambience and wonderful cocktails.

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It’s wild walking in, the environment is delightful. Delicious meals and craft cocktails.

                                        19. VC

                                          VernonC

                                          Detroit

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very nice hidden gem everyone was kind and courteous.

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on March 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic place for jazz, absinthe, and delicious foods.

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          I like the idea of having a password and ringing the doorbell. Also great ambiance

                                        22. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Chicago

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          We were expecting more of a speakeasy experience with more questions “to determine entry,” and 1920’s decor. It was just another bar. It took 20 minutes to get each drink ordered. Our food was cold. They forgot to put salad dressing on the salad. We hoped that this was just an off night.

                                        23. MJ

                                          MichelleJ

                                          Detroit

                                          41 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          41 reviews

                                          Dined on February 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was amazing ! Best Valentine’s Day dinner

                                        24. D

                                          Davehorn

                                          Detroit

                                          51 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          51 reviews

                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our first time there, it was great! Food and drinks, and our server, Sam was awesome! She’s a keeper!

                                        25. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Celebrated Valentine’s Day at Johnny’s with my Fiancé! It was such a wonderful experience with amazing staff and service! Honestly the best service we’ve had dinning out in a VERY long time. The food and drinks were outstanding as well!

                                        26. MC

                                          MichaelC

                                          Detroit

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This is an absolutely amazing experience. The entire experience is great. The staff is phenomenal. The food is some of the best in the area.

                                        27. BB

                                          BrittanyB

                                          Detroit

                                          14 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          14 reviews

                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was really good. Our appetizers came out quick but seemed to be a little cold as if they were sitting. But still very tasty. Drinks were yummy. Seating was a little too close for my liking. We were close enough to be able to hear the conversations of the people seated to the right and left of us. Great overall!

                                        28. S

                                          Sweetrobin813

                                          Detroit

                                          34 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          34 reviews

                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Super cool, very cozy & sexy spot!! Great for date night!!

                                        29. A

                                          Andria117

                                          Detroit

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          It’s a very sexy vibe. I highly recommend for a date night. Drinks were great, but on busy nights have some patience. Everyone is doing the best they can!

                                        30. KL

                                          KaraL

                                          Detroit

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on January 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was great, service was fabulous. Would highly recommended

                                        31. G

                                          Glen48067

                                          Detroit

                                          32 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          32 reviews

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          What an awesome experience! From being greeted at the door and asked your secret code, to the welcome cocktail, and to the amazing dining options, the evening was amazing! Plan to return very soon!

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was our first date night of the year and it was so worth it! I really loved the exclusiveness of this restaurant and also loved the “speakeasy” vibe. I enjoyed the atmosphere and service and the FOOD was delicious! 10/10

                                        33. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Johnny’s never disappoints! My favorite is sitting at the bar, because their specialty cocktails are fun to drink and I also like watching the process of them being made. I have enjoyed everything I’ve ordered to eat, but I prefer to dine upstairs at Alchemi and then heading downstairs. The bartenders will keep your waters full, and the ambiance has a true speakeasy feel. I have been a repeat here many times for a reason!

                                        34. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Anniversary celebrations. Loved the cloak and dagger - it is well done without being cheesy. Our food was amazing and it was delightful to have a dessert brought to the table with sparklers to make it special. Our waiter was odd. I told him I had a sugar probleM but he insisted on bringing me a cocktail that caused my blood sugar to spike! Then once we were done with dinner and wanted to get home he pretty much forgot about us! He meant well with the cocktail but a little training would go far!

                                        35. JH

                                          JoeyH

                                          Detroit

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My wife and I had a great time at Johnny’s on a Sunday evening. Our bartender, Joe, was friendly with good recommendations and prompt service. Johnny himself was equally accommodating and pleasant to speak to. Additionally, the live music was great! We hadn’t been back since winter 2020 and will certainly have a shorter duration until our next visit.

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Really great experience! Loved the food - loved the atmosphere! Great service!

                                        37. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 9, 2022

                                          overall4food2service3ambience5

                                          I have to say...they did a good job making it feel like a speakeasy. They text you a secret password and you have to ring the doorbell. However, they could add a little bit more decor. The food and menu was a little disappointing. The one menu I viewed online was different than when we got there. There was no chicken options or vegetarian besides the two salads offered. The salad was pretty good and the salmon my boyfriend ordered was okay. The drinks were decent. Since it was my birthday, the waitress brought out crème brûlée with a candle of fire out to my table. This did make up for the food. Overall, it's definitely a cool place but would not come back based on the food.

                                        38. h

                                          helinam

                                          Detroit

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Love this place

                                        39. PR

                                          PavaniR

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Worth every penny, real classy place and cocktails were amazing.

                                        40. FH

                                          FHDLG

                                          Detroit

                                          17 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          17 reviews

                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                          overall1food3service1ambience1

                                          Never comjng back. We were the last party to leave last Friday. My friend’s niece was typing an address on her GPS before heading out in the cold. We get up, head for the the exit, and then hear Shelby (our server) say, “Finally!”. Dearest Shelby, We all heard you. The music was off and we were clearly within earshot and I made sure we made eye contact. You knew we heard you. We weren’t taking our sweet time. Like you, trust me - we wanted to leave too. We have been going to Johnny’s for a while, celebrating special events and occasions, bringing out-of-town guests and visitors. Well we are no longer coming to this establishment and no longer recommending this place to friends, family and co-workers. Going back to Sugar House and Bad Luck Bar. Finally.

                                        FAQs

                                        You can order delivery directly from Johnny's Speakeasy using the Order Online button. Johnny's Speakeasy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 794-1261.

                                        Johnny's Speakeasy is rated 4.8 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                        Booked 8 times today
                                        Google Map for Johnny's Speakeasy

                                        215 S Main St Royal Oak, MI 48067

                                        Additional information

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Royal Oak

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Speakeasy, Cocktail Bar

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking details

                                          Street Parking

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Johnny Prepolec

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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