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Johnston House Restaurant

Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY
+1 315-686-3663
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“puttanesca” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

We love this place! It's only open in the summer and worth checking out. Every time we are in town we order the Tsunami roll. It's amazing!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TANB278
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Top notch food, staff and atmosphere. I don't mind treating myself to a guilty pleasure but it must satisfy my itch. The portion size was the only thing that spoiled the meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank N5056QFmichaelb
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a friend. I made dinner reservations for a Saturday night with high expectations; however the Johnston House missed the mark. We dined outdoors in a lovely courtyard setting. There is an upscale feel to the place. However,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The food here was outstanding ... gourmet. There is seating outside in the garden which is lovely on a cooler day. We ate indoors because the weather was so hot. Inside the restaurant is separated into cozy rooms. The chef did a wonderful job on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Had a lovely lunch here yesterday. Fabulous food, great atmosphere, friendly service. Definitely will return again!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Recently, visited the Clayton area and had dinner at the Johnston House. The front of the house staff was friendly and helpful, the waitress was attentive and informative. My dinner was delicious, so, my kudos to the chef!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank LivingLargeLinda
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Johnston House is our favorite restaurant in the local area when it comes to fine food and the atmosphere is wonderful as well. Sitting outside on their nicely landscaped grounds, be it for lunch or dinner, makes it even better! There is live music...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank ViperGirlNY
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We were fortunate enough to have a room to ourselves. As a group of 7, it was much easier to visit. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was very good. We would definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Henry D
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The Johnston House has been kind of an anomaly to us because we can never figure out its hours. Check to make sure it will be open before you plan to visit. Do not visit if you are in a rush. The atmosphere is beautiful,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank LHPUSAviaOki
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Food and wine were good. Service was very friendly and attentive. Interior is spacious. Outside seating when weather permits.

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Sc00byD00byD00
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2015|
Response from GJRIII | Property representative |
It depends on the position you are applying for. To serve tables you must be 18 because of the alcohol, and I believe 16 to do anything else but I would have to double check on anyone younger with working papers
16 July 2015|
Response from GJRIII | Property representative |
We are always accepting applications. Thank you for inquiring
Carol W
12 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GJRIII | Property representative |
We have talked about doing a couple but nothing set in stone yet, please check out our Facebook page for any upcoming events. Thank you and we look forward to serving you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 315-686-3663
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