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Johnny Utah's NYC

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue
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25 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6902 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-265-8824
11:30 - 03:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 02:00
Thu 11:30 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool little country bar and grill in the Rockefeller Center area, complete with mechanical bull. Stopped in for a few drinks and apps before heading to see SNL. Pretty empty at first when we arrived at 7:30, started picking up around 9:30. Can get drinks in their signature boot glass that you can take with you as a souvenir.

Thank Lori J
Valley Stream, New York
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here for drinks with friends . Even on a Wednesday lunch hour the place was fun. Party's going on and drinks all around. We enjoyed drinks and appetizers and were happy to sit back and watch the crowd. The mechanical bull is in center of the room and anyone can ride you just have to ask the attendant... More 

Thank golizzy
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went in twice for a beer. First time I went , I had 2 bud light at a cost of 7 dollars. 2nd time I had 1 bud light at a cost of 9 dollars. I wasn't too hot at maths , but a 4 year old could tell you something's wrong. Me being British, I paid and said nothing... More 

Thank BelfastBilly
Baltimore, Maryland
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449 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is too funny. I would have never otherwise entered, but on a recent trip, after an afternoon at MOMA, I was looking for a place to meet a friends for a happy hour drink. Find the awning, descend the staircase, and you'll walk right into someplace our of Texarkana. Complete with mechanical bull taking center stage.

Thank GlobalStaci
Cut Bank, Montana
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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Johnny Utah's for a business gathering and I was very happy. Food was excellent and the bartenders are spot on. Food: Typical American Bar food, and some BBQ offerings. All of which was cooked quite well. Bar: This place has more table seating than they do bar seating. Since the bar crams up fast, I wouldn't reccomend eating... More 

Thank John M
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I heard this place was starting Live Music on Wednesday nights, so I had to check it out. There doesn't seem to be too many places in NYC that do live music anymore so it was nice to see. The artist was a young guy who played all sorts of country music covers and even some of his own originals,... More 

Thank Nick A
Staten Island, New York, United States
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place for dinner and drinks with friends. The place is a little nosy but it is a fun night. If you are willing for a challenge, try the bull ride.

Thank Pamela M
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A basement bar to the side of club quarters. With bucking bull and great food. Great place for everyone. Food like stuffed nachos big burgers etc

Thank Guy B
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It was December, we were near Rockefeller Center and everything was crowded we saw this place and decided to enter. I ordered the pulled pork, was surprised that didn’t saw any ribs on the menu, my wife had the Cuban sub, both were good generous portions, the pork had good salad, but I feel not enough bbq sauce, They have... More 

Thank Juanito1977
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have read the previous reviews and I respect their opinion but I've got to say, when we went here we were not just looked after we were feted Maybe it was because we are 60+ and visiting New York for the first time but the food and drink was excellent and the service was first class You could say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6902
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-8824
In July 2007, New York welcomes Johnny Utah's, the urban cowboy experience, to Rockefeller Center. The Johnny Utah's experience begins with cuisine full of flavors & spices which embody the real meaning of Southwestern food. With hearty recipes of our cultural ancestors, Johnny Utah's offers a menu full of zesty Texan BBQ ribs, savory steak fajitas, & authentic Mexican tequila. Almost every seat in the house has a view of the dining room's main attraction, Manhattan's only mechanical bull. Showcasing the full essence of the Southwestern theme, the beast is theatrically surrounded with cascading metal chains & burning candles that echo "rings of fire," signifying the celebration of the icon. The interior was designed as an interpretation of an old western mining shaft with salvaged antique tiles & pony-hide furniture. Johnny Utah's is a place where the music's always pumping and the drinks are always flowing. We have redefined the urban cowboy experience through our unique promotions and promiscuous atmosphere. Cowgirls, cowboys and rock stars of all kinds are encouraged to come in and get wild.

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