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Johnny Utah's NYC

) #4,844 of 9,275 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ American, ,
25 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6902
+1 212-265-8824
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  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
25 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6902
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by Johnny Utah's for a nightcap recently. The beer was very cold; the western theme was great fun for NYC; the barkeep was very friendly; and cleanliness was acceptable. An unusual feature -- a mechanical bull. You have to sign a waiver, and...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun little basement bar. The country theme complete with the mechanical bull was not something I would have expected in NYC but we still had a nice time. Our bar tender was great. Would go back.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this Restaurant online so we decided to hunt it down. When you get downstairs be prepared for extremely loud Country Music. That wasn't a problem for me. The bull is in the middle, they let me take a photo too. I had Fried...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Went as part of a large group private function. Buffet style food, unfortunately not much of it. We all left very thirsty & hungry. Poorly organised & understaffed for a function booked well in advanced. Felt sorry for the wait staff trying to multi-task taking...More

Thank DollySpencer
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Bartender mixes great drinks. There is bull riding for entertainment. Drink specials are decent. Overall great atmosphere.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 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...More

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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...More

Thank golizzy
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank BelfastBilly
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...More

Thank GlobalStaci
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...More

Thank John M
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18 February 2016|
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Response from Marlon M | Reviewed this property |
Yea. They bull is usually activated during the night time period. You may want to call ahead to find exact timing if your planning on going for that specific purpose.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
  • E-mail
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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