Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Taste Tuesday: Johnny’s Hideaway

Did you know Johnny’s Hideaway has a full dinner menu? I knew this beloved Atlanta establishment is famous for its drinks and dancing, but I had no idea you could get food there, too!

The restaurant’s new chef, Lane Hart, has been working hard to update the menu, and he knows how to play to his audience. He knows that what people really want when they come to Johnny’s is comfort food that goes well with a cold beer and is best consumed before or after hitting the dance floor, so the menu is chock full of items like beef sliders, wings, and tasty sandwiches.

Chef Hart is honest about his new menu: It’s not super fancy, but everything is made with topnotch ingredients and is guaranteed to satisfy whatever craving you might have. 

WHY GO: Because you can get your dinner and dancing on in the same place!  

THE VIBE: Energizing – plush red chairs, high top tables, disco lights everywhere.
Interior of Johnny's Hideaway 

The Sinatra Room 
DRINK THIS: Stick to martinis and signature cocktails. If you’re in the mood for it, the chocolate martini is pretty great here! The restaurant’s wine selection is limited, and they only serve beer in bottles.

EAT THIS: You have to get the beef sliders! They’re great for sharing with a group, for starting off your meal, or as a post-dancing snack.
The beef sliders are a great way to start your meal

My husband ordered the wings and was pretty impressed. You get eight of them per basket, served with celery and bleu cheese.
Wings with celery and bleu cheese 

I ordered the chef-recommended special of the evening: Buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and white gravy. You could tell the chicken was high-quality, and I love that they offered me a choice of dipping sauce for it. I went with the homemade honey mustard, because it’s already my favorite complement for chicken tenders, and the fact that it’s made in-house sold me.
Buttermilk fried chicken tenders over mashed potatoes and white gravy, with homemade honey mustard for dipping

LOGISTICS: Johnny’s Hideaway is located at 3771 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342. It’s just past The Ivy if you’re going north on Roswell Road.

A few things to know before you go: Smoking is allowed inside the restaurant. There is complimentary valet parking, or self parking across the street ($5). On the weekends, there is usually a cover and a dress code (especially for men: No shorts, no open-toed or sports shoes, collared shirts only).