Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Honored by Wine Spectator
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Eau Claire has just been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.
“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” says Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programs and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honored in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.”
“We are extremely honored by this top award. It speaks to the caliber, hard work and dedication of the entire Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse team and our vision for the unique experience Johnny’s brings to the Region,” says owner Tom Larson, of the news.
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers. Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Eau Claire has been awarded the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE.
The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
The first Johnny's location was established in Des Moines, Iowa in 2002. The classic design is reminiscent of supper clubs from yesteryear. The dazzling neon Blue Bar offers an extensive cocktail menu, classic sounds of the Rat Pack, and a delicious menu featuring steak entrees. The richly designed restaurant features velvet draperies for privacy, soft seating in the lounge for relaxation and locally commissioned artwork.