About Us

Johnny D’s aims to be more than a restaurant; it seeks to reignite the spirit of a cherished downtown Buffalo establishment, fostering a sense of community and celebration.

Our Story

Where It All Began

Buffalo holds a special place in my heart, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to bring Johnny D’s to this vibrant city. From the moment I set foot in Buffalo, I knew it was the perfect and only location to open this restaurant. The energy of the city and the warmth of its people have captivated me, and I am eager to contribute to its culinary landscape.

Johnny D’s is more than just a restaurant; it’s a revival of a beloved establishment that was once the heartbeat of downtown Buffalo. Our vision is to recreate that same sense of excitement and community, making Johnny D’s a destination where people come together to celebrate life’s moments.


Chris Harter


What We Offer

Mouthwatering Mains

Savor a diverse selection, including our signature Johnny D’s Burger, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Faroe Island Salmon, and the indulgent NY Strip with smashed potatoes.

Unique Brunch

Join us for brunch featuring classic Eggs Benedicts, a New Yorker Bagel experience, and innovative dishes like the Fried Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles.

Thoughtful Presentation

Each dish is meticulously crafted and elegantly plated to create a visual symphony that complements the exceptional flavors.

Handcrafted Cocktails

Imbibe in our carefully curated cocktail list, featuring inventive concoctions that match the elegance of our dishes.

Curated Wine List

Explore a curated selection of wines from around the world, expertly paired with our diverse menu.

Signature Zero Proof Cocktails

For those seeking non-alcoholic options, our zero proof cocktails offer a refreshing alternative with a touch of sophistication.

Our Commitment

Join us Today

As we embark on this journey, our focus is on building a team that embodies the essence of welcoming hospitality. We’re committed to fostering a culture where every team member feels valued, supported, and empowered to deliver exceptional experiences to our guests.

Join us at Johnny D’s, where passion meets purpose, and together, we’ll create something truly extraordinary.