We are back in action!
We are at reduced capacity so reservations will be required. Please call 293-1111 after 12pm noon to join us. We can't wait for everyone to see all the improvements we have made during our mandated shutdown.
Some of the NYS Guidelines:
* All staff must wear masks
*All customers must wear a mask entering and leaving the building
*Hand sanitizing stations are available for all
*Due to our reduced capacity we will not be doing takeout
Please be patient, this is all new for us too!
Tuesday - Thursday 4:30-8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:30-9:00pm
Featuring an open-hearth grill, fireplace, baby grand piano with live music on weekends, and three private party rooms, Naughton's Johnson House has been serving as one of Rochester's premier steak houses for over 40 years.
Located 15 minutes from downtown Rochester, off exit 3 on 490 West.
History of The Johnson House
The picturesque, three-story brick building was built by Mr. George Smith in 1885. During that era, it stood proud and nearly alone on a dusty street. Hitching posts could be seen out front where patient horses were waiting with their buggies
Originally a general store, the building was transformed into a restaurant in 1946, when Hiram and Ruth Johnson secured the area's first "on-premise" liquor license. During this time, extensive renovations took place and The Johnson House became known near and far for its fine food and hospitality. The McCombs family acquired the place in 1968, decorated the banquet rooms, and opened the lower-level Paul Revere Lounge for dining.
One night in 1977, Mike Naughton took his wife, Peggy, there for her birthday. Bill McCombs, the owner, approached them. “He said, ‘You should buy this place. She would be perfect,’” Peggy Naughton remembered. “We were not thinking about buying a restaurant at all. I was shocked.”
But indeed they did buy the restaurant. Mike was particularly intrigued by the thought of changing careers from contractor to restaurateur. Peggy had grown up working for her parents’ Rochester grocery store.
“We were used to dealing with people,” Peggy said. “We were hard-working people, and it worked.”
The Naughtons’ eight children all worked there at various times. After Mike died in 2006, Peggy has run the place with help from her daughters and granddaughters. The Johnson House’s many amenities include an open-hearth grill, a fireplace, a baby grand piano (with live music on weekends), and three private party rooms. The menu mainstays include steak, chicken, and seafood. We welcome you to visit us and experience its traditional warmth and excellent cuisine.
We serve high-quality steak, chops, fresh-cut daily, and cooked on an open-hearth grill along with seafood and many other options. We aim for your complete satisfaction and strive to make your dinner as enjoyable as possible with our consistently high-quality food and service.
Having a party, banquet, or reception? We have three party rooms that can accommodate private parties from 10 to 100 people. Banquet and Buffet menus are available upon request.
For details and to reserve a room for your next event, call 585-293-1111.