Carlo & Johnny
celebrateWe were celebrating a special birthday. This was the perfect place. Food was delicious as always.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks were the best ever.The steaks were the best ever. The service was delinquent at times and inattentive..5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful steakAs always the steak was wonderful. Perfect crust and cooked to perfection. Best in the US.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRuby is a gemCarlo and Johnny's is a stand out restaurant in Cincinnati - perhaps the best. Food and service are consistently high quality year after year. Although it is characterized as a steak house (a lable off-putting to many) you can sample some of the best sea food in the midwest here. There is also a wide offering of beef alternatives. Sides and salads are fresh and bright and get as much attention form the cook staff as their finest entres. The wine list is extensive and ranges from moderate to very high end. I have never left Carlo and Johnny's feeling I'd had anyhthing less than a fine dining and service experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulOverall another wonderful Jeff Ruby meal. Great service, delicious food, and we love the charm of the Carlo and Johnny's decour!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch Mothers DayAs always a great time at Rubys restaurants , never an issue5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day BrunchWe had a great time! Our servers were very attentive! Brunch was amazing!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBig SuppriseI love Carlo & Johnny restaurant. Ask what the Market Price of the Kobe steak is when you order it. It might shock you if you don't ask. I was supprised when the bill came.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Steak and Predictable menueThis is a Ruby restaurant. The service and the food are at the same high level as other locations. We find this one a bit more accessible then the others location-wise. Big raw bar and good drinks too.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMToo close quarters; hear tooToo close quarters; hear too many other conversations & feel cramped.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter food than rubys downtownBeen to them all and the precinct and Carlo's have better tasting food than the downtown restaurant. The steaks are cooked perfectly. The 65 day dry aged was outstanding Great food and time as usual5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary night outVisited Carlo & Johnny for our 17th anniversary and was definitely treated like we were kings. Wait staff was excellent & very attentive. Ordered the bone-in Filet for the first time and was blown away by the taste! It was by far the best tasting steak i have ever eaten! Excellent wine choice by our waiter. Definitely one of the best dinners we have had in our 17 years of marriage! Will definitely be going back BEFORE our 18th!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI own a number of bars annd restaurants in the northeast. So, you might say I have some knowledge. Excellent property! I was staying in the city, and had my staff meet there for dinner as it was highly rated. I have tired "the companies" other stores, and they were good as well. Hence, it was not a huge gamble. Food, service, and wine were excellent! Decor, very well done. Onnly complaint, but nothing major...charging $3 to park my car? I am spendning hundreds in your restaurant...do you need to hit me for $3?
FYI..spend the money! The bone in filet rocks!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took my parents their forWe took my parents their for their 50th wedding anniversary, I mentioned it on my open table registration. Waiter and hostess knew it on arrival. They catered to us, and helped us celebrate the evening. Great steaks, great rawbar and great service.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but worth every penny.Pricey, but worth every penny. Outstanding steaks and service, the best we've ever had in Cincinnati.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall excellent diningOverall excellent dining expierence. Food, Service etc.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the staff were excellent. We went there for our anniversary and they put us in a booth off by ourselves so we could have some romantic time.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been many times andWe've been many times and as usual, everything was exceptional.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat treatment, food, andGreat treatment, food, and atmosphere (as always) at one of Jeff Ruby's great steak houses. Great way to celebrate!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, awesome food andAs always, awesome food and Great dining experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner, fireplace tookGreat dinner, fireplace took the chill off a cool damp evening. Nice music at the bar. The steaks are wonderful.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Carlo & Johnny,First time at Carlo & Johnny, although have been to all the other Jeff Ruby restaurants. Was celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary, and couldn't have picked a better spot. Food was great, menu was varied, service was outstanding and atmosphere was great. Will certainly visit again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMready for another evening....Wow...what an amazing journey of deliciousness... our palettes were doing the happy dance with every course! The wait staff were impeccable, the wine was perfectly paired and the blueberry chocolate chip cake icecream was a nice touch to end the meal & experience! Although a little pricey...it was sooo worth it...took home a nice doggie bag without a drop of guilt...and want to go back soon!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHAD A WONDERFUL TIME FOR OURHAD A WONDERFUL TIME FOR OUR 36TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Carlo and Johnny's. TheLove Carlo and Johnny's. The food and service is top notch.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways impeccable food andAlways impeccable food and service at Carlo & Johnny!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly kid friendly & awesomeAwesome. Awesome. And they were so very accommodating and good with my kids (6 & 4). I would strongly recommend this place.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEven the lower calorie entree greatTypically, going to Carlo & Johnny is my chance to fully enjoy a splurge on eating red meat (after all, if I'm going to indulge, why not indulge where the steaks are superb). However, this time I ordered the scallops in an attempt to order a lower calorie meal. We had been eating out quite a bit, and I thought "why not?". They were great! I enjoy scallops prepared in a variety of ways, and these didn't disappoint. A very enjoyable and vibrant energy at this place .... just noisy enough to feel like a festive atmosphere, but the service and food keeps it top notch!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for my husbands birthday.We went for my husbands birthday. It was without a doubt the best steak we've ever had. The wait staff was very attentive. I would recommend it to anyone.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice Easter brunch..Very nice Easter brunch.. Waffles with the different types of compound butters were super delish! Omelette station was very good. Carving station was excellent.
The breads for toast could have been better. We love a selection of thick crusty breads for toasting. The breads offered were similar to sandwich loaf slices.
Overall very good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch overall. TheGreat brunch overall. The omelet was a bit "overdone" however. I really enjoyed the Eggs Benedict with the substitution of pot roast for the Canadian bacon. Nice touch.
We would certainly return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFIRST TIME THERE EVERYTHINGFIRST TIME THERE EVERYTHING WAS TOP SHELF. WE WILL BE BACK.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to Carlo and JohnniesFirst visit to Carlo and Johnnies for Easter Brunch. Service exceptional. Food delicious and varied for both breakfast and dinner style entrees. Buffet service left food temperature luke warm, not hot. Lighting on buffet tables was dim to dark making it difficult to see the food service. I expect dinner to be improved on next visit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!!Absolutely loved this place. Went 2 times in 3 days. Steak was melt in your mouth good & the crab cake was great. I will go here everytime I am in Cincinnati.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing!! My husbandAbsolutely amazing!! My husband and I moved down to cincinnati from Columbus recently and were looking for a great steakhouse, this is it!! Amazing service, wonderful food and atmosphere. It is pricey, but it is excellent for a special occasion. I also want to go back just to have a drink at their beautiful bar and listen to the live music!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingKate, Kelly, Josh and the rest of the staff gave us outstanding service!! As always the food was fantastic, the drinks were perfect and the service awesome!!!!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur recent visit to CarloOur recent visit to Carlo & Johnny's was one of the best dining experience's that my wife and I have had in recent memory. We had a great table, the service was excellent, and the General Manager (Josh) was attentive and accommodating. The food was also terrific - two perfectly prepared Filet's - and great sides and dessert. Overall, we have always enjoyed Carlo & Johnny's, but this most recent visit was excellent. We highly recommend them to all!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal Service and Foodphenomenal service!!! The hostess welcomed us with outstanding energy and seated us promptly! Paul and Kelly gave us extraordinary food and drink service! The food was wonderful as always!!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for groups!!!My wife and I have been a fan of Carlo & Johnny's for years and have really enjoyed just the two of us eating there. This trip we ended up taking a group with us and we had a great time. The waiters were very attentive and the meal was out of this world.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our anniversaryCelebrated our anniversary here. The food (we had steaks) was unbelievably good. The waiter was very helpful, and made some really good recommendations. Just an outstanding place to eat. Very pricey though, but worth it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the bone in Kansas CityI had the bone in Kansas City Strip which is aged for 65 days and it was amazing! It was one of the best steaks I have ever had. Everything about Carlo and Johnny's is first class and I can't wait until my next visit!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down, always fabulousHands down, always fabulous evening out! This is the primary reason we have chosen to spend the last seven wedding anniversaries at a Ruby restaurant. The filet never disappoints and the dining staff delivers top notch dining service to render the evening a true fine dining experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there on a late evening,We went there on a late evening, weeknight, for an anniversary meal. Food was fab & service was great. Fire in the fireplace was wonderful. Group of men at a table in the middle of the room who were extremely loud & drinking-not so much! They made it very difficult for people at all other tables in that room to even hear conversations at their own tables.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steak and seafoodI've been here twice and both times everything was awesome. Each time I had steak which is amazing and cooked perfectly. I've also had their huge fresh shrimp. Service from greeting at the front door to the table side is very good and friendly. I'll be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were top-rate as usual. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the sides, salads and desserts were large enough to share, well presented and delicious.
The servers were knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. A very nice dining experience overall.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat celebrationWe have tried in that past and it jus "didn't work" for us. This reservation changed our mind totally. It was a special occasion for us and we love the happy hour. The food was OUTSTANDING.
Carlo & Johnny's is now our favorite restaurant.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe attention to detail, theThe attention to detail, the great service, and the feeling we were doing something special made it terrific! The wait staff was perfect. And the food was just right.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I enjoyed ourMy wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner celebration and were VERY well fed with a pair of appetizers, a salad and dessert. We could not have imagined eating entrees on top of that (plus the fresh bread was outstanding). Paired with nice Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc it was a perfect celebration.
Wait-staff was appropriately attentive to us and aware of our anniversary (despite only recently booking via OpeTable).3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat quality steaks (andGreat quality steaks (and other meats) meet savory decadent side dishes. I had the monk fish, scallops, cream corn followed by an amazing dessert. Service was impeccable. Great meal. One of my favs on the Cincu area3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat times at Carlo & JohnnyWhat a fantastic dinner we had with a dear friend! The food was first rate as usual!
The service; our server "Thomas" was a joy, very friendly and efficient. A visit from "the The Boss II" wasn't bad either!
Cher & Georg Deckner
Cincinnati, Ohio3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM