Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeffruby.com/
  • Phone: (513) 784-1200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Dave Taylor
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Jeff Ruby's cater your next event! For more information, contact Sales Manager, Kathy Davis at 513-723-4454 ext. 108 or kathy.davis@jeffruby.com.
  • Entertainment: Jeff Ruby's offers Live Entertainment Tuesday - Saturday. Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and contemporary favorites are performed by Cincinnati's finest musicians. Perfect after an evening at the Aronoff Center; let the others fight the traffic rush home! At Jeff Ruby's, there is Never a Cover!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available Monday - Friday beginning at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 5:00pm; cost is $9.00 per car.
A word from Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Jeff Ruby's is a 1940's art deco style steakhouse featuring dry aged on premise steaks and Fresh Seafood...not to mention our extensive selection of signature salads, Steakhouse potatoes, vegetables and desserts. Those who prefer an early dinner may make reservations for as early as 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Jeff Ruby's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati's entertainment district and is within walking distance of downtown hotels and the convention center. When you demand the very best in dining experiences, choose Jeff Ruby's. Discover the distinction for yourself!
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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
256 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (224)romantic (150)notable wine list (129)fit for foodies (96)hot spot (84)vibrant bar scene (62)good for groups (60)neighborhood gem (42)late-night find (16)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2008
    The food and service were excellent. The filet melted in my mouth and the Macaroni & Cheese, though it sounds elementary, was anything but. I was disappointed in only respect - upon arrival, and though I had a confirmation number in hand, the restaurant had no record of my reservation through Open table.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/5/2008
    We had a wonderful dinner. The staff was excellant. They made our special night the best it could have been! We will be back!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food, the service, everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2008
    The food, the service, everything was perfect. Can not come up with one single complaint.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always enjoy ourselves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2008
    We always enjoy ourselves whenever we visit Jeff Ruby!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was nice. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2008
    Restaurant was nice. Food was good, not excellent like other Jeff Ruby resturants. It was not one of our favorite Jeff Ruby experiences. We were expecting something alittle more special, since we were celebrating our son's 16th birthday.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've eaten some other of Jeff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2008
    I've eaten some other of Jeff Ruby's restaurants, and they were all amazing. My wife and I left this one a bit disappointed. The atmosphere was great, the service was good, and most of the food was excellent. The exception was both of our filets. Both of our steaks looked amazing, were cooked to perfection, but were very tough. Much tougher than any filet we've ever had.
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    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an outstanding restaurant,
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2008
    an outstanding restaurant, with exceptional food, service, and ambiance!
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visited Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    We visited Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse at 7th and Walnut for dinner during our road trip to the Cincinnati/Philadelphia football game. As we walked in, I gave my reservation to the hostess who immediately took us back to our table. We sat, and our waiter was prompt and courteous and provided us with excellent service. We ordered a lower priced bottle of wine to split among 4 people and the waiter was prompt with the bottle from the cellar. Dinner was ordered and two of us had the cream of crab soup (excellent) one other had the french onion (again, excellent) and another had a salad. Our steaks were cooked to our liking and we quite possibly the best steaks any of us had eaten. We left happy customers and will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for before and
    mitchesa
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    Great spot for before and after shows at The Taft and The Aronoff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again, Jeff Ruby's was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    Once again, Jeff Ruby's was amazing! I had their 12oz filet, Collingsworth style, which was cooked to perfection. My girlfriend had the best crabcake she had ever tasted. The waiter was very helpful and knowlegeable with the menu and wine list. The ambience was classy but not stuffy. I highly recommend Jeff Ruby's to anyone planning a romantic evening or just wants to experience how steak should really taste.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ruby's Steakhouse is spectacular.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Ruby's Steakhouse is spectacular. Unbelievable food and great atmosphere. Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The whole purpose for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2008
    The whole purpose for our trip to Cincinnati was to have dinner at Jeff Ruby's. My wife and I first experienced Jeff Ruby's at Beltarra and obsolutely loved it !!!! For that reasdon we decided to make a trip to Cincinnati for the sole purpose of going to different Jeff Ruby's Resturant and it was fantastic once again!!!!
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  • Best dining experience I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    Best dining experience I have ever had, and best steak I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All of our preconceived expectation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    All of our preconceived expectations were met and exceeded! We were in town for a convention and had researched "up-scale" dining opportunities for a small dinner party. Everything we requested ahead of time was done perfectly by all members of the staff!The food was exceptional and the staff was delightful. Our "birthday boy" had a memorable celebration for which we cannot thank you enough!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a pricey restaruant
    rokmama
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    This is a pricey restaruant but worth it. Steaks are to die for. Service is very professtional. This is a nice place for special occasions.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upon moving to Cincinnati
    mrschultzeVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2008
    Upon moving to Cincinnati we've been told by several people that this was their favorite restaurant....we were disappointed. We've gone a few times and had the same experience. We'd recommend a Ruth's Chris or Flemings over this steak any day...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really did not think the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/1/2008
    I really did not think the food was as good as your reputation says it is. I personally have had better food at less expensive restaurants. The filet was tender which was nice but it tasted like any other filet I get at local inexpensive steakhouses. I have also been to the Jeff Ruby's in Indiana and it is not any better. The restaurant at Grand Victoria is far superior to both Jeff Ruby's and even the Precinct. I think maybe you need to find some better seasonings or maybe not charge extra for toppings to give your food the flavor it is supposed to have. I will say that our waiter, JJ, was fantastic. He was funny and a real joy to be around. Without JJ I believe that my dinner would have been a bust.
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  • Great steak place. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Great steak place. Service excellent, food excellent, ambiance excellent. Expensice but worth the price.
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  • Outstanding expereance. Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Outstanding expereance. Best we eaten in USA, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, Greece or Japan. Will be back before we leave Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like this one best of Mr.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Like this one best of Mr. Ruby's offerings. Might be the downtown setting right next to the theater with the 20's murals. Seems all around perfect for his steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food, always enjoyable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2008
    Great food, always enjoyable, my husband and I got engaged here and make it a tradition to come back every wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeff Rubys'. The food, drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2008
    Jeff Rubys'. The food, drink and service was outstanding. This was our first time there and we will go back....... B&C
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asked for steaks to be med-rare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2008
    Asked for steaks to be med-rare but they were done medium. Wanted to send them back but because of time constraints was unable to do so. Would not recommend this restaurant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife had the fillet oscar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/8/2008
    My wife had the fillet oscar and said it was outstanding. My medium rare serloin was cooked more to medium but this was somewhat mitgated by the quality of the meat. The asparagus is excellently prepared, with a bernaise on the side. All in all, my wife and I had a very nice dining experience, but I think the whole thing is a bit overpriced.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time, the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2008
    We had a great time, the food was excellent and Tony our waiter was very good. I've been here once before and I'm definitely turning into a repeat customer.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love all of Jeff Ruby's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2008
    I love all of Jeff Ruby's restaurants, but the downtown location is definitely my favorite. The food is always outstanding, and the service and atmosphere are top notch. This is my "go to" restaraunt for all big business meals and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had heard great things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2008
    I had heard great things about the restaurant, but was not impressed by this steakhouse. If you are willing to pay, I highly recommend dining at the Precinct rather than Jeff Ruby's.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but in typical
    James
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    Good food, but in typical Jeff Ruby fashion, tables are too close to one another. We had a large, loud group just behind us, and it almost ruined our evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the place as far as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    I loved the place as far as food and service- BUT they sat us in the front by the bar and I would NEVER do that again as we had to shout amoungst the four of us. If I go to pay $200 for dinner I at least would like to chat with my guests. Also, they come and take your bread before dinner is served and say nothing, they come just pick it ut, butter and all. I prefer my bread with my meal so I never got to taste it. My guests wanted lemonade and got a glass of sugar water with lemon wedge on it and got charged $5.00 for that!! Please, they could have just said we have no lemonade. What a disapointment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The overall experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2008
    The overall experience at Jeff Ruby's was outstanding. We are from the Akron / Cleveland OH area and we will definately revisit this restaurant. It surpassed any dining experience we have had in a long time.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • If you want outstanding steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2008
    If you want outstanding steak and seafood with excellent service, Jeff Ruby's is where you need to go!
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    notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent salad (Freddie),
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    Excellent salad (Freddie), great Mac and Cheese, tasty mushrooms and terrific filet. Unfortunately the dessert ("Illusion")left much to be desired. Service was outstanding. I would not recommend this as a romantic dinner as you might otherwise expect from a high-priced steak restaurant. The tables are close together, the lights are somewhat bright, and their are TVs on the wall above the (loud) bar area. This would be an excellent choice for well-heeled folks looking for a fun night out rather than a couple celebrating an anniversary looking for a cozy, romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2008
    Great food, great service. Couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The most flavorful steak you
    jjmd
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    The most flavorful steak you will taste and fun atmosphere. Highly recommended!!
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    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The decor, ambiance, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    The decor, ambiance, service and food were all excellent. We enjoyed our evening very much and are excited about a return visit. Top notch!
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual! Provided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Great as usual! Provided a complimentary dessert for my Dad's 67th Birthday!
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    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak in town. Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Best steak in town. Chris and his team gave outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meal was fantastic! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Our meal was fantastic! I had a better experience @ the South Beach Grill. I drove 4hrs to eat @ Jeff Rubys and although I was impressed w/ the food the experience was not what I was looking foreward to. I still give them 2 thumbs up.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A busboy cleared our table.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    A busboy cleared our table. Took my husband's drink (that he wasn't quite finished with), 2 side dishes (that we had only had a spoon-full of) and an entire piece of steak that wasn't touched...and threw it in the trash! Didn't ask us if we wanted a take home bag...didn't say a word. It all happened so quickly. We assumed he was boxing our food up. We got our bill (around $150) and no take home bag. My husband asked our server (Andrew...who was great) and he wasn't sure what happened to our food,..but told us it was odd that the busboy didn't ask us if we wanted it or not. It would have been nice to have taken the mac & cheese home to our kids! I expect a little better service than what we received. (But the food was good!)
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was incredible the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    The food was incredible the service was very good. The server did a fantastic job. We were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic