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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeffruby.com
  • Email: kathy.davis@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: Jason Rose
  • 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Jeff Ruby's downtown place is a wonderful dining experience full of ambience, great food, and always great service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was my very first time dining there and I honestly didn't think I would be too impressed with the food since I like almost any steak anyway. Well... since I had Jeff Ruby's, I will tell you that no other steak will ever compare. It was perfect! We also had sides to share (Potatoes Anna, Macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes) and those were also amazing! We were very pleased and will definitely be back very soon."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "You can always count on Jeff Ruby's for a delicious meal, drinks and wonderful service. They are especially great pre-theatre!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I can say enough wonderful things about Jeff Ruby's restaurant. The Service is impeccable, the food is delicious and overall atmosphere is thoroughly enjoyable. Ruby's is an A+ in my book."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I can honestly say that Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse offers the best steak I have ever had. Their steaks are seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. The raw bar is phenomenal and is a nice preamble to the meal. The service is also impeccable and top notch. We would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "If you are in Cincinnati, then you Must Go to this restaurant! The staff are courteous and unpretentious, which would make anyone comfortable as you drink, dine and celebrate your special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Whenever I get to pick where we dine, it's Jeff Ruby's. This was probably our fifth time there. The reason it is my favorite place is not only the outstanding quality of the food, it is the presentation of the meal, the ambiance, and the impeccable service of your staff. Our server was Mike Munt, he was efficient, and attentive, without being smothering. The entire evening was amazing. It was our 30th Wedding Anniversary and we were able to enjoy it with our two youngest grown children, who enjoyed returning as much as we did. Thank You."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I have been there several times with each event being way above averate. I would like more seafoods or, perhaps, a larger lobster tail."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As always, the food and service were the best. My favorite all time special place to go."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Whenever I want to celebrate something special or simply have some amazing food, I go to any of Jeff Ruby's restaurants. My favorite is the Precint but Ruby's is one where I enjoy the atmosphere even more. Lately it has become more vibrant and I plan on continuing to come for great time with friends."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Overall, you can not go wrong with any of Jeff Ruby's restaurants. This evening, my only negative was that the steak was a little more done that what I would have expected. I ordered a medium rare, but it was closer to medium. Next time will order a rare plus and it should be fine. Our waiter, Tony, was great. It was a little noisy, but not unbearable. For the most part, a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and celebrated our 20 yr. anniversary at Jeff Ruby's. The food was outstanding and service top notch. It was a bit on the noisy side. But would definitely return."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Jeff Ruby's restaurant. The food and service was great. We love the amazing side dishes."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food as usual, great service. Filet was undercooked but staff happily made it right. Always a good experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Jeff Ruby's is still the absolute best steak you can find. Dry aged and seasoned to perfection. I'll occasionally get a blue cheese or oscar style when ordering steaks at other places, but not Ruby's... it's a pure meat meant to be savored and enjoy solo! Amazing meal! I expect 1st class from Jeff Ruby's yet this most recent trip was not up to par. Maybe it was the obnoxious "game day" Reds rowdies being loud & profane, but it was not the special meal we had planned or typically enjoy. With the crowd, service just wasn't as prompt or cheerful as usual. 1 of our steaks was over-cooked, but we did not say anything. If we had, I'm sure they would have corrected, but it was late and we didn't want to wait any longer (our fault)."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Jeff Ruby's downtown steakhouse. We typically go to Carlo and Johnnys or The Precint. We were terribly disappointed. First we had a manager on the floor basically yell at a server that he "needed him to hurry up" and then we also never did have a manager stop by our table to check on us. We are used to much better at his other establishments. We had planned to go to Jags that night and afterwards wish we had. Our server was great, however my steak was not medium rare, but could live with that it was the things described above that really were disappointing!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Menu is fairly traditional, but done well. Wouldn't mind more seasonal specials. Also, the portions especially of side dishes are sized for either a very large person or for 2. Wine choices by the glass are just ok."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our dinner experience on Tuesday night was wonderful! They made my in laws feel welcomed, they congratulated them as soon as they sat down at the table, our waiter addressed them throughout the meal to learn more about them and how long they have been married. The food is always great and that's why we choose Jeff Ruby's to celebrate all of our special occasions."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "First time eating at Ruby's and was hoping for the best food ever. Didn't work out that way. My girlfriends filet was way overdone, but she did order it medium, so I was thinking it might just have been a difference between her idea of medium and theirs. On the other hand my medium rare order of the cowboy bone in ribeye was absolutely raw. I should have sent it back, but didn't. The potatoes anna side was very good, and the mushroom were good as well. The service was great and the atmosphere was fun and lively. Overall the place was ok, but a disappointment. While we both should have sent out steaks back, a place like Ruby's that claims to be a steakhouse should know how to do steaks. For a 240.00 bill, I expected way more."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Other than steep prices there's simply nothing to dislike. The meal, staff, service, and overall experience are exceptional."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very convenient before an Arnoff show. They will keep your "go box" safe and have it at the front desh for you to pick up after the show."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went there for Sister-in-law birthday celebration and show at Arnoff. Had a great quick meal - perfect Steak Oscar, scallops and salmon dinners. Our server did a marvelous job getting us in and out to make the show on time. Food was fabulous and service outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Outstanding as usual! Steak was amazing! Service as good as it can get!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The evening was to celebrate a 30th birthday. The dining area was cozy, the waiter was extremely helpful and attentive, and the steaks were delicious! We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Filet Mignon was excellent and Mac and Cheese to die for!! Salads are big so splitting is a good idea. Their new Spinach salad has a wonderful combination of tastes!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We have been to every Jeff Ruby establishment and would recommend all of them. The atmosphere and setting is truly unique at all of them. The service is always top notch. You are always treated as a guest never as a customer and that is why my wife and I frequent as often as possible."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Only complaint is we ate too much! We've lived in Cinti all our lives and it was our first time here, as a vegetarian, was amazingly pleased at the options for me! My husband had the 20oz NY strip - he is a meat lover and quite particular about his steaks and RAVED about it!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was an evening to celebrate and our waiter made sure every had a great time!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I really would think that an offered smaller portions for things like the salads, and side items, would be a benefit to you and the customer"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We wanted to try dry aged steaks and this is the right spot for this! Steaks were cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth! Food was just outstanding! Well Worth it!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I shared the BBQ prawns and grits and a salad called The Aronoff. The grits were cheesy and the BBQ sauce the perfect vehicle for the perfectly cooked prawns. The salad was delicious but over dressed. We both ordered the 16oz bone in filet mignon, medium rare. Both perfectly cooked. We got the baked mac and cheese and the asparagus as sides. Both very tasty. We ended with a creme brulee that was a tad too sweet but still delicious. Our waiter Chris was wonderful. He recommended a wonderful pinot noir after listening to what we prefer. The wine went extremely well with our steaks. I highly recommend Jeff Ruby's. It is definitely one of the most expensive dates in town, but for my wife and I it was absolutely worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to this location a couple of other times and had a much better experience. The service was excellent but the kitchen was slow. The food had very little flavor and the sides were barely enough to share. There are better places for a good food but the service and scene are great."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "from the moment of valet parking, hostess, wait staff to servers the experience was top notch and personal"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. The food, the ambiance, the staff, everything was pristine. I HIGHLY recommend Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. It is a true Cincinnati gem and truly raises the bar. Hats off to this establishment!"
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "We had reservations, arrived early, so we had cocktails at the bar. Our reservation time came and went, however plenty of people were getting seated right as they walked in. We checked with the hostess who said our table was being set right then. Twenty minutes passed, no table, with plenty of people still being seated, we checked again and they had apparently forgotten about us and seated someone else at our table. We expressed a bit of irritation at this point and were seated within a few minutes, but no apologies for the screw-up. Our food took forever to arrive, especially between salad and steak, the server was nice but not as attentive as he should have been. This place is too pricy for the experience to be anything but great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Too expensive, lazy neglect ice service and the noise was too loud you couldn't have a conversation"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I always choose Jeff Ruby's restaurants for special occasions because I can count on two things - exceptional food and exceptional service. His restaurants are always a joy to visit. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a fabulous dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service is impeccable and the food is marvelous - never a bad experience at any of the Jeff Ruby restaurants."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic Restaurant. Service is always outstanding. Only qualm is that I like my steak well done, and about 20% of it was very pink. Tough for a bone-in steak, near the bone, but it was a little too pink for my liking. Flavor of steak was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been here a few times before, but they really went all out. The blue crab bisque was mouthwatering. The steaks amazing as always. The restaurant is lowly lit for a great romantic atmosphere, and really has that "Old Hollywood" charm. Always a great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014