Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeffruby.com/
  • Phone: 5137841200x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (222)romantic (143)notable wine list (129)fit for foodies (88)hot spot (73)good for groups (59)vibrant bar scene (57)neighborhood gem (36)late-night find (10)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Food and Service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great dinner. Food is always great and the service is a match!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • - Great find!
    Sarah
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Visiting from out of town. Great food! Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service and great food!!!
    Gr8times
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Took my wife to Jeff Rubys for our 1 year anniversary. The service was top notch and the food was awesome. I got the bone in strip steak and I have to say it was one if the best steaks I have ever had. My wife loved her steak and sides also. They even gave us complementary dessert to help celebrate our anniversary. It was a great experience for both of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Amazing food and service! Can't wait to go back. Thank you for a great date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I am more of a seafood person, but when I go to a steak house, I always go with their specialty. The steak was amazing and I couldn't stop eating all of the delicious sides.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Man sized steaks
    Pati
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I took my sister for her birthday. Service was wonderful. The restaurant was warm and very inviting -loved the art deco style. We split the main course because the smallest steak on the menu was 12oz. We had the peppercorn sauce and it was very flavorful. Steak was cooked perfectly. We had potatoes anna for a side and it was more than enough for two people. The wine list was impressive. I would highly recommend Jeff Ruby's for a special occasion. It's a bit pricey for a weekly dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruby's
    RN712
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was amazing as always! Best steaks anywhere! Service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    JimJules
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a terrific evening. Everything from the Ambiance to the Service was impeccable! I have never had such a wonderful evening EVER! I look forward to going again someday!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    1sttimediner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The service was very good and the food was Excellent . Everyone was very attentive to our needs. A complimentary dessert was provided to help celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have a new winner!
    CincyKen
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Dinner was terrific as always. I brought two guests from New York City who had never been to Jeff Ruby's.. They kept telling me that there is no steakhouse anywhere as good as their beloved "Peter Luger's" in New York city. Guess what?......... Half way thru dinner they admitted that they have a new favorite steakhouse ! They also loved our server "Pedro" from Portugal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    steaksmything
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been to many top rated steak houses and this one is one of the very best! The steaks were cooked to perfection and the sides were incredible! Service was top notch! Also we were celebrating my mother in laws birthday and the slice of carrot cake was sooo good and big enough for 5 people to share a bite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff Ruby's is the best
    paulieiscool
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Simply outstanding if your willing to pay the high price - but definitely a superior steak house with great live music in the bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Burtusn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A high end steak house that lives up to its name and does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Place
    SpecialNightOut
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had wonderful Porterhouse and Salmon!! Thank you for a great Friday night out, helping to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruby's Steaks Never Disappoint
    ychocolate
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I had a delicious meal as we expect whenever we visit a Jeff Ruby restaurant. The salads were great, (Freddy salad and iceberg wedge), the mashed potatoes were warm and flavorful, and the steaks, (bone in rib-eye and Collinsworth), were fabulous, warm, and perfectly cooked. The bread was soft, warm, and delicious. The only disappointing part was that our server, who was very good for the most part, didn't check with us after our food arrived until we were almost finished eating. Fortunately, we didn't need him for anything. This will not keep me from returning, but I was very surprised based on previous experiences at any Jeff Ruby restaurant. Overall, the steakhouse didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Experience!
    DateNight2
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went to Jeff Ruby's for our anniversary. What a great night it was. We treated with kindness even though we were late for our reservation due to an accident. We received excellent service. I never went without a fresh cup of water or room on the table. The food exceptional. To top our night off, we received a slice of caramel cheesecake on the house. It was phenomenal. I cannot wait to return for another date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    SMCH
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Ambiance of the place is very nice. The food is very good. The service is very professional. The noise level is dependent on what time you are dining here. Overall it was an excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night out
    EddieD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a great experience with service and food. The large group we were seated next to was a bit on the loud side but we were still able to carry on conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    SeaBassChun
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First filet came out overdone, sent it back, came back out with new underdone filet. Server was awesome! Wine list = spectacular. A little miffed by a rather large and drunk table who were TOO loud but not the fault of the establishment. As with all of Ruby's restaurants, overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    Doug
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food and service . The meal was outstanding and the waiter crew took great care of our table thru the entire visit. First class!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, bad service
    jweil810
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was good, but our service left a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spicyredhead
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    As usual - atmosphere delifully calming and relaxing - service was good as usual - they have a new entree to try that is out of this world - scallops - soooo GOOD!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    From beginning to end, a night at Jeff Ruby's is always fabulous and that staff is very personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justjp
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Steaks cook just as ordered, raw bar was fresh and delicious. Kevin our waiter was great. We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
    ScoobyDoo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Late night Saturday reservation (9:30), very noisy due to large bar crowd and live music. I'd gave it an outstanding if the noise level had been lower. We've been to all the other Cincinnati area Jeff Ruby's restaurants,as always the steak was excellent (bone-in filet and the Steak Collinsworth). Started with the crab cocktail and blue crab bisque, one of the best I've tasted. Being a high end steak house everything is ala carte, it may be expensive but the food and service are both excellent. The waiter for the table besides ours took the valet stub and had their car pulled around so they would not have to wait on the curb. In stead of telling my wife where the restrooms were, our waiter escorted her there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a special occasion
    Tapcon3283
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday and it was perfect. The staff was amazing and the food was even better... We absolutely loved it...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatregoer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was amazing, but honestly the service was disappointing. Our server forgot one of our sides, filled my husband's water and not mine (surely not on purpose - but I'd think attention to detail would be higher especially considering my water glass was empty), and gave us the wrong bill. None of these things were terrible and certainly didn't ruin our evening - however just not in line with expectations for such a high end restaurant. I wouldn't even mention them if we'd have gotten an apology.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forgot my wife's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great place, great good. Server was great but forgot we were celebrating my wife's birthday. He did offer us to take a dessert home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare find- pun intended
    DoIneedone
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I do not normally write reviews but this time I feel I need to make an exception. I have eaten at top steakhouses around the world and the beef served here is among the best I have sampled. I suggest sampling the beef with no sauces as the taste is exquisite- well marbled and well aged. We decided to share steaks and sampled the prime bone-in Tomahawk (30oz) and two prime bone-in filets (16oz each) served rare (really rare like you get in Florence and Argentina). The wine list was superb and had some American cabs with age. The best part of the meal was the staff who very friendly, attentive, and accommodating to an old grump like me. The bill was about half what I pay in Chicago and New York for the similar meals.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak and Mac and cheese was exc.
    TPrice
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a nice time there. We loved the good and our server was right on top of everything. We love to eat here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Experience
    Vette
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been to this restaurant with friends and with my husband. Each time I go, I am never disappointed. Ambiance, food, and service are always great! I would recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner or a ladies night out!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner
    Samich
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a great experience and dinner. Simply wonderful night with great food and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class
    jfutscher
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First time to Ruby's downtown and it lived up...exceeded even, expectations. Food was great, service was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect for celebrating my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to the hype
    Graceguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife of 32 years and I had the pleasure of dining at Jeff Ruby's in Cincy during a recent weekend visit. As cliche' as it sounds, the filet was the best we'd ever had. Combine that with the atmosphere (think Rat Pack classy), and our talented and personable waiter, and it was a VERY special evening indeed. A must do for any Cincinnati visit!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 100% Consistently Excellent!!!!!
    Chief1981
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great steak and outstanding service as always! I've never had a bad meal or mediocre service in the several meals my wife and I have had at Jeff Ruby's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff Ruby-Outstanding
    Falcon2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My son & I enjoyed our dinner at Jeff Ruby's. It was a special occasion for us; our annual NFL game weekend away. We have eaten at many "high end" steakhouses over the years and our expectations for Ruby's was very high. And our expectations were all exceeded. Our steaks (New York Strip & Bone-in Ribeye) were prepared to our exact desire and the sides (Mac&Cheese and String Beans) were great too; plenty large enough to share. Our waiter, Jason, was very attentive and properly guided us in our selections, without being intrusive. While our food exceeded our expectations, the cocktails that we enjoyed were somewhat less satisfying. I would highly recommend Jeff Ruby's and, when we pass thru Cincinnati again, it will be a "must stop".
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always.
    SkilletVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfectly cooked steaks, delicious mac & cheese, excellent salads, bread, and wine. Ruby's is our all-time favorite steakhouse to dine at.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    Dan2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Best!!! Anniversary, could not have taken my wife to a better place. She LOVED the steak, shrimp, and cheesecake!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    price207
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our entrees arrived a full hour after we were seated. My $60 steak was overdone but I didn't want to endure the wait of having to send it back and get another one. The ambiance was great but I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    LMcgVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I have visited Jeff Ruby's numerous times. This visit, we had a large party for a birthday celebration. Ruby's absolutely delivered a home-run. The food quality and service was as good as always (top-notch) even with the challenges of a larger party. The server, Chris, went out of his way to take care of the 'guest-of-honor' - as did managers Neal and Christophe. The food speaks for itself, 5-stars for every course. As great as Jeff Ruby's is for a private occasion just with your spouse, it is as equal great for a large group looking to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic