Jeff Ruby's - Louisville
Jeff Ruby's - Louisville
  • Address:
    325 W. Main Street
    Suite 120 Waterfront Plaza
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Louisville
  • Cuisine:
    Steak
    Price: $31 to $50

Jeff Ruby's - Louisville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jeffruby.com/
  • Phone: 5025840102x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ann Race
  • 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 Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jeff Ruby's offers live entertainment 6 nights per week.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Optional valet is offered at the entrance of the restaurant on 4th street, with street parking & 2 garages within one block.
A word from Jeff Ruby's - Louisville
The first & only steakhouse of its kind in the Louisville area, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse serves only dry-aged USDA prime beef. While steak is the foundation of the menu, Jeff Ruby's promises to please seafood lovers as well with its raw/sushi bar & seafood entrees.
Jeff Ruby regulars will be pleased to know that their favorite signature items from the Cincinnati restaurants will be well represented in Louisville. The bone-in filet, the 7 cheese baked macaroni, creamed spinach, truffle flake creamed corn, & of course Jeff Ruby's secret recipe cheesecake will all be staples of the Louisville menu.
Styled after the great NY steakhouses of the 1930's & 40's, Jeff Ruby's promises to be as pleasing visually as it is to the palate. French art-deco design, plush mohair upholstery, hand selected antique furniture and cinematic crystal chandeliers anchored by a 1950s-era antique featured in the Starz series Magic City and the 32 foot wall of wine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Jeff Ruby's - Louisville reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (156)romantic (89)notable wine list (87)vibrant bar scene (70)good for groups (58)fit for foodies (57)hot spot (50)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fun night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Another great dinner at Jeff Ruby's. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. The lobster mac 'n cheese is divine, the steaks were perfectly prepared and those crab and corn fritters - yum! We had a large group and a fabulous time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The atmosphere and service were great but the steaks ... It's hard to describe how delicious they were! Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressive
    Chevas924
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    though not a place for the faint of wallet, a great place for a special occasion. I hate to categorize Chris as a server, more of an ambassador for Jeff Ruby and Co. the most knowledgeable and attentive server without being intrusive that we have ever encountered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Jeff Ruby's was a great dining experience. The style of the restaurant, the service and the food were all excellent. However it was ridiculously expensive
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife and I are steakhouse junkie's
    vancrash
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a great time out at Jeff Ruby's. This is our second recommendation to folks to a fine steak house. Great food. Vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably a grill issue
    FoodieFriends
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We have been to Jeff Ruby's several times in the last couple of years and have had great experiences each time. This time, we decided to bring a couple of friends. Our experience was probably a fluke. The Drinks Wonderful as always! The Barrel Aged Manhattan was incredible. The Food We ordered two cowboy cut ribeyes, the chicken and a filet mignon. The filet was cooked as requested. The chicken was raw and had to be sent back (mostly pink on the inside), the two ribeyes, ordered medium rare, were just a shad above raw on the inside. I'm not a fan of sending my food back, so I ate around the edge and cooked the steak for breakfast (which was awesome). Again, I usually LOVE Jeff Ruby's so hopefully this was just a single bad experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak & service in Louisville!
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Jeff's never disappoints! Had our 24th anniversary dinner there and as usual the food and service was impeccable! Kudos...Kudos...Kudos to Jeff Ruby's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bryce1067
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was busy and the mood felt good. We ordered the shrimp cocktail for an app. 3x large pieces very tasty. We had the New York strip for the main course which we split with some mushrooms and a side of mash potatoes. The steak was excellent the potatoes also were outstanding. We had a bottle of Merlot which was a good match for the dinner. Booth was only drawback as it had us sitting directly across from another booth awkward.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pushy waiter
    Love2treatmywife
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was our anniversary so I was a bit disappointed when we did not get a couples booth, the food was excellent. The waiter was not personal and was very pushy. For the price I expect much friendlier service. I don't think we will go back. Several places much better for the money in town
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    JohnTmeals
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this Louisville location. The food was fantastic and we especially loved the bar and restaurant atmosphere. No other restaurants seem to beat Jeff Ruby's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration!
    Fit2eat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Jeff Ruby's is mine and my husband's favorite restaurant. Though it is a bit pricey, you know that you will ALWAYS get exceptional food and service. My husband was celebrating his birthday so we had a large party of 10. Seth (manager) was wonderful, as usual, from the time we entered the restaurant. Chris, our server, was absolutely fabulous (and I know that we were a bit loud and obnoxious)! He was patient with us and very experienced in answering our questions about the menu and wines. Definitely looking forward to returning again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed yet again
    Anitya
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Both times I have been I have taken clients. This night I took some great clients of mine, there were a total of 6 of us, and we had excellent food and service. We started with the Godfather sushi roll as well as the Cevechi and both were great suggestions by the waiter. The speed between appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert was perfect. The food was fantastic, great choice for business or romance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    KathleeninCheyenne
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Six old friends got together for dinner at Jeff rubys! Started with drinks at the bar... Followed by a fabulous steak dinner. The wait staff was amazing (nick). Helped make lots of recommendations... Never a rush.. A total experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dashed expectations
    Likesnicerestaurants
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have dined here many times and the food and service have been wonderful in the past. So I was very surprised when the steak that I had ordered medium was beyond rare. I hate to send food back but had no choice in this case and it was returned to the table still extremely rare. The baked potato tasted like it was actually a reheated potato! Not even fluffy white inside. We spent well over $200.00 on our meal and bar bill and were very disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Derbycitydon
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great service was good until the room filled up.i feel like service dropped off by about 50% after that?will say service did not match what restaurant stands for? Have had much better at other Jeff ruby's locations.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gastronomic gem
    ABN82
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfect staff, fabulous decor, and culinary perfection. What they offer, they do so exquisitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Eyedoc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I chose this restaurant for my romantic birthday celebration with my husband due to all the great reviews. Maybe I just had too high of hopes, because I was disappointed. Service was good, but the food was not worth the cost. I had the tuna, which wasn't bad but not worth $28. We had asparagus as a side and for $9, it was overcooked and dried out with no flavor. My husband had the pork chop, which he did enjoy. But the highlights of the meal were the crab and corn fritters appetizer and the creme brûlée. Overall though, I think you can find better food somewhere else in downtown Louisville.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic anniversary dinner
    2yrann
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Took my wife there for our anniversary to celebrate 2 years. The service and the food was amazing and we would definitely go back. John was our waiter and did an awesome job. Even gave us some cheesecake for our anniversary. My wife thought that was very sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Philly
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent food and service. Steak perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Louisville Favorite
    Imogenious
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Louisville, KY and I DO NOT EAT RED MEAT! Love the atmosphere, love the service, love it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    girlsweek
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We enjoyed our evening out in this special place! Matt was a great server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak in USA
    italianlover
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Bone in filet was out of this world! Lobster Mac and cheese extraordinary ! Service was first class. One of best bourbon and wine lists around!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Margo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love Jeff Ruby's, they are always polite and very informative about the menu items. Great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date outing
    Dinerdiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Exceptional experience. Art Deco style and energetic ambiance plus great service. Food was less impressive - ravioli, bone in filet, and seviche were a bit disappointing. But Creme brûlée was incredible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, awesome!
    ScottinAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Terrific meat and creative side dishes were tremendously enjoyed! Our waiter offered suggestions based upon our questions, and hit it right with each one. Jeff also had a tremendous knowledge of Kentucky Bourbons which was very interesting, informative, and helpful. Cannot wait to come back next time in Louisville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jagwheel
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was a very long time in arriving table. Almost 3 hrs for a dinner party of 4.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well-respected for good reason
    BluN2
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We dined here for a special occasion. The crab cake was absolutely divine, as my partner is quite a connoisseur of crab cakes. The Freddie salad was scrumptious and tasted as though delicate smoked bacon was infused in the lettuce. The steaks were out of this world, but... that particular night, our steaks arrived over an hour after we had ordered them. There had been a large party there so it threw the kitchen off. It ended up being a very long night, but the food was delicious and the service was more than gracious in trying to make up for the wait and we felt like it was more than made up for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    loveit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I came here for my anniversary dinner, and everything from the food to the service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was are first time visiting the Louisville Jeff Ruby's, and we loved it. We went for our anniversary and they made it a special occasion by taking our picture and printing it out and giving it to us. The server also gave us dessert. As always the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable Service
    Slapeters
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I went there to celebrate our 14th anniversary. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff Ruby's
    LaneHendrix
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Only rating the noise level as moderate because people were enjoying themselves... it was the perfect balance of quiet and liveley. Food, service, everything was amazing. A former waitress myself, I was jealous of the teamwork the staff showed... it would have been nice to have that at the restaurants I've worked out. They were truly knowledgeable and were able to provide top tier service. The Virginia Blue Point oysters were fabulous... I'm from the east coast of Virginia and very picky about seafood. I was blown away by the yellowfin tuna steak and tiger shrimp as well. Cooked perfectly. Fresh. Juicy. Perfection. Who knew I could get seafood like this in Louisville??!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    SuprSix
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    For a great dinner in Louisville, this is one of the best places to go. This place has great steaks, a great atmosphere and an amazing wait staff. Everyone seems friendly and available to meet your needs. The entertainment "inside" the bar is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. Great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good, but pricey
    PeterOVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I'm not in Louisville very often, but the last two times I've been there I've dined at Jeff Ruby's. I felt like I had to order steak, and I did even though the prices are, in my mind, the kind of prices reserved for special occasions. But the steaks sure are good. And the sides are big enough to serve four. I had the Collinsworth (a/k/a steak oscar) and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. Couldn't talk my table into the brussell sprouts, but wish I could have. Carrot cake was very good. Saw Tom Watson there to cap off our evening...what could be better?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-PGA Visit
    upshack
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Seated at transition from bar to dining room. The spot was busy but I enjoyed the people viewing. Tom Watson and Andy North two tables away was kind of fun. Great service. Cocktail was excellent. I got the bone-in filet which was one of their dry-aged cuts. It was prepared perfectly Mid Rare. Beefsteak Tomato Salad was very good. Kind of disappointed in the filet. Seemed to be quite a bit of waste because of the bone-in cut. I would order a regular filet or strip next time. Pretty pricey, but everything was good and you were in a hot spot with some golf celebs. Good by me!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oldiesguy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We revisited when in Louisville - a great place - we did surf & turf (Chilean Sea Bass & Filet Mignon) - prepared perfectly. Only nuisance is the noise level, but bearable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    steaklover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The whole experience was great...food, service and ambience! Can't wait to make it back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Louboyshavfun
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for our 9th anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful, the servers were great and helpful, and food beyond delicious! Our only complaint was the noise level got very loud and we couldn't hear one another when talking. We went at 7:15 and after 8 is when the noise was got loud. We will go back but much earlier next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You pay for service!
    Kdc76
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was a home run however the price is over the top. We could have has a comparable meal for 1/3 of the price. It was a good experience to have once but we won't go back. Again service was amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding crab
    luvfabfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I am a long time fan of Jeff Ruby's food and constantly fight with myself over whether to have the steak (always the best) or the crab (so fresh). Crab won out this time and it was fabulous!!! So was the Freddie Salad! I would like to have been able to hear the live music as it was one of the reasons we chose this particular restaurant over others in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate