• Jeff Ruby's - Louisville

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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jeffruby.com
  • Phone: (502) 584-0102
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Sushi
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was a very long time in arriving table. Almost 3 hrs for a dinner party of 4."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I came here for my anniversary dinner, and everything from the food to the service was fantastic!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went there to celebrate our 14th anniversary. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!"
    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??!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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?"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the service and the atmosphere. It was a big night for us, a special anniversary dinner. It was OK, but we had hoped for tremendous steaks. That's what they do... right? Well the sides were small the steaks were average. I had really hoped for spectacular. Maybe I set my sights too high. I could get a steak every bit as good at Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn, or Outback, and spent probably $80 less."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The whole experience was great...food, service and ambience! Can't wait to make it back again."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is the best food in Louisville. The prices are high, but well worth it for the quality. The filet mignon is to die for. The service matches the quality of the food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The best steak I have ever ate!!! Some side notes; I have now learned that I need to eliminate the baked potato and share the salad. Of course, I share the macaroni and cheese already due to the large sharing portions. The only suggestion I have is do not get the baked potato, it is overpriced for just a baked potato, and the other food will put you in a blissful coma anyway. The steak melts in your mouth, the salad tastes like a BLT in every bite, the macaroni and cheese will put you over the edge in a complete "check out from reality" state of goodness. The wine that the waiter suggested was perfect for my meal. All I have to say is expect a pricey meal, but it is worth it in service, food, atmosphere, and overall satisfaction."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We celebrated our ninth year anniversary at Jeff Rubys Friday night. The service was phenomenal and the food was mouth watering. They even took our picture so we would have a keepsake of our special night. We had a wonderful time"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "They had delicious steaks. Only recommendation would be different desserts."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Jeff Ruby's in Louisville, Kentucky many times. This particular time was probably the best service and dining experience that we have had. The servers made sure we were well taken care of. Additionally, management was visible and made it a point to check on our dining experience. The food was exceptional, including the "anniversary cheesecake". This was the first time we were able to try the sushi and it was as delicious as the rest of the menu. We cannot wait to return!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "From the service to the food, our dining experience at Jeff Ruby's was great! It could not have been any better!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Expected top service and food and we were not disappointed. Dry-aged steaks have a stronger, more intense flavor and may not be for everyone."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner at Jeff Ruby's last weekend. The aged, bone-in steaks were done to perfection and melted in one's mouth. Also of note were the green beans and the chopped salad. This is an excellent steak house restaurant with a youthful vibe and an exceptional wine list."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant has great ratings, so we had high expectations. We were not disappointed! Everything, from beginning to end was superb -- incredie food, beautiful presentation, and never-even-have-to-refill-your-wine-glass service. This place is a must for anyone visiting downtown Louisville."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Celebrated my husband's birthday. Attentive staff and excellent food. Lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great experience. Waiter was very good, my only knock with the service was that no one was in a hurry there but maybe that's a good thing. Have already recommended it to others just as it was recommended to me. Best Filet that I have ever had. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went for our anniversary very good food and service"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "outstanding food, service and ambiance. Jeff Ruby's is a great place to go to for special occasion celebrations as this was our wedding anniversary"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was wonderful. The food was great. My only suggestion would be to lighten up on the bacon in the salad; also on the scallops. Scallops are huge but were way to salty. Steak - filet Mignon was delicious!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have dined at jeff ruby's several times and continue to come back because of its excellent food, service and ambiance. We find it much more vibrant than Ruth Chris and is steps away from downtown life. Their special touches of photo momentos and mailed thank you notes are icing on the cake."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Was there for a special occasion, that made it very special. Food and service was Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I would recommend Jeff Ruby's for that special occasion, we celebrated our anniversary at Jeff's and it was perfect. Would not suggest for the kids, but perfect for an occasional date night when you do not mind to spend a little extra."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our waiters were amazing (Chris & Elliott) and the food was out of this world. We ordered the Godfather roll, bibb salad and Filet Mignon and everything was delicious and brought out at the right time. Our waiters were knowledgeable and friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband & I celebrated our bday & had attentive not overbearing service from Logan. The steak was so tender & had superb flavor. A most excellent meal!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Jeff Ruby's The wait staff was extremely attentive. They provided excelent suggestions and made sure that we have had everything we needed for an enjoyable evening. My son had the rack of lamb...and he loved it!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Easy to get reservations thru Open Table. Very convenient as it is located in the Galt House Hotel where we were staying. Selected for certain menu item, beef tartare!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had to personally keep putting dirty utensils and plates to edge of table and wave hands for them to take them away. The table had crumbs I had to tell the guy can you pull out your crumb sweeper! They were so lazy, didn't do much of anything. Waiters have been downgraded. We felt like we were at Jeff Rub*s with CiCi's Pizza staff as the workers. They burned my lamb chops it was a horrible visit. Since my date had filet mignon I ended up getting one cut in half and cooked fast so I wouldn't just be sitting at the table while she ate. Service is poor now. Manager visited not only my table but others. Wasn't worth the money we spent. It was ridiculous."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not for the diner who is sensitive to price. The service is first class and the food is worth the price. Go to Jeff Ruby's when you want to enjoy a five star dining experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My daughter told us we had to eat here. She set up the reservation and told them about our 34th wedding anniversary. They had a nice table set up for us, took our picture, and had dessert. The service was wonderful but food was amazing!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "very nice enjoyed the evening! Food was great, staff was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
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