Jeff Ruby's - Louisville
Jeff Ruby's - Louisville

Jeff Ruby's - Louisville

  • 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: 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
167 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)notable wine list (90)romantic (78)vibrant bar scene (68)hot spot (63)fit for foodies (57)good for groups (50)late-night find (14)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Awesome Food
    joella
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The steak and appetizers were great. Everything cooked perfect. The service was awesome. The servers were very knowledgable about all the food & helpful. Would recommend this place to everybody and we will definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was my second visit to Jeff Ruby's and I have not been satisfied with the steak. The sides are really really good and the service is good but when you are giving 50 to 60 dollars for a steak you would think they could cook it how you order it. Both time I have ordered my steak medium well and emphasized to the waiter that I wanted a pink center and both times I received my steak medium rare with blood running from steak. It took about an hour to get our food so the last thing I wanted to do was send it back so I just ate it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    AAAAA
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Everything was excellent, however the Cowboy cut steak has good flavor but was gristly and tough. It would have been a decent steak at an ordinary steak house, but Jeff Ruby's this is supposed to be the best steakhouse in town, so I expected any steak selection to be superb. The service, drinks and atmosphere were excellent and what I would expect from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Restaurant was extremely crowded and loud. Looked like they had added tables in the dining room. I was practically sitting in the woman's lap at the table next to us. Service was excellent, however for the money, the overall experience was not that good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good!
    Anthony
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I enjoyed the dinner very much. We ask for the smaller room in the back and it was excellent
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family night out
    Grizzly
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Service was the best I have ever had, quality of the food, and presentation beyond expected. Jeff Ruby's will be the first name I give to have the best meal experience for anyone.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service outstanding.
    jorge
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service and décor are outstanding. Food was excellent and one of the better steaks I have eaten. Way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have ever eattin at. Great service even on a packed night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected pleasure
    kccrispy
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I am not a beef lover however my companion was. The portions were plentiful, and the beef cooked to perfection. I had chicken, the only chicken item on the menu, but it was quite good. The ambience was perfect and not too noisy for a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner.
    Deric1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Jeff knows how to open a great dinning experience. I will be back. One of the best steaks I have ever had. There truffle butter is to die for along with the macaroni and cheese.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but disappointing
    ANWfood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The building was gorgeous, and service was great! We really enjoyed Andrei as our waiter. The atmosphere was relaxing, and the team members were on top of it. However, we were a bit disappointed with the quality of food. My husband enjoyed his. Unfortunately though the steak I had that we paid almost $50 for was completely dry. A portion was actually inedible. Prices were also very high for the portions of everything, from drinks to the main course. Also, the hostesses outfits were very distasteful. Completely revealing, and one actually showed body parts that no one wants to see as they try to eat dinner. While we did enjoy our anniversary evening, I do not know if we will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    b4cards
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Definite first class dining. Premier place to eat in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louisville
    DavesFoodPhoneVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had dinner Friday after the UofL-FSU Thursday night game. It was excellent. Service was beyond excellent. On our return trips to Louisville, KY we will definitely stop in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Henrietta
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have been to this restaurant only two times because I live outside of Chicago. I was not disappointed either time. The decor is very old school charm and the service and food are fabulous. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting the whole "dining" experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annual tradition
    Jonrigs
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We attend the GIE show every year from NC and Dinner at Ruby's is an annual tradition! It is the best restraunt in Louisville! I introduced 4 new people to the Ruby Roll this year! They are hooked now!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was my first time and it was fantastic! Hands down the best steak I've ever had. The service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Host/Hostess
    Cubby
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Host/Hostess We arrived at about 4:55 for a 5 PM reservations. All the staff was in the back in a meeting. The phone was ringing off the hook and several of the staff went by us and two other groups that were waiting. The staff went by us and never said a word that they would be right with us. It was after 5 PM before someone actually came and greeted us and took us to our table..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Always a great meal, classic steak house with great service and even better food. I had the scallops this time and they were some of the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clemsonfan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Outstanding steaks and cooked perfectly. I got the cowboy steak and my wife got the Queen Filet Mignon. I have gotten Cowboy Steaks at other pricey steakhouses and they had more fat on them than this one- very minimal. The seasoning on both were delicious. Service was amazing-always filling water, attending to our needs, and removing crumbs as they cleared plates- very impressive. Although pricey, the service and steaks made it worth every penny of the price. For dessert, the Mousse Cake is fantastic. Very light and great way to finish top off the steak meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent establishment & awesome food. Great first time experience & food was wonderful. A very classy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    YZF600R
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Outstanding food, great atmosphere and top notch service. My favorite Louisville spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    Mrvnmchm
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    a wonderful and entertaining evening. Amazing food, with an impressive wine and liquor selection. Most excellent service, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was great and the service was phenomenal. My family and I were treated royally.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Ridcara
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food, atmosphere, and service. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    amgoodlin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was our first date night in 2 years.. delicious food and great service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ed H
    edloveswolfpack
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    excellent restautant! enjoyed the experience. The waiter was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Jeff Ruby's in Louisville was an amazing experience. From fabulous drinks at the eclectic bar to the wonderful dessert to end the night, each step along this culinary experience was simply amazing! Appetizers were to die for, the salad was great, the steak was perfectly cooked and the sides were the perfect compliment. Hands down best meal in Kentucky!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fantastic! Best steak we ever had! 10 out of 10! We have eaten in most of the top steakhouses and Jeff Ruby is the best hands down!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater Dinner
    greatfoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Two of us wanted a great dining experience before attending a play. What a great choice. The venue is fantastic - bar scene up front if you want that, but a quiet and reserved dining room for conversation and good food. The wait staff was personal and professional with good guidance on drinks and menu items. Was considerate of time for a relaxed meal but time to get out for the play. Will definitely be back. Excellent apps and STEAKS!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality dining
    KYSteeler
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Exceptional service and quality food. Reservation and seating were handled with ease. Service was friendly, professional, and prompt. Food quality and presentation were excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    newstart
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Every bit of the experience was first rate; from the valet parking to the dinner to the birthday special cheesecake. The service was outstanding from the start to the finish. The quality of the meal was excellent and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underdone, then Overdone
    MandM
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I ordered a steak "medium plus" and it was near raw in the center. The waiter sent it back for 1.5 minutes on the grill. When I received the steak again, it wasn't even pink and was like eating a dry pot roast. The steak was a 20 once New York Strip steak I shared with my wife.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night out
    RunningdalVIP
    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!!!
    2DiningOut
    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.