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
172 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (147)notable wine list (90)romantic (83)vibrant bar scene (61)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (49)hot spot (49)late-night find (12)neighborhood gem (12)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
  • 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
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    • 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