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Jimmy G's
Jimmy G's

Jimmy G's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jimmy-gs.com
  • Phone: (513) 621-8555
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Gibson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms are separated from the main dining room by sliding pocket doors. Luxurious French doors are used to further enhance the space while still allowing views of the restaurant. Our larger banquet room offers comfortable seating for parties of 40 guests nestled next to a stone mantle fireplace. Our more intimate private room accommodates 12 guests with ease in a secluded corner of the restaurant perfect for meetings or celebrations. Both areas offer audio and video capabilities with high speed internet access. Jimmy G's is the perfect destination for your next holiday party, business dinner, or social outing.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Tempel (513) 621-8555
  • Entertainment: Jimmy G's offers live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 9pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th St. and 5th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Numerous garages and parking lots are available between fourth and fifth streets at the intersection of Elm. We offer professional valet service to guests on Saturday evening for addition convenience.
A word from Jimmy G's
At Jimmy G's, the evolution and sophistication is provided by an Art Nouveau meets "Mad Men" design style with black granite floors, red wood paneling with large black and white framed portraits. Steel arc lamps reinforce the modern, mid-century aesthetic. Maintaining the existing layout, the space is divided into three interconnection sections: the lounge bar, a central dining room, and two private dining/banquet areas. Guests enter from the street, down a mysterious stairwell through an arched entry way into the restaurant. In the main dining room, shades of yellow dominate, with mustard seat cushions on white lattice backed chairs. Additional seating in the form of elevated U-shaped booths are great for watching all the excitement of the dining room.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We decided to try Jummy G's during Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. The servers were attentive and engaging and the food was well prepared. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant during restaurant week and was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the food and the music was great but it was a little too loud. I would however dine there again in the future."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Jimmy G's at 5:30 on a Saturday night,the server was not knowledgeable of the menu at all. I ordered a 6oz Beef Tenderloin and asked for Medium Well. When the steak was brought out it was Medium Rare at best, so we sent it back it came back solid Medium Rare so alas we sent it back a second time. The steak showed back up and was now charred and chewy so it wasn't very good at all. The manager asked how our night was we explained what happened his response was what can I do to make it better to which I said that's up to you the bill showed was for full price and we waited for 20 minutes before the general manager came out to fix the problem with a gift certificate to come back again. Don't go here!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went to Jimmy G's for restaurant week because we were attracted by the menu choices and we hadn't been to the restaurant yet. All the Restaurant Week patrons were seated in the back room - much less attractive than main dining room with extra tables stored there. We were not offered bread, although other tables had bread. The meal was great, and we had a nice server. But it felt like they were discouraging us from returning. At least make the back room feel more special!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Jimmy G's doesn't beat Jeff Ruby's in my opinion, but it's still very good. The steaks were extremely flavorful, super tender, and cooked perfectly. The sides (mac & cheese, potatoes aligot, and the asparagus) were excellent as well. I also really enjoyed their house salad (arugula, assorted greens, nuts, and golden raisins wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber with peppercorn ranch dressing). Ruby's is still my #1 go-to steakhouse, but from my 2 experiences at Jimmy G's, I'd rank it a close second. The filets at Jimmy G's are definitely better than at Morton's."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our group compared steaks at Morton's, Ruth's Chris, and Jimmy G's during restaurant week. Jimmy G's was the best by far."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Having read about the infamous Jimmy & his adventures in the dining world, I was anxious to try his offerings. Could not have been more satisfied. Service was excellent -- from the get-go this could make or break your date. Two kinds of bourbon (Makers Mark & Woodford) were "sold out" from a big night -- this seemed a bit odd but the alternative was acceptable. Another person in our party ordered a Ying Ling (sp?) & before that was presented, the Bartender brought out some other samples of local brews -- this is what everyone wanted in this type of evening. Food was great, presentation made us all want to dive right in -- both steaks & salmon were ordered. Sides were the not-so buttery mashed potatoes & mac & cheese with crunch."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The decor needs updated and the food was way overpriced for what you get. The service was lacking .. For the cost they charged I would rather have Jeff Ruby's"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Servers were very apologetic to the fact that we made reservations and still had an hour wait. Then we were seated at a table and forgotten about. When we finally received our dinner my steak was burnt and so was the Brussels sprouts. I will never come back to this place. I feel like for the money I paid ... It was not worth it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "After a drink at the bar a very friendly hostess seated us at one of their booths. We were greeted by a server assistant and given water. Most of our drinks were empty but we were told our server would be with us shortly. We waited 20mins and ultimately had to stop someone walking by to ask them for service. It got mildly better after that but overall I was unimpressed. At a Jimmy G caliber price tag you should do and expect better. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My second visit to this below street level space near Elm and 4th in downtown Cincinnati. And there won't be a third. Ordered dinner in 3 courses - salad, filet and dessert. The salad was served quickly but with the wrong dressing. Before I finished my salad, the steak arrived - poor pacing. The waiter stood tableside waiting to clear my salad plate. Once the steak was finished my party ordered dessert. After the initial order the server returned and indicated the dessert menu had been changed. Our dessert orders changed as well. 30 minutes went by - no dessert - but, the check arrived. A discussion with the server ensued. 30 more minutes and finally the dessert arrived. Sixty minutes to get a crème brulee. Never again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I thought that the food was quite good but the hostess was a little disorganized at the start, service was not as prompt as I would like...probably not enough wait staff for restaurant week. The techno music was the biggest disappointment. It was difficult to have a relaxing meal after a day at work. I felt like I should be looking for the dance floor. I doubt that we will return as there are many more relaxing places to have a great meal in this city."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Server tried to tell us about the restaurant week menu. She gave up, then read the sheet..Minimal number of items. She took our order and left menus on table. Served the entree to myself first instead of my wife. Kept us waiting for coffee ordered at least 20 min. Waited for the desert another 20 min and finally asked her about it. She then lied telling us the chef was making the Creme Brulee. Creme Brulee came cold...nothing that would indicate the sugartop had just been fired. I asked for more coffee. fills mine but not wife's. Waited long to get check. Observed other servers bringing food to tables and asking "Who gets the Medium Rare."..etc. Loud terrible music. Food great,overpowered by poor service. Not fine dining."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a pleasant waiter and very friendly hostess. We were two couples and we were seated in a nice comfy and roomy booth. We ordered the crab cake app to share and two shrimp cocktail apps. They were delicious. We all ordered steaks, since that's their signature speciality, and sides to share. The men's NY strip steaks were perfectly grilled, however our Filets were both over cooked. We ordered them medium and on the very center they had a little red but it was mostly grey. The steaks were flavored wonderfully, but we were disappointed with the temperature. It was a pleasant evening but I'm not in any rush to go back. We enjoy the Precinct and find their quality control is more precise."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here with friends and all agreed it was an excellent meal. Between the four of us we were thrilled, sharing caesar and house salads, steaks, mac & cheese (which my friends said was the best they ever had), brussel sprouts (the best I've ever had), asparagus (a bit woody, but nicely seasoned) and finished with excellent creme brulee and chocolate mousse. Well done!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First time. Went there for dinner with three friends. We had the coupon for 4 dinners 3 courses. Steaks were cooked excellent. Sides were really good and the desserts were good as well. Overall a very pleasant experience. And the bread was warm and very tasteful."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Jimmy G's and we went on a recommendation of a friend, we were not disappointed! My son and I ordered the scallops, rib eye steak, shrimp cocktail and salad and shared all it. Everything was very good but we both loved the scallops. Thanks again for the extraordinary service and dining experience."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Wife and I arrived early to have a glass of wine at the bar. Ask a question about a wine on the list and bartender called the house wine "expert" over who proceeded to answer my question and more. Actually recommend a few tastings that were quite impressive. He was also working the restaurant due to I think a staffing shortage so we ask if he could attend to our table and he was happy to do so. What an amazing young man and ambassador for the restaurant. Food was exceptional. When In Cincinnati we will certainly return to this establishment."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I am so glad I talked my wife into making the 50 mile jaunt for my birthday dinner this past saturday. Jimmy has some nice creations such as the lamb sausage gribble for openers and the 4 fat fries with the duck egg aioli was scrumptous. All in all I enjoyed the food the atmosphere and will definitely get back there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I am amazed at how good the food is here! B/c the decor and location of the restaurant don't do it justice. The food is outstanding, and the chef does a great job of creating dishes with complicated ingredients. Unfortunately the restaurant isn't in a great location for pedestrian traffic walking by - b/c if so, the restaurant would have been packed! Because the food is just too good. The decor however is terrible - it's a menage of so many different tastes & themes that nothing really makes sense and clearly wasn't thought out. There are missing ceiling tiles in the main dining room (it's intentional, I think) but it just looks cheap and not thought through. The interior design needs a major overhaul."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Jimmys is one of my favorites in the city. It's better than ruby's and significantly cheaper. The menu is interesting and theirs all kinds of new things to try on it as well as many classics all executed incredibly well"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great place! Great food! No, really great food with friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable service to match!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food at Jimmy G's was fabulous -- everything was absolutely delicious - and the service was outstanding. One caution though - if you're looking for a quiet dinner, be careful there's not a party in the bar across the hall. The proximity of the beautiful dining room to the bar makes it challenging for the staff to balance noise levels with the seperate needs of guests. They did try. The food makes it worth a return trip - too many intriguing menu items for one meal."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed a great meal! Steak was the best we have had, as were the tuna and scallops. The staff was perfect and personal, Jimmy came out and took a picture with us. The ambience was swanky and the music was great. We were not rushed. The house peach ice cream was superb."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was very friendly, however there were a few missteps that kept the evening from being exceptional. The table was not cleared promptly after drinks and appetizers. The béarnaise to be served on the side with the filet didn't come, and we had to ask another waiter for our check 15 minutes after we finished dessert. However, the Woodford Reserve Manhattan was perfect, and the food throughout the evening was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is our second time dining at Jimmy G's. It was just as incredible as the first. The food is perfection. Can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Steak amazing, decor goovey! Loved it so much it's my now favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been to Jimmy G's a dozen times...every time has been as great as the last! In a market with lots of steak choices Jimmy's is a wonderful find. Also try the Caesar salad...best in Cincinnati I think."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The steak is great - the wood grill imparts a delicious, smoky flavor."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was good. The menu is a-la-carte. The noise and ambiance would be fitted for a night club, not a high end steak resturant. The only part that was really disappointing was the lack of valet parking, thus you have to park in a dingy garage around the corner and pay $10 for 2 hours of parking."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The wife and I were in town for a getaway. We stayed across the street and wanted a good steak dinner. We have tried the big guys and always have to send the wife's steak back. We go out to a nice dinner monthly. We have had problems for the last year. It's become so bad we joke about how many times we have to send it back in the same night. Well not here. Her Medium well was perfect. I cannot tell you enough how great that made the night. The grilled squid was great and my rare tomahawk steak was the best I've had in a long while. The wait staff was attentive and pleasing. Thanks Jimmy it was awesome. Do not overlook this place. Great Food"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the second time that we have had dinner at Jimmy G's and we were not disappointed! Great food, great service and an overall wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to be greeted at the door by Jimmy only to have his charm followed with a phenomenal meal. The hand-pulled mozzarella salad has lovely and dressed with the most amazing Olive oil. The steaks were excellent and perfectly prepared. Jimmy also surprised us with a complimentary dessert - delicious Creme brûlée that tasted like the most perfect toasted marshmallow! I will definitely recommend Jimmy G's and will eat here again on my next trip to Cincinnati."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Best steak I've ever had in Cincinnati. True steakhouse atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service and food were wonderful, would love to go back for a special occassion"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "A great steakhouse with plenty of options for those that do not eat steak."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you know the background of the chef, I think it's inevitable that you will compare Jimmy G's to your experience at Jeff Ruby steakhouses. The menu is similar and the quality of the food as well. The major difference is with the ambiance and the wait staff. The wait staff, while quite sufficient at their jobs, are much more casual than the price of the menu would imply. As others have stated in their reviews, the ceiling was missing a large number of tiles. This made the restaurant go down several notches from classy towards trashy and made me wonder if they haven't been replaced due to financial issues. All that aside, we had a nice dinner at the restaurant. I wouldn't necessarily make it a point to go back for another visit."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I was so impressed with this place. A recommendation from my friend M. Greco and it was perfect for my mini weekend vacation with my girl! Thank you Matt for the recommendation and thank you Jimmy G for the amazing food, wine and atmosphere. I will make this a must every time I'm back in town!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to Jimmy G's to celebrate our anniversary. It was one of the best meals we ever had! The food was incredible and the service was top notch."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Jimmy G's is the perfect place for date night. The atmosphere is comfortable and the food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014