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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 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
  • "Steak amazing, decor goovey! Loved it so much it's my now favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent evening. The service was great and the food was outstanding! Interesting and delicious combinations for appetizers, wonderful perfectly prepared charred steaks and creamy bourbony lemony ice cream. Can't say enough good things about it."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant twice and both times I have had delicious homemade ice cream. I had hoped the Fireball ice cream would be on the menu again but wasn't disappointed with the Bourbon ice cream and delicious cookies that accompany the dessert."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Jimmy G's is at the top of our list for outstanding restaurants.The food and service are exceptional."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was the second year my husband and I chose Jimmy G's for his birthday dinner. Yet again, the staff went above and beyond everything I asked. I had them create a menu that did not include prices. They had great wines and beers on tap. The chef was fantastic! My waiters were always on the ball and there was never a time we were out of drinks. They brought my husband a créme brûlée for his birthday and Jimmy came out to say hello as well. I will always recommend Jimmy G's. Never had a bad moment here!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was with family members. We enjoyed the staff, food was delicious. I will recommend to friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Jimmy G's always pleases. The food is presented in a creative manner and filled with flavor. Fantastic."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took my son out to dinner this past Saturday night. Absolutely perfectly done strip steaks among the beat I've ever had. Appetizers and side dishes were equally good and perfectly prepared. Overall great dinner that left us both very happy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We all had Fillet Mignon. All were cooked to perfection and to individual choice. Virgil, our server, was an added treat to the evening. The service was extremely attentive and cordial."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The main dining room had tiles removed from the ceiling exposing electrical and HVAC ducts. This detracted somewhat from the retro ambience which was charming. Our strip steaks were superb -- some of the finest we have encountered. The dessert menu needs attention."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Seated under a hole in the ceiling. Asked to move. They said No. Many empty tables. Server seemed new. Had no concept of timing courses. Salads came out a minute after apps. Entrees appeared before table had a chance to touch salads. So rushed could not even experience the food, but it was really nothing special. Got bill had a drink we did not order. Brought to servers attention. He made good on it. Went to bar area. Husband bought a beer with cash at bar. Bartender did not give coin change back. He did not tell her to keep it. Friend went to bar for a beer. Bartender did the same thing to him! Food is mediocre. Service poor. Bartender is a scammer. Ambience looks like a scene out of film BOOGIE NIGHTS. No intention of returning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The first thing I noticed at Jimmy G's was the bar. If we were coming just for drinks the night would've been great with just bar scene. Our server, Meredith, was perfect. The steaks were the star of the night. The pork belly and the shrimp tempura appetizers might have been better than the NY Strip I had. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our first time at Jimmy G's. We loved the restaurant, the ambience and the food. I had the 10 0z New York Strip. In one word: Awesome. My wife had the rib eye filet, equally as great. The portion sizes were perfect. We were there for two hours and were comfortable the entire time. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were excited about trying Jimmy G's but ended up being disappointed . The service was terrible. We waited awhile for everything. My husband ordered a glass of wine it took a long time for them to come back and tell him they were out if by the glass. Then we heard someone at the next table ask for the same kind (you would think they could have opened one sold by the bottle ) Anyway we most likely will not be back. The steak for the price was just o.k. And my chicken skewers were very dry."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great steak and seafood. My wife said the burger was the best she had ever had. Really wonderful entries. Salads were also very good. They were a little different than most restaurants which was good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Really had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. We found the prices reasonable for the high quality food that is served. The steaks are amazing as is the rest of what we had, did I mention the mac n' cheese? Our server was top notch as well, Bryce took care of us and made it feel like we were old friends. Would highly recommend to anyone in Cincinnati!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. Best Dry Aged Strip I ever had and the Arm & a Leg was superb. I highly recommend and have already."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This steakhouse is just around the corner from the Duke Energy Convention Center. We had an early reservation, as we were going to the wine tasting at 630pm. Our server was Jamison, who did an excellent job of accommodate our time constraints. Attentive, but not overly attentive. Friendly and personable, even chatting wine with us although we passed on wine at dinner. The food was very good but the service was even better. We were very appreciative."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We made our reservation for a party of 4 requesting a quieter spot away from the music of the bar. We were seated in a booth where we could hear the music as background noise but were actually able to have dinner conversations. Our server was efficient yet allowed us time to enjoy our cocktails and each course without feeling rushed. The menu is impressive with interesting choices and we were not disappointed with any item ordered. The Ahi tuna was simply the best any of us had ever enjoyed; it was perfectly prepared. Jimmy G's is slightly off the main path, but it is worth a visit- one of the best meals in town!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First time visitor to Jimmy G's. Food was excellent but pricey. Menu great for steaks but less complete for other choices,salads and deserts"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our waiter, Virgil, was amazing! From the moment he welcomed us to the final goodbye. His professionalism and personality were infectious. His recommendations were spot on and when we come back, we'll be sure to call ahead to see if any of the spare rib gribblers are on the menu! Thanks for making our date night a great one!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I am very impressed with the menu & wine list. Jimmy always sneaks out of the kitchen to check on the guests and personally greet them. I love eating here and the atmosphere is great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our first time to Jimmy Gs won't be our last. What a terrific meal, great ambiance, and romantic setting."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went to Jimmy G's on a Saturday night for a date night. Enjoyed a drink at their bar prior to dinner. The bartenders were very friendly and attentive. The decor of the bar/restaurant is trendy and created a great atmosphere. We sat in a booth for dinner (would recommend it) and felt removed from the main floor while still a part of the scene. Our server was wonderful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very good - everything from our appetizers to main courses. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is our go-to for special occasions. It is a steakhouse with quirk. For example, I had a tomato-mozzarella salad. Could have been boring and run of the mill, but it wasn't. Incorporating heirloom tomatoes and fruit gave it an extra kick that gave a standard salad a unique spin. The beef tenderloin was perfect and worth very penny. Love this place, can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Jimmy G's is a hidden gem in downtown Cincinnati...close to convention center. The service, food (tuna steak, steak, mac n' cheese, crab cake, & salads) and atmosphere were all outstanding. One of our most enjoyable and memorable dining experiences in months. We enjoyed meeting friendly people at the beautiful bar and even had the honor to meet the highly talented chef (Jimmy), the easy-going restaurant owner (Ron), the very engaging general manager (Tim), and the great service from Alexis (bartender) and Emily the hostess. We were truly made to feel welcome and met some new friends. Do yourself a favor and visit this special restaurant & bar...Jimmy G's...beautiful people inside and out with that sparkle to serve & please."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "About this somewhat hidden gem in the downtown area. Located on Elm, it is somewhat secluded. The glass front leads to steps that take you below street level to a elegant, but comfortable restaurant. The banquettes reflect the days of the Rat Pack as you may dine and view the entire room. The service is outstanding, and the food is remarkable. From the "Gribble" to the steaks, everything is top notch!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food is truly amazingly good. The bar, not so much. There is no cocktail menu or beer list available and the bar seems to be far off from the high standards seen in the kitchen. The atmosphere is part night club, part old steak house, with a dancy soundtrack to boot. The food makes it all worth while though, I haven't had a dish I wasn't blown away by."
    Dined on 2/15/2014