Best service we've had inBest service we've had in a long time! Jay was our waiter - kudos to him for giving us a lovely night celebrating birthday with family!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGot it all...Love the place ,a good meal , the best service . just a fun place ... oh ,my wife loves the place ... enough said ..5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Diners...Happy Mothers DayDined here on Mothers Day with my wife and mother, it was my mother's first time here. She was very impressed and amazed at this place. The food...as always...was incredible. Shannon was our server and did a fantastic job. He had a great personality, spaced our meal out very well, we were never rushed, nor did we ever wait a long time for the next serving. Crab cakes...incredible as always, the center cut filet was cooked to absolute perfection, the surf and turf was just the right size...normally we take some of it home just because the serving is huge. And the canolli's....wow. It is such a pleasure to have a fine establishment like this in the northern Cincinnati area!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMtony'sTony's was a good restaurant with good food, outstanding service. Their steaks and seafood were great, the sides lacked that oomph that would have put them in the great category. I may be picky, but a true Greek Salad usually features Greek Olives, not your typical out of the can black and green olives. Their bread prior to the meal was very good, crunchy, with a soft flavorful bread. Their creme brulee was so so, so I should have tried their chocolate dessert choice. Wine list extensive and the quality was good. I would suggest to my friends that they visit this restaurant. They are on the verge of greatness with a few tweaks on their sides and salads.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful!Excellent service, gorgeous wine list, delicious entrees...a perfect dining experience from start to finish. You will not be disappointed at Tony's!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to spend yourGreat Place to spend your wedding anniversary or any romantic occasion. Great place awesome time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother’s DayMy family (husband and three kids ages 18, 16, 14) LOVE going to Tony’s for special occasions. The food is always fabulous and the service is perfect. The management is personable and very attentive to guests. This leaves quite an impression. Can;’t wait for the next visit!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food was excellent and our waiter Shannon was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific as always.Food here is always top notch. The front dining room can be extremely noisy; back room is quieter but much less atmosphere so it's a trade off. My one complaint - I wish the bar area was bigger. It's always jam packed with people (I suspect many come just for the bar scene) and if you arrive a few minutes early for your reservation it's virtually impossible to find a seat there to have a drink until your table is ready.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish!The whole experience was wonderful! Tony is a very visible and very attentive owner. Our waiter Shannon was great!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPremier Steakhouse-service issueFirst time at Tony's and the NY Strip was the best I have ever had in Cincinnati - bar none. Enjoyed the friendliness of owner Tony Ricci and the Hostess. However, on the negative side, our server, although very apologetic , let us down by not acknowledging us for about 12 minutes or more after being seated (without menus as the servers provide the menus) - alledgedly due to us having carried our cocktails from the bar area to our table. We were left to hailing a water-server who summoned our server. Offer of gratuitous dessert less than satisfying on 46th Anniversary celebration which was noted in our reservation but not acknowledged by anyone until we were leaving and then only by the Hostess.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Amazing experience!We took some friends of ours to Tony's and had another amazing dining experience! The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and Tony and his group do a fantastic job of making their guests feel at home and welcome. The food is wonderful and so are the specials. If you go on the weekend, be sure to make a reservation, and hang around to hear the jazz group that plays on the weekend evenings. You won't be disappointed!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTony's aims to take on theTony's aims to take on the Jeff Ruby restaurants and a lot of the staff (including Tony) used to work for Jeff Ruby. The price point is similar to Jeff Ruby's, but has a bit more value with a salad and potato included with each steak. Shannon was our waiter on this visit. Excellent service! He noticed my date seemed cold and took care of raising the temperature as soon as possible. We both appreciated that. He also had a great personality that made the visit more enjoyable. The food was excellent. Would recommend the place if you are looking for a fancy place with good food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good. Had a drink atVery good. Had a drink at the bar first and a great dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the special SaturdayI had the special Saturday evening. The halibut was outstanding. Harvey the chef out did himself in the preparation. Colin provided excellent services as always. We had a great time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousOur reservation was for 5:30 p.m. and as the evening came on it got busier but not too noisy.
The service and food was outstanding. To start the salads had just the right amount of dressing; not soaked. For our entree Bryan had a steak that was perfect and I had the Salmon. It was all very good.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, an excellent experience.As always, an excellent experience. Attention to detail with Tony and GM Shane "present" throughout the restaurant and bar area, meeting and greeting, making sure everything is going well.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTony's was outstanding atTony's was outstanding at every turn. We went for a special occasion, we are new to the area. We were greeted enthusiastically at every turn on our way to our table. Our waiter was charming and discreet. He was helpful in selecting wine and entrees.
The food was from the first to the last on point delicious. We had the filet and the Dallas Clark strip steak, both cooked to perfection and tasty. We both had the Caesar Salad, flavorful, and we chose a side of sauteed spinach. We wanted the creamed spinach, but decided on the healthier saute, which was enough to share.
Our wine was a full bodied super Tuscan, which married perfectly with the steaks.
Desserts were not necessary, but we had the sauteed spinach, so we deserved th4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steak. Bar area isGreat steak. Bar area is good for people watching :)4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to dine! TonyGreat place to dine! Tony has done a wonderful job and his staff are fantastic. I do not think you could go wrong with anything on the menu.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRuby Alternative! EnjoyGreat steak, excellent/exceptional service from Collin and staff.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food and atmosphere!Fabulous food and atmosphere! Great for special night out or just a date night away.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was Michelle. SheOur server was Michelle. She understood what we wanted so perfectly that one might think her psychic. Beyond that, she was very pleasant. Tony's in general has always been great. Everyone, including the owner and head chef, truly care about doing the best possible job. Food was the best, everyone was friendly and helpful. Noise level was perfect, too. Was able to talk without effort but didn't feel like other people were forced to listen to us.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and portionsThe food was great and portions were huge. The server was good but it was very crowded (Saturday night) so the attention was a little lacking because of how busy it was. The one negative is that it was VERY noisy and then they had a piano player on top of the diner/restaurant noise. I would say at least the tables are situated so that you're not on top of each other, even if the noise was loud. Overall, good but if you're wanting a quiet intimate dinner, maybe go during the week.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely evening excellantWe had a lovely evening excellant service and fine food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time diningThis was our second time dining at Tony's and once again I was impressed. It is a pleasant departure from the "Ruby" restaurants of Cincinnati. While the service staff and food are amazing at both places, there is something more genuine about Tony's. Every staff member as you walk to your table stops to invite you to "enjoy your meal" or "welcome" you. Again as you exit, every staff member stops again to thank you. Food quality was good, but it is the service staff that stands above.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTony's never disappoints fromTony's never disappoints from the friendly and charming hostess to the polite and attentive bus person, they all add to a very pleasant night out. And a special nod to Andrew our waiter! He was fantastic! Not to mention the food! Cooked to perfection! Do not skip dessert. The homemade Tiramisu is worth every calorie! What a wonderful dining experience!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAs For steak houses in CincinnatiAs For steak houses in Cincinnati I thought a Jeff Rubys steak house WasThe Pinnacle however after eating at Tonys I'm having second thoughts ....excellent steak... excellent service... very nice atmosphere4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience. NotVery nice experience. Not inexpensive but really nice find for a "fine dining" option north of the city. Excellent service and very good food.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTony chats with all of hisTony chats with all of his customers making them feel at home. I love Tony's and will keep going back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMColin did an excellent jobColin did an excellent job of taking care of us. The Walleye special was very good. We had a wonderful time celebrating my wife's birthday!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, serviceThe food was very good, service was also very good.
Seafood from the raw bar was excellent.
I would give better rating if the steak was more tender.
Having said that, it's still good enough to recommend my friends to visit Tony's.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Satisfying ExperienceEveryone in our group of 5 was very pleased. The special bone-in ribeyes at market price were worth the price and prepared perfectly to order. The sea bass special was amazing - layers of flavor and perfect texture pleased the palate as much as the presentation pleased the eye. The bucatini puttanesca rivaled the sea bass with layers of mouth-pleasing flavor and perfectly cooked pasta. The service, headed by Eileen, was everything one would wish -- polished, accommodating, pleasant and never obtrusive. Tony was a warm, welcoming host when he stopped by the table. This is my second time within a month to bring a small group to Tony's, and I look forward to another soon.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the orders we placed ranged from steaks to seafood to pasta. The service staff from our server (Michelle???) to Tony himself is very personable and attentive. Our entrees took a while longer to come out than I would have expected but they were all delicious and worth the extra wait.
The atmosphere was lively with a good mix of ages, table sizes, etc., and the band was very good as well.
We'll be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently SpectacularBeen here several times and have never been disappointed. The service is perfect; attentive but not smothering. Tony always visits every table. You can tell he has a passion for his place. Wife had the usually terrific sea bass. I had the special bone in strip. Incredibly tender for a strip, generously thick. I never had this cut before and can say its now my fave. Pricy, yes. But you won't find a more special Italian steakhouse in the city. Always worth it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE FOOD IS OFF THE CHART!!!!!!!!!!THE FOOD IS OFF THE CHART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYBODY THAT DOES NOT LIKE THE FOOD AND SERVICE HAS NEVER BEEN TO A REAL QUALITY PLACE.
Dennis & Sandy Bogan3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEaten here on several occasions.Eaten here on several occasions. Never disappointed . Steaks outstanding, salmon was excellent. Sides and desserts also not too large, and well prepared. Will be back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment I walked in,From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with a smile. The service was fantastic. The food was amazing. I had the strip, my wife had the filet. Both were absolutely delicious! I can't recommend it enough!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great EveningAnother great dining experience. I tried the fish special which was delicious. Harvey out did himself with the preparation. The service was excellent. We had a fun time at our favorite restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTony is a gem as is the stripHad a great meal again at Tony's. Tony has a great staff, great food and a consistent experience each time we visit. He and his team ensure a great experience while walking the floor..asking the questions and willing to hear the answers. Have the strip. It is absolutely the best.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTony's made an amazing nightTony's made an amazing night for our anniversary. They went above and beyond what we would have ever expected. We love fine dinning but only indulge for celebrations and special occasions. Tony's will now be our choice! The food was AMAZING!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Fantastic RestaurantGreat steaks & seafood! Raw bar is fantastic! Best place in town!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMServer, Michelle, was great.Server, Michelle, was great. Crab cakes were excellent. Staff was super attentive. Even the chef came out to talk to us.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMichelle was a great server.Michelle was a great server. She perfectly remembered details of our previous order, was totally sporting about our small list of special requests, and was always a pleasure to talk to. The food was excellent; the cannolis in particular were superb. All of the staff were amazingly efficient, too.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time here. RequestedSecond time here. Requested Michelle (since she did a superb job last time). She did an excellent job of remembering a multitude of details from our visit a week prior. And even staff we didn't directly interact with seemed genuinely happy to see us again. Easy parking, too.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here. Great experience.First time here. Great experience. Large portions. Staff was ubiquitous, attentive, and friendly. Our server, Michelle, did an awesome job. She possessed a classy and professional air I have yet to otherwise see outside of fine dining restaurants in Manhattan but was still always friendly and open, never condescending or otherwise insulting. She even had great tips for exactly how the kitchen staff normally prepared and could otherwise prepare dishes. The manager ensured all went well with appropriate timing. Other staff refilled glasses and cleared the table without delay.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steaks and good ambianceThe steaks are fantastic. In addition, Tony is ususally in the dining room making guest feel welcome. It is one of the more expensive restaurants in the are, but well worth it. Great for special occasions1/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs up!Business dinner there. Had many of the seafood items off the menu. All were fresh and excellently prepared.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM