Carlo & Johnny

4.8
3320 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Jeff Ruby's 1930 Chicago style steakhouse and supperclub. Same great Ruby steaks with an Italian accent. Three unique dining rooms, three wine cellars and live music.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm- 9:00pm Friday- Saturday 5:00pm- 10:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 936-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Donny Hatton
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.

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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service are excellent. Ambiance is very cool with an old Chicago theme & feel. It is expensive.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We reserve Carlo & Johnny for Special MUST BE Perfect occasions. I wish we didn’t cause we would dine there more often, but then where would we go for SPECIAL. TheIR menu variety is outstanding as is their service...but how can you go there and not get steak. The best meat and preparation anywhere. It is always PERFECT.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Carlo & Johnny's is an outanding restaurant like all Jeff Ruby Steakhouses. The steaks are amazing as well as all of the side dishes. I would highly recommend any Jeff Ruby Steakhouse Restaurants if you want a quality meal with superb service.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Every element of the evening was lovely! Except the table of 7 in the middle of the room was distastefully loud, disruptive and down right rude and distracting! Not much the wait staff could do, they did comp a dessert for us. Nice gesture!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary. Clay our server could not have been more fun or accommodating. He was vey personable, helpful and fun. Would recommend Carlo and Johnny to anyone and ask for Clay. You will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I’m sure the patio is nice on a nice evening but we were there when it had just gotten hot... and a little buggy, some tiny red thing that bites. I’d also suggest they swap the corner seating arrangement for the larger table so those sitting at that table don’t have to look at the corner of the building were the back side is white and mildewed vs the side that’s painted yellow and faces the courtyard. The strung clear lights were nice but the purple and hot pink wrapped on the trees were an interesting choice. Food was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Another wonderful Jeff Ruby dining experience! Excellent service by Dan and food was cooked to perfection. We love this place and are already planning our next trip to Ohio.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

As always this was an exceptional experience. Highly skilled, attentive and friendly wait staff, outstanding food and great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent food and service!! The staff was absolutely wonderful! The steaks were cooked perfectly and so tender. Best place to dine in Cincy! Definitely a favorite!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Celebrated wife's birthday with a special dinner at Carlo & Johnny. Everything about the experience was terrific from the moment the valet parked our car. We were welcomed immediately by the hostess and were seated quickly. The ambiance was nice -- a talented guitarist was playing background music loud enough to be heard and appreciated but quiet enough to not interfere with conversation. Our primary server was very helpful with picking a wine and answering questions about the menu. He also gave a nice history of the building. Our party had a Steak Collingsworth, 2 Steak Anthony Munoz, and 1 Filet Mignon. All were prepared perfectly and were a delight to eat. Our side dishes and desserts were outstanding as well.

Great atmosphere, great food, and great friends = great time. I wish I could afford to eat here more often.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We chose Carlo and Johnny for dinner to celebrate our 7 year wedding anniversary. The food is always delicious and tonight didn't disappoint either. Freddie salad was on point. I ordered the Steak Collinsworth and it was cooked perfectly! My husband ordered the barrel cut filet, also great! Asparagus was fresh and crisp. Cheesecake for dessert was a nice surprise! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We ate here for an anniversary dinner. The service and food were top notch. The beer selection was limited and there was nothing on draft. The strawberry mojito was refreshing and there was a nice selection of wines. The Munoz and Collingsworth steaks were delicious. Each had different toppings and sauces. The baked potato and green beans as side dishes were prepared in the usual manner and not as hot as I like my food but the portions were large enough to be shared. We mentioned it was our anniversary and we had a complimentary slice of cheesecake to celebrate but we also got a slice of six layer chocolate mousse cake to go. It was white chocolate over white, medium and dark chocolate cake and mousse. It was delicious and enough to be shared. Our waiter and his helpers were very personable. The manager stopped by our table to make sure everything was going well and I was even escorted to the ladies room by one of the handsome waiters. Great place for a special occasion but we want to go back and sit in the bar area to enjoy the live music.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Food was great, very much enjoyed the evening with my wife

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food, especially if you like a good steak, is all wonderful and well prepared and presented. The staff is friendly, make you feel comfortable and service is impeccable. We did notice that there were several business people eating and so it doesn't matter if it's business or a special occasion, this is the place for great food, service and atmosphere. We had a wonderful anniversary and have had them there before and will do it again.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had the most amazing time. The food was amazing and our waiter was the best. Thank you Chris for all your assistance.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Overpriced. Charging 3$ for Valet was absurd. Everything ala cattle with entrees very high priced. Service and food was superb.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Amazing food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Carlo & Johnny is a Cincinnati gem from local celebrity restaurateur Jeff Ruby. Known for the best steaks in Cincinnati, Ruby also offers great seafood and an extensive array of adult beverages. Carlo & Johnny is tucked away in Montgomery, a suburb about 15 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. Housed in an historic mansion, the restaurant has a very cool atmosphere. The service is absolutely first-class--from the valet, to the hostess, to the wait staff. PRO TIP: save room for the Original Butter Pie as dessert!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was delicious. We ordered salmon, and it was excellent. We appreciated the fact that we were asked how well done we wanted our portions. The watermelon salad was unique. The desserts were out of this world. The waiters were very solicitous, and gave us an extra portion of dessert because it was our anniversary. We very much enjoyed the experience.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Service excellent,food over priced . I have been dining here for about 10 years. This visit and my previous visit have been disappointing. The food seems to be declining in taste and preparation. This is most probably sadly my last visit. We frequent this location and The Precinct. We like the ambiance of Carlos and did love the food as well,but not so much for the food anymore. The bar location at the Precinct is great .

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious food and impeccable service. I highly recommend the macaroni and cheese. My husband and I will be back again for our Anniversary or even another occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

As always, excellent food and service. It doesn't matter if you are a millionaire or you are an average Joe, they treat everyone like you are celebrity. A very classy place with superior service and food.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Best steak I've had in a long time! Our waiter, Michael, went above and beyond to make sure our anniversary was great!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I TRIED TO LIST A FEW OF THE ABOVE, BUT IT WOULDN'T LET ME! WE HAD BEEN TO "THE PRECINCT PREVIOUSLY, BUT IT WAS TIGHT(PACKED IN) AND A FRIEND RECOMMENDED "CARLO & JOHNNY'S AND WE LOVED IT! THE SAME GREAT STEAK AND FOOD, BUT QUIETER AND NOT AS TIGHTLY PACKED, LIKE SARDINES!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Anniversary with friends who also celebrated their anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Over the top great! Kate took special care of us which is appreciated. It why we keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Although a bit "pricey" Carlo and Johnny's is 5 star Everything and you get what you pay for. From the moment the valet attendant opens your vehicle door to the conclusion of the meal and you return to the porte'-cachere to find your vehicle waiting, the entire experience is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Carlo and Johnny and it was a fantastic experience! Every item we ordered was of the highest quality and delicious. The service from our server TJ, the manager Brian S, and the rest of the staff was phenomenal. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to make an event out of a meal.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Always a great place to celebrate.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our 32nd Wedding Anniversary .... We were engaged 33 years ago at The Waterfront and we go back every year to a Jeff Ruby restaurant and celebrate. We also go at other times during the year. Food is superb and the service is the BEST!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent service! The food was exceptional. I highly recommend Carlo and Johnny for any special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

One of my favorite special occasion dining experiences . Great atmosphere and the service is always outstanding. Great variety on the menu

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

First time was amazing! Our waiter Chris was so helpful describing the different dishes and making recommendations. We all tried something different and we're not disappointed. The side dishes are large more than enough to share with three. Can't miss with desserts. We will be going back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Exceptional food and service!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Engagement dinner

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Steaks were tough. Not worth the $220 we spent. Service good, over priced for side items.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Went for a birthday celebration. Service was impeccable as always. Good was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

My husband and I each had the delicious tomato basil soup and shared the Freddie Salad and a filet that was perfectly cooked. They split the salad and filet perfectly. The asparagus and baked potato were cooked just right and along with the bread, we had more than enough to eat. Our server was very welcoming and accomadating. We never felt rushed. The manager stopped by to check on us. It was a very nice evening and I’m sure we’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Carlo & Johnny. We had drinks, appetizer, entrees and desert. Since it was our anniversary they gave us desert although we ordered creme brule as well.

The crab cake was amazing. We decided to split meals and ordered the cowboy rib eye and scallops with risotto. The car they get on the steak is delicious even on a medium steak. The cream sauce on the scallops were excellent as well.

Overall, the experience was definitely worth the price of admission. We will definitely return to Carlo & Johnny.

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