Carlo & Johnny

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Steakhouse
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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LB
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice anniversary dinner at Carlo and Johnny. The music in the bar was nice, but a bit loud, as were the young children in the next booth. After the youngsters left, the atmosphere improved.

RH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to each of the Jeff Ruby owned restaurants in Cincinnati. This one will be our favorite. The food was superb, the mood was relaxing and we were not hurried.

L
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love the experience of dining at Carlo & Johnny. My husband wanted something different so he indulged in the pork chop which he loved. I have my favorite Sea Bass which was perfectly cooked. The sides are always perfect & our cocktails were spot on.

MM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food & the service was wonderful. Will definitely go there again.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! Beautiful atmosphere, great food and consistent service. The server Zach Minturn went above and beyond to make it a special dining experience for us!

SE
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Carlo & Johnny's when we want the best dinner experience. They didn't disappoint, as expected.

BJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!!!

BB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will come back. Our server was great. Food was excellent!

M
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dan was amazing. He recommended a great wine at a great value and provided wonderful service. He even gifted us a baby bib because I am very very obviously expecting. We love Carlo & Johnny and find any excuse to go! Best steak of my life. Excellent raw bar. This place never ever disappoints.

C
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an amazing experience. Awesome food and drinks. Charlie moved tables and chairs to give us more room to dance in the bar. We were treated VERY WELL!!
Jay Hutton and his music is SUPERB!!!

JT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great always tentative to our needs. The food was beyond our expectations

BG
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The mushrooms were so overpowering that we couldn’t taste anything else after one bite. We were a tad disappointed.

CD
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My wife and I decided to go for our anniversary-we thought we should treat ourselves. But, we were underwhelmed. The steaks were under seasoned and undercooked. Generally, the steaks (ribeye and a strip) had little flavor and were poor quality which was a big surprise for a restaurant known for its steaks. The sides were ok. And the carrot cake was dry and did not have a good flavor-tasted similar to a low quality store bought cake mix. Ultimately, I came away from the dinner thinking it would have been better if we cooked it at home.

M
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to celebrate. New jobs, anniversaries, or holidays. The staff will make your occasion feel extra special. The service is always excellent and the food is delicious. Will always recommend and come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband and daughter’s birthdays. Only disappointment was that our waiter forgot my husband’s truffle butter🙁

D
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was very disappointed with this trip to Carlo & Johnny. Normally it was excellent, but his trip not so well. The service was good but not excellent as normal. My steak was cool, I normally get the bone in Filet cooked medium rare. It was rare and cool in the center and over all pretty cool. The restroom also needed servicing as the garbage was over flowing.

s
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. We bought a 16-month-old child with us and they did everything to make us comfortable and everybody else by giving us our room private dining room. The Spinalis steak was spectacular and our waiter, Cameron was right there whenever we needed him. A wonderful setting, a wonderful dining experience and a memorable evening.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to carlo and johnny for a birthday celebration with my wife. Our server Don went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable evening. Best service coupled with the best steaks in town.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a dinner to celebrate my birthday and from walking in the door the service was wonderful. Everything we ate was amazing as well.

H
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for my wife’s birthday

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Mike, was kind, attentive, and fun. Carlo & Johnny excels in providing an exceptional guest experience.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, posh seating. Swanky yet old school decor. Chandeliers are as amazing as the food and service!

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We treated a friend who had never been to Carlo & Johnny. He thoroughly enjoyed it-we all did! Fantastic service and delicious food, as we’ve always had. Well done, again!

S
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother and his wife and son were in town from South Carolina and had never been to Carlo and Johnny's. They were very impressed and said it was the best steak they had ever eaten. The service, as usual, was excellent. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience!

p
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here are fabulous!
We were celerity our anniversary. Everyone from the hostess to the servers wished us happy anniversary! Austin, our server, took our picture and presented us with a copy in a card, and he also brought us a complimentary dessert.
I highly recommend this restaurant for a splurge on special occasion dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very nice and attentive to our table. He took time to explain and suggest.

KH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, first class service and food. Wonderful experience, would definitely recommend to others and attend again myself.

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks. The serve Dan, was outstanding. Great quality but too pricey.

SB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class from start to finish. Dan, our waiter, took excellent care of us for a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Dan, our server, was absolutely wonderful. He was extremely friendly. I felt like I was talking to someone I've known for years! He was very knowledgeable and quick to reccomend dishes based on what we told him we were looking for. The over all service from start to finish was 5 out of 5 stars. The atmosphere was very lovely. It was clean and cozy.

JF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was our server and did an outstanding job. Perfect attentiveness without being intrusive. The filets were perfect, we had a side of mushrooms that was great and the grilled shrimp was good. The grilled shrimp wasn't the best I've had but overall the food was outstanding. Also a nice bottle of Lemelson wine. Really a nice evening out. Highly recommended.

KK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was as always impeccable. Gabriel was attentive without being cloying. Food was perfectly cooked. We were in dining room and the bar/music was hopping but our noise level was still great for conversation. Very impressed with the number of staff and their collaboration in checking in on us. Always love a Ruby meal!

GL
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service couldn’t have been better
Food outstanding
Ambiance was perfect
Will definitely be visiting again soon

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the wife’s birthday and it was a great experience! Service was outstanding as was the food! The room we were in was a bit noisy. Made conversation difficult.

P
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far my Favorite restaurant to eat at.. I love the food, ambiance and especially the quality people that work there. I have never felt so special in all my life. They treat you with the utmost respect and are very special people. Greta place to dine and a great place for after dinner drinks.. Thanks for a special night:)

TM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly could not have had a better experience. The food, the ambiance, our waiter Adam, and his wine recommendation were all absolutely perfect.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Couldn’t have been nicer.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christopher was amazing! He and his team took great care of us and the food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and the food was delicious.

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