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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D
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely deliciously! The only thing was they asked if it was a special occasion and I answered Anniversary when making reservation. When we arrived the hostess greeted us with Happy Anniversary, but after that it was never mentioned. It was our 52 which I understand is not a milestone but an acknowledgement would have been nice. Just an observation! Other than that it was wonderful!!

K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love celebrating my bday there , thanks to hubby and family

D
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Charming ambiance. Food was excellent, except the lobster Thermidor... which was over cooked and fishy... not fresh.

d
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating a belated birthday. We had Austin for our server and he made our experience wonderful. We have already booked our next dinner in December.

JC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and food. We had a booth, which is a little quieter and more comfortable for me. Steak was perfection! Sides were good as always, and the desserts were lovely. They currently have a brown butter pie and a brownie and ice cream dish on the menu. If you like dark chocolate, pecans, and ice cream, then get the brownie dessert! Probably best to share it with someone unless that's all you get.

MS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie Bledsoe, General Manager is the reason we continue to come back for every special occasion. This past Saturday my sweetheart and I just wanted to celebrate each other, life in general and were very happy to do so dining at Carlo & Johnny's. The service was impeccable as always, raw bar always amazes- the tiger shrimp are the largest I've ever seen- coast to coast! The Collinsworth signature filet mignon can't be beat and the selection of wine pairings and bourbon continues to grow. Charlie even sent out a piece of the signature butter pie for dessert and I continue to promise myself I'm going to learn that recipe one of these days! We'll certainly continue to support our very favorite local Cincinnati restaurant. Thank you and your entire staff for always being so warm and welcoming, we feel like family every visit.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Dan, is a true professional. Attentive, caring and appreciative of everyone.
Great food with exceptional service.

SC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was superb, the only complaint that I have was that the steak that I ordered was $70 and cooked at the wrong temperature. Rather than fire up a new one, they re-grilled the one that they had asked me to cut in half to determine if the temperature was correct. Wouldn’t have minded except for that it was $70. My husband was very upset as we only go out to dinner a few times a year and technically couldn’t even eat our meals at the same time. I kept telling him that I was pretty sure they’d try to make it up to us somehow but they didn’t.

DK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to and we will continue going

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marine Corps birthday and Veterans Day!

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, our waiter Chris was THE BEST. Made our anniversary/birthday very memorable, can’t wait to return!!

K
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie always greets us like old friends and treats us like family. Cameron was our server and was one of the best we’ve ever had. Kind, attentive and just seemed genuinely interested in why we were there celebrating. He’s a definite asset to your staff!

K
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails that the experience here is an excellent one! The service is amazing and we had the perfect table. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Go there every year.

Z
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our main waiter (Zac) gave us excellent & prompt service!! All staff there from the bartender to the main desk were so helpful & friendly! The food was beyond amazing!!

HG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around, from service to food to atmosphere.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch but it’s the outstanding service that takes the dining experience over the top. Thank you Dan for taking such good care of your customers.

CR
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Adrian, our server, was by far the best service we’ve ever experienced anywhere! The food was very good as well. A bit heavy on the salt and med rare on my steak was more of a rare but the flavor was very good.

MD
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They do steak incredibly well. There were four in our group, who each got a different steak and all were incredibly pleased. The sides were mostly very good, but two in our group did not really care for the macaroni and cheese. While they said it seemed special in the several types of cheeses used, they found it too rich and heavy to go with the steaks. The Brussel sprouts were especially good, as were the mushrooms. The prices ares quite high, but the steaks are incredibly good. There service was wonderful and they catered to food allergies readily and deliciously.

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The shrimp cocktail was outstanding as was my 8 oz. filet. The Freddy Salad was good. The wine was top notch. Our servers were excellent. The only drawback was my wife's 12 oz. lobster tail which was over cooked, gummy texture, and not nearly 12 oz.

s
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a special occasion restaurant; the food is outstanding, the service impecabble, all in a beautiful setting. My son won't ever forget his 23rd Birthday Dinner!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks, beyond comparison. My thick-cut filet was cooked to perfection; it was cooked just right the entire way through, whereas other restaurants have trouble pulling this off. This was my second or third time here and I'm always very impressed. There are other steakhouses closer to my home, but Carlo & Johnny's is absolutely worth the drive.

WP
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very delicious meal and our server Zack was outstanding. His recommendations were excellent and the service was perfect. Everybody at your restaurant is so friendly including the parking valet who helped us with wheelchairs and walkers.

WM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service are phenomenal as usual. You can't go wrong with any thing on the menu.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris, our waiter, made good recommendations and he was personable. Our food was excellent and prompt. Other than the table next to us being quite boisterous (not Carlo & Johnny’s fault) our evening was enjoyable.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here. Hands down the Best service that we have experienced at any Jeff Ruby restaurant. From the moment we entered until we left all of the staff were attentive and friendly. Loved the bar area for a before dinner drink. The restaurant had a fantastic ambiance. Unfortunately we both felt the steaks were not up to par with other Ruby restaurants or other steakhouses in this price point. Maybe it was just an off night. The service and ambiance made up for the food and we had a fabulous anniversary dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Great service. Will definitely go back

b
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zac was an excellent server!

JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing attention to detail

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! FANTASTIC!!! Best food and 5–Star service ever!! Awesome ambience💕Here’s the run down: Best Long Island I’ve ever had, the raw bar AMAZING, unbelievable melt in your mouth steak, the risotto was perfection, put a whole knew meaning to mac & cheese, & the butter pie was out of this world!! Thanks for making this a very memorable anniversary💕

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Carlo and Johnnie’s.. it’s been our spot for anniversary dinner for several years

KB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu steak was way better than I expected it to be. I ordered Bearnaise sauce with it, but the steak had so much flavor it tasted better without the sauce, and the sauce diluted the flavor. I really wish I ordered without the sauce, but I know for next time to get just the steak. I was also surprised at how much bacon was on my Freddie salad this time. Last time I went for my Birthday there wasn't as much bacon so it tasted better to me. This time they covered that salad in bacon and I was surprised. It wasn't a big deal since I can just choose not to eat the bacon and set it aside. The waiter I had was fantastic and much better than the one I had last time I went here. Overall a very awesome time.

BF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience. Great setting, service and food.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful as always

AF
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute wonderful place for a special occasion. Food was exceptional and the service even more so. Highly recommend this place if you love steak and olde time elegence and service.

EG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

SM
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Matt and Nick took really good
Care of us tonight.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything in the restaurant was fantastic. From the service to the coffee at the end of my meal. Kirk was an amazing waiter. I will definitely be going back for special occasions

Y
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Always our favorite spot for celebrations. Top notch service and crazy good steaks.