Carlo & Johnny

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$31 to $50
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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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4.9
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4.8
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Grandson for his 18th Birthday. Steaks were EXCELLENT!! Austin and crew were Awesome and took very good care of us!

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the valet to Kate in the bar and Brody the server assistant!

c
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I have dined at all the Ruby restaurants several times and the food and service is always good, last night was no exception. Unfortunately the evening was ruined when we went to the bar after dinner. We sat down to listen to the band, as my friend is friends with some of the band members. There was some function going on and the bar was crowded. We got a table close the the band and sat down. We were probably there almost an hour, until the band was finished, yet not once did any of the servers come and ask if we wanted a drink. It was not because of the crowd. I watched several servers walk right past us over and over, making sure the MEN didn't need anything but never stopping at our table. I saw a lot of hand holding, hugging, friendly kissing and touching. The servers were working hard to get those tips. Shame on them for ignoring us women, we tip also. The MeToo movement is definitely not part of Carlo and Johnny's atmosphere. Very upsetting.

LK
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carl and Johnny’s is my hands down favorite!

HC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our 3 month old daughter along, and were worried it might be frowned upon. Chris and the entire staff were so sweet and attentive, and quickly eased our concerns about bringing a baby to A Ruby’s restaurant. They even cut my steak so I could enjoy while feeding my daughter. Seriously top notch service! One of the best experiences we’ve had dinning in a very long time! 💜 also, thank you for the “future carnivore” bib to take home. Perfect touch!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a wonderful evening with great service. Everyone was friendly and attentive but not forceful. The servers are well informed of the menu and were able to answer any questions asked!

DD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another successful anniversary celebration. Service was exceptional.

RH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for a surprise birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Food was great, staff was on their A game and an evening we will not forget!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hatchet hits different

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!!! Our favorite!!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dan was great!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience! That was my first time at a Jeff Ruby’s restaurant. Everyone was very friendly and service was great.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner as always

HR
Toledo
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our drinks to dessert, the food and service was impeccable. Don, our waiter, did a wonderful job of ensuring every question we had was answered and every item we ordered met or exceeded expectation. This was a spectacular dining experience.

AS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, as always.

RR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Reservation for 8:15. - finallly got a table at 8:55. There were A LOT of empty tables when we were finally seated. None of staff seemed at all concerned about this delay. Not even an apology from anyone. No one from management team ever approached our table all evening which has never happened before. Waiter was pretty casual. Lots of talk about his family. Not really the Ruby experience we are used to. Food was delicious as always. Definitely not a $250. experience. Everything seemed a bit off for what should have been a very special Valentine night.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and experience was great. The food was good but not to the level I expected. The sides were very good, the steak was average and not worth $55. The food came fast but was not very hot. I would recommend using heated plates.

c
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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CS
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Pre-valentines dinner. Food was excellent and our server Austin was very attentive. Floor manager also stopped by to check on our dinner.

RN
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre-Valentines date night with my wife and daughter. Everything you would expect from a Jeff Ruby establishment and more. It was our first trip to Carlo & Johnny after dozens of visits to Precinct and Ruby’s downtown over the years. It only took us so long just because the Montgomery location is not convenient to our home. However, it was well worth the trip in the end.

Every little nuance was elegantly performed and our waiter was outstanding. Plenty of attention but nowhere near overbearing. From the signature bread and butter/spread, fresh and hearty crab cake, perfectly cut, seasoned and seared filets tothe post meal Peanut Butter Cake. Our dinner was First Class at its finest. Great atmosphere and staff.

Is it ridiculously expensive? Sure! But that’s what makes it so fun! Sheer decadence that will NOT disappoint.

R
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and exquisite food as always. The barrel cut filet was cooked to perfection and the Freddie salad as good as ever. A great evening celebrating my wife's birthday.

F
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. Austin may have been the best server I've ever had. The one minor issue, our salad didn't make it into our doggie bag.

JS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I have had in a while. Exceptional service.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and experience all around. Our server, Kirk, was absolutely fantastic in driving our experience to the next level.

MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was awesome as well as service. But it was our 30th anniversary and we were seated at a table for 6 when there were many tables open. Just dampened the ambiance for the special occasion.

AC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as per usual!

JC
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a pre v- day dinner. Food and service were excellent.Their portions are huge, which is nice for a pricy dinner. We did have to send my wife’s steak back because It was a little rare. No biggie, they cooked up, redressed it and it was perfect l.

C
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. We had a large party of 10 and everything was great. Our server Chris kept things moving but we never felt rushed

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. My wife and I dine here once a year to celebrate the anniversary of the day we became engaged. The food, ambiance and service is impeccable. By far one of our favorite spots in Cincinnati.

JK
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen is the best. All persons should share his experience of fine dining and excellent service. He is the best.

S
Cincinnati
52 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always made to fee special when going here. Made us feel like great friends. Worth whatever the price.

CM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience again!!! Service was wonderful, the right mix of conversation and privacy, not to mention exceptional care with our questions, food and drinks. Gabriel is a outstanding. The food was fantastic as usual. Steaks were cooked to perfection, desserts were gorgeous to look at and taste. One note of change -the truffle fries used to be light and crunchy but were oily and heavy this time. Definitely prefer less spud and more crunch - so ask if it's an anomaly.

CC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and attentive staff. Personal favorite of the three Ruby restaurants

D
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for the special treatment for our parents 61st wedding anniversary and their birthdays !
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding as always !

T
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service couldn't have been better.

JM
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in the country. Had a business meeting with two gentlemen from Spain, & they said that was the best steak they ever had!

c
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at Carlo & Johnny. The service is always impeccable, and the food is amazing!

JK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. there was an issue with the fire suppression system which delayed everything. I must say they handled it very well and our server Alex was very up front and apologetic. Will be back 100 percent. I am from the east coast, get the steaks. If you've cooked and eaten it while on a boat they will never be able to replicate it in the mid-west.

PS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent. The kitchen fire system went off but they recovered wonderful. The staff was out and comforting and very, very pleasant. The kitchen situation turned into a pleasant time of conversation and peace.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an outstanding dining experience!