Carlo & Johnny

4.9
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5213 Reviews
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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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. Just one note to the chef would be to much salt used. I would go a little lighter on that but all else was great

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Amanda
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience.

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GregK
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They serve what are to me the best steaks in the Cincinnati area and their service is beyond fantastic. Would highly recommend Carlo & Johnny's!

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DanC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience as expected and delivered by any Jeff Ruby's restaurant.

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KarlD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, tender, perfect steak! Great service with appropriately engaging waiters. Pricey, but I knew that going in! Very, very nice dining experience!

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TylerS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing-no complaints there. There were two men, however, who were incredibly loud and letting expletives fly while we were trying to enjoy an intimate dinner, as were two other couples. I do feel the waitstaff needs to take more control of this as it is very discourteous to other patrons. That being said, we did not say anything to our server until after they left because we did not want to make ourselves even more uncomfortable if they responded poorly. When we did say something, our server acknowledged that it’s common when business men come in after work. Given that this is so rare for us to be able to do, we wish this was something that was more under control.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with great food and excellent service

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SteveG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always. We always look forward to coming back.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great FOOD and service, but be advised all item are ala cart

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Expensive
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

You will get a very good steak but be ready to spend a weeks pay!

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MarkB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - Ben was awesome - classiest place in Cincinnati!

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JamesA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s what you’d expect with Ruby’s. Everything’s top notch!

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StanD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress, tried the steak Diane for the first time and it was wonderful.

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RogerF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, Carlo & Johnny's has fabulous food and excellent service. We miss the music and dancing, which is not their fault. If you want a great meal and to be treated well by a top notch staff, C&J is a great place. One of our favorites.

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MK05
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spaced appropriately for social distancing and all staff had on masks. Staff was courteous and made us feel important. The only down side was that we had so many servers that I couldn’t keep them straight. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious! I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. We came because we had a gift card.

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NateG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't normally spend that kind of money on a dinner, but when we do it is always Carlo & Johnny's. Best overall experience you can find anywhere!

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angelaJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I was a little upset that we were seated directly in front of the patio doors every time someone entered or exited we were blasted with cold air . For spending 300$ for a meal you’d think you wouldn’t have to go thru that. But the food is outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were upstairs and our waiter Mike and our bar tender was absolutely amazing. Thanks for a wonderful evening celebrating with our family. 2 Birthdays, new job ad our daughters wedding ❤️

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LynnR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son's 18th birthday and had a great time. When we passed on dessert, our server kindly brought out a small sampler dish with a candle. Always a wonderful experience!

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Pegsc
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was impeccable but the food was just average. Food prices are "very" expensive. Probably will not experience again.

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vipCatherine
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

When you come to Carlos & Johnny's, you are typically coming for the steak. And, I can say they know their steaks and cook them to perfection. My friend's salmon was also quite tasty for those non-meat eaters! However, some of the other execution is off. The wine they served me had clearly been opened for a while and had a vinegar-like taste. The restaurant is very dark and made menu reading a little difficult. And, in these difficult socially distanced times, it seemed like our table was too close to a high top that had the servers bumping into one another (and they were serving multiple tables from one food tray at a time). A few adjustments would be appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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DeniseR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!

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Mark
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cuisine in a classic steakhouse environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a pleasant experience. We were next to a party room. It was so noisy as big group in a small room that we had trouble hearing each other. Steaks, salads and desserts were all excellent. The sides were not. The asparagus was chewy and salty. The spinach was very salty. We did not eat most of it. The potatoes and Mac and cheese were okay but not great. The service was excellent.

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PatriciaF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ad always the service was fantastic. My husband loves the Anthony Munoz and the potatoes were fantastic. My Steak Diane was cooked to perfection but had quite a bit of grizzle.

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Cutch106
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere. Perfect service!

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vipJerryK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best!!!

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KevinR
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always,the food,service and atmosphere was excellent. Christopher did a great job.

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vipKenwood
Cincinnati
111 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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vipBrian
Cincinnati
68 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual!

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Nicole
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 16th birthday celebration and we had a private room! The service was excellent and the food was amazing! They took a group photo and gave us 3 copies which was very thoughtful. We are going to make this a tradition with our three remaining children. Thank you so much!

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vipJodyK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipPorchdawg
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! It was a beautiful night to sit outside, service was impeccable- our porterhouse was cooked to perfection. I don’t normally coo about sides, but the truffle creamed corn was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Anniversary dinner. Everything tasted great and service was top notch, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. They are so welcoming and made sure our dinner was perfect

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BrandyW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great night out service and staff was excellent!

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JOEB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, as always. Our waiter, Cameron, was nice, polite, and thorough. The gentleman who kept our water filled and tended to whatever was needed, Conrad, did a fantastic job, as well. As usual, the ambiance was great!!

It is a treat for us to dine at one of the Ruby restaurants, and we do it two to three times a year. We thank you for the tremendous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dan was great! His recommendations were on point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was exceptional!

FAQs

Carlo & Johnny offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 936-8600.

Carlo & Johnny is rated 4.9 stars by 5213 OpenTable diners.

Carlo & Johnny does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://jeffruby.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.