Carlo & Johnny

4.9
6052 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Jeff Ruby's 1930 Chicago style steakhouse and supper club. Same great Ruby steaks with an Italian accent. Three unique dining rooms, three wine cellars, and live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipmichele
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best steakhouse I have ever been to. I have tried several - NYC, Toronto, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Vegas, Scottsdale, Cancun ... this was hands down the best steakhouse!! The service and atmosphere were excellent but the best was the food quality. The steaks were cooked perfectly!! seasoned perfectly!!! absolutely loved this place and will come back!!

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TracyR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlo & Johnny never fails to impress us. We celebrate our anniversary and birthdays here every year. The food is over the top delicious and the service is outstanding. If you have not been to this restaurant you are truly missing out on the best Cincinnati has to offer.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter Dan was very knowledgeable and did an overall amazing job. We will definitely be back.

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BradyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great as always and food was amazing. Love the atmosphere and will definitely be back.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little dark - made it rough to see menus for people with old eyes. Needed to use flashlight on cell.

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vipNancyP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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vipCynt
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and great service!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wanted to grab our dessert to go, but didn't get the chance

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JamesG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is pricey but well worth it for the occasions that matter. Will be back for sure.

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vipMaryPat614
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother-in-law retired and we went to Carlo & Johnny to celebrate. A wonderful dining experience

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KarlD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was extraordinary! So very good. Lettuce wedge with perfect pork belly; petite filet with wonderful sear, perfect temp and seasoning, and so tender; broccolini and potatoes amazing!! Service was just right. Very nice evening.

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ChrisK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the restaurant and staff. The food was worth every cent. Very nicely decorated and top-notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a promotion dinner and all the staff made sure to say congrats, got a small dessert sampler on the house which was nice! Our waiter was awesome! Only complaint I had was that we ordered 2 steaks: cooked medium rare and medium- but they came out the exact same. When you’re paying $60-100 each for steaks (at a steakhouse no less) and every single thing costs extra, I expect my steak to come out cooked properly.

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vipramona
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and food was delicious.

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Bear
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food and service as good as there is.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Chris was amazing! He took our experience over the top!

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vipChristopherD
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service in the bar area was unusually top notch and attentive for a bar. It was also better than the service at the other Jeff Ruby restaurants. Outstanding service by Ashley and the other server who assisted. I would return.

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WilliamN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 40th Anniversary at your establishment and had a wonderful time. Our thanks to Clay!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate my birthday and they never fail. It’s the best!

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vipWJNMD
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s good to see that outstanding customer service is back! Our waiter was amazing. He was lively, personable, impeccable and treated us royally. The food was excellent. If you have not been there in a while, you need to revisit this restaurant. As a nice treat, he took a picture of my 2 friends and me. He then printed out a copy for each of us to take home. Nice touch!

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vipStephenW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, everything from start to finish was perfectly done.

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nikkim
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night my boyfriend and I went to Carlo & Johnny for Sweetest Day. You know the male equivalent of Valentine's Day that I honestly think is only observed in the Midwest or maybe the East Coast. I really wanted to go somewhere where we could dress up and "adult" while at the same time enjoy amazing food and great ambience. Carlo & Johnny was that and more. Even though we are both vegetarians there were multiple salads and sides for us to choose from. Since Carlo & Johnny is a steakhouse, we didn't expect vegetarian entrees. So, we both ordered cocktails and salads Classic Caesar for him and the Honeycomb Burrata for me. The latter was FABULOUS! For our main course we split: Jeff Ruby’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Hasselback (minus the crispy ham), Classic Creamed Spinach, Charred Broccolini and Truffle Creamed Corn. Rich and savory each side was flavorful, unique and incredibly DELICIOUS. A foodie, I found myself trying to name each of the flavors as they hit my palate ... to my boyfriend's only minor chagrin. We polished dinner off with dessert. We highly recommend Carlo & Johnny for date night or any other special occasion.

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DanM
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When it comes to a restaurant experience, the owners of other fine dining restaurants need to take a lesson from JR on how to treat a customer and provide them with an excellent experience and superb food. As usual Carlo and Johnny was another fine dining experience.

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LaVerneW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Carlo & Johnny - the staff is very attentive and ensures you have a positive dining experience from the time you walk through the door.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the fancy atmosphere and great staff, to the fantastic food, I was i.oressed and satisfied from the moment we walked in! I'd highly recommend this place to anyone, and we'll definitely be returning!

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HeatherL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Quite disappointed in the service. Long wait time between periods of our server check our table and bring drinks, even after I ordered a $100 bottle of wine. We greatly enjoyed the quality of our meals, however a very expensive evening for sarcastic and slow service.

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vipBoxer
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice quiet meal. Food was good. Service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a first class experience with great service and great food.

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Stories were great and atmosphere was very retro

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top dining experience. Never disappoints each time we stop in, steaks are world class, the baked mac n cheese is to die for. Thanks to Dan for making our time out a great time.

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Court
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! Their chocolate caramel cake was so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member was courteous and accommodating. We felt very welcome. Our food and wait staff was excellent We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our server was wonderful. The food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Learned about the history of the building The food and service was amazing.

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JaredC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and great service.

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CathyO
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner,great atmosphere. Perfect for our anniversary celebration!

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LongtimeCustomer
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Servers rushed us, probably because we could not get a reservation earlier than 8:00 and they wanted to wind down -- won't do that again. Overly expensive for sure; way overpriced. Food is very good, ambience is very nice, primary server very good and knowledgeable -- except that, again, they rushed us during a very expensive meal.

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dkrpwpa
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing!! Food is lovely. We will be back.

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KatieA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. Highly recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Carlo & Johnny using the Order Online button. Carlo & Johnny also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 936-8600.

Carlo & Johnny is rated 4.9 stars by 6052 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.