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Carlo & Johnny, Cincinnati, OH

Carlo & Johnny

4.8
4.8
8399 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Classic style paired with Jeff Ruby's U.S.D.A Prime Steaks and exceptional seafood.
Three unique dining rooms, three wine cellars, and live music.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 936-8600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Donny Hatton
  • Catering
    Please contact us at 513-936-8600 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager, Ashlee Heine.
  • Private party facilities
    With 5 private rooms from which to choose, Carlo & Johnny offers options for your business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends. We can comfortably accommodate up to 75 of your guests to ensure a perfect experience. perfect settings. Contact ASHLEE HEINE: 513.979.0872 or ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com
  • Neighborhood
    Montgomery
  • Cross street
    Bunker Hill Lane
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Steakhouse

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati

    Steakhouse

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

8,389 Reviews
  1. JonH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah (server) was awesome! She proactively took care of points/rewards, checked on us regularly, and suggested any food options we may like. Great job, and thank you

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  2. KathyW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlo & Johnny by Jeff Ruby is our absolute favorite restaurant. Their steaks are ALWAYS the best steaks out of ANY we have ever had from around the world! The ambiance at this restaurant is perfect! It's fancy and special yet at the same time a warm and welcoming environment to all!

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  3. TracyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jak was such an excellent server! Very attentive and really made our night special! We got the “surf and Turf” which came with a salad, steak, lobster, potatoes and asparagus for $65. The steak is some of the best I’ve ever had and I always leave happy. But when the price is that low for such high quality it can’t be beat!!! You should definitely go for a date night or a special occasion!

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  4. JulieT

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went got their lobster and filet mignon special. Again second time around for this and it was just okay. Service was subpar. We complained and they comped us drinks and apps. This used to b my favorite special occasion place to go. Not any more. Oysters are good and bread basket excellent.

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  5. Mutzi

    Cincinnati

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect..service,dinner visit from manager ...will return

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  6. WilliamN

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Food was outstanding. Cody our server gave us a little history of the restaurant and he was great with every detail.

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  7. tsnrn

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had same dinner on 1/31 the lobster tail at first visit was much better it was smaller this time and had a “fishy “ taste my steak was prepared properly but was overly salted I was rubbing it in the juices on my plate from the asparagus to attempt to get the salt off one of my guests also complained her steak was too salty

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  8. CatherineC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible salmon dish beautiful presentation Taste was delicious, service impeccable, thank you for a delightful birthday dinner.

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  9. SusanF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Carlo & Johnny. Great food and unbelievable service.

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  10. DavidB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Guests thought the hostess could be more receptive. Only one out of 3 felt that way.

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  11. BrianS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing food and service. Great Experience.

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  12. ORLANDOJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing... the Mac n Cheese and Brussels Sprouts with the bacon jam was a game changer. Also my steak was cooked and season to perfection!

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  13. RobiM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The surf and turf special is outstanding. We totally enjoyed the whole dining experience. Only negative is lack of parking, we did use the valet service which was fine but only because there were no other parking spaces available.

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  14. ChelseyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what an experience! The restaurant is beautiful, the food is impeccable and the service is exceptional! Louie was phenomenal, very hardworking and very attentive! We will be back and we will certainly request Louie!

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  15. JoshB

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have went multiple times with parents but first time going with just me and my girlfriend. I was honestly thoroughly disappointed. We got in there late which is our problem that is not what I was complaining about but they did not have mashed potatoes which sucks but they gave us a twice baked potato instead that honestly tasted just bad and would rather get one from outback and my steak was supposed to be around Medium Rare + but was like eating slime and that not what I expect when I get a $86 filet. Our server forgot to bring us our food back out after packing it up so we sat there for another like 20 minutes then ended up asking someone to get it for us. I love this place and honestly am very sad by my experience because I know how great this place is. Overall it just felt like they did not really care for us there I do not want to assume it is because we look young, (I am 21 but I look like I am 16) so I just was very disappointed the best part of the night was the Valet which was just an awesome person and very kind and cool.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambiance were all wonderful. Jack was a wonderful server with great recommendations and treated us with great care. Love the butter pie!

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  17. Jordan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service staff and food! Jak was great! Thanks for a great meal!

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  18. JenniferB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Paul made our experience very enjoyable. He was personable and very attentive to the needs of the table. He answered questions about meal options and provided superb service. Excellent

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  19. AmyS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us ordered the $65 filet and lobster dinner. Everything was delicious. Service was great.

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  20. MichelleC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Carlo and Johnny's is a must-have for a celebratory meal! There was an excellent off the menu dinner deal and of course Steak Burrow is the best! We try a new app each time we go and literally everything is delicious - sushi w/ steak on it?! SO GOOD. My husband and I go to celebrate our birthdays each year and they always treat us to some small bite desserts, every tiny bite is insane. Our server, Chris, was fantastic! Super nice, spaced out our courses, and had great recommendations (and helped us get the meat out of a crawfish :)). Excellent experience, as always!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very good. we had paul as our server. excellent service!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jak was awesome and the food was fantastic! Carlo and Johnny is the best of the Jeff Ruby restaurants.

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  23. StoneA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love it here! Carlo & Johnny has been an anniversary tradition for my lady and I for years now and we will be keeping it that way! The food, the service, and the atmosphere is always impeccable. Cam was our server last night and he was absolutely awesome and made our experience that much better! The only downside is the live music.. huge fan of live performances but the noise level gets pretty ridiculous, making it very hard to hear your company and server.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Our server Cam, was attentive with information, recommendations and history. The food was impeccable. There was a lovely band playing that added a lovely layer to the ambiance.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing. The best of everything from food to service

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was wonderful. The food was great and the atmosphere was outstanding. Our server Paul was awesome and extremely personable. It felt like he really wanted to help make our night special, and he did!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a wonderful dinner at Carlo and J’s. food… drinks…. service…. all excellent!!!!! looking forward to returning soon !!!👍😃🥃🍷🎉

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  28. ElizabethM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're looking for an unforgettable culinary adventure, look no further than this incredible restaurant. The atmosphere was lively and inviting, and the service was genuinely warm and welcoming. And let's not forget about the food - every bite was a flavor explosion that left me wanting more. Additionally, the history of the place was extremely interesting with it'ss ghost stories and speakeasy atmosphere and prohibition tunnels, wine cellars and even Al Capone artifacts from his personal residences were all a part of this. Did I mention I got to explode a frozen rose over an amazing presentation of a chocolate mousse?? Located about 11 miles north of Cincinnati. This is an old 1890s mansion. Our waiter was a great conversationalist, knew his chefs menu and made excellent recommendation. Impressed us with a Frozen rose dessert that was truly an experience you'll not want to pass up. Will definitely be coming back. This is an amazing experience of fine dining and culinary skills.

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  29. danielle

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was exceptional as always. Steak was cooked to perfection

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at the bar on Friday night! There was a stage and musician Ryan Sowers played guitar. Great experience and his sound was a great fit for the space! He brought great energy and everyone had a good time. Delicious food and drinks too!!

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  31. AmyF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!! Enjoyed our time there very much and looking forward to the next time.

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  32. KevenS

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Top quality steaks prepared exactly to order with excellent sides. The food and service were excellent as they have been every time we have been to Carlo & Johnny. Not the least expensive place to dine in the area but it is one of the best when it comes to both the quality of the food and the service.

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  33. robertb

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 2 clients for a Friday Happy Hour, sat at a table in the bar area. Waitress simply wasnt that great, seemed confused whole time and then when we told her just doing appetizers and drinks and hang out for awhile, she told us they had another reservation for the table at 715. Simply an overall disappointing expereince. Then last night, my college age son took his girlfriend there for their 2 year anniversary. They had a reservation @ 8, but he said from he time they got there, people were acting like closing up. His steak he only ate small part, it was a $90 filet but very fatty. They had no mashed potatoes so tried to make them a twice baked baked potato which neither ate. This incident is way more bothersome than me Friday night with clients as he spent $200 of his own money.

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  34. DavidR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak in the Midwest! Bar and wait staff were on point as usual. Excellent drinks and top notch food (especially the Mac and cheese)! It’s not inexpensive but you get what you pay for.

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  35. JackB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slow Took a long time between the salads and main course. Food was excellent

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  36. Mutzi

    Cincinnati

    118 reviews

    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service followed by a perfect meal... lovely dining experience ...appreciate the manager coming to the table to make sure everything had been prepared as we anticipated

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  37. Christopher

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clients and I had a great evening at C&J! It is a great place to host a business meal. Jack was exceptional and very knowledgeable which created a even better experience.

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  38. ShawnE

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and environment! This is our Cincinnati favorite.

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  39. PETERG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Carlo and Johnny. We were first timers and the resraunt exceeded all of our expectations. Everything from the valet parking to our complimentary desert was excellent ! Just an all around fantastic dining experience ! My 12 ounce fillet and macaroni were delicious ! As my grandpa says, " If you leave hungry, we'll that's your fault".

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlo & Johnny never disappoints!! Food is always excellent, but this time the real stand out was our server, Robbie. He was exceptional!! Thank you for a wonderful evening!! We will be back to see you again soon!

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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 4.8 stars by 8399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bunker Hill Lane
  • Neighborhood
    Montgomery
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Donny Hatton
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 936-8600
  • Catering
    Please contact us at 513-936-8600 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager, Ashlee Heine.
  • Private party facilities
    With 5 private rooms from which to choose, Carlo & Johnny offers options for your business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends. We can comfortably accommodate up to 75 of your guests to ensure a perfect experience. perfect settings. Contact ASHLEE HEINE: 513.979.0872 or ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com
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