Carlo & Johnny

4.9
5815 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

*At Carlo & Johnny, the health and welfare of our guests and employees are our top priority. We are working hard to ensure we have the safest restaurants anywhere. To see more information regarding our safety precautions and recommendations for our guests, please visit www.Jeffruby.com. We look forward to providing you with the Jeff Ruby Experience!

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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent as always!

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pastalover
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th birthday celebration

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donel
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You always get what you pay for at Carlo and Johnny Restaurant. The food and service are excellent.

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leagueboots
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, it's expensive, but for a special occasion, it's definitely worth it. Impeccable service--friendly but not intrusive, there when you need them, good at explaining the dishes. The food is what you'd expect from a steakhouse, but with its own little twists, and everything was delicious! The creamed corn was perfectly crisp/tender and flavorful, the tasty burrata salad a bit unusual with dried cherries, the crabcake full of crabmeat, and of course, the steak perfectly cooked and tender. Generous martini to start. Didn't have room for dessert, so we brought the carrot cake home, but all the options were tempting. We started early, so it was quiet (as we prefer), and had filled up by the time we finished, but the room wasn't too noisy and we could certainly carry on a conversation.

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AleciaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than the Precinct location in Cincinnati.

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RonaldB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoy coming to Carlo and Johnny for our anniversary. Last year we couldn't because of the pandemic but this year was good. The food and service are always great. Even the Valet's in front are very good at what they do. It is a great place to eat and even better to celebrate a special occasion.

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CincyJoeNotBurrow
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at all Jeff Ruby Restaurants is always excellent. Last night was nothing short of the elite level we have come to expect. Highly recommend if you have not tried this place. Best Steak house in the country

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MelissaK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our FAVORITE Special Moments Place for Dinner! The food is ALWAYS exceptionally delicious and the service is ALWAYS impeccably personable. On this occasion (our daughter's engagement) we were seated right across from the raw seafood bar, which had a steady stream of activity the whole time we were there...a bit distracting, but not horrible. Our table was also a bit small for all the food that we ordered :-) LOL! We don't mind paying the $$$$ when everything is perfect...which most of the time, it IS!

JW
vipJW77
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlo and Johnny, what can I say, it's part of the Jeff Ruby chain and the food and service is always fantastic.
We took our daughter to her first visit to Jeff Ruby and she absolutely loved it.
My wife and I frequent Jeff Ruby at least twice a year.
Amazing work to all the staff.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing night! From our own JR room to our amazing waiter Cameron and a wonderfully attentive staff and the FOOD! Never disappoints! Well Dine and Thank You for making our family celebration so special!

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StephanieB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST STEAKHOUSE IN THE CITY!
CHRIS & CHRISTOPHER DID AN AWESOME JOB!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

First time back since Covid. As in the past, I felt Carlo and Jonnny’s did not live up to the standards of Jeff Ruby downtown. Although the prices are still just as high, it felt like corners were being cut since the past year. For example, I did not get offered a black napkin, the white napkin left white lint all over my black dress. The server did not describe the menu items, he seemed to not know what the dessert consisted of. It was almost as though he was arguing with me at one point. The first attempt at lobster came back at half the size it was meant to, they then had to remake the lobster for me which caused my meal to be later than my party. No compensation was provided for this delay. No complimentary dessert for a special occasion. Just rubbed me the wrong way. I will stick with Jeff Ruby for future.

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vipSteveK
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest steakhouses in the country.

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Ryan
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. I would go back in a heartbeat. Best food I’ve ever had

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vipBoxer
Cincinnati
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were surprised…very average food in a higher end restaurant. Soup was too salty. Salmon lacked flavor. Filet was ok but had better

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. I have eaten at all the Jeff Ruby restaurants. The filet was more exceptional than I ever remembered. Great service

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GeorgeS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. Ambient noise level can occasionally become annoying as a few oblivious patrons become loud.

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Gaiarae
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, great food.

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JaneF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Carlo and Johnny last evening was wonderful. The food and drinks were amazing and and Dan gave us fantastic service! We hope to go back again soon.

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OnlyZBest4me
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There simply is nothing like a Jeff Ruby steak, especially with the Collinsworth topping!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great place, the entrance area could be a little lighter and the bathrooms need a renovation but other than that everything else was fantastic. I’d also like to say that for the prices on the menu I’d expect a food to come with at least one free side. We had a blast, highly recommend this place for your special occasions.

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nightout
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was awesome. We had reservations and were a little early but this was not a problem for them. Would definitely recommend!!

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Schweitzerca
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner with our good friend because we are moving.

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vipScurich
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and the staff is always tremendous. About once every 2-3 months, we have dinner at Carlo & Johnny's, to celebrate a special occasion. It never fails to deliver and we absolutely love it... Thanks for another wonderful experience!

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MelissaF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have crab stuffed salmon that was amazing! Peanut butter pie out of this world!

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AndrewL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and had an amazing time. The food as usual was outstanding with incredible service. Our server Greg was fantastic and added to an already excellent experience. I would recommend going 1000%. Thank you!!!

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rkohio
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for my birthday. Ashley took great care of us!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great experience ! Servers were helpful and knowledgable about all the menus from drinks to dinner to dessert. Definitely recommend!

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BillyT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've ever had. Excellent sides. Service staff was top notch.

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All facets of the dining experience at Carlo & Johnny were superb. Highly recommended.

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CrystalW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and it was absolutely lovely! All of the staff were so welcoming and the dinner was delicious!

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Casey
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Reserved a special table in March for June and was told when we got to the restaurant that it was not available. We were seated in another room that was terribly noisey. My husband checked and noted that tables were available in the room we wanted. We asked if we could get a table near the one we asked for and they were able to accommdated us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always!
I typically get the petite filet, but went with the sea bass. It was phenomenal and I found my new favorite dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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TomH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience and the food was second to none. All food was presented well and was fantastic. I had the Cowboy ribeye and my wife had the Collinsworth filet. The best steak I have ever had. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and enjoy our dining experience. Well done Carlo and Johnny’s staff!

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Charlie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the same as previous visits. Wasn’t offered raw bar we had to ask if they still had it., but crab legs were water logged not firm. Sat us at the smallest table they had across from the bar so hard to eat and people were hovering over us. Seemed like they catered to regulars and who they seemed important. Very expensive for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always... great food, great service and great atmosphere. We had the filet and lobster and the boneless ribeye with a side of Mac n cheese. Everything was perfectly delicious! This is our go to place for special occasions. Prepare to feel pampered!

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TylerD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
The service was very good. Great foo.

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vegal
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8th grade graduation

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 5815 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.