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About Carlo & Johnny
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.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm- 9:00pm Friday- Saturday 5:00pm- 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.
Carlo & Johnny Ratings and Reviews
I have never been impressed with any of the Jeff Ruby places - Precinct, downtown Cincy, and now Carlo & Johnny. We went as a request to celebrate the wife's birthday. The Jeff Ruby steak "char" is another way to say burned - both my filet and the wife's ribeye (the hatchet) were inedible. We could smell that the steaks were burned when they hit the table - that dry, smokey, freight train kind of smell. I've had similar experiences at their sister restaurants - I don't understand it! I don't understand what people see in these places. I've had the "Jeff Ruby steak" (as they call it) that is to say I've had steaks burned to a crisp that I've sent back or choked down so as to keep a good face with my dinner guests.
I'll never go back to a Jeff Ruby place - ever.
Atmosphere was excellent and the property was unique. The hostess station was pleasant but could stand just a slight upgrade in professionalism. Restaurant was a tad bit noisy for a quiet dinner with friends but not impossible for conversation. Our server, Adam was outstanding. Professional, knowledgeable and excellent at his timing and follow up tableside. Menu prices are about what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber and quality but lean toward the higher end. The food quality was outstanding and worth the menu price. The coffee could stand to be a little better and if sourced from a local coffee roaster, I’d perhaps look for a higher quality coffee that matches the quality of the menu.
We usually celebrate special occasions at Carlo & Johnny. This was our 25th anniversary. We chose it over any other restaurant because the menu had exactly what we were looking for, and along with a great bottle of wine, and great service, our night was perfect. Thank you!
I love this restaurant. The service is outstanding. Chris T. (Moe) took excellent care of us, and he was beyond amazing!! Jeff has taken care of us several times also, and he is wonderful also. The food, is the best. No others can compare. A manager turned on the lights in the crystal room so I could show my gal pal the beauty of the crystal room. Not just charming, customer service is top notch!
Carlo & Johnny is the first restaurant I set foot when I moved here in 2002. 15 years later, C&J is where I still go when special occasions call for the best steak in the Midwest. Jeff, our usual server, rocks. Charlie, the manager, always makes us feel like VIPs.
We celebrated my son's 21st birthday. The entire staff was very attentive, with regard to not only food, but the history of the restaurant itself. Don, our waiter, took the time to tell us items which weren't on the menu, and made recommendations, when asked.
Ok experience. I had the cowboy steak (22oz ribeye). Wife had the filet mignon. Steaks weee good but nowhere near worth the cost. I have had far better steaks and ambience for less at Mitchell’s in Columbus. The sides were ok-mashed potatoes tasted like ordinary mashed potatoes-nothing special. Mushrooms were ok. Ambience is darker-old casino type theme-not particularly romantic. I would not rate it a bad experience, but would say that it is a bad value compared to other high end steakhouses I have visited.
Don was our waiter. He was great with his explanations, suggestions, and providing us a birthday dessert and taking our picture before we left. The décor and ambiance is great and up scale. The service is beyond our expectations from reserving on open table, a confirmation call the am of our dinner reservations, greeting when we entered, and service and food presentation and food quality. We do recommend sharing the side dishes as there are plenty to choose, share, and large enough for at least 2 people. The desserts can also be shared. This is a "must go back restaurant".
I always have opportunities to dine at the bar or have an entire dinner for business meetings or with colleagues at the Precinct or downtown at “Jeff Rubies” but when I take my entire family out for dinner we all love coming up to Carlo and Johnny. It just seems to be a special place that my family really enjoys. The service is always special and the inclusive staff always makes us feel welcome.
Carlo & Johnny is an all around great restaurant. The food is incredible and the service is just as good. Great environment for a romantic night out or special occasion.
We went for my birthday and the waiter immediately acknowledged that and brought a piece of cheesecake at the end. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
This was our first trip to the restaurant. We were a few minutes early but were seated right away. Our choice for an appetizer was the oysters rockefeller and they were excellent. Our salad was the Freddie and it was a little heavy on the dressing. We each chose an 8 ounce filet for our main course. My wife had the Collingworth filet and I ordered the blackened scallops for a topping. I think she preferred my choice over hers. Since it was her birthday the waiter brought a slice of cheesecake that was very tasty. The service was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
The entire evening was amazing..For a big celebration like our Anniversary we would go to Jeff Ruby's downtown but we decided since my husband gets tired early to go to Carlo's and Johnnys and it was the best decision we've made. The entire evening the servers took extra care and the Food was out of this world. My husband has a hard time eating some items since his neck cancer but he really enjoyed all the food. Thank you so much for doing such a great job with us and our special night it will be always remembered.
The best experience so far. Absolutely the best service of any place I have been to. We had the 3 kids with us and they loved it as well. Very professional and anything asked for was given. Plan on spending some money here though. Totally worth a special occasion of any kind.
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