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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.

9769 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm- 9:00pm Friday- Saturday 5:00pm- 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 936-8600

Website:
http://www.jeffruby.com/

Executive Chef:
Donny Hatton

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (150)
Good for Anniversaries (128)
Romantic (123)
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Good for a Date (116)
Good for Birthdays (84)
Business Meals (64)
Notable Wine List (57)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Cozy (53)
Live Music (50)
Worth the Drive (48)
Good for Groups (40)
Bar Seating (38)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Authentic (27)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Fun (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Hot Spot (17)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

We all love this restaurant. Go there 2 to 3 times a year. Food is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Very good food. Always a pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a excellent meal and a fun evening. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our waiter was knowledgeable, efficient, and personable. A little pricey, but the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time....the food and service was great as always!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service and food was great

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Our waiter Dan was great and provided total experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Filet was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. Everything was excellent and made for a lovely evening.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was the first time dining at this location, was very happy. Liked the laid back cozy feel. Everyone was super.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Spot on service. Band playing in the bar had a great sound.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was actually kind of bland. Definitely not worth the money ... Had to ask for water a couple times.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was great

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was very good as is usual for C&J. It is a classy place, with great atmosphere. Our server and his support were very friendly and really made the experience. Really good meal and experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Crab bisque soup was unbelievable. Steak was outstanding as well, of course.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

30th Birthday

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything was AMAZING! Great food, incredible service : )

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 21, 2017

It was our Anniversary of 28 years and my wife's birthday. We have eaten at all Jeff Ruby's other restaurants except this one. We found the service, food and atmosphere to be five star. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a fantastic time and Adam, our server, was completely fantastic. Best Food and Best Service in YEARS! Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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".

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Me and my wife really enjoyed our meal. Thnaks to the staff for making our wedding anniversary so special!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Dan was a great server. We enjoyed a very nice dinner. He was very personable and friendly. We shared laughs and Thanksgiving plans. Really down to earth atmosphere.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Live Music, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service, great food. It is on the pricey side but the food is great so we go for special occassions a few times a year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing! The food is delicious and the wait staff is fantastic. We couldn't have had a nicer experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very good, we always enjoy a meal at any Ruby Steakhouse! Perfect as always, service, food, atmosphere, everything!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Son’s 17th Birthday.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere, service and food! We had a meal to remember and definitely plan on going back for our next special occasion! The staff was attentive, friendly and outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was amazing. Awesome atmosphere. Dan was our waiter, he was great.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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