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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

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (148)
Good for Anniversaries (135)
Romantic (118)
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Good for a Date (113)
Good for Birthdays (87)
Notable Wine List (66)
Business Meals (57)
Worth the Drive (55)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Live Music (51)
Cozy (44)
Good for Groups (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Bar Seating (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Fun (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Authentic (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
People Watching (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Delicious food, excellent service!!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and amazing service. Dining at Carlo and Johnny is a truly wonderful experience from start to finish. Our server, Chris made wonderful recommendations and the food exceeded every expectation we had. The ambiance was cozy and classy. As always, Jeff Ruby, his staff and food never disappoint.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The steaks were the best I have ever had. Donnie the GM made myself and my wife feel very welcomed. The service was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was wonderful as expected

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service as always! You can expect a wonderful meal when you go to Carlo & Johnny.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The new drink menu was incredible. Some of the next cocktails I have had in awhile...high;y recommend the smoke and fire Old Fashion. Brett our service was attentive and the food was excellent as usual. Thanks for a great night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

As always, great food and awesome service! This is by far one on the best restaurants in Cincinnati.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Have yet to dined at Carlo and Johnny without the food and service being excellent. The Cowboy is so delicious that I never eat another entree. Ruby's fries are so good you don't want to share. The wait staff is so professional and always so friendly and charming.
The valet service staff are efficient and always pleasant and fun. The manager coming by is always such a pleasure. Oh, I forgot, the seafood is to be relished always. The hostesses are
always gracious and have something interesting to say.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a very enjoyable time . I would highly recommend this to anyone with plans for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We recently celebrated our 31st anniversary at Carlo & Johnny’s . The food was outstanding and the service was incredible. Our waiter was very friendly and helped make the occasion an even better one

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We’ve completed the Jeff Ruby trifecta in Cincinnati. I’d say this is my favorite of the three locations. As usual, great food, Serbians atmosphere. Will be going back for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Perfect table. Perfect service. Outstanding wine recommendation. Will return again and again. Best steak in the US.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was excellent and food was great per usual

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Employees are always friendly and attentive!
Atmosphere is cozy and the food is always fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a very nice place to go on a special night out.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always fantastic!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fabulous food and terrific and attentive service! The steaks are pricey, but the quality is there and worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very beautiful place and great service. My favorite of the Jeff Ruby restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We rarely go out but we decided for our seven year anniversary we would go some place local that we’ve never been to before! We made the right choice with Carlo & Johnny. The staff was unbelievably friendly and knowledgeable and were happy to answer all of our questions about the menu. We didn’t have to wait long for our food which was wonderful, and everything was cooked to perfection. Mike was kind enough to serve us a piece of complimentary cheesecake for our anniversary. He was so kind and attentive (and also had a great sense of humor). In the coming years, I can foresee us returning to Carlo & Johnny (and we have already recommended it to family). I don’t feel like you could get this level of service elsewhere (or delicious, quality food). Thank you so much for helping make our anniversary a memorable one!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I absolutely LOVED the ambience and the service was impeccable! Kyle was our server and he was wonderful! We will definitely be back for our next special occassion!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food (especially the steak) was really good. I'm a bit of a saver though. Our bill came out to $185 for two steaks, two drinks and two sides each (4 total) and that was not including the tip.

Again, I'm a cheaper person. I don't mind to spend $100 for a dinner out for two but Carlo & Johnny was just out of price range.

I am in no way condemning the restaurant or complaining. Food was awesome. Ambience was great. A little more noise than I wanted for our special occasion but was ok.

I would eat at Carlo & Johnny at least once a month if I could. I just couldn't afford it.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The drinks were strong, not good. There was one table next to us who were very loud. Not sure what the fix for that would be. But it does make the night not go as well when we are trying to keep it at a normal conversation and others do not.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It's a great atmosphere! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and the service is excellent! The portions were good size and the food was delicious. The live band sounded great. The seating was nice and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dinner/ service was awesome! Very attentive server and good experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was great and the man courses were excellent. We were treated like it was a special occasion even though it wasn't.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing as always! Never disappoints. The entire meal was spot on.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always well taken care of as a guest!
Dan and Brandon took great personal care of us.
The food was incredible.
We did miss seeing the sea bass on the menu, but the salmon was wonderful, especially the sauce.
We also enjoyed the Antipasto salad, Riesling, Cheesecake and 5-layered chocolate cake.
Amazing time for my husband's birthday.
Thank you :)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our evening was great, awesome food, great service and delicious cold drinks!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Have been going to Jeff Ruby’s Restaurants for 40 years and the people are great and food excellent. Service is great and nice atmosphere.
Best steaks in Cincinnati, great management reasonable prices.
Charlie is the Best and have become friends with him and always takes time to talk to guests!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent all the way! Food and service..had a great time there!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Awesome as always!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great steak, and other menu items are a delight as well. We’ve never been disappointed. Worth the price.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Your taste buds will go wild! Wonderful experience.

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