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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

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (132)
Romantic (112)
Good for a Date (111)
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Good for Anniversaries (110)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Business Meals (63)
Cozy (58)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Notable Wine List (54)
Worth the Drive (53)
Live Music (38)
Good for Groups (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Bar Seating (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Fun (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Authentic (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Hot Spot (18)
People Watching (12)
Seasonal (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Casual (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Carlo and Johnny to celebrate my late father’s birthday and his life. The staff knew what we were celebrating and did an excellent job ensuring our visit was memorable and making it very special. Food was amazing and service was even better.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Salad dressing had no taste. Previous visit it was excellent. Steak was tasty and melted in my mouth. My wife’s vegetables were inedible (too salty and way under cooked). The waiter did take them off the bill. Overall the meal was a disappointment.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food took way to long to come out. And steak was sud par. Not impressed with what 200.00 got me.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very slow. We were there almost 3 hours to eat dinner. Server was very friendly and excellent at his job. Just way to long to spend for a meal. We were shown to our table at our reservation time, but it was nearly 30 minutes before we ordered our meal and it took an hour to get our food from the time we ordered to get our meal. The food was excellent and we were given a free piece of cheese cake for my birthday, but this hardly made up for a 3 hour meal time.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first time with Dan. He was a wonderful server! Very attentive and friendly. The food was good, as always. We'd love to see garlic mashed potatoes on the menu again! We highly recommend C&J!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The lightning in the restaurant was too dark. My sister in law, did find a hair on her crab legs, but was quickly replaced. Her steak was not cooked correctly, but again quickly corrected.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

What an experience. The staff and servers are more than that. They are knowledgeable of the menu. Classy. Polite. They go out of heir way to make sure we are taken care of. The food is delicious. Best steak you’ll ever have. Cooked perfectly every time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went for special birthday celebration just 4 of us. Have always loved the restaurant. Three out of the four meals were horrible. Two of us ordered the grouper in which our server raved about. It was so fishy and served over bed of sliced raw green onions. Honesty a McDonald's filet of fish would have tasted better. Another guest ordered the short ribs. The ribs were full of fat also almost not edible. We did share two sides of mac and cheese and grilled vegetables we only ate small amount of those too due to the taste. We were asked how our meal was several times and we felt bad complaining but did say fish was not good. That was taken off bill which was nice. However evening was ruined there was not one thing about the food we would ever go back for. Service was great and ambiance but certainly not worth the money.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great service. Enjoyed the live blues music.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

As usual C&J is close to perfect .... our only, slight complaint is that the blackened strip steak was seasoned with too much salt .... next time I"ll ask for no, added salt in the seasoning.
Waiter & servers were wonderful. Drinks were better than most . Food was over-the-top.

Go to other steak houses .... then go to one of JR's locations .... there is a difference.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Any of Jeff Ruby's establishments will always be my family's choice for special occasions. Simply the best food, drinks, and service in the industry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Best food in the city.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have enjoyed C&JS many times, tbis time our server seemed over booked, I waited 20 minutes for drink refills both times. Very disappointing. After bill was brought to our table we felt like we were being rushed out the door. Not very enjoyable when fine dinning

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always excellent for a nice evening out or special occasion. Steaks are the best in town. Service is impeccable!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food, Dan our server and assistant Josh did a fabulous job. Dan was very personable and really cared that we enjoyed our meal. Food was at the right temperature. Prawns very fresh. Freddie salad delicious. They were very accommodating in splitting our meal for us. This is always a wonderful experience but Dan was the best server we have had there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We go to CJs about every other month. The food is always excellent. A little pricey, but the steak is one of the best in town. The sides are so-so, some might expect more for a pricey/high-end steakhouse. The guys at the valet station always remember us and are awesome. We sat in the back room which is a little chilly being next to outdoor patio at this time of year. Service was so-so this evening. Think the server had too many tables (or we assume), as he forgot things often and it was tough to get him to concentrate on us (forgot bread, feel like we had to force our dinner order on him, forgot lemons, didn't come back to check on us at various points, forgot it was a birthday and didn't recognize as they usually do, forgot to confirm no green beans until the food came out). We've had him before and he's a nice guy, but possibly a busy night. Lobster bisque was too salty --- wish they would add the Habanero tomato soup back to menu and white truffle cream corn (which seems "out of season" at different seasons each year). Also annoyed open table was informed we did not fill our table when we were actually there. Just another confirmation I had to do which wasted my time. Overall, we love CJs and will be back, but this night was not our favorite experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

food was excellent and the service very good..only hiccup was the sides baked potato and green beans were late getting to the table.but the mgr came over along with the waiter and apologized and took the sides off the bill

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great experience as always. Carlo and Johnny is one of our favorite restaurants among the ruby brand.We are never disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Exceptional as usual!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service, food and atmosphere were excellent. The staff was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was so excited for my boyfriend and I to have a nice date night out and I was highly disappointed in the food this time . The service was wonderful . Our steaks were awful . I sent mine back , which the manager did make it right . I ended up taking it home . My boyfriend did not want to say anything about his , but mine was originally burnt and his was basically mooing . I had been there one other time and the food was great . This time I however was not impressed at all . Our bill was 187 dollars and that was not including the tip . Very poor experience I must say .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Kyle our waiter did an outstanding job. Would request him in the future,

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service and we loved our table! Amazing service! We couldn’t of asked for a better night to ring in the New Year!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our choice this year for New Year's Eve. The service and food were outstanding! This is truly one of Cincinnati' s premier restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve!!! It was nice to celebrate and to get out for excellent food and service, but a bit too crowded for us. We will go another time when not so popular. I Love the Jeff Ruby experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another top-notch dining experience at Carlo & Johnny. We dined recently on New Year's Eve. Although the menu was limited that evening, everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Wonderful wine list -- never disappoints. There's nothing quite like a Jeff Ruby steak to end one year and start another!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner. Menu was great as well as the service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect evening, perfect meal, perfect service (thanks Dan...). Remains our favorite in Cincinnati.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My boyfriend took me to Carlo and Johnny's to celebrate my birthday. It is one of my favorite restaurants and we celebrated there last year too. The service is top notch and the food excellent. We ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked exactly like we ordered. Everything was perfect, from our drinks to our dessert. Since it was my birthday, I received a piece of cheesecake and it too, was delicious. Will definitely be back, but hopefully I will not have to wait until my next birthday!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

What more needs to be said? Jeff Ruby is awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Return for our anniversary every year and it's always perfect, from the food, ambience, and especially service - top notch. Thanks to James for giving us a special evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and two daughters and I went to Carlo and Johnny's for the first time this week. Three of us ordered filets and the other ordered the spinach tortellini. All meals were phenomenal, and the service was even better! We felt like we were truly being looked after by an entire team of people and not just our server. Ambience was very nice. I would definitely recommend to a friend, and plan to take my family back many times.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was excellent but the restaurant was loud. It seems they go "energetic" during the holiday season. We were at a table next to a major artery which became unsettling. If I'm going to pay this much for food I want my surroundings to be more peaceful. The service was top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing steaks. Best in city. Would defiantly recommend the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was great, appetizer, entrees and sides.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Awesome service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful dinner as always. Best steaks in the city.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is an expensive, quality restaurant and worth every penny! Our waiter was great. He was fun and interacting, but not overbearing. The service was excellent. the food is simply amazing at any Ruby restaurant. We were at the Precinct early December with one son and daughter-in-law to celebrate a birthday. we took our other son and daughter-in-law to Carlo and Johnny's when they came in for Christmas. A Jeff Ruby restaurant is our favorite by far and the steaks and service is simply wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great. Brought our kids for the first time
( teens). Felt the service was less than par... not as professional as my husband and I expected. Wonderful food however

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, phenomenal!

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