Carlo & Johnny

4.9
3601 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm- 9:00pm Friday- Saturday 5:00pm- 10:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 936-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Donny Hatton
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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.

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b
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Filled with beautiful antiques. Love the banquettes. The wait staff made us feel comfortable, welcome and special. Fabulous food.

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JG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Other JEFF Ruby restaurants seem better.

We would probably go to Capital Grill or JAGs in the future.

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PP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris, our waiter, was outstanding. Casey provided a few minutes of great conversation. Always like it when the floor manager makes an appearance to see if everything is going well. Thanks, can't wait to come back.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent steaks.

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SL
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It's been several years since I've been to Carlo and Johnny... Celebrating a 60th birthday on a Tuesday night. The place was packed which was shocking. What a total disappointment. The food was average at best and steak came out lukewarm and the Collinsworth topping was not even warm. The mashed potato's were not even lukewarm. 2 people in my party got the Golden Tilefish and it was not cooked through and had the skin on......So so so disappointed for $100 a person....totally NOT worth it. How do they get away with these prices and average food?? Not sure but I won't be back Didn't even get an iced tea refill after I asked twice..... Service was just OK so that didn't even make up for the cold food.....no we did not send it back because the waiter never checked on us after the food was served....

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place lived up to the hype. The serving staff, management, presentation, and aesthetic was absolutely perfect. We had never service like that in our lives and it made our wedding anniversary special. We will make sure to come back every year to celebrate!

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RB
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been many times and it just keeps getting better!!
Great steaks and delicious sides. Impeccable service. Dan our waiter was outstanding. A wonderful place to celebrate my son's birthday and a meal to remember. Cudos Mr. Ruby and staff

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BH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent filet and the dessert was great too- butter pie. As the name of the dessert suggests it was decadent and delicious. Manager noticed my wife was expecting and brought in a bib and a onesie for the baby- very nice touch and certainly above and beyond expectations.

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SD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for our anniversary, it was a great location for this type of celebration. The service was excellent, our server was very friendly and attentive but, not overly so. My husband said the steak was AMAZING! I had the corn and crab bisque and loved it, between that and the half salad I really didn't need an entree. The desserts were superb and the layered chocolate cake was enormous. For our celebration they took a picture of us and gave us a piece of cheesecake with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate. The restaurant was romantically lit and decorated according to it's history. Would definitely recommend it for a nice night out!

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RR
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Steaks melt in your mouth! They made our anniversary special!

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KD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and our server Jim was great! We felt very pampered.

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're reading this, then you're probably already aware of the high quality of food at Jeff Ruby's restaurants. This is the first time I'd ever visited one...and what blew me away wasn't the food, it was the service. The staff is on point from the second you enter until the second you leave. The word "Overbearing" has negative connotations, but that's almost the level of service they provide. Our waiter Kyle was very knowledgable, timely and personable. We had great conversation with him all evening and because he knew we'd come in for a celebratory dinner, he gave me a "Congratulations" dessert. Awesome experience.

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PK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dinner in a unique setting. Beautifully decorated. Very tasty steaks with great preparations. Perfectly done. Will definitely return.

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RW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service with extraordinary competence and knowledge of the menu and wines

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JH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome steak cooked perfectly. Oysters are always super and presented well. The scallops on my wife's steak again cooked perfectly. Service just the right amount of attention. Every detail at Jeff Ruby's steakhouses is done to perfection.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a very unique atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

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D
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Told them it was a birthday and no one knew when we arrived. Drinks way over priced and did not come back with ordered refills until asked third time.

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w
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a proud fan of Jeff Ruby and his establishments for over 30 years. The Waterfront, God rest her soul, was my comfort food throughout my young adult life. Having introduced my lovely wife to the Waterfront along with our children throughout the years. Enough reminiscing , Carlo & Johnny. My newest comfort establishment. Some will say it cost too much. My thought, you receive that which you purchase. In my opinion, I cannot find an establishment that exudes precision , quality, attention, and over all excellence for the price at Carlo & Johnny. This is NOT my first visit here, although it is my first review of it. I take my reviews serious and researched. I never feel as though one visit is worthy of a proper review. Over 10 visits and I have a definite feel for an establishment. Never in any manner whatsoever have I felt unattended to here. Drinks are filled, table is crumbed, properly checked upon by the staff. The food quality is phenomenal. I was amazed how delicious the charred outer layer of my baked potato tasted. Yes, the potato skin was amazing. Our steaks, rib-eyes, filet, strips, it doesn't matter, have had all, all always superb. I have been fortunate enough to have eaten great steaks throughout most of the world. Believe it people, The best, in my humble opinion, is in our lovely Greater Cincinnati area. The secret is the quality of the product in the basic form. When you start with the best meat, properly aged and seasoned, prepared by the best chefs, you arrive at the best steaks money can buy. I am a huge proponent of Jeff Ruby and his establishments for the following reasons: He demands excellence, he demands quality, and receives them. The quality is linear throughout his establishments.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food.

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MA
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Money as always. Can’t wait to go back and get the best steaks in the country

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RA
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is nothing but first class. Best steaks anywhere and the service is superb. General manager Charlie is as accommodating as you can find. I give the restaurant and a+++.

After a half hour on hold with open table, I was cut off. Please call me at 859 240 4849. thanks.

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RB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Great place to celebrate a special occasion

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MP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there, once again, fantastic experience. It's amazing to go somewhere and be taken care of from start to finish. Our server and bartender were on top of everything. Nothing was left to chance, no one was ignored, our needs were anticipated. Our waiter from last time took aside our waiter this time and informed our "new" waiter of our likes, preferences, eating habits/style. That's just a touch you can't find in many places.

Amazing food as always. Drinks were creative and delicious.

Of course, nothing tops off a great dinner like a cigar - which, btw, was cut, prepped, and "plated" for me at the outdoor table.

All around excellent. Had a great time.

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o
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary meal here - as this was actually the location of our wedding! It is so fun to be able to come back to reminisce and relive our beautiful day. We’ve always had a wonderful experience at ALL Jeff Ruby restaurants (notably the Precinct & C&J’s) - but our server Jeff just really treated us with such care & kindness this past Saturday night! He fussed over the fact that it was our anniversary and that C&J was the original scene of the crime. We love it here and love finding an excuse to celebrate over the best steak in Cincinnati!

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service, unfortunately other guests were obnoxious and ruined the ambiance in small atmosphere.

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a
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was impeccable. Leo (the mgr) stopped by and chatted with us for a while. He was very genuine and made sure our special occasion was perfect. The service was non-stop perfect timing. I can't say enough good things. We will return!

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CH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike, our waiter, was outstanding!!

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A
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing experience!!

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A
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our to go place for any special occasion. This time was for my husbands retirement! The service is always superb and the food wonderful. We love their steaks. Plenty of food and great wine! We love Charlie, the manager, and his staff....a must go!

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RG
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and fantastic service. Always impressed with their above and beyond service!

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DM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Uncharacteristically, I had a bad steak here. Tough, gristle streak, over charred and swimming in too much bordelaise. After convincing the second manager that I eat ribeyes all the time and know the cut and comparing it to my sons’ steak (also ribeye) they took the steak off my bill. They still charged for the replacement steak. Should have made it right quickly, without needing to ask three people and offered me a complimentary something, IMHO.

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NS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Munoz steaks were absolutely delicious. Service was attentive and friendly without being obtrusive.

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e
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & service (Zack was our server).
Much more relaxed & less rushed than the Precinct.

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UT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, delicious food. Certainly pricy, but you know that going into a Ruby establishment.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service! It’s the perfect place for a quiet & elegant dinner.

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DB
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a Jeff Ruby establishment. What else to expect?! 10+

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. The prices were higher than I thought they should be.

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JT
Cincinnati
76 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the little things - the attention to detail and personal touches that always hit it out of the park for me at Carlo & Johnny. My girlfriend and I were coming off a rough week, looking to unwind and be taken care of. Despite our last-minute 9:30 reservation, Charlie greeted us and made us feel like VIPs. Jeff was our server. We’ve been served by Jeff before - he’s polished, consistent, genuine, and never disappoints. Jeff was backed by an attentive support team of SAs who, working together, always seemed to anticipate our needs without hovering or making us feel rushed. As for dinner, the jumbo shrimp cocktail is the freshest and meatiest we’ve found anywhere. My 16 oz. barrel cut filet was cooked and seasoned to perfection...so tender, I could cut it with a butter knife. The creamed white truffle corn is a side I enjoy taking home because it’s even better the next day. Speaking of which, I was impressed with the personal touch of the label on my to-go container, identifying who prepared it. It may seem like a little thing to most folks, but for those of us who consider dining at this level a rare treat, it’s a detail that makes the overall experience feel extra-special...and one-of-a-thousand reasons why Jeff Ruby’s restaurants place high above the rest.

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BP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! They even treated my 7 year old daughter as an important guest which she loved. Great food and attentive staff.

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MW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlo and Johnny was just as perfect as all of our other Jeff Ruby’s experiences! Wonderful food, attentive and professional staff, and great ambiance. Will always go back!

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