Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

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Jeff Ruby's is a 1940's art deco style steakhouse featuring dry aged on premise steaks and Fresh Seafood...not to mention our extensive selection of signature salads, Steakhouse potatoes, vegetables and desserts. Those who prefer an early dinner may make reservations for as early as 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Jeff Ruby's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati's entertainment district and is within walking distance of downtown hotels and the convention center. When you demand the very best in dining experiences, choose Jeff Ruby's. Discover the distinction for yourself!
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SB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To start we were seated immediately even though we showed up 15 mins prior to our reservation. Then multiple waiters and staff made sure we were comfortable and if we needed anything. I went to the ladies room and one of the staff members escorted me, such an amazing gesture. Upon leaving we were not rushed and we had a very lovely evening.
Thank you

RG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and superb food. The staff was professional, prompt, thorough, and welcoming.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional Service and Quality of Food!

DF
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as was service. Now our steakhouse of choice

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

Great dinner and staff at Jeff Ruby’s. Got a chance to speak with One of the managers Steve King, what about outstanding guy and very knowledgeable as well. He made the experience that much better!

C
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Gary and his team. Excellent food

7
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet with roasted garlic butter was great! Others in our group chose sushi, and the ribeye, all good.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately Not the over the top service we have been accustomed to, but was satisfactory . Biggest issue was our booth was located right next to a dirty dish collection point that was noisy and distracting .Totally unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber. The table or the dirty tray should be moved or eliminated .

PC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ruby's staff always make us fee welcomed and special.

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

Everything great but time between salads etc and dinner was awkwardly wrong, and no touches to inform

T
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night celebrating my daughters engagement, perfect from start to finish!!

DD
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best restaurant I’ve n Cincinnati. Amazing wine list.

SN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Family friendly atmosphere while also a great environment for a date night or other event. We had a reservation and arrived early and was seated right away. Our waiter was very nice and personable. The food, of course, was delicious! Also, we went for our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert trio.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. It was great!

g
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

As a repeat diner at Ruby's our experience was very poor. The food finally arrived it was cold for two of the guests (for the others it was lukewarm) and when it did return the rest of the table had finished eating. The waiter spent most of his time talking to another table and I think that resulted in our food sitting in the back. It took long time of the food to come out. The general manager did his best to try to address the situation.

JW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful, everything I expected and even more. Cannot wait to come back (when the bank account heals).

F
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, as usual. Is there really a better steak somewhere in the universe?! Service was professional, yet personable. Our older sons insist on dining at Ruby’s every time they visit Cinci and we are happy to oblige!

LM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were nothing less than excellent!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was outstanding

S
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Food and service was excellent. Very attentive staff. Food was very well prepared and delicious. Ambiance was wonderful. Very nice dining room.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was worse than expected based off our previous experience . Went for birthday celebration and never got a desert menu, server assumed we wanted check.

KP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

We enjoyed our evening out celebrating our anniversary and had heard good things about JR but we felt a little cold, not completely welcome. More tolerated and served as opposed to welcome. The ambiance was poor for an anniversary couple, the last thing I wanted was to sit across from my husband. We should have been place in a more intimate booth setting. Undecided if we will return.

r
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 4

As you know it was not good. We waited 25 minutes for a table and watched a parade of people get seated who arrived after we did. When I inquired the hostess stand, 4r hostesses, basically blew me off. My first bad experience in hundreds of dinners at RUBYS.

SO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Amazing service.
My wife and I both ordered the filet mignon... both excellent.
Asparagus and potatoes Anna which I highly recommend.

JJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as always. Pedro was great and made our visit very enjoyable.

AB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an opportunity to meet Jeff after dinner on the cigar patio. Nice end to a fantastic dinner.

GT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks, great service, superb wine list. The only oddity was that the total bill with tax grew to a larger number when they ran the credit card. I didn't notice until later so I tipped on the wrong amount. It wasn't huge, but maybe they are adding a surcharge for using Open Table, or dining on Friday, or just because it's a popular place. UPDATE: I received a call from the manager assuring me that there is no city, or other surcharge, the difference was simply an error and it would be addressed. Glad to hear it, since the food and experience were exceptional. We live two hours out of town, but look forward to visiting again the next time we get near enough.

AH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service outstanding! Jeff Ruby never lets us down! Amazing!!!!

TS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every respect. Great menu, great food, exceptional service.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of yhe brstndining experiences ever. Our server Chris was exceptional and professional. That really contributed to the fine dining experience. Just the right touch, suggestion, and interaction level. Food quality was notch and well presented. The right flavor profiles in all sides and entees. Manager Steve very personable and professional. Thank you Chris and Steve for malong our visit memorable and pleasing.

KF
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful good! Love the music 🎼 n the bar.

BH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A premier dining experience. World class food and service.

AK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful night out before a concert. Service is attentive, helpful and friendly. We ordered the filet mignon, medium well and medium, and the doneness was exactly right. No need for salt, pepper, or any toppings here. Wow, delicious. The Chateau Ste. Michelle was a great pairing, and less expensive than others on the wine list. Yes it will set you back but worth it.

S
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great upscale dining restaurant. The flavor of the food was good, drinks were excellent and service was outstanding. Very special place to be. I’m not overwhelmed with the total cost and experience though. For the high cost, I was not fully satisfied. Understand, great time. Relative to price, left us wanting more.

C
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Andrew did a great job! Very accommodating staff overall. The food was perfect, went for my girlfriend’s birthday, 10/10 night!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sat at an oval table, which we so appreciated to be able to have room and not be on top of one another. Everything else was excellent also. Can't wait to go back

T
Salt Lake City
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always great. The food is also very good. We ordered the macaroni and it was room temperature.
Beautiful restaurant.
My favorite in Cincinnati

CP
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tony is the best as always!

BE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our meal. So glad we chose Jeff Ruby for our 1 year wedding anniversary dinner!

SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner with family

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