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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time tonight. We were celebrating 4 birthdays! Michael, our waiter, could not have been more attentive and wonderful as he was! What a special time it was! Thank you for making our evening so wonderful!

V
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, beautiful restaurant, superior steaks.

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

Service was spectacular as was all the food - appetizers, main, and dessert.

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The music is too loud and my Lobster wasn't cool. Well enough. The steak appear to be over seasoned. One of the young men that was helping the waiter appeared to not want to be there

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

Our server Dustin and his assistant Tommy provided absolutely perfect service. We had the NY Strip and the Cowboy ribeye, each one was incredibly delicious and prepared exactly the way we wanted. The ambiance is stunning as well. Highly recommend dining here for any occasion.

OT
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and food that never disappoints.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had sushi, which was a bit bland and not as tasty as other places. I ordered the Freddie salad, which I asked for dressing on the side. Dressing came on the salad and was not on the side.

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

Awesome as always

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I will be back....

KA
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Consistently amazing.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exquisite dining experience per usual. Our waiter Mr Andrew was divine and simply amazing. From the the front door to the exit our evening of dining was nothing less than TOP NOTCH. Thank You Again.

OT
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Sad experience used to be the best but has succumbed to medicacratrety.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & wonderful atmosphere

JV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great date night

AG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family received perfect service and amazing food.

JJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was fabulous! This is our favorite place to go, and it did not disappoint. Our food was wonderful and the little extras to help us celebrate our anniversary were unexpected but much appreciated!

DC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, and food with a very knowledgeable staff. Outstanding food.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by another friend...I would do same next time I am in Cinci...excellent service...thanks!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely!

RB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time for high quality steak and drinks celebrating with Friends or Family

AW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was our first time visiting Jeff Ruby's. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The food and atmosphere was awesome. I have a seafood and nut allergy and they made sure my food was not comprised.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great time

TM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing is better than a quality steak at Ruby's! Our server, Dallas, like ALL the servers are to drawer! We were celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday & everything was outstanding! Thanks for the complimentary glass of anniversary champagne!Just wish that the conversation noise level had been a little lower but the restaurant can't really do anything about that. Likewise, wish people would get a little more dressed up ... can't understand why if you're coming out to spend a several hundred bucks on dinner & listen to some great jazz from the pianist that you can't leave the flannel plaid shirts & scruffy t-shirts at home But again, that's not a negative about the restaurant, just a comment about lowering of standards of people in general. Maybe the restaurant should start a "classy dresser" contest !

D
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Went to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Total disappointment. Bad cocktails
Worst steak I've ever been served in a restaurant. Ordered a bone in filet mignon med rare. Was served a ill tasting piece of grizzled meat , dry, overcooked, like it had been dropped into the coals. Couldn't cut through it with a steak knife.
Would never go back

S
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

JS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience from beginning to end! Gary went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. I highly recommend the sushi. The Godfather roll and Queen City crunch were amazing. Carmen, Michelle and Josh were the best and made our experience very enjoyable.

AA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. They did not honor my reservations and told me no table is available. They apologized. This has never happened to me before.

DC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in the city and I love the atmosphere. Everything was perfect!

LK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic as always

AB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the best steak I have ever had in my life!

TC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional. I would recommend this place over the competition (Ruth Chris and Morton’s). The wife and I loved our dinner on our weekend getaway!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it. But the steak rub is too much. Had to scrape it off. Arnold was terrific. Thank you for asking.

TC
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fantastically flavored steaks. Our favorite place for special occasions.

S
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Let me just say the staff is AWESOME!!! The restaurant is fabulous, but the food was HORRIBLE! I ordered the wedge salad what was more like soup. Soooooo much dressing! I had the steak Oscar. The steak itself was good. The brown sauce was so incredibly salty, I could stand it. The Oscar sauce was cold and bland. We had the friend veggies which were so bland and waste of money. Honest it was a total loss of time and money. I left 3/4 of my steak which they boxed up and the door man to our hotel mentioned something about loving their food, so we offered him if he wanted it he could have it and he did/. We ordered one round of drinks while we waiting for our table. (We had reservations for 9:30, and didn’t get seated until 10). The first round of drinks were $18. (Rum and coke) After waiting for awhile we ordered another round which was $22. These were the exact same drinks. At dinner we had another round and it was yet another price. All the same! Would NOT be returning there.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner Saturday night at 930pm. Place was packed so we didn’t get seated on time which was no trouble at all. There was a great little band playing and the staff treated us to a drink. Dustin our server was amazing and the steaks stole the show! I’ve been to some of the top steakhouses in this country and always believe Jeff Ruby’s to be the BEST. The Hitt’s will be back!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this restaurant and drove for an hour and a half specifically to indulge in the Japanese Waygu. This was my wife’s 50th Birthday so we were excited having had this previously at your restaurant. We were terribly disappointed when we ordered the Japanese waygu only to be told they sold out of this the night before. We did order other food which was good but we could have eaten the same meal in Louisville and saved money on accommodation, gas and dog minding. Perhaps the menu needs to add a note regarding the Japanese Waygu - asking people who are wanting that particular piece of meal to ring in advance and request it to ensure they won’t be disappointed like we were.

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

Celebrated my husband's birthday at JR and loved every minute. Jordan was our server and he is the BEST! I recommend the pork belly, wedge salad (split), NY Strip Bone-In and the Anna Potatoes. We enjoyed bourbon, wine and a lovely birthday dessert. Thank you for making it special.

BD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

As always Ruby’s was terrific. However, this visit was almost too overwhelming on the service. My husband and I were really wanting some time to be able to relax and talk but with the waiters coming over every 10.15 min it was hard to do and we were there for about 2 hours. We felt rushed and interrupted. Love the attention to detail but sometimes it’s not necessary.

W
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Snniversary

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice! Our server was awesome and food was delicious! Was a little too crowded and loud for our taste. But that’s just us.

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