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 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. It was great!

g
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were nothing less than excellent!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was outstanding

S
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
8 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

SP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruby's is our go to spot for special occasion meals, birthdays, holidays, and merry making. They NEVER let us down. Always a top experience, with great steaks, great service, great ambiance.

SW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good. Steak was tasty, but underdone (I ordered medium). Service was excellent. We were in a back room, so did not get to enjoy the live music, which was one reason we went. So, overall, it was good, not great.

RL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great tasting food, good atmosphere. We received free champagne to celebrate the restaurants 20 year anniversary and a free dessert plate from the restaurant for our anniversary. It was a wonderful experience!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We’ve had much better service in the past. Our server had a large table so we were definitely overlooked. My crab on my Collinsworth was questionable-smelled/tasted bad so I did not eat it. Waiter did not take it away to replace nor offer to take anything off the bill. That was surprising to say the least. A bit of a disappointment for our anniversary dinner.

AR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The food is always phenomenal but our server Gary was what really set this visit apart! Gary was attentive, witty, and personable! He went above and beyond to make our special occasion special. Steven King, yes that's his real name, was the manager on duty and also took a personal interest in our experience and shared his gratitude for choosing Jeff Ruby's to celebrate my mom's birthday!

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

a
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch as always!! Anniversary dinner and was treated like a queen. Food and drink + service is amazing!

DB
Cincinnati
88 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan is the best
Food is awesome
Consistency is key
I’m a Jeff Ruby groupie

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

andrew was an amazing server! thank you so much for a wonderful night, can’t wait to come back

JD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question the best steak I have ever eaten. First-class service.

P
Detroit
93 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a nice filet mignon and a lobster tail. Both of them were prepared correctly.The service was excellent.

CE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but the quality of the food is high and everything was delicious

AM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it was beyond perfect. Everyone was so kind in making our whole visit special. The only down fall was they set my husband and I next to a office party who were very loud and obnoxious. So our dinner was kind of quite since we couldn't talk with each other over those surrounding us. Dinner was amazing, dessert was even better. Drinks were on point and the staff was top notch. Next time I will ask to be seated away from large parties, lesson learned.

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