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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Cincinnati
91 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak, atmosphere, service, ANYWHERE
Period End of Story

AJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and atmosphere and loved seeing Corey Tucker and his band perform. Will definitely be back when I’m back in town.

DA
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic but that is no surprise! Jeff Ruby’s is terrific and not sure I have ever had a bad experience. Kevin our server was wonderful!

MK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’m in Cincy I hit Jeff Ruby’s. Great food and service to match.

SD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Jeff Ruby’s. Impressive, delicious.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steaks in town with extraordinary service.

J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the steaks were incredible. It’s right next to the Aronoff as well so it’s a perfect spot to grab dinner and then head over to a show

FC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dustin was our waiter and he provided outstanding service and made our evening celebrating my wife's birthday exceptional... thank you. Everything from the car valet, hostess, wait staff, food, to my wife being escorted to the lady's room was first class.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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M
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service, New York atmosphere makes for a wonderful place to dine.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, I love the live band in the front/how you move towards the back and everyone room is different. We sat in the back portion, my boyfriend and I like to sit on the same side of the booth (we did not request) and we ended up getting a four top, made the night!!

BC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife and I have been to your restaurant several times and have always enjoyed everything about it, especially the food. This was the first time we have ever thought that the steak was over cooked and not up to par as usual. My wife didn’t send it back because she isn’t that person. It was still good and enjoyed the evening just was a step off that night. Pedro our waiter in the other hand was exceptional as always.

GO
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A wonderful experience. It is worth the money.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is good for a special occasion or once a year.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated immediately by the bustling, yet warm hostess team on a Friday night; and lead to a beautiful booth where our Server Assistant Tristan ( a former kitchen employee ) showed great awareness and professionalism with all of my first time friends, he definitely made the right choice being in the front of the house. Then after water was poured we were greeted by our Server Kris, who was fun and sociable with great recommendations, as he lead us down a terrific Friday night. Thank you to Josh and Steve for coming by and checking in on us throughout our night and for accommodating for my friends love of the homemade truffle butter. The new take on the carrot cake was a great twist on the traditional cake which I and the rest of my friends very much enjoyed, well done Chef. Valet kept no one waiting any longer than needed, they were active and returned my car with ease. Thank you, Jeff Ruby Family!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Reservation was for 6:15 … We were early and got seated probably at 6:05. Waiter was great came right over to us and waited on us. Just can’t believe how long it took to get the food. We purposely made the reservations for 615 because the last time I came at 6:30 we barely made it to the show on time. This time I feel like we still waited forever for our food and didn’t even get over to the Aronoff till 740.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this restaurant! I live in Scottsdale Arizona but my going away party when I left Cincinnati was here!💕😘

JS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by this place. Food was heavenly, staff amazing, ambiance great. A little loud but it felt lively. The bone in ribeye was PERFECT! Thank you Jeff Ruby’s. My wife and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary. We will save up for another decade and come back for our 20th.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

4 stars for service because tables are cleared too quickly and without asking. Beautiful bourbon soaked cherry in my Manhattan was cleared from table prematurely. Our leftover food was mixed up with the customers we were entertaining and they missed out
on their leftover steak.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! It got a little load, but not overly!!

CB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Slower than usual service and paid $12 more than last time and didn’t get dessert this time. Server was nice but steered me to a higher price option. 2 6 ounce steaks were advised, instead of my usual request to split the 12 oz barrel cut. $30 difference for the same amount of meat that’s the same cut. Very disappointed but I’ll know better next time.
We usually have plenty of time to get dessert and coffee before the show but we did not get our food until 6:50. We got there at 5:55

MJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every November we are in Cincinnati and look forward to dining at Jeff Ruby's and crossing our fingers we have Tony as our main man!! This year did not disappoint. Everything is just right! The food, the atmosphere, drinks, service and even the other patrons! Alway fun and always perfect food!!! Thanks Tony!! We love you and Jeff Ruby!! Your Kentucky peeps

T
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent the sea bass is always fabulous and the strip steak was extremely flavorful!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

VS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinning experience and will return real soon.

JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come all the. And at Xmas we bring our staff!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

SS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were blown away by Jeff Ruby’s costume service. We went to the restaurant to celebrate the gender reveal for our new baby. I dropped off a sealed envelope with the baby’s gender in it and the staff went above and beyond surprising us with the gender....A Girl!! Thank you for making our celebration so special!!!
The food was absolutely amazing!!! My husband and I had the petite filet mignon and the surf and turf. We were extremely impressed. It was the best steak I have ever had. The sides, herb butter, appetizer, and desserts were wonderful too!!
We will recommend this place to anyone looking for a restaurant for a special occasion. We will definitely be coming back! :)

LG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff Ruby’s never disappoints and this time was no different. The food was amazing, service on point and the overall experience was a great one!!

LB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was wonderful but rather disappointed by the food. My mother's steak was overcooked and she was too worried to send it back. It was her first time here and I really wanted her to have a great experience. Now she just thinks I'm crazy to pay so much for overcooked steak.

JS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is expensive but lord it is the best steak you will have in Cincinnati or just about anywhere.

k
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience as always. Love all Jeff Ruby’s!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with dad.

JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great as always. Regular Ruby's diner for work and personal. Only opportunity is to bring back the legacy Carrot Cake... this new one misses the mark of the classic favorite.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome

CM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Jeff Ruby's. Our server Chris was outstanding!

MB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to dinner before the Wizard of Oz Ballet. I don’t know where to begin! It was a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Our service was superb! Our waiter Tony was great in fact all the wait staff was excellent! The food was delicious! There is absolutely nothing that would have made our night any better. Everything was perfect!

P
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and steak is cooked perfectly!
Glamorous and fun, it’s a great escape.

SP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for four years now. We always request our favorite waiter Pedro and have always had a great experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

HR
Toledo
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food, great barrel aged Manhattan’s. Perfection.