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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati

4.8
4.8
6104 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 269 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 784-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dylan Jones

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 513-784-1200 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager.

  • Private party facilities

    The classic charm, award-winning menu and flawless attention to detail have been the hallmark of events at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse for decades. Whether you are hosting a business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends, we can comfortably accommodate parties of 12-50 in 2 separate rooms that each exude their own unique character. Private events often feature the same award-winning steaks for which we are well known, but the full breadth of our culinary expertise is available to help provide the perfect experience for your guests. KATHY DAVIS Sales Manager 513.455.6685 kathy.davis@jeffruby.com ASHLEE HEINE Sales Manager 513.979.0872 ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We have come to expect exceptional service with Jeff Ruby's and frequent his 3 Cincinnati locations. I took my son and daughter for my birthday. Our waiter forgot one of the drinks and we couldn't find him to remind him. We had to ask multiple times for more water. He came with the birthday cake and said he figured we did it want the iconic Ruby's rocket candle, which I would have loved. We paid for valet on our restaurant bill but were not told we needed to take a copy to valet. We had to walk back into the restaurant and track down the waiter to to get out of valet. The food was great but The service was the worst I've ever had. Although the waiter was nice and engaging he did not extend the typical Ruby's hospitality.
  2. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was excellent. The staff was very professional, happy and well-trained. Mr. Ruby came by our table and allowed a photo. Worth every dollar!!
  3. JH

    JasonH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1st anniversary at JR downtown location on their last night before the move to the new location. Everything was perfect. Our server, Jeremy was remarkable and made us feel so welcome. Thank you for a great evening.
  4. SB

    SaraB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn't realize when we booked dinner after Hamilton for our anniversary it was the LAST night at the Old Ruby's location. It was a wonderful celebration/evening and tribute to the Walnut Street location. Tae are server was the absolute best as always. Thank you Ruby's for always making us feel like royalty when we dine and celebrate with you. Can't wait to see their new location!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went after seeing Hamilton at the Aronoff. Peter our server was outstanding, food was delicious. It was a great evening!
  6. MW

    MWINDY

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff Ruby's did not disappoint. When we arrived, the hostess greeted us and asked whose birthday it was (it was my son's), and we were seated promptly in the booth we requested. Our server (Jordan) was attentive and personable. The food never disappoints; it was delicious. We had an outstanding evening dining at Jeff Ruby's. Also, as an aside, the last time we dined here, we had an issue with the host staff and how much time we had to wait to get our reserved table. Angel took the time to read my review and call me to discuss it. He and his Staff went above and beyond to ensure we had our normal five-star experience this time. He was impressive. We look forward to visiting the new location when we are back in Cincinnati.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time at the downtown location! I’m not sure if the food or service was better, they were both amazing, per usual!
  8. AK

    AshleyK

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jordan was very attentive. We told him we needed to leave by 6:30 and he made sure our service was quick enough to leave on time. We received our checks right at 6:30. I was so impressed by his attention to detail and drive to make the customer happy.
  9. TR

    TonyandRho

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Iconic Cincinnati restaurant. Always wanted to go. In for Bengals game. Hostess and servers were top notch. Had bar service sitting at a nice table. Excellent service from all. Food was excellent. Pricey but worth the cost. A real “experience“. This location was closing and is moving to a new location in about 10 days. This was the next to last night. Unfortunately a lot of “regulars“ were there at a table near us were loud very boisterous and many times inappropriate. The restaurant can’t really help that though that was my only complaint.Otherwise a great experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2 friends flew in from Miami to watch Bengals-Miami Thursday night football. They loved their steaks and the butter pie!
  11. DD

    DailyDiner

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good service, average food, above average price. Overall it was good but not worthy of the hype.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and meal…as always! Thank you.
  13. B

    Brad

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was absolutely fantastic (some traffic noice but the restaurant can't control that). Outdoor heaters keep the terrace perfect. The food and service are top shelf (along with the extensive bar menu). Oysters on the half shell, amazing steak and fish. Just a great experience for everyone. The menu prices match the excellence so don't plan on leaving with a small check but it's completely worth it! Highly recommend
  14. M

    Michelle

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome!
  15. BL

    BlakeL

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my opinion this is the best Steakhouse in the City. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. It is a very expensive dinner, but it is always excellent from start to finish. The staff, the service, the food, all excellent.
  16. RM

    RobM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was not up to par. We’re more concerned about the big tables. Spent 500 dollars for 2 people I should get good service. Food was excellent.
  17. AC

    ACMNYC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time to Jeff Ruby's & we had a wonderful meal & experience. Our waiter, Pedro, was the best! Very knowledgeable, funny & friendly; sharing from his own life & seeming genuinely interested with ours, while providing expertise with the menu. We had a gift card for $150 & spent an additional $120 & that is with choosing two less-expensive steaks & ordering half-salads(which is more than enough for one! The steaks were incredibly good - my wife got the petite filet mignon & I the New York strip. Our waiter insisted on the macaroni & cheese & it was really good. Our other side was the brussels sprouts - also good. Since it was our anniversary dessert was on them - we ordered the chocolate chip cookie skillet - it was okay, but you are going there for the dessert.
  18. M

    Mollypocket

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I believe this was the first time we ever waited 15 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The hostess said she could move us inside, so we assumed that request was the delay, but then we were seated on the covered patio. It was quite cold and windy, but I knew we'd probably be outside when I made the reservations - so no big deal there. Our server was great, food was great. Toward the end of dinner we were cussed out and accosted by a man on the street asking for money. We politely stated that we didn't have anything to give at the time and he proceeded to lose his mind on us, our server, the valet person that came to help, and the police officer that was eventually called over from the Aronoff. I 100% understand that this is unavoidable for the restaurant staff, and don't blame it on Ruby's, however, it left a bad taste in our mouth and scared our son that was with us. Lesson learned...ask for inside reservations when we return. Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience, as we almost always have at Ruby's restaurants.
  19. LW

    LindaW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never sat in the bar for dinner but it was a wonderful experience. The food and service was top notch and there was a pianist for entertainment. We will miss this location but look forward to enjoying the new restaurant when it opens.
  20. MN

    MegN

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always— the perfect place for a pre-show birthday dinner.
  21. S

    Singer

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have loved Jeff Ruby's for years! The service is impeccable! The food is the absolute best! I have gone to many "best steak restaurant" in many towns and cities but none compare to Ruby's. This is Cincinnati's star and I'm sure will continue to be so even after the move to the new location, probably even better if that's possible. Ruby's is the restaurant of choice for the perfect steak, the perfect sides, the perfect service and the perfect atmosphere! We had the petite filet - medium rare and cooked to perfection, the absolute decadent macaroni and cheese, and several other sides that were all delicious! Oh and this time we tried the JR cigar for dessert! All I can say is it's fabulous!!! I totally recommend it! It is fun and delicious! If you want the "best steak restaurant" - hands down, it's Ruby's
  22. MS

    MelissaS

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my friend to celebrate her birthday. We had a fabulous time. The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious. Our server was also top notch!
  23. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best steak restaurant in Cincinnati. Can not go wrong with this restaurant best service and food in town.
  24. SJ

    SeanJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner before the Play. Service etc. Sad to see this restaurant location moving. Perfect location for Theater.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday which started with 8 family and friends which grew at the last minute to 12! I called, left a message, and they returned my call to confirm the increase. We had a great time. Food is pricey but well.worth it! You might not go often, but you SHOULD!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This meal was literally the best meal I've ever had a restaurant in my entire life. The service was fantastic and personable. The place it self is beautiful and gives a feeling of old school ritzy dining. I plan to go back again and again.
  27. BS

    BillS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, wine and atmosphere . . . . what you come to expect from a night at Ruby's downtown. Spot on in all ways.
  28. H

    Hetty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful Date night and will coming back again soon.
  29. AP

    AprilP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff Ruby’s staff is specialized in making your dining experience one of a kind. No request is to big and they aim to please. Food was delicious and one of a kind. Sitting outside was also a blessing and made the evening even better. Thank you!
  30. BS

    BlaireS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Not my first time at this location, but it was my first time with bar seating. Never again! The piano player was so loud that we couldn't even hear each other talk. Our server was good, but it is not the type of experience you get when sitting in the actual dining area. Would NOT recommend bar seating to anyone looking to have a pleasant and more formal experience.
  31. N

    Nostaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely visit again well worth the price portion sizes are great for what your paying no real complaints at all.
  32. HP

    HansP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food, service, ambiance. It's not cheap but every once in a while you have to treat yourself.
  33. AW

    AmandaW

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! We’ll be back.
  34. LJ

    LoveJazz

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and good service. A wonderful night out.
  35. PH

    PaulHolst

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so great to see the best of the best still at my favorite restaurant in the world! Josh is always extraordinary at making you feel like you are with family! Brett was superb and Kat at the bar is working like a bee but makes sure everyone is always happy! Always smiling! Ruby’s hostess always smiling! Valets were so polite and speedy! I received many hello’s from all I have missed since Covid! It’s great to see the Ruby’s family! I look forward to the relocation! Ruby’s is the G.O.A.T Love you all! & you’re a place to dine! Lol
  36. p

    pitcher

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food ! All my requests were honored and Tony provided outstanding service. They even bagged our leftovers and put them in the cooler for us to pick up after the play. We hope that their new location will be big enough to have a dance floor. It’s sure hard to hear top notch bands like Airwave and not be able to dance.
  37. AB

    AnnB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was fantastic! The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. We sat outside on a warm, lovely night. Kudos to our waiter, Michael, who was outstanding and helped us with watching our time as we were going to the theater after dinner.
  38. CG

    CynthiaG

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was an awesome server and Anthony was super great too! Food was all delicious /perfect
  39. PD

    PaulD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere.
  40. LP

    LauraP

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service, excellent food and wonderful ambiance, complete with music.

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You can order delivery directly from Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati using the Order Online button. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 784-1200.

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati is rated 4.8 stars by 6104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 269 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati

505 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dylan Jones

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 784-1200

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 513-784-1200 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager.

  • Private party facilities

    The classic charm, award-winning menu and flawless attention to detail have been the hallmark of events at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse for decades. Whether you are hosting a business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends, we can comfortably accommodate parties of 12-50 in 2 separate rooms that each exude their own unique character. Private events often feature the same award-winning steaks for which we are well known, but the full breadth of our culinary expertise is available to help provide the perfect experience for your guests. KATHY DAVIS Sales Manager 513.455.6685 kathy.davis@jeffruby.com ASHLEE HEINE Sales Manager 513.979.0872 ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

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