Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati

4.8
5520 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town. Our waiter, Pedro, is simply the Best.

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vipMike
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tay was wonderful. She gave great recommendations and treated us to a piece of butter cake. The seats were the best in the house :)

I definitely missed the king crab legs but I was told that supply is low. I also missed the Jeff Ruby Jewel.

Overall a beautiful anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything you’d expect from a Jeff Ruby restaurant. The food and service were amazing. I wish we had a better table rather than right next to the bar where we could overhear the staff chatting amongst themselves about the games on TV. I would have preferred a more secluded table for a date night but our experience was still a good one! The tray of sampler desserts was such a nice touch as well to celebrate our anniversary.

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MartinA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was not great. To spend that kind of money on a dinner and have the waitress forget part of the order is unacceptable……We go to Ruby’s for fine dining and first class experience. We didn’t get that…..The mixed drinks were not good also.

KJ
KimJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall Excellence ~ You will never be disappointed with your dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except for the hostess. She was quite rude. Luckily our waiter and assistant were great as well as the food.

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ShevonC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ive been to this restaraunt before and the experience was excellent, however, lastnight while the service was excellent the food wasnt as good as the first time. I would still give it another try in the future when in Cincinnati.

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JodiS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food is always excellent at Jeff Ruby's, however, a few things were off on this visit. We were seated 20 minutes late for our 9 pm reservation without any apology for the delay. Then our party of six was seated at a booth that was set for a party of four. I could not open my menu without hitting either person beside me and our dishes were practically on top of each other. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive and while the food was delicious and prepared to perfection, it took longer than usual to be served. Overall it just wasn't the Jeff Ruby's experience I am used to.

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ThomasK
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very underwhelmed with the overall experience. There’s definitely a dip in the quality that is typically associated with Jeff Ruby’s

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my son’s birthday and it was his first time experience at the restaurant. He now has a new favorite restaurant. Service was excellent, food was amazing.

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MikeC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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frenchies
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, top notch service and incredible steaks. Only complaints are: (1) the creamed spinach was either over-salted or over-seasoned in some other way and (2) the mushrooms and onions steak topping was all onions and almost no mushrooms.

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tennis2ed
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was wonderful!! Steaks were cooked perfectly!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff Ruby's always has outstanding food but it is the service that puts it over the top! This is the best service I have had anywhere, they go above & beyond which always makes it an amazing experience!

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SimplySandy
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at Ruby’s! The service is impeccable and we’ve never had a disappointing meal!!
We love the ambiance and always look forward to going to Ruby’s before the shows and for special occasions!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting the holiday season celebrating birthdays and Christmas. Our waiter Michael was outstanding and the food was amazing too. Must try the seasonal dessert too…

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PamC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a Broadway musical

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JillA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our night. The wine, our steak, the atmosphere was perfect. Our waiter, Cameron, was extremely helpful and made the night even more special.

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vipmilan19762
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fillet was perfectly cooked and the bordelaise sauce delicious. Our 6-year old and 17-month old also enjoyed their food.

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PaulC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and theatre.

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MaxH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Our table for 6 was up against a support beam just outside of kitchen area. I felt like we were in way of servers. Our table was not flat on top so we worried about water spilling every time we set glass down. Server knocked glass of water over and told us to "not worry about it" eventhough it was server that knocked glass over.
Food was OK. My steak was NY Strip was not good. My son had boneless ribeye medium rare. Very chewy. Had to bring home to put in microwave to finish it. For dessert we got an ice cream dish. It was so hard that we had to chip it apart to eat.
I had bill ready to pay for 15 minutes before server came back to take check.
Overall just a very bad experience.

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vipHighSchoolHarry
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Jeff Ruby restaurants are fantastic dining experiences and this visit to the one downtown after the Bengals game was no exception. Great place to relax, unwind (and warm up!) after the game catching a great meal and beating the traffic. Cannot recommend it highly enough. BTW, purchased a number of gift cards for stocking stuffers for friends and family and saving a couple for myself/us and future Ruby trips.

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vipShariS
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Garlic chili cauliflower was so good!

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Underwood
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. A little expensive. Will eat again.

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Raymond
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with excellent, attentive service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jason, was excellent!! We forgot our box to take home and he ran it to us in the crosswalk! Wonderful
steak but only remembered to get a photo of the delicious dessert.

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Bobcat
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service seems to have gone downhill since my last visit. Our water glasses needed refilled a few times. The bathrooms needed attention…floors were a mess and garbage cans were overflowing. Hostess wasn’t very friendly, but Dustin gave us outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
181 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The steaks are superb! Wasn’t a fan of the Caesar salad…too much dressing. I ordered the sea bass and I regretted not getting a steak. It was good but average. Ruby’s restaurants are the best steak houses anywhere! Stick with the beef!

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AmyT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual! Travis was wonderful. Recommend for special celebrations…will not be disappointed!

JB
vipJenniferB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Awesome service!

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LukeP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I spent our 3 year anniversary at Rubys! It was truly a fantastic night! Service was impeccable, food was OUTSTANDING, drinks were delicious! We will be coming back for every anniversary from here on out!

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kkm87
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great loved our waiter(Jason) was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night at the theater

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, service, food were fantastic. We came to celebrate my son’s birthday and our servers couldn’t have been more kind to him and my daughter. Loved the music, the lights, the art on the walls. It was a really fun memorable experience.

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vipJmscinci
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unique atmosphere and decor that makes it special. Outstanding service and very good food. But the prices make it too expensive for regular dining.

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Foodie29
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. It is nice that the restaurant is so close to the Arronoff and can valet for both.

LM
LoveMortens
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall grade dining experience.

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DanielleC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food amazing. The atmosphere was very nice with a mix of couples, tables of friends, and families out dining.

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vipNS54
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our dinner lasted almost 4 hours which is unacceptable. 2 of our 4 steaks were NOT good. One filet was cooked way too well done and one ribeye looked like 2 pieces of meat stuck together to make one steak. Both, again, unacceptable. Servers did not have us check the temperature upon receipt of them. Servers not very friendly nor were the hosts. The back room lacks ambiance. Hope the move helps but we will definitely go back to preferring The Precinct and Carlo & Johnnys. Very disappointing.

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vipTrishM
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ruby's service, presentation, wine list, food quality & preparation are top drawer! We're regular diners but noticed that the noise level this time was exceptionally high. In fact the music speaker in the dining room was set so high that our waiter couldn't hear us & he adjusted the sound. It was painfully loud. Beyond the speaker, maybe there's some extra padding or something that can be added to the walls in the new location to absorb noise better from conversations etc
Also, bring back the creamed corn !!! It's a favorite !

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati is rated 4.8 stars by 5520 OpenTable diners.

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