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About Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

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!

700 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
7th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 784-1200

Website:
http://www.jeffruby.com/

Entertainment:
Jeff Ruby's offers Live Entertainment Tuesday - Saturday. Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and contemporary favorites are performed by Cincinnati's finest musicians. Perfect after an evening at the Aronoff Center; let the others fight the traffic rush home! At Jeff Ruby's, there is Never a Cover!

Catering:
Let Jeff Ruby's cater your next event! For more information, contact Sales Manager, Kathy Davis at 513-723-4454 ext. 108 or kathy.davis@jeffruby.com.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available Monday - Friday beginning at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 5:00pm; cost is $9.00 per car.

Executive Chef:
Michael Kelly

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (109)
Good for a Date (99)
Good for Anniversaries (88)
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Romantic (74)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Pre/post Theatre (60)
Business Meals (54)
Notable Wine List (51)
Worth the Drive (50)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Hot Spot (39)
Good for Groups (36)
Fun (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Live Music (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
People Watching (25)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (8)
Late-night Find (8)
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Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Christmas lunch

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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic
My company party
Loved it
I drive from Nashville
Rob Durrett

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Gary our server was fantastic along with the food!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great! 25th Wedding Anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make it perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great girls luncheon for a birthday celebration. All five of us women wish Jeff Rubys would update their menu with more choices for us women who do not eat meat.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

The holiday hours and menu were wonderful! Look forward to visiting again

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Nate always takes great care of us.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Christmas lunch at Ruby’s is a must! Same amazing food and service as dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Disappointing visit. We were there for my wife’s birthday. We were welcomed by the hostess who brought us to our table and gave what seemed to be 2 menus to my wife. Nothing for me? Turned out to be a an appetizers/sushi menu and the wine list. I was there for a steak... Then our server showed up after a couple minutes of wondering , with 2 menus. What a weird way to start our dinner. Never been anywhere else doing it like that. We felt rushed the whole time as the server came to take our order barely 3 minutes after we got our drinks. Then brought the wine before we had time to finish our drinks. I had a Caesar salad who looked and tasted like it’s been in the fridge for a day. It’s fresher at Outback and they don’t charge 13$ for it... My steak was perfect though. Had the 8 oz filet and the temperature was just perfect. My wife had the salmon which was apparently also very good. Nice attention at the end, got a free cheesecake with a candle for her birthday 🍰. All in all a disappointing experience for the price we paid. What we thought would be a nice evening for my wife’s birthday ended up being over within about 45 minutes. Really not what we were coming for.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was exceptional. We have gone to the best steak restaurants in Chicago, and this place rates with the best of them.
The manager kindly stopped at various tables and checked how the customers were doing.
The only offensive part was the picture on the wall of Sean Hannity with the owner! But there were numerous other celebrity photos that offset the Hannity one.
It was recommended by a friend who grew up in Cincinnati. He was right on target.
Our steak and butter pie (yes, butter pie) were beyond phenomenal. If you go to Cincinnati, this place is a must.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing experience, food was fantastic! Our server was excellent and so was the table team. Only thing that was a little dissapointing was when they bagged our food to go not all of it got in the bag. We really missed the rest of our potato Anna they were delicious !

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent all around experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic meal!!!!! We would definitely eat here again. It's a terrific place to have dinner before a show at the Aronoff.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were celebrating my college graduation. Had the filet which is the best steak I have ever had. Tony, our head server, was amazingly wonderful.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Computer issue created a delay on the check, but Tony was on top of it and created an amazing evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Party of 6 for a birthday celebration. Lived up to expectations of a Ruby's restaurant for ambience, service and for the most part the food. Service was excellent except the waiter was a bit over the top on pushing us to order more appetizers and sides than was needed. Overall, everyone but myself thought the food was excellent. I had the Cowboy Rib Eye, which was cooked just right, but tough and full of gristle. Not expected in a $70 piece of meat.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As always, the food was amazing!!! It was very crowded so getting to the bathrooms was a little tricky. Nothing that would stop me from going back. It was an excellent birthday experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best steak I have eaten in Cincinnati! Ruby's gets a lot of hype as an upscale place to eat- but it absolutely lives up to it's reputation. The food speaks for itself. The service is excellent as well. It is a restaurant I would return to gladly!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful time. Great atmosphere with great food and service. We’ll definitely return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was my first experience and maybe had exceedingly high expectations given the price point. When my husband and I arrived we were seated promptly in a very cold room with loud music. I could not take off my coat until halfway through the evening. The wait staff conceded to the dilemma and stated they would address the issue. They were also attentive to the loud music. My reservation had been made well in advance. We were seated in a room that soon became a party room as a large group showed for a dinner for the holiday. They were loud as well, and apologized in advance because they said their behavior would be obnoxious. Those were the low points. The high points are : the food was exceptional I had the collinsworth on a petit cut and it was delicious and prepared to my request. The carrot salad was urged as an appropriate side and I am glad I listened. My husband and I split it and it was wonderful. Our wait staff anticipated our every need which truly made the evening. Lupe kept our glasses filled with water, was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. Jason, our water had a great command of the menu and options, was very friendly and responded quickly to our requests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always an amazing experience at the finest steak house in the region

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a great experience. Service was great and food was good but not as good as we have had in the past.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Simply amazing, the service was spectacular and the food delicious! It’s our holiday tradition to do lunch at jeff Ruby’s and it did not disappoint.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great experience!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A traditional steakhouse with excellent service and superb quality beef. The menu also featured several seafood options for non-steak lovers. Even though it was a Wednesday night, both the bar and the restaurant itself were packed. Easily worth an encore performance all around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent as always. Service is the best. Food is great!

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The bests steaks you can find only surpassed by better service. Stephany and Sam are great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Ok. Very crowded and a wait even with a reservation

Tags: Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Every year at Christmas time, a group of friends get together for our Christmas party to have dinner before the show. The service is always outstanding, and I love the atmosphere. However, the one thing, the most important thing is the steak. I always order the Filet Mignon, cooked medium, and every time I'm a little disappointed. The steak is never really 'hot'. The sear is good but the temperature is just so-so. It's happened several times, and I don't complain because we are in a group of about 6-8 people. I don't know if it has to do with the size of the group but I've had the same cut of meat at other fine dining places (smaller group size) and the temperature has been hot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service, Food and Atmosphere outstanding as usual!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and service as always!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I received gift card as a gift. I am not a red meat eater nor seafood eater. I had hoped the chicken selection would be out of this world as the steaks get rave reviews all the time. This was not the case. I was surprised that it was deep fried and not grilled (that would have been my preference). The meat was dry.
I can say that the mac and cheese was to die for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service, friendly staff, good with young children, and exceptional steak made for a top notch evening from beginning to end. Thanks for making our family birthday gathering special and presenting us with the group photo.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, never disappointed! Food was delicious and the band was exceptional.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Time

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Steak wasn't as good as in the past. Server switched leftovers when packing them up so went home with the wrong steak, which I'd planned to cook a little more anyway.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice good food but definitely pricey. Didn’t like the mushrooms

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We brought our 5 year old daughter for the experience. Gary, our waiter was outstanding and made this event for her a memorable one.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My 8oz filet was half the size as it usually is. I was very disappointed with it.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Superior experience, never disappoints. Wonderful food, excellent service, well paced. Tony and Josh are the go to guys to ask for when seated. Can’t wait to return. Ruby’s Gem, are the staff who seem more like old friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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