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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and our server Travis went above and beyond to make our night special.

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DG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. Really enjoyed the experience.

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RL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food and service. First time taking my kids there and they loved it as well.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dustin was great

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M
SW Indiana
134 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere...great food...outstanding service! A winderful dining experience!

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Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan was great!!

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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service every time.

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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 23rd Anniversary and a wonderful night. Our waiter had a special touch as well.

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RM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and professional! Food was amazing..we ate it all lol

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PQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The corn wasn't quite as flavorful as I anticipated however, the scallops were amazing. Mike my server made certain I was well taken care of and didn't rush me. Nice job!

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MS
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nate and Lupe are the best!

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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has been a long time since visiting Ruby's but it was just how I remembered. Had reservation for 5:15 got seated at 5:15. Steaks were the best I've ever had cooked to perfection.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, my Little Sister really wanted to experience a fancy dinner out. Her favorite food is steak, so I knew Jeff Ruby's was the place for us. The restaurant knew ahead of time, and completely blew us both away with the magic they served up. Our table, the custom menu, the recognition of their "special guest", the attention to detail was simply spectacular. As she tasted her first bite of the filet, her eyes opened wide and she looked at me and said "this is the best I've ever had". And it only got better from there. By the time our dessert came (the sundae for two), she leaned in close to me and whispered "I think this is the best day of my life". Thank you to the entire staff for serving up more than just delicious food; thank you for serving up a completely unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience for an amazing little girl.

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate two Birthdays thinking we knew what to expect. Instead, we were stunned!
Service epitomized hospitality. Food was even more delicious than we anticipated. We are definitely looking forward to our next trip.

Thank you to Gary, Lupe, Nate, Rob, and the management team for executing the most extravagant Birthday celebration I've had in years!

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WV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to the 700 Walnut Street location in Cincinnati. This was my first time eating at Jeff Ruby’s. Staff was welcoming and we were seated promptly. Dakota & Jordan were our servers for the evening and they both were amazing! Jordan was attentive & made helpful suggestions. The food was excellent, and my steak was cooked to order. Wine list was extensive. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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TT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!....as always, very consistent.

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M
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server John was fantastic! Michelle and Josh were great hosts. Can’t wait to return!

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KP
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

47th anniversary! Great spot never disappoints!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dallas provided exceptional service and our entrees were delicious!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I had the Bone-in Ribeye and was extremely disappointed with it. It was a bit charred on the outside and very gritty and tough for a medium cooked steak. My wife had the halibut and loved it! The bartender was extremely knowledgable and friendly, along with the wait staff.

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MM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I would recommend......put higher toilet seats in the ladies room. Everything else was out of this world great!

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s
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruby's has managed to make your visit feel like you've got the place all to yourself, like having a magnificent dinner in an old friend's house. Attentive but not intrusive, delightful and helpful staff are right there anticipating your every whim. We were a foursome celebrating 54 years of friendship and our 60th birthdays...childhood friends. We enjoyed wine and sushi and fabulous steaks and mouth-watering sides. And don't forget dessert, the carrot cake is insane, and we were treated to rich, dense, delicious chocolate layer cake to share (and there was plenty) for birthdays. It's the entire dining experience that makes Ruby's the place you want to come back to. From the moment you walk in until the minute you walk out, you feel special and valued, and it's why I'm a fan for life.

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y
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Have never been disappointed with a Ruby’s establishment

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DB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were not good. Very small portions and little alcohol. Much better at the bar verses the back bar. Been there a hundred times and never had this bad of a bar experience. Food and service were excellent as always.

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NM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever! We usually go to Ruth’s Chris but this may be our new spot.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and knowledge server

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, amazing food, amazing service! Perfect experience.........as always!

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DS
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience as always. My steak was slightly over cooked but still wonderful.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience all around!!! My wife and I were celebrating the announcement of our first baby to come and was not let down by the food and service. Lupe our server assist was incredible and was there at anytime we needed anything including great conversation. Nate our server is a master at his craft and made sure our evening was perfect!! We will be back sooner than later I promise that!!

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SS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this location is always outstanding.

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MT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to Ruby’s downtown many times , but it has been a while. I ordered steak collinsworth -which is usually unbelievably good. However this time - the first bite or two was warm enough but the by the third or fourth bite it was cold. My dinner companion said the same thing. The crab was rubbery too. It wasn’t “horrible”, but certainly wasn’t the Jeff Ruby’s I know and used to love. Also the waiter repeatedly reached right across my face (while I was eating or speaking) to give things or remove plates from my dinner companions side of the table. I have to say - for the price- I probably won’t be back.

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DL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Food quality was very good

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TJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick and Dillion were fantastic!
Dillion even found us an extra lobster head when we asked as well as an extra steak bone for our dogs!
Food was out of this world and the Banana Ice Cream cake was phenomenon and I do t even mike bananas!

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j
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. They make everyone who walks in the door feel like royalty!

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SN
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the place to go for the party, and at the same time you get exquisite service and excellent food, not to mention the amazing art deco stylings. Food and beverage prices are reasonable considering the quality and the quantity.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service!

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent

Sides and desert were fantastic

Cowboy steak was a bit over cooked

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good dining experience. Parking is a little steep and you’ll need to keep an eye on the shady locals walking around.

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BW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff Ruby's does a really good job with Steaks, and the service is spectacular

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c
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Barrel cut Filet was done to perfection at medium rare. Added the red wine sauce optional topping which was very good although I would have preferred it a little more reduced and syrupy. Filet and lobster tail were outstanding as well. Scallops appetizer small but full of flavor. Good bourbon selections. Live band playing added to the vibrant atmosphere expected in a JR restaurant. Service very good but not 5 star which for me means my water glass never goes empty and I don’t need to wait for waiter to ask for another bar drink. Perhaps more importantly, I never felt rushed and really enjoyed sipping coffee and listening to the music for awhile before departing. Valet parking starts at 6 and costs $9. Short walk to nearby lots and garages should one prefer.

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