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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

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Good for a Date (95)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
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Romantic (71)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Business Meals (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Worth the Drive (43)
Hot Spot (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for Groups (34)
Fun (30)
Bar Seating (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Live Music (26)
People Watching (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Authentic (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined a day ago

Excellent all around experience.

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Great experience!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Ok. Very crowded and a wait even with a reservation

Tags: Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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

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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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 (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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 (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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The crab bisque was great, had lots of huge chunks of crab meat and the cowboy steak was cooked perfectly

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had to wait 30 minutes for our table- not good!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Appetizer was great. Crab bisque is a must.
Ribeye cooked to perfection (med rare)
One minor issue. I tried to book for 6:30 but it was not available. We had to reserve for a little earlier. Seemed there was plenty of space the entire time we were dining. Not sure why 6:30 was not available?
We always dine at this place or the Precinct. Steaks at both places always exceeds our expectations. We’ll be back. Great for business dinners.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food and the service were excellent for our birthday visit and we would recommend Jeff Ruby's highly for most occasions.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was great as usual!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best restaurant in Cincinnati, best steak I have ever had. Amazing sides and desserts as well .

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The ambiance was warm an inviting. The food and service was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time visitors - we had a wonderful experience. Our steaks were exceptional; they were seasoned and cooked perfectly. We look forward to returning sometime soon.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was excellent. Steak was decent, but the beef flavor could not shine through. Way too much salt in the seasoning. Still tasting the salty char the next morning. Not up to the excellent quality of prior visits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We got a table in the back room next to a table that was selling gift certificates, neither the room or the proximity to the Black Friday table would lead you to believe this is a top steak house. One meal came out about 15 min after the other 3, also not what you would expect. They did comp parts of the meal, however, you only have so many meals to have your family in town and we expected something much different. The food taste was good (although not warm by the time all meals were on the table) and the servers were very good. Not sure if I will ever go back, next time Capital Grill or Jag’s.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It's been awhile, so we had forgotten how great the food here was. Our son wanted a good steak for his birthday and he was all smiles during and after. Excellent and friendly service as well.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything at the downtown location was amazing. The steaks were perfect and the butter pie was delicious! We can’t wait to return.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We enjoyed our time and the food.

Fairly loud, somewhat hard to have conversations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It was a special occasion and all eight of us loved it.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was the best restaurant I have ever been to. It had great service. My boyfriend keeps asking me next time we will eat there. We will definitely return soon!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy
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