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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (124)
Good for a Date (106)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
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Romantic (79)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Pre/post Theatre (66)
Business Meals (62)
Notable Wine List (55)
Worth the Drive (52)
Hot Spot (40)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Fun (38)
Good for Groups (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Bar Seating (30)
People Watching (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Authentic (23)
Live Music (23)
Cozy (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Casual (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Seasonal (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (3)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was exceptional as always. Service is great and all of the staff are very attentive. Steaks are a must here, prepared exactly as requested. Valet parking is available but there is plenty of meter parking nearby.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

We went there for a business dinner. The service and food were excellent. Great ambience too. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous, simply fabulous! Jeff Ruby's always delivers an outstanding experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service! Great food! Always my first restaurant recommendation!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulousl! We eat here for most special occasions and are never disappointed !

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely the best steak in Cincinnati. Service is always excellent and the ambiance is fantastic.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

We went back to give this place a second chance. The first time we were there we were treated as second class due to all the "regulars". This time the managers, bartender and server made sure we were taken care of with food, seating and conversation. They came around regularly and checked on us. The food is always fantastic so that wasn't an issue. We will definitely go back when in downtown Cincinnati. Quite pricey but highly recommended!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 7 days ago

Always amazing! We tried their new sushi offering and we were impressed. Our steaks we fantastic as usual.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Always Great! Friendly, efficient staff! Great food! Never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Although the food was good, the overall value of the restaurant is not good. All sides are "a la carte" and a side of mushrooms was $13. A Caesar salad was $13. This adds up to an expensive dinner. The service was great and Mark did an amazing job taking care of us. For the cost, you are packed into the restaurant and barely have 8 inches between tables. We made the reservation months in advance, and were seated in a room at a small table across from a large group. The noise was awful and you could barely hear yourself talk. We were initially seated right next to another couple, and asked to move next to the window where we at least had a little bit of room. Take away the restaurant name, and I think it would attract less of a crowd.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

As usual, everything was excellent. The food is second to none and the staff has the ability to make every person at every table feel special. Thank you again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

As usual Ruby’s needs no recommendation. The food, service and ambiance is always outstanding. You get what you pay for. Their dry aged steaks are worthy of the name. And the service is as good as it gets.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Never disappoints. Truly the best food I have ever had. Filet is absolute perfection. Far superior to Morton's or Ruth's Chris.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I experience a this restaurant for my birthday and, as usual, the experience did not disappoint! The salads, entrees, side dishes, and dessert were all of superb quality. The service was impeccable and not overbearing.
There is only one concern which will probably prevent me from eating her again: the entire serving staff is male; there are no women servers nor women assistant servers. The bartenders are all men, too. This leads me to believe that Jeff Ruby believes in misogyny and I cannot tolerate this idea.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Such a great evening! Our server Andrew was perfectly present and seemed to read our minds to make us as comfortable and pleased as possible. The food and wine were beyond expectation!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was only our section time at Jeff Ruby's downtown location. It was delicious. Wonderful atmosphere, phenomenal service, outstanding food. It's a little expensive for our everyday dining-out, but it's on our list for special occasions for sure. We will be back as soon as can afford it!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Probably the best filet I've e er eaten. Delicious! Service was great! Must try the white chocolate blondie!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service from our waiter and staff. Very friendly, kind and paid excellent attention to every detail. A wonderful experience for me and my four friends

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

If you want a great meal you'll have to pay. Good steak and better service

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place is fabulous! Prime Cincinnati is our never disappoint highly enjoy go to steakhouse when we come to town but Jeff's have officially taken lead.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati. Great food, great service (Pedro) and great vibravt atmosphere

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great as always. Best people watching in town while having a delicious dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I went to Jeff Ruby’s for the first time on December 30th. The food was delicious and the staff was exceptional! Our order arrived quickly and the staff checked on us often. Our waiter gave us a onesie for our new baby who we are expecting in February of 2018. Also, the hostess made sure we were given a table where I would be comfortable with my pregnant belly.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went here for my birthday dinner and it was fabulous. The good was delicious, the best steak I’ve ever had.. will be a tradition from here on out.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

A la carte is a waste. Have salads with dinner, draw more guests in as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our meal was superb and Andrew our waiter did a terrific job

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was a 5 star experience all around! Thank you to our server Tony and the GM Leo for perfect service and a perfect evening. The food and wine was as always perfect and it was once again confirmed to me that Jeff Ruby’s is the best Steakhouse in the country!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Michael , our server was unbelievable! He made sure that our dinner with our daughter and her husband was perfect! Simply the best restaurant in Cincinnati!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was excellent as with every Jeff Ruby establishment. Not a single complaint other than I can’t afford to eat there too often.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful experience our first time at Jeff Ruby's. Our waiter, Miles, was perfect and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was impeccable as always!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A very elegant and relaxing dinner on Christmas Eve. It is a tradition to have a nice dinner with family on Christmas Eve. Service was impeccable. Very attentive but not intrusive and not rushed. Cocktails were wll made, food was delicious and well prepared. All in all a very nice experiance. We knew it going in, but just know you are going to spend close to 100 per person.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was excellent, service was ok just had a server who liked to chat with the other servers, bartenders, busses etc. Had to wait for refills etc, but food was awesome!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our experience was better than perfect! The service ( Gary) was attentive but not pushy. Steaks were prepared perfectly and served hot. Great way to celebrate our daughter, Ali's 30th birthday. Great see see Neil working the room. The staff was on their "A Game."

We're never disappointed at Ruby's.

Tony Rosiello

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been many times to Ruby's . This last time was not up to Rubys standards.
Our steaks and the sides were just luke warm, disappointing ,when you pay an upscale price.
Service was good, shrimp was excellent.
Off to Ruth's Christ next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is my third or fourth visit to this restaurant and was somewhat disappointed. Previously we have always been seated in the main dining room or for a small group celebration in the private dining room,. On this occasion, we were seated in a dining room toward the rear of the restaurant that also included a small bar. The food was good but the pace was rushed and very noisy. The prices were as one would expect, $100 plus per person, and for this price, Cincinnati has some fine dining restaurants where one can actually have a conversation.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas family dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Over all the food and environment was excellent. I would expect nothing less from this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love the holiday lunch here, it is a perfect way to kick off the Christmas weekend. The whole experience is a gift! The food is great and the service outstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Jeff Ruby's never disappoints. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive
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