Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Cincinnati

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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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vipKimG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umit always does an excellent job every time we visit. The service level is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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todd
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of the chewiest steaks I've had there. Medium rare was ordered, cane back well done.
I didn't send it back though.

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SeanW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town for my girlfriends birthday. Booked a last minute reservation due to a cancellation, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had. I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done!! Celebration to remember

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff Ruby’s

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined to celebrate our anniversary. Pedro was our server. Wonderful experience!

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DonnaF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Wonderful experience!

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DevonS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience at Jeff Ruby’s. We were celebrating my birthday and our recent engagement. The server was phenomenal, the food delicious, and the ambiance perfection. We cannot wait to come back!!

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LisaM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience. Incredible food. Impeccable service. We’ve been to a couple of different Jeff Ruby’s restaurants, and they always exceed our expectations! It’s definitely worth the splurge!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was one of our first times out since the quarantine. We figured if any restaurant was going to do things “right” it would be Ruby. All servers were masked, however, our server and many others wore their masks under their noses. Made me wonder what the guys back in the kitchen were doing for safety measures. Our steaks were SEVERELY underdone. Medium was ordered and they were bright purple inside. They were out of one of the liquors we requested for a drink. It just didn’t seem like a usual night at Ruby’s. It will be awhile before I go back or to any other restaurant, as I hoped Jeff Ruby would have measures in place to keep everyone safe and happy.

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jweil810
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and fantastic service.

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BobR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hosts made a 98 year old WW II Purple Heart hero feel very special. It was his first time at Jeff Ruby’s and said it was one of the finest meals he has ever had. Our waiter and his support staff were attentive discrete and kind. The manager even approached our table to see to our needs and put the icing on cake. We also received a veterans discount for my friend’s meal for his service in the military which was greatly appreciated by my veteran friend. I appreciate the manager or the company’s policy for this kind gesture of respect and appreciation. My sincerest thank you to everyone who helped put a big smile on a aging patriot’s face and an excellent meal in his stomach that was often hungry during war time. Thank you again. Robert D Rust, D.M.D.

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Jeff Ruby's doesn't disappoint! Service, food and atmosphere are all top notch!

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vipNickF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lived up to the Ruby reputation. Perfect as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

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ProfScott
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at any Jeff Ruby "Culinary Entertainment" that I have been to, including the Precinct, Carlo & Johnny's, Louisville, as well as the former Waterfront and Newport on the Levee locations, has consistently been spectacular, and my first visit to Downtown Cincinnati's 7th and Walnut location did not disappoint - the staff was awesome! Our Server, Umet, was very attentive, listened very well to our particular requests and was spot on in delivering exactly what we were seeking with every detail of every course. Our mixed drinks were nuanced per our request, my request for tweaks to the Caesar Salad were executed to perfection, as was the precise rare-to-medium-rare grill of our steaks. Although not a complaint, my personal observation would be that a $300 tab for dinner for two is just more than I can, in good conscious, spend for a dinner - even for a special occasion, (as this was). That said, Jeff Ruby venues always deliver exactly what is expected, which is the flawless execution of the perfect experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

I ordered a medium well barrel cut filet and received a medium rare filet. After taking it back to the kitchen and cooking it longer, some of it came out very dry and one part of it was still under cooked. All that was offered was a free dessert.

I usually enjoy the experience here, but this visit was an exception. We may not be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff Ruby’s sets the bar high for customer service and food excellence.

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vipNRipley
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Umit continues to provide too-notch hospitality with a personal touch. Thank you for skeets taking such good care of us.

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vipMarkT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Glad to see them reopened. Food and service was great. But with the efforts to meet the restrictions and manage reduced capacity, the meal is very rushed. Cannot enjoy a leisurely dinner. A lot to spend when having to rush through the meal.

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WillC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Birthday experience, will definitely be back!!!

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vipcarolann
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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TiffaniB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever eaten! Took my husband here for his 40th birthday and this was his first time eating at a Jeff Ruby restaurant and he was completely blown away!

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JayJ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to get out of the house and celebrate! JR's has handled the re-opening and social distancing well. Atmosphere still fine (under the circumstances). Staff great as usual. Food superb. Second-best thing is what I call my "Jeff Ruby's Omelet" a day or two later with the leftovers!

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ConnieD
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, portions were large. A perfect meal!!

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AmyW
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food superb! Will be back

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vipMtLook
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sam, our server was excellent. There were a few service hiccups around an incorrect item on our order and she quickly made it right and went out of her way to ensure an excellent dining experience.

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StephenS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing.

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BobbyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual ,excellent by any standard.

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ColleenT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Carlo and Johny, The Precinct, Jeff Ruby Lexington, and now Jeff Ruby Cincinnati. We can't decide which is our favorite, but love them all.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work at a fine dining steakhouse and thought I had tasted the best, then I came to Jeff Ruby's. I'm extremely picky and this was some of the best food I've ever had. I had the cowboy Ribeye was so filled with flavor I didnt even think twice about it being $72 (totally worth it). Our server Dustin was so helpful with wine pairings and dessert choices. Everything came out at the exact time it should have and I never felt rushed. Back waiters were super helpful and kind. I've been to a lot of places and eaten a lot of good food, but this was probably the best. If you're in Cincinnati and can get a table, you must go!

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MicheleF
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary !

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viplisahabs
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We normally have excellent dining experiences at Ruby’s but unfortunately we were seated near the bar area at a high top table. Our service was mediocre at best and we were a little uncomfortable sitting at high tops. People walking by repeatedly bumped into my husband which was really irritating.
The food was exceptional though.

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vipKellyH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Jeff Ruby’s! The restaurant made every effort to ensure that we had a safe but exceptional dinner. The limited menu (due to Covid) still offered plenty of options and we all left fully satisfied.

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BT17
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fabulous meal.

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vipCincinnatiPatty
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the Corona-virus, we have missed the Aronoff & eating pre-theatre at Jeff Ruby's steakhouse... So we decided to drive DT for both my husband's favorite steak & our wonderful server Tony (he's like family)! If you've never eaten there, you are really missing out! But remember the number of seatings has declined (due to safety/distance of seating)...so make your reservation as soon as possible!

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JoanneT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Father's Day dinner on Saturday evening. We are thrilled that J Rube's is open and that the experience is better than ever. From the reservation process to signing the bill we had an outstanding experience. Katie was attentive, anticipated our needs, and made sure we had an exceptional experience. We look forward to the next time. Thank you for reopening and enabling us to have yet another first class experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let them know you are there for your special occasion (birthday in our case). They are so sweet about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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