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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly professional in every way
Dustin as good as it gets for service

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MP
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and so was the service! I highly recommend the Crab Cake as an appetizer! I got the NY Strip Steak with the Cognac Peppercorn Sauce and my girlfriend got the 8oz Petit Fillet. Both were fantastic! We split the Mac and Cheese and Baked Potato!

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

Started with the host/hostess, they were friendly and polite. The server crew was great as well, friendly and attentive but not over-bearing. Food was very good, from the salad to the entree to the complimentary dessert (celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary - plus our 32nd engagement anniversary that occurred at one of Jeff's early restaurants - The Waterfront. Our visits to Ruby restaurants brings with it great memories) Thanks for a nice evening!

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

The service we received was excellent and our food especially the sushi was amazing!!

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

Always a great place to eat! Our server Gary was fantastic!

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

Thank you for making my date night amazing! You guys continue to make dinner there the best!

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CS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food are hard to find. However that’s the norm with Jeff Ruby’s as we’ve dined at all of the Cincinnati area locations. We knew this was the best place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It didn’t disappoint. They have a good selection of bourbon also which is icing on the cake!

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NF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff Ruby’s was fantastic. We had the nicest wait staff. Our waiter Alex had so many nice recommendations and treated us so nicely. He even brought out a delicious chocolate cake to us for our anniversary. As we exited the restaurant so many of the Jeff Ruby’s staff wished us a happy anniversary

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MF
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our anniversary (32). Reservations - seated us immediately. Great service, attentive but not overbearing. Steaks were delish, Boudreaux wine perfect pairing. Only complaint is I put on 2 pounds...

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MJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere; perfect setting for a business dinner!

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Clients from Japan requested Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse after a very pleasurable experience during their first visit. This visit was very different. One steak was ordered Medium + and came out closer to well done. Waiter agreed that this was not correct and placed an order for another cut which was brought to the table after the rest of our party had finished their meals. Another member of our party ordered sautéed mushrooms as a toping on his steak and those were eventually delivered about 10 minutes later.
Restaurant was very busy and this had a direct result on the quality of food and service provided.

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JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steakhouse in the heart of Cincinnati. I highly recommend Jeff Ruby’s if you are looking for an amazing steak, an extensive wine and drink selection, and great service. And, it has a wonder flapper era feel to it. Don’t miss it if you are in Cincinnati!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had. We were eating on a relatively small budget, but I was still amazed by the food. Incredible.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Andrew was amazing!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Norman, our waiter.......was fantastic!

Worked with a smile and was on top of our every need!

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ST
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from valet to dessert and everything in between. Best steak and a la cartel options I’ve had in my LIFE!!! Nate continuously provides spectacular service to my significant other and I.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was amazing. I definitely see why people from Cincinnati y’all about it. My family and I felt welcomed and special.

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AT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love coming to Jeffy Rubys! Everything is wonderful there.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Jeff Ruby's does a very good job with the ambiance that makes it a high end restaurant. My steak was very good, not outstanding, but still very good. Service was excellent. Our server Louis is very good at what he does. Our party was taken aback when an employee who knew we were coming, had management present us with a surprise dessert knowing the battles my wife has been going through in her fight against cancer. Neil C. did an absolute first-class job of presenting the dessert to our table and more than anything, he made my wife feel very special. I would like to thank Jeff Ruby and his staff for that touch of class.

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C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with the upscale steaks this time and can't say it was worth the extra money. Good flavor but not worth the premium. Just stick with the standard New York strip or filet and get out of there for less than $200.

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m
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful place, service exceptional. However food was overwhelmingly salty, and I like salt but the steak was super salty. The potatoes were so salty neither of use could eat them. We have been there before and it was good so Maybe it was just an off night.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening at Jeff Ruby’s. We split our entire meal, and it still was too much! Everything was delicious.

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DB
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!
Brought 3 guests who had never been and they were not disappointed!
Fun Derby and Mothers Day meal!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and my steak was perfectly cooked. Thanks for helping us celebrate.

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at the table next to us was drunk and loud but food was to die for and service was on point. 40$ tip was given deservingly so

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, and the service was impeccable. Our server Dallas was outstanding. He went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing dining experience

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Live band was way too loud

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first, some (staff) confusion as we were waiting to be shown to our table, however, minimal considering with what followed both in waiting at our table and the food/wine recommendations. Good experience, accommodating to our eating capacity (small appetites), to be recommended - with grateful hearts and stomach.

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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but worth it.

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BS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best steaks in the world!
Best steaks in the world!

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JK
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is everything to love about Jeff Ruby’s. The atmosphere. The service. The food. The attention to every little detail. The week prior to our reservation, I emailed inquiring about the Cigar Bar and the ‘rules’ pertaining to it. I had a response within a few hours. Kathy, the sales and events manager, even noted on our reservation we’d be celebrating a birthday, so when we were seated, the hostess wished my SO a ‘happy birthday!’ At the end of dinner, a cake arrived at our table as well. It was his first time here, and most certainly not the last. It is rare to spend a lengthy amount of time at dinner, but we were in the restaurant and Cigar Bar for a total of 3 hours and it seemed like mere minutes. If you’re able to request a server, Jordan was fantastic.

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, first class and memorable meal. Great service, setting and food.

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LB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was very enjoyable. As the evening progressed - the live music became louder. That made it difficult to have conversation - but other than that - was WONDERFUL! Thank you.

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C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location to celebrate any special occasion. Excellent service by the staff only outdone by the quality of the food. Looking forward to going back again......soon!!

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Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment and impeccable service

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AG
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jeff Ruby's offers top of the line, classic, Steak House dining experience. The service was attentive and helpful, and all the food was very good. It is pricy, but they still draw crowds - a great steak dinner is still a favorite night out dining experience for many people.

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KB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

Have been to Ruby's many times for business and pleasure over the years. generally a go-to spot for good food. Recent experience changed all that. Took important client and his wife out for nice dinner.Food was great, but we were seated at odd, long booth next to bar. VERY loud (hoarse today) live music and bar patrons standing in front of our table all evening ruined experience. Staff shrugged when notified. Hate to say it, but won't be back.

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A
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding. Service is excellent. Wine list is very pricy.

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u
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Travis and the team treated us very well. Thanks to all the folks there as they all did a great job. Very friendly.

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