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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.

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

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Good for a Date (93)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
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Romantic (72)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Notable Wine List (50)
Business Meals (47)
Worth the Drive (44)
Hot Spot (37)
Good for Groups (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
People Watching (29)
Fun (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Live Music (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I had the big cowboy bone in ribeye. I was a large 22 oz. a lot of meet but not as good as a $15 - $20 steak meal I have had at other places. I t didn’t have much taste except right around the bone. My wife has the filet and it was great I took a bite and it was so flavorful. I will definitely get the filet next time. Overall it was not that bad if you have money to burn. I would go back for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great waiters who know what they’re doing and excellent food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

We took our son for his birthday. Food and service were excellent, as they should be at this price point. Shrimp, oysters and crab legs from the raw bar were fresh, succulent and perfectly prepared with delicious sauces. Steaks were prepared to perfection!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for sons 15th birthday. Wonderful service from our waiter John and great food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter, Michael, was helpful and informative. Excellent service! The food was perfect, as always! Everything about a Jeff Ruby’s restaurant is a constant...the quality of food, the service. You always get what you’ve come to expect! No place I’d rather have dinner than a Jeff Ruby restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great, service, food, etc.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding food and service. I have traveled around the world and I can say wholeheartedly that Jeff Ruby's steak is the best I have every tasted. Sides to share (especially the macaroni) where fantastic. I look forward to returning to a Jeff Ruby restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing experience. I want more. Can't wait to see them in Columbus!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

We made reservations for dinner before attending the Arronoff for a play. The food and service are amazing! Plus they box up your left overs and hold them for you until the play is over!
Such a great service!! Just a wonderful place to dine!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner meal was outstanding. My business clients wanted a steak, and JR's was my first choice. The steak was prepared just as we ordered.
Our main waiter was good, but his support was just okay. The secondary service was not up to our expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our waiter's name was Nate and he was outstanding. He made us feel important, he made sure we had everything we needed, he checked up on us frequently. The food was amazing. They cooked my steak perfectly. It was also my boyfriend's birthday and Nate gave us a piece of the most delicious cheesecake on the house. This was the best experience I have ever had with a restaurant in Cincinnati. I would definitely recommend this place to all of my family and friends. I would also go back to experience this again! Love this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very friendly service and the food was phenomenal! We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is excellent, steaks are perfect, sushi was awesome and wine was superb. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Disappointingly our table was in a high traffic area by the kitchen and bar despite making reservations a week ahead so may want to book well in advance to have a better spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was lovely but tables were elbow touching close! Would not go again unless they agreed to provide a table with more privacy room - Could not talk without being overheard - Could not avoid others conversations

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I always enjoy dinner at Jeff Ruby’s. The ambiance is deco and the piano player is a great touch. Meal never disappoints. Definately worth the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always expect the best here and am always blown away by any Ruby’s restaurant

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed it

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous experience at Jeff Ruby's! From the wait staff to the food, everything was top notch. The banana dessert was one of the best desserts I've had in town. Highly recommend for a special occasion or a well-deserved treat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This place is flat out amazing! The service is top notch and this is the perfect place for a person who loves beef!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Jeff Ruby has a nice restaurant but the noise level was toooo much on a Thursday night for what is considered an UPSCALE fine dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dominick and team were fantastic!!! They were all extremely attentive and

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Went there before a show at the Aronoff and we will be back!! The service is first rate, the salads are fresh and delicious, and the steaks are fantastic. The fillet was the best steak I have ever had at a restaurant. The side dishes are outstanding, we had the green beans and the potato Anna. It was pricey but that’s okay when the dining experience and the food is so remarkable. We WILL be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The staff are always great and the food is delicious. We were going to the theater and they kept us on schedule without being rushed

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The service was top notch. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. We were sat in an awkward table against a pillar in the center of the room. We didn’t like it to begin with but without us even asking the waiter asked us if we would like to move to a booth. We agreed, however there wasn’t one available at that moment, but booth the manager and waiter constantly checked in with us to let us know they were working on it till one was available. We immediately moved to that and the rest of the night was amazing. The food was great and the staff was the nicest. Definitely will be making another reservation and would recommend it to anyone looking for a special night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I took my wife here for her birthday. The service was best I've ever had. The entire staff is on point with their tasks. They made our evening feel as if we were royalty! Thanks to all of them

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal. Very well attended to. Tony is great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great experience, classic! We are regular visitors to Jeff Ruby establishments and the live music was great this time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a great meal to celebrate my birthday. Our server, Alex was polite and well educated on the menu, preparation, and presentation of our dinner choices. I always enjoy Jeff Ruby's and will return many times in the future.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyed every mouth watering bite of my entire dinner. Would highly recommend people saving their "Benjamins" to be able to afford their meal there but it is so worth it...I say get Kroger gift cards when they offer 4X fuel rewards and when it is time for your special night it won't kill you in the wallet so bad. Again soooooooo worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I wasn’t expecting one of the best steaks that I’ve ever experienced. The 16oz fillet was tender and the salted rub was divine. The steak melted in my mouth and had a flu or to savor. The potatoes Anna were wonderful as was the bisque.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Typical Jeff Ruby experience. Pick your topic and you will describe it as excellent, first rate and top notchm Jeff Ruby knows how to run a restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our waiter. Mike, was outstanding. His recommendations were spot on!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Impeccable as always.....head and shoulders above their competition

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was one of the most memorable anniversary dinners for my husband and myself. Excellent service, we felt special and waiter made wonderful suggestions. Thank you Jeff Ruby for the experience!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Best steakhouse i have ever been.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We like Carlos & Johnny better than this location, but actually the one in Louisville is our favorite. The steak was incredible but didn’t think the sides were even close to as good as Louisville Jeff Ruby’s. I was very disappointed to see that valet didn’t start until 6 pm since we had a 5:30 reservation, when we came out it was pouring rain and wasn’t able to utilize the valet.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Best steak I have ever had. 5 star service.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our marriage anniversary at Jeff Ruby Steakhouse. Service and barrel cut filet was perfect. We paired our steaks with the baked macaroni (my favorite) and asoaragus. We also enjoyed the live music and our exceptional waiter, Nate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

All four different steaks we got were very salty. Couldnt even finish them. Service was very bad an rude also. Was my first time there and was very disappointed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Have never had a bad experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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