Permanently Closed - Jimmy G's

4.2
607 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. At Jimmy G's, the evolution and sophistication is provided by an Art Nouveau meets "Mad Men" design style with black granite floors, red wood paneling with large black and white framed portraits. Steel arc lamps reinforce the modern, mid-century aesthetic. Maintaining the existing layout, the space is divided into three interconnection sections: the lounge bar, a central dining room, and two private dining/banquet areas. Guests enter from the street, down a mysterious stairwell through an arched entry way into the restaurant. In the main dining room, shades of yellow dominate, with mustard seat cushions on white lattice backed chairs. Additional seating in the form of elevated U-shaped booths are great for watching all the excitement of the dining room.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(513) 621-8555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Calixto Ramos
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Private party facilities
Private dining rooms are separated from the main dining room by sliding pocket doors. Luxurious French doors are used to further enhance the space while still allowing views of the restaurant. Our larger banquet room offers comfortable seating for parties of 40 guests nestled next to a stone mantle fireplace. Our more intimate private room accommodates 12 guests with ease in a secluded corner of the restaurant perfect for meetings or celebrations. Both areas offer audio and video capabilities with high speed internet access. Jimmy G's is the perfect destination for your next holiday party, business dinner, or social outing.
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Private party contact
DeeAnne Atkins: (513) 621-8555
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 4th St. and 5th St.
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Parking details
Numerous garages and parking lots are available between fourth and fifth streets at the intersection of Elm.
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Entertainment
Jimmy G's offers DJ's supported music on Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.2
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3.9
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3.9
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Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat for New Years Eve! We had dinner followed up by a few drinks at the bar. Everything was fabulous! Knowledgeable and friendly staff, the food was amazing, the drinks were perfection. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for! This is the second time we have eaten here and we will definitely return.

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TW
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jimmy G's was our choice for New Year's Eve dinner. We got there and had immediate service then had to wait a short time to order our wine and meal. The server was fun and helpful with our wine choice and meals. Our dinner was scrumptious. All food was extremely good, especially the Surf and Turf, Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. The potatoes were heavenly! We ordered Crème Brulee to share. It took awhile to get to us, but our server was on it. He delivered it himself and checked back to ensure our evening was good. Service was very good. Would have been excellent had we not had to wait on a couple of things, but we were in no hurry so all was good.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Limited menu for New Year's Eve, but it did not offer enough options for our group.
Was very disappointed in menu selection.
However, waiter was awesome! ...very knowledgeable and helpful from wine selection to the nuances of the taste of the meat sauces.

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c
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jason our Waiter was awesome. He went out of his way to make sure my wife's birthday dinner was fun and memorable. He was very knowledgable on bourbons and even suggested an amazing bourbon bar, "Prohibition" for the next stop of our amazing night. I would recommend Jimmy G's to anyone and ask for Jason to be your waiter!

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So this is my second time eating at Jimmy G's and both times the experience was the same. The restaurant wasn't very crowded at all but the food and service were both great. This is a great off the beaten path steakhouse! I would highly recommend going there if you've never been!

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TK
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great recommendations from our server, Jeremy on items to try from the menu. Service and food were excellent. Great soup and salad course with a jalapeño bread. Good steak and seafood options.

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N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu was quite interesting but the food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent. A little pricey, but very good.

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B
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and atmosphere. Our server Jeremy was attentive and informative. Clearly has a passion for the business. Food was exceptional from that Octopus to the Steak to the homemade ice cream! Great experience.

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KK
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was incredibly delicious and our server was the perfect amount of friend and host. Knew when to stay away and when to reappear to fill wine glasses and lead us to our next yummy choice.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it...me and my wife enjoyed ourselves. Try the 🐙

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Looking for a good steak place with other options to keep everyone in your party happy without spending Ruby prices? Then Jimmy Gs might just be the place you are looking for. Excellent wine choices without being overwhelming and their mark ups are very reasonable. Rarely to I mention a restaurant's salad... but Jimmy Gs has awesome ones- plus the serve them on cold plates to keep all the ingredients cold and crisp from first bite to last.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to dine in Cincinnati, 5 star food and service

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food itself was great tasting. However, the prices were extraordinarily high. There were 2 in our party each had an entree water to drink dessert and coffee and the bill before tip was $145. Would not go again based solely on the expense we can have just as an enjoyable date and food for half the price elsewhere.

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OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit but will not be our last. Great food and service!

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C
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jimmy G's had very good service sides were spectacular, steak was elementary.

Definitely missing the touch of Jimmy himself steak wise, I would go back again though.

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n
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good appetizer and desert, but the main courses were over priced. Especially the special steak which was not done to our liking and very expensive. There are much better options for steak in the city.

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OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent steaks. Filet was fantastic and and my friend at our table had New York strip, one of the best he's had.. My wife had the tuna, also great. Definitely recommend trying the food here.Staff was friendly and helpful.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Exceptional experience. Do not miss out on this hidden gem!

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M
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a great place in Cincinnati!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, creative food. Top notch service. We love this place, our go to for special occasions or if we want to impress friends from New York or California!

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v
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do not miss this restaurant!!

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CS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great except crawfish too messy
Service excellent
Ambiance different but pleasant

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DO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were awesome. Try the Arms and Legs app!

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OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service Team very knowledgeable, Jimmy G's no longer with restaurant, new owner/proprietor very excited about improving experience

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KC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

being in the basement made it a no view place, but that was ok
food was good
chef came around and brought samples of some items we did not get
also brought some hot food - as he asked if we liked that
he brought a hot oil that was as hot as anything I've ever eaten (I am in the Cincinnati Pepper club and have some experience here)
bartender and table server were very accommodating and full of info
interesting place

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TW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason was an amazing server!! We ended up arriving a bit late but the staff stayed open and let us dine anyway..We had the best service ever...and the food was outstanding..My Filet was cooked to perfection..Overall I had a great dining experience and have no complaints.. I will definitely be going back..

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OK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

1st time in Cincinnati, and was recommended to us by our neighbor's daughter who lives there. Waiter asked if we liked oysters as they do not always have them. They prepared them in a way we have never had before that were amazing. So he suggested we may also want to try another prep that they do and we did, also delicious. The owner came out and talked with us and asked the server to give us a taste of their watermelon gazpacho which had a little heat but was softened with fresh pineapple. While a steakhouse we both settled on seafood Tuna & Scallops for entrees and both were wonderful. Disappointed that we did not order a steak our server brought a tasting for us, and yes I will do the steak next time.

A very relaxing and enjoyable evening with cordial and educated wait staff, great food and nice quiet ambiance..... wonderful experience!

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KT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Did not live up to the reviews I read, really disappointing. Not bad but not great either and certainly not worth full price. I'm not really sure it was worth the 'special' price of $45.

Dined during Do Downtown Week and couldn't decide between Jimmy G's or the Phoenix - my mistake. I was mislead by what seemed like an overwhelming amount of good reviews. I should have paid closer attention to the poor reviews. Our meal was good but not worthy of the menu prices so I'm glad I dined at a special price or I would really feel cheated.

My friend wanted a glass of moscato wine of which they only have one choice and it was out of stock. They have an extensive wine list and while moscato isn't perhaps up to snuff for wine critics you would think they would have more than one choice or make sure they have enough of the only choice so as to not run out.

Our wait staff was superb - engaging, friendly and funny, really impressed with the staff. Our waiter took lots of time with us and explained the menu and answered all of our questions. That being said there were only 2 other tables of diners while we were there so it wasn't exactly busy. During all the Restaurant Weeks I've ever taken advantage of over the years this is the only place that wasn't busy, that really should have been a sign . . .

We tried different dishes between the three of us and while my steak was very good I think the scallops were under cooked however my friend loved them so it's a matter of preference. I prefer mine meaty, she obviously likes them more mushy. The main course of scallops came out on a plate as only scallops, nothing more. We were shorted on the order of some type of side or it was the only main that didn't come with a side - still not sure. Tried the creole crawfish against my better judgement but it was surprisingly good, taste like a mix of crab and lobster to me. Dessert was a wonderful dish of berry lime creme brulee.

Loved the retro vibe of the decor!

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D
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Very dark, couldn't see the menu's; it was very clear how differently we were treated by wanting the restaurant week menu, only 1 to share with the 4 of us, other restaurants would have immediately brought out more menus; excellent food!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak and scallops were undersalted

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M
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised at what a good restaurant this is. I had never heard of Jimmy G's until a friend had recommended it. I would say this place is as good as Jeff Ruby's or the Precinct if you are looking for an alternative.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy G's was one of the best meals I've had in Cincinnati, a vibrant spot with great dining and great waiters. Employees of Jimmy G's make you feel like they actually like their job and care which is rare in the food industry. Jimmy G's was a delicious and great meal in Cincinnati.

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V
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Jimmy G's but won't be the last! Service was outstanding, food was delicious and presentation was great. Can not wait to go again.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I was pleased with my food and the service. My only concern is not receiving special service designed for couples celebrating a special occasion like a 22nd wedding anniversary. We have celebrated our wedding anniversary at various 3 - 5 star ranked restaurants and all with the exception of JimmyG's went the extra mile to make our dining experience a great one. Other dining establishments provided cakes, wines, speciality drinks, special decorative seating, notes, etc.
Unfortunately , I would not recommend JimmyG's to anyone who is celebrating something special. Please try to go all out when someone is celebrating a special occasion especially a wedding anniversary no how many years a couple is celebrating.

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b
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

While the food was good, it was pricey. Everything was a la carte. But, overall, I enjoyed the experience

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was fantastic and the service was great. It's a shame it was pretty empty and quiet.

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HC
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best steaks in Cincinnati! Side dishes are phenomenal. Service can't be beat.

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OT
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Great bone in ribeye. Meal was good. Nice wait staff. Odd ambiance with music playing all 90s hip hop/pop like Snow, Salt n Peppa, Vanilla Ice, Young Mc. Weird mix with the place

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There really isn't a way to put into words how fantastic this place is, but I'll give it a shot. The first time I came here I had the salmon on the half shell. By far the best salmon I have ever have. The hubby had the filet, of course. Fantastic. He's had a lot of good steak in his life, including world famous steak houses in vegas. This is still, and has always been, his favorite. Cooked perfectly. So much flavor. This time we tried an appetizer. The crab cakes are wonderful. Not sure what the sauce was, but it went with the crab perfectly. For dinner I had the sea scallops. I was feeling a little adventurous because I haven't had them very many times. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint. Cooked perfectly. A little crispy on top and a lot of flavor. There was squash and something kind of tart with it. The tart and the flavor of the squash was a perfect compliment to the scallops. I'm not sure how he does it, but nobody quite hits the spot like jimmy g. I've slipped into a food come and more than ok staying here for a while.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cool location. The bar was a bit yuppie for my taste. However, the server was really good. The food was great. And Jimmy himself came out and talked to the tables. Overall it was a great experience. And we would go back.

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