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About Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville

The first & only steakhouse of its kind in the Louisville area, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse serves only dry-aged USDA prime beef. While steak is the foundation of the menu, Jeff Ruby's promises to please seafood lovers as well with its raw/sushi bar & seafood entrees.
Jeff Ruby regulars will be pleased to know that their favorite signature items from the Cincinnati restaurants will be well represented in Louisville. The bone-in filet, the 7 cheese baked macaroni, creamed spinach, truffle flake creamed corn, & of course Jeff Ruby's secret recipe cheesecake will all be staples of the Louisville menu.
Styled after the great NY steakhouses of the 1930's & 40's, Jeff Ruby's promises to be as pleasing visually as it is to the palate. French art-deco design, plush mohair upholstery, hand selected antique furniture and cinematic crystal chandeliers anchored by a 1950s-era antique featured in the Starz series Magic City and the 32 foot wall of wine.

325 W. Main Street
Suite 120 Waterfront Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
4th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 584-0102

Website:
http://www.jeffruby.com/

Entertainment:
Jeff Ruby's offers live entertainment 6 nights per week.

Parking Details:
Optional valet is offered at the entrance of the restaurant on 4th street, with street parking & 2 garages within one block.

Executive Chef:
Brian Steger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor 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 - Louisville Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.8

service

4.8

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4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (109)
Good for a Date (96)
Good for Anniversaries (88)
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Business Meals (66)
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Pre/post Theatre (43)
Bar Seating (40)
Good for Groups (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Live Music (38)
Hot Spot (38)
People Watching (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Fun (24)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Seasonal (8)
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Late-night Find (7)
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Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Waterfront (5)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 9 hours ago

Great steak, great service, highly recommend

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous as always! Everything from “Soups to Nuts” as the saying goes. The filet is just the best EVER! Our wait staff was attentive, yet not invasive. January is a joy! Coming here made our 3rd Anniversary really special. Thank you Jeff Ruby’s!! 😘

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time to Jeff Ruby's based on recommendations of friends. Overall, we had a nice experience. Since we're avoiding carbs, we started off with some salmon sashimi - pieces were large, texture was good but did have a hint of "fishiness" compared to our usual sushi restaurants (I know this is a steak place but if they're going to also serve sushi it should be rated accordingly). I had the Cowboy ribeye while my wife had one of the filet migons. Ordered mine medium - steak temperature was fine but tasted was overridden by a burnt taste from too much char. My wife ordered hers rare and she loved it. I tried it for comparison and you could taste the seasoning versus mine which literally was a burnt crust. Would we go back? Yeah, probably but not for awhile and for a special occasion because if I'm going to spend $70 on a steak I want to taste it.

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 (Western KY)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Above expectations. Steak (strip and filet) were outstanding. Prepared to perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

William was a very good waiter

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As always, excellent food and services. Only complaint is the noise level, for some reason we always end up sitting next to several tables of loud, obnoxious people who insist on making sure the whole restaurant hears their conversations. Oh well, ‘‘tis the season I guess

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding food and service ! Couldn’t have been better !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pricey, but knew that going in. Ordered filet medium but was more medium-rare at best. Had another in party to compare with who ordered MR and neither of us could tell difference.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

From the moment we stepped into Jeff Ruby's on our date night, we felt welcomed. The host was very friendly and our server, Jimette, came to the table immediately to introduce herself. My husband ordered a bourbon and Jimette told us her favorites on the menu. Since it was our first visit, we had already looked at the menu online. Our "must haves" were the Godfather sushi roll and steaks. From that point on we took all of Jimette's suggestions and we're glad that we did! Everything was perfect! Even my Old Fashioned with Angels Envy Rye was amazing. We shared the sushi, macaroni and cheese and mushrooms to go with the filet and cowboy steak. Fantastic! To top it off the carrot cake was the best we've ever had.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is always great and the service on par!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Jeff Ruby’s is a great place to enjoy the Best steak in Louisville. Service is always spectacular !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The BEST of Louisville FACT!! Best steak PERIOD!! Fantastic service and beautiful decor you can’t ask for much more. Always a great deal of fun!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Live Music, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful experience. The food is phenomenal and the service was over the top. Thanks you Grant! Fantastic evening. We will be back SOON.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Been here four times. First three times were amazing. This time not so great sushi roll was okay. Steak was not hot it was just warm like it sat on the counter for a bit. And server did not check on us much. I wanted another glass of wine with the food but the server didn’t come back until we were almost done. We should have sent the steaks back. Oh well. Next time.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

An all-time favorite! Always a special meal here and the service is impeccable. Never had a bad experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was a fun place, but so expensive. Frankly, the meat wasn’t that great. I had the filet and it was raw. I asked for medium rare. My friends both had strip steak and that was nothing special. The asparagus and spinach were good. The bread was excellent. The server was very good

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We love this restaurant, irrespective of special occasions or just a night out. The food as well as the service is always great and consistent. The place has a lot of energy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food, menu and service! I recommend Jeff Ruby’s to anyone for a special occasion. My family loves to dine there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always spot on, even on a busy night. They inform you the expected wait time from the kitchen. The surprise is always the sushi bar!

Also explore the wine list. If you have time and can get a stool have a drink at the bar and enjoy the piano!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Love the ambiance of JR’s. It is a high end restaurant without the stuffiness. Food was fantastic, as well as the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Exceptional experience all around! Glenn and Brian went to great lengths to make sure we didn't go without anything. Food was great and service was even better. Great package overall

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Staff was extremely friendly and cordial. Menu selection is amazing!!! Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Simply the best steak in the world. There is no better place to dine than a Ruby Establishment. They do it right.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Server made a great suggestion on how to improve our Manhattans by using Woodford Rye, best Manhattan I have ever had...

Look forward to coming back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our first time and we both absolutely loved it!!! Will be back for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Jeff Ruby’s! This was our second visit and it was just as good as our first. It was our anniversary and they made it very special for us! Grant was an awesome server!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Steaks, sushi and cheesecake were all delicious!!! Our server was excellent and service was wonderful! It is a very expensive meal and honestly no meal for 2 is worth $185.00 but it was a special occasion and it was a lovely evening. :-)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server, Jake, was terrific! The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This place was absolutely fantastic. The steaks are some of the best my wife and I have had. Can not wait to go again next time we are in Louisville.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I love this place!! We always eat here when at the Galt House for a conference - a nice treat. If you can sit in the lounge area so you can enjoy the piano bar. Jeff Ruby’s steaks are nicely seasoned and perfectly cooked. Add the amazing Mac and Cheese and your meal is complete.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I visited Jeff Ruby's for my wife's birthday. We had great food and our waiter was great.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a fun place to come, meet friend, people watch, have great drinks, and a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

absolutely amazing
a phenomenon experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent restaurant would highly recommend to anyone on travel to Louisville.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great meal and service was even better
Good table, evening was very nice

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We visited Jeff Ruby's over the weekend before catching a show at the YUM center. We made our reservation a few month's in advance (which I highly recommend). They were completely booked on the Monday evening. The atmosphere is awesome...sort of retro with cozy couch like booths and chandeliers. We had the Godfather Roll as an appetizer and it was wonderful. I tried the Japenese Wagyu and it was totally worth the splurge. My husband tried the filet and he said it was the best he had ever had. We shared generious sides of mashed potatoes and mushrooms and they were fantastic as well. We were too stuffed to try any dessert but everything we saw looked delicious! We will return next time we visit Louisville. I highly recommend Jeff Ruby's.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a wonderful experience. The food is excellent and the service is amazing

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our service and the quality of the food were both excellent. It was an excellent venue to celebrate a birthday with friends. After dinner, we enjoyed the live music in the bar area. It made for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Big thanks goes to Tyler for terrific service! He went above and beyond to help make my wife’s birthday dinner a fun and memorable one! Keep up the great work.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Jimette was our waitress and we are going to ask for her every time. She was wonderful!
Also Pete the piano player always gets a good tip from us before or after dinner when we sit at the bar and listen to him playing.

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