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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (123)
Good for a Date (100)
Good for Anniversaries (95)
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Romantic (88)
Business Meals (73)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Pre/post Theatre (61)
Notable Wine List (57)
Live Music (50)
Worth the Drive (50)
Good for Groups (47)
Hot Spot (45)
Bar Seating (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
People Watching (31)
Fun (31)
Cozy (25)
Authentic (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Casual (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Waterfront (8)
Great Beer (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Scenic View (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Bread basket & butter - awesome
King Crab soup - phenomenal
8oz Filet (Medium Rare) - as good as ANY steak a I’ve ever eaten. My colleague has the Freddie salad and loved it. Lots of bacon. He also had the filet.
I wished I had ordered the bigger one because it was that good.

Skipped dessert.

Only complaint is the noise level with the elevated piano in the bar and a packed house. Too much for my ears.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Collin was wonderful! Great service all around and great food!

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·Dined 6 days ago

This place will always be amazing. I’ve been here many times and it has never disappointed

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Best place to eat in Louisville! We have tried a few other steak house around and some more expensive and they can not compare.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful back corner table for our dinner date.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent, the food was outstanding. My only complaint is that we were seated in the back room where there was a large party already in progress and the ambiance wasn't the same. Next time, I will know to request a table on the main floor.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always our favorite restaurant by far! The food and service are consistently awesome every single time we visit. Not many restaurants can accomplish this!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent in every aspect except for the bread. All they have is sourdough and I wasn't a fan

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food!! Wait staff and server were very nice. Some of the Hostesses were rude and snobby.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Really wonderful. Felt like I was back in NYC.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, service was excellent and the food amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The Best choice in Louisville. My customer loves the restaurant and the food is outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent food and service. I think it's perfect for special occasions. My second time visiting in 2 months and both visits were terrific.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fabulous dinner! Service was great and food was unbelievable. Great ambiance.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything was wonderful! We went for my husband’s birthday and it was well worth it. Best steak we’ve ever had! Our waiters Grant and Amy were fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was planning an anniversary for my girlfriend and was blown away by the service and the amount the help we received from the staff. It was both of our first times at Jeff Ruby’s and we will go again one day! Best food we have had at a restaurant ever. The steak, sushi, and even the salads are outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My family enjoyed our dinner. The service was great and the food was wonderful. Everyone was very attentive and made sure we had a fantastic night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

BEST MEAL EVER!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Jeff Ruby’s is my favorite place to dine!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had a College Graduation Celebration dinner for my son and wife. Very enjoyable evening and great food. Very good service and a very fun evening with my family.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food cooked perfectly, excellent service as always.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great steak house. Service is outstanding! Andre was our server.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic all around!! The BEST steak EVER!! There is not a finer place to eat in Louisville!! Period. If they don’t have it they will get it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We was amazed

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The atmosphere and service was amazing. The food was just ok. Having previously visited, I was looking forward to the same outstanding quality in my meal as before. Not so much this time.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awsome steaks and shrimp. Best around.
Great entertainment.
One of our favorite places.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The best place to eat in louisville. They are a top notch restaurant. The saff is so professional and they will pamper you. The head chef came out to our table and asked how was the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I think I said the word fantastic several times. Always a great dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This place was totally awesome. We had been to Revue, Eddie Merlot and other not as pricey as these restaurants. But the service , food accommodations were exceptional. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We are used to eating at the Precinct in Cincinnati so we were very happy that the steaks were just as good in Louisville. The servers were friendly and very polite!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

My husband and I went for his birthday. It was our second time eating here and couldn’t remember anything but great things about our first dinner. This one was not the same. We had to send out steaks back because they were clearly Red when we both requested well done. Now I’m fine with a little pink however they were Red. Our waiter was great and brought out plates for us to enjoy our side dishes. However the plates had hair on it. I had already sent back my green beans and steak so I did not want to complain anymore. For as much as you pay for dinner at Jeff Ruby’s the steaks should be perfect and the plates should be clean.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, and great service. The bourbon list wasn't comprehensive and it was just a bit too expensive for me to go back anytime soon. 2 of us had apps, drinks, salad, steaks, and desert: It cost $354 ($424 w/ 20% tip) Just an fyi ;-)

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very disappointed in our meal. The first time ever have we sent back a steak in all the years we have been coming to Jeff Rubys. Also the butter for the lobster was very cold not only once but twice. The spinach side dish was also cold . We did not have an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love enjoying Christmas Eve at our favorite restaurant!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wish I had gone to Ruth's Chris instead.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a wonderful time for my husband’s birthday! Outstanding food and service! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Treated my spouse and my parents to a surprise early Christmas dinner. With three appetizers, four entrees, two desserts, three coffees, and a soft drink, plus tip, our total came to a little over $400 -- so Jeff Ruby's is pricey, but it is very worth it.

My spouse had the Shrimp & Grits appetizer, while I had the Seared Ahi Tuna, and my parents split the Freddie Salad. The Ahi was phenomenal: it was tender, seared perfectly, and complemented wonderfully by the accoutrement on the plate. I did not taste the salad, but the shrimp & grits were savory, comforting, and filling. Be warned: if you eat it all, you may not have room for your entree.

My Seared Scottish Salmon (I am not a red meat eater) was almost anti-climactic after the Ahi, but it was good. My spouse and my father each had a medium-rare filet mignon, and raved about their "perfect" steaks. My mother opted for the Cowboy Steak; she is extremely picky about her steaks, to the point of being unsatisfiable, but enjoyed her ribeye. For our sides, we split the mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and roasted vegetables. All were excellent. The mashed potatoes were smooth and fluffy, and were flavorful without overdoing the salt and butter. I was particularly surprised by how good the vegetables were, as most restaurants tend to treat vegetable sides as mere "also-rans."

Our desserts (the blackberry cobbler and apple cake) were good, but failed to dazzle us like the first two courses.

It was a bit crowded when we went, but we had reservations and were seated quickly. We enjoyed the live band. Together with the size of the crowd there that night, it was pretty "lively" atmosphere, but the noise wasn't so overpowering we couldn't hold a conversation. The busy dining room did mean a longish wait for our food, but we never felt we had been abandoned; the serving staff there was excellent, courteous, and attentive.

All in all, money well spent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Warmly greeted & promptly seated. Wait staff inquired as to whether we were on time restraint & promised meal would be out with plenty of time to get to play. It was. Attentive without overbearing. Steak was perfectly cook with superb flavor. Only complaint is waiter referred to my daughter & myself as "dear". I realize dear, sweetie, honey are often used in the south but would expect it in diner not fine dining establishment.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I had the "huge" ribeye and it was prepared perfectly! Reservations were made over a month ago and at that time we requested a table; however we were seated at a booth which was a little uncomfortable. They were absolutely filled to the max so it was the only thing available. We ask again if there was a table and was told it would be about 45 minutes, so we settled in the best we could at our booth. Then to our surprise the manager came over and said we will move you to a table that just became available. What is so amazing about this move is they could have placed 6 people at this table, but were willing to give it up for 2 people. Very impressive! We can hardly wait to go again and this time we will take the children and other friends. Also, great service and great desserts! I would suggest the delicious carrot cake be warmed prior to be served.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Took my wife for anniversary great atmosphere our sever was top of the line golave is special attention! I would highly recommend Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse for any experience for your dinning out reasons We will definitely return for more dinning with our family !!!!’

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music
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