Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville

4.8
2341 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(502) 584-0102
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Steger
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Cross street
4th Street
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Parking details
Optional valet is offered at the entrance of the restaurant on 4th street, with street parking & 2 garages within one block.
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Entertainment
Jeff Ruby's offers live entertainment 6 nights per week.
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.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Severely under cooked a medium filet, but corrected it quickly

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We came for our 5th wedding anniversary. Have been several times before always outstanding. The start was a little slow for them. Few minutes for the greet, and then a few minutes for the appetizer. After that Grant recovered and was great from there. Also shout out to Brandon to help recover the evening

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

We have gone to Jeff Ruby’s several times over the years and this is the first time we were disappointed in our service and food, but especially the service. Very slow and not very friendly. Very unlike the past visits we have had. Not sure I want to spend $200.00 plus there again....

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

the filet was not as good as we anticipated and so far truths chris has the edge on steak quality. my wife had hers ordered medium well and it had to be sent back due it coming out to her rare (waiter agreed, too) service is great and love th decor

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner was amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable about everything Jeff Ruby's had offer. By far the best steak we've ever had when out dining. We'll definitely be going back soon!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was nice and our waiter Nick was great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We chose Jeff Ruby's based on recommendations online, and we were not disappointed! The ambiance of the restaurant was great, with live music at the bar (really good live music). Our waiter Andre provided excellent service, was very attentive, and had a great sense of humor. And the food? Excellent. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, the sides were delicious, and dessert was a great ending to a very nice meal.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to this restaurant twice this week, back to back nights. The first night we were in the main dining room and the second night we were in the back room. Service and food was excellent, but it was so loud that you couldn’t have a conversation in the back room! And the back room was too crowded. My chair was at the end of the rectangle 6 top table and I must’ve been bumped 10-12 times by the staff. It got old! This is no place to have a business meeting if you want to hear a conversation. If you’re going for a celebrations, you’d have a great time!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The food was amazing and Nick was wonderful! Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food was outstanding. Server was personable and made our dinner even more enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

In my email conformation, it was stated no shorts or ball caps for men but upon visiting Jeff Ruby's I quickly realized shorts were being permitted. Please enforce or remove requirement . Thank you.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Overall, about what you would expect for a standard gourmet restaurant. The service was excellent, waitstaff was incredibly professional. The food was pretty good, but not $200 good.

The standard bread and butter appetizer was delectable, their nightly special cheese with truffle oil and herbs was good and set us up for a good experience.

My husband and I both got two filets, one was the Jeff Ruby specialty bone-in, the other was the standard petite. Both steaks were not evenly cooked, we ordered medium on both and both had sizable sections of well-done steak. Neither of us ever send food back unless it's inedible, so it was palatable enought despite being overcooked.

I ordered the California roll for $12 since it's usually my litmus test for a restaurant's sushi as it's widely found and hard to do wrong.
The price for a single california roll was already double the normal amount for other restaurants in the city, so I expected something special. It had fresh crab which made it slightly more worth it, but it had sesame seeds instead of actual roe (a trait I find in grocery store sushi.. not a standard, let alone gormet experience.)
The rice was bland and didnt stand out, nor did I get the taste of really anything but the crab and sesame. Sesame seeds are typically used to cover up the taste of low quality fish, and with the crab as fresh as it was it would have done much better had the rest of the roll had equally as much flavor. Very dissappointed in the sushi, especially for a place that boasts a full sushi bar and specialty menu.

Cocktails were fairly good, I asked for a cosmopolitan and my husband got two of their specialty drinks and a gin mule. All were made incredibly well.

In summary, sushi leaves something to be desired, steaks were fair, cocktails were good, and certain trademarks here and there make it a good experience. Is it $150 worth of a meal (Sans cocktails)? I'd say no, but I would pay about $100 for the same experience.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

This was one of the best filets I have ever had. The sushi was also excellent. Great drinks as well. Our server, Jimette, was outstanding! Attentive,
Friendly, and knowledgeable. Excellent experience and I would go again!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Anniversary! The only thing that was not 5 star in my opinion was the lighting. To much pink cast from the lights. Other then that it was perfect. We will go back even with the lighhts

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

husband and I had a great date night at Jeff Ruby’s. Staff was attentive, filet and ribeye were delicious. Food was a tad salty, but overall everything was great and it’s still the best steak in town.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food quality was excellent. Service started fail slowly when we arrived, but improved. As with any upscale steakhouse, menu is pricey, but we knew that going into it.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was great; food was very good but pricey. We were celebrating our anniversary. The server even took a picture to commemorate the evening. When we concluded our meal he asked if we wanted dessert and we declined. He came back a few minutes later with a piece of cheesecake complete with a candle. Imagine our surprise to find a $5 charge for the ‘celebration cake’ we didn’t order and assumed was comped. We paid it but it left a bad taste. Not a good finish to an otherwise great evening.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food. Very goid drinks as well. Great old fashioned drink. Wagu was perfect. Good suchi. Wine was great but can get expensive. No inexpensive wine here. Service was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Awesome everything as usual!!! Service, food, ambiance always exceeds my expectations!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fabulous evening sitting no in the bar area. Great food great service (Adrian)

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Must go too. Very enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Absolutely the best restaurant in Louisville... Hands down top of the food chain!!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Portions were better than expected. Grant and his helpers did a fantabulous job taking care of us.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Outstanding service and meal! Would definitely come back when in Louisville.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Went with my wife and daughter for my wife’s birthday. Service by Brian and his team was impeccable. Manager Glenn DeLong stopped by to ensure all was perfect. This Louisville Jeff Ruby’s is my favorite... the sum of all small things done very well. Food was outstanding. Highly recommended. Not cheap, but so worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

There reservation was for 5 o’clock and we were seated right on time. The server was very attentive. The food was on point. We were able to conduct business without feeling rushed

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Outstanding as always.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was delicious, serve was great and the restaurant was really cool. I’d highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We visited for our anniversary. Service was excellent, prompt but not forcing a rush. We never got the impression they were trying to turn a table on us, as busy as they were. Everything we tried was right on. Admittedly, you should expect this, given their pricing and reputation, but they met the expectation. The added touches for us were the complimentary dessert and a framed photo of the two of us, which we appreciated greatly. Overall, very well done!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Birthday great

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This is a great upscale restaurant. The price of the food May be a bit high for some but it is well worth the price. Food was amazing. And the service was exelent if I'm ever in louisville again I'll definitely come back here.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Amazing service, great atmosphere. Our server (Andre?) gave great recommendations for drinks and sides. Steak was not as amazing as it has been in the past, was a bit tough. A great way to celebrate our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We enjoyed our evening very much !!! The food was deliscious and our waiter was super !!!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The best steakhouse in Louisville. It was a perfect night.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great atmosphere, food was excellent and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. Our waiter was VERY knowledgeable regarding the wine selections.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

This was my first time eating at Jeff Ruby. The service was superb, waiters were attentive to our needs; just top notch.

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