Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville

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The flagship brand of his growing, family of eponymous eateries, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse tells the story of his life. From the opulent interiors to the artwork & antique furnishings to the sign on the original Cincinnati location that reads “Since 1948” (the year Ruby was born), every facet has a special meaning to the man himself. Now open in Nashville, TN, each iteration of these critically-acclaimed restaurants is rooted in the heritage of the original, yet each also tells a tale of its own, inextricably woven into the unique fabric of the community in which it resides. The most noteworthy element of the brand – and undeniably the key to its success – is The Jeff Ruby Experience, an all-encompassing philosophy embodying the very best U.S.D.A. Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Impeccable Service, Live Entertainment and Passionate Attention To Detail. These qualities and more create a total dining experience unlike any other. An experience we’re proud to bring to the great city of Nashville.
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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barrett was our waiter and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with the food recommendations. His demeanor was kind and he took great care of us. Overall we had a superb experience, we will come back soon! Thank you

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BK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Cincinnati and Jeff Rubys is and has been a longtime favorite. This Nashville location is just as good. Great location!! Ask for Debbi she done a fantastic job.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going there! My wife’s favorite !!

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KK
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect meal. All of Jeff Ruby’s restaurants are great...they shouldn’t even put steak knives on the table. Steaks are so tender, that you don’t need them. Jamie was phenomenal on piano as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible as always. Nicolas provided fantastic service and was extremely knowledgable about the menu and made my friend and I, who were enjoying a guys' night out on the town, feel very VIP.

For my entree, I got the 12 oz filet mignon. I requested it be medium-rare, sliced, with blue cheese melted on top and it came out absolutely perfect.

I've eaten a good bit of sushi at Jeff Ruby's, but the Himachi (I think that's how it's spelled) was the absolute best I've ever eaten. Ever. It comes glazed in this extremely potent citrus marinade. Unbelievable.

Lobster mac and potato confit appetizers were on-point.

Love this place. Will be back soon. And then again.

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JF
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Barrett was Phenomenal. His knowledge of the menu, his recommendations all the way down to his mannerisms. Perfect. The food was excellent. Somethings were overpriced while others were right on point.
We ordered the 12oz fillet, Japanese wagyu with a sushi roll for our appetizer. Everything cooked, prepared and presented perfectly. Barrett explained some of his favorite wines that paired up with our steaks. It was a French wine my fiancé and I have never tried before - it was so good we’re going to have to buy some from home regardless of the 100 retail price even in stores.

My only negative thing I could say about our Jeff Ruby’s experience is the noise level. The front of the restaurant was the loudest where the bars are located / live music (a guy on a piano that’s on top of a bar. Very neat) We were seated in a booth in the back of the restaurant in which the noise level was a bit less and yet was still high. Over time you didn’t notice it and as the night got later on it got less noisy.

Overall - A must go. Plan on spending some money for good food options, but rest assured it’s well worth it. I also recommend asking for a gentleman named Barrett. I’ve eating a multiple 1-2 Michelin Star restaurants and he has been by far my favorite server to date.

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KP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Sushi was not worth the price. The oysters were good. Pork chops at Aldeans was way better. The prime rib was good, but I can better in Ohio for less. Not worth the price.

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P
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews were spot on. This food is excellent. The service is excellent. Definitely worth the price.

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DH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated 3 birthdays at our table of 5! Steaks were excellent and so was the wine selection. Dessert is a must also.

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F
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak in Nashville!! Truffle butter and sour dough bread are to die for! We always have a hard time picking between all of the sides.

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RL
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience!
Great service!
Pricey but you get what you pay for!

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BR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was just ok, not the worst, not the best. Server was great, service was fast, food was ok.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! Great food and Great Service

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JI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was just as good. We will be definitely going back in the future.

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KT
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding seafood tower. Chesapeake oysters were fantastic also.

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SL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time out there with my husband for a business meetings with some local friends. They recommended it to us. A bit pricey but, the food and the service was great. You get what you pay for!

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Jeff Ruby’s. Jessica was our server and her service was great. She presented us with a congratulatory gift for our new addition to the family. The food was great and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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MC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!! One of our favorite places!!

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j
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made these reservation for my sister for mother’s day and her birthday and they were raving about the service and the food at this place. I can’t thank you enough of taking care of her and making this the best mother’s day she has had in years.

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L
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love sitting in the bar area for dinner tonight. The food was amazing we had the best server and I highly recommend!!

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T
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always been our favorite place to eat. It's always great food, service and hospitality. Daryl is one of the best servers we've ever had. We always try to request him when we eat there. The only thing I wish they would bring back is the "gem". That was my favorite steak on the menu, but everything is always good no matter what you order.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Great experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were perfect. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and we had our children and grandchildren with us. We were in a room with about 6 tables and it was never noisy. The complimentary birthday dessert was enough for all of us to taste.
We'll definitely be back for another occasion!

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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To experience the setting of the music sit at the bar for a more romantic setting sit in the back from service excellent

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A
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was so attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food. I went for my graduation dinner, and they brought out a piece of cheesecake for free to celebrate.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Subtle, central Southern atmosphere with pleasant, competent waiters and an excellent choice of entrees and sides reminiscent of ‘Big City’ high-end restaurants. Our waiter, Darrel, was knowledgeable and conveyed his enthusiasm for the food throughout the meal... made it a great experience for us. Had the Dover Sole (exceptional) and will try the ribeye next time. Try this restaurant for a very special meal....you won’t be disappointed!

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DT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, stayed in the bar area. Music fit the location

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P
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always really good meal, sides are good sized portions and delicious, service is attentive but not intrusive. We have dined there for special occasions, just a night out, in the area and want a good meal.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation to celebrate my graduation for 11 people. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived to be seated in a private room with our own patio. The dining experience was excellent! The service was exceptional and the food delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate something special.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is not a place! This establishment is absolutely on another level when it comes to fine dining, service and family oriented. What restaurant gives you a bib and onesie for the birth of your unborn child!!?? And to have Gunner as our server who crushed it in all areas as well as the other staff members who aided in taking care of us. Thanks Sisco! Mr Ruby, you have totally changed the game of how a steakhouse is just NOT a steakhouse. This was possibly the best experience we’ve had in Nashville, EVER!! I’d we could get more stars to add, we’d use them! Our new anniversary spot and then some!

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VJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable as our waiter was knowledgeable and courteous. The wine list is quite good as well. Since portions are larger, the kitchen split our meals and the portions suited our needs. The atmosphere is quiet and sophisticated which made for enjoyable dining. It is close to the theatre and a perfect place to dine before a play. I would highly recommend the restaurant to others.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Saturday
Night and had a great experience. Dover sole was excellent as were all the sides . Service was exceptional . Would definitely return .

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. This blew our minds. We loved the entertainment and the food was delicious. We thought the filet's were delicious too! I mentioned it was our anniversary and the waitress brought us cheesecake with a candle in it. So pretty. Loved it!!

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AE
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service inside was awesome the only complaint I have is that the valet lost our house key while he was parking our vehicle. Overall it was the best steak we have ever had and our waiter went above and beyond to make sure we was satisfied with everything.

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OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best atmosphere in Nashville

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I always go to J.R. To celebrate our birthday! We love it there! Great food and we love the ambiance!!

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SL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have dined in almost all of Jeff’s restaurants. Now a pilgrimage to see them all. Thanks JEFF for making the best STEAKS in the USA! Doc Willett

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RC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary: greeted with congratulations from staff. Even received cheesecake for gift. Excellent service. Expensive but worth it for special occasion.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Jack Ruby's is all about the experience and presentation! Our server (Barret) highly recommend an appetizer of shrimp and crab and it was the perfect start to our meal. My husband ordered red snapper and I the diver sole and both were prepared perfectly. The live piano music was a classic touch to their overall ambiance. Will definitely return if back in Nashville.

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