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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Ranked #11 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Following the Jeff Ruby tradition of fine dining in unique settings is Carlo & Johnny. This beautiful mansion has a storied history as a casino and Mafia hangout, adorned with antiques and unique appointments. As for the menu, it's in keeping with the Jeff Ruby tradition; delicious, innovative, and out-of-this-world. And with 15 steaks, it's Ruby's most comprehensive menu ever. The old Hollywood glamour and delicious cuisine promise a meal and experience to remember.
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Recently had a small group dinner here and the food, atmosphere, and service were all top-notch. I had the bone-in NY Strip and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Seafood appetizer, beet salad, oysters on the half-shell and wine were all superb. Pricey but worth it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We don't usually stray too far from the Precinct when we are looking for the Jeff Ruby dining experience, but recently we accompanied some good friends and had a great meal here. Kudos to GM Charlie Bledsoe, who has raised the bar for great food and service. The steaks were done perfectly and were everything I have come to expect... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Last night I went to a meet Fashion Designer Georg Roth who resides in LA and was visiting the city to do a Trunk Show at Blaine's one of one high end men's clothing boutique in the tri-state. When Georg messaged me asking where should we meet? The choices were actually not many and I decided on Carlos and Johnny's.... More 

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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place is a bit pricey, but the quality, offerings, atmosphere and service make the prices understandable. Excellent oysters, steaks, seafood.....everything, even the salads are very good. They are quite busy on weekends and during the holidays, so consider a reservation. Also, you do not have to use their valet parking and can park yourself and simply walk to the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was my first visit to Carlos & Johnny, but I have eaten at one of Jeff Ruby's location at a Casino years ago. This was a special occasion with my Father who just recently lost his wife and my mother. Was greeted by Jordan are waiter who suggested the raw bar. My wife and I enjoy a good raw... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I often come here on nights out. We split an appetizer and a salad. The order one big steak and a couple of sides. Food is always great and service is always top notch.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A totally excellent 'special occasion' restaurant. True, it is expensive, but the quality of the food is terrific—fresh, brilliantly prepared and excellently presented. The steak is aged in rooms at the restaurant and this is reflected in the complex and wonderful flavur of the steaks. The service is informative and unobtrusive. The gold standard of what a restaurant should be.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Jeff Ruby has several steak houses in Cincinnati and if steak is your thing, you will find none better. Service is great, food is outstanding. Pricey. They cater to the business crowd and if you are not on an expense account be prepared to spend about two weeks grocery money.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the host not expecting our reserved part; to our seating being in a very poor position; followed by an obsequious waiter; with loud music in the background from the bar; and finally to the drunk girl crying at reception about being stood up and the drunk guy in the mens' room comparing the size of his member to everyone... More 

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

DH and I frequent Jeff Ruby's restaurants about 4 times a year; C/Johnny's was our least favorite until our last recent visit as we had a fabulous experience. From the moment that we were seated at a booth in the Hollywood Room to the moment the valet brought our car to us, everything was perfect. When seated, the hostess discreetly... More 

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Additional Information about Carlo & Johnny

Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
Phone Number: 513-936-8600
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

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