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Carlo & Johnny

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9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
513-936-8600
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Following the Jeff Ruby tradition of fine dining in unique settings is...
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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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Steak, Excellent Service, Very Expensive

Carlo and Johnny is a classic steakhouse. It has changed very little since I was last there nearly 10 years ago. If you crave a piece of red meat and have an expense account budget, this is a good place to go. Seven of us attended a business dinner at Carlo and Johnny last night. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
DoctorPaul
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Carlo and Johnny is a classic steakhouse. It has changed very little since I was last there nearly 10 years ago. If you crave a piece of red meat and have an expense account budget, this is a good place to go. Seven of us attended a business dinner at Carlo and Johnny last night. The restaurant has a pleasant... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went to Carlo and Johnny's for dinner and the service was simply great. You can self park or valet your car. I ordered a New York Strip, although it was cooked to order I didn't think it was any better then I could have gotten at my local steakhouse.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I visited Carlo & Johnny with another couple on a Friday night. We have been to Jeff Ruby's other restaurants and wanted to check this one out. We were seated promptly and our server was very attentive, as one would expect. Each couple split a salad We had to save room for steak & dessert you know.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped here for dinner on a Saturday evening. Jeff Ruby is well known for his steaks and this dinner did not disappoint. We saw an article in the local paper about their pastry chef so we decided to go for Valentines day. The place was packed and according to our server, they were expecting over 400 reservations that evening.... More 

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The service was absolutely excellent. Ryan and Jeff made sure our drinks were filled, dishes were cleared and all was well. They did this without being overly present and interrupting. The steak and asparagus was very good as were the fries. Then the cheesecake was actually good. I usually do not like cheesecake but if they all tasted like this,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I had dinner there on 3/15/15 for our anniversary of first date. She had the filet and I had the NY Strip. The taste was great for the steaks and I almost didn't finish my steak due to the size. We also got a free anniversary dessert and picture. It is a great place for special occasions.

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a steakhouse. One of the best steaks I've had in the USA. Great service and atmosphere. Old Schoool!

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Cincinnati
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have mixed feelings about my recent visit. The atmosphere is very nice at most tables, but we were seated right next to another couple even though there were plenty of open tables and we could all hear every word of each others conversations. That was quite awkward and ruined the experience of our special anniversary dinner. I had planned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been to many great steakhouses. Lawry's in Chicago, Malone's in Lexington, etc. None compare to Carlo and Johnny. Service was impeccable (our server was Ryan ) , steak was the best I've ever had. Good job to Jeff Ruby. Delivered everything as promised. What a great meal.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Decided to go out to eat with a friend on a Thursday night and ended up here. The staff, throughout the entire restaurant, were so friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better server, Jason. The food was superior, as usual, at any Jeff Ruby's location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-936-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business

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.
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

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