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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
513-936-8600
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Ranked #10 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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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
harrisburg, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Staying in town with business associates, we ended up here 1 night for dinner, not realizing what an amazing restaurant we ventured upon! From the moment we stepped foot inside until we left, every moment was spectacular. Everyone in our party of 5 agreed that this had to be one of the best --if not THE BEST meals we ever... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary @ Carlo & Johnny. We have been here before and we were back to enjoy the live entertainment and the wonderful food. The wine list i think was 30 pages or so. We decided to go with one of the sommelier's recommendations. Great choice. My wife and I also enjoyed some... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There was 10 of us (5 couples) and we had a private room. I think it was called the Whiskey Room. What an amazing experience. The servers were nice and attentive. The food was delicious. Afterwards, they had a band and we enjoyed ourselves. The manager got a table that would fit us all. He checked on us regularly. Terrific... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I go to C&J every time i am in town, usually twice a year. Went last night, terrific bone in Ribeye, excellent service. The one issue i have with C&J is availability of wines vs what they advertise on their wine list. As has happened in my previous visits, I ordered a bottle off the list, sommelier disappears comes back... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Mr. Ruby, you did it again. We love eating at your other restaurants, but this is our 1st time at Carlo and Johnny's, the food was so good. We had the pleasure of having an employee who has worked for you for 17 years, he made our evening magical! As beautiful as you restaurant is, we chose to eat outside,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant was really terrific. Service, atmosphere and the most omprtant...the food!! The queen filet mignon was melt in your mouth delicious....and just the right size for me. Their mashed potatoes are positively sinful....a must have. This is a quintessential chop house....classic Americana with class!! Treat yourself and enjoy.....we only live once.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've been fortunate enough to have been to some very good steakhouses including chains like Morton's, Ruth Chris, and the Capitol Grille and none of them ever compare with a Jeff Ruby restaurant. Carlo and Johnny is no exception. We ordered short rib ravioli, larger than life tiger shrimp of the raw bar, the always exception freddy salad, and the... More

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Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We go to Carlo and Johnny's every year for our anniversary. We have also had large family gatherings here, and they took care of the large party just as well! We have also taken our son with us, and have not experienced any issues there either. Overall, the price is expensive but worth it! All food is cooked exactly as... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The service and staff were excellent and friendly. We went on a Monday night so they were not busy. We had steaks and shared mashed potatoes and asparagus. For our budget, it was not worth it and would prefer to have three decent meals out to Carlos & Johnny's one. We only went because we had a gift card and... More

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have dined at several restaurants owned by Cincinnati restauranteur Jeff Ruby, but this one far outshines all of the others. Not only is this one closer to our home, but it seemed much more elegant and roomy. The Precinct always seems like they decided to crowd in a bunch of extra tables. They were running a special for a... More

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