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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 - 11:00 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Old School Steakhouse, one of the best

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
John M
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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SW Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had not been to Jeff Ruby's in a while so decided to go on Thursday weeknight. My daughter had been to Carlo & Johnny before but I hadn't. Love all of the other Jeff Ruby restaurants. DID NOT DISAPPOINT ! We had a wonderful meal. No special occasion, but it always seems that way when we go to a Ruby's... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Service was impeccable....Freddy Salad is DELISH!! But.....seems like the food just isn't as good as it once was. Not sure what's going on with Carlo & Johnny.

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family has been dining at Carlos and Johnnys for years. We typically come in around Christmas or Valentines day when things are super busy but always get the best service then.Lately on the other hand is a different story.We dined on Saturday and everything was just fabulous.The waiter took great care of us and so did the managers.Really no... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spent New Year's eve having a wonderful dining experience at Carlo & Johnny. Any Jeff Ruby restaurant is going to provide the dining guest with a great meal and great service. While the Precinct is always a favorite because of its long history, Carlo & Johnny is our favorite location because of its more casual, speak-easy feel. We were... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visited with a business associate and our spouses on a weekday evening. Great food as usual! The location, in Montgomery, is easily accessed from I275. Valet parking. A beautiful old mansion with a gorgeous bar makes a great impression. The waitstaff was couteous, but not as good as The Precinct's. Four dinners, dessert, wine/drinks with a bill of $500.

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Mason
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife and I visited for our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. From salads to sides to amazing steaks, everything way top quality. Service was attentive without being a nuisance. Our favorite place for entertaining or special occasions.

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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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?