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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Ranked #12 of 1,726 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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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91% Recommend
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Reservations had been made days in advance and accompanied by extensive conversations about a mid-week 80th birthday celebratory dinner for a party of 11. The restaurant was moderately occupied when we arrived. The table included place settings but absolutely nothing more (e.g. flowers or greenery) to provide a special welcoming ambiance for our group. We were provided one copy of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife had the 85 day aged bone-in ribeye special. This is supposed to be the a unique treat. We found it to be just okay. I had the lobster and steak. Again, okay but not great. We feel that the food at the Precinct was better even though they appeared to have the same menu. The service was good... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I go there like every night and the people are really friendly like family the food is amazing so GO there cues it's worth and you'll have a great time I promise

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