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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, 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
  • 99
    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
Best steak and dessert EVER!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Flowerbox1957
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
139 reviews 139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Contributor
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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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 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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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: 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?