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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
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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
The best restaurant

The place is very classic The service is perfect. The service is very classic “old time” but with very good twist of young waiters. The atmosphere of the place is very special. The crew knew very well how to explain each item on the menu. The food in general was EXCELLENT. Now to the star, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Matti M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place is very classic The service is perfect. The service is very classic “old time” but with very good twist of young waiters. The atmosphere of the place is very special. The crew knew very well how to explain each item on the menu. The food in general was EXCELLENT. Now to the star, the STAKE.. It was THE... More 

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Mason
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love to go here for our anniversary dinner and get the full 'Jeff Ruby experience,' and we have never been let down. Not only are the steaks and seafood the best in the city, but the service is out of this world. They always make us feel like we are extra special. Sure, it's a little pricey, but once... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Terrific evening honoring friends. Wonderful meal(s), bar service was excellent, as was the entertainment. Very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Similar to all Jeff Ruby restaurants, Carlo and Johnny's offers great steaks in a wonderful environment. Great service, drink and food are always a good combination and Carlo and Johnny does not disappoint. Excellent raw bar to kick the meal off. A must visit if you are in the area.

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New Tazewell, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The steak and sides here are always excellent. Be careful where you get seated however. Some of the rooms are over crowded and loud. Best to request one of the smaller rooms.

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Loveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You can rely on great food from Ruby. The service was amazing... They turned an entree into an appetizer for us (seafood spaghetti). Had great wine suggestion. The steaks and scallops were cooked to perfection. And we got a complementary cheesecake for our celebration.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Atmosphere is fantastic. Excellent service. Not overbearing. Steaks were great but had to send back because it was underdone. The side we ordered was incorrect but the staff quickly remedied it. Unfortunately the second side was just as bad. Stick with the basic steak and it will be a fantastic meal

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I wasn't planning on going here for dinner. It just worked out that way. Our group of 4 arrived 20 minutes prior to opening. You'd have thought we were going to be their most important customers. They seated us and took great strides to make us very comfortable. The food was excellent, service as good at it gets and nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

our meal as always was delicious! Top notch service from Thomas our waiter. He remembered our favorite wines, and Charlie welcomed us with enthusiasm. Celebrating daughters one year anniversary with her company.....dessert and espressos on the house. Nice touch!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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Additional Information about Carlo & Johnny

Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
Phone Number: 513-936-8600
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
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
Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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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 to $100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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