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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Ranked #8 of 1,702 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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92% Recommend
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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wow, I come here once or twice a year. Food has always been good! Staff attentive and professional! Ambiance, clean and desirable 1950's décor. What else do you need? I keep coming back for their bone-in filet mignon. It is amazing how I get wowed every single time. Highly recommend it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is truly an experience not just a meal. Upon arriving you swept away by the throwback charm and elegance of the entry way through to the lounge and into the dinner seating area. What is a real treat is all of the staff no matter if they are waiting on your table or not speak to you and welcome... More

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176 reviews 176 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you are in Cincinnati you need to go to Carlo & Johnny. The service is excellent and food is outstanding. I highly recommend the peppercorn encrusted the steak or the veal. They are unbelievable. Go! You will love it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wow, words can not describe the Carlo and Johnny dining experience. Incredible atmosphere, lots of history, resident Ghost and then the food!!! Check out their menu. Seafood bar will hook you, steaks, throw away the knife, dessert, just moan. Who?Deanie Chef By R Dean

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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146 reviews 146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I would give this a very high rating for this restaurant on many levels. As a member of the "Jeff Ruby" restaurant group, there is a standard for great steak, fine foods and super service. In addition I would add that of the JR group, this is the only one with a "raw seafood bar" and seems to have more... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Its been quite a few years since I've eaten at Carlo & Johnny. The atmosphere and decor are really nice. The restaurant is an older house that is quite nicely decorated. The service was excellent and everyone was really friendly. I had a steak, that the specialty at this Jeff Ruby restaurant. It was excellent. The side dishes are provided... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

All the Jeff Ruby restaurants are great, but Carlo & Johnny's is probably our favorite because it has a little more relaxed atmosphere than The Precinct or Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. We love the lively bar area, the live music, the food, the wine, the service -- everything is TOP NOTCH.

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Loveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great food, Ok atmosphere, Great service! My daughter took my wife and I here for my birthday and her retirement. We had a great time and we will go back.

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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We have enjoyed all the Jeff Ruby restaurants over the years...Waterfront being our favorite. It has been at least 8 years since we've been to C and J; I don't know why we waited so long. The building is beautiful - filled with lots of history and good looking people both servers and customers. Our meal was delicious from the... More

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Union, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not much more needs to be said than this is a Jeff Ruby establishment. Haven't met the man, but I would certainly congratulate him on some of the best restaurants in the world - no exaggeration! This visit was no exception. Great food, and Kate behind the bar makes some of the best drinks in town. Wife had sea bass... More

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