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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
513-936-8600
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Ranked #11 of 1,724 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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English first
Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was my first visit to Carlos & Johnny, but I have eaten at one of Jeff Ruby's location at a Casino years ago. This was a special occasion with my Father who just recently lost his wife and my mother. Was greeted by Jordan are waiter who suggested the raw bar. My wife and I enjoy a good raw... More

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Maineville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I often come here on nights out. We split an appetizer and a salad. The order one big steak and a couple of sides. Food is always great and service is always top notch.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A totally excellent 'special occasion' restaurant. True, it is expensive, but the quality of the food is terrific—fresh, brilliantly prepared and excellently presented. The steak is aged in rooms at the restaurant and this is reflected in the complex and wonderful flavur of the steaks. The service is informative and unobtrusive. The gold standard of what a restaurant should be.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Jeff Ruby has several steak houses in Cincinnati and if steak is your thing, you will find none better. Service is great, food is outstanding. Pricey. They cater to the business crowd and if you are not on an expense account be prepared to spend about two weeks grocery money.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the host not expecting our reserved part; to our seating being in a very poor position; followed by an obsequious waiter; with loud music in the background from the bar; and finally to the drunk girl crying at reception about being stood up and the drunk guy in the mens' room comparing the size of his member to everyone... More

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ohio
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

DH and I frequent Jeff Ruby's restaurants about 4 times a year; C/Johnny's was our least favorite until our last recent visit as we had a fabulous experience. From the moment that we were seated at a booth in the Hollywood Room to the moment the valet brought our car to us, everything was perfect. When seated, the hostess discreetly... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary at this wonderful restaurant. From the moment we arrived we received friendly smiles and greetings from all employees we encountered. Genuine appreciation for our selecting their establishment. We were fortunate to have Thomas as our waiter and he made our evening very special. Great suggestions, good pacing of courses, attentive -... More

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harrisburg, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Staying in town with business associates, we ended up here 1 night for dinner, not realizing what an amazing restaurant we ventured upon! From the moment we stepped foot inside until we left, every moment was spectacular. Everyone in our party of 5 agreed that this had to be one of the best --if not THE BEST meals we ever... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary @ Carlo & Johnny. We have been here before and we were back to enjoy the live entertainment and the wonderful food. The wine list i think was 30 pages or so. We decided to go with one of the sommelier's recommendations. Great choice. My wife and I also enjoyed some... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There was 10 of us (5 couples) and we had a private room. I think it was called the Whiskey Room. What an amazing experience. The servers were nice and attentive. The food was delicious. Afterwards, they had a band and we enjoyed ourselves. The manager got a table that would fit us all. He checked on us regularly. Terrific... More

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