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9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Ranked #17 of 1,761 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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152 reviews 152 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spent New Year's eve having a wonderful dining experience at Carlo & Johnny. Any Jeff Ruby restaurant is going to provide the dining guest with a great meal and great service. While the Precinct is always a favorite because of its long history, Carlo & Johnny is our favorite location because of its more casual, speak-easy feel. We were... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visited with a business associate and our spouses on a weekday evening. Great food as usual! The location, in Montgomery, is easily accessed from I275. Valet parking. A beautiful old mansion with a gorgeous bar makes a great impression. The waitstaff was couteous, but not as good as The Precinct's. Four dinners, dessert, wine/drinks with a bill of $500.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife and I visited for our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. From salads to sides to amazing steaks, everything way top quality. Service was attentive without being a nuisance. Our favorite place for entertaining or special occasions.

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Detroit, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I was here with a large group (13pp) for a holiday dinner. This is a steakhouse in an old "speak-easy" of sorts. Lots of different rooms, very busy. The raw bar was a hit. We all had something to start (crab legs, HUGE shrimp, oysters) all served individually in a lit up large metal container full of ice. The salads... More 

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Williamsburg, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My 20 oz New York strip...(supposedly dry aged)...had a extra amount of gristle...midway through the steak...It was NOT dry-aged...no way....(we had Capital Grille) the previous Saturday....and it blew Carlo and Johnny's off the plate!!...The service...seemed to cater to groups of 5 or more...(better tips...can't blame them)....My wife and I had to wait 45 minutes...just to get our appetizers...not to mention....they... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Recently had a small group dinner here and the food, atmosphere, and service were all top-notch. I had the bone-in NY Strip and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Seafood appetizer, beet salad, oysters on the half-shell and wine were all superb. Pricey but worth it.

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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 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar

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