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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, Late Night, 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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  • 103
    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
Great food, service, and location

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Fred R
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New Tazewell, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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New Tazewell, Tennessee
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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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Florence, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went to Carlo and Johnny's for dinner and the service was simply great. You can self park or valet your car. I ordered a New York Strip, although it was cooked to order I didn't think it was any better then I could have gotten at my local steakhouse.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I visited Carlo & Johnny with another couple on a Friday night. We have been to Jeff Ruby's other restaurants and wanted to check this one out. We were seated promptly and our server was very attentive, as one would expect. Each couple split a salad We had to save room for steak & dessert you know.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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