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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 - 9:00 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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Always a stop for us when in the Cincinnati area.

We love to eat at Jeff Ruby's steakhouses but Carlo and Johnny is by far our favorite. The atmosphere takes you back to the Roaring Twenties and the time of wealth and glamour. We love the raw bar and always build a nice seafood tower. You can order Alaskan King Crab legs, 6 different types of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
luvretirement2010
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London, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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London, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We love to eat at Jeff Ruby's steakhouses but Carlo and Johnny is by far our favorite. The atmosphere takes you back to the Roaring Twenties and the time of wealth and glamour. We love the raw bar and always build a nice seafood tower. You can order Alaskan King Crab legs, 6 different types of oysters, and jumbo shrimp.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well, the place is fine, the prices are remarkable, and the food and service is decent. I found the steaks were "too rich" for my digestion, which means they were "good steaks" by most metrics. I had digestion problems afterwards which is unusual for me. The meal was too rich, both fat content and ultimate price. The wine pricing in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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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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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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24 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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3 reviews
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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene

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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