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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Ranked #12 of 1,731 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I go to C&J every time i am in town, usually twice a year. Went last night, terrific bone in Ribeye, excellent service. The one issue i have with C&J is availability of wines vs what they advertise on their wine list. As has happened in my previous visits, I ordered a bottle off the list, sommelier disappears comes back... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Mr. Ruby, you did it again. We love eating at your other restaurants, but this is our 1st time at Carlo and Johnny's, the food was so good. We had the pleasure of having an employee who has worked for you for 17 years, he made our evening magical! As beautiful as you restaurant is, we chose to eat outside,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant was really terrific. Service, atmosphere and the most omprtant...the food!! The queen filet mignon was melt in your mouth delicious....and just the right size for me. Their mashed potatoes are positively sinful....a must have. This is a quintessential chop house....classic Americana with class!! Treat yourself and enjoy.....we only live once.

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