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“Fantastic Cowboy Steak” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
700 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2015 (Central Business District)
513-784-1200
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Ranked #6 of 1,725 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: 7th
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cowboy Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely love this place...steaks that melt. Service that is top notch. Drinks that are well crafted and served with a smile. But be ready to pony up that green.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best Steak You'll Ever Have”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Jeff Ruby's (along with the other restaurants in the group) has the best steaks I've had anywhere. I've very partial to the classic filet, but all the steaks are great with many interesting preparations and sauces. The overall food quality and service are consistently outstanding -- again, among the best you will find anywhere. This particular Ruby restaurant has an art deco theme and a lively atmosphere. It's a fun environment and a great dinner out, whether it's a special occasion, dinner before a show at the Aronoff Center across the street, or just a dinner out with friends, family or a couple. I think it's a rare restaurant indeed that can pull off this level of service, food and atmosphere, and be perfect for any occasion. I should also mention that Jeff Ruby's has a fantastic wine list, with a vast selection of interesting high end wines, along with more affordable wines.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Service and Atmosphere Downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you really want to treat yourself to a fantastic evening, head downtown to Ruby's and ask for Steve. His culinary knowledge and friendly personality makes him an excellent waiter. He will guide you through the menu and make sure everything is perfect.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brilynn79
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Prime Steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were orgionally going to go to Precint, but since we were staying downtown and the roads were a little icy, we changed reservations.

We were seated right away and our request for a booth was granted. It was a nice, cozy wrap around booth with a window view onto the street. I enjoyed the decor and there was a band playing.

Service was excellent.

We had the steak tartare- It was a huge portion for the price so a good value, maybe needed a little more than a quail yolk for such a large portion.

I loved the Aronoff Salad- I have a feeling I will be replicating this salad. My husband had the Ceaser salad. Both salads were huge!

We shared the Prime King Strip and it was still too much, but was excellent. We enjoyed the leftovers the next day.

We tried the baked mac and cheese on a recommendation. I am not usually a fan, but it was very good with 6 cheeses.

I was too full for dessert so had a glass of German Ice Wine while my husband enjoyed the Carrot Cake.

I can't wait to go back and try out the other Ruby Restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Steakhouse In the area!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I had heard alot of positive things about this place. Me and my girlfriend were on out 2 year anniversary to Cincinnati and wanted the best steak. We chose the right place for sure! First off we were 15 minutes late for our reservation and they still accommodated us with no problem! The hostess was so nice and we were seated right away! The quality of service in this place is immaculate! I know it is a high priced steakhouse but every server in here was very well trained and polite. I came for the steak so I ordered a filet for me and my girl. It came with a baked potato and choice of salad. The steak was sooooooooooooo tender. Best quality filet I have EVER had in my 29 years. We also ordered a side of Mac and cheese and it was baked and so great and enough to share for two people.!! I am from Dayton but this place makes me want to live in cinci lol. The steak could be cut with a butter knife, the service was top notch, drinks refilled fast, orders taken quickly, food brought quickly, and me and my girl told them it was our anniversary and they gave us a FREE chocolate desert! The steak dinners will cost you about $50 for the steak and two sides.. but it is worth every penny. I was in the mood for high class dining cause of our anniversary and I found it here! And there is no discrimination as to how you dress. I was in jeans and a Ralph Lauren shirt and was treated as if I had a $500 suit on.. Jeff Ruby you hit the jackpot with this one.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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