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Carlo & Johnny

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9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit Cincinnati. It's a terrific venue for business dinners. The staff is extremely attentive and professional. The steaks are awesome. Fully recommend.

Thank Doug I
Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall our dining experience was superb! The service was great! Great steak! Excellent service... until we experienced a problem. I demonstrated to our server that the asparagus was so tough it a steak knife couldn't penetrate the stalk. I kept "sawing at it" to make my point. He asked me if it was tough. I replied that I didn't know... More 

Thank Patty D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent service. Jeff, our server, was on point with his recommendations and the balance between being accessible and invisible. The Anthony Munoz is one delicious steak!

Thank Stephanie C
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Steaks are the main item on the menu at Carlo & Johnny. They have some fish dishes of good quality, too. The steaks are big (maybe, too big fir normal eaters especially the ladies). They are well prepared, however, missing perhaps the typical flavor of the steaks you get at Jeff Ruby's. The wine list is very broad. However, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We've never been disappointed at a Ruby restaurant and this is my favorite venue of all. We almost always order too much. The steaks are always perfect and the Freddy Salad is a favorite. We ordered the au grated potatoes this past trip and they were as good as my mother's recipe.

Thank Kinger112756
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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Not a "family priced venue", but the special occasion required something special. Six of our group ordered Fillets, I has Sea Bass ( wonderful ), the sides we ordered were very good. Hard to limit the desserts down to just one. The Sugar Pie was OUTSTANDING!

Thank Bob S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This has to be on the top of our list of Jeff Rubys eateries. We loved the atmosphere and the service was a 10 +.. Our entrees were incredible, 3 of us indulged in Filets one was the Collinsworth which is topped with Crab, Bordelaise and a Bearnaise along with Rubys Baked Mac and Cheese We have never been disappointed... More 

Thank Margie S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was great! We had oysters and crab cakes for starters and the bone-in fillet for the mains. They even gave us a complimentary cheesecake for our anniversary!

Thank Maila C
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We recently entertained a group from one of our clients at Carlo & Johnny. The service, food and overall experience was outstanding.

Thank terrybrown16
Saint Augustine, Florida
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Visited on a weekday. Valet or self parking available. Speakeasy type of decor. Cozy but not cramped. Seated promptly. Waited on for drinks quickly, with quick delivery. suggestions offered for the meal. Bread provided shortly after drink arrival, alone was worth the visit. Started with Calamari, delivery quickly, tasted great.Chose the Filet Mignon with baked potato. Entree delivered shortly after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-936-8600
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?