We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Carlo & Johnny

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 208: English reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been fortunate to do a significant amount of business travel that has allowed me to dine in many fine restaurants across the country. These are the best steaks you'll find anywhere. The Jeff Ruby Steak Houses are known for their steaks & they will not disappoint. Great steak entrees with family style sides. This place is not for those... More 

Thank Kevin514
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had already visited two other restaurants within the last few days taking advantage of restaurant week. Upon sitting down at the table we were given the restaurant week menu only, which is what we had come for. When our waiter came over to the table for our drink order he brought with him the regular menus so that we... More 

Thank Theresa H
Wilmington, Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had a better steak and the customer service was outstanding. We had shrimp cocktail that's was great and the shrimp was very large.

Thank Insured1986
Level Contributor
138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carlo and Johnny's has been our "go to" restaurant for all types celebrations, and we are always pleased with the atmosphere, service and food. However, during our most recent visit - during "Cincinnati Restaurant Week", while the atmosphere and food were still top notch, service was a let down. When we arrived our hostess asked if we wanted the regular... More 

Thank twototravel
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food and service! We tend to go for special occasions and are always pleased. Known for their steak, the menu is balanced to have several other offerings unlike some other steakhouses. The Caprese salad was wonderful! The mozzarella melted in my mouth and the tomatoes were beefy! Followed by lobster tail and ended with the best cheesecake I... More 

Thank CinciPatron
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite Jeff Ruby steakhouse! You feel welcomed to this establishment as soon as you enter the door! As we were walking to our table numerous staff said "welcome" & "enjoy your evening" everyone is so friendly & very professional! We started with Freddy salads, which they were delicious! Next our entrees filet & New York strip. Both... More 

Thank Michelle C
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do restaurant for a special occasion. I highly recommend the bone in ribeye which is their specialty. The crispy seasoned edge of the steak was out of this world.

Thank Mark43065
Mason, Ohio
Level Contributor
191 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere... Cute bartenders... My Manhattan was done perfectly... I'll go there to try food and steak.... This is a promise done to the trustable TripAdvisor Community. Ciao!

Thank Marco C
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary & had a fun, relaxing, delicious dinner with impeccable service. We were assisted in menu choices without our server, Chris, being insistent that one thing was better than another. We were strategically placed in a booth that made us feel secluded yet we felt part of the ambiance of the restaurant. I have never had... More 

Thank CSuhre
Cincinnati, OH
Level Contributor
74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were a group of four people having dinner and I am the only non meat eater in the crowd. Our server, Pierre, was discussing raw bar options with the table and there was a side conversation about what I do or do not eat. Pierre picked up on it right away and asked if I had any special dietary... More 

Thank trooper912

Travelers who viewed Carlo & Johnny also viewed


Been to Carlo & Johnny? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Steakhouse
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carlo & Johnny and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Carlo & Johnny staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?