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Carlo & Johnny

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9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank teamthominator
Loveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at our favorite Cincinnati restaurant, Carlo and Johnny. Before we had even settled in, Kate, the bar manager had brought our drinks to the table because she saw us come in. Amber and Pierre waited on us and Charlie, the maitre d' came to wish us a happy anniversary. We started with bluepoint oysters... More 

Thank CindyLaFreniere
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123 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have now been to all of Ruby's establishments, and by far this is our favorite! Thanks to our waiter Jim and Mgr Shane. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

Thank Keith M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I used to love this restaurant but the prices have sky rocketed! Wonderful Cesear Salad, great Seafood Raw Bar, fabulous steaks, great sides & desserts, but very expensive, perhaps that has turned people away & the bar scene, not so lively as it used to be! Wonderful shrimp cocktail, huge yummy prawn size shrimp $7 each & wines you've seen... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The menu was basically American Fare prepared in a somewhat standard way. The service was very attentive, the atmosphere enjoyable.

Thank Pat B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Took my daughters there for my nine year olds birthday. Everything was excellent. Great cocktails. Salads and entrees were excellent and super sweet brought out cheesecake with a candle. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank cupcakes0922
Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Exactly what a downturn in service, attention to detail and the quality of food. I don't know if it was timing or what (after valentine's day rush week). The food was much less standard and nothing like we have had previously here. The steak was just nice and we could really get that someplace else. The seafood was bordering on... More 

Thank 2IrishFans

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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