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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
+1 513-936-8600
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (25 reviews)
“raw seafood” (4 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place is very classic The service is perfect. The service is very classic “old time” but with very good twist of young waiters. The atmosphere of the place is very special. The crew knew very well how to explain each item on the menu....More

Thank Matti M
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We love to go here for our anniversary dinner and get the full 'Jeff Ruby experience,' and we have never been let down. Not only are the steaks and seafood the best in the city, but the service is out of this world. They always...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Terrific evening honoring friends. Wonderful meal(s), bar service was excellent, as was the entertainment. Very nice.

Thank Maggie D
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Similar to all Jeff Ruby restaurants, Carlo and Johnny's offers great steaks in a wonderful environment. Great service, drink and food are always a good combination and Carlo and Johnny does not disappoint. Excellent raw bar to kick the meal off. A must visit if...More

Thank Jimed323
Reviewed July 4, 2015

The steak and sides here are always excellent. Be careful where you get seated however. Some of the rooms are over crowded and loud. Best to request one of the smaller rooms.

Thank Fred R
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

You can rely on great food from Ruby. The service was amazing... They turned an entree into an appetizer for us (seafood spaghetti). Had great wine suggestion. The steaks and scallops were cooked to perfection. And we got a complementary cheesecake for our celebration.

Thank Gina R
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Atmosphere is fantastic. Excellent service. Not overbearing. Steaks were great but had to send back because it was underdone. The side we ordered was incorrect but the staff quickly remedied it. Unfortunately the second side was just as bad. Stick with the basic steak and...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't planning on going here for dinner. It just worked out that way. Our group of 4 arrived 20 minutes prior to opening. You'd have thought we were going to be their most important customers. They seated us and took great strides to make...More

1  Thank 809kevinw
Reviewed June 18, 2015

our meal as always was delicious! Top notch service from Thomas our waiter. He remembered our favorite wines, and Charlie welcomed us with enthusiasm. Celebrating daughters one year anniversary with her company.....dessert and espressos on the house. Nice touch!!

Thank christine h
Reviewed May 14, 2015

Carlo and Johnny is a classic steakhouse. It has changed very little since I was last there nearly 10 years ago. If you crave a piece of red meat and have an expense account budget, this is a good place to go. Seven of us...More

Thank DoctorPaul
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June 28, 2017|
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Response from CindyLaFreniere | Reviewed this property |
If you're vegan, I'm not sure, but if you are vegetarian there are several delicious salad options and side dishes. They change the menu seasonally, so the entrees vary. Most recently they had a mushroom risotto that is... More
Dutch L
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Peggy H | Reviewed this property |
I agree. I don't think they have Happy Hour on a Saturday night.
April 16, 2015|
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Response from Suzanne B | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they have a children's menu. And there really are no small portion sizes at Carlo & Johnny's . You could always split a filet or other main entrée, but no small bite items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 513-936-8600
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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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