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“2nd Time was a Charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tony's Of Cincinnati

Tony's Of Cincinnati
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Ranked #18 of 1,952 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fields Ertel
Cincinnati
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“2nd Time was a Charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2011

Our first visit to Tony's wasn't too good. Both the salmon and filet were undercooked and not to our liking. Apparently there was a problem in the kitchen that evening and some of the meals, including ours, were below par. This was billed as an expensive, top-notch restaurant so our first thought was to write it off but there were so many good reviews we took a chance and went back a second time. It was like day and night. Our second experience was five stars! We had the mussel appetizer and there were so many we couldn't eat them all. We decided to split a 12 oz filet. It was delicious and cooked perfectly. Overall it was a very pleasurable dining experience. Tony's is in an old Bravo itialian restaurant so it's wide open and a bit noisy. It's not the place for an intimate dining experience but the food can't be beat.

Visited February 2011
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Lansing, Michigan
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“Fine dining in the Northern Cincinnati suburbs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2011

With Carlo and Johnny's, Eddie Merlot, and now, Tony's, all within 10 miles of each other, there is no shortage of upscale places along Montgomery Rd to get a good steak and the competition must be getting pretty fierce. We have eaten at all three and liked Tony's just as much as Carlo and Johnny's and both are far and away better than Eddie Merlot's.

Tony's is located in the old Bravo restaurant, near the intersection of Fields Ertel and Montgomery Rd. The interior of the restaurant has been upgraded but it is still completely open with a view of the kitchen.

Tony's is named after the former maitre d' at Jeff Ruby's steakhouse, who decided to open his own restaurant. Like any of the Jeff Ruby's restaurants, the service is very good and the food is expensive but worth it. A 12 oz filet is $36 but it is worth every penny. My wife had the quail and while I have never had quail before, it tasted so good I would be tempted to order it next time I dined here. We both loved the sourdough bread. An entire loaf is delivered to your table! You have to be careful, though, and not gorge too much on the bread.

The one difference here from a Jeff Ruby's steakhouse is you get a salad and a potato choice with every entree instead of everything being a la carte. The Yukon potatoes are a great addition to the steak.

Reservations are accepted and probably needed, especially if dining on a weekend night. Dress ranges from formal to business casual.

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