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“Great food but uncomfortable atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
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Ranked #8 of 1,892 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: 7th
Ohio
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food but uncomfortable atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The food was excellent and well presented. The service was impeccable. It was just too tight seating for us. We felt we had no privacy and were constantly afraid of bumping someone or something.

Visited February 2012
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English first
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Good steaks. Have eaten at most of the restaurants in this group at some point. Nice place to treat yourself.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“WOW! As good as it gets!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Simply AWESOME. I eat at a LOT of steak houses, so I was skeptical when the concierge said this place was "one of the best in Ohio" - yeah, right I thought... He was right! In fact, maybe one of the best in Mid West. No joke. I had the NY strip, Medium w Pepper corn sauce. Hash browns were incredible... Pricey and worth it all the way... HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Visited September 2012
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Thank jennerm
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Cincinnati
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very Good But Too Much Salt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

My wife and I are huge fans of Jeff Ruby's restaurants. We've probably been to his restaurants about 8 times. I have noticed that about 3 times the steaks and mashed potatoes had way too much salt. Don't get me wrong I love salt, but I started coughing when I bit into my first piece of the steak. It actually nearly ruined the steak. I scraped off what I could.

The mashed potatoes just once (out of eight times or so) were so salty that again I coughed and actually couldn't even eat them. We sent them back because they were simply not edible.

Before ordering your steak you might want to tell them not to add salt or go lightly on the salt.

  • Visited September 2012
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USA
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“OMGosh....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was by far our best dinner while in Cincinnati. The food and service were amazing. Very pricey, but the food was outstanding. Made for a very special anniversary dinner for us.

Visited August 2012
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