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“Very good for a special occassion” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
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Ranked #5 of 1,934 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: 7th
San Diego, California
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very good for a special occassion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

This was my second time to Ruby's, but it had been probably 10 years. My girlfriend and I decided to go for our 2 year anniversary and make a night of it. Our waiter was very friendly and patient as we went over the menu and he answered all of our questions. We split the chop salad and when it came, they had forgotten to put the blue cheese on the side as we had asked, he immediately went into the back to have another made without us asking. I had the New York Strip steak, but honestly, was a bit disappointed with the steak. It was good, but a bit tougher than I would expect. I know a strip isn't supposed to be extremely tender, but it seemed like they over cooked it a bit. I ordered mine medium rare, my girlfriend ordered hers medium and it seems like they might have gotten it mixed up as her steak was a bit too rare for her liking. We split the macaroni and cheese side, which was amazing and also had the bread pudding which was fantastic.

I can't wait to come back, though I think I might do a filet next time, even if it's not as flavorful as other steaks.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“GREAT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food is amazing. I always get a filet and the Freddie salad. The mashed potatoes are also yummy! They make their own ice cream too - delicious!

Visited September 2012
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cincinnati
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent high end steakhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Top shelf service and food quality. A bet pricey but worth it just get out your wallet for the best stake in Cincy and probably the Midwest. This Ruby's is downtown and the atmosphere is city hustle and noise. Also seems to be very popular with guys or at least large groups of them.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tvinci1
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Very good. Typical Cheesy Ruby Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've eaten at most of Jeff Ruby's restaurants. He excels at making the experience feel exceptional - very attentive staff, extremely overpriced wine list, delicious food. It's very good, it's very expensive. It's a nice night out for a special occasion.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank franmom
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Jeff Ruby's Rocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

From the moment you enter, you just get a feeling that it's going to be a delightful experience. Jeff Ruby's is a lovely place. The combination of French Art Deco design, fabulous artwork and classic lighting provide an wonderful ambience, combining fine dining with the backdrop of casual chatter and laughter of clientele. People have fun here while enjoying the finest of steaks. I was privy to the bone-in filet which was perfectly char-broiled, juicy, tender and perhaps the most tasteful steak I've had. Between dinner and a drink or two, expect to drop a bit of cash - but well worth it! Can't say enough good about this place!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EuroTexan
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