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“Best Steak You'll Ever Have”

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
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Ranked #3 of 1,961 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: 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
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best Steak You'll Ever Have”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Jeff Ruby's (along with the other restaurants in the group) has the best steaks I've had anywhere. I've very partial to the classic filet, but all the steaks are great with many interesting preparations and sauces. The overall food quality and service are consistently outstanding -- again, among the best you will find anywhere. This particular Ruby restaurant has an art deco theme and a lively atmosphere. It's a fun environment and a great dinner out, whether it's a special occasion, dinner before a show at the Aronoff Center across the street, or just a dinner out with friends, family or a couple. I think it's a rare restaurant indeed that can pull off this level of service, food and atmosphere, and be perfect for any occasion. I should also mention that Jeff Ruby's has a fantastic wine list, with a vast selection of interesting high end wines, along with more affordable wines.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Best Service and Atmosphere Downtown”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you really want to treat yourself to a fantastic evening, head downtown to Ruby's and ask for Steve. His culinary knowledge and friendly personality makes him an excellent waiter. He will guide you through the menu and make sure everything is perfect.

  • Visited December 2012
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Brilynn79
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“Excellent Prime Steak”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were orgionally going to go to Precint, but since we were staying downtown and the roads were a little icy, we changed reservations.

We were seated right away and our request for a booth was granted. It was a nice, cozy wrap around booth with a window view onto the street. I enjoyed the decor and there was a band playing.

Service was excellent.

We had the steak tartare- It was a huge portion for the price so a good value, maybe needed a little more than a quail yolk for such a large portion.

I loved the Aronoff Salad- I have a feeling I will be replicating this salad. My husband had the Ceaser salad. Both salads were huge!

We shared the Prime King Strip and it was still too much, but was excellent. We enjoyed the leftovers the next day.

We tried the baked mac and cheese on a recommendation. I am not usually a fan, but it was very good with 6 cheeses.

I was too full for dessert so had a glass of German Ice Wine while my husband enjoyed the Carrot Cake.

I can't wait to go back and try out the other Ruby Restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Steakhouse In the area!!”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

I had heard alot of positive things about this place. Me and my girlfriend were on out 2 year anniversary to Cincinnati and wanted the best steak. We chose the right place for sure! First off we were 15 minutes late for our reservation and they still accommodated us with no problem! The hostess was so nice and we were seated right away! The quality of service in this place is immaculate! I know it is a high priced steakhouse but every server in here was very well trained and polite. I came for the steak so I ordered a filet for me and my girl. It came with a baked potato and choice of salad. The steak was sooooooooooooo tender. Best quality filet I have EVER had in my 29 years. We also ordered a side of Mac and cheese and it was baked and so great and enough to share for two people.!! I am from Dayton but this place makes me want to live in cinci lol. The steak could be cut with a butter knife, the service was top notch, drinks refilled fast, orders taken quickly, food brought quickly, and me and my girl told them it was our anniversary and they gave us a FREE chocolate desert! The steak dinners will cost you about $50 for the steak and two sides.. but it is worth every penny. I was in the mood for high class dining cause of our anniversary and I found it here! And there is no discrimination as to how you dress. I was in jeans and a Ralph Lauren shirt and was treated as if I had a $500 suit on.. Jeff Ruby you hit the jackpot with this one.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Melt in your mouth steaks!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Simply the best dining experience bar none in Cincinnati. The service is friendly , attentive and note worthy. Never stuffy. The waitstaff, the entire staff ,realizes they are there for you the customer. The food is divine. They serve the best dry age steaks you'll ever eat. The side dishes, salads, deserts are all exceptional. You will not leave hungry or disappointed.Quality remembered long after the price is forgotten. I have eaten at the other noted steak houses in Cincinnati and my hard earned dollars belong to Jeff Ruby when I want to truly dine. Steak Collinsworth is my personal favorite!

  • Visited October 2012
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