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“Easter Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carlo & Johnny

Carlo & Johnny
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Ranked #30 of 1,878 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Cincinnati
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Easter Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the second year in a row that we've enjoyed Easter Brunch at this establishment. A very nice and welcomming staff. A large selection of food, including salmon (broiled and chilled), ham, sausage, bagels, variety of eggs (including omlets made to order), potatoe dishes, broiled chicken, fresh fruit and cheese, beef, waffels w/flavored sauces, mini desserts (including an assortment of chocolates and cheescake and key lime pie). A variety of cocktails and coffee are available for purchase. A pleasant atmosphere and enjoyed by all. We'll definitely be going back next year!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Monroe, Ohio
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Jeff Ruby does not disappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

My wife took me here for my birthday and it was a great present. From Ruby restaurant to Ruby restaurant the menu does not change significantly and the steaks never disappoint.

We started with shrimp cocktail with HUGE tiger shrimp and a wonderful cocktail sauce with just the right amount of punch. That was followed with Freddie salads - a simple salad with perfect ranch dressing.

I had the Collinsworth steak. Frankly, I've decided I'd prefer my steak "naked" but with one swipe of my fork I took care of that and my steak was perfectly cooked and delicious.

My wife had the chef's special which was 3 filet tenderloins in three different preparations. I wouldn't do their descriptions justice but will tell you that my wife cleaned her plate.
We shared perfectly cooked asparagus and just okay potatoes au gratin.

Overall I had a very nice birthday meal.

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Thank Aaron W
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Expensive, but worth every dime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This above TOP SHELF restaurant was recommended by friends and this visit was to celebrate our anniversary. Service is spectacular and the wait staff is there to handle ALL your needs. The raw seafood bar is wonderful, if that's your thing. We love oysters, shrimp, and crab and our server put together and generous array which could not have been any fresher.. Most restaurants prepare a steak "close" to how you like it, but this time.. our steaks were PERFECT! and very juicy. Side dishes are a la carte and plenty to share.. The server told us that desserts are different every night. IF you have room for a taste, I'd recommend you skip the raw seafood and salad. Unfortunately, we didn't and couldn't stuff another piece of food in our mouth.. Excellent place, but probably best for special occasions and not a weekly or monthly event.. too indulgent! Enjoy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank SteveLadyDi
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Naples, Italy
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93 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The best steak in a 60' atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

I had a had a dinner twice this week at C&J and both evening food and service were amazing. One of best cut of meat I have ever had, my preferred one is none in filet but also NY strip is very good. As side course a macaroni & cheese so tasty...service is simply perfect. Bravo Ruby!

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Thank Rosario1971
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Greenville, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice Birthday Celebration!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

There were five couples celebrating my daughter-in-laws birthday. We all ordered a variety of different courses. My son and I ate wonderful oysters. We all had different steaks and seafoods and no one did anything but brag about the food. We thought we had the best and then we all got dessert.Wow!- Another Jeff Ruby success!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank eggwoman15
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