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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is high-energy upscale dining at its finest. Located in Downtown Cincinnati directly across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts and in the heart of the city’s Backstage Entertainment District, Ruby’s is the place you go to see, be seen and to enjoy the best total dining experience the city has to offer. The restaurant is modeled after the 1940’s-era French Art Deco Steakhouses of New York City. The period artwork, lighting and rich textures create a vibrancy that will make sure you feel as though you’ve been treated to not just dinner, but a show. A favorite of celebrities, athletes, politicians and special-occasion diners, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse delivers award-winning
$41 - $80
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Steakhouse, Seafood
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Reviewed 15 November 2021 via mobile

I really didn't know what to expect when we got here, I heard you eat here for the food and the experience you get from start to finish. I must say it didn't disappoint!! It was by far one of the best meals we have...ever eating at a restaurant. Everything we got was 5 stars. Great steaks, top shelf cocktails, awesome sides and next level desserts. We live near Lexington, KY. But we were told if we're gonna go then treat ourself right and come to the Cincy location. It definitely was a treat and they have a great staff that is knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back in the near future. Can't wait to see what else they have to offer!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2021

Great food. Excellent service. Definitely pricey so nice place for a work dinner. Was loud for our big group so maybe better for 4 or less people.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

We visited on Sunday night for my wife’s birthday dinner. We brought our 3 children with us. As we entered, we were warmly greeted by several members of the staff/management. Qw were seated in the rear room of the restaurant, which was the perfect balance...of not too much noise, but comfortable enough to talk and laugh freely. Our waiter was John, and he was fantastic in every way. Extremely polite and engaging, talked to the kids about what they wanted, gave great suggestions and answered all our questions. Water and drinks constantly stayed filled and we had no wants that were not filled during our time there. Our girls had the petite filets with roasted garlic butter, which they enjoyed very much along with the potatoes Anna. To note, one of our girls has a gluten allergy, and they provided an entire menu of gluten free foods. That was very nice. Our 10 year old son had the JR burger (The best he’d ever had, even better than the ones I make at home for him!). His fries were crispy outside and soft on the inside, perfectly made. My wife and I had cocktail shrimp to start, served with a large portion of cocktail sauce. They were fresh and firm. We then had the salads, I had the the Freddie, which was again huge and delicious. My wife had the Aronoff which she loved. She said she could order just salad and dessert and be filled. For main course she had the Steak Collinsworth, and thoroughly enjoyed it along with the mac and cheese. I had the aged cowboy ribeye and it was delicious, and more than I could finish. They boxed up our leftovers for us. For her birthday John brought a great little dessert sampler trio with a candle. We also ordered the butter pie and the cheesecake. They were both fantastic, creamy, sweet and delicious. For the price, not something we can have on a regular basis, but highly recommended for special occasions or a rare treat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Everything was utterly fantastic, food, ambiance, chandies, drinks, and the service. Tony was probably the best waiter I’ve ever met. Escorts to the restrooms (beware tiny toilets though!) was a first. They even offered to split up meals before they brought them out which was...so nice. We had the tuna flash, wedge salad (holy loads of blue cheese), sea bass and filet, Brussels, Mac and cheese and creme brûlée. 50 miles to Cuba was an amazing drink. These Texans enjoyed every second. Tony needs a raise. 😉More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. It’s old school but not drab and dreary. Save room for desert, they are gigantic. Wish they held a dress code. T shirts and shorts, but I guess they have to kick out the entire Bengals team who likes to dine...there. Wonderful music, beautiful dining room, captains wear formal jackets and the managers look the part and then we have t shirts and shorts. Guess that is what everyone is doing now unless you belong to a swank country club.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Brittany B., Other at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Cincinnati, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We strive to provide guests with an incomparable total dining experience each and every night. In this case, it appears we fell a bit short. We would love to discuss this with you directly. If it wouldn't be...More

Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

We love Jeff Ruby‘s. But tonight was especially wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised to find out we had a female server!! Her name was Rose and she did such a great job. All the staff takes care of us, but a big shout out to...Michael! Food was fantastic as always!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

The best restaurant in Cincinatti! We had such outstanding service. Lacey sat us at the best table in the restaurant. The decor is absolutely gorgeous and I felt like I was back in the 30s. Andrew was our server and was simply amazing. We share...all of our dishes and he had them split everything in the back. We started with a sushi roll and honestly, it was one of the best rolls I have ever had. I would come back just to do sushi it was so good. The wedge salad, crab bisque and my strip was perfection. Andrew also recommended a great Malbec to complement our meal. Sam who also was our back server was awesome too. Josh kept checking on us to entire our entire experience was perfect. We could not have ended our first time in Cincinnati on a better note. If you have only 1 meal here - this is the place!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 April 2021

We ate at the maisonette for years, in the 80’ till they closed....then went to mortons....we always wanted to try jeff Ruby’s, but just never did....we tried the Brazilian, it was pretty good toooo. But..... If you want a GREAT steak, great atmosphere, great service,...a little music, etc, you HAVE to try jeff Ruby’s. I don’t know why we didn’t try it before....but we are glad we finally did. Our waiter was “tony” and he was the best! Most knowledgeable about the menu and the city....we wanted for nothing! We have found a new restaurant home....Jeff Ruby’s....every time we visit cincy, we will be there! https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g39604-d795724-r573370179-Jeff_Ruby_s_Steakhouse-Louisville_Kentucky.html#More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 14 April 2021

There are some contenders for top spot in Cincinnati, and Jeff Ruby's is still among the top 3 or so for fine dining experience. Others are more modern in their approach, but Jeff Ruby's is a classic steakhouse, vintage art decor ambiance and the nicest...raw bar in the city. Highest price dining around but with the expense from top to bottom.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Four of us had dinner at Jeff Ruby’s and really enjoyed the service and the food. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. The crab bisque was outstanding and the crab cake was enormous. Two of us had the filet, one had the...bone-in filet and I had the cowboy ribeye. All the steaks were cooked perfectly and were delicious as were the sides. The only negative I had was my steak could have been a little warmer. Otherwise it was a great meal. We all shared the butter pie as recommended by our server and it was also outstanding.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Brittany B., Other at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Cincinnati, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2021

Thank you very much for your review, Mike! We do strive to provide guests with an incomparable total dining experience each and every night and in this case, it appears we fell short. We'd love to discuss this with you directly. If it wouldn't be...More

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Cincinnati is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5