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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
+1 513-936-8600
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Cincinnati and felt like having a great filet. Carlo & Johnny delivered! The bar is top shelf. The steaks are fabulous. The service is first class. This is one of Jeff Ruby's great dining establishments.

Thank StevenS1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been seeing their advertisements for the $99 filet and lobster tail for 2 deal and decided to try out Carlo and Johnny, the only Jeff Ruby location in Cincy we haven't been to. Sooo glad we did, this place is...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my family’s favorite restaurants is Carlo and Johnny’s. My daughter was home this weekend and she prioritized a meal here. We all loved our aged steaks. I always go with the NY strip. The BLT Freddie salad is one of my long time...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Went for a birthday celebration & had a wonderful evening. Very attentive staff & excellent service for a busy Friday night. No need for toppings on steaks , they are excellent as they come! Large sides to share, even took some home. Well worth it!!...More

Thank Gale R
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Carlo & Johnny's is our favorite restaurant not only for special occasions, but also for when we want a great steak. From the moment we arrive (the valet attendant knows our car and welcomes us back) to the time we leave, we are entertained with...More

Thank darlenehollon
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We ate here for an anniversary dinner. The service and food were top notch. The beer selection was limited and there was nothing on draft. The strawberry mojito was refreshing and there was a nice selection of wines. The Munoz and Collingsworth steaks were delicious....More

Thank dianepfaff
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The service was absolutely wonderful and the food was delicious. Definitely top notch My only compliant/observation is that the pricing is quite aggressive - for Cincinnati. $4.50 for west coast oysters is strong pricing anywhere but in the heart of the Midwest is a bit...More

Thank bugsy554
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Becasue I can no longer eat beef, I got the one chicken dish I saw on the menu... Chicken Parmsan. It was ok... but not like having it at an authentic Italian restaurant. The chicken was a little overdone and the sauce not very tasty....More

Thank V3723SPcindys
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a nice steak dinner outside of the city, go to Carlo & Johnnys. The food is delicious, atmosphere is old and unique, and the staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. There was even an acoustic guitar player in the bar.

Thank 386trugrit
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Wonderful steaks, Oysters Rockefeller seemed a little old, great cocktails and wine selection, fantastic deserts. Staff was very attentive, but couldn't do anything to compensate for the noise. We had specifically requested a quiet table, but were seated in the south garden(?) room..The noise from...More

Thank JackieHammer
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28 June 2017|
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Response from CindyLaFreniere | Reviewed this property |
If you're vegan, I'm not sure, but if you are vegetarian there are several delicious salad options and side dishes. They change the menu seasonally, so the entrees vary. Most recently they had a mushroom risotto that is... More
Dutch L
23 February 2017|
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Response from Peggy H | Reviewed this property |
I agree. I don't think they have Happy Hour on a Saturday night.
16 April 2015|
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Response from Suzanne B | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they have a children's menu. And there really are no small portion sizes at Carlo & Johnny's . You could always split a filet or other main entrée, but no small bite items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-936-8600
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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.
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