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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Reviewed yesterday

Every year at birthday time we like to treat ourselves to a fabulous steak. This was our first time a Carlo & Johnny and as true lived up to the Jeff Ruby name. The atmosphere was exquisite and service was over the top. (I even...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laurieg01
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I had written a review for Jeff Ruby's downtown Cincinnati location a few months ago and used the word mediocre (which is typically NOT a word you use when describing a dining experience at a Jeff Ruby establishment). A representative from their company had reached...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KYMark
Reviewed 20 October 2018

2018 has been quite a year for us, sadness and gladness, joy and sorrow. Throughout the year the staff of Carlo and Johnny have treated us as friends and family, whenever we are there and whatever the occasion is. This month I celebrate my birthday....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CindyLaFreniere
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I enjoyed our visit from the valet service, to the great crab legs, to the delicious rib-eye and filet and finishing off with the amazing 5 layer choc cake and butter pie. We were staying in Cincinnati for our anniversary and this was a bit...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AndreiG170
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening. We both ordered the so called 12 oz. lobster tail. We both received an anemic looking watery, chewy piece of fishy smelling "lobster". I still kick myself for accepting this garbage we paid $48 a piece for. The mac and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank diggy
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Took wife to Carlo and Johnny a week ago. Excellent experience. From the hostesses, the bartenders, serving staff- it was all A+. I had the basic filet and my wife had a fish special. We split a dinner salad- Caesars- and 2 suedes, mashed potatoes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Carlo & Johnny is a Cincinnati gem from local celebrity restaurateur Jeff Ruby. Known for the best steaks in Cincinnati, Ruby also offers great seafood and an extensive array of adult beverages. Carlo & Johnny is tucked away in Montgomery, a suburb about 15 miles...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent! Service was superb and the atmosphere on point. Expect to pay about 150.00 per couple, but you get exactly what you pay for!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Very good food excellent service.Large portions for sides very shareable.Steak was perfect.my wife had lobster which was very good.Complimentary cheesecake for birthday.Won't go that often but will for a special occasion.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bob W
Reviewed 25 August 2018

My husband and I hosted a birthday meal for our adult daughter, our adult son and his girlfriend. We've eaten here before (and at other Jeff Ruby restaurants), but I'm surprised to have to say: we were all disappointed. That's not something I'm used to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank cmkcmk
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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
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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