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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 2 days ago

Food from 'Tone and his team sending out some delicious dishes, topped with excellent service in the Ruby room made for a memorable dinner with the family before coming back to Shanghai. We had 5 children under 8 years old, and the Ruby room was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michael m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"We're out of Proseco & Champagne", our server stated halfway through dinner. On a Saturday night? At a private family function? No options were offered. Come on! Was later resolved but an hour too late. Not likely to return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about Carlo & Johnny’s is top notch. The atmosphere, food and service can’t be beat. It is pricey, but the experience is worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlo & Johnny is our favorite of the Jeff Ruby restaurants. The old film posters on the wall & the huge red semi circle booths add comfort to a great meal. The service was perfect as usual. We both ordered steaks of course. I had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Twinkie95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words can not describe my love of this restaurant and bar. Kenny never ceases to disappoint on Friday nights. He is the best concert that I have ever been to and I love that he is timeless, but constantly changing it up. The staff are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vacati0n690
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our large group was in the upstairs private room for a holiday dinner, and it felt like it was disconnected from the typical Ruby experience. The food was not up to par (salad had almost no dressing, asparagus was dried out and overcooked, filet didn't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Blarneyfree
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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
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18 December 2018|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
My info says 9pm weekdays,10pm weekends.
Nicole T
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.
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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