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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 1 week ago

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

Thank Andrei G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank diggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  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

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!

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.

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

1  Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We like all the Jeff Ruby's restaurants and this is our favorite. Love sitting in a booth in the Hollywood room - great people watching. As always everything was excellent - the service, atmosphere, food and drink. Worth the cost!

Thank twototravel2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We haven't been to this restaurant for 3+ years (we live 30 miles away) but decided to go again. Our meal was fabulous from start to finish. The staff is expertly trained and their service was excellent. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The crab...More

Thank 974knitter
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I really can't give much of a review, stopped in one time with my Wife, we had about $55 in cash on us and planned on getting a good steak dinner each with it, boy were we wrong, prices are for the near rich, LOL,...More

Thank Rspene s
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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