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Carlo & Johnny

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9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
+1 513-936-8600
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Always LOVE the steaks at Carlo and Johnny- the ambiance too. Live bands great !! The help are they ALL in training ?? We were there last week and it started at the reception desk where they had trouble finding our reservation- made online. Next the waiters changed after we ordered cocktails and man were they "snooty" ?? What is... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,755 reviews
1,216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Jeff Ruby is a chain of your typical steakhouse. Good expensive..very expensive steaks with pushy waiters. the place has an old speak easy feel to it with decor of an old Italian restaurant. Our waiter was trying to sell everything on the menu but when he found out we weren't to engorge on apps and sides he was rarely seen.... More 

Thank Anthony C
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Service was exquisite, dinner (Filet with Sweet Garlic Butter and Mushroom topping) was outstanding, but the Peanut Butter Pie I had for desert was the best I've ever had -and I've tried it throughout the States and where available (rarely) in Europe.

Thank Albert J C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Typical Jeff Ruby, very good, fast talking server, everything is a bit over the top, but a great time. Went with a friend/business associate. Food and wine were excellent. Raw bar good as always, had an oyster selection and JUMBO Tiger shrimp. Wine was selected by my friend and was excellent. Not a laid back, refined experience - very American,... More 

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Franklin, Ohio
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite Jeff ruby restaurant. Service is always terrific and the steaks are to die for. Jeff rubys jewel is my personal favorite. Sides are meant for two and are all ala cart. Drinks are poured strong and deserts are magnificent. This location has several different rooms and different decor even a beautiful courtyard in the summer. You... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a high-end restaurant in the Jeff Ruby line of steakhouses. The setting is an old house from the 1850's. It is decorated like a gangster-era speak easy. As with every Jeff Ruby restaurant, steaks are the highlight (and are priced accordingly). I had the "petite" filet, which is 9 ounces. My husband had the 12-oz barrel-cut filet. The... More 

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We ate at Carlo & Johnny's for the first time in five years--to celebrate a special occasion on a weekend night. We were seated immediately, and the service for water, drinks, and bread was prompt. We sat in a large booth in the speak easy room, directly in the center facing the fireplace. The ambiance was excellent, although a little... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have to watch my saturated fat consumption and I am voluntarily and sadly avoiding carbs these days. So none of that awesome sourdough and salted rye bread for me! I have covered the steaks in other reviews - they are excellent - and the chili rub adds just enough heat. But we were most impressed by the sea bass... More 

Thank CinVinman
West Chester, Ohio
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

What can I say? Great food, steaks are truly done well. Nice seafood bar. Good drinks. Restaurant has different "rooms", all with a nice ambiance. Service is very good & what you'd expect in fine dining. As are the prices! But they are reasonable for food, service, and ambiance of this caliber. Wonderful place for an anniversary or other special... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We could not find one aspect of our evening that was not Excellent. Yes Carlo and Johnny is expensive, but the atmosphere, the service, the wine list, and the food were all close to the very best we have experienced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-936-8600
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?