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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
+1 513-936-8600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food and service! We tend to go for special occasions and are always pleased. Known for their steak, the menu is balanced to have several other offerings unlike some other steakhouses. The Caprese salad was wonderful! The mozzarella melted in my mouth and...More

1  Thank CinciPatron
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite Jeff Ruby steakhouse! You feel welcomed to this establishment as soon as you enter the door! As we were walking to our table numerous staff said "welcome" & "enjoy your evening" everyone is so friendly & very professional! We started with...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must do restaurant for a special occasion. I highly recommend the bone in ribeye which is their specialty. The crispy seasoned edge of the steak was out of this world.

Thank Mark43065
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere... Cute bartenders... My Manhattan was done perfectly... I'll go there to try food and steak.... This is a promise done to the trustable TripAdvisor Community. Ciao!

Thank Marco C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary & had a fun, relaxing, delicious dinner with impeccable service. We were assisted in menu choices without our server, Chris, being insistent that one thing was better than another. We were strategically placed in a booth that made us feel...More

Thank CSuhre
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were a group of four people having dinner and I am the only non meat eater in the crowd. Our server, Pierre, was discussing raw bar options with the table and there was a side conversation about what I do or do not eat....More

Thank trooper912
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We recently visited Carlo & Johnny to celebrate our son's return for his senior year in college, and we had a fabulous experience. Our server was the perfect blend of professional and friendly - very attentive to our desires from drinks to appetizers to entrees....More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Good meal. Moderately overpriced by about $10 an entree compared to other steak houses visited. The rooms were neat and the restaurant had character. Too far for an Uber from downtown.

Thank larkyhow
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great steaks, sides, ambience, and service. Service is attentive and unrushed. Don't forget dessert!

Thank John W
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit Cincinnati. It's a terrific venue for business dinners. The staff is extremely attentive and professional. The steaks are awesome. Fully recommend.

Thank Doug I
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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