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About Carlo & Johnny
Jeff Ruby's 1930 Chicago style steakhouse and supperclub. Same great Ruby steaks with an Italian accent. Three unique dining rooms, three wine cellars and live music.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Carlo & Johnny Ratings and Reviews
I have tried Jeff Ruby's restaurants several times, including 3 times at Carlos & Johnny's, and have always been so underwhelmed with the steaks. The meat is okay though they never cooked it "perfectly" for me (runs more done than not). I even tried the Wagyu filet though while good still not worth it. The sides this time, asparagus and Brussels sprouts, were tough and stringy. I have never come out of these places impressed.
Our family celebrates our July birthdays every year at Carlo and Johnny. It just makes sense, with 4 birthdays in our family, to go out for one really nice dinner versus going out 4 different times, because we would end up spending the same amount of money for mediocre food. When I make the reservation, I always let them know that we are celebrating our birthdays and everyone in the restaurant makes it a point to recognize it while we're there. This year, my daughter's friend joined us and she had never been there, so she was especially impressed. As always, the food, drinks and service were impeccable.
First time at Carlo & Johnny - VERY pleased with our experience! Service was excellent - attentive but not overbearing. Great food - VERY tasty! Setting is also really nice. Great historical feel and significance, but doesn't feel "old" or dated. Will definitely be back!
Teamwork and collaboration between all the staff members and mangers made for a delightful dining experience. The staff was engaging and went above and beyond to make us feel like welcome valued guests. We never had to ask for anything because someone was always providing us with what we needed before we ever had to ask or someone was stopping by to ask us if there was anything else they could do. To top off the amazing atmosphere the food was perfect in every way.
I've been to this restaurant several times now and I always have a good time and good service. The only reason I gave 4 stars for "overall" was because we waited about 30 mins before our steak arrived, and that was after we finished our salads. I'm guessing they were a little busy or short handed in the kitchen, but this was the only time we waited for our main course meal. Our waiter, Jeff, was very nice and professional. He really did a good job taking care of us.
Carlo & Johnny is becoming a special destination for my wife and me. Once again, the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Although I am frugal, the quality of the experience makes the cost a great value. If you want a romantic place to take that special person in your life, or if you just like a steak that melts in your mouth, spend an evening with Carlo & Johnny.
We went for our anniversary and loved the service, atmosphere, and food! The wait staff all knew it was our anniversary and gave us well wishes, very personalized. They even took our picture and gave us it in a Carlo and Johnny frame. I got the Steak Collinsworth which was amazing! They gave us a complimentary cheesecake for our anniversary too. It was a perfect night!
Carlo & Johnny never fails to disappoint. Our server, Chris, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The food was incredible, steaks cooked to perfection, accompanied by a fantastic bottle of wine. My only complaint was that we had a rather loud & obnoxious party seated next to us, but we didn't let that affect our evening.
We dine out once a week or so at top quality restaurants. We agreed this was the best meal we can remember. Our steaks were exceptional and we both tend to be critical of restaurant steaks. Sides were notable as well. The lighting and overall ambiance are romantic and very relaxing. The details like Ruby logos on butter and hand towels are first class. Very good breads. Nothing is neglected. There was a server and an assistant. We received good, timely but unobtrusive attention consistently. We had a very memorable evening!
The food is always delicious and the service impeccable, however, Greg made our evening even more perfect. His wine recommendation was just right and he was always there to fill our glasses. We have been to many steakhouses and this is the only one I return to!
CARLO & JOHNNY'S IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE FOR MEMORABLE OCCASIONS. IF BEEF IS YOUR CRAVING, THIS IS THE PLACE. WE ALWAYS BOOK A RESERVATION FOR OUR BIRTHDAY'S, ANNIVERSARIES, HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS BECAUSE WE KNOW THE FOOD, SERVICE, AND ATMOSPHERE WILL BE EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT. EACH DINING ROOM IS COMFORTABLE, AND SERVERS ARE WELL TRAINED TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS CORRECT AND DELICIOUS. THE MANAGER EVEN STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO AND TO CHECK THAT ALL WAS GREAT, WITHOUT BEING INTRUSIVE. I WOULD SOFTLY SUGGEST THAT A SMALL SIDE BE INCLUDED (please) ESPECIALLY WHEN ONLY ONE PERSON WANTS A SIDE. (WISH THEY COULD FIND THE RECIPE FOR THE OREGANO FLAVORED ROLLS THAT CHARLIE'S CRAB USED TO BAKE, "YUM". )
My husband and I have eaten at Carlo and Johnny's many times and always love it! We love the live music, great steaks and seafood, great sides and fresh salads! Our oldest son turned 13 and wanted steak for his birthday dinner so we took her three boys and it was fabulous as always!
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