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
We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.
Carlo & Johnny Ratings and Reviews
Where do I begin?! I took my grandmother ...
Where do I begin?! I took my grandmother here tonight for our first Ruby's experience. Let me first say that the staff was wonderful, from the hostess to the bartenders, to the server's assistant, to our server Chris. Everyone went over the top with assisting us (our drinks were never empty). The restaurant is extremely clean and very classy, and they made us feel right at home. Chris (our server) made some wonderful suggestions as to what we should order, and he hit the ball out of the park with everything!! We will definitely be back!! Now, on to the food!!
We had: The New York strip (med. rare and cooked to perfection), the Anthony Munoz (bacon wrapped filet with shrimp), the AMAZING Mac n Cheese, and finished it off with the Butter Pie which was hands down the BEST dessert I've ever had.
Went to Carlo & Johnny's for a late Vale ...
Went to Carlo & Johnny's for a late Valentine's Day dinner. I had heard that they were known for phenomenal dry aged steaks and impeccable service. I was blown away. Not only was every single item that we ordered perfect and wonderful, it was presented in a luxurious, aesthetically pleasing, almost artistic way. It's all about the experience. The entire staff was extremely well mannered and friendly. Our server, James was nothing short of amazing. He made us feel like we were the only people dining in the restaurant. Even the manager introduced himself and asked us about our dining experience. These guys are very attentive and perfect gentlemen.
The best part was seeing my girlfriend's reaction throughout the entire experience... All I can tell you is that if you want to spoil someone special with a romantic dinner, look no further.
Usually 5 Stars across the board but thi ...
Usually 5 Stars across the board but this time I didn't get steak. Short ribs were not my thing. No self park spaces available. Carrots and brussell sprouts under done. Carb cake au gratins potatoes and carrot cake were very good. Service and ambiance were top shelf.
We come here at least once a year. Again ...
We come here at least once a year. Again it did not disappoint. We arrived a little early but hung out in the lounge area and listened to some nice live music. Our reservation was for 8 and we were seated a little before that. Immediately greeted by the waiters assistant and got our water. Our waiter arrived just moments later to discuss apps and the meal. Having been in before we went with the freddie salads, they are amazing. Also ordered our steaks and sides. Two types of bread and butter before and during our salads. The truffle butter is great. Perfect timing on our steaks coming out. Both cooked exactly as we asked. My wife had some ice cream for dessert while i went with the peanut butter torte. It is fantastic, very rich and creamy. Service and food on point as always. Everyone greets you as you come and sends you off feeling like friends. Awesome experience as always. Can't wait to return.
My husband and I went to Carlos and John ...
My husband and I went to Carlos and Johnny for the first time for our wedding anniversary and Valentine's dinner. We have been to few of the other Jeff Ruby restaurants (Precinct, Bellterra, andTropicana). Ruby's restaurants never disappoint. We started with Shrimp cocktails and oysters. Delicious! I got the steak collinsworth. Best bernaise sauce ever! My husband got bone in ribeye with chili seasoning. Both cooked perfectly and melted in our mouths. We had salads and loaded baked potato also. Service was superb. Our waiter Mike Stiens was excellent. He was so prompt and on top of things. But he was also so personable and a joy to chat with. We will definitely be back
Great dining experience. My fiancé and I ...
Great dining experience. My fiancé and I ate here for valentine day weekend. I ordered the Cowboy ribeye and she ordered the Sea Bass. Both dishes were exceptional. The service was topped notch. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for fine dining in Cincinnati.
The staff at Carlo & Johnny went above a ...
The staff at Carlo & Johnny went above and beyond to make our night special. We went for my husband's birthday, but the staff helped us surprise our parents with our announcement that they were going to be grandparents this fall. The whole staff was in on the surprise and kept the secret until dessert arrived. The pastry chef had written "Congrats Grandma/Grandpa" on everyone's dessert plate. It was very cute and our parents were very surprised! I cannot thank the staff enough for going out of their way to making our evening so special!
Jeff Ruby's restaurants never fail to ma ...
Jeff Ruby's restaurants never fail to make a great night magical! The service is impeccable and the staff treat you like they've known you for years! I always have the Anthony Munoz filet...it just melts in your mouth! The rock shrimp and mushrooms are the perfect compliment along with the bernaise sauce...there is no equal! I could go on and on...there just isn't enough room!!
My wife and I do not live in the Cincinn ...
My wife and I do not live in the Cincinnati area, but we always try to eat at a Jeff Ruby's restaurant while in town. Our meal at Carlo and Johnny's on a Thursday night was fantastic. We had the beet and goat cheese salad and tiger prawn shrimp for appetizers, Perfectly seasoned and prepared filet mignon steaks, asparagus and au gratin potatoes for our main course. For desert we had chocolate cake and cheesecake. Every aspect of the meal, from the service, atmosphere and wonderful food made this night very memorable. We highly recommend Carlo and Johnny's!
I really don't come for the food, I orde ...
I really don't come for the food, I ordered from the bar menu's and was disappointed in the goat cheese & beet salad was not good , the meatball & the mac & cheese also not good, I maybe ate 1/4 of my food, my husband ordered the Hambuger it was very dry(Redfeather in Oakley has the best) We are foodies and this is not a foodie place. Now if you are interested in eating a large steak this is place ! The Service was 5 Star!
My wife and I decided to give Carlo & Jo ...
My wife and I decided to give Carlo & Johnny a try after really enjoying our experiences at other Jeff Ruby restaurants. The atmosphere and decor is second to none. Very impressive place with excellent service. The appetizers were great but the steak fell way short of my expectations. I went with a barrel cut filet that looked impressive upon display. The taste was bland and lacked any real seasoning. I have had the exact same cut at other JR restaurants with much better quality and flavor. I know that it is hard to meet everyone's taste preference but when you are paying $175 for a dinner, I would expect a much better meal.
The level of service is undeniably the b ...
The level of service is undeniably the best in the industry. The steaks are incredible, prepared perfectly to your preferred temperature. There are several toppings choices to accommodate just about anyone's taste. The side dishes are fantastic as well. We look forward to treating ourselves to a fabulous evening again.
I brought my daughter on her birthday fo ...
I brought my daughter on her birthday for an outstanding meal, and she was thrilled by all of the attention! We were given a commemorative photo for her birthday, and she enjoyed a slice of birthday cheesecake for dessert. Such a nice way to celebrate a special occasion, or a nice way to enjoy a fabulous meal.
We went here just to celebrate time with ...
We went here just to celebrate time with each other!! I love to cook and over the years have learned how to make some delicious dishes. So with that knowledge it is hard for us to go just anywhere to eat. It must be amazing, out of this world food to feel like we can go out to eat and not be disappointed! When going out to eat I am probably more picky then the average. I expect to have food I have no interest in learning how to make or they just make it so much better then me so we have to go there. With all of that out of the way, below describes our experience. The atmosphere is nice and staff was attentive. Areas of the restaurant looked a little dated. Noticed chipped paint and some slight wear and tear which is not expected when dining at a restaurant of this high class. The bread with truffle butter was a perfect! I am drooling right now just thinking about truffle butter, yum! A manager noticed it was taking way too long for our appetizers to arrive so he took care of the appetizers and made sure we got them. We very much appreciated this!!! The pork belly appetizer, Waygu steak, macaroni and cheese, and truffle fries were amazing and worth it!!! The pork belly was seasoned just right and perfect temperature. The waygu steak was tender, juicy and flavorful!! The macaroni and cheese was creamy and decadent!! The truffle fries was seasoned to perfection paired with perfect crispness. However do not recommend the burger at all!! The oyester Rockefeller was just ok. I have always enjoyed trying burgers at steak places due to usually made out of steak trimmings and often are properly seasoned. Unfortunately the burger was flat it was not terrible but could have and should have been so much better! My advice just take it off the menu or consider charging more and use better ingredients like steak trimmings. With all of this in mind I would still return for another meal. They are well known for steak and that they are definitely getting right!
This is the 3rd time we have been to Car ...
This is the 3rd time we have been to Carlo & Johnny's. It has always been incredible but this time the new york strip steak was not as good. It was a bit tough where the other 2 times it was like cutting through butter. Normally I wouldn't complain but when your paying $71 just for a steak (and we had two of them for my son & I) it MUST be great EVERYTIME. My wife had the braised short ribs, which my wife absolutly loved. The mac n cheese was incredible, the best I've ever had. To finish it we had twp creme brule's and a piece of cheescake. The desserts were also fantastic.
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