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.
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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
My wife and I went here for a date night ...
My wife and I went here for a date night on the recommendation of co-workers. We found the atmosphere conducive for conversation and the enjoyment of our food and wine. Thank you to the staff for a wonderful time.
Loved everything EXCEPT the steaks. We h ...
Loved everything EXCEPT the steaks. We had hear that Jeff Riby steaks were excellent. My wife's petite filet was above average. My bone in filet was one of the worst steaks I've ever had in a restaurant. Grissle, fat and almost no flavor. Very disappointed in food.
On the other hand, the service was absolutely impeccable!
The steak and sea bass were very good, b ...
The steak and sea bass were very good, but they were also very, very expensive. The tomato salad was tasteless with 3 thinly cut pinkish green tomato slices and a blob of mozzarella cheese for $16. I could have bought better quality at Kroger. I would recommend the steak, but be prepared to pay a lot. Ruth Chris a much better value.
This is one of my favorite restaurants i ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. I travel for work and eat out at great restaurants everywhere, and still Carlo and Johnny is at the top of my list. This restaurant is the perfect combination of exquisite food, excellent service, comfortable ambiance and a good bar scene. Everywhere I go to C+J, I'm pleasantly surprised by the consistency with which they put out excellent meals. It's like nobody ever has an off night. The place is pricey but to me, it's worth every penny. Keep doing what you're doing because it's working really well.
Our server was attentive and asked if it ...
Our server was attentive and asked if it was our first dining experience there, followed by explaining the menu and suggestions. As each course was served our server kept drinks coming, bread filled and comments to a minimum. They were willing to split an entree in the kitchen, as well as the salad.
The hostess invited us to peruse the building and offered history about its past. It was a nice place to celebrate a birthday with good food and friends.
This restaurant is my favorite in all of ...
This restaurant is my favorite in all of Greater Cincinnati. The steaks are masterpieces which is why I go primarily. The do it yourself raw bar option is nice as a bit of an appetizer and there are plenty of unique side dishes to accompany your steak. I like the COWBOY steak a monster bone-in ribeye. I like mine prepared medium rare because for my taste it renders out just enough of the fat to remain very flavorful yet still very tender. On the occasions that I order any of there filet selections I opt for rare.
The bar is a great place to have a pre-dinner cocktail and they have appropriate live music throughout the week.
Thanks for making our 26th wedding anniversary memorable!
The service was absolutely amazing. Tha ...
The service was absolutely amazing. Thanks, Chris. I would highly recommend the dry aged selection of steaks. I had the "hatchet," and it was perfect. I wish the other Ruby locations offered these cuts. I will definitely be coming back to C & J's again.
We chose Carlo and Johnny's for a birthd ...
We chose Carlo and Johnny's for a birthday celebration, because the birthday girl said she would like a steak. They never disappoint on that! Everything was flawless, from the reception, to the surroundings, the service and the food. Not to mention that they graciously handled my (many) food allergies very well. Thanks for a great experience.
We enjoyed a very nice, pricey dinner. M ...
We enjoyed a very nice, pricey dinner. My wife enjoyed her steak, though she mentioned that she has had a better steak elsewhere. Very good service and a fun, lovely atmosphere. I enjoyed the sea bass and the Pinot Noir was also very nice. It was our anniversary and we were provided with a marvelous cheese cake. Overall, very enjoyable!
The food is good but is incredibly overp ...
The food is good but is incredibly overpriced. It is crazy to have to pay for the various sauces for the steaks separately as the steaks are quite expensive as is and come with no sides other than the bread at the table. There were 2 of us and we had no drinks, appetizers, dessert and ordered only 1 side dish and paid $130 by the time we were done.
Disappointed that a $70 steak was delive ...
Disappointed that a $70 steak was delivered to our table obviously cremated and barely chewable. Ordered medium well, and the server confirmed that it should have some pink in the middle - that is what we wanted and expected the result to be. My husband will not complain nor does he send food back, so he ate it. I tried it as well and it was burned through and through.
Yes, had he complained I am certain that it would have been resolved. However, I know that Jeff Ruby restaurants have quality inspection standards that need to pass through the chef and the server (captain) before the food is delivered; so they should have caught this and my husband should not have needed to complain. Unfortunately I was trying to win him over on this restaurant, but he doesn't want to go back.
Good news: my steak was great and so were the appetizers we ate at the bar!
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