About Jeff Ruby's - Louisville
The first & only steakhouse of its kind in the Louisville area, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse serves only dry-aged USDA prime beef. While steak is the foundation of the menu, Jeff Ruby's promises to please seafood lovers as well with its raw/sushi bar & seafood entrees.
Jeff Ruby regulars will be pleased to know that their favorite signature items from the Cincinnati restaurants will be well represented in Louisville. The bone-in filet, the 7 cheese baked macaroni, creamed spinach, truffle flake creamed corn, & of course Jeff Ruby's secret recipe cheesecake will all be staples of the Louisville menu.
Styled after the great NY steakhouses of the 1930's & 40's, Jeff Ruby's promises to be as pleasing visually as it is to the palate. French art-deco design, plush mohair upholstery, hand selected antique furniture and cinematic crystal chandeliers anchored by a 1950s-era antique featured in the Starz series Magic City and the 32 foot wall of wine.
Steak, Seafood, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jeff Ruby's offers live entertainment 6 nights per week.
Optional valet is offered at the entrance of the restaurant on 4th street, with street parking & 2 garages within one block.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), 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.
Jeff Ruby's - Louisville Ratings and Reviews
Been here several times for special occa ...
Been here several times for special occasions. This was the first time we were a little disappointed. Bathrooms were disgusting. One out of order, one was trashed and the only other one had no toilet paper. The server was amazing and the manager did make good on our food. But we will still be back!
Very delicious food. The steaks were ten ...
Very delicious food. The steaks were tender and cooked perfect. The side dishes were excellent! Brussel sprouts and truffle cream corn. I loved the atmosphere and the wait staff. Everyone was very professional and dressed extremely well. Exactly what I expected!
It certainly didn't live up to our expec ...
It certainly didn't live up to our expectations for a fine dining restaurant. You advertise no shorts and shouldn't be jeans but it's not enforced. Way way to loud for dining and definately felt like a bar atmosphere. You also shouldn't recommend a steak with a bone in for people to share. Once it's cut in half there wasn't anything left on the bone for the other person to eat. All fat and no meat. The manager was very helpful and brought out another one (no bone). Food was good but not as good as we've had at Ruth Chris .
Doubt that we will come back unless it's for the bat. Wasn't worth the money.
First timer. Took my wife for her Birthd ...
First timer. Took my wife for her Birthday after several people told me it was the best in town. I have to admit they were right! The ambiance, service and food were exceptional. It was my first time trying sushi, we ordered the Money roll it was outstanding! My wife also order the crab bisque delicious. We split the cowboy steak with truffle butter it was perfect. The Mac & cheese was the best I've tasted at a restaurant. It was definitely an expensive meal but well worth it for special occasions.
Easily the best place I've ever eaten in ...
Easily the best place I've ever eaten in my life. I couldn't think of a complaint if I wanted to. Everything was phenomenal from service, to food, to even the live music was above fantastic. It definitely made a memorable birthday for my girlfriend.
From the front desk to the Restaurant Ad ...
From the front desk to the Restaurant Administrator, every body make you feel welcome. The waiter was very knowledgeable of our preferences in wine and food. His service was superb.
The food was prepared to our requested temperature and it was delicious.
Took my wife for her 40th birthday. We ...
Took my wife for her 40th birthday. We had an amazing time. The food, service, and the atmosphere were perfect. However, little did I know that an employee of mine (whom I got a gift card for) also ate there on 7/30/16. Our reservation was at 6:30pm. His was at 9:00pm. He mentioned to me that the steaks were less then done to what they ordered but still ate them. He did say the service was wonderful. A little loud for his tasted but there was house music going on and he know that. What upset him was that there were women in the dining area in cutoff shorts and tank tops. I called on 8/2/16 to inquire about what the dress code is and a very nice gentleman explained to me the code in the dining area and what the code or lack of a code in the bar area is. I was under the impression that these women were in the bar area, but after I got off the phone and spoke to my employee about the conversation he confirmed to me that these women were in the dining area. He said it was more like an "outback" dining experience and not the upscale dining he was hoping for. I told him to not judge by one meal and to make his reservation for an earlier time. I hope he does.
Arrived early and was immediately sat. S ...
Arrived early and was immediately sat. Service by John was phenomenal. Food was perfect. We both ordered drinks from the bar and they were right on track. Overall great dining experience. The truffle corn side dish is unique and delicious.
This review was authored by my wife, Lou ...
This review was authored by my wife, Louise, for whom I made the reservation.
"Our server Jeff was fantastic! He explained everything well to my friends who have never been to JR! Manager Glen came to check on us and had pleasant conversation since I was from Nashville where the newest Jeff Ruby Steakhouse is located. My friends were very complimentary about the experience. Loved the sides being served individually to us. Steaks were cooked to perfection. BUT the fun part was being escorted to the ladies room!!! Just over the top! Thank you Jeff & Glen for making our evening so special."
Everything from valet parking through th ...
Everything from valet parking through the butter pie could not have been any better. Was really surprised that JR was there in Louisville for the past 10 years. Sorry that we didn't discover it sooner. With the Kentucky Center performance, JR made the evening perfect. This Lex couple will be back and with friends. Thanks.
The service was exquisite. The salads ...
The service was exquisite. The salads were especially good and the serving sizes appropriate for the four people. What struck me when I walked in was the decor. I felt like I was in Chicago. When I asked for directions to the rest room, I was escorted by a gentleman. I must visit restaurant for all!
JR is a gem. Food and drink are exceptio ...
JR is a gem. Food and drink are exceptional. Service is top notch. Steaks, Mac and cheese and sushi are out of this world. We were celebrating a birthday and JR never disappoints. Decor, music and overall ambiance cannot be beat. I've been to JR many times and it's always a good experience. I often think of JR when it's a special occasion since it's always a treat.
Fresh seafood presented in a beautiful m ...
Fresh seafood presented in a beautiful manner. Gorgeous steak perfectly cooked. Service that could not be improved upon. Only one negative comment: Terrible excuse for a Caesar salad, was just a bowl of drowned lettuce. A place with this much class and pride should be able to present a real Caesar salad, perhaps prepared table-side.
We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary and Jeff Rubys made it memorable. The filets were perfect. Our photo and the complimentary dessert added the special touches to our experience. Wish I could afford regular meals there but well worth it for a special occasion.
I'll start off and say that after readin ...
I'll start off and say that after reading plenty of online reviews which raved about Jeff Ruby's, I went in with pretty high expectations. I had a budget of about $150 but the only thing on my checklist was to find a truly phenomenal steak. Was a little surprised when I walked in to Jeff Rubys and found that this place had an extremely dated feel. From the chandeliers to the mirror ceilings, I felt as if this might be a place modeled after the Great Gatsby. Granted, as a young 20 something, I know I am not their typical clientele but I imagine that the novelty of this place will not appeal to the coming generations. I had made a reservation in advance but when we showed up 5 minutes after, we were made to wait probably about 10 extra minutes which felt like a punishment. As it ended up being my fault, I didn't really hurt the experience.
On to the food - I chose to skip the appetizer. My friend who joined me for dinner ordered some oysters that she found pretty enjoyable. I saw people raving about the bread and butter at this place and I could partly see why. I forget what it was called, but one of the butter types had chia seeds (or something like that) and I thought that butter was pretty phenomenal and different... As I had gone to this place for a steak in the first place, I quickly looked to the top shelf. I decided that at $22 an ounce, the Wagyu was probably out of the picture. I ended up ordering the $69 16 ounce bone in filet with a side of mushrooms and mashed potatoes (they were out of the creamed corn). While the steak was good, I was disappointed because it was nothing special. One thing I didn't account for was that cooking a piece of meat that big might be difficult. I found the edges of teh steak were overcooked. I ordered it medium rare and the first cut around the steak had no pink. As I moved through the steak, it became more medium-rare but there was a decisive lack of flavor. On a side note - drinks were great. Whiskey was reasonable.
Food was prepared as ordered and present ...
Food was prepared as ordered and presentation was tasteful. Service was excellent. We were were approached by the management several times to make sure all was well. The noise level was the only thing that was a problem.
The food and the service was awesome. I ...
The food and the service was awesome. I really enjoyed listening and watching Napoleon and the Beats, but the view was distracted by the UFC matches that were being displayed on the TVs above the stage. It really took away from the band that we schedule our dinners at Jeff Ruby's around.
We were celebrating our Wedding Annivers ...
We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. We live in Clarksville, TN but spent two nights in Louisville & I did lots of research for a Amazing Restaurant & this was it!! From the moment we drove up, it was a perfect evening!! Our main Waiter was Grant. He was so knowledgeable of every item on the menu. He guided my husband Guy & I to drinks that were fantastic & then our main entrees which we ate slowly & savored every single bite. (SIDE DISH THAT IS A MUST IS THE TRUFFLED CREAMED CORN) Guy & I have already planned our next food choices for when we hope to return in 6 months!! This restaurant is one that should NOT be missed out on! The goal of the staff was for US to be happy, relaxed & to enjoy every minute of the Jeff Ruby experience!! And for a bonus, they took a picture of us & we had a cheesecake dessert, on the house which again, was so delicious!! We were given the picture in a nice Souvenir frame when we were leaving.
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