About Jeff Ruby's - Louisville
Suite 120 Waterfront Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, 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.
Jeff Ruby's - Louisville Ratings and Reviews
I recently took my partner to this location for a belated Valentine's Day dinner! We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience. The food was exceptional and we left very impressed. It was pricy, but it was also worth it to us. It is a great venue for a special occasion!
I could not believe my boyfriend when he said that Jeff Ruby's had the best food he had ever eaten so I blew it off...until we got there and I ate it for myself! The way that the steaks are cooked so perfect on the outside and inside is a masterpiece in itself. Our waiter (Bryan) was absolutely wonderful and we did not want or need for anything before he was there to provide it for us. Definitely going to be a special occasion trip the next time we go to Louisville! All around an absolutely wonderful experience for a first timer!!
Jeff Ruby's is the best overall restaurant to impress in Louisville. Sitting at the bar when the band or signer is performing is probably our favorite spot. The food and service is always perfect or they will be the first to insist they make it right so our experience lines up for the price it cost to eat there. Looking forward to our next date or special occasion at Jeff Ruby's. It never gets old.
We celebrated my son's recent job promotion at Jeff Ruby's in Louisville. The evening was absolutely amazing. Our reservations were for 7:00 o'clock and we were seated right on time. The hostess (Bailey) greeted us with a warm smile and showed us to our table. Our server for the evening (John M.) was terrific. He was very attentive the entire time, but did not feel like he was intruding on our dinner. He made us feel relaxed and not hurried. His suggestions for our dinner were excellent. Our table had the strip steaks, fillet and lamb chops. Each plate was equally delicious. The sides, especially the mac and cheese were generous portions that we shared between the five of us. The manager (Jeff L.) stopped by our table to ensure that our dinner and service was top notch. Overall, the food, service and atmosphere were exactly how we wanted to celebrate our son's recent promotion. We will definitely keep Jeff Ruby in mind for our next family celebration!
Jeff Ruby's was an outstanding restaurant and always has been. My waiter, Andrei, and the assistant waiter were outstanding. While staying classy the waiters still talked to us like we were friends, and treated us with the utmost respect. Also, to celebrate my boyfriends 17th birthday they brought out a complimentary piece of cheesecake with a lit candle on it out to my table. The atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing with the dim lights and extravagant decorations. The food is outstanding to say the least. I definitely recommend the Freddie Salad, the Filet, the asparagus, and the mashed potatoes.
Jeff Ruby's is truly an amazing fine dining experience and the best steak I've ever had. I will return, and definitely more than once. Best food and service I've ever had hands down.
My wife and I had a great evening. We experienced a nice dinner at a competitors restaurant a while back. She was really wanting to compare the sweet potato casserole and was a little disappointed not seeing it on the menu. Other than that, a few more items with chocolate on them would be nice on the dessert menu. All in all. This was a nice place.
Friends had a gift card & we joined them for dinner. We don't usually go downtown during the week but traffic wasn't as bad as expected so we arrived early & had a glass of wine at the bar. We split the salmon, augratin potatoes, broccolini, & a Bibb salad. Very good & plenty for two. Our friends had the volcano roll & a huge bone in pork chop. Service was great.
We always enjoy Jeff Ruby's and especially the one in Louisville! Atmosphere is vibrant and at least on the weekend they have excellent live musicians in the bar.
Now to the food. Make sure you order the shrimp cocktail! The shrimp are huge and wonderful. You won't be disappointed. Ahi tuna with seaweed salad was awesome! Crab bisque was very good but it would have benefitted with a heavier dose of Sherry. You can't go wrong with any steak you order here. They are cooked and seasoned to perfection! We ended our meal with the cheesecake which was a lighter version than most and perfect after a.big meal.
Our waiter Chris was excellent as was all other staff we encountered.
Jeff Ruby's is not just a wonderful meal, it is the whole package.
This restaurant is a tourist trap. We called head and made reservations. I asked for a table away from the entertainment, something as quiet as possible. We arrived 10 minutes early. Our table was not ready. We went to bar ordered a round of drinks. Before we received our drinks or paid, our table was ready. We asked the hostess and bartender if we could add our drinks to our dinner tab and have them brought to the table. Neither could answer and just gave us clueless looks. One husband paid for drinks and we dragged them through the crowded dining room. We were sat in the center of the restaurant and it was NOISY. The table in front of us was so close may 10 inches. I was raised and worked in New York City. I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in NYC. Yes, they are crowded but real estate space is at premium there not in Louisville Kentucky on an average Friday night. I could have understood the packing in of customers if it was Derby time or NCCA basketball at Yum Center.
Waiter was curious but never explained the $5.00 dessert charge of a "special ocassion". The food was very tasty but the other factor I have outlined would make this a restaurant I would not return to. I have dined at Eddie Merlot's and J. Alexanders and it is much more pleasurable experience and the food is comparable.
In my opinion Jeff Ruby's is the highest line restaurant in the city of Louisville. Piano player and horseshoe pickup bar at the entrance. Waiters and waitresses take care of your every need. Great atmosphere and the buzz of conversation fills the room. Men in expensive business suits and women draped in expensive dresses and sparkling jewelry. I call them "the beautiful people". Delicious steaks and seafood cooked to perfection and served by overly polite service personnel. My only complaint was I ordered a baked potato with butter only and they brought one with sour cream. It was served on the side but it looked like butter and I didn't realize it wasn't until it was on my potato. They also forgot to bring our mushrooms appetizers so they ended up comping those. Overall a very good meal if you can afford it.
My husband and I ate at Jeff Ruby's for my birthday celebration. We know steaks are the big draw here but we prefer seafood. We ordered the Salmon and the sea bass along with sushi and Brussels sprouts. My Sea bass was excellent as was the sauce and veggies that came with it. My husband enjoyed his Salmon but said he has had better elsewhere. It didn't have a sauce and was a little dry-but he said it was very tasty. The sushi was great! Dessert was excellent! The service is top notch! Nothing goes unnoticed and you don't have to ask for anything. This is a very spendy restaurant but the atmosphere and service along with great food is the reason. We will go back.
The food and service at any Jeff Ruby restaurant is always the same - excellent and top notch with Louisville being our favorite. Daniel our server was very personable and helpful with suggestions. His attention to detail was subtle yet professional - he made us feel right at home. We were excited to compliment Chef Brian in person. The personal escort to the restroom was an added bonus. Cudos to the whole staff.
My fiancé is leaving for a military deployment that will cover several months. We wanted one nice date before his departure. I advised the restaurant of this when I made reservations.
Our waiter Jeff treated us like royalty! It was a very bittersweet night, but Jeff worked very hard to keep me smiling as I fought back tears. Our meal was perfect, dessert was delightful & we really enjoyed our evening. We were most surprised that the restaurant gave a military appreciation discount, to see an establishment support the military in such a generous way is so incredibly heart warming. Thank you so much for a perfect send off!
It only seems fitting that we should celebrate his return from deployment in March, also at Jeff Ruby's!
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