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Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
+1 513-936-8600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I recently visited this restaurant twice for Christmas parties, one big and on small. The service and food were wonderful. The steaks were fantastic and cooked perfectly. The shrimp for the shrimp cocktail were firm, tasty and gigantic. While I did not have room for...More

1  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience at Carlo & Johnny last night. Our waiter, Mike, was right on the ball explaining the different types of steak offerings and sides. Since everything is ala carte, the sides and salads are huge! Order a half salad (I...More

1  Thank Beechluver
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We decided to try this Jeff Ruby steakhouse in Cincinnati based on their reputation, as it was our anniversary weekend. We took a chance without reservations since we could not book online. We drove up the beautiful, charming old house and were seated right away....More

2  Thank fwblondy
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The food was delicious! A little sticker shock, but that is why you go on special occasions I suppose. Our server was very friendly and we appreciate that they went above and beyond. They even brought out a dessert for our anniversary to top it...More

2  Thank Adam J
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We went to celebrate my husband's 61st birthday. Carlo and Johnny is always our choice for a celebration of any kind-even if we're celebrating life in general. The service was impeccable. Danielle and Joe went out of their way to make sure everything we needed...More

1  Thank CindyLaFreniere
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had our anniversary dinner here tonight! I've been wanting to go for awhile and we finally decided this was the perfect occasion to go. It was a Sunday night and we had reservations for 5. It wasn't too crowded during the time we were...More

2  Thank hj99
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The service was fantastic, our waiter was great. The food wasn't as good as Jeff Ruby's in downtown Cincinnati. The atmosphere was a little gloomy and dark. It was very enjoyable, though.

1  Thank Laurie1976
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I was in a business group that came here for dinner. The location is convenient, being just far enough outside downtown to avoid most traffic, but there is still some bleedover from the interstate. The atmosphere and decor are designed to be a 20s speakeasy....More

2  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here! The service was respectful and friendly; not overbearing. The even gave us a complimentary dessert and a photo of us at the table to remember our date. The steaks were absolutely heavenly!! The sides were alright but I...More

1  Thank amy1521
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We dined at Carlo and Johnny for the first time and it lived up to all the great reviews. The steaks were done exactly as ordered and the quality was great. The halibut was fresh and very good. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive...More

1  Thank David M
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29 June 2017|
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Response from CindyLaFreniere | Reviewed this property |
If you're vegan, I'm not sure, but if you are vegetarian there are several delicious salad options and side dishes. They change the menu seasonally, so the entrees vary. Most recently they had a mushroom risotto that is... More
Dutch L
23 February 2017|
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Response from Peggy H | Reviewed this property |
I agree. I don't think they have Happy Hour on a Saturday night.
16 April 2015|
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Response from Suzanne B | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think they have a children's menu. And there really are no small portion sizes at Carlo & Johnny's . You could always split a filet or other main entrée, but no small bite items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-936-8600
  • E-mail
Following the Jeff Ruby tradition of fine dining in unique settings is Carlo & Johnny. This beautiful mansion has a storied history as a casino and Mafia hangout, adorned with antiques and unique appointments. As for the menu, it's in keeping with the Jeff Ruby tradition; delicious, innovative, and out-of-this-world. And with 15 steaks, it's Ruby's most comprehensive menu ever. The old Hollywood glamour and delicious cuisine promise a meal and experience to remember.
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