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Carlo & Johnny, Cincinnati, OH

Carlo & Johnny

4.8
4.8
6937 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Classic style paired with Jeff Ruby's U.S.D.A Prime Steaks and exceptional seafood.
Three unique dining rooms, three wine cellars, and live music.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 936-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donny Hatton

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 513-936-8600 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager, Ashlee Heine.

  • Private party facilities

    With 5 private rooms from which to choose, Carlo & Johnny offers options for your business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends. We can comfortably accommodate up to 75 of your guests to ensure a perfect experience. perfect settings. Contact ASHLEE HEINE: 513.979.0872 or ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

  • Neighborhood

    Montgomery

  • Cross street

    Bunker Hill Lane

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,937 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Steakhouse

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Best Overall

  • Cincinnati

    Best Food

  • Cincinnati

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati

    Best Ambiance

  • Cincinnati

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati

    Steakhouse

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very enchanting evening. We were celebrating my birthday and the staff made us feel like royalty.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful way to celebrate our anniversary. We loved the atmosphere and the food was exquisite.
  3. TH

    TonyH

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great atmosphere, great service people.
  4. PP

    PaulaP

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was fabulous. Excellent service, well-timed. Good food, table by fireplace and Christmas decorations was extra special. Expensive but worth it for special occasions.
  5. E

    Edmurph

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice waiters. Water was never low. Multiple people came up and asked how we were doing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was a horrible experience. Wait staff was admittedly making things up about the item on the menu, I had a rancid oyster, the raw bar was awful, the band was way too loud and off key. It was an all-around bad experience, not what we would expect from a Jeff Ruby restaurant
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    54th wedding anniversary. Charlie always does a good job. Our favorite Ruby’s restaurant.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The serving staff was amazing. The food as always, perfect.
  10. JB

    JulianaB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening and experience! Great company to dine with! Food and wine, cocktails fabulous too
  11. DO

    DustinO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was outstanding. Can't wait to go again!
  12. BD

    BarbieD

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific- shrimp cocktail, salads, ribeyes, creamed spinach, mac’n cheese, wines - all excellent. Bread was so-so. But the only real downer was no baked potato on the menu. The service from Alex and Robbie was outstanding. And the ambience and decor here are wonderful. We love live music and were looking forward to it, but the band that night was just not good, so we left earlier than planned. But overall, a lovely experience. Will definitely be back when baked potatoes and good music are on the menu!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Took a very long time for our food. Chicken was dry and pork chop was tough. Way overpriced!
  14. C

    Christina

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was a dream. Honestly we had an excellent time and the service was top notch.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner… food and service. Thank You!!
  16. PS

    PatriciaS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Prices way too high. Crab bisque hardly any crab in. I had steak and lobster. The lobster was so salty could not eat it except for couple bites. Told waiter easy in steak spices. Still too much. I told waiter I could not eat the lobster because of the salt. Didn’t say anything. So 3/4 of a 12 oz lobster tail got thrown away. $119.00. We were there with $300.00 gift card given to us by the Precinct because of a really bad experience down there. We felt that the food has taken a nose dive. For the prices food should be better.
  17. CK

    ChrisK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Super-happy with every meal. Staff takes meticulous care of each guest.
  18. GS

    GregS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the service was outstanding! My wife and I love going and sitting in the bar area and the staff is always so engaging and accommadating. Carlo and Johnny is a MUST dining experience.
  19. MW

    MarciaW

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience, especially for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, etc. - superb servers, booths offer privacy and comfortable seating, lighting is perfect. Menu includes wonderful steaks. Extensive list of wines and other beverages. We will definitely return!
  20. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonder wait staff. Truly was a wonderful dining experience
  21. JO

    JohnO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The overall experience was wonderful and our server, Paul was fantastic!! We had a great time last night and a special anniversary for my wife & I
  22. SK

    StephenK

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous restaurant who hood ambience and great food! The service is impeccable!
  23. BM

    BrianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    I had the New York strip. I thought it would have been a better steak. It was not very tender and I understand that strips have some fat, but this steak had more than usual and was very tough. Flavor was not bad.
  24. T

    Tara

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary and my birthday. Any Ruby establishment is the place to go but we prefer Carlo and Johnny just because of the atmosphere. Always such a pleasure to be treated like royalty! Food is beyond fantastic, service is always the best. Our server Conrad went above and beyond. It’s worth it to celebrate every occasion there. We had such a good time. We will always be back. 🥰
  25. JK

    JeffK

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Carlo and Johnny! Service is always fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.
  26. KP

    KathyP

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dining at this restaurant, it’s one of our favorites. Went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was extremely busy, but we still had outstanding service and the staff even took time for small talk. They have recently changed their menu and have added tater tots as a side. I know it’s weird for a high end steak house to serve tater tots, but they were actually very good and I would recommend them.
  27. L

    Llg44

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    It was my birthday. I was so excited that I got reservations here. The service was good at first but, then he got really busy so, we ended up waiting on numerous things for quite awhile. I ordered an 8 oz filet medium plus and my husband ordered a 12 oz filet cooked the same way. When our food arrived my steak was rare and bloody inside, not to mention my husband’s 12 oz $80 steak was the same size as my 8 oz. I honestly hate to complain but, it was my birthday so, my husband convinced me to at least mention the rare steak in a nice manner. The steak was taken away with my macaroni on it and 5 minutes later a lady came back with a small plate in which she had scraped the macaroni onto from the other plate. It was cold and disgusting. I waited a good 20 minutes before the manager brought my steak back out. The manager said that the plate was very hot and when I saw my plate, I noticed it was the SAME filet that I had already cut apart and it was SO well done that I could barely chew it. I’m pretty sure, if I had to guess, that since the plate was hot, they microwaved my filet! At that moment my husband was finished eating and honestly I was a little embarrassed to complain again. I wish I weren’t that way but, I was a server, for 8 years in college, and know how it can be. Anyway, after we we’re done we were ready to go but, the waiter said he’d be back with my complimentary birthday treat. I waited a good 25 minutes for it to arrive and after that we waited for quite some time for our check. When we saw the bill I was shocked that they didn’t “at the very least” take a few dollars off the check for that horrible attempt to reheat a filet. I believe that because, the steak was returned raw and I waited forever to get it back (not to mention it was $60 and reheated to a more than well done temperature) that they would’ve taken it off the bill. Again, by this point we were ready to leave and I’m so sad to say that I highly doubt we’ll be back.
  28. C

    Claudia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very special place to have a great meal. The employees make you feel important and care about your enjooyment.
  29. S

    Scott

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Carlo & Johnny. Loved it! We were celebrating my wife's birthday with a date night. We were treated like royalty from the time we walked thru the door. Our waiter, Jack, was so knowledgeable and helpful when it came time to order. Can't wait to go back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were dining out to celebrate our son’s birthday and everything was incredible. Thank you for the amazing food and service.
  31. SH

    SummerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Connor was wonderful! It was our first time there and we had our two kids with us (10 & 12). He was very friendly and made nice recommendations. He was very attentive, but not bothersome. He helped make our first experience there a great one.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting family and celebrating birthdays!
  33. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale dining at its finest. I reserved a table for my wifes birthday. We both had a great time. We will definitely return for the excellent service and excellent food.
  34. J

    Jimmyd

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience. The food was great & the service was excellent!
  35. T

    Trkymn

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice & super people
  36. B

    monicaB

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband is a steakhouse connoisseur and he just kept saying how that was the best steak he has ever had!! The knife went through it like butter. Everything from the first impressions at the front door to the food and waiting staff was incredible! We do wish the selection of potato options for the sides was a little better. Personal I would to see an Au gratin potato as an option over tots. But we loved it and we will definitely be back!!
  38. R

    Rhonda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Carlo and Johnny, filet and Mac and cheese were amazing.
  39. DB

    DougB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining at Carlos and Jonny’s within almost a week. Both times our overall experience was good but with minor issues. The first time was Monday the 7th where my girlfriends steak came out very well done when ordered medium well. This was no big deal as they fixed the issue and made a new steak however in the time it took to remake the steak I had to eat my steak to prevent it from being cold. So it left us in a weird position where I completely ate my steak while she waited for hers to be remade. And then once hers arrived I was done with mine and had to wait for her to finish her steak. Because of this they offered us desert on them however I think there was a miscommunication on their part as we never received it. the overall experience was still good. The general manager reached out afterwards and gave us a gift card making it pretty hard not to come back and give the restaurant a second try. We decided to come back Tuesday the 15th, the gm did not happen to be in this day which is fine we were just told to ask for him to oversee our experience to ensure it be perfect this go around. This time everything was good, the Mac and cheese was top tier and my steak was very good. However somehow within almost the same week my girlfriends steak was messed up again. It came out very very rare when ordered medium well. Again we asked and they fixed this immediately but left us in that same weird position where we had to eat at separate times. The overall experience was good the service was great once again. Normally incorrect steak temperatures are no big deal but it’s hard to justify spending 300 dollars on a meal when it doesn’t come out the way you order it. Maybe we just got unlucky both times because it’s hard to see a place like this being inconsistent with steak temps. I will attach a pic of the undercooked steak(not great pic because I didn’t have flags on but you can see it isn’t medium well)
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our first time at this restaurant. I expected a lot more for the price. The steak was delicious although my only complaint was the food wasn’t very warm so by the time we were half way through the meal it was cold, same with the Mac n cheese and mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were average the mac and cheese was good but it hardened once it got cold(which didn’t last very long warm). My boyfriend ordered the margarita and took maybe 2 sips out of it since it was so bad. The only thing worth it were the steaks. The cheesecake was also very mediocre. Probably won’t be going back.

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You can order delivery directly from Carlo & Johnny using the Order Online button. Carlo & Johnny also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 936-8600.

Carlo & Johnny is rated 4.8 stars by 6937 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Carlo & Johnny

9769 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bunker Hill Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Montgomery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donny Hatton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 936-8600

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 513-936-8600 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager, Ashlee Heine.

  • Private party facilities

    With 5 private rooms from which to choose, Carlo & Johnny offers options for your business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends. We can comfortably accommodate up to 75 of your guests to ensure a perfect experience. perfect settings. Contact ASHLEE HEINE: 513.979.0872 or ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

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