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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 2 February 2016

Any Jeff Ruby restaurant can be expected to deliver quality or food, service and atmosphere. Carlo & Johnny's in Montgomery Ohio meets these standards and more. From the moment you walk into the establishment and are warmly greeted by smartly dressed and almost regal staff...More

2  Thank Dmcdon2851
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We spend a lot of time at Carlo and Johnny as they have the best bands in the area for dancing and the best atmosphere. Charlie makes sure the service is always superior. About once a month we eat dinner there , as the food...More

Thank CindyLaFreniere
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Just had another amazing experience at Carlo & Johnny. The food, drinks, service, entertainment and ambiance consistently earns high marks. When in doubt go with an assortment of appetizers and a bone-in steak and wash it all down with some red wine and martinis. The...More

Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I think they are missing a few $$ from the description (I know $$$$ is the highest). It always takes my breath away when I see the final bill. We spent $180 before tip on one beer, two steaks, three sides, and one dessert. Yet,...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I love Carlo and Johnny, it has always been my go to Jeff Ruby steak house. I love the decor and the feel of the restaurant. My food was delicious as usual. I love the Freddie salad, I think it is a great menu item....More

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This restaurant is one of my favorites - hands down. When my coworkers and friends come to town I always recommend a Jeff Ruby restaurant. I stopped counting how many people I have personally brought to a JR restaurant. However, this visit was so disappointing....More

5  Thank Erika K
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Carlo & Johnny. We were made to feel special the moment we walked in to the restaurant. The building of course is beautiful but to have so many of the staff go out of their way...More

1  Thank Wanda N
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I'm amazed that the reviews don't reflect a TOP rating for Carlo & Johnnys. Is it a low prices place to dine, NOPE. But, if you're willing to pay for top quality dining, outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere, you really need to try this restaurant....More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We are local and dine and dance regularly at Carlo and Johnny. Some of the best live music you will find anywhere in a unique mansion that has the feel of a speakeasy. The food is superb and we have tried just about everything on...More

Thank CindyLaFreniere
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Carlo & Johnny is in a lovely building with a large parking lot in front of it. Parking is valet or self park. We arrived on a Saturday evening and were seated right away. Our water glasses were filled in a reasonable amount of time...More

Thank tlynn63
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Dutch L
Do you have happy hour on Sat.
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.
Does Carlo and Johnny's have a children's menu?
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, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-936-8600
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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