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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 24 February 2016

Exactly what a downturn in service, attention to detail and the quality of food. I don't know if it was timing or what (after valentine's day rush week). The food was much less standard and nothing like we have had previously here. The steak was...More

Thank 2IrishFans
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I've come to expect the best from Carlo and Johnny, especially with Charlie Bledsoe in charge, and I was not disappointed. It was all beef for us, with the excellent sauteed mushrooms and onions on the side. Normally, i wouldn't mess up a steak this...More

Thank CinVinman
Reviewed 21 February 2016

While Jeff Ruby Steakhouses are synonymous with fine dining in Cincinnati, Carlo & Johnny is often overlooked as an option for the same level of quality and atmosphere. It's located north of the city (approximately 15-20 minutes), but near fine shopping (Kenwood) and quality lodging....More

Thank raweekley
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience! I chose this place for my birthday dinner and it was well worth it. I had the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked. They didn't have the martini I wanted so the waiter had the bartender create one for...More

Thank Bix B
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite birthday dinner places. I love the old, antique decor and the feeling of dining at a glamorous restaurant that might have been in the 1930's or 40's; not to mention the food is great! Not surprising as Jeff Ruby...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Carlo & Johnny for our 20th wedding anniversary. This fine dining restaurant offers several themed rooms to suit almost any occasion. The wait staff ensured a great dining experience and also ensured the flower arrangement was placed at the...More

Thank Kurt G
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
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28 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, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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