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Jeff Ruby

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Jeff Ruby Knows How to Make an Exit

    ​Yes, almost half a year has passed since Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse closed its first and only St. Louis location at River City Casino, but Gut Check remains obsessed with the Cincinnati-based restaurant. Partly because it served the best damned steak we've ever eaten. Partly because its demise was so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    February 2011 Openings and Closings

    Ian FroebSouth Grand Gyro Express returned after an eight-month hiatus.​February was a very busy one for restaurants in St. Louis. Not only were there numerous openings, including at long last 1904 Steak House, the revision of the former Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse at River City Casino, but a few resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Sneak a Peek at the Menu of the 1904 Steak House

    Screenshot: www.rivercity.com​River City Casino is gearing up to debut the 1904 Steak House in the space vacated last year by Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Gut Check is sending an operative to attend a media preview of the new menu tomorrow night, but you can preview that menu (link PDF) now on the casi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Openings & Closings 2010: The Final Reckoning

    Farmhaus was a highlight among the 2010 openings.​A snowy day is the perfect time to look back over our archive of restaurant openings and closings -- and notes on restaurants that we forgot to include on our lists of openings and closings -- and draw the obvious conclusion: A lot of restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Is Jeff Ruby's by Any Other Name Just as Savory?

    Jennifer SilverbergInside Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, now the Steakhouse​River City Casino has yet to post information on its website about the new steakhouse, called the Steakhouse, that replaced Jeff Ruby's, which closed in November of last year. I stopped by the casino today, hoping to spy a menu.I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Top Ten Dishes of 2010: Honorable Mentions and a Posthumous Nod

    Kholood EidThe "Sweet Burger," the veggie/vegan burger at SweetArt​Today concludes my counting down of the Top Ten Dishes of 2010, as drawn from my reviews of new restaurants throughout the year. This 2010 list marked a change from my previous year-end top tens, in which I included dishes from my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Bumble Bee Recalls Canned Chicken for Hard Plastic Contamination http://bit.ly/iahaFg Jeff Ruby's at River City Casino Now Called The Steakhouse - http ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Jeff Ruby's at River City Casino Now The Steakhouse

    Jennifer SilverbergJeff Ruby's Steakhouse is now, simply, the Steakhouse.​River City Casino has reopened Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse as, simply, The Steakhouse. According to the restaurant's phone message, the new restaurant is open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-9 p.m. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: RT @RuthBourdain: Wow. NASA has discovered a completely new life form. Two questions: How the fuck does it taste? And, can you sous vide it? Kakao Choc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    November 2010 Openings and Closings [Updated]

    Jennifer Silverberg Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse closed two weeks ago.​November was a tumultuous month for the local restaurant scene -- much more so than this list can convey. That's partly because some of the news items from the beginning of the month were about restaurants that had closed in l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jeff Ruby's and the Disappearing Website Restaurant

    Jennifer SilverbergJeff Ruby's photo will no longer grace River City Casino.​At long last, one of the worst-kept secrets in the St. Louis restaurant biz can be confirmed: Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse has closed its location at River City Casino. George Mahe reports at Relish that Jeff Ruby's final day o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: 7-11 Doesn't Want to be Opportunisitc, Preceeds to Beat Slurpee Summit Idea to Pulp http://bit.ly/cUUMKk What St. Louis Food Blogs Should We Be Digesti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Jeff Ruby Talks! (About Kicking O.J. Simpson out of His Restaurant)

    I'm still waiting to hear back from the Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse corporate office in Cincinnati about the status of the River City Casino restaurant. However, I feel bad about depriving you of an opportunity to hear from Jeff Ruby himself, so here's a news report about the time he asked O.J. Simpson t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Jeff Ruby's and the Case of the Disappearing Website, Part 2

    Jennifer SilverbergIs Jeff Ruby saying farewell to St. Louis?​Last month, I reported on the curious circumstance that the main website of Cincinnati-based Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse no longer lists its St. Louis location at River City Casino. The URL for the St. Louis location now redirects to the mai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Jeff Ruby's and the Case of the Disappearing Website

    www.jeffruby.com/st-louis.php​File this under "Things That Make You Go Hmmm": The screenshot above is what you see if you visit www.jeffruby.com/st-louis.php. This should be the home page of the St. Louis branch of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, which opened earlier this year at the new River City Casino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Best of Blowback: Top 10 RFT Reader Responses

    This one's for you, dear readers.​ In honor of this year's Best of St. Louis issue, which hits the street today (woohoo!), we at RFT wanted to honor a different kind of "best" -- the best contributions from you, our readers. In the last year, your comments have made us laugh. They've made us cry ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010
  • News

    July 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Poll Results: What's the Best Cut of Steak?

    Last week, I raved about the steaks at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. My favorite there was the bone-in New York strip, and the rib eye and filet mignon were excellent as well. What are your favorite cuts? The winner was clear. ​The rib eye nearly doubled the second choice, the strip. If you're curious, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Larry Conners and the Watery Jack Daniels, Part 2: Larry Conners Responds!

    ​Two weeks ago Gut Check brought you news of a rare (for this restaurant critic, at least) local-celebrity sighting at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse: KMOV anchor Larry Conners, his wife and drinks that weren't quite up to par.Yesterday, the RFT received a response from Conners. I would have posted it her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Image via​ After Ian dined at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse for this week's review, he decided to poll readers about their favorite cuts of steak (click here to vote -- the poll closes on Monday, July 19). We also put our livers into recovery and recapped the World Goblet, plus we learned a little ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Review Slideshow: Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

    Jennifer Silverberg​Great steak...or greatest steak? My review of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (777 River City Casino Boulevard; 314-388-7630) is now available online. And be sure to check out Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of the glitzy restaurant and its food.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    What's the Best Cut of Steak?

    Image via​I've never really thought of myself as a steakhouse guy. Can't afford 'em on my own dime -- and even under the auspices of my gig as a restaurant critic, I visit only one, maybe two, a year. For the most part, my steak preference is the bistro style: a less-tender, more-flavorful hanger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Review Preview: Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

    Jennifer Silverberg​Grab a handful of Benjamins and your eating pants: We're headed to River City Casino for a date with Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review of the top-dollar restaurant.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Does Larry Conners Have to Tase a Bartender?

    ​After four years as a restaurant critic, I can count the number of celebrities -- local, even, let alone national -- I've spotted while dining on one hand. There was the night Joe Buck strolled past my table at F15teen. He was taller -- and, according to my wife, more handsome -- than you might e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of April 20

    Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. ​ Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    River City Casino Reveals Restaurant Plans

    Image via​River City Casino is slated to open Thursday, March 4, which means the p.r. blitz is in full swing. Yesterday, the casino revealed its lineup of restaurants.This is another property from Pinnacle Entertainment, whose Lumière Place is home to Hubert Keller's Sleek and Burger Bar (among o ... More >>

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