July 13, 2010

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

With a few exceptions, the steaks here are seasoned with "Ruby Dust," a secret blend of twenty herbs and spices. So secret is the blend that, according to our server, two different companies make it. Each is responsible for half the ingredients; only at each restaurant are the two halves combined. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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The entrance to Jeff Ruby's from inside the casino. The restaurant is on the north side of the complex.
The entrance to Jeff Ruby's from inside the casino. The restaurant is on the north side of the complex.
While Jeff Ruby's is headquartered in Cincinnati, a picture of the restaurant's founder and owner sits on the maître d' stand to greet you as you enter.
While Jeff Ruby's is headquartered in Cincinnati, a picture of the restaurant's founder and owner sits on the maître d' stand to greet you as you enter.
The bar at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse has a stage above and behind it with the ever-present white piano front and center.
The bar at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse has a stage above and behind it with the ever-present white piano front and center.
An antique slot machine in the bar area of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse.
An antique slot machine in the bar area of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse.
The interior of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is filled with chandeliers hand picked at auctions and antique shops around the country by the man, himself, Jeff Ruby.
The interior of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is filled with chandeliers hand picked at auctions and antique shops around the country by the man, himself, Jeff Ruby.
The interior of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is filled with chandeliers hand picked at auctions and antique shops around the country by the man, himself, Jeff Ruby.
The interior of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is filled with chandeliers hand picked at auctions and antique shops around the country by the man, himself, Jeff Ruby.
The interior of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is filled with chandeliers hand picked at auctions and antique shops around the country by the man, himself, Jeff Ruby.
The interior of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is filled with chandeliers hand picked at auctions and antique shops around the country by the man, himself, Jeff Ruby.
If the large and rather stimulating interior is too much, there are little nooks that offer a more intimate dining experience.
If the large and rather stimulating interior is too much, there are little nooks that offer a more intimate dining experience.
The champagne buckets await your order.
The champagne buckets await your order.
Jeff Ruby is personally involved with the decorating decisions in each of his 8 restaurants.
Jeff Ruby is personally involved with the decorating decisions in each of his 8 restaurants.