Jeff Ruby's Downtown Steakhouse to Move to Fountain Square

The new 12,000-square-foot location — formerly The Booksellers on Fountain Square — will feature a furnished patio, multiple dining rooms for private events and a full-service bar and lounge.

click to enlarge Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse's flagship location on Walnut Street - PHOTO: FACEBOOK.COM/JEFFRUBYSSTEAKHOUSE
Photo: facebook.com/JeffRubysSteakhouse
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse's flagship location on Walnut Street

Downtown dining destination Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is making some changes.

Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment (JRCE) has announced that the flagship eatery is relocating from 700 Walnut St. to Fountain Square's Foundry in 2022.

The Foundry is a 3CDC project transforming the former Macy's building into a mixed-use development with multiple restaurants, including French brasserie Royce, which will be located in the former Tiffany's. 

“Fountain Square is the iconic center of this amazing city,” said Jeff Ruby, founder and chairman of JRCE, in a release. “It’s where people go to get engaged, where we party after big wins, where we celebrate life. I’m honored that we will be able to add to its legacy and bring joy with world-class dining experiences.”

JRCE says the new 12,000-square-foot location — formerly The Booksellers on Fountain Square — will feature a furnished patio, multiple dining rooms for private parties and events, live music, valet parking and a full-service bar and lounge. 

The lounge will feature an elevated stage and boast a "circa 1860 Steinway Baby Grand Piano made entirely of 24 karat gold plated bronze and Mother of Pearl flanked by two dramatic torchieres," per the release. 

The executive chef of Jeff Ruby's in Lexington, Dylan Jones, will be returning to Cincinnati to take over the restaurant when it opens.

Turner Construction will be building out the renovation with 3CDC, which says Jeff Ruby's eatery will be a "complement to the vibrancy across the street at Fountain Square.”

Jeff Ruby's original location on Walnut Street will be open until late 2022, and then will transform into an event center for up to 250 guests

For more information, visit facebook.com/JeffRubysSteakhouse


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