A Look Inside: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

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Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, a popular steak, seafood, and sushi restaurant, officially opened in Downtown Nashville on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The high-end restaurant features nightly live entertainment and top-of-the-line service. Nashville marks the third Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse behind Cincinnati and Louisville. Jeff Ruby is also the founder of two other Cincinnati-based steakhouses, Precinct and Carlo & Johnny. Nashville Guru got a look inside the sweeping, eye-catching space in Music City.

The Interior

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The interior of Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in Nashville is vibrant with deep color tones, soaring ceilings, numerous chandeliers, antiques, and vintage decor. Lavish leather seating fills the spacious bar area, a main dining room, and three private dining rooms. The entire space is over 10,000-square-feet and can accommodate up to 340 guests, including the outdoor areas. There’s an elevated stage behind the bar where nightly performers keep the atmosphere lively. Get your shoes shined and make sure to visit the restrooms — they may have some of the best character in the city.

To get an idea of the Ruby family’s love for detail and making the space one-of-a-kind, here are some interesting tidbits:

  • Local florist Oshi provides the restaurant with fresh flowers and comes by weekly to refresh them.
  • The fireplace in the Music City Room came from Al Capone’s winter home in Florida.
  • The Speakeasy Room has a 150-year-old liquor cabinet containing 200 different bottles of liquor, 100 of which are different bourbons and whiskeys. The door to the room is from a true speakeasy and the table is made out of a Roman numeral clock from an old London cathedral.
The Bar

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The Main Dining Room

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Private Dining Rooms

There are three private dining rooms, including The Music City Room (66 guests), The Jeff Ruby Room (14 guests), and The Speakeasy Room (12 guests). Preset menus are available for private parties.

The Music City Room

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The Jeff Ruby Room

The Speakeasy Room

Restrooms & Shoeshine

Men’s Restroom

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Shoe Shine (left) | Women’s Restroom (right)

The Exterior

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Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse has an outdoor patio and lounge area. There’s also a designated section where guests can enjoy cigars.

The Menu

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Jeff Ruby’s is definitely a place for meat lovers, especially when it comes to steaks, seafood and sushi. The menu includes options like Japanese Wagyu, bacon-wrapped filet, cowboy steak, lobster thermidor, grilled Scottish salmon, and veal chop. There’s also a nice selection of salads, vegetable plates and sides like Music City Bleu and Nashville “Hot” Greens. Desserts, cocktails, wines, and cigars are also available. See all the menus. 

Jeff Ruby’s Details

For your next refined night out, add Jeff Ruby’s to your list of options.

  • Address: 300 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219 (map)
  • Phone: (615) 434-4300 (call)
  • Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 5pm – 10pm (bar and sushi open at 4pm)
    Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 11pm (bar and sushi open at 4pm)
    Sunday: closed
  • Official Website

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