“People don’t go to our restaurants because they’re hungry; they can go to their refrigerators for that… they come to our restaurants to celebrate life,” – Jeff Ruby, Founder of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

COLUMBUS (May 20, 2024) – Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Columbus, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful Restaurants in America by PEOPLE magazine and OpenTable. This prestigious recognition celebrates the restaurant’s stunning design and exceptional dining experience. Known for its luxurious décor featuring stained-glass domes, tufted velvet booths, and intricate chandeliers, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse offers an opulent atmosphere that complements its upscale menu.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive our first-ever design award,” said Britney Ruby Miller, President and CEO of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. “Our Columbus restaurant was my first design job learning from the master, my dad, and founder, Jeff Ruby. Most people don’t know that Jeff Ruby is the secret sauce to our design. This was the first tag-team father-and-daughter design project we worked on together. I will forever be the student and he will always be the master, so every project I can spend working with him is a real treat,” Ruby Miller shared.

Ruby Miller also extended gratitude to their landlord and partners, Phil and Mary Jo Fulton, saying, “We promised to honor your historical building, and you trusted us with every design decision along the way. We are humbled and proud to partner with you on what we can now say is Ohio’s Most Beautiful Restaurant!”

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“To us, design is just as important as the food, beverage, and service so we are very thankful for our partners who helped bring our vision to life,” Ruby Miller said.

The Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse team continually gives guests the sparkling Jeff Ruby Experience and works tirelessly to maintain the charm and character of the building at 89 E. Nationwide Blvd. Visit here to make a reservation at Ohio’s Most Beautiful Restaurant.

About Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment (JRCE), founded by Jeff Ruby in 1981 with the opening of The Precinct in Cincinnati, has grown into one of the longest-running fine dining steakhouses in America, with seven nationally recognized fine dining restaurants in Cincinnati, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville, and Nashville. In June 2023, the company opened its first event venue in Cincinnati called The Lempicka by Jeff Ruby. JRCE is led by an executive team and Jeff Ruby’s three children, Britney Ruby Miller, Brandon, and Dillon Ruby. Additionally, the family founded the Jeff Ruby Foundation to improve the lives of at-risk youth in all their restaurant communities. For more information, visit