Over-the-top decor sets the scene for culinary entertainment
JEFF RUBY’S STEAKHOUSE | Columbus, OH, U.S.
size: 10,000 sf
completion: December 2017
photos: Mark A Steele Photography
Shop! member FRCH Design Worldwide contributed to the restaurant’s design.
STAYING TRUE TO ITS SIGNATURE ROOTS, the sixth location for Midwestern U.S. restaurateur Jeff Ruby leverages Ruby’s iconic lavish style and attention to detail. His vision permeates the 100-year-old space while respecting the original building’s architectural integrity.
Spanning two levels of Art Deco-inspired interiors, the restaurant features tufted velvet walls, Venetian mirrors, stained-glass domes, and a remarkable collection of antiques—many of which Ruby himself acquired. The ceilings are adorned with 20 antique Art Deco and Venetian chandeliers.
Layered within the luxurious details is a celebration of the city the restaurant is located in, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. The private Buckeye Room showcases the area’s collegiate heritage, complete with a Souzaphone chandelier, a reference to the The Ohio State University’s marching band. In addition, sports paraphernalia lines the walls, including trophies, helmets, and autographed footballs.
Bold lighting and consistent use of color was utilized to create a seamless environment, where the vast array of décor becomes cohesive. Oversized drapery, gold detailing, and one-of-a-kind murals all deliver on creating the over-the-top dining experience the brand is known for. The newest Columbus steakhouse is truly a spatial portrait of Mr. Ruby, and his lifelong customers wouldn’t have it any other way.