UPDATE: Yesterday restaurateur and personality Jeff Ruby revealed via his personal Twitter account the opening date for the downtown location of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse: "Exclusive for my followers cuz I love ya. [First] look @TheRealJeffRuby Steakhouse NASHVILLE! Opening my birthday April 19[.]"
Construction of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse on the ground floor of downtown's UBS Tower appears to be moving steadily along. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in tandem with the issuing of a $3.2 million construction permit at the beginning of September, and last week a rendering of the restaurant's exterior popped up on the restaurant's Facebook page. While it doesn't reveal much, it does show the promised outdoor seating areas, along with a large fire pit and front entrance canopy.
Cincinnati-based Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment currently has steakhouses in both Louisville and Cincinnati, with plans for continued expansion.