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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
513-321-5454
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Ranked #7 of 1,702 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Columbia Parkway
Transit: There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
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Springboro, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The prices are a little high, but for a special occasion, this is the place to come in Cincinnati.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

One of the best steaks I've ever had. I read some bad reviews but it was a great experience for my wife and I. The waiter was professional and we didn't feel as though we were being rushed out the door like others have described. The wine selection was huge and there were some great options. It is expensive but... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Precinct serves fantastic steaks and has great service. The restaurant is fairly small, which means it is the restaurant in Cincinnati that you have to book your reservation the furthest out. It and the other Jeff Ruby restaurants are probably the priciest in the city. The tables are close together, but we didn't feel intruded on by the people... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's somewhat surprising that some of the best filet mignon in the country is available here in Cincinnati at The Precinct. I have been constrained to eating filet as my only red meat option for the past three plus years due to dietary restrictions. As you might guess, when you are so constrained and eat red meat only once monthly,... More

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Cheviot, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

You get what you pay for at the Precinct and much, much more. The food was delicious and the serving were huge. The service what what diners dream of. After you eat a meal at the Precinct (I had steak) the food that you dine on in other restaurants will never equate to the Precinct. Once you try the Precinct... More

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Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went with my boyfriends family to The Precinct for his mothers birthday. We sat and enjoyed the giant shrimp cocktail, thank god I had that to eat... I ordered the Brandon Phillips ($47) medium with garlic mashed potatoes and my boyfriend had ordered the Mick Cronin ($66). When the steaks were delivered to the table, I sliced the steak... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are visiting Cincinnati, love steak, and have a few bucks to blow, then eating at The Precinct is a must. This is not a chain restaurant that you could dine at and not know where in the continental United States you are. It is uniquely Cincinnati and unequivocally Jeff Ruby.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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111 reviews 111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had a business dinner at the Precinct recently and was not sure what to expect with the food quality. By the number of dinners in the restaurant, it certainly was a packed house! It was almost impossible to move between the tables, and I really question if it was fire-code compliant. However, lets talk food. The steak I received... More

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DAYTON
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a great meal at The Precinct this past weekend. We started out with a great Crab Leg appetizer, followed by a Great Medium Rare Filet, with a Lobster. Steak was grilled perfectly, with a crisp outside, and a rare inside. Lobster melted in your mouth. For desert, we had their take on Bananas Foster. It was also great...yum,... More

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cincinnati
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The original Jeff Ruby steakhouse, and still serves a great steak. It's not the 'in' place to go anymore but you can always count on a good meal. The seating is, as noted by other reviewers, not optimal. It can be pretty crowded at times......

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