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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
513-321-5454
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Ranked #5 of 1,750 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.
Description: For Jeff Ruby, this is the steakhouse that started it all. In 1981, The Precinct was born in the former Cincinnati Police Patrol House Number 6. This turn-of-the-century, Romanesque-style structure would hold what is now the longest, continuously running white tablecloth restaurant in the city. Recently named one of America's Top 10 Steakhouses by USA Today and Gayot.com, The Precinct is frequently recognized as having Cincinnati’s best steaks, seafood and service. This consistent high level of quality and overall guest experience over 3 decades has endeared Precinct to celebrities, businesspeople, families and loyal diners alike.
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food at the Precinct really is first class. The steaks are top quality and prepared to true perfection. Side dishes such as creamed spinach, macaroni and cheese and onion straws are fantastic. There are only a couple of negatives. First, the bar area is far too noisy. The evening I was there they had a rather so-so band that... More 

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Cincinnati
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I took my wife to The Precinct for her birthday...we had never eaten there but always wanted to. During the reservation process I asked for "something cozy" and they gave us a delightful table partitioned off from the main room where there were only four small tables together - perfect! Our waitress, Cherran, was very attentive and helpful without being... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think the tittle says it all. This place has it all. It may be a little crowded but it should not detract from your mean. The atmosphere is outstanding but not overwhelming. You don't feel like you are in the Ritz but a fascinating place. The service is outstanding and I thin overshadows the steaks. The steaks are outstanding.... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We just had a birthday celebration for our 16-year-old twins at The Precinct. They really know how to make an event special! Of course, it is pricey, but the service and the food are worth the splurge!

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Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not literally, but the next table is seldom more than 6 to 12 inches away. Ruby still knows how to run a restaurant, but he's handcuffed by the unique space. Plan to spend a goodly sum, but the food never disappoints!

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Lebanon, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I reserved one of their private dining rooms for myself and 11 friends and family members. My family has been going to the precinct for special occasions for over a decade now. In my mind it is the premier steakhouse in Cincinnati, but it is more than that. While traveling for business I have eaten in what are consider the... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well, I have never been to jail, but I am sure this 1900's Precinct didn't server this fabulous food back in the day. You do pay for the quality and service, but they deliver on both. The Bone in Steaks are Dry Aged, which makes the flavor jump out. The sides were fantastic; Salad with some incredible bacon pieces and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food is great love the steaks. Service is also wonderful. Atmosphere is very relaxing. staff could not be friendlier. Pricey but well worth it.

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Cincinnati, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just a quick family birthday celebration. Table in the bar area. Just ordered burgers and fries... Which were very good! Kind of pricey for my taste.

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Philadelphia, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I eat here as often as possible when visiting Cincinnati. I bring customers here for dinner and they are always impressed. The service is great as well as a fantastic menu.

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Additional Information about The Precinct

Address: 311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
Phone Number: 513-321-5454
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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