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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135 (Columbia Parkway)
There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
513-321-5454
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: For Jeff Ruby, this is the steakhouse that started it all. In 1981, The...
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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  • 27
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb Dining Experience

Great aged steaks, very attentive service, lovely atmosphere. We reserved an individual dining room to celebrate to celebrate a masters degree graduation . Highly recommended, but pricey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Irvin L
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Cincinnati
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great aged steaks, very attentive service, lovely atmosphere. We reserved an individual dining room to celebrate to celebrate a masters degree graduation . Highly recommended, but pricey.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best steakhouses that my wife and I have had. Set up in an original Police Station with photos of the original patrolmen on the wall. We both had the filet and it was one of the best. Great experience and would go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Food was great but the serving was small and over priced. I expected more based on the hype. Years ago a serving at the Precinct would have fed two people compared to today. I took my mother and I think she felt I wasted my money.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Anything Jeff Ruby does in the restaurant business is 'wonderful'. We have never had a bad meal at any of his restaurants. The Precinct was one of the first in Cincinnati and has remained a favorite.

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Maineville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Precinct is probable the best meal you can have in Cincinnati when it comes to a great steak dinner. I have eaten there several time and have never been disappointed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the Precinct! of course! Reservations are made and we are on our way down Columbia Pkwy. to Columbia Tusculum. Columbia Tusculum is an area of Cinti that has a rich history of "painted lady houses" boasting brightly painted, whimsical, post-Victorian type architecture. (hope someone will chime in with the Tusculum Indian history. thank you) Well, now my mouth is watering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy going to the Precinct. It's hard to get a reservation but well worth the cost. I like the ambiance at the Precinct better than the other Ruby's. The service is always top notch.

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Blue Jay, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love everything about the Precinct. The service is attentive but not overwhelming. The steaks are incredible. There is a difference between this steak and a chain restaurant steak, and it is worth every penny. I love the décor, and I like the bar upstairs for a nightcap. The outdoor area is great, too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the impeccable service, to the best beef in town, to the ambiance and privacy, there is no other to compare. The servers never intrude, know just when to stop by, offer excellent advice and make everyone feel as though you are the only people in the restaurant. We always manage to get the quieter room, the table we want,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At the Precinct will have a wonderful steak dinner. However, for the price you would think you would get some privacy too. We found the tables way too close together for this price range of restaurant. Would recommend other Jeff Ruby's steak houses over this one.

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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 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
    (Columbia Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-321-5454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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.
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

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