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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Ranked #8 of 1,727 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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88% Recommend
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Indianapolis, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My family went to the Precinct to celebrate my daughter recieving her master's degree. It was the perfect end to a perfect day. We all ordered filets and thought they ranked among the best we had ever had. The service was attentive. It was certainly not an every day event but someplace to go that is excellent and memorable for... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Precinct is a great place for after dinner drinks. We ate at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse and followed up with drinks at The Precinct. I would definitely recommend spending an evening here. It was once an old police station.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is the flagship location for the Jeff Ruby group. Get there early and spend some time in the bar in the back. It's lively - the bartenders know their craft and a little less formal than the dining room. If you are looking for great food and conversation in a more relaxed atmosphere - nothing beats the bar.... More

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am going to pick for just a second...you will likely have to pay $5.00 to valet park since parking s limited in the area and I really hate that on principle but put that behind you because everything else is spectacular. The building is an old police station and very interesting. The walls are filled with years of articles... More

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Toulouse, France
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I took a client to this restaurant for dinner and was not disappointed. We are fans of steak and the quality of the meats on offer here were second to none. We both started out with the mushroom toast, which was delicious and large. I followed that with the pepper crusted steak in peppercorn and cognac sauce, which was delicious... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Short taxi-ride from the Convention Center/Hotels downtown - cost approx. $13.50 but well worth the drive and cost. This is a well-known restaurant owned by Jeff Ruby. Pictures on the walls indicate restaurant is frequented by celebrities, athletes, politicians and famous chefs from around the world, a testament to the quality of the food for sure! I had a filet... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the precinct has been around for a very long time, which speaks to the popularity of a good steakhouse in an vastly underserved market. their patrons will pay any price they see on the menu because there doesn't seem to be any competition in the metro area. when i lived in cincy, natives spoke about this place like it was... More

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Burlington, Kentucky
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We always dine at The Precinct for our wedding anniversary and it is always a pleasant experience. We made reservations since walking up and getting a table in June is next to impossible. We arrived 30 minutes early to enjoy the really nice bar prior to dinner. We had a before dinner cocktail and just enjoyed the nice atmosphere. 6:30... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is by far the best steakhouse in Cincinnati. The food was fantastic and the service was beyong belief. We never wanted for a thing all evening. It is a pricey place to eat, but worth every penny. I would recommend it to anyone celebrating an occasion or just wanting a special night out.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I am a steak eater, period. I have had the pleasure of eating in very good steak houses all over the country. The Precinct is always in my top 3. The quality and service is always consistent. The steak, and it does not matter what you choose, is always fabulous!

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