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The Precinct

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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 233
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Impressed even a Vegas resident!

We had a friend in from Las Vegas for the weekend, and wanted to impress him with Cincinnati's best, so we went to the Precinct. We had a decent sized group, so we got a private dining room. The room was perfect, the steak were fantastic, and the service was top notch! From the process of making... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Dave A
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West Chester, Ohio
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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West Chester, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We had a friend in from Las Vegas for the weekend, and wanted to impress him with Cincinnati's best, so we went to the Precinct. We had a decent sized group, so we got a private dining room. The room was perfect, the steak were fantastic, and the service was top notch! From the process of making the reservation through... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

When I worked in Cincinnati in the mid 80's The Precinct was the go to place for a great business meal or special occasion celebration. So when a new account accepted my dinner invitation I thought I would treat him to something special. Back in the day everything was spot on - no misses. Our meal was 50/50. Service provided... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The restaurant is a favourite of mine in Cincinatti. It has a great atmosphere and food. The food is fresh and tasty and accomodates a broad array of tastes and always reminds me of fine eating establishments. Prices are high but you get value for that. The restaurant allows for a feeling of private dining and its possible to have... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love steak you don't want to miss dining at the Precinct. It's my favorite restaurant to eat steak in the Queen City. I love the historic building, the service is great and the food is delicious. What more can you ask for

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Ohio
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148 reviews 148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent steaks, a nice menu and great service in an interesting, intimate and lively atmosphere. Probably the best steaks in Cincinnati.

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Savage, Minnesota
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Some of the best food I've ever had. Expensive but you get what you pay for. Service was great and were very knowledgeable about wines.

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Florence, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! The only thing that could be better is if they had fewer tables because sometimes you feel like you are sitting with another table due to the closeness of them. Obviously, that isn't going to happen & the rest is so good we can live with the objection.

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Columbus
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36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Recommend: Any Steak on Menu If you are in town a short while and looking for a steakhouse this is the place. You will rave to your friends and family about the place. Just order to what your taste desires. Every steak is wonderful and comes with the Freddy salad and a side item. Continues to be my favorite Steakhouse... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After living in Cincinnati for 5 years I had been to most of Jeff Ruby's restaurants but never to the Precinct. Because of it's size & limited dining space, you often have to make a reservation farther in advance than most places. After moving away from the Cincinnati area, my husband and I made it a point to make an... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

the atmosphere of the Precinct-a former turn of the century police station- wraps its way into your enjoyment of the outstanding Jeff Ruby steakhouse experience. If it has Ruby's name on it you are guaranteed outstanding steaks and service.Not for vegans- it's all about the best meat you will ever be served!

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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 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?