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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, 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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  • 28
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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
Excellent Food

My typical go to steak house is the Capital Grille which I adore I would say that the food at the Precinct is equally good if not better than the Capital Grille. The setting at the precinct is not nearly as formal as at the capital grill but that is okay that adds to the charm I did find the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
bugsy554
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Detroit, MI
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Detroit, MI
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My typical go to steak house is the Capital Grille which I adore I would say that the food at the Precinct is equally good if not better than the Capital Grille. The setting at the precinct is not nearly as formal as at the capital grill but that is okay that adds to the charm I did find the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I like to eat in the bar on a Sunday as the downtown restaurant is closed . Same great food and service . You are not as bunched together in the bar as the dining room which I prefer . One side is also included with your meal .

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Figeac, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The setting is reasonable but I agree with other reviewers in that the tables are too close together. The steaks are way over priced. I can eat a very in a very good quality restaurant here in France a four course meal for the price of a filet mgnon in The Precinct. I also agree with some other reviwers that... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is our annual anniversary go to place for Steak Collinsworth. Love the Precinct. The steaks melt in your mouth and staff is very inattentive.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The filets are culinary perfection, along with the Mac & Cheese, the BLT salad, Shrimp Cocktail. Asparagus and finally the Carrot Cake and the Ricotta Donuts. The only thing about having that much food is that you will probably be taking some home and that is not a bad thing. The staff could not have been nicer. We really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took my husband for Father's since this place was on his bucket list! It was fantastic! The service, and the food were all amazing!

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Granted the value is better than a Ruth's Chris visit where EVERYTHING is sold individually, at least Jeff Ruby gives you a full meal here. Service was 5-star. Food was excellent. Just be prepared to pay for a very classy night out. Would definitely return for a special occasion.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Unique romantic atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food. Truly a gem in the Queen City's Crown!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a great dinner and the service was great. It is a neat place. I had the filet, baked potato, salad, and Mac & cheese. All the food was great. My son then talked us into Bananas foster and it was exceptional. I do wish the tables were not as close together, but the overall experience was good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Spouse and I had dinner here last week. The restaurant is known for its great steaks and impeccable service, and we were not disappointed. Our server was attentive without being there all the time. He took our order and handled my spouse's dietary concerns very carefully. The food was prepared to perfection, and presented to our table with a nice... More 

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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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