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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Ranked #4 of 1,760 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
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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Millersburg, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Cannot say enough about the wonderful service and food that we experienced at the precinct. The steaks had unreal flavor and were the best that we have ever had. The waiter let us take our time and was not pushy. We WILL be back.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We dined here last Sunday for my fathers birthday. We have been to all the other Jeff Ruby restaurants but had yet to eat at this one. It was great just like the others. Top 3 steaks you will ever eat I promise! I went with the AJ Green which is a NY Strip with the pepperchine rub. AMAZING, AMAZING... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We took our college-age sons to The Precinct (their first visit) to celebrate this holiday season, and we all were impressed by their delicious food accompanied by attentive service. Everyone ordered a different type of steak (from the Red Headed Cowboy to the Collinsworth), and each was prepared to perfection with flavorful seasonings and sauces complimenting their amazing, melt-in-your mouth... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Precinct is a great choice to celebrate a special occasion. The Freddie salad, which has fresh tomato and bacon with ranch dressing, is our favorite. The menu is varied, but we always order steak because it is the best steak you will ever eat because it is perfectly cooked to order and so flavorful and melts in your mouth.... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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brandon_ruby, Manager at The Precinct, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to The Precinct. Your satisfaction is our greatest concern and I would like the opportunity to discuss your visit further. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so that I may personally address your concerns. I can be reached by Phone at 513.321.5454 or via email... More 

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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
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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
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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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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