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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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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

The steaks at The Precinct are wonderful. All the side dishes and salads we had were great too. Very good food, wonderful atmosphere, highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I think the cost it isn't worth it. The BLT salad is AMAZING! My ribeye was not the best, but my partners fillet was huge and tasty. The service is so-so best advice is to request a quieter table. It can get quite noisy just depends on where you sit. I can't comment on the desserts. I probably would not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bar is a dump. The seating is Euro style, on top of each other. The foods is great. Can't fault them there They can't wait for you to leave so they can seat another couple. Don't let the door hit you in the ....There are far better places in the 'nati.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The steaks at The Precinct are wonderful. All the side dishes and salads we had were great too. Very good food, wonderful atmosphere, highly recommended!

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Honomu, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited with steak-eating relatives (tasted the filet mignon which was perfect sans the many sauces they offer). Ordered the sea bass on a bed of mushrooms and lobster bits in a beurre blanc sauce and found the fish so perfectly done that I ate it with as little sauce as possible and used the sauce to flavor the mashed potatoes.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Precinct is one of Cincinnati's best restaurants. Formerly a police station, and one of Jeff Ruby's many restaurants around the Cincinnati area, The Precinct is a cut above the rest. The steaks are aged and cooked "Philadelphia style" - slightly charred on the outside. The filet is my favorite, and enough to share for 2 people. The sides are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Precinct has long been one of the crown jewels of the Jeff Ruby restaurant chains. Sometimes overshadowed by its downtown Steakhouse counterpart or Carlos & Johnny, The Precinct always delivers like an old friend. Last evening my wife and I celebrated my coming 64th birthday and under the watchful eye of Brandon Ruby and our excellent waiter Bobby Keagan,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had one of the best meals ever celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. We were seated in the bar room, which we weren't so sure we were going to like. Turns out we like it so much better - much more casual feel yet still beautiful. The service was outstanding, and of course so were the meals. I even received... More 

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Loveland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service and food were excellent! The price check was quite high. A bit out of our price rang, probably won't go back. Cost more than Carlo and Johnny's

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. The steaks are outrageous as is everything else on the menu!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful place, the food is decent and the service is good, but it is quite pretentious and pricey. Like most of these upscale restaurants everything is al cart. It is an older crowd, because most young people cannot afford it, and a bit stuffy. I would go back if someone else is paying.

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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, Romantic, Large groups, 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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