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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: Drinks, Dinner, 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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  • 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
great steak, a little pricey.

great experience, server Ricky was fantastic. best steak I have ever had. Prices were a little bit high, but for special occasions (or if your filthy rich) i highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Greater Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

great experience, server Ricky was fantastic. best steak I have ever had. Prices were a little bit high, but for special occasions (or if your filthy rich) i highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Words can't describe! This is our go to place for any special occasion. We love it there the food is always amazing. I just won't eat steak anywhere else!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you love steak, this is a must stop in Cincinnati. A went with the Chris Mack steak (a nod to the head basketball coach at Xavier) - a blackened 16 ounce ribeye that was fantastic. My wife, not really a steak lover, had Walnut Crusted Salmon which was also very good. Our waiter was very good and attentive and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've been many times over the years and the food is still amazing, but the service has gone downhill. I went on Saturday night for my boyfriend's birthday. I made a note in the reservation that it was his birthday, which they never acknowledged and never bothered to ask if we were celebrating anything special. I was disappointed by that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Never been disappointed with our dining at this "fine" restaurant. Service is so good it makes the food even better. Kudos to the wait staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When asked by our son visiting from out of town which restauran we would like to celebrate his Dad's birthday at, without hesitation we said "The Precinct". Best beef in town, expert service, never rushed, always feel like we're special just being there. Even on a Wednesday night, all tables were taken, but never felt crowded or had to try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went for my birthday since they had Waygu beef, and it was phenomenal!!!! Service was excellent, ambiance was great, wine selection was good, and the bananas foster was to die for!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The best In Cincinnati to get your carnivore on. For sure the best of Ruby's restaurants. Most people in Cincinnati think so, at least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

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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