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“Great steak in a fun atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Precinct

The Precinct
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
513-321-5454
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Ranked #4 of 1,765 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great steak in a fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

While hard for us to get to, the atmosphere is fun, frenetic and the food terrific. It's like a Chicago steakhouse - small tables, bustling wait staff and big portions. Wait staff tries hard and delivers.

Visited February 2012
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Cincinnati
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Had some pre-dinner concerns given the prices reviewed on their website. Well -- that was wrong! Our waitress Julie was just charming (concerned about stuffiness - she proved that to be very incorrect). The salads (included) were large and super. Bread (included) with special butter was very good. My $42.00 strip steak was huge and included onion straws and a potato. The flavor of the steak and the medium rare preparation were just outstanding. We enjoyed a reasonably priced bottle of Reisling wine. The memory of that excellent meal lingers, I am ready to return (after I finish my left-over steak). WOW

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always a Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful aged steaks, with fish alternatives such as chilean sea bass. Portions are large and rich--serving staff is impeccable. You won't go away dissatisfied. Customers range of wealthy "regulars" to families celebrating a special occasion.

Visited October 2012
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Blanchester, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best and biggest Filet Mignon I've ever had!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

What can I say? Jeff Ruby is known for his steaks and The Precinct has it all. I swear it has to have the best and biggest Filet Mignon I've ever had!!! My God was it good!!! I love the history of the place, the ambiance, the service!!! I've been there for dinner, drinks and even to see Martina McBride! That night I stood along side Marty and Tom Brennemen, Chris Collingsworth and NIck Lachey! And Jeff Ruby made me feel very welcome!!! And a plus is valet parking!!!

Visited March 2012
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Powell, Ohio
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We hosted a wedding rehersal dinner on Nov 29th in the upstairs banquet room. The service was excellent with attention payed to every detail. The food was outstanding especially the steaks as I heard from many that it was the BEST they ever had. As well we had 38 people in our group and the food was served as HOT!!! Highly reccommened for large groups

Visited November 2012
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