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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
+1 513-321-5454
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Precinct never disappoints. The service is always good, but our waiter, Chris, went out of his way to make our evening special. Our dinner was excellent. The steak was melt in your mouth good. We have never had a bad meal at the Precinct....More

Thank Marlachernick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All of Jeff Ruby's restaurants are first class. But the Precinct started it. Wonderful,simply wonderful.

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go here for our 25th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! From the complimentary champagne, great attention to details, amazing steaks and the free cheesecake with 25th written on the plate! Wow! We couldn’t have asked for a...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I reached out to the Precinct for dinner reservations for a party of 18. Ashlee was so easy to work with and her and her staff including the waiters were just amazing. The food was so delicious and everyone had a great time. With a...More

1  Thank Jamie G
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The building is something else. Used to be a police station and it was converted into a restaurant. The decor is something else and the food is great. Don’t miss it.

1  Thank KRR-PR
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We were here for a special occasion, and we were not disappointed. Our food, and our service, was excellent!

1  Thank mauiloverxo
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The service and food was first class as expected. We were celebrating our anniversary with family and all had a great dining experience. The steaks were unbelievable. Also had a diner get the panko chicken and one got the seafood fettuccine alfredo, both said the...More

1  Thank markmrph
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Found this on tripadvisor, having been to the other Cincy location, went there while in town. We got there early, which was a blessing. Our waiter, Bryan, was probably the BEST EVER. We talked and he told of the history and explained the meal options....More

1  Thank JimbuckTootle
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Not only did we try this place, once, but twice! Very nice, old world ambiance, excellent customer service, however, our second experience was much nicer than the first. Both Servers were professional in their demeanor and service was wonderful, but our second night Server whopped...More

1  Thank Phillip L
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Far and away the best steaks in the area. Always enough for leftovers. The staff treat you like family. It’s great value.

1  Thank Kathykathykathy68
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November 1, 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
It is not "kid" unfriendly. It is a 'fine dining' experience with the best prepared and presented foods and the finest wines in an absolutely stunning setting. What you have to ask yourselves is: "Are my kids well-trained... More
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 513-321-5454
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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