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The Precinct

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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135 (Columbia Parkway)
+1 513-321-5454
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lebanon, Ohio
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like steak, this is the place to be. Jeff Ruby does a great steak no two ways about it. Great cuts all done perfect. Everything is special. Server staff do anything and everything to make your meal go smooth. Mark took care of our table and did a wonderful job. No rushing you here. Take your time and... More 

Thank John J
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my wife a couple days before Christmas for a nice meal. This place was phemonal. I had a dry aged bone in filet mignon that melted in my mouth. Best steak I've ever had. We ordered a side order of Mac and Cheese because it's one of our favorite comfort foods. It's hard to miss on a six... More 

Thank CJ H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously. Best steaks in town, for one. Yes, expensive, but this is a once-per-year type of place. A true splurge. Prime steaks, with great appetizers, huge sides, great friendly service, and fabulous desserts.

Thank Tallen01
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on a recommendation of Jeff Ruby's restaurants from a friend. It was a disappointment from our expectation. It was extremely noisy with garish loud people. The atmosphere, which could have been funky-cool, was overlit, overcrowded (tables too close together) and not very clean. The service was average; very slow, although, to be fair, it was a... More 

Thank AmericanBroadAbroad
Alexandria, Kentucky
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Precinct for a rehearsal dinner. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

Thank Neises_Family
Cincinnati, Ohio
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Jeff Ruby's Precinct several times over the years. It is a great spot for a special dinner or celebration. This time, the only problem was that we were seated in the middle of the small first room on the ground floor, next to the table where they prepare Bananas Foster and some other dishes. Too busy... More 

Thank Douglas H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of food and service at The Precinct is excellent. This is the second time that I have eaten at this restaurant. I had the Freddie Salad, which was great. For my main course, I had the Mick Cronin Bone-In Filet Mignon. This steak is one of the best that I have ever eaten. The quality of the beef... More 

Thank E3780CKdonaldm
Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the customer service to the food, I was very pleased with The Precinct. Although it can get pricey, it's worth it. The steak that I had, which was, "The Aj Green" was cooked with perfection and my fiance felt the same about her steak, but I do not recall which steak she had. For desert we shared banana fosters,... More 

Thank Mullinscincy
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Precinct is a great Cincy steakhouse. They have remodeled and made the experience even better. Steaks are always done to perfection and are delicious. Valet parking is convenient and I can't wait for a return visit.

Thank Mortgageman9000
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was invited for a wedding rehearsal dinner, I initially hoped it would live up to the reputation and hype. I had never been to the Precinct, but always heard great things over the years. This place is a Cincinnati staple, and the owner Jeff Ruby is famous for running some of the best restaurants in the tristate. In... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?