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The Precinct

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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135 (Columbia Parkway)
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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Precinct is absolutely my favorite steak place in all of Cincinnati. From their huge prawns as appetizers to their incredible steaks to their fabulous bananas foster dessert, you can't beat the Precinct. My favorite has always been Steak Collinsworth!! Get the wedge salad. Awesome.

Thank G1849IDjosephm
Carmel, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to the Precinct and it was wonderful. We split the lobster and filet dinner, very good. The shrimp cocktail came out on blue ice and was perfect. Salad and bread were very good as well. Only problem was actually other guests that were very loud and using foul language but that is not the restaurants fault. At least... More 

Thank Larry G
Pleasant Hill, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, drink, and service! Great ambiance and never felt rushed! A great evening to celebrate my husband's birthday! Sue was a wonderful server - she was a compliment to the restaurant and the reputation that Jack Ruby upholds- we will definitely be back!

Thank stillwater23
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a while since we had eaten at the The Precinct. Years may pass but The Precinct remains the same. While sometimes change is a good thing, at The Precinct I am glad it stays the same. Outstanding service and outstanding steaks. Highly recommend The Precinct if you are looking for a fine dining experience.

1 Thank dale3333
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To celebrate a Daughter's Birthday, our other Daughter made a reservation at the Precinct. It had been several years since we had been there and the Birthday Girl and her husband had never been there. We were cordially greeted by the Maitre de and shown to a table for seven. Our waiter, David, and honestly there can't be a better... More 

Thank Robert H
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here at least a couple of times a year. This is the original of the Jeff Ruby chain of restaurants and is, in my opinion, the best. They are noted for the bone in ribeye and once you have it you will see why. The appetizers, salads, and sides are also done to perfection. This place is first... More 

Thank Randy F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Their steaks are so delicious and tender. I love it also their macaroni and cheese is very great. I would definitely be going back.

Thank brittanygaines10
Bellevue, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Very good food, and an even better value than the other Ruby restaurants since it includes the salad and the potato. .Bar menu gives you a moderately priced alternative to the regular menu as well.

1 Thank _dschwarty
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had a great meal on a. Wednesday night. The bread was fresh, chewy, tasty, and out of the ordinary. The Freddie salad - like a BLT without the bread - delicious. The steak was great, topped with Collinsworth style Bearnaise and crab. They discovered it was out anniversary and comped us a piece of cheesecake, also quite good. So,... More 

Thank Ralph S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. A must do in Cincinnati. We have been dining here for 10 years on special occasions and it is always A+.

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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, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 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?