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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love to eat in the beautiful bar here, but it's a good idea to call a few days in advance to reserve a booth. The happy hour drink prices are great if you can get there before 6:00. We also love the steak salad on the bar menu, which is the delicious Freddy salad served with a generous portion... More 

Thank tmeyerswim
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our first dates nearly 30 years ago and still an outstanding place. In an old police precinct (where it gets its name) it's not set up to be a restaurant but in works. Visitors to the area go to the downtown and on the river restaurants. But if you want to go where the locals go for special... More 

Thank John S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and great product but you pay for it. We had two great pieces of meat, potatoes, shared brussel sprouts, a salad and a glass of wine each for $180. They did give us one piece of cheesecake two. It was all excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great steaks, great sides and great service. 10 mins from my house and have been quite a few times. Excellent rib eye, probably the best crab cakes I have had. You cannot go wrong, always great

Thank Mark D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a special dinner last week at The Precinct. While we are kind of regulars, each visit is consistently excellent in service, food presentation and quality. We also had the Banana's Foster desert to top off the evening. Every server is so pleasant and willing to help in any way. Thank you Brandon, Tom & Suzanne... More 

Thank etarnold
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived 30 min early to have a drink at the bar. Watched a couple who walked in right before we were seated get a very nice table. We, after having a cocktail, get seated at a jammed 2-top right next to the restroom. I asked for a different table. The Host said we couldn't move. We left. Manager chased... More 

Thank 45viking
Franklin, Tennessee
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to dinner for our anniversary at The Precinct. It was a great selection. The steak for every member of our party was cooked just right. The sides were enough to share. You will not be regret dinning here! We received a desert of cheesecake to share for our special occasion.

Thank RonP51
Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I and another couple recently had dinner in the bar at The Precinct. This remains our favorite of the Jeff Ruby restaurants. Its "neighborhood restaurant" atmosphere is probably what we like the best. Our server was excellent, in spite of it being a Saturday night and very crowded. My only constructive comment would be to eliminate the... More 

Thank ndlptmom54
Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was very nice and service was prompt but the food made us sick. A party of two and we ordered separate seafood and beef dinners yet that night and next morning we felt poisoned. Will not return. Just afraid to eat the food.

Thank Barry S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the precinct, it's my usual go to spot for anniversary and any special occasions with my family & significant other in the local Cincinnati area. Excellent steaks and their salads are included w/out additional cost unlike the other Jeff Ruby locations. The staff service is always impeccable. This location is more cozy, fancy, not too loud and elegant than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?