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“Good as always”
Review of The Precinct

The Precinct
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Ranked #9 of 2,063 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere. Very expensive but a memorable experience as always. Brussel sprouts were outstanding. NIce bar to hang out at before dinner.

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Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I visited The Precinct for our 2nd Year Anniversary. We got there a little early so we enjoyed drinks in the very trendy bar. The architecture is amazing and the scene is very lively; however, we could still enjoy a sweet exchange that made us feel like we were the only people there. The food is exquisite and the accompaniments were divine. Our server was great and she even complimented us with a special dessert. The filet is awesome and so is the salmon! We loved the cream corn. It wasn't to sweet but fluffy and just right. There is a sure standard of service that exists in this restaurant. I love to see that in every aspect of a business! We will re-visit!

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Thank DivaLadyJ_28
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Ate there with my girlfriend. I first had dinner here in 1984, and the food is as good now as then, but the prices have risen some what.. If anyone is eating there for the first time or on a repeat basis, then the pasta for 2 as an apertiser cannot be beaten for quality anywhere i have eaten around the world. The steaks are to die for. The only concern is that the tables are a little bit too close for comfort, and avoid the table for two on the left as you enter the restaurant down the stairs. Saying all of the attached, its one of my most favorite places to visit, and absolutely never disappoints.

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Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Jeff Ruby is the steakmeister in this part of the country and the crown jewel of his restaurant empire is The Precinct. It's pricey, it's worth it. Don't make an early reservation, it's sleepy before eight. Go later, enjoy the eclectic crowd: couples celebrating, families celebrating, P&G executives dining business class, hustlers, Hyde Park aristos, nervous first dates, it's all good. Don't go on Sunday, it's almost empty. Go Friday or Saturday, dive in, and enjoy the bone-in New York steak. Amazing.
One disappointment: The remodeled bar. They took out the character, replaced it with a pedestrian atmosphere, really awful. Avoid the bar, enjoy the food and wonderful service.

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Thank zadkine
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Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Neat restaurant and the food is good too
Use this as a treat since it is more expensive. Service is also top notch. Make reservations.

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Thank diverchick6014
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