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“Best in cincy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Precinct

The Precinct
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Ranked #5 of 1,878 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best in cincy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We dined here after thanksgiving. The restaurant was booked so we had to eat in the bar area. The menu was the same. Although the music was a little loud the service was excellent and the food outstanding. One of our guests was vegan and the chef prepared an excellent vegetable meal for her which she loved. Best Caesar salad I've had in a while and the apps, seafood, steaks and desserts were all great. Although extremely pricey, the experience was worth it!

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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Went for a special occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were well-treated, the food was fantastic and overall the staff was super friendly. The steaks are very high quality and cooked to perfect and all of the side dishes complimented the meat perfectly.

Thank Egoldy12
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Our evening at The Precinct matched our expectations for fine food! We had no wait but did have a reservation. The Steak Collinsworth was superb, as was the Ribeye Special. Loved the Freddie Salad. The only exception to a wonderful evening is that we were seated by the Captain's station where he prepared flambe several times and we didn't care for being so close to the flames. Would simply ask for another table location the next time. And...there will be a next time!

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Thank Gayle201048
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The steaks are always amazing! Get the Freddie salad- the best! Decor is a little dated, but the food is great!

Visited October 2012
Thank Erika K
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tamp 'em up solid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This wasn't our cheapest meal enjoyed while in Cincinnati but it most certainly was one of the best. I thought the Freddie salad was delicious and the blackened NY strip was cooked to perfection and equally delicious. Our youngest wasn't as impressed being particularly disappointed with the Greek salad. But for me, with the exception of the lava cake, the meal ranks among my favorites.

Visited October 2012
Thank DucBoyst4s
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