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“Best steakhouse in the area”
Review of The Precinct

The Precinct
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Ranked #10 of 2,051 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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 January 6, 2013

Atmosphere, food, service, wine list - all fabulous! Go after a Bengals game and you may see some of the players. Classy, Cincinnati gem.

Thank Jodi M
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

If you like beef . . . this is the only place to visit in Cincinnati. As good of a steak as I have every had any. Must visit for any special occasion.

1  Thank Greg S
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Precinct is a very nice place to go for a special occasion. We went for New Years Eve this year and had a very pleasant experience. We made reservations in advance and when we arrived we were promptly seated in the front dinning area. (Very nice) The waitress was very pleasant and patient, we were undecided as to which bottle of wine to select and she even brought a taste of one to help with the selection. There was no pressure to rush us either. The dinner was extremely tasteful and cooked just as requested. We have been to the Precinct before but it was prior to the expansion. We walked into the new bar area after dinner and felt it to be a great place to have a drink and enjoy the fun feeling, they had a very good sounding band as well. To sum up, a nice place for a special occasion at a nice price but you get what you pay for so it’s worth it!

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Thank Mike45177
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

While hard for us to get to, the atmosphere is fun, frenetic and the food terrific. It's like a Chicago steakhouse - small tables, bustling wait staff and big portions. Wait staff tries hard and delivers.

Thank malofsky
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Had some pre-dinner concerns given the prices reviewed on their website. Well -- that was wrong! Our waitress Julie was just charming (concerned about stuffiness - she proved that to be very incorrect). The salads (included) were large and super. Bread (included) with special butter was very good. My $42.00 strip steak was huge and included onion straws and a potato. The flavor of the steak and the medium rare preparation were just outstanding. We enjoyed a reasonably priced bottle of Reisling wine. The memory of that excellent meal lingers, I am ready to return (after I finish my left-over steak). WOW

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Thank DotCincinnati
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