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“Best Steakhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Precinct

The Precinct
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Ranked #6 of 1,954 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Cincinnati
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“Best Steakhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Precinct is our favorite Ruby's restaurant. Best bang for your buck. The Collinsworth Steak is our favorite with the Freddie Salad. The BBQ Shrimp and grits is a great app to share. Great wine selection. The new bar addition is a great atmosphere, always have great bands on the weekends. Absolute best steak you will ever eat. Excellent Service. Reservations are highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Try the shrimp cocktail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Pricey but well worth it. The shrimp cocktail is the biggest and the best. Excellent steaks, salads, and cocktails. The B-52 for an after dinner drink is superb! The service is excellent. I strongly recommend reservations.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Meat Eaters Rejoice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

The absolute best steak you will ever eat. Recently they took away from the restaurant seating for a more informal bar which is fine updating never hurt anyone. Make sure to make reservations especially holidays, special events, and date nights. The service is always on point. The food is diverse enough to cover all in your party. Parking and paying for it stinks but don't let that deter you from a wonderful night.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Take Plenty Of Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very Good Food; Excellent Service; Nice Evening.

This is one of my favorite Ruby Restaurants.

The new bar is great as well.

Reservations are a pain.

  • Visited February 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Best Steak in Cincy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

My go to place for any special occasion. Awesome staff, amazing steaks. Get the Bone In Filet! You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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