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The Precinct
The Precinct

The Precinct Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeffruby.com
  • Phone: (513) 321-5454
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Travis Maier
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available as long as the site has proper equipment.
  • Entertainment: Happy hour in bar Sun-Fri 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Happy Hour not available Saturdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbia Parkway
  • Public Transit: There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking - $5
A word from The Precinct
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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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great time. Food and service were both excellent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "GREAT EXPIERENCE, THE FOOD, SERVICE, AND ATMOSPHERE WERE ALL EXCELLENT!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great Food! Great Service! Never a bad visit! Perfect place for a special occasion..."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our first visit to the Precinct was all we had imagined. The service was exceptional. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful with menu selections. Salted rye bread was some of the best we have ever had. The salads were very good. Our steaks, both had Brennaman filets, were without a doubt the best steaks we have ever eaten. The seasoning was exceptional but the meat was tender, cooked to perfection and flavorful. It will be impossible to ever get the same quality steak anywhere else. Again the staff was attentive and friendly. We were given a very nice cheesecake for my birthday and truly enjoyed everything about the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I'm from Chicago, where steakhouses are plentiful and top-notch. The Precinct would fit in just fine with any of my Windy City favorites. Each steak comes with a salad and a potato, so the pricing is quite good given the quality of the cuts. You can also get dry or wet-aged beef, which is nice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The steak was absolutely amazing. Best steak I have had thus far!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to score a rare, last minute reservation at the Precinct. We took our daughter and her boyfriend who was visiting from New York City. He had never been to Jeff Ruby restaurant and he was very impressed. As always, the food and service were outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First time at the Precinct and is was the best steak I have ever had. My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner and the service was excellent! We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Overpriced catering food. They've been making the same thnigs for so long there is no newness to it. "Hey Joe go fire up the mac and cheese" Similar to the Montgomery Inn on the river in the food quality. So much upselling and pushing the comment cards. That place needs to be rebooted."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was an excellent dinning experience. The food and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We save there in to for special occasions...we may need to have more special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Second time at the Precinct - was as perfrect this time as the first. Best steak ever!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Could not have been a better dinning experience. The steaks we ordered where heavenly! They even gave us dessert on the house for our anniversary! Online reservations were so simple and fast. We will be going back and will be talking talking about this one for awhile. Sincerely, Steak lover's"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our 5th wedding anniversary and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. They made our first experience there a memorable one."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have traveled extensively for business over my career, domestically and internationally. The Precinct is EASILY among the finest steakhouses at which I have dined. Great food, wine and ambience combine for a perfect evening with friends or business colleagues. The Precinct is a must take when in the Cincinnati area. Part of me wishes I lived here year round."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "What another great local restaurant in Cincinnati. We were in town for a convention and entertained a customer. Loved it. It was more expensive than I thought it would be. Everything is extra. The one mistake we made was accepting the servers recommendation for a seafood appetizer for the table (7 people). He should have given me an indication of the cost ($250!). Great wine selection and awesome steaks and desserts. Must have is the mac & cheese (award winning!)."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food & service was good but their policy on their gift cards sucks. I had two $100.00 gift cards to pay for our dinner, which we were celebrating my wife's birthday, to make sure that we had enough to cover the bill. After we ate and I gave Bill, the waiter, he took the bill and returned and stated " Their policy is that he is not allowed to include his tip on the gift card" so I had to put that on another card. Also the remaining balance was brought back to me on the gift card. Bill stated" that way we would have to return to get our money back. If this is a way to get return customers that isn't going to work. It seems like a poor tactic to get repeat customers that I may expect from a restaurant of a lesser standing than the Precint"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When it comes to upper scale steakhouses, Jeff Ruby steakhouses tops them all. From the craft cocktails to the dry aged cuts, there is no better place to dine than Ruby's steakhouses. We sat in the bar to celebrate my girlfriends birthday, and the atmosphere is superb. Some bar experiences aren't quite as good as the dinning room experience, that is not the case here! Jessica was great, as she saw to our every need. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone seeking a fine meal, or just to relax & have a drink from their extensive selections. Thank you for making this an excellent dinning experience & celebration."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "By far the best of the Jeff Ruby restaurants! The food was to die for and when you add in the ambience and great service it is a can't miss. My wife and I will definitely be back. The server (Robby) was great...knowledgeable and friendly. You can't go wrong with the Precinct!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is good, the restaurant has personality. However, it is the people who work there that make the Precinct so special."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent choice for our 15th wedding anniversary!! The service, food, atmosphere and cleanliness was excellent! Precinct even acknowledged our anniversary at the end of the meal with a surprise dessert!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I have been hearing about Jeff Ruby's restaurants for 8 years and finally decided to try it. It was as good as the reviewers say. The serving staff was efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. The steak was amazing! It even tasted good the next day for lunch. The restaurant was quiet and romantic despite having a bar upstairs. The bar could not be heard until entering the second floor. This is NOT a family restaurant unless the child is extremely well behaved and old enough to appreciate the specialness of the place. It will definitely be a place we remember for very, special occasions."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The steak and service were outstanding in a perfect, one of a kind setting."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had reservations for the Precinct on Monday June 16. We were going to celebrate my husbands birthday and his Mom's birthday. There was a power outage that day on the East Side so the Precinct, which had to close because they were out of power, called and offered to switch the reservation to Carlo and Johnny's. I was impressed with their timely customer service. We had a wonderful meal, which is not surprising, it is great every time we go. The aged cowboy steak was amazing! I asked for scallops without sauce and they were done perfectly! Yummy! Our waiter was a lot of fun and kept us updated on the USA soccer score. I highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The past 2 years my wife and I have made The Precinct the only spot we would want to go for our anniversary. The food is spectacular the service is friendly and we never leave disappointed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Steaks are always fabulous! Can't get a better steak anywhere else! Mac and cheese is great as well. Crab cakes are a must try!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "You can't go wrong at the Precinct! The food is fantastic, the service impeccable and the ambiance is excellent! Great for romantic dinners, special occasions or when you just want an amazing dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "had a good strip steak.it was tender and flavorful.but I must say the knockout effect like other times we went there just was not there this time.still would recommend and we will return..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had heard good things about Jeff Ruby's and decided to go to The Precinct as part of a birthday celebration. We weren't disappointed, steak was fantastic, banana fosters amazing and the service was exceptional! The chef even made a special vegetarian entree that was beautifully presented. Well worth going."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great experience! The food was amazing, we both got filets, which were cooked to perfection. The salad, potatoes, mac and cheese all were superb as well! Our server Paul did a terrific job! We will be returning for sure! PS the cheesecake was AMAZING!!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was great in taste and size. You pay for the experience. White tablecloths, table side cooking, specialty homemade butter with bread, reusable grocery bag for leftovers instead of a paper bag. Excellent restaurant which offers all you could want from a steakhouse. Our server was good but not great, something about him did not read "seasoned" as I expected of a place of such caliber. A general disappointment were the casual diners. I expected more of a dress code but men in khakis and polo shirts were allowed next to gentleman in suits and ties. Sorry to see that even the best restaurants in the Midwest have succumbed to our casual societal views."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was the best meal I've ever had. The service was great and the wait stag was very friendly. All the food was great. Great for special occasions. The steak was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a party of seven on a Friday night. Our reservation was at 5:30 and we were seated by 5:31. Our waiter was experienced and a delight to talk to. Our request to have 3 of the Jeff Ruby diamond 16 0z filet available, (even though they were not on that particular menu) was handled professionally. The Seafood Alfredo was, as usual, delicious and the steaks succulent. As usual, my friends from Chicago were impressed and agreed that it was their finest dining experience anywhere. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Awesome food, patio, wine, and service. Only issue was a curly hair found on our butter :(. Could have been handled better. Steaks were absolutely cooked to perfection - Oysters Rockefeller were about best I've ever had, and quite large. Of course the Freddy and Caesar salads were great, and lots of great wine. An almost perfect evening (except for the hair)."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Really enjoy eating at this restaurant the food is great and the service is excellent. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Everything about the Precinct is amazing! A little tight in the seating area but very tolerable when the food is THAT good."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had a great time celebrating our 39th anniversary. You made it special for us. The service was great as well as the food. We will be coming back. You have the best crab cakes ever. The food was expertly prepared, just how we wanted it."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Precinct is perfect for special occasion, romantic dinning. Surprisingly, there were some options on the menu that were affordable given the anticipation of an ala carte style place. Service was top of the line and elegant. Will definitely go back soon."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was blown away by the service and taste of this meal! This was my first visit and it will NOT be my last. The Collinsworth was delicious and there was a great wine list! Highly recommend visiting. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Special occasion dinner spot can't be beat for steaks. Service and food at the top of my list"
    Dined on 6/1/2014