Nice historyWe were in Cincinnati visiting my son and he suggested this restaurant as he has been there several times. It is a place where many celebrities have visited and you see their pictures on the wall. The steaks are very unique and very flavorful.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. Absolutely no complaints.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was, hands down, theThis was, hands down, the greatest dinning experience of my life! They reall know how to treat a guest and the food is OFF THE CHARTS fantastic!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPrecinct Anniversary Dinner5/19/13 was my wife and I's first year anniversary, so we wanted to do it up right, and we chose the Precinct. The food was INCREDIBLE. From the risotto balls to the steaks, scallops, mac & cheese, creamed corn, and finally the passion fruit sorbet. What an outstanding meal in every way. Only thing that was a little disappointing, and the restaurant couldn't help this, but there was a regular there with he and his entire family, being decently loud and delaying our and those around us service of our waiter.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the PrecinctMy wife and I have been meaning to try the Precinct for a few years now, and every time we drive by, we always say, "Oh yeah. We still haven't eaten at the Precinct yet. We should make reservations sometime soon." Well, we finally went for our third anniversary, and it surpassed our expectations. The building has great history, ambience is fantastic, and the food outstanding. Now, we are both meat-eaters, so we each had a fillet. I had the Dusty Baker (best steak I've ever had), and she had the Collinsworth. It is moderately pricey, but you get what you pay for, and then some. The wine list is decent, and the service was attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely go back!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM40thWe had been told for years that The Precinct had the best steak in town so for our 40th anniversary we tried it. We were impressed! Food was excellent and Rob our waiter could not have been more attentive while not being intrusive. I would highly recommend for a special occasion. Most expensive steak I have ever eaten while also being the best steak I have ever eaten.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgood times, good friends, good food2nd year in a row to celebrate our anniversary here. Wonderful evening with special friends to make an evening to remember. Thank you to all at The Precinct, to our freinds as well. The food was amazing, of course you can never go wrong with a Jeff Ruby steak, especially the porterhouse. Simply wonderful. If you can go, go, and don't forget to try the mac and cheese its out of this world. We will definitely be back. ;)5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks are unbelievably goodThe Ruby rub that they put on my 22 oz porterhouse took that steak to another level. It was so soft to begin with. Our server Ticky wa great. Only downfall was that the mashed potatoes were room temp. Loved that it isn't ale carte. The banana fosters looked awesome, just didn't have any more room.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing in every way!There is no question why The Precinct was rated one of the top ten steak restaurants in the nation. From an ample supply of mouth watering menu items, to a classy yet comfortable environment, top notch waiters and a plentiful supply of top shelf alcohol to choose from make your dining experience one you will not soon forget. We will be returning often!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFine DiningMy husband and I had heard what a wonderful restaurant The Precinct was. We decided to try it out for our 25th wedding anniverary! I must say, it was an excellent choice!! We were treated like movie stars from the moment we walked in, and... the food was delicious!! I give The Precint 5 stars!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, very pricy.The service was exceptional. The ambiance was great. This was my wife and I’s anniversary and our first trip to this trendy restaurant, we had a nice time. I’m not quite sure the $200.00 tab was worth it. I thought the steak was just so so. My expectations were a lot higher and I was a bit disappointed with the steak for the price. Open table did a great job, reminded me of the reservation and was very easy and convenient to use.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great nightJeff Ruby provided another great dining experience. The menu was great and the steak an seafood was fantastic.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service all around.Excellent service all around. They were very accommodating with an elderly physically impaired member of our party. They also cooked the steaks the way we wanted them, not charred. We celebrated two birthdays and were treated with some very nice deserts. A nice all around dining experience!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service...tables areGreat service...tables are a little crowded together, my daughter kept getting bumped in the back by staff members. Food was wonderful. Price increases are a little steep since our last visit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal ever!We went to Precinct to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and have no idea why we waited so long to try it. The food and service was perfect!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a party of 8 and theWe had a party of 8 and the service was excellent. It was a very enjoyable evening for all.
The waiter was very helpful with recommendations and did not disappoint.
And of course the food was very good and full of flavor.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Great ServiceSteak & Macaroni were a bit too salty for our taste. We ordered the Ohio and the Wesley? The wine, however, was delicious and served perfectly. Our glasses were never less than 1/2 full, the service was consistent but never bothersome. We also ordered the crab cake for an appetizer and that was delicious, although not sure the 4 ounces were quite worth the $17. Still a great treat, and great environment. We even got our picture taken at the end of the evening, and a free print. Not to mention the decor! It was absolutely beautiful.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit to the PrecinctOur visit to the Precinct was the way fine dining was meant to be. The steaks were just the way they were ordered and melted in your mouth. The best surprise was the macaroni and cheese - out of this world. We will be back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great anniversary steakWent to The Precinct on our anniversary and for a diet cheat day and they didn't disappoint, nor have they ever. The arancini caught my eye on the sides menu and had just the right amount of spice in the sauce. The Brandon Phillips (black peppercorn crusted filet) melted in my mouth. The Precinct's reputation as the city's best steak house is well deserved.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to The Precinct to celebrateWent to The Precinct to celebrate 2 birthdays and had a great dining experience. As with all Ruby restaurants, the food and service were outstanding. Think this location is my favorite though.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food and ServiceI have lived in the area for many years and have always heard that this is the best "steak house" in Cincinnati, but a little pricey. I wish I had visited before now! The food was excellent and the service was second to none! This is not a place that I could frequent due to price, but definitely for special occasions. Go hungry, leave full and satisfied!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good atmosphere.Great food and good atmosphere. We were there for our anniversary and was a perfect place to celebrate the day. Will definitely dine there again one day.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the Precinct...whyFirst time at the Precinct...why did I wait so long? Food, service and atmosphere outstanding4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came from California forWe came from California for my daughter's graduation and went there for dinner. It was amazing! They treated us like royalty! The food was so incredible and so was the service. I would reccomend this highly!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I had a wonderfulMy friend and I had a wonderful evening. The food was superb-tasty and generous portions. The service was excellent-attentive without being intrusive.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to celebrate!For exquisite, special-occasion dining The Precinct cannot be beat. This is truly the place to go for celebrations and a magical experience. Very upscale ambiance and a variety of attendants are there to wait on you. We recently celebrated our 30-year wedding anniversary there, as well as college graduation last year. We thoroughly enjoyed our "designer dinners" and appreciated the nice large portions of everything (come very hungry!). Best steaks in town, and Jeff Ruby can even transform macaroni and cheese into a work of art! Make sure you try some!
This place is pricey, so get on the e-mail list and take advantage of special gift card sales... usually 20% off around the holidays. Redeem and enjoy!!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here twice, andI have been here twice, and loved it both times. Food and ambience are fantastic!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNot only the best for steak.Definitely the best resteraurant in Cincinnati. Outstanding quality on food, friendly service, great environment, no more you can ask.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sides were pretty grossThe sides were pretty gross but the steak was amazing. And I felt like the tables were too close together. But the staff was second to none.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMdessert disappointmentDinner was great but I was a little disappointed because my sister had called ahead of time and requested to buy desserts for my husband and I since it was our anniversary. She was told that we get desserts free and that we would each get our own and get to order it off the menu. However, after dinner our waiter brought us a chocolate mousse to share. It was fine but I don't understand why my sister was told differently over the phone when she was willing to pay for us to have two desserts and get a choice. I didn't mention it to the waiter because it wasn't his fault the individual my sister spoke to on the phone didn't have accurate info.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPrecinct is known for itsPrecinct is known for its steak. However, everything on the menu is excellent. The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is unique. You should go!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed Monday night.Really enjoyed Monday night. Most times we are there on the weekend. The dinning room was not crowded and we weren't rushed. Service was great as well as the steaks and raw bar.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Precinct continues toThe Precinct continues to amaze me that after more than 30 years, it remains so consistently strong. We simply never have had a disappointing meal here.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has top notchThis restaurant has top notch food. The salad was tasty with just the right amount of salad dressing on it and the side dish of garlic mashed potatoes was very good. I did get the Dusty Baker for the entrée and it was one of the best steaks I had ever eaten in my entire life. The steak was cooked perfectly to medium and the onion rings on the side gave the dish a little crunch to it. We celebrated a birthday here and received a delicious chocolate mousse with a lit candle on it. Perfect. We will come back to eat here.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have never had a bad experienceWe have never had a bad experience at the Precinct. It was absolutely wonderful, always is.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are not many placesThere are not many places that are worth $50+ a meal(factoring in 1 wine). I admit I had doubts this restaurant could be that good. The Precinct absolutely was worth it. The ambiance was romantic and energetic at the same time, the bar is stunning, the service stellar and the food cooked to perfection! The tastiest steaks we have ever had! Many places either overpower the steaks with too much seasoning or add nothing that enhances the taste. The Precinct got them spot on! The only thing not quite up to snuff was the brandy cream sauce. The sides were wonderful and the desserts ended the meal perfectly. We will definitely go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Steak and Service in the CityWe just dined there last night and the words "Beyond Your Expectations" is an understatement. The Food, the Service, Everything was Superb! Our seasoned waiter Tom was Exceptional. He knows the menu back and forth and recommended the Crab Cake and it was the Best I've ever eaten. The Collinsworth steak is the Best steak if you love the Filet Oscar, and my husband swears by the Salmon. You will not be disappointed, no matter what you order. They have so many AMAZING dishes, it will be hard to choose. The seating and ambiance is like no other, and Tom made us feel like we were his only guest. Make sure you make a reservation a few weeks in advance, because you will not get in on a nights notice. Definitely a Cincinnati Favorite.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great first experience.This was the first time for my girlfriend and I at The Precinct and it was quite a wonderful evening. The staff is very attentive and knowledgable about their selection. They are very warm and happy to give suggestions. The ambience is what you would expect in a higher end steakhouse but set into a wonderful building. Overall a great experience sure to bring us back.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal and excellentWe had a great meal and excellent service. It was a little noisy, due at least in part to a small boy whose parents were a bit lax, in my opinion. I have no problem with the restaurant, though.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner with friendsAs always, the food and service was stellar. We were entertaining guests from out of town and after going to the Precinct, they said it had to be the best dinner they ever had....of course it was!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite placeThis is our favorite place ever to dine! This last experience somehow was better than the rest so far. Our server was fantastic and knew exactly what she was explaining and what we wanted. We love The Precinct and cannot WAIT to return!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for a specialWe were there for a special occasion and they made us feel VERY special.
Highly recommend it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Precinct never fails toThe Precinct never fails to deliver on food, service and ambiance. Their renovated bar upstairs was a delightful surprise! We will definitely return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, the Precinct didn'tAs usual, the Precinct didn't let us down. It is the go to spot for the best beef in town! The service was spot on, prompt but not pushy. The meals were perfectly prepared, and the company was great!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant not only livedThis restaurant not only lived up to its reviews but exceeded them. The food was incredible and our server, Susan, was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to make our experience a memorable one. I highly recommend visiting this local if you are ever in the Cincinnati area.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Precint amd willWe love the Precint amd will definitely be back soon!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed, will be going backWow. Just wow. My wife and I are still relatively new to the area and we hadn't been out for fine dining since we moved. I had been to The Precinct with work before and had heard from others that the food was excellent so I wanted to take my wife.
For starters the building is an old police station so you feel like you're stepping back in time when you walk in. The bar area was equally as beautiful with a lot to check out.
Our meals were both incredible. We both ordered filets, but they were prepared a little differently. Hands down, best steak I've ever had.
Will be going back, but probably will reserve for special occasions.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food of course andVery good food of course and they made a point to make our anniversary special!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time diningIt was our first time dining at the precinct and we had a very nice time. We'll be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEating at The Precinct concludedEating at The Precinct concluded our tour of the Jeff Ruby's Restaurants. I must say that we saved the best for last!!! If you're looking for a delicious steak that's cooked just the way you like it and served with what is now my favorite all time salads "The Freddie" then this is the place for you. From the time you're greeted at the front door you'll find yourself with outstanding service. I recommend you make your reservations way in advance to get the time you want as The Precinct is a great place to dine and getting your favorite time may take some planning.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM