The Precinct

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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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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Easily top five steak dinners our table has ever eaten.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Great food and drinks. Carrot cake was top notch.

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p
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best table...a large round corner table for 7 in a small room. Along with the food & the service, that made the experience perfect.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s 16th birthday

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NR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. By far, our favorite restaurant to dine at.

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A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We eat there three to four times a year and keep coming back. We have been going since they opened and normally take one of our children for their birthday.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Wonderful birthday dinner and drinks!

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CB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. The host was great and the food above expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service as always!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Generally service is excellent but this night it was average at best. Very little attention from waiter. Food was amazing as always.

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CH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our waiter Anthony was fine. Our baked potatoes on the outside were burnt and the inside looked bad. I think the potatoes had been cooked earlier in the day. Not what I expect with the prices I paid. They was a female waitress in the same room that was very loud.

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NM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. We were a party of six and everyone totally enjoyed their food. From salmon, pork chops, N.Y. strip, filet to rib eye, the food was delicious!

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MB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a romantic celebration with professional staff, amazing food, and overall value is well worth your money!!!

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PM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was tremendous. Every dish we had was delicious. We would enjoy a much more relaxed atmosphere. But maybe that is what people want when they are spending that kind of money for food. We checked out the bar on the way out and anticipate we would be back to eat there where it is more relaxed but still have the quality of food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I went the Sunday after Valentine’s Day to celebrate with my fiancé. Apparently a 27 and 29 year old didn’t cut it to our waiter and the managers who went above and beyond to accommodate two other older couples next to us. Despite ordering before the one couple who had an almost identical order as us, all of their food came out before ours. Their entree was served probably within 45 minutes of ordering. He initially complained that his steak wasn’t cooked enough and they took it back. Then, after eating half of her steak she decided her steak was cooked too thoroughly. I’m assuming this led to me waiting 15 minutes for a glass of wine I had ordered. And the manager came back with a new steak for her saying “another steak was ahead of schedule”. We sat there 90 minutes before our steaks came out and we ordered the steak Collinsworth and the filet & lobster. Then another couple sat down next to us where we overheard how she was pregnant and the waiter immediately went back to get her a gift bag with a onesie (while I’m still waiting for my wine and our food). THEN two managers brought the couple who complained about everything a long plate of complimentary desserts including creme brûlée, red velvet cake and their donuts. Our meal was $230 and we left a 20% tip which I think is about just as expensive as a meal for two gets at the Precinct without buying hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol which neither couple next to us did. It’s just a shame to have high expectations then to go in and stay for 2 hours while everyone else is being treated like kings and queens and here we are spending nearly $300. We loved the food but unfortunately we will not be back to be seated so closely next to all of the other couples complaining about everything from the second we walk in then we have to pay the price and our time so you can accommodate them and not us.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Ruby restaurants, but def prefer his other restaurants to Precinct. The dining room was cramped. While the service was great, it did take a while for drink refills and because of the cramped nature the server often times had to move while talking to us which was distracting. Overall- amazing food and a fun time!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Worth every penny. Made special requests while booking through OpenTable and they were both accommodated. Wife and I are already planning our next visit.

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and service! Dinner was outstanding! We will be back!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect ! Our waiter Jeff was so friendly and wonderfully accommodating. The food was by far the best meal either of had had!

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C
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and the cheesecake was the best ever hands down.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t a fan of the little table we were seated at. But good and service were phenomenal. I dropped multiple forks accidentally and within seconds received a fresh one. Received great recommendations on what to get. Drinks were great just ask for a booth if possible.

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak in town, bar none.
Great service, very polite people,
I will return......

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Valentine's day. Our service was great, our food was outstanding. That pretty much made our evening incredible.

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b
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it.. as usual

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MK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time dining here. Meal, service and ambiance was perfect...price was too steep for us to come back often...we’ll need to save up for the next special occasion!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining. True five star. We’re going back very soon!

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BH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. The ambience was great and the food was phenomenal.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent Service and quality is there! Unfortunately something caused allergic type reactions and illness overnight and next day after leaving restaurant.

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HS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We got the NY strip steak instead of filet mignon which we usually get. While it appeared to be done properly, it was a bit dry. Salads were very generous and bread was delicious and hot. Over all, it was a good experience and we would go back.

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SH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine Dinner. What an excellent night.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great steaks, a bit pricey for my liking but I would do it again for sure

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VM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak, melts in your mouth. The service is outstanding inside and out.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our experience at the Precinct. Definitely one of my wife and my favorite restaurants.

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AR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love every visit to The Precinct.
The food and service is always spectacular.

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EK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is good but the place is kind of small and cramp, our seats got hit from behind several times. We were uncomfortable sat in the middle of the aisle. The parking is the other problem unless you use valet. Other than that it is good.

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G
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was excellent. Brandon and team were exceptional. The only thing I would mention is that the wedge salad did not have the crumbled bacon. It had 2 pieces of very thick hard to cut, slab type bacon.

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JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food with over the top service!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We was there cause our 6 month old granddaughter was having open heart surgery the next day at Cincinnati children’s hospital. Our waiter Cole was so wonderful to us and so was the management. This truly meant so much to us.

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m
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service at the Precinct

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