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The Precinct

4.8
4003 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 321-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Ellison
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Catering
Catering is available as long as the site has proper equipment.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbia Parkway
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Parking details
Valet parking - $5
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Public transit
There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
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Entertainment
Happy hour in bar Sun-Fri 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Happy Hour not available Saturdays
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.

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What 4003 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best steak i have ever had. Nice place. Good for special occasions and celebrating if you can afford it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food with recognizable to gourmet menu options for selective foodies. Of course, the steak melts in your mouth, the dishes are wonderfully prepared and presented in a comfortably elegant, exceptionally hospitable environment. The staff is well informed, works in teams and attends to every detail to make the experience remarkable.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

A little pricey. Dessert was great. Steak was juicy and cooked perfectly. Ryan our waiter was great. He was friendly,helpful and saw to our every need.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife's favorite restaurant of all time. Have spent many anniversary's there and never have been disappointed. Food and service always great.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was great.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed celebrating her birthday with dinner at the Precinct. My wife had the Panko Chicken which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the Salmon which had a very interesting and delicious citrus sauce. We definitely will return for dinner in the near future. I also especially enjoyed our service and the history of the Precinct that was shared with us from our waiter Bryan Fristoe. We told Bryan that we would like him to serve us the next time we came to the Precinct. My wife and enjoyed our dinning experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Best service around, by far. The food was incredible, though I do have to say the boardwalk fries were way too salty. But it was a great meal!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Mothers day was perfect due in part to the amazing experience at Jeff Rubys Pricinct. The staff and food, as always, were out of this world. Our server Ryan did an amazing job, as well as the rest of the team. The Father Michael Grahm was an amazing choice of a steak.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My last visit to the Precinct was to celebrate my fiancé's graduation with her master's degree. I ordered the Lachey, a 22 ounce ribeye that is absolutely to die for. Ribeye is one of those cuts of meat that can breath taking when prepared right, and the Precinct doesn't just get it right, they get it perfect.

To go with it, my fiancé ordered the Petite Lily, a 8 oz filet mignon steak. Since we shared a few bites, I can say that it was silky smooth and deliciously tender.

When you go, it will always be worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service and delicious steaks! Love The Precinct!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very pleasant dinner with a very knowledgeable server and great atmosphere

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was the first time I wasn’t blown away by my meal. My cut of steak (from their recently changed menu) was stringy and not seasoned as well as it usually is.

Everything else was great and this in no way prevents me from coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We were there for our anniversary. Our waiter Kris was outstanding and even brought us a slice of cheesecake to help celebrate. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the garlic mashed potatoes and Mac & cheese were amazing! We will definitely be back to celebrate more occasions!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Precinct was fantastic as always. Our favorite place in the city and have been there regularly for years. My issue is with the opentable side. When we arrived and gave them our name they didn’t have our open table reservation in the system, even though the app still showed confirmed. I’ve never used opentable for the precinct, and they took more than great care accommodating at the Precinct, but it would have been a bigger issue for a busy Saturday night.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The last time we were at the Precinct we were very disappointed. I followed up with a call to corporate and they offered to compensate me but I didn’t want a free meal I just wanted a great steak because the Precinct is the only restraunt I will order steak.
On Wednesday, we celebrated our anniversary with a very good meal, excellent Freddie salads, two excellent steaks, and a complementary cheese cake. The undercooked bake potato served whole(not split open) wasn’t up to the Precinct’s standard.
The service was very good but slow.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The Precinct was outstanding once again. Every detail is attended to and the emphasis on customer service is apparent from the moment you walk through the front door. The staff is superb - so polite and conscientious without being intrusive. The food is always just as ordered and is perfect. This is truly the finest restaurant in Cincinnati!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

It was very good as usual. We had a booth in the bar and was taken care of like royalty. They always make sure were taking care of. The macaroni and cheese is the best!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

First class all the way! Great food, amazing service and a fun atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had a great night out at the precinct. The food and service was incredible. We went for a good meal, but highly recommend for any special occasion. The downstairs is more quiet, formal dining while the upstairs is a bit louder and more casual. 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The Precinct is rated one of the best steakhouses in the country. If you want the best steak you have ever eaten, this is where to go. It is very pricey, but people know that before they step through the door...it is worth every cent!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The steaks are phenomenal. They did bring our table a couple of the wrong sides but we’re replaced within 5 minutes. Excellent wine list but overpriced, cheapest glass is minimum $10. Definitely recommended for special occasion as it will be a $200 tab.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First time at Precinct for teenage children

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent dining choice!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The server forgot our bread and wine until we reminded him when the entree arrived. The 20oz strip steak was very tough, hard to cut, and hard to chew. For a 45 day aged steak at $72, that should not be the case.

The strawberry salad was good.

Very disappointing and overrated. Other steakhouses I. Town are better.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was very heavily seasoned- sauces were extremely salty, and the fries were heavily salted. My salad was swimming in salad dressing. Brussels sprouts were not good. Overall, other than the steaks, a very disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The Precinct is a winner!! Fabulous all around highly recommend

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wedding Anniversary!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Amazing steaks!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Our server was great -- Molly and Onah did great job also. Food was very good except for the steak my husband had ordered.. what he ate at dinner was fine, but when he tried to eat leftover steak, he could barely cut through 1/3 of it. That was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was good. Overall over priced for what it was. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great food and service! Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

From the moment we were seated until we the time departed everything was perfect! Our waiter was excellent, even including a bit of the Precinct’s history which we enjoyed. Every bite was absolutely delicious! Looking forward to our next visit :)

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of the best steaks we have ever had! We had great service and all was great! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything was great but we notice the noise level was very high compared to most fine dining restauants. It was as loud as a Applebees, O'charleys and those types. The dining room was filled up but never remember it being that loud.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We typically save up and dine at the Precinct about once a year. The food was great as usual, but the service was for the first time ever, not stellar. We were literally at our table for 30 minutes before we got bread. I don't usually watch the time, but was really quite hungry, had water and tea, but nothing else, no bread, no orders taken and it seemed like it had been a little longer than you would expect so I looked at my watch and noted we had been seated for 30 minutes.
The food was great as usual, no complaints there, our server just was not interested in us. He spent a lot of time at a table with some people who he either knew, or they were important people. They were seated quite near us and he had been talking with them for some time, and then we noticed he started talking about the specials and such. He did not mention the specials to us until we had the menus long enough to choose and were ready to order, which was even after the bread came. Not typical for The Precinct.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I just love this place!!! My daughter and I went to celebrate my new position and our upcoming move to Florida. It was wonderful and such a beautiful building.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Loved!! Everything was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Everything was perfect and we will definitely go back again. We received exceptional service and had the opportunity to meet the chef.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Very good meal and our server, Sara, was great

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Outstanding everything! The steak at Jeff Ruby here in Louisville and in Cincinnati is just way better than Ruth Chris in our opinion, though it may be slightly more expensive! The service is impeccable, they spend a great deal of time training their people!!

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