The Precinct

4.8
6538 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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, business people, families, and loyal diners alike.

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vipDustinH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

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KevinH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best steakhouse experience that can be found in the country. Coolest ambiance, best food, and best service I’ve ever had.

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BobL
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the service were all exceptional. The only negative was table placement on the top floor, directly below a ceiling fan high above us. Unfortunately, we received a cold breeze the entire time we were there and had to wear our coats while dining. The staff and manager tried to rectify the issue and did offer to move our table but by then we had already eaten our appetizer and Freddy salads, so we didn’t take the offer to move.

We have been coming the Precinct every year, with the exception of visiting Carlo and Johnny’s twice, for our Anniversary and plan to continue. We have already made reservations for November 20, 2022 and will continue our tradition in the future.

Thank you for the previous experiences and we look toward the future!

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Jessicag77
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose Ruby’s restaurants, bc they never disappoint us. Ever. The service is phenomenal and creates an amazing experience with the best dining!

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ToddJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service.

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ColleenB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food! Paced well. Generous portions. Everything tasted amazing.

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vipBrett
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, atmosphere, and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the good were both excellent. We always know we will completely happy when we leave there!!

JR
vipJulieR
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience on an early Friday night dinner reservation in the bar area. Food and service was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was not as good as it has been in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by smiling faces from the moment we arrived. Service was outstanding, the food was excellent. The atmosphere is lovely and the decor is beautiful. Reminiscent of a bygone era, we loved it.

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TimR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and food were awesome

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MargaretC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Incredible place to eat and enjoy your meal. The Bar was adorable yo have drinks in before dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food

MJ
MaryJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Precinct for our wedding anniversary as it has become our "special occasion" dining destination. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. My husband had the porterhouse and I had the lamb and I would highly recommend both. As an added and unexpected treat, the waiter brought out a chocolate torte at the end of the meal for our anniversary. The Precinct, without question, will continue to be our celebration dinner location.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wedding anniversary

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The term "you get what you pay for" comes to mind, here. And with respect to the Precinct, you definitely do: A top-notch meal that transcends expectations and is 100% worth the price you pay.

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Juls1170
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon was a great waiter

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RASP
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! Could not ask for better. We asked for a different table and we immediately accommodated with greatly enhanced our enjoyment.

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Monica
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct never disappoints! The food and service are always great, and you know what you are going to get! It is one of our go-to's!

JM
JeremyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service in a really neat old building. Highly recommended.

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DaveB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. Steaks are the best! Service is top notch.

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vipAnnaD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday! They were extremely accommodating and our meal was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Jeff Ruby restaurants are the best!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Bar area was perfect for a special occasion family dinner. It was a nice surprise to have salad and potato included with entrees.

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vipJimT
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not a dinner, it is an event! The building is amazing, the food phenomenal, and the service outstanding. If it's a Jeff Ruby establishment, you have to get the steak. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the Steak Diane. Both were incredible!

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MackenzieO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Great cocktails and food along with wonderful service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding.

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TeddyP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinning experience ever in Cincinnati. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the staff was amazing!! Food was great and everyone was friendly. A night we will never forget,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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vipTimS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

31st Wedding Anniversary
Enjoyable and relaxing dinner
Steaks prepared to perfection

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TonyW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service, and atmosphere. I’ve ate at several of Jeff Rubys restaurants and all was consistent with each other.

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JeromeG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great, from the host to the manager, our experience was refreshing. I want to also thank the valet service. Looking forward to returning

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vipDrfun
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Food, ambience, service all top notch

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Mike
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse in Cincinnati, hands down. Business casual is typical attire, although you'll see a few folks dressed up or down from there.

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BobG
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute perfect evening! Went to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday, and as always, the Precinct didn't disappoint. Perfect food and a perfect setting and the most attentive wait staff ever.

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KerryK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Delicious dinner and excellent atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience and food were amazing!! Jeff Ruby’s The Precinct never disappoints!! Between all of us we got 2 cowboy ribeyes that were cooked to perfection, 1 Joe Burrow (petite filet and lobster tail), 1 filet mignon, Mac & cheese and Brussels sprouts and we all left extremely full and happy because of the quality of food and service we had received!! Our server, Bobby, was also top notch and every recommendation he made was spot on!

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vipMikeL
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Lived up to our memories and expectations. Ate in the bar in booth this time which we all thought was better than main dining room. Service was excellent as expected, and food top notch in taste as well as presentation. A great evening meal (for a Sunday!) and I heartily recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! The Precinct offers a salad and choice of potato with its entrees, which is a nice touch.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Precinct using the Order Online button. The Precinct also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-5454.

The Precinct is rated 4.8 stars by 6538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.