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The Precinct

4.9
4.9
7061 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 4 decades has endeared Precinct to celebrities, business people, families, and loyal diners alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 125 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 321-5454

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eric Munchel

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 513-321-5454 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager, Ashlee Heine.

  • Private party facilities

    Flawless attention to detail is the hallmark of events at The Precinct. Whether hosting a business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends, we can comfortably accommodate up to 85 of your guests in 3 rooms each exuding its own unique character. Contact ASHLEE HEINE: 513.979.0872 or ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Cross street

    Columbia Parkway

  • Parking details

    Valet parking - $5

  • Public transit

    There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,061 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. RC

    RCmac

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet and salmon ever. Great service. Beautiful place.
  2. RC

    RyanC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience from start to finish. Howie, our server is second to none. We were seated in the steeple, which was a cozy little room that made us feel like we had the place to ourselves. Can’t wait to go again!
  3. LA

    LeeAnn

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner here is always delicious but every time we come the service is always spot on. We have never been disappointed and am always happy with our service. Dinning room is dimly lit for a romantic vibe but still enjoyable. Our food was exceptional and we tried something new and was blown away with how wonderful something simple was.
  4. SD

    SarahD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alec was amazing as our server. Food was perfect!
  5. TC

    TomC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations are hard to get, but the wait is well worth it. Service and food were both excellent.
  6. MK

    MarcK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always. Great tender steak. Wonderful atmosphere.
  7. EC

    ElisaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is outstanding. Service was impecable. I love this place. The only negative is that they need to do a bit of upkeep to the interior. Booths are upholstered in faux leather and are severely ripped in multiple spots and even though the decor suits the place, it needs some TLC.
  8. SK

    SherriK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Chad, was outstanding. Spoke of restaurant history, explained menu items thoroughly, attentive to drink refills. One side item was delayed and became complimentary not charged. Food quality superb! Carrot cake unlike anywhere else. Hostess and valet staff welcoming.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience - the staff was incredible and went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful night for our special occasion. The food was incredible and the ambiance in unmatched in the city of Cincinnati.
  10. MS

    MartinS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best in Cincy. Top notch service. Bring lots of money.
  11. TT

    TrishaT

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as always Perfect. The service was excellent.
  12. s

    scaine

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome service and a superb atmosphere
  13. DD

    DrDrew

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner with my daughters for their birthdays!! As always was not disappointed in the food or the excellent service from Kelly!! Been a longtime patron of The Precinct and I have always been completely satisfied and stuffed when I leave. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!
  14. GM

    GregM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trey was outstanding, guiding us through our choices as we are first timers. He was patient and spoke well. We'll be back...Already made another reservation
  15. KW

    KevinW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to eat. The service was top notch as usual
  16. P

    Paige

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time. The waitress new everything about the menu and helped guide each of us to a meal suited to our tastes. The salmon was probably the best I had ever had and the steaks of course were incredible as well.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zoe our server was amazing!!
  18. a

    abloomer

    Cincinnati

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at The Precinct. Enjoyed the steak burrow for the first time and it did not disappoint. Also had our standby shrimp cocktail. So good!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service in Cincinnati!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food
  21. J

    Jane

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my son’s birthday. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was perfect. I can’t think of one thing that would need improvement! Great job as always!
  22. AM

    AnissaM

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic for a 21st birthday! Will be back. Great service and large portions!
  23. JV

    JenniferV

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was awesome. Food, again was the best in the city. I am going to be on TV soon for my real estate business. I would love to do one of my segments there!!!!! Think we can make it happen? It is called "The American Dream"
  24. SG

    SuzanneG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Howie our server made the experience great. Thanks!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Precinct never disappoints! The food, the service, the ambiance is always absolutely amazing. Our favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions.
  27. J

    Jennifer

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time sitting in the bar. Loved the atmosphere.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine hospitality from every department of the staff. Anthony went above and beyond from wine recommendations to service. My ribeye was absolute perfection and I could’ve ate my weight in the Crab Cake. I also can’t stop thinking about the Butter Pie. Definitely one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Great time! Best meal I’ve had here and better than steak houses I’ve been in New York.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Date night at The Precinct! Great food, wonderful service as always!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and we decided this restaurant would have to be our annual celebration dinner because of how amazing the food, the ambiance, and the service was. We really appreciate having the experience to help us enjoy our own celebration.
  32. RT

    RyanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Same great food al little more expensive than last time we ate there. An extremely high mark up but well worth the taste. My steak (porterhouse) ordered medium well was burnt and also medium rare on one side.
  33. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience. Wonderful appetizers, entrees and the most delicious desserts. The crème brûlée and Baked Alaska are out of this world. Kudos to the chef !
  34. RS

    RicardoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dining experience was the best offer of customer service in Cincinnati. This was above exceptional & excellence!!!!
  35. SM

    SydneyM94

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with my husband and family last evening. Sue and Evan were great to us.
  36. TP

    TeddyP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and made our anniversary very special. Our waiter and the entire staff went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner amazing. Several staff members stopped by our table to wish us happy anniversary. The food was perfect the wine tasted Devine. We will come back every year for our anniversary. Our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati.
  37. BL

    BobL

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Chad (our server) is the best!
  38. SH

    SteveH

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any Ruby restaurant is top notch.
  39. K

    Kate

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding (we got married the day before) and Robby took excellent care of us! Starting with menu recommendations and his attentive, but unobtrusive service we had a wonderful evening. Can’t wait to celebrate our next milestone at The Precinct.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!

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 4.9 stars by 7061 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 125 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Precinct

311 Delta Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Columbia Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking - $5

  • Public transit

    There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Munchel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 321-5454

  • Catering

    Please contact us at 513-321-5454 to speak with our Sales & Relationship Manager, Ashlee Heine.

  • Private party facilities

    Flawless attention to detail is the hallmark of events at The Precinct. Whether hosting a business meeting, rehearsal dinner, retirement party or an outing with family or friends, we can comfortably accommodate up to 85 of your guests in 3 rooms each exuding its own unique character. Contact ASHLEE HEINE: 513.979.0872 or ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

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