The Precinct

4.8
5860 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

*At The Precinct, the health and welfare of our guests and employees are our top priority. We are working hard to ensure we have the safest restaurants anywhere. To see more information regarding our safety precautions and recommendations for our guests, please visit www.Jeffruby.com. We look forward to providing you with the ultimate Je

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5860 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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JohnG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent, and our filet mignon was prepared as ordered.
The service was superb, and to our surprise, the homemade cookies and cream ice cream was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

CB
ConnieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. I was just disappointed that the food arrived lukewarm. I just ate it but expected more from a restaurant like the Precinct.

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Bradley
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest restaurant' in the state. I would recommend to everyone.

KM
KevinM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only option available was the patio. We sat right against the wall by the street, which was extremely noisy. About halfway through dinner the propane tank failed and it became extremely cold in the tent. They were able to get it working again, but for about 30 or so minutes it was very cold. I personally wouldn't recommend the tent in the winter time.

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JudiS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit and celebration. Our server Paul was very attentive and responsive. Cudos to the Precinct with their Covid precautions while keeping excellent service, presentation and customer experience.

KT
KathyT
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining is always great

BL
BobL
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent anniversary dinner. The food and service were extremely good.

KK
vipKatherineK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tonight we celebrated my daughter’s 19th anniversary! Such a great time.

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vipWeLuvFood
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Would recommend it to everyone. The Ribeye is the best!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated my 50th birthday at the precinct!
Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. I felt safe from COVID yet was pampered and treated so nice! Love this place!

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vipKevin5171
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Chad and Ethan made a great team and the Dinner was awesome.

JD
JeffD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct never disappoints! Steak, Lobster, King Crab and Salmon, fabulous!!!

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shaunat
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was Immaculate!!!!! Will be back our waiter was everything even sang happy Birthday 🎉

LD
LisaD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Great food and a great place to celebrate an anniversary or any occasion that’s special.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were great! We love the bar there.

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Bond7
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always classic fantastic! Even under difficult times. They nailed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! This was our 9th year in a row spending our Anniversary at the Precent! Our waiter Chad exceeded in taking care of our every need!!

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Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Outstanding food across the board. Was served bread with no silverware and had to wait over 5 minutes to find someone and ask for it. Only ate 1/2 the salad but it was not boxed for us. But the food was top notch.

KT
KimT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter celebrated her 21st birthday during COVID and since we couldn’t be there I wanted to be as special as possible the staff were so helpful from start to finish ....my daughter said the food, staff and place was amazing and she couldn’t have been happier .

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vipLavogirl
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can’t wait to go back. Appreciated complimentary dessert for our celebration!

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. We were there for my mother's 70th birthday. The whole family sat in the back bar area and had incredible food in a fun atmosphere. We will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration dinner!

LD
vipLouisD
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak Burrow is fantastic. My new favorite. Service is always spot on.

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Katie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was amazing!!! They followed strong COVID procedures. We felt very comfortable bring my elderly father. Overall we felt the prices were a bit high. We’ve gotten very good steaks at other places much cheaper.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday date night. Service was great. Food was good. I was expecting more from the steak but it was cooked to order and flavorful. I just wished the meat was a little warmer when it arrived. All in all a wonderful experience and I will be back for more !

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mindygc
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was the first time we dined on their bar area. Pros were the table was larger. Cons were the ambiance was not quite as nice. No linen table cloths, etc. Typical bar setting and I will say we enjoyed our dinner regatdless. Just wanted to make others aware of you are wanting a typical romantic setting wouldn't recommend the bar area.

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Dave
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Excellent service. Delicious steak as always!!

TB
TomB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct is the perfect example of “you get what you pay for.” When you pay top dollar for a meal, it should meet and exceed every expectation, which is the case here. Everything was perfect. Our steaks were awesome and just as ordered. And we appreciate the fact that the menu is no longer ala carte. Potato and salad were included in the price of the steak. In all, a wonderful experience.

TJ
vipTimJ
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - as always. Service couldn’t have been better by Bridget and Alec

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vipDonOH
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy, even so the service was excellent, and the speed that the food arrived was quick. Our Server, Busser, and Server's Asisstant were excellent. The food was tremendous as usual.

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KevinL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The only complaint about the service was one of the waiters kept stalking our table to remove the dishes. They weren't busy but my wife barely got the last bite of her salad off the plate before he came and took it away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food/great service - always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were well spaced and service was great!

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MichaelF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff Ruby’s has always been a five star experience at all of the locations that I have dined!!! I will have to say “The Precinct” is something special out of all of the locations!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I hadn’t eaten at The Precinct in years but thought it would be a wonderful place for my daughter 26th birthday. I was wrong and way overpaid for bellow average food. I was surprised how the quality of the food had gone down hill. The steaks were still good, however, one had to be sent back for being terribly undercooked for medium plus and the rest of the table was done eating by the time anyone asked how the steak was cooked meaning my husband had to eat alone after everyone else was done. The side baked potato looked like it had been sitting around for hours before being served. I had the bisque and it was at best lukewarm. I had called the restaurant earlier that day to remind them of my daughters birthday. No one said a word about it and we even paid for her desert which seems odd for a nice restaurant. For the price of our meal it was terribly underrated and I would not eat there again. It’s a shame and I hope The Precinct improves the quality of its food to remotely justify the prices

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was good.

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DB78
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time on our first visit here. Everything was top notch! I really enjoyed the Ruby's barrel aged Manhattan.

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Erica
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Precinct is a great overall experience. Food was outstanding.

FAQs

The Precinct offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-5454.

The Precinct is rated 4.8 stars by 5860 OpenTable diners.

The Precinct does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://jeffruby.securetree.com/.

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.