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.
Great experience. Great service
First of all, we don’t blame our waiter for this issue. Mike was great. We came with an out of town guest and two family members. Several minutes after we ordered the waiter returned and indicated that they were out of the entree our guest ordered. We get it as it happens on occasion. The waiter was very apologetic and indicated they would treat us to dessert for the inconvenience. After our wonderful dinner we ordered two desserts and within a reasonable amount of time he informed us they were out of BOTH desserts. What? We told him to pick what was available. We’ll return to the Precinct but were embarrassed as we’re sung the praises of the restaurant.
Very surprised at the poor service, as I e been here before and typically has great experiences. Parts of the meal were never delivered, poor timing of food and cocktails to the table, undercooked steak, saw so little of our waiter that we couldn’t even bring the matters to his attention. Would be hesitant to try again; even worse dined with another couple who had never been and they left with a sub-pat opinion.
First time ever trying The Precinct and we loved it!!
Our waiter was amazing and the food was exquisite. The table behind us was a little vulgar, loud and rude but the staff did offer to move our table. Overall no complaints, the steak was cooked perfectly, and we couldn’t be happier with the overall evening.
This was the worst experience I've had at The Precinct. First, we had to wait 35 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Our reservation was at 8:15, and we were seated at 8:50. Once seated, our drink orders were promptly taken, but but we sat with our menus in our laps for approximately 10-15 minutes before our dinner orders were taken. The food, of course, was excellent as always. I was especially disappointed with the delays mentioned above as my husband and I had two dinner guests with us that had never been to The Precinct, and we had told them how excellent it was. Finally, while we did enjoy our table which was next to the wall and a little more private, it was very cold. One of our guests was pregnant and was visibly chilly the entire dinner.
The steak was great, the garlic mashed potatoes were too garlicky and only luke warm.
This place is a first-class establishment! We have dined at other Jeff Ruby owned restaurants, this one is my new favorite. the food was exquisite, the drinks were impeccably crafted, and the diamond crown cigars, well, I haven't smoked them yet (bought multiples) but I am confident they will also be top-notch.
Simply put, I cannot wait to return to explore the menu again. Well done!
It was great!
Celebrating our anniversary (like everyone one else here apparently lol). Dinner was great!!! Service was great (Cory and Alex waited on us) we have eaten at Jeff Ruby’s and Carlo and Johnnys this was our first visit to the Precinct. The tables were a little closer together than I like. I feel uncomfortable talking about anything when I feel like others can hear me and we were next to a drafty cold mirrored wall. All that aside I still liked that old building and the food was great and made even better by really good service. Rachel the hostess was nice the valet was nice all the way around I liked it here and will do it again
The Precinct is by far the best steak house in Cincinnati. The meal was impeccable along with the service. Our waiter was Cole and he was very kind and so exceptional. He even gave us a tour of the restaurant when we were finished.
We both have nothing but excellent things to say about our experience!
It was very poor. Food was undercooked, server hovered and rushed us, and just overall was not even close to being worth the price. Will definitely not go back.
Everything was spectacular. The food, the service, the atmosphere.
Took my 12 year old daughter before seeing a show at The Aronoff...wanted her to experience the joy of dining at an upscale restaurant for a nice night out. The restaurant had a nice selection of items on their kids menu which she really enjoyed, as all the selections on the main menu just were a little too upscale yet for her palate. I had the roasted chicken which was amazing. The staff was so attentive and kind. Really a great experience all around!
As always excellent food and service.
Celebrated my wife’s Birthday. They were very accommodating to our family and my 2 boys ages 12 and 13. The steak was awesome. The Mac and cheese the kids loved and the dessert was huge.
Will definitely be back.
You can't beat the Precinct for an outstanding steak house experience. The service is impeccable and the quality of the food is wonderful. The decor could use updating, but I would still recommend the Precinct over any other steak house in town.
Not for those on a budget. Been wanting to go here for years. Reservations for the dining area have to be made ahead of time. Quality of food and service is to be expected of a Jeff Ruby establishment. What I thought was excellent was when we asked for a to go box. The busboy took the food away, put it in a very nice, reusable container in a quality reusable shopping bag...not Styrofoam in a plastic bag. Would recommend highly!!
Saturday night we did not have a great experience like we are used to at a Ruby restaurant. Since then we have received numerous follow up calls from multiple managers to talk through our experience. It has made us feel much better about what happened Saturday and that it will most likely never happen again. We appreciate the follow up and will be dining with you guys again soon.
Well, we’ve eaten at The Precinct for the last 13 years. We do birthdays, anniversaries, or whatever. We find an excuse every six months or so.
Tonight was no exception to our long running position that the Precinct is the best place within 50 miles of our home to have a perfect evening. Sandals Royal Bahamian is the only other place in our time zone that is better, but only for the atmosphere. The Precinct’s food is still better.
This evening there was a grouchy woman giving the check-in staff a hard time, but they handled it extremely professionally even when she started using foul language. Kudos to the three Precinct employees that were in the unfortunate position of dealing with her.
I can’t imagine anyone ever being unhappy here. We’ve enjoyed dinner here 25+ times and have never left without a delicious meal, great service, AND the thought that we needed to find an excuse to book again ASAP.
We can’t wait for our next excuse for dinner here!
Excellent dinner choices, Bridget went out of her way to make our dining experience memorable..appreciate all the small touches that went into a perfect evening.
Before our daughter retuned to college for second semester
Very good service and good food. I love the atmosphere of the Precinct. We had a great time!
As usual the food was excellent (best steaks in Cincinnati) and the service superb. And in case you don't like steak, their lobster macaroni dish that evening was great.
Very pleasant all around. Easy valet parking, nice hostesses. Felt welcomed. Our server Bridgette was very knowledgeable about the food and wine selections. She was very open, friendly and attentive making certain everything was done the way we wanted. We had 12 oz Filets which were excellent cuts and done exactly as requested. The gnocchis were wonderful and the scallops perfect. Certainly expensive but worth it for an occasional special outing.
From the the second we walked in the front door you could tell the energy of the restaurant was just on another level. The hostesses Amanda & Riley welcomed us with a warm smile and you could tell the night was going to be a special one. Jordan and Joey the managers were very charming as well, they made sure everything throughout our experience was spot on. Paul our server was spot on with all of his recommendations, but his attentiveness and hospitality were also right on point. Not very often that my friends get to enjoy a dining experience like this and they were blown away, they're still talking about it and it was almost a week ago. That's when you know a meal is more than just a meal, it's an experience.
Paul is truly a Throughbred and should be treated as such. We will be back soon ♥️
Great 21st bday celebration!
Every time we go to the Precinct it seems the experience keeps getting better and better. The staff is very friendly, customer service is top notch, which you can tell is their top priority. The food is simply amazing, starting with the salad to the desserts which we were informed are made in house (we had a butter pie which was phenomenal). They offer a lot of different add ons to the steaks but honestly the flavor of the steak is so good we don’t end up using the add ons we get. We will definitely be back!
The greatest dinning experience I’ve ever had. Jordan was amazing from start to finish and I can’t say enough about the manager Jordan. Highly recommend!!!
The Precinct is my favorite restaurant and always my first choice for any special occasion. The food and service is always exceptional. You can never go wrong with any of the steaks. I treated myself with the Marty & Joe. Save room for dessert. Highly recommend The Precinct.
What a wonderful restaurant. Jordan is one of the best waiters that has ever served us!
Food was great! Zoe was very knowledgeable about the wine & dinner menu, Jordan, Joey and Trey all made sure my guests and I had a wonderful time. :)
This was probably the best service we have had. We have never had poor service at Precinct. This visit the service was outstanding and the server was amazing. His name was Brandon! Would love to go back and have him serve us again!!
Food was absolutely wonderful as always - as to be expected at ANY Ruby's establishment. The service is what really keeps you coming back. From the hostess' welcoming to the bartender/servers and every position in between. Impeccable in all aspects. We will be back very soon! Thank you for the wonderful evening.
I’ve left several reviews of The Precinct, and they’re all the same. The place is incredible. The food is outstanding. The venue is so unique. And, the service is second to none.
The Precinct never disappoints! We go there for every special occasion and host all of our out of town guess there.
Always love it!
Perfect service. Great atmosphere. Enthusiastic and fun staff but not too intrusive. Food was outstanding. Steaks were superbly done to everyone’s liking.It is not louder t restaurant. The place is wonderful. Loved it and look forward to going again someday.
Cool experience to start the new year. Chad my waiter was excellent and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be coming back
Food good. Money much. Wine good. Farted at table. Nobody noticed.