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.
Where to start! Everything about the Precinct was what I was expecting and more. The food was phenomenal (even the medium well steak that had to be ordered because of pregnancy!), the service was above and beyond, and the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. I cannot wait to dine here again post pregnancy and enjoy a glass of red wine with a medium rare steak!
Great dinner nd personable server and hostesses
For the first time ever at the Precinct I left a bit disappointed. The four of us all ordered steak and when it was served it was barely above room temperature though the accompanied potatoes were hot. Left the impression that the steaks were prepared and sat for an unusually long amount of time. I was tempted to send mine back but didn’t want to prolong the meal or create a scene. It wasn’t so cold to be inedible but for the reputation of the precinct you’d expect the meal to at least be warm. We eat there for special occasions but might look for alternatives going forward.
Our evening was perfect! Cory went above and beyond, which made our evening even better! We will definitely be back!
Always feel welcome when arriving... sevice and food are always 5☆
Excellent service, food and atmosphere! Will be back again.
Food was not as experienced as before. That was the only issue. Steak seemed very chewy over previous melt in your mouth experience.
Food was amazing as always. Service was not as good as usual. We had a party of 7 and it seemed like the couple seated next to us must have been someone the restaurant deemed important because our waiter showered attention on them while we were kind of just left. Luckily the people helping him were attentive to us. Not the usual standard of service I’m used to at the The Precinct. It was also really noisy and busy where we were sat which wasn’t very relaxing. Should’ve gone to Walt’s for his birthday.
It was amazing and Anthony was awesome!
Carmen, Anthony and the crew provide excellent service and the food was incredible. Glad we decided to try out Jeff Ruby’s flagship location!
Cole was an exceptional server who shared the restaurant’s history for our guests who had never dined at the Precinct before. He and Alex were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. As always, the food was excellent!!!
The service is always great and the food delicious!
Our waiter, Cole, was outstanding! The king crab and the mac and cheese were the highlights for me. We genuinely felt taken care of the entire time we were there. This will definitely be our spot when we are in Cincinnati.
Fabulous. Looking forward to our next visit. A must visit in the city of Cincinnati.
Excellent meal. Best in the city!!
Took my fiancé here to celebrate our engagement and my birthday. Free champagne for the engagement and free desert for the birthday
This was my birthday dinner we had so looked forward to, have been there over the years and everything was always great. Don't know what happened this time but I ordered a medium rare petite filet and it was really just rare, I didn't want to complain so I couldn't finish it and took it home and cooked it more which is very disappointing since that's an expensive dinner and should have been right. Maybe next time we will go downtown as it's always been a great dinner there.
Gary and Jason were exceptional. Thank you for making my wife's first Ruby experience amazing. Thanks to Sara and Jordan, also, as always.
3rd wedding anniversary spent in a row dining at the precinct. We will definitely be back next year.
We go to the precinct to celebrate special occasions- our birthdays. We weren’t disappointed. Dinner was great and service to match
Great wine list awesome steaks
We celebrated a birthday and it was very nice! Thank you!
Everything was great-food and service!
Just got to be my favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent and wonderful service.
Food was incredible
Steak lovers paradise!
I’d eaten at the precinct 20 years ago. I would say at that time it was one of the most delightful dining experiences I’ve ever had. I cannot say the same about this experience. The staff was wonderful and our server was very personable. The food, however, was just OK. The steak was cooked to perfection but in my opinion had no flavor. The garlic mashed potatoes were average to say the least. The salad .. iceberg lettuce, bacon , tomato and ranch dressing ..pretty unimpressive . The one thing that really floored me.... When we arrived they asked us if we were celebrating something and We said yes.. we’re celebrating our 60th BDs. Our server asked us the same question. After dinner they brought two desserts with a candle. We assumed it was complementary because we were not told otherwise. When we received our bill we were charged for 2 celebration desserts. It was a nice dessert but we should’ve been informed we would be charged.
Outstanding meal and service. Excellent way to spend our 25th anniversary.
Great night out with my sons 13 and 16 y.o. One of the best steaks in the entire country and only 15 minutes from home. Outstanding service and experience as usual. They also know how to pour on the service for the next generation who will keep their business rolling for many years to come.
We took our grandson for his 11th birthday and he said it was the best meal he had ever had! The only item that was not impressive was the Caesar salad. It was just ok - everything else was outstanding. In addition, while cutting my baked potato I cut my thumb with the knife and the staff was wonderful in helping me with band-aids, antibiotic cream, cut my food for me now that I couldn't. I felt really silly for having cut myself and they were all helpful and attentive. Thanks so much.
We had a great dinner with phenomenal service. Really made our anniversary special!
Had a great first experience at Precinct. We have gone to Carlos & Johnny a couple of times per year the last few years and couldn’t get a reservation so decided to try Precinct. The room we were in had a bit of a musty smell unfortunately. Loved the ambiance otherwise.
One thing I don't understand is how bar tables can be reserved. This is area supposed to be open while people wait for their reservations. This is counter intuitive and makes no sense.
The Precinct is my favorite “nice” restaurant. I go 1-2 times/year and have never had a bad experience.
Very cool layout. The service was the best. Food was good also. Will definitely be back.
The Precinct did not disappoint. Visiting from Springfield, IL. More casual than Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Loved the atmosphere and everyone having such a good time. Food and service was tremendous. Can't wait to go back.
Great time and the food was excellent. Our service like always was outstanding.
Middle table was very busy. Everyone bumping into each other. Very pricey.
The Precinct is a staple of fine dining and should be considered a landmark. When going to high quality restaurants the food is typically what stands out, but at The Precinct the service is second to none. Perfection is something often strived for but not attained, yet Jeff Ruby has cracked the code on perfecting his culinary experience. 100/100, couldn't think of anywhere else I would rather eat.
No complaints service and food was excellent! We will definitely be back