The Precinct

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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, businesspeople, families and loyal diners alike.

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KJ
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always for my son’s Birthday with Brandon our waiter and thanks to Fisher for the special birthday treat!

WH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Absolutely awesome. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my family from L.A. here and the Precinct didn’t disappoint. Tucker and Alec were amazing and provided top of the line service. The food was cooked perfectly and couldn’t have been more delicious. Thank you Precinct for your wonderful hospitality. We will definitely be back!

CH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place great service and food. It was very fun and great.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit overpriced, but worth it on special occasions.

C
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The manager replaced my steak after I was disappointed sharing a porterhouse with my husband. It was totally my error in ordering but he made it so much better. Wait staff and manager were awesome.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I've ever had!! Ive never been to the other Jeff ruby restaurants, but this was better than Fleming's in Dayton 👍

m
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent night out. Darlene was attentive and cheerful, Sarah and Ryan were helpful with wine selections and checking in. Food was amazing. Only call out was that it was my boyfriends birthday and other than acknowledging it at the door as I had indicated on the reservation, it wasn’t mentioned again. Thought that was odd? Anyway it was fantastic!

MC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct stands alone in fine dining. Courteous and attentive staff, impeccable food. It’s our favorite JR location.

F
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steaks we have ever had! The service from Jordan was outstanding. This is the best place for a special occasion or a night out

JS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful! As are all Jeff Ruby establishments.
THANK YOU!

GM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was super friendly and helpful

BS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating both of our birthdays this past weekend. The food and service were impeccable, like always but a table near us was so loud that we had to almost yell to one another and our family to hear. It was so rude. We told our waiter and we knew there wasnt anything he could do about it but we just wanted it to be acknowledge. He apologized but it wasnt his fault. Overall we had a great night.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my brothers birthday we came to The Precinct and had the most wonderful evening. From the wonderful greeting by the host to start our evening, to the incredible service and outstanding food. My brother was blown away and enjoyed himself to the nines. He loved the dinner room and the atmosphere that there was. I’m so glad that the Precinct put on a wonderful evening for him. It meant the world to me that he was so happy and blown away as was I.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal once again!! Always enjoy the precinct! The steaks, mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese, bananas foster, everything is always SO AMAZING!

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to move our reservation around several times and ended up finally booking for 10pm...the last booking of the night. We were about 10 mins late and they still let us eat and were accommodating in every way. We had an amazing time and will be back!

JS
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Precinct. It is so good every single time. I had the surf and turf. Yum. The steaks we had were cooked and seasoned perfectly.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and always great food.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three birthdays; we had a wonderful experience and were treated wonderfully!

MB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’m not sure what I was expecting we were celebrating our 30 yr anniversary it just didn’t feel like a special occasion

OT
Cincinnati
26 reviews