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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.8
4.8
8614 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 fine dining 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. The Precinct also offers a quaint outdoor patio area where guests may dine.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

What 8,614 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Steak

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Steak

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

8,620 Reviews
  1. ShawnM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great night. The food was great the service was great

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Precint always delivers an extraordinary meal with great service.

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  3. WilliamW

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was first rate, the food was just like we wanted, special shout out to the Caesar Salad and house made ice cream. Never disappointed. We’ll be back.

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  4. Check

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a late reservation the day before and sat outside on the patio for afternoon appetizers and drinks. It was fun. There was traffic noise but it was to be expected and is part of the deal. Music was classic rock, very different from inside. The food was delicious, drinks were great. It was very enjoyable.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute large group birthday reservations— were not available but found a spot on the outdoor seating area. The ambience was great and perfect weather to watch the Preakness. I have small kids and they were very particular about what they wanted to eat. At a high-end restaurant like this they were able to accommodate the children’s palatal needs and and individualize their meals so they were still able to eat a complete meal without feeling too fancy and at the same time the adults were able to enjoy the ambience and food of The Precinct. Been coming here for special occasions for years and they have always been great. Highly recommend the Steak Burrow—gave it a try long overdue but it’s now my favorite item on the menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, amazing service! Can’t wait to come back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    …great. Can’t go wrong with a Jeff Ruby restaurant.

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  8. OSUFan

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third visit to the precinct and it’s been great every time! Always look forward to coming here.

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  9. ghost23

    Cincinnati

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a bit slow at the beginning, we got our drinks ok, but didn't get bread for 45 minutes and salad after that. Then all went well after that

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received a gift certificate for the Precinct over Christmas, and decided to use it for our 37th anniversary. Everything was great from the food to the service. With that said I struggle to justify the price. This is just me and my budget. I’m glad to say I have been there but doubt I would return paying full price.

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  11. LeasaH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Precinct doesn't disappoint! Celebrating college graduation at this iconic establishment is what memories are made of. Thank you for making our celebration special! Food and service beyond compare!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service and a beautiful setting

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Great service Always a great experience

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  14. MikeS

    Louisville

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Much like my past visit, the food was outstanding but the cocktails were poor. Overall, still an outstanding experience. We will be back

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  15. BarryG

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Cocktails outstanding NY Strip blackened best I've had in last several visits

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  16. KevinV

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal and the staff were beyond exceptional! First time eating in the bar and that will be our go to from now on!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect over the top EVERYTHING!!! not ala carte,, salad and potato included in entree!! what a pleasant surprise!!!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't ask for better service or food! We will certainly be back.

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  19. JerryS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was perfect. Food was delicious. Server was great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I love The Precinct, the food is always top tier! Yesterday was the first time that my service wasn’t top tier. I’m not sure if my waitress was new or just didn’t know certain things. Either way, the food was great as usual! ♥️

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  21. JohnM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, unique atmosphere, however, the food doesn't quite justify the cost.

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  22. Sandy

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not our usual JR experience! Half the tables food came out with just steak on plates waiting 5 extra minutes for sides to show up and additional time for toppers . Steaks were mixed up as far as temperature for each guest. The others ordering scallops waited an additional 5 -7 minutes beyond that . Therefore not hot food for all and not worth the cost involved.

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  23. JoyceK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak in Cincinnati, melts in your mouth, great atmosphere too!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at the precinct. Cole is a true professional.

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  25. MindyT

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came as a family of 10 to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. The atmosphere, food and noise level were awesome! Gary was a fantastic waiter. Great experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful experience. Thanks David for your stellar service!

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  27. EricG

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined for our 20th Annviersary and the Precinct did not disappoint. Wonderful experience and would absolutely not hesitate to go back anytime. Highly recommend the Burrow steak, it was phenominal. We were not in a hurry at all. Service was the slightest bit slow, but Alex kept us entertained the entire night. Well worth the few minute wait to get some excellent food. 2 bourbons that were on the menu they were out of, so I got a extra .5 oz in a 3rd bourbon that I requested since it was the bottom of the bottle pour. Can't ask for much better service. Loved the ambiance.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience! Good service, food and ambiance

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  29. JeffG

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fantastic experience for our anniversary! Servers pay such close attention and are always personable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always reliably immaculate. There is no detail to my experience that just isn’t absolutely perfect. Yesterday was one of those days where I just wanted to get out of the house and have a steak and unwind. The shrimp cocktail are huge, which is what I started with. If you have not been here before, I can’t recommend the Freddy enough. It is a BLT salad - I literally crave just this salad sometimes. I tried their new raspberry basil margarita with jalapeño and man was it refreshing.  Lastly, I finished with their legendary butter pie, which could make a grown man cry. It’s so good. If you’re ever having one of those days or you just want a change of scenery and want to instantly feel better and have the best steak of your life, you have found the place. 

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  31. MMlm

    Naples

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The history and atmosphere of The Precinct make it a special place. Two of us thought our steaks were perfect , 2 a bit too salty, 2 loved the scallops. Service was great until Bernadine sauce forgotten. All in all a pleasant experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was everything it was hyped up to be. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had, they cooked it to perfection. And the mac and cheese is just as good as people say, a great experience overall!

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  33. SusanR

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I love all the JR spots! Our servers were Jessie and Matt last night and they were just fantastic. The food is wonderful and the ambiance is great but what makes the night special is the service and it was second to none! Making another reservation now!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was fantastic! Our experience was great as usual!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server David was great, and as always the Precinct delivered with great food and atmosphere.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server David was phenomenal. It was our first time at a fine dining restaurant, and he did a great job explaining everything and was super friendly. I couldn't recommend this place enough. 20/10 on everything.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! We will be coming back soon.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was outstanding! I was there to celebrate my graduation and he went above and beyond to make our expierence wonderful. Thanks again for the amazing service, David!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat! Service was amazing and would recommend them to anyone!

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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 4.8 stars by 8614 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 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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