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The Precinct

4.8
4.8
6964 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 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    The classic charm, award-winning menu and flawless attention to detail have been the hallmark of banquets at Jeff Ruby’s Precinct for decades. Whether you are 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 that each exude its own unique character. Private events often feature the same award-winning steaks for which we are well known, but the full breadth of our culinary expertise is available to help provide the perfect experience for your guests. KATHY DAVIS Sales Manager 513.455.6685 kathy.davis@jeffruby.com ASHLEE HEINE Sales Manager 513.979.0872 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

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What 6,964 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

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  1. CD

    ChristopherD

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Normally great experience- agonizingly slow. 10 minutes to be seen, another 20 minutes to get a glass of wine and bread and another 30 to get salads.
  2. RS

    ReginaS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such an incredible experience!!!!
  3. c

    catfan

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been several yrs since I've been to "The Precinct", as I have moved away from the area. It was as marvelous as it always has been. It does not disappoint. I love the national up-scale steakhouses, but "The Precinct" is at a whole other level.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. Chad was an amazing server. The ambiance was great. I was disappointed I forgot my leftovers but that was only because the food was so good
  5. MS

    MargaretShanghai

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan Taylor always makes our "Ruby" dining experiences an amazing and memorable experience. He is truly an exceptional manager! Kelly was a very attentive and knowledgeable server.
  6. EW

    EmilyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and perfect for a celebratory special dinner experience.
  7. B

    Bobby

    Cincinnati

    312 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    312 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Frequent diners. Service was spotty. My wife somehow took an immediate dislike to our server. She said “he was cheeky”. Service was slow for a Thursday and I had to ask for my side dish after our entrees were served. Joe, assistant server, was the best. Food was, as always to kill for. I had the Lobster Burrow. It was really good, steak portion wasn’t worthy of five stars. My wife loved her filet, perfectly done. Baked potato is okay, nothing special. She absolutely adores the truffled creamed corn. Smoked Old Fashion cocktail was excellent as was the American Mule. Wine we selected was also perfect.
  8. B

    Bgbanana

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff Ruby restaurants never disappoint & our meal at The Precinct was incredible. We were celebrating my parents 60th wedding anniversary. Always great food and exceptional service.
  9. JK

    JaredK

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed The Precinct. The service was amazing. Very attentive across the entire team who served us. We were impressed. The food was excellent as well. Unique taste on the house salad, bread was good, cream corn excellent and main dishes (pork chop & salmon) both excellent as well. Only downside was the mashed potatoes and corn were lukewarm. The desserts were also excellent, by the way. Price was actually very reasonable for the quality. We will be back.
  10. LH

    LizH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food and service! Great value not all ala cart
  11. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Cole was our server and he was one of the best parts of the dinner. We asked him for advice on food options and wine selections. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and offered wonderful suggestions. The food, wine, and service were outstanding! A special shout out to Cole. Highly recommend for special occasion dinning.
  12. JN

    JenniferN

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband for his birthday after he took me to Jeff Ruby’s in Downtown Louisville for mine. It did not disappoint except for the fact that we had no room for dessert! Kayla and Katelyn (sp.?) we’re an amazing service team.
  13. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, highly recommend the oysters Rockefeller. My wife and I had an amazing experience.
  14. AP

    AlonzoP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The wife and I have dined at Jeff ruby's dozens of times over the years and have never had an issue. This time was very uncharacteristic and surprising to say the least. We had an 815 reservation and didn't get seated until 845. We didn't get our first bites of dinner until 945. We had a very young and nervous waiter who was awkward, both of our steaks came out very undercooked, then mine was still undercooked after that. Eventually they got it right, but the sides were cold. In the end, they comped the whole meal. I don't know if I'll ever try the Precinct again. Very disappointing.
  15. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere are always crème de la crème. This place never disappoints.
  16. D

    Dorgs

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal. Very accommodating and friendly staff. Doesn't disappoint.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday. Everything was perfect.
  18. DM

    DanM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect food. Steaks were amazing. Service was incredible and the discussion on wine recos was much appreciated. Very knowledgeable staff.
  19. C

    Carol

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our favorite place when we come to town!! Never miss it!!
  20. BR

    BarryR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Doesn’t get much better than dinning at one his restaurants.
  21. LA

    LeeAnnP

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Way over priced but very nice atmosphere. We had to sit in the bar area so it was very loud.
  22. N

    Neal

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Over the top. It’s Ruby’s. What else do you need to know?
  23. SK

    SarahK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s so great that a salad and potatoes are included! Food is amazing always
  24. WR

    WilliamR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!!! Couldn't have asked for anything more, truly the Gold standard!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always make a point to dine when we’re in Cincinnati visiting relatives and it’s always excellent in terms of food, consistency, service, and extensive wine list.
  26. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so delicious as always. The service we received was amazing so thank you so much and my husband really enjoyed the birthday serenade!!
  27. CB

    CraigB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here when there is a special occasion or someone in town visiting. Always great service and perfectly cooked filet.
  28. GL

    GaryL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience from beginning to end. Wonderful!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great as always.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best! Don’t waste your money trying another steakhouse in Cincinnati.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best steak I've had in my life and I've had many! The service is top notch and the quality of all the ingredients is just stellar!
  32. DR

    DonR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Brandon and the entire crew were just fantastic! Both salads were "to die for"!!! My New York strip was just perfect !! The only slightly negative item was my wife's RibEye was a little too spicy and gristly for her, however she did enjoy it. Thank you for the nice Anniversary treat it was delicious.
  33. JB

    JoyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony was a an exceptional server. For some reason our American Express charge posted only the tab that was still due after our $200 gift card and did not include our tip of $75 for Anthony! I have spoken with manager requesting that he look into this. Thank you, Joy Burke,
  34. PE

    PERocks

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of the best dining experiences!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    24th Birthday celebration for my son. Had two Ruby virgins with us & the Precinct crew did not disappoint! I will say, you’ve got two KY locations now, no excuse to be out of so many Bourbons. Always out of Buffalo, c’mon! Steaks were fabulous as always!
  36. RW

    RickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday with dinner at the Precinct. From our first encounter with the valet, to the pleasant greeting as we entered the door through the excellent wait service and food, we totally enjoyed the experience. Well worth the money.
  37. C

    Cait

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to eat! Food is as amazing as every Jeff Ruby restaurant. Best steaks I've ever had.
  38. M

    Murf

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a treat to dine at the Precinct. We celebrated our Anniversary, along with my Parent’s Anniversary. The filet was prepared perfectly. The anniversary treat (chocolate) with house made vanilla ice cream was a delicious way to end the meal.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always with Jeff Ruby. Definitely a different feel than his other restaurants. The upstairs bar area felt like being in an upscale sports bar.0
  40. TB

    TerryB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always impeccable service, outstanding food quality, treat yourself to an incredible night out

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 6964 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 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    The classic charm, award-winning menu and flawless attention to detail have been the hallmark of banquets at Jeff Ruby’s Precinct for decades. Whether you are 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 that each exude its own unique character. Private events often feature the same award-winning steaks for which we are well known, but the full breadth of our culinary expertise is available to help provide the perfect experience for your guests. KATHY DAVIS Sales Manager 513.455.6685 kathy.davis@jeffruby.com ASHLEE HEINE Sales Manager 513.979.0872 ashlee.heine@jeffruby.com

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