The Precinct

4.8
6498 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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vipJohnT
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yearly Anniversary celebration that we missed last year!

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cincydiner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks are always amazing!!! Servers give great attention to detail.

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Jason
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Not the best steak that i have had but def good.

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vipElleBee
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We’ve never had bad service before at The Precinct but it was terrible on this trip for my husband’s birthday. Our waiter, David, was beyond inattentive and was rude. Nothing about his rude attitude made us feel welcome and I feel awful that this was how my husband spent his birthday. We frequent Jeff Ruby’s often and honestly don’t want to come back after that experience. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and service. A bit noisy and slightly crowded
Only complaint I have is they didn’t box all of our food which was a big disappointment.

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LarryH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's well worth it, no issues and the food and service are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best food anywhere! Loved being able to enjoy our 20th wedding anniversary dinner with such amazing entrees.

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AaronM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're in Cincinnati and you want a nice dinner, this is your top choice. However, you better book in advance (2 months out for a weeknight and 3 months out for a weekend night). Plan ahead and enjoy a nice meal.

Prices have risen since Covid which is unfortunate, but this is a high-end steakhouse-better than Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, Prime, etc.

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vipEddieC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley was amazing and the food was fantastic as usual. Will be back!

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JohnD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was helpful, pleasant and went out of his way to be helpful to those celebrating a birthday by giving complementary cake.

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vipMelanieH
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all and especially Darlene. Outstanding quality food and everything was expertly prepared and tasted delicious. Appreciated that there were well-priced, quality wines by the bottle on the menu.

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maggie
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every morsel of food was incredible. and the steak...it's IMPOSSIBLE to make something better on your own, even if you're a pro. I don't know what they do to make that meat so incredible, but it's worth every penny for every very expensive ounce!

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vipJulieG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct never disappoints! Excellent food and service always!

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TroyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Ruby's restaurant experience never dissapoints and The Precinct is always top shelf. It's pricey, but the food and service are excellent. We will be back.

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MERE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always. We hadn't been there in ages, and it didn't disappoint. That's for sure. Service was attentive, the atmosphere classy, food was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridgette was an awesome server. The food was delicious and they made my husbands belated birthday awesome.

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JenniferS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious steaks! By far the best meal we’ve had out in some time. Our server seemed to focus more on me, almost ignoring my husband, placing the check on my side of the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience. Server was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoey was great! Food was awesome.

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WilliamF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, world-class food, and incredible atmosphere. There is no substitute for a Jeff Ruby’s restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good was outstanding. Celebrating my husbands 50 birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live dining at The Precinct! Great food and exceptional service.

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vipJenn
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Probably the best steak we’ve ever had. The mac and cheese was amazing also.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I typically have great service every time I dine at the Precinct but this time did not meet expectations. It was a struggle to get the attention of the staff at times. Additionally, it felt like we were being pushed out. We had just gotten our entree, I was mid-bite, and one of the staff came over to see how we were doing and if we needed boxes. Food was great but a large part of what you pay for is the experience.

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JudyC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Simply wonderful dining experience on the beautiful patio, but the traffic noise was a bit loud. And, I am not a fan of the TV being on during dinner.

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BrookeF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have ever had, beyond a 5 star experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique place with delicious steak - better than Ruth Chris and even Berns!

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StacieD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was perfection. A great place to spend our anniversary dinner.

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Sherribc1988
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the steaks were best we have had. Sea bass was also excellent. Waiter recommended shrimp and grits appetizer which was delicious. Great restaurant for special occasions or treating yourself to a great steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as usual.

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MBDa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience for my first visit to The Precinct! We will definitely return. Thank you!

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CindyD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Sat in bar. Staff rushed me and my two guests from the start. Couldn’t even sit down before menu was handed to me. Wet towel was placed down after seafood appetizer but picked back up before I could even use it. My son was literally chewing on food when a staff member came by and asked him if he was finished with his plate. It was a swarm of staff to keep us moving very quickly.

Didn’t feel like a $400 meal but that is what I paid. A little disappointed this time.

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QueenKG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

It was the best steak I’ve ever had but not worth 75.00 per entree. The service was excellent.
However…the manager checked on the table next to us— an obvious regular/high roller, but didn’t check on us. Very rude and disrespectful. Because of that, and the fact that we (2 of us) spent $250 on one meal, we won’t go back. If you have big bucks to throw away on food, this is a great place to eat steak. The food was absolutely superb.

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DanielS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service; our go-to for special occasions

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KeithY
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. Best place in town!

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vipDWK1
Cincinnati
200 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding anniversary meal with great service from Sue. Loved the Crab Bisque and my favorite Steak Collinsworth.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding as usual. This is the place to go to celebrate a special occasion.

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BillM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service!

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 6498 OpenTable diners.

The Precinct does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://jeffruby.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.