The Precinct

4.8
6556 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.

What 6556 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was the first time I had a negative experience here. We usually come once a year and every other time has been phenomenal! Food, service, ambiance, etc. is typically at 100%! Last night our server seemed off & somewhat annoyed to be there. My wife ordered a steak well done (she’s weird lol) & I ordered one medium. Both came out well done & rather than make a fuss about it, I just ate it (wish I had said something as it was an expensive meal, but I didn’t want to exacerbate the situation). Server was also taking care of a large party next to us & didn’t

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. I look forward to every Precinct visit we can work into our crazy life :-D

SR
StephR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Everything was wonderful….. except it was so cold and drafty. We went through our entire dinner freezing with what felt like air conditioning blowing on us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon and his assistant were fantastic and the food was delicious!

BF
BradyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was awesome and the food was even better. Highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Excellent service and food. Priscilla was great!

CC
CCHMCgirl
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct never disappoints! Fabulous thoughtful and timely service alibi excellent preparation of the meal. The fillet… Fabulous

D
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my mine and my husband's first time going to any of the Jeff Ruby restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. Best steak either of us have ever had in our lives. Freddie salad had so much bacon on it which was delightfully surprising! Even finished with the chocolate cake which was also great! The restaurant itself is beautiful with small rooms that just a couple of tables are in. There was a lot of older decorations that were really neat to see. And the employees were extremely kind, respectful, knowledgeable, and helpful! It was pricey but we expected it so we were okay with it. We 100% recommend to anyone and will be going back again!

TR
TaylorR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct was everything we wanted it to be. The environment is cozy and comfortable. The service was exceptional. They helped make my birthday celebration extra special! And of course the food was phenomenal. We recommend the east coast oysters, Collinsworth, and mac n cheese! They also have an excellent wine selection!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

DL
DerrickL
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct was fantastic as usual. Best steak I have ever had. Great service.

B
vipBobby
Cincinnati
279 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Lobster Burrow. Tempted previously to try this but thought why ruin a great steak with this weird topping. It was fabulous. Highly recommended.

The Precinct differs from other Ruby restaurants in that a salad and potato option are included with your entree. On the plus side it is more economical. On the minus side we didn’t order any of theirs amazing sides.

Service was wonderful and the room is very unique. We live very close to Carlo & Johnny and go there often. But always enjoy a trip to the Precinct when we can get a reservation.

TK
TimK
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a great dinner with great service; this is the place to go. The food is excellent; prepared just right and the waitstaff are spot on. They don't intrude while you eat; but are always close by in case you want something. They will refill your water glass without you knowing they were there at the table.

l
viplisahabs
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service Superb and steaks cooked to perfection! The homemade ice cream a pleasant surprise.

RF
RosieF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always amazing I wish they had a smaller size rib eye. Warmed over steak I’d never the same

EH
ErinH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Sat upstairs for the first time. The tables were far apart which was nice. I remember the downstairs being very crowded and I didn't like it. Maybe there's less tables because of covid. Regardless it was nice not being right next to another table listening to their conversation.

LF
vipLFHcincy
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish.

PW
vipPhyllisW
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. We were on the 3rd level for the first time! Gary was amazing!

Please bring back macadamia nut ice cream pie!

w
vipwhitney0819
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This visit to The Precinct left a lot to be desired. We waited over 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. The service was slowwwww, the wine we wanted was out of stock, the food was good but wasn’t great, like we are used to. The bar tab was transferred to our table even though it was already paid for in full before we left the bar. It took over 30 minutes and pulling up our credit card transactions to prove that we had already paid our bar tab. It was embarrassing to say the least. For what it costs to eat at The Precinct, the value certainly wasn’t there.

CS
CrystalS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

S
vipjanieS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening-start to finish. Creative cocktails; delicious dinner and dessert. My husband's new favorite restaurant. Definitely worth the drive from Atlanta.

DH
vipDustinH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

KH
KevinH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best steakhouse experience that can be found in the country. Coolest ambiance, best food, and best service I’ve ever had.

BL
BobL
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the service were all exceptional. The only negative was table placement on the top floor, directly below a ceiling fan high above us. Unfortunately, we received a cold breeze the entire time we were there and had to wear our coats while dining. The staff and manager tried to rectify the issue and did offer to move our table but by then we had already eaten our appetizer and Freddy salads, so we didn’t take the offer to move.

We have been coming the Precinct every year, with the exception of visiting Carlo and Johnny’s twice, for our Anniversary and plan to continue. We have already made reservations for November 20, 2022 and will continue our tradition in the future.

Thank you for the previous experiences and we look toward the future!

J
Jessicag77
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose Ruby’s restaurants, bc they never disappoint us. Ever. The service is phenomenal and creates an amazing experience with the best dining!

TJ
ToddJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service.

CB
ColleenB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food! Paced well. Generous portions. Everything tasted amazing.

B
vipBrett
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, atmosphere, and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the good were both excellent. We always know we will completely happy when we leave there!!

JR
vipJulieR
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience on an early Friday night dinner reservation in the bar area. Food and service was on point!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was not as good as it has been in the past.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by smiling faces from the moment we arrived. Service was outstanding, the food was excellent. The atmosphere is lovely and the decor is beautiful. Reminiscent of a bygone era, we loved it.

TR
TimR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and food were awesome

MC
MargaretC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Incredible place to eat and enjoy your meal. The Bar was adorable yo have drinks in before dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food

MJ
MaryJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Precinct for our wedding anniversary as it has become our "special occasion" dining destination. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. My husband had the porterhouse and I had the lamb and I would highly recommend both. As an added and unexpected treat, the waiter brought out a chocolate torte at the end of the meal for our anniversary. The Precinct, without question, will continue to be our celebration dinner location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wedding anniversary

MD
MatthewD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The term "you get what you pay for" comes to mind, here. And with respect to the Precinct, you definitely do: A top-notch meal that transcends expectations and is 100% worth the price you pay.

J
Juls1170
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon was a great waiter

RA
RASP
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! Could not ask for better. We asked for a different table and we immediately accommodated with greatly enhanced our enjoyment.

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 6556 OpenTable diners.

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.