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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.8
4.8
7568 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 4 decades has endeared Precinct to celebrities, business people, families, and loyal diners alike.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 98 times today

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, 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

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What 7,568 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Ambiance

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Steak

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati

    Best Ambiance

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati

    Steak

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the waitstaff were so attentive and courteous. It was our anniversary dinner and such an amazing celebration dinner!
  2. Buckeye2020

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy dinner celebrating a new job! Service was timely and attentive. One of our sides came out cold but it was quickly resolved by the manager and brought out piping hot. Would have been good to get the side dish compensated but since it was resolved quickly we did not raise a concern.
  3. SusanN

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding! Food is pricey. However, we knew that prior to our visit. The steaks were cooked perfectly. My husband ordered a boneless rib steak it as much fattier than usual or expected. Brought half of it home and had to throw it away. My daughter and I had filets that were fabulous! Take the time to look around at the very interesting building. Even has a hidden patio.
  4. JeffreyC

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary, and The Precinct didn’t disappoint. Trey did a fantastic job, as did the runners and other staff. Thank you for making our evening even more special.
  5. jcrich6084

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. I hadn’t been to the Precinct in many years. My mistake, will be back soon. Excellent steak!
  6. TeresaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food! Our server was very attentive and helpful.
  7. KellyS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was excellent, the service was fantastic! Our only complaint would be the noise from a large group, we could not carry on a conversation so we finished up and left.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was a wonderful waiter! Count yourself lucky if you have him serving you at your next Precinct experience!
  9. mattb

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was good. Attentive but not obnoxious. The food was well prepared and generally appreciated, but overly (and I like salt) salted. My son complained that the steak a close friend served us recently was better. After a quick condescending laugh I had to agree due to the salt level.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special thing dining at the precinct. Can’t beat their steaks and always treated well by their staff. 2 or 3 times a year we treat ourselves, never been disappointed.
  11. NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food. Seating is close could hear the table next to us conversation which was loud. But it still was a great experience.
  12. Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    for the price this is a once in a lifetime visit. Expect to pay over $150 for a dinner for two. We knew that going in and had a lovely time on our date. But go eyes with your wallet ready to splurge.
  13. Mary21

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    a special place to Celebrate! The food is delicious and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive
  14. MarieS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience for our daughters graduation. Our server David was excellent! The food was perfect as always. We love to celebrate events here because they are always memorable.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner was everything we expected from The Precinct. David and team did a great job taking care of us. We’ll be back!
  16. RoxaneH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time, service was great. Our waiter was very personable, told us about the history of The Precinct, which was very interesting. We checked on us frequently and the food was sooo good!! I will definitely come back on a regular.
  17. JoyS

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Being at an outside table is not for a special occasion. Ordered lobster, but couldn’t get hot butter because the outdoor fan kept snuffing out the sterno candle. Oysters Rockefeller had zero taste of any Pernod. Overrated. Sorry.
  18. SeanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite steak place in all of cincinnati!
  19. EllenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great ambiance and fantastic steaks!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love to celebrate out family milestones in the bar at The Precinct. Service and food were great as always!
  21. ElleKayEHM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Thought we had reservations at the bar but can do that in open table through additional seating options, not through notes in reservation request.
  22. Annue

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We celebrated our anniversary dinner and assumed the ambience would be in a less crowded space. We ordered steak and salmon. The steak was good and the salmon, garlic and baked potato was nothing spectacular. I ordered a drink & I stumped the bartender. It was the not the correct ingredients. From what I have heard about The Precinct it was not what I expected.
  23. zng5274

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal - great food and service. An awesome experience not to be missed
  24. KevinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Matt was very knowledgeable, personable, and attentive to everything we needed before we even knew we needed it. Great experience!
  25. Qkeys

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While the table location was not great the service and food were excellent.
  26. anna

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My nephews graduation it was fabulous day and dinner
  27. TammyQ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality of food was wonderful and consistent. Our server, Alec, was very knowledgeable and attentive
  29. Broo

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing as always. Loved the atmosphere and delicious food! My only regret was ordering one king crab leg as an appetizer - that came in on our bill at $100. I guess I should have asked the market price before ordering. It would have been be nice for our waitress to tell me the price when it is that high. I could have subbed a shrimp cocktail (which I also love) and saved $75! I will definitely ask next time.
  30. BryanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters were amazing and took great care of us. Food is out of this world. Thank you for a great evening!
  31. DonE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was extremely outstanding! We always enjoy our food and experience at the Precinct!
  32. SamanthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing. Best meal I have ever had. Environment was gorgeous.
  33. MicheleA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    This was my first time at the precinct and somewhere my husband and I have wanted to go for a long time. I was very disappointed with my salmon and asparagus. My husband also was disappointed with his steak. The gnocchi was phenomenal. The cost was much too high for the poor quality of the food. It was a one and done experience for us. The server was also wonderful.
  34. KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time going to the precinct and it was my birthday and I couldn't have had a better experience David our server was excellent!
  35. RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfection from start to finish. From being seated, to the time you walk out the front door. Always perfect!
  36. Nickk

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent steaks and the service was amazing! We really enjoyed our experience!
  37. LMG12

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a fantastic time at the precinct. It was our first time, so we are very glad to have had such an enjoyable experience. We were celebrating Mother’s Day, and we will definitely be back for any other special occasions. The food was amazing. The staff was top notch and it was really just an overall great time.
  38. JerryK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Environment is great and so is the service and management
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always Will be back soon !!!!!!!!?
  40. JordanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! Our server, Gary was outstanding. Beautiful space and the food was magnificent. Highly suggest the butter pie!

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 7568 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 98 times today
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, 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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