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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.9
4.9
7369 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

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 7,369 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday dinner for daughter, service was great, food even better. A great time
  2. ThomasY

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place for celebration! You certainly get what you pay for at The Precinct.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We were really excited to try the Precinct. We were ready for a big night out, and had a reservation. Our reservation was at 6:15, and we weren’t seated until 6:45. We watched 4 other couples get seated before us, that checked in after us, before we checked back in and asked how much longer it would be. We were polite in asking. It was bizarre, and knowing they are famous for good service. We were politely dismissed and then eventually seated. The food was good. But honestly, it’s supposed to be an outing where you’re willing and wanting to drop a lot of money on the experience, and didn’t feel like it was reciprocated.
  4. MarkJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Class Dining in the finest steak house tradition.
  5. Christian

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, the 85 day dry-aged tomahawk was stunning , great ambience on top
  6. Theresatri

    Cincinnati

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Atmosphere and service superb. Always a fun mitt at a Ruby’s restaurant.
  7. JAWita

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and food. Great service!! You can never go wrong with a Jeff Ruby's Restaurant.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary great surf and turf. Very nice atmosphere high quality auto fair price.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my son’s 16th birthday and as always perfection!
  10. JamesD

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and great service. A must-do in Cincinnati!
  11. DavidM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server David was amazing. He was very personable, was on top of everything, and made our night!
  12. ClairC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Went during the week 3/21 for no special reason. Spouse and I both got a filet and lobster special. The food was great UNTIL……..I’d only eaten my lobster and asked server to box rest. I was hesitant bc we’d come for my daughter’s college graduation (8 of us) and they sent all the leftovers with the wrong people and all leftovers went home with someone else. On 3/21 I figured they were boxing just my food and it would be ok, but NO! After paying and waiting for my to go box with my steak and sides, they came out and said they’d thrown it out my accident but we’re making a new one to take home, great I thought. Got home and there were no sides (I hadn’t eaten mine, a new steak, and a lobster tail so overcooked it Was inedible and went in the trash. Canceling our dinner for 17 people later this year. Such a disappointment the last 2 times we went in.
  13. MitchelB

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my mother's birthday and had a fantastic meal. Our waiter, Paul, was spot on with everything. The food was superb and the restaurant is gorgeous. Well worth the price.
  14. KCEB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was on point and the food was incredible as usual. Very friendly staff who go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed! Highly recommended, whether it's a date night, family dinner, or special event!
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my partner’s birthday at the Precinct last night. It was a phenomenal dining experience. Fantastic service, outstanding food. This restaurant will be a regular for very special occasions. It is very expensive, but worth the price for the overall experience.
  16. Anita

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service! We enjoyed a delicious birthday dessert.
  17. MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beautiful. The food was outstanding, and Grant and Shasta took excellent care of us. We couldn't be happier with the experience.
  18. abloomer

    Cincinnati

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Precinct is always a favorite dine for us. We particularly like that salad and sides are included at the Precinct which means more value for your dollar.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing, get yourself a eye of the tiger
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best. Ruby is the gold standard in the country.
  21. JenNH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was subpar for what it cost. However, Paul our server was personable, friendly, engaged and pleasant without being obtrusive. It was an event and fine overall but my steak (filet petite) was salty and the creamed corn was just canned corn. We expected more of a Jeff Ruby restaurant. Husbands (the burrow) was delicious. Overall for the money it was not was we expected.
  22. Littledragonqueen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my first time here, but I've been to the one down town. I ordered the 16 Oz filet, got it herb crusted. Chose the loaded baked potato and the Greek salad. The salad was to be blunt very sparse and not really worth what I see they charge for it separately. The steak was very tasty and the herb crust definitely elevated the flavor. I chose to take my food home after trying some of the steak and to my dismay I got home to just a steak and a plain potato. They didn't include any of my toppings for my potato, nor did they bad up the bread and butter I couldn't finish. Was really disappointing considering I paid $130 for my meal just about. I gave them a good rating for the steak and the majority of the service.
  23. MMMM

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but worth it. Bar area is loud. But it’s a great experience.
  24. Kimberly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved our first experience at The Precinct. It is elegant and quiet, and could hear the person next to me! I absolutely loved that they timed everything perfectly and wouldn’t bring out your next course until you were done with the previous one. I would love to go back!
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite of the Jeff Ruby’s! Of course, we have not been to the new location…
  26. AdamsJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Precinct was a nice experience being our very first visit there. The food was exceptional, the waiting staff was also exceptional. Everything was very clean from the dining room to the restrooms. Our table location did seem to have a bit of noise from employee’s, I could not figure out what was happening and also a cool draft I assume was from a door being opened and closed kept occurring
  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved! Great recommendations from server. 10/10 meal!
  28. SeanD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricier than I thought, but was well worth it.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought a co-worker from Germany to dinner, said it was the best steak he had ever had! Very impressed!
  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was amazing from start to finish, he made my mother’s birthday extra special! Thank you!
  31. ChrisH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    We were placed in a room with 2 tables that were seated with at least 5 people per. As one table was practicing their dining out etiquette the other one was very loud and rambunctious to say the least. So, my wife and I had a hard time enjoying our first ever trip to the Precinct.
  32. CindyS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was absolute perfection from oyster appetizers to steak and lobster dinner. Surprised salad, potato and asparagus came with the meal usually it’s all ala carte so that was a nice surprise. Desserts were amazing! Can’t go wrong with and Jeff Ruby restaurant.
  33. KDch

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! We were there for the march special which was lobster tail and filet mignon along with asparagus and mashed potatoes. It did not disappoint.
  34. thegrapegatsby

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating and able to get me an earlier reservation. The service was great as always and the filet and lobster tail were perfect. Highly recommend
  35. TerryB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at The Precinct to celebrate my son's birthday. Great service, great food, great company. Love The Precinct by Jeff Ruby. Consistently outstanding.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Best steakhouse in the country.
  37. LauraS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My steak and my business partner's steak was overcooked. We both asked for medium and it was well done. No pink inside. I've been many times in the past and this hasn't occurred to me in the past.
  38. SusanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was awesome. Food was just ok. Steak Burrow was fatty. Mushrooms were chewy. The crab meat on the Collinsworth was chewy. Definitely not worth our $275 check. We won’t be going back.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Food was perfect. I try to get reservations every time I am in a Cincy.
  40. TheresaC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, atmosphere and our waitress was superb!

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 4.9 stars by 7369 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 102 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Precinct

311 Delta Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Dining areas

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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