The Precinct

4.8
6594 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. Food was amazing!

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TrevorE
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was great, costs have increased (but who hasn't raised prices?), menu and drink/bourbon/wine menu is extensive. There's not a better place to get a top notch steak anywhere. In addition, the raw bar options are excellent.

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Enjoy
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service. The Ruby Culinary folks continue to define the steakhouse experience. You have to pay for that experience, but it is worth every penny.

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StephenV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Burrow steak may have been the best steak I've ever had. Staff was very gracious to my fiancé and I on our anniversary. We would love to go back again sometime!

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LynnF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great experience we really enjoyed it!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server - Anthony - was great. The food was great as always. The Precinct never disappoints.

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BryanM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and perfect food! I would definitely recommend!

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NoelleH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Cincinnati! The burrow crown on your steak is a must too.

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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JamesS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. All the staff was outstanding.

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Rmsurb
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ job! We will be back.

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PattyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We originally wanted to sit in the more casual Bar area but the dining room experience was wonderful.

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BaileyGirls
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat! We celebrated my daughter's 17th birthday. She got to dress up and take some cool pictures and eat great food! Thanks Precinct for the new great memory!

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DonaldS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff Ruby did it again! A perfect evening and assisted in celebrating a birthday. Perfect atmosphere, service and of course the food is always to die for! Thank you Jeff Ruby!

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MikeH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, food was delivered timely and cooked perfectly!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chad our server was amazing! Great food and great seat!

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seating is tight. The service was very good as always. Food excellent, but a bit overpriced I believe, and the mens restroom not quite up to high end standards in my opinion. Good people, good food and overall atmosphere though for sure. Carlo and Johnny's still my personal favorite JR restaurant.

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KimberlyL
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. Alex our server took excellent care of us. The manager came around and checked on us as well.

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vipErinM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at the Precinct. It was my friend's first time there and she was blown away. Jason was our server and he was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect, The staff amazing at what they do, The food complimented a perfect celebration for our sons 25th Birthday, fittingly enough he ordered The Burrow.

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BryanB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been patrons of the Jeff Ruby brand for years. The high quality of service, attention to detail, presentation of food, and soothing atmosphere, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, make for a great dining experience.

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valulrich
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time.Definitely an experience! The whole place has a 1920s antiprohibition bar ambience. The wait staff are amazing and know their stuff,and what to recommend. The food is exceptional. Great for special moments.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Darlene, was great!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. A special place indeed. Costly but good value for a special occasion.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food is always absolutely amazing. The prices have gone up even more and more. The service was average at best. The bathroom was borderline disgusting. Smelled like the elephant house at the zoo. If your dropping over $800 for six people and really only getting a few drinks and a steak/sea bass I would expect everything to be much much nicer. We only spend that much money every few years and we were all pretty disappointed. The steaks were very good but not enough to have us go back at that price.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was great! The food was amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat. Building has so much character and the staff and food was phenomenal! Go there!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff made our anniversary so special! The food and cocktails were amazing!!

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Theresa
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Fantastic service. Love going to the Precinct.

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vipMTS1
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Seated at a small table in the middle of the room. No big deal but it impacted my experience/review. Realize that somebody has to be seated at small tables so we went with it.

Service was good but slow getting started. Took about 10 minutes to get the first glass of wine.

Food was good but Oysters Rock were not on par with BOCA. Salad was great!

Overall an average evening for a drink and light dinner.

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steaksandwine
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and college graduation

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are and have been fans of The Precinct for years. Always an excellent meal and excellent service.

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KevinM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food as always. I just wish that people would respect other patrons and keep the noise level down. If you want to drink, be stupid and loud, go to the bar area and let others dining enjoy the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Sargio
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Precinct never fails to meet expectations for a special dinner and experience. Our waiter, Ryan, was friendly and enthusiastic about recommendations for my guest who were at Jeff Ruby's signature steakhouse for the first time.

Portion were large and delicious. Food cooked exactly to order. Overall ambience was perfect for table discussion and good times.

I'll return to a Ruby establish at my next earliest opportunity for another memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations in the bar. It was not overly loud, you could easily carry on a conversation. The service was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sue did a great job, and Austin was great checking in on us. Took a chance on the cinnamon roll bread pudding. It was great, but I would go back to the chocolate or carrot cake.

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RachaelC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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 6594 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.