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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH
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The Precinct

4.9
4.9
7208 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 98 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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 7,208 people are saying

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

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  1. GN

    GraceN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining at the Precinct and we loved it. Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. We can’t wait to come back.
  2. PK

    PattiK

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Howie was wonderful and made our 2nd experience at The Precinct spectacular! It was my birthday and he made us feel welcome and special. We will be back more often. We usually go to Carlo and Johnny for special occasions, but may rethink that. Thanks for such a great atmosphere and outstanding food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food!!
  4. j

    joshw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak in the USA!! Ruby’s will never disappoint
  5. AW

    AaronW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From impeccable service to the best steak I have ever had, The Precinct is worthy of its status as a destination/ special occasion restaurant. Not stuffy at all..just elegant. Save some room for the Who Dey cake for dessert.
  6. C

    Carbs

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a friends birthday and everything was AMAZING….food, service and atmosphere was point on!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time with great food and ambience.
  8. MZ

    MarkZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Cincinnati. Pricey but worth it, we only go a couple times a year, special occasions. One thing that had me totally shocked looking at the bill. ONE Alaskan King Crab leg was $100.80!!! ONE! 8.4 ounces at $12.00 per ounce. I might have to cut back to one time a year!! LOL
  9. M

    Mandy

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal. Our server, David made our experience wonderful.
  10. CS

    CourtneyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The precinct gives great service, and serves great steak. Side portions I got with my $65 combo meal were a bit small, but the steak and lobster were delicious.
  11. DW

    DaveW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ruby’s steak is usually the best! Dry and overcooked this time…I will definitely be back though b/c that typically does not happen. Ambiance and other food items were outstanding!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing. Staff was professional and prompt with service.
  13. s

    sjustinh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was solid with his service and story telling
  14. KE

    KERRYS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I've ever eaten. The Who Dey cake was top notch!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great!
  16. G

    Greg

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upstairs seating for 6 was much more roomier than previously seatings downstairs. Service was excellent!
  17. SL

    SauyerL

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can never go wrong with the Precinct!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg our waiter was great and took very good care of us. The food as always was amazing
  19. MG

    MichaelG

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No matter the cut, the steaks are always exceptional. We had another couple with us who had never been to The Precinct and I encouraged my friend to try the cowboy bone in ribeye steak. He said it was the best steak he's ever had.
  20. DH

    DanH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was absolutely awesome, the best fillet I have had.
  21. CR

    CynthiaR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was too notch. The food was excellent, the ambiance is really cool, loved everything about it
  22. WP

    WendyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch and the food was outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner. Paul and his trainee provided excellent service. They even brought my wife a candle lit tort for her birthday. We love going to the Precinct and look forward to our next visit
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    V-day, excellent fresh seafood tonight
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service and steaks were fantastic. Alec was attentive, professional and funny. Enjoyed having him at our table! However, pastas, sides and salmon were mediocre.
  26. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated for our reservation right away. Quiet atmosphere and unbelievably tasty food. Perfect night for our anniversary.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Wives out of town. Boys night out.
  28. V

    Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiting staff was fantastic. It was the best steak I've ever had. Really enjoyed!
  29. MB

    MarkB

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, as always. Our server, Kelly, and her assistant, PJ, were wonderful! We were celebrating two birthdays, and they helped make them fun and a great evening for all of us.
  30. JS

    JenS

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had to ask for bread twice and took a long time. $100 for 1 crab leg!!!
  31. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent service,food and hospitality. Nothing beats a steak from Jeff Ruby’s!
  32. DF

    DonaldF

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Erin was our waitress and did an outstanding job. We celebrated our 41st anniversary and my daughter’s 15 th anniversary and would definite do the same for a memorable evening.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  34. CF

    ChristinaF

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice night! Everything was perfect!
  35. SM

    SherriM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was my husbands first time, I had talked it up so high, it fell slightly short of our expectations. There was a party of young people in the turret that were very loud, we sat next to the unlit fireplace freezing. It was very chilly. Lastly the mashed potatoes were super runny which is not what I was used to getting at Ruby’s. My steak was perfect everything else was delicious. Our waiter, Jared, was very attentive and helpful.
  36. CT

    CarolT

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night celebrating 3 birthdays & luved the special Bengals desert WhoDey 🧡🖤
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sue was great! The food was great!
  38. LB

    LindseyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything we had was outstanding. Highly recommend the Oysters Rockefeller and the Butter Cake for dessert. I had probably the best espresso martini I've ever had. Wedge salad was out of this world. I don't think you can go wrong with anything you have. My dad and his friend were in town, and I wasn't able to add them to our reservation on open table without it pushing our time back quite a bit but once we were there, the hostess was able to add them-perfect night.
  39. MP

    MissPie

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Precinct never fails to provide excellent food and service. We took the boys with us tonight, their first ‘white table cloth’ experience. We figured they should experience the best! The Precinct did not disappoint! We had a wonderful time and Anthony was fantastic! Thank you JR!
  40. MS

    MikeS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No lose place for a special night. Definitely one of our favorites. Steaks are amazing, but the apps might be the best thing on the menu! Probably an unpopular take…but I’m standing by the statement. :)

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 7208 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 98 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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