The Precinct

4.8
6437 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historical spot. Great ambiance, perfect spot for a date night or bday dinner. Steak was perfection with an extensive wine list to pair. Their dessert was to die for.

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MarianP
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridgette was wonderful and made everyone feel special and celebrated.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Priscilla is the best. Steaks weren’t bad either!!!!

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BradT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. The food is so good it is difficult to avoid overeating! Steaks and accompaniments are top notch. The look of the place is enticing. High marks.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at the Precinct last night. Since we had an early dinner time, the restaurant was very quiet and relaxed. And save room for dessert, The Blue Racer named after the Kings Island rollercoaster is just one of the unique desserts available.

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vipNancyH
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We live in Florida and The Precinct is one of our reasons to visit Cincinnati.

MK
MattK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Can't wait to come back

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HENb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Precinct. Everything was as good as advertised. Great wait staff.
Awesome food! Oysters and steaks were phenomenal. Little pricey, but expected for such a great restaurant.

SJ
SherriJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as always!

CG
vipCathyG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, delish. Friendly staff recommend highly

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and service!!

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Andrea
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in the city! They always make special occasions so memorable.

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vipScott
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct is a great restaurant with an awesome reputation. And our visit didn’t disappoint. All steaks were perfectly made. Service was stellar but not in our face all the time. The balance was perfect. Somehow we found room for dessert. The butter pie creation, or whatever exactly it was has replaced cheesecake as my favorite dessert ever. We felt welcomed and values the entire night. Leave 2 1/2 to 3 hours for the experience. Completely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food/atmosphere in Cincinnati. Will absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The raw bar exceeded my particular expectations. Our service was exceptional too. It was noisier than I would have liked but that was because of 2 larger tables next to us that were loud.

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Taryn
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar area for the first time. Same great menu, upbeat vibe. For more casual experiences at the restaurant, but outstanding as always.

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JosephF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent , service was excellent. By far a favorite place to dine. A small part of elegance was missing, prehaps do to current event’s .

ML
vipMichaelL
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Only place where my wife gets meat. Petite Filet for her didn’t disappoint. 16 oz Delmonico was cooked perfectly. Nice side selections. Waitstaff was very good. Plan ahead if interested as it took over a month to get a decent dining time.

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CarlaB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining there for special occasions for 20 years...still the best steak we've had ANYWHERE (Chicago, NYC, London, DC, etc.). A real treat!

TM
vipTrishM
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food & outstanding service at The Precinct. Quality food cooked to perfection consistently with lovely presentation. Always know what to expect at The Precinct.

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ByronW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the Precinct. It Offers a Better value in that the meal comes with a Side and a famous "Freddy" salad All the other Ruby locations charge for the sides and Salad ala carte.
We will return, Soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at the Precinct! Top in Cincinnati!!!!

SB
SteveB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Spectacular staff, thanks for a great evening!

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GJP3
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The only thing I can think of is that the Freddy salad didn’t have enough bacon in it again. And the steaks were cold, but they were good as usual

KG
KathyG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not up to the normal standard of excellence we have always had at other Jeff Ruby Steakhouse or Carlo and Johnny.
Taken to our table 20 minutes late.
Had to ask our waitress twice for things.
The waitress knocked a knife off the table and it was never replaced.
Steak was overcooked and the baked potato was kid size.
Our bill and credit card was switched with the other couple at our table and had to be redone.

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MarianL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well thought out menu with a variety of choices. The mushroom pate was out of this world. Love the new additions to the restaurant and look forward to the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not their best showing. We showed up and they gave our table to an eating couple wanting to move. We stood there while they cleaned the table. For $60 for a steak, if it’s ordered medium rare, it shouldn’t come out raw. Lastly, the couldn’t complete simple instructions to redeem a gift card instead of using the card provided. Disappointing which is frustrating because this place is usually well managed

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was slow. We were there over 2 hours before our meal arrived. One steak was over cooked and room temp at best. For the price I expect perfection all around. They made up for it with free desserts.

DB
DeniseB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 8oz filet mignon and it was juicy and tender and so delicious!

MR
MarianneR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to place! This is where we always celebrate special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food in town!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I was disappointed with our server. He was clearly upset about working and had to be reprimanded by the manager. The manager was very accommodating and made up for it. I was expecting a perfect evening for my first Jeff Ruby experience. I will try again though.

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8There
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was outstanding! You can’t beat the Freddie salad, and the steaks were cooked to perfection. Even though they were busy, the waitstaff was attentive to our needs. It was an excellent dinner.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 10 from our family went to the Precinct for my 60th birthday.
Even with our large group, the service was top notch. Our food orders were correct, the wine glasses (and others) were kept full and the food was delicious. They made a grilled cheese for our 2 1/2 yr old grandson, and even brought out a small complimentary dessert in honor of my birthday. Yes, it is a costly meal, but there is no stress and the food is terrific. Treat yourself, its worth it.

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vipFoodie
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Price have gone up about 20%. Size of baked potatoe has gotten smaller.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they make you feel special. They gave us a dessert to celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother and son birthday dinner

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viphealthnut
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious as well as the service!

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 6437 OpenTable diners.

The Precinct does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://jeffruby.securetree.com/.

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.