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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.8
4.8
8406 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 fine dining 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. The Precinct also offers a quaint outdoor patio area where guests may dine.


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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 113 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

What 8,406 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

    Steak

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Steak

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

8,407 Reviews
  1. BARRYM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High end dining at a reasonable price. The food was wonderful and the service great. Two gourmet meals for less than $150.00.

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  2. SueE

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every aspect. From Wine to mushroom butter. Lobster to steak nothing didn’t disappoint

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  3. ErinW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bread and butter was amazing. The salad was very bland and to much bacon. The crab on my steak was very fishy. The steak was amazing. The wine was great and the service was good. We did mention how it was my husbands birthday and they didn’t do anything for it.

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  4. Kate

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and the food was excellent. Our waiter was courteous and helpful.

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  5. DavidD

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, just delicious. Great service. Cool environment

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  6. Linda

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, everything! A Jeff Ruby restaurant never ever disappoints! ❤️

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  7. PamelaC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my husband's 60th Birthday, it was his first experience there. The service, food was perfection. We loved every minute.

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  8. RichardH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and dining in loft was fun. Food was good except sides were not even warm.

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  9. AnnP

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. All the staff were very attentive. We love the ambiance of the bar area...it did get a little crowded at the end of our dinner.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jared was extremely attentive without being intrusive. He made a great wine recommendation based on just a couple questions. Great time!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated in the bar area and it was amazing!

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  12. gl452

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whole team was on it - excellent service and food.

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  13. DowntownDinner44

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steaks, seafood and service. Celebrated birthday and staff was suburb in recognizing. Added bonus - Precinct includes salad and side with entrée which is not typical at other Ruby restaurants. Love the more intimate dining space - still one of Cincinnati's best classic dining experiences.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience when we have dinner at the Precinct. Service and food are top quality.

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  15. CandyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    1 petite filet had to be returned 3 times for medium rare. Came twice medium. Other than that service, food excellent.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 10 for dinner. 5 ordered steaks and we had to send 4 back for being grossly overcooked. Wait staff did all they could, but led to an extremely long dinner - waiting for the entrees to be prepared again.

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  17. SydneyC

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was absolutely delightful - one of the more enjoyable dining out experiences we have had lately. Run don’t walk to catch the surf & turf special! Can’t wait to go back.

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  18. JohnW

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks and sides as you would expect from Jeff Ruby’s. cocktails delicious

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  19. JonathanP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not my first time there, and certainly will not be my last. Only gripe would be the steak was just a shade overcooked for me (medium rare ordered, came out more medium). Otherwise, fantastic dinner and atmosphere.

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  20. DarrelS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is wonderful to feel pampered in a calm, romantic atmosphere. The food was incredible and the service was superb. We love the Precinct and we will return again soon!

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  21. JessW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time to the Precinct, we took my parents who had never been before. It was fantastic! We got seated in the upstairs this time, which was very quiet, my mom hates being in the center of a room for dinner so being tucked away upstairs was perfect for her. Every course was spaced out nicely, service was great, food was unbelievable

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  22. MattG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter very knowledgeable when it came to the menu and made good recommendations.

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  23. KaylaT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such an amazing experience here. I just had oral surgery and was able to eat scallops and cheesecake with my new dentures with no issues. The waiter was so accommodating and helpful! We will be back! Five stars!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came all the way from Springfield Missouri to come to this place for my fiancée Valentine’s Day dinner it was excellent service and food would definitely go back and send more people there

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  25. TravisB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was amazing. Food top notch. Drinks were well made. Great experience and a memory that will last a life time. Highly recommend.

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  26. MamaAtLaw

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Even better service by staff. Can’t wait to go back.

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  27. TamF

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the Precinct did not disappoint. Wonderful service, amazing food and a lovely atmosphere made it a perfect night! Our server Jared was the BEST! He went above and beyond with personality plus! See you in a few months!

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  28. COLE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our third time being able to take advantage of the special offer. We so appreciate the special offer and giving people of all financial backgrounds a chance to experience Jeff Ruby's restaurants. Our reservation was at 8:15, Kaitlyn came over and greeted us and then brought our waters, but it was 8:35 by the time our server finally was able to get to our table and give us the wine menu and menus. I don't remember our originally server greeting taking that long in the past. Also with the special isn't there usually melted butter served with the lobster? I so appreciate the specials and enjoy visiting all three restaurants. Always our go to place to celebrate special occasions.

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  29. katrinia9

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great 3 of the four got the lobster tail, filet special . It was outstanding. Jerry was an excellent server You can tell he loves his job

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was an amazing host! Delicious food. Better than the other high end steakhouses in the area.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did celebrate my son’s birthday service was really good. Food was an amazing. Had such a great time will go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. SAR1

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome especially all of the special touches for our mom’s bday! Service was outstanding!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's Day dinner with my sweetheart tonight and went to one of our favorite places. The Precinct has always been one our favorite of the Ruby restaurants. We were seated promptly and it slowed down quite a bit from there in. Although, I will say it was very relaxing where others may get a bit frustrated. We started with Oysters Rockefeller, which is always amazing! We both had the Filet and Lobster so next up was the Freddie Salad, very good. The Filet and Lobster were both prepared to perfection. The Valentine's Day dessert special was awesome! The food was excellent as always and would highly recommend. The slow service was an isolated incident and one we could empathize with. Really appreciate the effort!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I put 3 stars for value because it's super expensive, but you don't go to Jeff Ruby's for value, you go there to get top dollar food and top notch service and you expect to pay accordingly. The noise level was too low, as I like excitement when dining out, but we were the last reservation of the night I believe, so it was basically dead in there. But, you can't beat this place. The history of the business and the building are exceptional, and the decor and atmosphere are like a movie in an awesome way. The food was some of the best food I've had anywhere lately. I can't recommend high enough this place.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter, Chad, was amazing. We ordered so many things just because our mouths were watering after he described them! The espresso martini was delicious. Steak burrow - a legend, just like the man himself. Strip, blackened was the perfect balance between char and melt in your mouth. The cut had the perfect amount of fat that made each bite better than the last. I’m already looking forward to our next visit. Training and execution of service staff did not go unnoticed. The difference is truly in the details. Two of my favorites… there were three tables in our area, Chad made sure to make each entrance an intentional visit to only one of us at a time. It was understated elegance. My second is obviously the crumber. A lovely added bonus. Two opportunities for improvement: music was a bit too quiet to feel comfortable talking without the table next to us hearing. Valet at main entrance during the winter months. It’s a cold breezy walk uphill.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dallas my server was amazing and made the experience great! If you do go I would recommend requesting him. He will take care of you and make sure that you’ll have a time to remember.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Howie was the best! Definitely coming again we had a wonderful experience.

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  38. KellyR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love coming here on special occasions! Our waiter, Chad, was absolutely amazing!

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  39. RRTT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was a great server. Everyone was very accommodating and pleasant. Food was delicious, everything was clean--lots of fun

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  40. kaypj

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server and food was excellent. $65 steak and lobster with sides is the best deal in town

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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 8406 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 113 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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