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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.9
4.9
7219 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 82 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 7,219 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. MW

    MpattW

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was good I felt the lobster was too salty even before dipping in butter Portions we disappointing But that’s every where But one pays a hefty price at Ruby’s hence disappointing
  2. MB

    MeeganB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and Eileen our bartender/server was outstanding! Great meal with my guest from NYC! Loved.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful anniversary dinner - impeccable service and the best food in the city!
  4. LW

    LoisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always top notch and the food is the best! Love all the attention from everyone who works there - always feel very welcome!
  5. GM

    GavinM

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Didn't have a long wait with my reservation, very accommodating with a party of 5 after we asked to be seated somewhere else. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. only issue was two flying insects around our table while we were trying to eat and conversate. Nature of the situation, I guess. It was a first time dinning experience. Ordered the Wagyu for my duaghter 20th birthday dinner and upon first bite she became emotional and her face and eyes swelled and she teared up. Well worth the price for her to experience such amazing meal. Rest of the party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. It is pricey experience but one worth repeating.
  6. KJ

    KJ70

    Cincinnati

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food and service outstanding and never disappoints!!
  7. GN

    GraceN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days 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.
  8. PK

    PattiK

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days 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!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The worst steak I’ve ever had in a restaurant. We both ordered medium and they came out completely raw. No discount was offered after throwing it back on the grill - recooked steak is not good.
  11. G

    Greggrunner

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time to a Jeff Ruby steakhouse. Totally worth the 5 week wait to get in on the day and hour we desired. Howie, Jordan and the team were always attentive yet not overbearing. The Oyster Rockefeller was divine and my monster 12oz filet was exceptional. My wife actually got the petite file instead of an appetizer and salad, ;-), which she thoroughly enjoyed as well. We sauntered over to the bar area before leaving and will likely try to get a seat there next time we are in town as it had a nice lively feel to it. St Elmo's is king in our town, Jeff Ruby seems to be king here! Cheers!!
  12. j

    joshw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    AaronW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    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.
  14. C

    Carbs

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

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

    Rocky

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was perfect. We had a beautiful booth, great service, excellent food. The only thing that really bothered me was the lighting everywhere on the first floor. This was a special occasion and The Precinct made it special. However, every photo we took to remember the occasion had a strong red tone to it due to the lighting. You encourage people to take pictures in the lobby under the Bengal balloons, but even there, we all look red. We took photos of our dinners to post, but they didn't even make our delicious meals look good. The only thing I would do there differently would be to change the lighting. I wish I could add a few pictures here so you can see what I mean. Thank you for the delicious birthday dinner!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

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

    MarkZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    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
  18. M

    Mandy

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

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

    CourtneyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    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.
  20. DW

    DaveW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

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

    sjustinh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was solid with his service and story telling
  23. PA

    PhillipA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for 4 as a Christmas gift, and The Precinct didn’t disappoint. From the food to the drinks, service, atmosphere, etc. it as an amazing experience. I also have to give a shout out to our awesome server Alex who was a model for the kinds of professionalism, charisma, and attentiveness Jeff Ruby would want representing his restaurants. Highly recommend The Precinct for anyone looking for a special place to celebrate with a small group.
  24. KE

    KERRYS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great!
  26. G

    Greg

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

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

    SauyerL

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can never go wrong with the Precinct!
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    V-day, excellent fresh seafood tonight
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Wives out of town. Boys night out.
  38. 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!
  39. MB

    MarkB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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.
  40. 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!!!

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 7219 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 82 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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