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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.8
4.8
8532 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

9:30 PM


Booked 123 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 8,532 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

8,532 Reviews
  1. KevinN

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was exquisite! Lindsay and the rest of the staff made our night perfect. The food and service were amazing. Thank you so much and it was our first time at the Precinct.

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  2. JeffG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and amazing service. Our waiter Alec was very attentive. The Precinct is our favorite restaurant!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect for a birthday celebration! Food was excellent. Our server, Lindsey, was awesome! The GM, Brandon, was so nice & took time to chat with us. Highly recommend The Precinct.

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  4. G8expectations

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Precinct & Jeff Ruby Steakhouses are highly rated & recommended in Cincinnati; but I was not impressed. Our visit started at the bar, which was SUPER sticky. Once seated, Alec was an awesome server, conversational & connecting well with his guests. He shared many intriguing suggestions as to what to see while in Cincinnati. His support staff was efficient & excellent with follow up & table clearing. The old police precinct has tons of character & ambiance. The “Kiss of a Rose” dessert is definitely a unique & must have experience, especially for chocolate lovers. Unfortunately, I was not impressed by the other food choices. My glass of wine was great, as always, “ Four Graces, but was $19 a glass; too expensive. I’m glad I visited to check it out.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for a birthday dinner for my boyfriend. It was great. Trey our server was amazing. He was friendly knowledgeable and had great recommendations. We reserved high top seating which is in the bar area so the noise level was more than if you got regular seating. Both are great experiences and do not disappoint! We also got our photo taken outside and they gave us a physical copy of the picture it made it very special and was a lovely keepsake from the occasion. Food was amazing as expected. Best steak in Cincinnati.

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  6. TimS

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner. Maybe the best time we have in our recent dinning experiences. We both enjoyed the special menu items and very much enjoyed them. It is still very expensive to dine at The Precinct so be prepared.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been to the Precinct multiple times over the years . First time I was very underwhelmed . Sat in the loft area don’t recommend. Dark and cold . Went with family to celebrate a 60th birthday. My steak as well as another one in our party was undercooked . Ordered medium , steak was very rare on both accounts. Food was warm but not hot. Server was okay . Forgot to bring drinks 2x to someone in the party . Don’t think it was her fault I’m sure there is not enough help . Not a great experience on this visit .

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best in the city! We were celebrating a birthday and were thrilled with our decision to go to The Precinct. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak in the city! Great place to eat and friendly

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Howie was amazing! Highly recommend him if you go!

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  11. ZoeC

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience! Shannon was absolutely lovely and took amazing care of us and the food and drinks were all excellent as well :)

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  12. BottleOfRed

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best way to celebrate a birthday is with the Australian Waygu filet!

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  13. pkaptay21

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent! The bar atmosphere is so fun and unique!!

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  14. Chris

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was an excellent server. The food was perfect, as usual.

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  15. Jaceg

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great overall experience with excellent service, food and ambience. Will be dining there again!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Priscilla was a great help for us and a great asset for the precinct! Very good and great service experience as always.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as usual

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  18. TiffanyW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always. The we sat upstairs we've never seen it. Just as beautiful as downstairs. We ran out of drinks several times. The service doesn't seem as good upstairs. It was loud up there. It didn't ruin our anniversary but it wasn't what we were expecting.

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  19. ErinK

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here. David our waiter did a great job. Food was amazing!

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  20. SandyS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful, time. We didn’t feel rushed and were able to enjoy our meal and time together. Our server, Lindsey was very attentive, friendly and made our dining experience so memorable.

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  21. JoeBrown

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience as always with Jeff Ruby's restaurants. The Precinct is different than the other Cincinnati locations as each entree includes a salad and potato. This was our 1st visit to The Precinct and it was definitely very nice. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  22. AaronD

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great! David did excellent work. Thanks!

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  23. TerryW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent as always. It was a very exciting experience. Love this place and all that it offers

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  24. MICAHC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David did an amazing job taking care of us! Our anniversary dinner was a night to remember.

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  25. Anonymous

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening for my son's bachelor dinner--service outstanding, very attentive. The Precinct continues to set the standard for fine steakhouse dining.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated my partner’s birthday on April 3, 2024. Service was adequate. Food with exception of the dessert was average. Salad was wilted and drenched with dressing. Steak was tough and mashed potatoes tasted like instant. Ruby's you can do better. I have eaten at all Ruby’s restaurants including The Precinct before but this was the most disappointing experience by far.

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  27. pkaptay21

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous experience as always! The Precinct and their whole team is always so attentive, Zoe was awesome!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Howie is the BEST server!!! I highly recommend his service! The food was quality as well as excellent! The Precinct is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati… it never disappoints!

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  29. LisaW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Everything was perfect. Matt did a wonderful job. I would highly recommend this place. We have been here several times and it is always great

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food with impeccable service. Peyton and Ashley were exceptional. I have to say my steak was one of the best I have ever had. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable birthday dinner for my partner and me.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Precinct was amazing! The food was fantastic but what really made the experience perfect was our server, Alec. He went above and beyond to give my wife and I the best experience. We will absolutely be back and hope to bring friends and family next time to share the joy.

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  32. Highest

    Cincinnati

    59 reviews

    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit disappointed. Confirmed the day before that we would have a booth in the bar area. However when we got there they said it had been changed. It was very noisy and the music a bit hard rock Baked potatoes were served cold. Not what we expected from a Rubys restaurant

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  33. Mia2019

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love the food and usually the staff is prompt.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was our server and was awesome! The food and restaurant was amazing as always!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was so nice and knowledgeable, we had an amazing experience!

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  36. AudreyO

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alec was amazing, along with the rest of the staff. The food is always incredibly delicious and cooked to perfection. Thank you for always giving us an amazing experience!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday and it was amazing from start to finish!

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  38. IanZ

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Dave, did an amazing job, and made our experience at The Precinct one to remember. Start to finish, we had such a great time. We celebrated our four year anniversary here, and we could not have chose a better place to do it. Thank you to Dave and the rest of the staff at The Precinct for such a great time.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the Precinct dozens of times. The steaks are the best in the country, the Freddie salad is simple but delicious, the fish/shellfish is fresh, large and perfectly prepared. And the service - Jordan Taylor as GM runs an incredible crew. We cannot say enough about his attention, service and frankly now, friendship. This is truly how every restaurant in America should be run. No wonder the Bengals take every draft pick and free agent to the Precinct. Impeccable service and food.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and even better food! The wagyu is to die for!

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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 8532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 123 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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