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The Precinct, Cincinnati, OH

The Precinct

4.8
4.8
8093 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 115 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 8,093 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

8,093 Reviews
  1. MichaelG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual

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  2. KathleenH

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere and our server was very knowledgeable and attentive

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always go above and beyond, an incredible dinner, and our waiter Greg was outstanding!

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  4. BernieM

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around. Great meal, great service. NY Strip cooked perfect according to order. Gary was incredibly professional.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and ambience to dine and have drinks. Love it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cole was hands down the best waiter we have experienced at The Precinct. He made the experience great and I will ask for him from here on. Thanks again for another great birthday experience.

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  7. Atwoodian

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Still nice that The Precinct includes salad and potatoes with their entrees. Environment much more laid back than Ruby's downtown. Food was better than the last meal we had at that location as well. Only issue was the dining room was quite chilly; we kept on jackets/sweaters for much of the meal. Overall, a nice experience.

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  8. Diana

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our server Dave was great. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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  9. JAM82

    Montreal

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was truly exceptional, thanks to our attentive waiter who shared the captivating story behind the restaurant's inception. The culinary journey that followed was nothing short of remarkable. We began with delightful oysters, followed by exquisite gnocchi and arancini. Our main course featured Australian wagyu beef, accompanied by a diverse selection of cuts of meat. The Brussels sprouts were a surprising hit, adding a delightful twist to our meal. To conclude our evening, we indulged in the tempting dessert menu. While it's worth noting that this restaurant leans towards the more expensive side, it is perfect for celebrating special occasions. Rest assured, we are already looking forward to our next visit!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around it was wonderful!!! Food and cocktails were perfect. The staff and service were top notch.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious - the espresso chocolate cake is the very best dessert. The best spot to celebrate a special occasion!

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  12. DougG

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Precinct is a Cincinnati Landmark restaurant. Ambiance is overwhelming. Food and service is #1 and memorable. Prices are as expected but you get what you pay for from all aspects. Worth a trip to experience.

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  13. Steakandpotatoes

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelly was an outstanding server. Service was great, food was great, atmosphere was outstanding. Perfect night to connect with family before kicking off the holiday season.

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  14. EricaM

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had dinner for our anniversary here. The shrimp cocktail had one of the best cocktail sauces I have ever had. I am gluten free, so I couldn’t try any of the available appetizers. While the lobster tail was a bit over cooked, the steaks were tender and buttery. We both tried the Freddy salad and honey glazed carrots (the sides are shareable portions). The carrots were delicious! At the end, they brought us a flourless chocolate torte (very considerate of my food allergy), which was phenomenal! We didn’t have room for another dessert. Next time!

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  15. jbryh

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter David was amazing! Impeccable service throughout the night.

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  16. Bill

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David did an amazing job! Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My dads steak was really over cooked which was huge disappointment. They gave my mom the wrong salad and they really rushed us. They even cleared plates before we were finished eating!!!!!! It was disappointing we were celebrating my daughters 21 bday

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  18. KevinV

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Overall very good. However, we felt the food should have been hotter. Mac and cheese was disappointing. Garlic potatoes were 4/5. Steak was delicious. Brussel sprouts were 5/5. Asparagus was not hot 4/5.

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  19. DougS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I preferred a bigger table. Got seated in a small table and asked if they had anything else. Found something and accommodated us quickly.

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  20. LesleyB

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual we we thrilled with our service and food. Oysters were fabulous and steak cooked perfect.

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  21. AaronB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Precinct was excellent last night. Greg and the team took great care of our group. I had requested a somewhat private space when making the reservation and they met the request perfectly. Food is always exceptional.

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  22. StephanieG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and the most delicious food!!!!

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  23. BethS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Alec provided amazing service. Our table location was not the best, we caught the breezes. Next time I’ll request not to be near the door. The food was amazing- the Mac and cheese, steaks, in-house made ice cream. We will be back!

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  24. Lizzy

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alec was a great server! 10/10 would recommend asking for him. The food was great, but his service really made the night.

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  25. MalloryW

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Precinct is an absolute favorite! Our waiter Gary was fantastic! Celebrated a birthday and had a great time.

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  26. ChrisS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service & atmosphere. Everyone was so kind & professional. The food was outstanding. The only minor issue we had was that 2 of our steaks had to be cooked a little longer.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I came there for our second time, to celebrate our birthdays together. I absolutely love this place and would recommend it to whoever is looking for good classy place to eat! Our server was very professional and fast about her job. This place is truly what Cincinnati is made of and all about, good food and amazing city. We will be seeing you again in the future!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    For one of our favorite places one of the worst experiences we’ve had at a restaurant.

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  29. AngelaE

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Will go again! Food was divine, great service. Valet was easy and polite. Gorgeous inside, perfect for a date night!

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  30. ChrisR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service staff was amazing and the food was excellent as always

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  31. mindygc

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with my sister and her husband. All food was excellent and service great also. Highly recommend.

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  32. DrewD

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was fantastic and the steak was to die for, we will definitely be back.

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  33. AdamG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went for dinner, and everything was perfect. The service is second to none and the food was amazing.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    David our waiter was outstanding! He was a fellow marine like me and he made a connection with us and he made our visit exceptional!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was wonderful - we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will be back!

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  36. KarenS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & impeccable service. Always go for my birthday & sit in the bar area. Zoe, our service, was great as were the others who helped her. Can’t wait for next time!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, steak was amazing but my company was the best.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    IMPECCABLE!!! My girlfriend was visiting from out of town on 11/17, and there are no restaurants in Cleveland like the precinct. This experience was incredible for her and I! We have not been to this Jeff Ruby establishment for a few years, but we went all out and our experience was incredible. All of the wait staff were wonderful. Our server, I believe her name was Shannon, was outstanding. Her knowledge on the menu was top-notch and all of her recommendations were stellar. We had the bbq pork skewers as an appetizer and they were to die for. We then moved on to the Freddy salad which is always tasty and fresh! We then had a bone-in ribeye delmonico and a 12-oz barrel-cut filet Collinsworth style, but also with the blackened scallop special on top. This meal was the most delicious meal we’ve ever shared together, everything melted in our mouths, and the temperature was an absolutely perfect medium-rare. For dessert, we went all out since this was a very rare dining experience for us, and we shared the JR cigar which gets a 23/10 for presentation, and we had the most luxurious slice of chocolate espresso cake, with an espresso-tini to share. I wish i could give 100/5 stars, because it was truly a night to remember. All of the wait staff were wonderful, once again, i cannot stress that enough. From our server to all of the server assistants in the bar room area, everyone was great, super kind, and professional. Thank you so much for a great experience, we cannot wait to return, hopefully sooner rather than later!

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  39. JamesC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Always a memorable visit. David was exceptional.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12/10. Service and food were both amazing. Zoe did a great job. Chef Donny is the best in the business. See ya soon

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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 8093 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 115 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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