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About The Precinct

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, businesspeople, families and loyal diners alike.

311 Delta Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Columbia Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 321-5454

Website:
http://www.jeffruby.com/

Entertainment:
Happy hour in bar Sun-Fri 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Happy Hour not available Saturdays

Catering:
Catering is available as long as the site has proper equipment.

Parking Details:
Valet parking - $5

Public Transit:
There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.

Executive Chef:
Chad Monk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.

The Precinct Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (125)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Good for a Date (100)
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Romantic (95)
Good for Birthdays (71)
Worth the Drive (63)
Business Meals (50)
Notable Wine List (41)
Cozy (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Authentic (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Waterfront (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was absolutely outstanding as always. The food was amazing. My husband found his steak to be a little bland, but I thought mine was perfect. It is a wonderful place to celebrate your anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Service okay. Would like to be blown away for the post price point.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant to enjoy some great food with some awesome service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Well worth every penny. It's hard to recall a better dining experience. Excellent staff and the food was to die for. Very nice!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

My first experience at The Precinct was absolutely perfect. The service was great from the Hostess, to the server, to the two managers that checked on us. My girlfriend got the AJ Green (medium) with a baked potatoe and a Freddie salad. I got the collinsworth (medium) with garlic mashed potatoes and a Freddie salad. We each had a few drinks and the overall cost wasn't too bad for the quality of service and food. We both agree that this is one of the best, if not the best dinner we've ever had. Highly recommend. 10/10

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. The atmosphere was quite loud.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely incredible, great for special occasions. They definitely make the service a memorable experience

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·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter, host, server everyone was excellent! Jordan was Awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

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·Dined 7 days ago

I have been to Jeff Ruby's before but the atmosphere of the Precinct was AMAZING!! Our server was Sue and she had the best recommendations you could have asked for not to mention her outstanding attention to detail and the way she took care of us. Will definitely be back when in Cincinnati.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We love The Precinct! My husbands 35th birthday with friends was another great opportunity to enjoy the best steak in the city. Thanks!

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

First time I've ever been there. Everything was outstanding. The atmosphere was classy, yet relaxed enough to be quite comfortable. Food was absolutely perfect. Service was also top rate, but still personable and comfortable. Every employee was friendly, attentive and easily engaged in casual conversation. All while doing their tasks in a very professional manner. My only suggestion is I personally would prefer the bread to be warmer than room temperature. Which would also make the cold butter a bit easier to manage. All food was prepared perfectly, presented well and could not have been any better. I'm certainly looking forward to our next visit. We will be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I loved this place had a really great time and the food was delicious!!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food.... very impressed
Service was top notch
Tables are WAY to close to each other. Cram packed in the place. Constantly had servers and customers either leaning over our table to let people get bye or bumping chairs trying to get in and out. I delayed going to the bathroom having to wait until I got a free path through the tables. Seems like a minor deal until you have to wait 5 min just to get up.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The seating would have probably been a better experience (for first time). Smaller tables made for us to hear everyone’s conversation. The pipe next to me was sweating and dripping on my arm. The menus were larger than the table so two is overload. I loved the presentation of the fish being deboned. Meal was good but nothing to brag about. First impression of the restaurant was “precinct”. Ole gansta! Kinda cool...until I got mushed into a table in high traffic area. Glad I experienced this restaurant, been on bucket list for a while. Thanks for asking

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The steaks were excellent and there was a good variety of side orders. The service was exceptional. The staff provided good recommendations, were attentive but also provided us time to talk, enjoy the meal and not feel rushed. Highly recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2018

All Good steak Mack was excellent

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was AMAZING as always, service was impeccable! Always love The Precinct

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food, exceptional service, beautiful decor. All of this is eclipsed by the cramped quarters and physically uncomfortable dining experience. The gorgeous red velvet booths are not meant for a family of four adults. It was comical watching the service staff juggling oversized menus, utensils, goblets, bottles, etc, on a petite table that already had a candle, salt and pepper, sugars, etc. I’m sure Jeff Ruby isn’t going to go broke by us not returning.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service are great. Average people wouldn't be able to afford to many visits here. If you are a party of two the tables are very small so don't order a lot of food like we did.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love this place! My only negative is that I ordered a “ specialty wine” without looking at the price! Don’t do what I did- it was $30/ glas!! Ouch!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of the best nights dining out that we have had

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I had a date night dinner at The Precinct. The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful! Jeff Ruby and his staff never disappoint!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We just moved here from Chicago and are looking for the right kind of steak place and we found it in The Precinct. What a great place with skilled and experience service and an expansive menu with fresh shellfish for appetizers and then great steaks. We will go back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Seating was right by a mirror, and my girlfriend and i had no privacy due to the other table was 3 ft away from us. I dont care to spend money on high quality food, however my ribeye was not very good. My girlfriend said her ny strip was really good though. I will not be back to this place anytime soon.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Everything about the Precinct is top notch!! By far the best restaurant in Cincinnati!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Organic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I have been spoiled living in the area for most of my life. When i visit a Jeff Ruby restaurant I expect a certain level of quality and service. My most recent visit was right up there with all of my others visits to the Ruby family of restaurants. I would recommend the Precinct to anyone looking for food,for any reason, even if they're just hungery! They willbe hooked as I am with this establishment!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic experience! The waiter, Robbie, is a great guy! Props to him on a job well done.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent! The precinct is our go to restaurant to celebrate every occasion!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was excellent!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

There was a table of about 8 men that came in towards the end of our dinner that were obnoxiously loud but other than that, the food was great as always with excellent service as well!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were a bit nervous being our first time there and not knowing what to expect. Once our host arrived (Kris) we were at ease in moments! Everything went perfect. We were surprised by a champagne toast to celebrate our special day. We never ever felt rushed and was even treated with Jeff Ruby’s special cheesecake to bring the evening to a close. Thought this would be a one time event but we’re already looking forward to returning!! Thank you Jeff Ruby for a very special evening!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was great, They also got us seated before our reservation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Another great experience. Steak is unbelievable as well as the service. We love to hit a Ruby restaurant at least once a year.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Celebrated Christmas with my son and his wife. The food and service was excellent. Our waiter was exceptional, very friendly, very helpful. We will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous! Great food, great service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent! Sue our waitress was wonderful! The service was very ,very good! We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Every visit is amazing! Best steaks in town! Precinct is best value!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It took us 2 months to book this reservation through OpenTable. That was the earliest we could get into the restaurant. It was kind of nice to get out and relax from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday weekend. The time was a little late (8:30) to eat but they didn't make us wait to be seated which was awesome. When we showed up we were seated in less than 5 minutes in a booth that I requested at the time of reserving. They were very attentive to us and they were hustling around because it was BUSY. Every person that came to our table was very friendly and making sure we were comfortable. Their staff was on it that night. The food was awesome as usual. I wouldn't expect anything different. As we were leaving, the HEAD MANAGER was in the lobby shaking everyone's hand as they left. I can say that of all the restaurants that we go to, which is a lot since I don't cook, that was the first time that I really felt special and HE made us feel that way . I will always go to this Jeff Ruby establishment. I definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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