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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

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
Good for a Date (100)
Good for Anniversaries (98)
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Romantic (92)
Good for Birthdays (71)
Worth the Drive (62)
Business Meals (48)
Notable Wine List (40)
Cozy (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Authentic (25)
Fun (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Bar Seating (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

We came from Wilmington to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday. (We had come here three years ago to celebrate our son’s. ) Our server was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The food was excellent tasting, although I like my food served while it is hot. Both the scallop and grits appetizer and my steak Collinsworth were both lukewarm, as if they may have been sitting in the kitchen for a few minutes before being brought to the table. I’m sure our server would have corrected that had I asked, but didn’t want to make a fuss during our celebration. The birthday dessert and the photo provided were nice touches. The evening was fine, just nothing particularly special.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Our servers Chad and Adam were so sweet and really hospitable. Everyone was welcoming the moment we walked in and made the experience fully enjoyable. The food is soooo good and I can't wait to save up and come back. Worth every penny.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food. Already planning the next visit! Can't wait!!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as usual. A great place to eat.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The chefs made fresh thousand island dressing just for me. Kris our server was outstanding, and Alec his assistant was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely outstanding dinner. Impeccable service. We'll be back..

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Prompt service. Perfectly cooked steak. Best in town.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We visited The Precinct for my daughter's birthday and had a wonderful meal. The staff were very attentive without being in the way of conversation. We never felt rushed but equally didn't feel abandoned. Yes, it's expensive but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Have been eating at the Precinct for 25 years and it’s as good as always!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 8, 2018

No surprise, but another amazing visit to the Precinct. Great food, unparalleled service.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

We were engaged here and come back once or twice a year. Food is always wonderful. This is the first time we were seated directly to the right of the stairs, half table for 4 people...not a lot
of room. Since it was winter, it was very cold as every time the front door opened the cold air came right in on us.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This is a great place and very unique. Great atmosphere with tremendous food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was my daughter in laws 30th birthday and her first time at The Precinct. It was very nice and she really enjoyed her meal. Thank you for making her first experience a pleasant one.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was excellent. The food especially the steaks were superb. The setting was perfect. Absolutely a fine experience. The best of the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved the experience! The service was excellent! The atmosphere was a little quiet, would Have enjoyed soft music in the background.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another great dining experience, I'm always happy at a Ruby restaurant. Food is excellent. If you go to the Precinct ask for Rachael she was an excellent waitress

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our 34th wedding Anniversary and our first time to the Precinct. Delicious porterhouse steaks, salads and bake potatoes.....

Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I’ve been here twice. Both times I’ve had the best steak of my life.
The service is fantastic.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, exceptional service. Always a fantastic experience at Precinct

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been to the Precinct on many occasions. Went this time for my birthday. The Precinct by far has been one of the top steakhouses that I have eaten at and I have made it a habit to eat at the top steakhouses in the largest cities in the US. On this occasion, however, our service was slow and there was an extended wait from the time we finished our salads until we received our entrees and steaks. We found our steaks and sides to be “lukewarm”. The steaks were prepared perfectly and the flavor was excellent but the usual amazing steak was less than that because they were not hot. So... this was the first slightly disappointing visit to The Precinct. I suspect that it was an anomaly.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My steak was so juicy, well seasoned and prepared perfectly! Probably the best steak I’ve ever eaten! Service was exceptional and the atmosphere was lovely. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The Precinct is always a Great dining experience. The level of customer service that they provided to us and the other tables around us was very impressive.
The Precinct is always 1st on my list of recommendations to visitors when I'm asked for a suggestion of a " Nice" place to dine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful as always! The best meal in town!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful experience! Thank you for everything.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We celebrated our son's 10th birthday at the Precinct. He is a huge steak fan and the Precinct is his favorite. We had a wonderful meal and our server, Sue, was excellent. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I along with 3 other couples ate together at the Precinct on Saturday night! We love all of Jeff Ruby's restaurants. Service, atmosphere and food were as always amazing! We will certainly be returning once again!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a once in a Decade Event for us and the Food was Very Good but the size of the Filet is just too much for Older Folks (75+). Salad was good but too much. Noise level was too high.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The most wonderful steak we have ever had! All the food and desserts and drinks are wonderful. All around great! Can't wait to go again. Love the atmosphere too.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and service were exceptional

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

While our table was rather small and cramped (they offered a bigger one), the excellent service more than made up for it. The food was fabulous... One of the tastiest steaks ever.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

There were 5 in our party. Our dining experience was very good. We had not seen each other for quite a while so we had a good deal of catching up to do. We were not rushed to leave after we had finished our meal and continued to talk. I appreciate that they continued to be cordial. The only negative thing was that they gave the take-home bags to the wrong people. I received my friend's food and she received mine.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had the best steaks, we’ve ever had any where. Our server Chris was unbelievably friendly and informative and made wonderful suggestions. We listened to him and enjoyed the steaks and desserts very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always fantastic. The food is amazing and the service outstanding. Worth the price! Try (it is hard) to save room for dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was friendly but down a notch or two below Jeff Ruby's standards.

No initial greeting for a while at table. Menus sitting on chair. Having to ask for refill of drinks. Food still great...

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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