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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 (155)
Good for a Date (111)
Good for Anniversaries (110)
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Romantic (102)
Good for Birthdays (79)
Worth the Drive (62)
Business Meals (53)
Notable Wine List (47)
Cozy (40)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Authentic (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Fun (16)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
People Watching (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great Beer (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my 2nd visit to the Precinct. The 1st time around I was wowed by the menu. This time not so much. The sides are all very basic and lack creativity and originality. Very standard fare for a steak house. What bothered me during this visit, was the lack of a grass-fed beef option. Considering the price point of this restaurant, I had hoped to have that choice while dining here this past week. An organic salad option would have been nice too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Our servers were great! Food delicious! They even had GF cheesecake for me for my birthday with a candle.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

I really love The Precinct and have always enjoyed the experience of dining there with two issues.

1. I spent almost $500 for dinner and STILL had to pay $5 to park my car...that’s ridiculous.
2. I travel the country and Canada and will tell you hands down that The Precinct is the MOST expensive steak out there short of Wagu and/or Kobe...to include NYC and others...

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the first time we've gone to the Precinct and it lived up to its reputation. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

It was lit!!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

The Precinct is by far one of our favorite restaurants in the past 30 years. We live in Pgh but have had several opportunities to visit Cincinnati and make it a point to dine there.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The staff was amazing!!! Jake Taylor was awesome and there were other waiters who came to visit the table and made it a wonderful experience for my family. Even took the time to show the kitchen to my 5 year old and made it a truly special night. Thank you!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

It's the Precinct. Not much to say that hasn't been said. Service, food, environment, are all top of the line. The waiters were great. I had the Hatchet and it was probably the best steak I've had in my life. I've been to a lot of the top end steak houses over the years like Charley's, STK, the Palm, Prime 112, Ruth Chris, etc, and multiple trips to the Ruby restaurants, so thats saying something. The tenderness and flavor were unparalleled. As a point of comparison, my wife got the Lachey and next to the hatchet, it might as well came from a chain steakhouse. Not that it was bad, the hatchet was that much better. The downside, of course, is the price. At $119 the hatchet is not an easy purchase to make for just about anyone. Even for the Precinct's high end menu, it's a little over the top. That being said, if I had the menu in front of me now, it's what I would order, kids college fund be damned.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Exceptional service and exoerience.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We finally visited the Precinct after being told multiple times it was the best steakhouse in Cincinnati, and it did not disappoint. The space has such a remarkable ambiance - the building is historic and just gorgeous, and service was incredible. I got the Collinsworth Steak - it was delightful. The husband got the Lachey, and he loved it as well. The crab cake appetizer was fantastic. The servers and helpers were all friendly and it was just a treat. The entire experience was quite wonderful, and I am looking forward to going back again. The next opportunity you get to celebrate something, this should be your top option. I would reserve ASAP, as it fills up quickly. It is obviously on the expensive side of things, but it is 100% worth it if you can swing it and have a reason to celebrate... Or, if you just want to get dressed up and go for a nice dinner, I highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

From parking, greeting, dining, service and out was the best experience that I've had in a very long time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I went for our first anniversary. It was very special and a great experience. We even got a free dessert.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Top notch. Service was incredible. Steak melts in your mouth. Very accommodating to my wife who has dietary restrictions.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays. Sue was our waitress and she took excellent care of us. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. They brought us each a piece of cheesecake to celebrate. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and service. We will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic as always!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A Cincinnati favorite and ours too. It is consistently great steak and seafood.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service as always - tough to find a better steak

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary. The staff was friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. They provided a history or the building and an anniversary dessert. However, we were underwhelmed by the steaks and macaroni and cheese. For a $200 meal you would expect a steak that blows you away, but it was not as epic as I anticipated. The steak was under cooked and the flavor was inconsistent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Precinct is a wonderful Cincinnati Iconic restaurant. While a little pricey, the food is worth it. The steaks can almost be cut with a fork. (Some actually can!) There are toppers and accompaniments to please every palate. I recommend the Precinct to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very nice service from the valets, the reception, waiters, manager. All welcoming and efficient.
Exceptional steaks, cheerfully split onto two plates for old folks like us who are unable to finish one of their wonderful steaks. Great acoustics; seemed noisy, but no problem hearing our table conversation. Interesting rooms, comfortable chairs. A great dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was our first time at the Precinct to celebrate our Aniversary. They made us feel like regulars. Very welcoming, friendly and fun. We had a great time and plan to be repeat customers. Thank you...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our steaks were phenomenal, the staff was very attentive, overall am extremely pleasant dining experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our dinner at the Precinct was outstanding! The server assistant Linus and our main server Chad were both great! I have a feeling Linus will be promoted in the near future. Bone in ribeye and scallops were perfect, as well as the steak Collinsworth, sides and salads. Cheers!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amazing food & service as usual. Will keep coming back. Best steak in town!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

You go for the steak and that's the star of the night. The gnocchi was a delicious way to start the evening but the lachey (bone in rib eye) took my heart.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

An amazing experience! The steaks are second to none, the service is exceptional, the ambience is rich and inviting. Definitely never a disappointment!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

If you want a truly OUTSTANDING steak, or seafood, then the Precinct will not disappoint you. It's in a unique location, in a unique building, and the service is off the charts. The prices are VERY HIGH, but the experience and quality of the meal are second to none.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic as usual. Most impressed with valet service. Raining very hard when we were leaving. I walked down and asked valet what was the best way to get around the block to pick up my wife who was waiting at the front door. He told me no worries he'd bring the car to us. I went back to the door where he promptly brought the car to us. Kudos on excellent service!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was amazing. The staff and service were incredible and it made our anniversary something special. This is a must if your visiting or living in Cincinnati. I could not recommend this restaurant more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The restaurant portion of The Precinct was excellent. Food and service were beyond reproach. We were impressed with the bar but the service in the bar was disappointing. The male bartender would rarely make eye contact with me and my wife. He seemed far too distracted and preoccupied with the blonde female bartender that was working with him. We were very disappointed with this situation. The female bartender did provide good service when she noticed. Made eye contact and was pleasant. The male bartender needs to be retrained or removed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Absolutely loved the food, service and I walked out with a print out picture 😊 forever memories

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great meal & Service! This is my favorite all of the Jeff Ruby restaurants. The service and food are always impeccable. The steaks melt in your mouth and the wait staff is friendly and attentive without being over bearing. I highly recommend this place if you enjoy great food and appreciate a good steak. The Chris Collinsworth is my personal favorite.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Superior food with excellent service! The ambience was great and amazing for an anniversary celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I would definitely rate it as the best steak I have ever eaten. A great place to have dinner with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best steaks in the city. Intimate atmosphere, comfortable vibe. You can easily spend a lot of money on a meal there, but you're getting nothing but quality. Perfect if you're looking to celebrate a very special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My favorite restaurant my our second anniversary one to remember! Can’t gonwrong with any cut, and be sure to try the Mac Pie for dessert!❤️

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent as always! I've been coming here for 30+ years, and will come back again!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our first visit to the Precinct and it will not be our last. The food was delicious and the service and ambiance were impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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