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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (140)
Good for a Date (101)
Romantic (99)
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Good for Anniversaries (99)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Worth the Drive (60)
Business Meals (46)
Notable Wine List (39)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Cozy (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Authentic (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Casual (14)
Fun (14)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Waterfront (4)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Pricey, but well worth it! Amazing steak and wine!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy going to this location . It has been my favorite for years .

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoy The Precinct-great food and service. Been to many great steakhouses across the country-none better than The Precinct!! I highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Sue, our waiter, was excellent. Food was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

outsatanding service, great food, neat atmosphere, nice wine selection

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

We used to go to the Precinct on a fairly regular basis, but had not been in awhile. Our server was one that we used to have all the time and she was excellent, as always. The appetizers, salads and dessert were very good, but my husband's steak was just okay and the garlic mashed potatos were very dry. The manager was nowhere to be found and we discovered that half of my meal had not made it to box that I was bringing home for leftovers. We used to love coming to the Precinct, but other than our server, our experience was not what we would normally equate with a Ruby restaurant. Especially not for a $350 dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Everything was perfect. Delicious and great service! Very pricy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in the whole city of Cincinnati. It is not cheap, but to us, worth every penny. We eat our way through the menu starting with drinks and ending with some unique and amazing desserts. Best steak you will ever eat!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great place to meet for a business meeting - I always insist customers take home desert in the Jeff Ruby bag, as they are typically too full after the meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Just our favorite place to go on are Anniversary. It is a special place to go eat and company. I would recommend anyone to try it. Thanks for having a nice place as this to celebrate every year on our Anniversary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love the precinct. We were disappointed that the truffle corn was no longer on the menu. We hope they bring it back! Our service wasn't as amazing as usual- the server brought our check before we were offered a dessert and coffee menu, so we had it ask for that. Steaks were delicious as usual, and the cheesecake is also delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was absolutely wonderful but I do however have one complaint. I ordered a cosmo and it was terrible. I don't believe that your bartender knows how to make a good cosmo because it was quite sour, and there is nothing in a cosmo that should cause it to be sour. If you use good vodka and contreau then you should get an excellent tasting cosmo (with good cranberry juice).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great time Saturday night for our guys night out. Big fan of all Ruby's places. The Precinct did not disappoint.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

server (anthony) was great. the food was excellent and always is!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Jake and Linus were both very good and responsive in our needs (one guest disabled); could not have asked for a better server!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The Precinct was everything my husband and I hoped it would be. We saved for about a year to be able to have a special celebration here and it was worth it. The thing that set our experience above the bar was our server, Cory. He was awesome! Friendly and outgoing, knowledgable and passionate about The Precinct. HIGHLY recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The best restaurant I have ever been to!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was great celebrated wife's birthday. The food was excellent, the service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We stressed the importance of the steak being well done. It was not. Then it went back to the kitchen. And by the time it came out everything else was cold.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another great evening at the Precinct! All steaks are great but the wagyu filet was amazing, especially after a Fire and Smoke Old Fashion! Mitch provided great service and we ended the evening after some cheesecake, with a nightcap in the bar as well! A great restaurant for any special or not so special occasion!

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Precinct always delivers! One of my favorite restaurants for a special occasion - and somettimes when you have a little extra $ a night out just because :) Its that good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second time visiting from Vancouver, Canada. We had such an amazing time last year, we had to come back. And once again, The Precinct did not disappoint. The wine was great and the food was even better. The Petite Lily was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning. Thanks so much for another amazing experience. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great place for a dinner date! Food was absolutely delicious! Jeff Ruby knows how to create the perfect steak.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

It was lit!!!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is always prepared with excellence and is delicious!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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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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