The Precinct

4.8
6063 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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, business people, families, and loyal diners alike.

*At The Precinct, the health and welfare of our guests and employees are our top priority. We are working hard to ensure we have the safest restaurants anywhere. To see more information regarding our safety precautions and recommendations for our guests, please visit www.Jeffruby.com. We look forward to providing you with the Jeff Ruby Experience.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6063 people are saying
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SuzanneL
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably great steaks and atmosphere. We were seated in a cool turret room, very private.

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traccru
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is PERFECT!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole provided some of the best service we have ever had in Cincinnati. The food was great, and they are very accommodating.

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NateM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came there for my birthday we had an amazing time, best steak we ever had and amazing service thank you

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RickN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding here and the service as well. Although the price is not cheap, it is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the turet room on the third floor. In all my times of dining here I've never even eaten on the third floor. Excellent food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere! We had a wonderful time.

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ChelseaZ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Priscilla (I think that's how she spells it) was fantastic! Gave incredible recommendations and seamlessly took care of our party of 6; making adjustments for the pickier of the group. The food and drink quality was perfect, as always, and the tables were appropriately spaced apart during COVID-19 protocols. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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JohnO
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our dinner at the Precinct was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little chilly (we sat upstairs this time), but everything else was great!

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Cassie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful for my birthday celebration with my family!

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JoeE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an exquisite dining experience. Because of the cost, unless you are "rich", we couldn't do it every week. But, for a special occasion, especially to impress your significant other to be, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very knowledgeable and detailed. The manager was on the floor and even refilled the water. Chef was great. The food we asked for well done was excellent and not burnt.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was really good that was playing in the background and not too loud. Food was excellent as always and service was great. A perfect Valentine's dinner!

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Group6
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & ambiance were excellent. Definitely recommend & will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Precinct always the best. From crab cake appetizer, Freddie salads, great bottle of wine and our steak choices of a Filet and Chili rub ribeye. To finish off the night the great treat of cookies n cream ice cream. Always will recommend The Precinct to anyone who is looking for a great night out and we always enjoy sitting in the bar area.

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vipMissPie
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a relaxing and wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner.

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viphealthnut
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

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RobM
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Jeff Ruby’s The Precinct was outstanding. From the warm greeting at the front door all the way through the desert and being thanked as we exited the building the visit was outstanding. Our head server was Chad and he and the team were great. All the food, service and experience was exceptional. The steaks were delicious and properly prepared.

Thank you for another outstanding performance at Jeff Ruby’s The Precinct.

One note, please consider bringing back the jelly beans. It would be a great marketing addition to the carry out options.

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Maje
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience!

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MorganR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is pricey but worth every penny. The food always tastes amazing and service is impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Sad that Hoagie has left.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my retirement here. Our waiter, David, the staff, and food was outstanding! The complimentary chocolate cake was a nice touch! An overall great experience!

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vipINCo
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday 🎂

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vipJessicaS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the absolute best. Best food best ambiance best service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at a Jeff Ruby’s restaurant. Food and service always exceed expectations!!

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SofiaS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My friend and I will definitely be back soon and will make sure to recommend the restaurant to everybody else!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends wedding celebration

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really beautiful place with great service and great food .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever! Great service and atmosphere! This is our favorite place for special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our twins sweet 16 birthday. The Precinct made sure it was a special night. They had a personalized menu and a birthday dessert.

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MichelleC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as it is every time we go. Can’t wait to celebrate our anniversary there again next year.

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vipBabs
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dining experience at the Precinct. It’s always one of our favorites! Gary waited on us and made sure everything was perfect. My Steak Collinsworth was prepared perfectly. Nothing compares to a Jeff Ruby steak and the mac n cheese is a must! Griff, the assistant manager, was very attentive and personable as we were celebrating our friend’s birthday. Everyone from the young ladies welcoming you, to the entire wait staff to the valet employees was friendly, personable, and professional to make our entire evening an amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony and his support team were excellent and we had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all around by the staff. It was an awesome experience having a private room to catch up with old friends and enjoy the best steaks in town. The Precinct and Jeff Ruby’s never disappoints.

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MichelleS
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my son’s birthday because we knew it would be consistently wonderful. And it was. We can always count on the precinct to deliver excellent service and fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it did not disappoint. The service and food were phenomenal.

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DotH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and wonderful food. I love the Chris Collingsworth steak. We will be back in May for our anniversary.

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GaryL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was exceptional! It was a perfect dining experience.

FAQs

The Precinct offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-5454.

The Precinct is rated 4.8 stars by 6063 OpenTable diners.

The Precinct does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://jeffruby.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.