The Precinct

4.8
4310 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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, businesspeople, families and loyal diners alike.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 321-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Ellison
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Catering
Catering is available as long as the site has proper equipment.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbia Parkway
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Parking details
Valet parking - $5
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Public transit
There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
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Entertainment
Happy hour in bar Sun-Fri 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Happy Hour not available Saturdays
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.

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What 4310 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to many top steak houses in various cities for work related wining and dining; but our hometown Jeff Ruby’s steaks cannot be beat.

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DZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very polite and knew the menu very much.

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MC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We took our son to celebrate his 18th birthday and sadly his steak meal was not ordered and didn’t arrive with our dinners. They took ours to keep warm while we waited another 15 minutes for them to make our sons dinner. And then charged us for an additional steak (my husband had taken a bite initially) bc they gave him a new meal. That steak was comped but it makes your check total look larger, which drives up the tip in my opinion. They gave him a comp dessert to appease but I was surprised that was it. For the price you pay here and his dinner wasn’t even ordered, very disappointing, with little afterthought to appease. And then the check amount driven up to make tip higher, just another reason to be disappointed on our first (and now last) visit.

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Z
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best! No other restaurant comes close to the quality of this place

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FG
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dining experience! Manager Sara is a delight.

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JO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryan and Hona our servers were excellent and food was great!!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, this place never stops amazing. The food is unbelievably wonderful, the service is the best and the atmosphere is perfect. Love going here for date nights, and special occasions!

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b
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always excellent.
Special thanks to our waiter Chris and Brandon who made the evening very enjoyable.

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KM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. we have been coming for years and will continue to come for many more

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KK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. The staff truly pays attention to every detail as if you were their only customer.

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our family first time to the Precinct. We have heard nothing but good/great things about it. They didn’t disappoint. Service & food are excellent. My husband said we will make this a tradition and come back at least every year for my birthday.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The sauce on the Chris Collinsworth Steak was a little salty....All other food was great!

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious steaks! Very impressed with all of the food, but the steaks were top notch. Definitely one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our Anniversary. Stay was attentive and warming. Food was delicious

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a great job accommodating us. I mentioned we were celebrating my wife's 40th birthday, when I made the reservation, and they put us in a private room, and made it a fantastic experience. The food was exceptional, you can't go wrong with any of their steak selections.

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B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kris & Eric were great servers and always polite and energetic, the wine pairing was exceptional and price friendly, looking forward to my next visit

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PW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, The Precinct didn't disappoint. We were celebrating with our brother and sister-in-law who had not been and they were very impressed. Freddie Salad, the steaks, shrimp cocktail and the creme brulee was all outstanding! Sue, our waitress, was also great.

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BN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! Our waitress, Rachel, mad our experience amazing! Great place to spend our wedding anniversary!

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s
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, the best place in town for a steak, quality and taste are the best. Service is outstanding from valet to bartender to wait staff to management! Once i make a reservation, the countdown begins!

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SB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience and everything about our night out! And Donnie was amazing, funny and very knowledgeable in his job! We loved him! Thank you for a great night out!

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KA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious food. What a wonderful way to spend our anniversary!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner with my husband

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KH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25th Anniversary Dinner, the food was - as always - amazing, great wine list and service is the best in the City. The steaks are perfectly cooked, love the Precinct as it's not all ala carte, a potato and salad is included, the sides are outstanding. Definitely worth the time and will be back.

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SU
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was wonderful and our waiter was superb, but the ambiance was not the best. Our table was in the fast lane- servers and staff constantly running past and sometimes bumping us. Sadly not the most relaxing experience.

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great dining experience at The Precinct. Been dining here for over 30 years and have never had a bad experience. We celebrate all are special occasions with this wonderful establishment. Thanks for all the years of incredible meals.

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JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very confused on reservation tried to reserve bar area outside area was told could not do that. Got there early went to bar area tables were reserved went outside tables reserved. Don’t understand why your company said couldn’t do it. I will call the restaurant directly the next time our server was excellent

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JN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to visit The Precinct since seeing it featured on Food Network’s “Chef Wanted. It was well worth the drive from Louisville, excellent wine list and succulent steaks.

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I have ever had. I would definitely recommend it to anybody that is looking for a good nice meal

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JA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was Great.

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DA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Anniversary dinner! Love the food and our waiter, Cole, was fantastic!

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All great - except the Menus were in these beat-up, frayed, cover ripped menu covers.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding evening all around. It was our first time at The Precinct, and we will definitely return.

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RS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing nice & quite a always. The food & service was outstanding as usual. The Precinct is the BEST Jeff Ruby restaurant he has.

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TL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steakhouses in America! It can’t be beat.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What started as a special birthday, turned into a "we sold the house" celebration, and was topped off with a visit from an out of town cousin. Precinct, rolled with us as changes occured and at request set our group of 10 in a private room. Couldn't have been better. Memorable night.
Thanks Precinct!

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AB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with the service esp with our waiter Cole and assistant Seth! The food was outstanding and they took great care of us. We would definitely go back again. Thanks for everything. A very nice Anniversary.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!!

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you want a guaranteed great night out and want to be taken care of with out issues. The Precinct is the place to go. Always solid.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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