The Precinct

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4756 reviews
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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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating finishing the Flying Pig Marathon and 10 years of service.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zach was great!!

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TS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food & especially service (Bridgette) were outstanding!

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Denver
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as usual. Friendly staff, great food, excellent night!

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

Food was amazing, by far the best steak I've eaten. Meal was a little too pricey.

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FG
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from Sarah was outstanding! She went above and beyond to make our meal special. It was also nice to have two managers, Jordan and Robert, stop by the table to say hi. Assistant Robbie was very helpful.

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DD
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed with our dinner... planned for a special night to celebrate a graduation. The service was impeccable but the food was very mediocre. My steak was to be medium and ended up very rare (my husband ate it as it was too rare for me). My husbands steak was over cooked and the side order of fries were served cold. We were disappointed by the food but the service saved the night. Our graduate enjoyed his meal so we felt better that he was happy with his meal.

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

We always go on our anniversary and they are wonderful.

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

Food and service was so good! Did get a little loud at the table next to us towards the end but hey - they were just having a good time too, right?

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JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn’t a better restaurant around the Midwest. This is the tops! I love the old memorabilia and the decor fits the building. I don’t recall the salads being so plentiful and after I eat that with a piece of bread I was almost full. I had 2 “make your own bubbles” drinks and they were delicious. Jeff Ruby has perfected the art of fine dining!

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RF
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was exceptional except for the couple with an infant crying next to our table which made it difficult to carry on conversations. A challenging experience for the money spent.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in Cincinnati area! Atmosphere trumps Mr.Rubys other properties and it may be my imagination but food seems better but don’t know how you top great but the seem to do it.

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Precinct is the best steak house that I’ve ever been to. I took my parents to celebrate my graduation. Not only did the staff exceed every expectation, they went above and beyond to commend me and make both myself and my parents round of my accomplishments. The food from the raw bar, appetizers, salad, main course and desserts were all expertly prepared. With full flavor and no dissatisfaction. Literally everything about The Precinct was superb.

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OT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. The service is wonderful, and everything I had was cooked to perfection.

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JO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to The Precinct several times a year for almost 30 years and the service and the food are always excellent.

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DP
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we ever had. It had been years since I had been here but it was even better than I remembered. We will be back.

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Gift

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. I brought family for mothers day and they all loved it. Food and service was beyond exceptional.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for any special occasion. Our sever (Paul) was superb..

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KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Just not worth the price and doesn’t match the hype

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W
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steaks! Mac and cheese was also delicious. Didn't care for the mushrooms, though.

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CM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Precinct is a perfectly serviceable restaurant but the downtown location seems better in almost every way. We ate at both locations on back to back evenings and though I found the service to be above average, I have a harder time justifying 100$ a head at the Precinct for dinner.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cory was a fantastic server. Food was perfectly prepared and delicious as always.

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M
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service first and foremost from Paige but consistent, outstanding food which has always been my experience.

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k
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. No better dining experience in the country.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual, highly recommend. Definitely plan on returning.

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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service!!

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I've ever eaten, waiters were great, awsome experience.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at The Precinct. The food is always outstanding and the service is top notch.

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of amazing! My husband and I made a special trip for our anniversary and it was well worth it!

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff Ruby never disappoints. Great steak.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service. Waitress was very knowledgeable of everything on the menu & the drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of exquisite!

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Not out first time here. Service was extremely poor and slow. Over ten minutes before server came to table after we were seated. Wine glasses were not clean and covered with some sort of gritty substance Steak was cooked to perfection, baked potato was barely luke warm

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

College graduation for our son and his girl friend. Everything was wonderful!!

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PS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was beautiful and delicious. Cant wait to go back

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best! Love this place. They are very conscious of the fact that this is “experiential dining” and don’t miss a beat.

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e
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go every birthday and end special occasion!!! The greatest place to go and enjoy a dinner experience!!!

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I ordered the Steak Collinsworth and it was perfect! We also had some of the best service ever dining out and I loved the atmosphere!

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