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The Precinct

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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135 (Columbia Parkway)
+1 513-321-5454
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Definitely. You will enjoy the outstanding food and exceptional service of an Jeff Ruby owned establishment. I highly recommend the Precinct!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had a bad experience at the Precinct! The food is always prepared just right - can't beat a Jeff Ruby filet!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting Covington on business and my local host brought me to the Precinct for dinner. I had heard great things about the place when I lived in Southern Ohio back in the early 1980's, but never had a chance to try it before we moved away in the late 1980's. I was so happy to be able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best in Cincy. Great Steaks and a cool location, in an old Police Station. Rib Eye is the best, and they have super sides.

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Thank Rcr883
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best steaks with excellent service. The Chris Mack (16 oz boneless Ribeye) is my favorite. The bread & mushroom butter are excellent along with the Greek salad. We tried their Mac-n-Cheese and it was very rich, but to my taste ... good but not great. As always, the cheesecake is wonderful.

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Thank SoccerToe
Highland Heights, Kentucky
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always perfect. It's tight quarters downstairs but that adds to the ambiance. If you prefer a little more room ask for the bar area upstairs. Our favorite Jeff Ruby restaurant.

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Thank TomandJerrilynn
Springboro, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is very expensive--but it is worth the price. The service is excellent, the food is spectacular, and the location is very unique to any other restaurant you will visit, We try to go a couple times a year, and every visit is 100% perfect. You need a reservation, and plan to spend some time there--but you will be... More 

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Thank Larry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know if I've ever had a better steak anywhere. It's expensive but excellent steak. Owner Jeff Ruby has multiple steakhouses in the region, but this is the most intimate and romantic -- my favorite.

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Thank Bob D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Precinct offers the best steaks in a beautiful atmosphere. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious.

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Thank Terri W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We celebrated a friend's birthday in the bar and had a wonderful time. Great service, great food, and a fun atmosphere! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
    (Columbia Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-321-5454
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?