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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant boasts fun, quasi-historical décor, and spectacular steaks and sides. My husband loved his aged steak and I thoroughly enjoyed my sea bass. The service was excellent, and it was a very memorable experience.

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Thank DZ7
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a Jeff Ruby steak. Anyone in the Cincinnati area knows it's going to be good. It's located in a very neat old building (an old police station, hence the name). My wife and I skipped the appetizers and both overdid it on dinner. She got the 22oz. strip and I got the 16oz. filet. Both were ridiculously big but... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very special evening.note the wine list is impressive and yes to sum it is pricy but I can say I can't grill a steak that tasty and what great service.its more for adults than families with small children.i highly recommend a date night with a baby sitter for all those parents who need a night out with... More 

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Thank Justine S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar offers less expensive menu , same high standard of food and choices. The setting is mellow and staff friendly. Great place for a special evening or celebration. Not a place for dinner with small children.

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Thank Pam B
Michigan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steaks are good but you can do the same on your backyard grill. Buy a 30 buck bottle of Cabernet at Cork n Bottle and a steak at Fresh Market. Spend the difference on an innovative dinner at Salazar. Two for the price of one!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Best steaks in Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Great upscale ambiance. Superb service. Excellent seafood too. Great wine, Bourbon and Scotch lists. Definitely recommend eating here. Pricey but great for special occasions.

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Thank Diver-Dan P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real treat! Great cocktails, superb food! Service is always the best. Highly recommend this restaurant for special events in your life..

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Thank 022jmp
Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, visitors, large group gatherings, or just when the wife and I crave a good steak. Never had a bad meal here, service is impeccable, steaks are the best in the city (bone-in ribeye...drool), and multiple dining options (formal, group room, informal upstairs dining 'bar')--this is my favorite restaurant... More 

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Cincinnati
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my husband here for his birthday. It was not a disappointment. The atmosphere is great, and the food is even better! We had a giant crab cake for an appetizer and it was the most delicious crab cake I have ever tasted! The bread was amazing and warm. I had the shrimp Alfredo and was very happy with... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the Danny Frazier trio which they had smashed in a corner?! Great band terrible room all tables reserved no where to stand pretentious people everywhere overpriced food no thanks!!

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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
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?