We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
+1 513-321-5454
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (375 reviews)
“freddie salad” (37 reviews)
“bananas foster” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (701)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 695 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will be a little long but here is the bottom line: The Precinct is the best dining experience in Cincinnati. Here's why: My wife and I love to eat out, but her food allergies make it tough to find a decent menu. Our anniversary...More

Thank wernzd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always incredible! My last visit I had the mussels, beet and citrus salad, the brennaman filet with seared foie gras and the asparagus and seasonal mushrooms. Finished with the best bananas foster you’ll find anywhere. Stag’s Leap and Jordan both by the glass. You can’t...More

Thank JRockTN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years ago when we made plans to splurge and go to the precinct to spend hundreds of dollars on great food and to celebrate something it was a thing we really looked forward to. It was a really big deal! Things have changed....More

Thank CincinnatiGabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to The Precinct for many years now and even though I moved away from the neighborhood, I will still make the trek across town for my favorite steakhouse. I like the opportunity to decide on the dining room vs the bar...More

Thank tfitz928
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I's birthdays are 3 days apart - so we split the difference and had a wonderful meal here. We treated ourselves to Chesapeake oysters, scallop appetizer and drinks to begin. (HIGHLY recommend the new Fall Classic cocktail!) My husband said it was...More

Thank stefanieadams09
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Best food that we have ever had. The Server made sure that everything was excellent. She asked if there was an occasion that were there. Our 34th Anniversary. She took out picture after dinner and returned with a printed picture in a frame. It was...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I was looking for a local steakhouse not a chain as we were visiting from California. We first got seated in the front room and it was REALLY loud, I asked to be moved and they did move us to a much quieter table. The...More

Thank funw3boys
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent steakhouse. Completely different experience from the regular Jeff Rubies downtown, but the food was everything you expect from one of his restaurants. Lots of smaller intimate rooms on different levels so groups can have a more private dining experience. The red upholstered walls and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Love this history and ambiance but love the food even more! The salted rye bread they bring out before the meal is the best bread Ive ever had in my life! My husbands steak was way over seasoned but we rarely use salt so could...More

Thank JanetMacht
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is my favorite restaurant while visiting Cincinnati. The food and service are great. The food is constantly excellent. The steaks are always cooked at the right temperature. It is easy to find this restaurant.

Thank HoustonCards
Nearby Restaurants
Eli's BBQ
680 reviews
.26 km away
Swampwater Grill
118 reviews
.60 km away
Buona Terra
36 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Riverside Marina Bar and Grill
23 reviews
1.10 km away
Ault Park
70 reviews
3.15 km away
Cincinnati Observatory
53 reviews
2.82 km away
Hyde Park
43 reviews
2.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Wendi W
2 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
It is not "kid" unfriendly. It is a 'fine dining' experience with the best prepared and presented foods and the finest wines in an absolutely stunning setting. What you have to ask yourselves is: "Are my kids well-trained... More
8 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
4 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
No suit and tie required but decent attire other than jeans and a teenshirt
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing