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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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Centerville, Ohio
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated a Birthday here. Promptly seated on arrival in the downstairs dining room. It is an attractive building, probably dating to the turn of the 20th century. High ceilings and aging chandeliers. Promptly attended by wait staff. Excellent Alaskan Crab bisque. Main courses are served with a choice of salad and potato. The menu is well organized, short and primarily... More 

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Thank Nevdeep G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is fascinating. The food was delicious....my steak didn't need a knife. I would suggest getting the mac and cheese it was the best I ever had anywhere. They treated us with a cheesecake for our anniversary. It was very kind gesture that meant alot to us.

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Thank NenaNoe
Middletown, Ohio
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went last Sunday and used the walk in service in the bar area. The service is fantastic and the food was spectacular. We had the blackened strip steak which were cooked to perfection. Just be careful not to fill up on the appetizers and salad. If possible, be sure to make a reservation or you will... More 

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Thank RU4Real2
Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved everything about this restaurant. The decor, polite and efficient staff, perfect service, great cocktails, and perfect steaks will definitely keep us coming back on future visits to Cincinnati. I've been to some of the best steakhouses in the Midwest, Chicago, Dallas, and Charleston. The Precinct rates up there with the best of them.

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Thank 4WheelVFR
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town on business with a couple other folks so did a little research and came up with the Precinct. This is literally an old precinct from the early 1900's. Very cool. The apps, entrees and desserts were superb and the place was oozing with character. Our server Ryan, who was knowledgeable and personable, took the time to hang out... More 

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Thank Matt R
Santa Clarita, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food, nice place, cool that is was an old police station. I love the old stable rounded doors and it has an old classic wise guy feel to it. We loved it. Lots of food to eat so make sure you are hungry. Great wine list and cocktails.

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Thank LoveAll2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reservations must be made well in advanced due to the popularity of the restaurant. All employees are very professional and attentive. The menu includes a number of signature steaks and the cooks are always willing to make changes based on individual preference. I have never eaten a steak there that was not prepared exactly as I requested. The steaks are... More 

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Thank choiedee
Cincinnati
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love the bar for a nice dinner and fun atmosphere. Food unbeatable. 5 star quality service too. Incredible raw bar and steaks are huge and juicy.

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Thank sally t
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My parents were visiting from Florida so dinner at the Precinct was a perfect way to celebrate! You can't beat the fillet!! We had family style asparagus and the Freddie salads! Everything was fantastic!

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Thank SM91411
ohio
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nothing new here. Outstanding food, excellent steaks, peerless service. Adds up to one of the finest restaurants in the city.

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