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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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newport
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While this has always been and has become even more PRICEY, if you aren't concerned about cost, you will never eat a better steak!

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Thank mitch h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to celebrate our 40th anniversary so choose the Precinct . Food was totally wonderful and service was superb!

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Thank Jdmodela
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute decision, and it was worth it. Salads were fabulous and the steaks were perfect. Sides are generous and the drinks are poured with care. Wine list is solid, and the place has an old time feel about it. Very cool.

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Thank Greg T
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the bar or on the patio out back, you can order from the main menu or an abbreviated bar menu, get a drink, take your time, and enjoy relaxed service. One example of the fare: lobster tacos. Pretty presentation, unrecognizable as lobster -- breaded and deep fried beyond recognition. But as a [fish] taco plate, it was still pretty... More 

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Thank EnjoyFineFood
Greater Cincinnati
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to other Jeff Ruby restaurants and The Precinct exceeded my expectations. We had a large group there and service was timed perfectly. The staff did a wonderful job taking care of us.

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Thank dunbarj2017
Brookville, Indiana
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was great and the service was excellent. The only fault i could find was the size of the steak. I have had a much larger filet at comparably priced restaurants such as the Capital Grill

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Thank Angie B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful meal! The food was delicious, the service was amazing. Everyone from the valet guys to the receptionist to the wait staff were as kind and accommodating as can be. The meal itself, pricey, but well worth it. The atmosphere and the service and the food was truly an experience not to forget. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Thank mauigranny
Roswell, Georgia
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483 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say the restaurant is very good, but it doesn't justify the astronomical pricing. If my steak was 20% better and the final bill was 20% lower I would rate have given the rating a 5. I spend a lot of time in New York, Tokyo and San Francisco so I understand high prices.

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Thank Fritz_the_1st
Montgomery, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was unusually slow. The waiter couldn't be nicer but he was slow. Not the normal pace for a Jeff Ruby establishment. The order was incorrect for the couple with us so it had to go back. There was an average crowd so really no reason for slow service. There was no valet parking. The night we visited was... More 

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Thank formerfan2016
brandon_ruby, General Manager at The Precinct, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about yhour recent dining experience with us at The Precinct. I would like to briefly speak with you to address your concerns personally. Please reach out at your convenience to me at 513-321-8080 to discuss. Thank you, Brandon Ruby General Manager The Precinct More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is absolutely fine, they serve a nice steak, but it is not an exceptional experience given the price. Two examples of this: 1. Having to wait for a table with a reservation after a curt greeting. 2. Ordering oysters and not having any comment on which type was which on the plate. Just not what I would have... More 

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brandon_ruby, General Manager at The Precinct, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your recent dining experience with us at The Precinct. I would like to speak with you briefly over the phone if possible to address your concerns personally. If you could call me at your convenience at 513-321-8080 to discuss, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Brandon Ruby General Manager The Precinct More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?