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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
+1 513-321-5454
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (377 reviews)
“freddie salad” (37 reviews)
“bananas foster” (23 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Where do I start? Our family celebrated my father's 80th Birthday in the Jeff Ruby Room and what an experience we had! The food was amazing, the service outstanding and the atmosphere fit our family perfectly. Even with a snow storm going on outside everything...More

Thank Jimmie1109
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was truly fine dining and a memorable experience. The decor and ambiance provided an elegant backdrop topped off by superior service.

Thank malesick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family to celebrate a special occasion. Our steaks were all cooked to perfection. The appetizer we had was wonderful. We had the asparagus, the mushrooms, and creamed spinach as sides. They were all excellent. We had the carrot cake for dessert....More

Thank Munp96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

#1 steakhouse in Cincinnati. Top notch service and quality of food. This is the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary of birthday. Let them know ahead of a special occasion. You may just get a surprise!!

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Yes, its highly rated, yes, its expensive, and yes, they offer the best of steak in Cincinnati and apparently anywhere. This was my second occasion to visit Mr. Ruby's fine establishment. You want a reservation. I believe valet is all they offer for parking. The...More

Thank Swwalton
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I organized our amazing office Christmas Party with Ashlee at The Precinct. Ashlee was extremely helpful and made it very easy to organize for everything we wanted. The wait staff was also incredibly attentive and was able to accommodate to all the needs of everyone...More

Thank gmg0933
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Visited for a friends wedding and lunch in Early November. The wedding was held on the ground floor in front of the stained glass window. Lunch was on the top floor. Everything was very elegant and the food was perfect. The steak melted in my...More

Thank IslandTime78
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 30 November 2017 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 29 November 2017 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
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Wendi W
2 November 2017|
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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|
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
4 June 2016|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
No suit and tie required but decent attire other than jeans and a teenshirt
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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.
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