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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” (393 reviews)
“freddie salad” (38 reviews)
“bananas foster” (21 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great bar with entertainment upstairs. Downstairs is the restaurant , with a vintage feel. Elegant, classy, but not stuffy. fabulous steaks.

Thank susie d
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We eat here maybe twice a year. I am never disappointed. Food is great and the service is ever better. Very convient location just 8 minutes from downtown.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I went for our 30th anniversary on Sept. 6, 2016. This was our first time eating there, although my son told me how incredible it was. Our server was Jake and he set me up with an excellent gin and tonic and...More

Thank Bob44514
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love the atmosphere in this dark, cozy restaurant. It is perfect for a romantic date night or a dinner with friends. The food is delicious and the service is very good.

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been a Precinct fan for over 30 years and the place, the food and the service only gets better.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

When made reservation, told them we wanted a quiet area. We were seated in the bar in the back. Within 10 minutes we requested to be moved to the dining area - the hostess exhibited a snarky "holier than thou" attitude...completely put-offish. Steaks were very...More

1  Thank Bharat K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

On the east side very accessible, cozy inside but worth it. Good atmosphere! Jeff ruby started his career here, gotta be good, so come to the east side have dinner!

Thank glenn f
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We usually cook. However, when we do choose to dine out, it is either at The Precinct or some restaurant we have not been to. We enjoyed another fabulous experience this past Saturday night. Our usual Captain was not feeling well, so we had a...More

Thank drdeger
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived early, before reservation. Seated promptly. Anticipation of my steak-fest only exceeded by the succulent flavor, & chewing delight. Food is truly intestinally orgasmic. All this explains my eagerness and fortitude for an early evening of dining pleasure. Oh, by the way sevice is superb.

Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am usually not a big steak eater, but my niece suggested this restaurant. Several of us had the Steak Collinsworth, a filet with King Crab & Asparagus. My dad had the Walnut Crusted Salmon that he enjoyed.

Thank Grammy456
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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
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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