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The Precinct

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311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135 (Columbia Parkway)
+1 513-321-5454
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Greater Cincinnati
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Great building, food and restaurant. The "wall of 2-top tables" turns me off. Tables so close you can pass the salt and hear conversations. Need a different layout. Otherwise...great!

Thank CincyKathy
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Renovated Turn of the Century Police Station acts as the backdrop to the BEST steaks in Cincinnati. Come prepared to pay for them though. Great Atmosphere for celebrations....birthday's, anniversary's, etc. Limited Parking but they do offer Valet Service.

Thank payl26
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

My husband and I went for the first time and the meal was exquisite! You can dress up or keep it business causal. The tables are very close together and you feel like you're going to share a meal with the people next to you but once you get started I didn't even notice anyone around me. The service was... More 

Thank LastStef
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Jeff Ruby's Precinct is just an amazing place where I take my wife every year for her birthday. The service is second to none and the food is just amazing. I just love Jeff Ruby's!!!

Thank Gary H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

You will never go wrong eating here. Lived in Cincinnati all my life and this is one of the better places to come for a great steak.

Thank bmacreview
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

No matter what the occasion may be, reserve a seat at The Precinct. As a thank you to the new in laws, my wife and I treated her parents at The Precinct. While waiting for our reservation, we ventured to the bar. It was crowded as they had live music. For reference, the bar is loud (as expected) and I... More 

Thank Ryan O
Corbin, Kentucky
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Have eaten at The Precinct on two separate occasions and both were excellent. Steaks were perfectly cooked and the Mac and cheese and the au gratin potatoes were delicious and be sure and leave room for the homemade donuts.

Thank dpace40701
Cincinnati, Ohio
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Been here dozens of times, plus other restaurants in the area owned by Jeff Ruby, and it continues to amaze. The menu is simple, the steaks are tasty and filling, the sides and desserts are the best in extras. It all comes with a hefty price tag, but then perfection usually does. Reservations are usually a must.

Thank Doug S
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I really feel like this place is over-rated. The food is just very, very heavy and not particularly well done. We started with a salad which was almost inedible there was so much dressing. The entrees were "fine." One of us got steak, the other fish. Dessert again was heavy and uninspired. Maybe I just don't like this type of... More 

Thank caseam
Cincinnati, Ohio
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Typical Jeff Ruby food - always good. However, this is not our favorite. It's a small, intimate setting. We felt too close to our neighboring diners.

Thank Denise H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?