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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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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great service and great product but you pay for it. We had two great pieces of meat, potatoes, shared brussel sprouts, a salad and a glass of wine each for $180. They did give us one piece of cheesecake two. It was all excellent.

Thank aws772
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great steaks, great sides and great service. 10 mins from my house and have been quite a few times. Excellent rib eye, probably the best crab cakes I have had. You cannot go wrong, always great

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a special dinner last week at The Precinct. While we are kind of regulars, each visit is consistently excellent in service, food presentation and quality. We also had the Banana's Foster desert to top off the evening. Every server is...More

Thank etarnold
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived 30 min early to have a drink at the bar. Watched a couple who walked in right before we were seated get a very nice table. We, after having a cocktail, get seated at a jammed 2-top right next to the restroom. I...More

1  Thank 45viking
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went to dinner for our anniversary at The Precinct. It was a great selection. The steak for every member of our party was cooked just right. The sides were enough to share. You will not be regret dinning here! We received a desert of...More

Thank RonP51
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My husband and I and another couple recently had dinner in the bar at The Precinct. This remains our favorite of the Jeff Ruby restaurants. Its "neighborhood restaurant" atmosphere is probably what we like the best. Our server was excellent, in spite of it being...More

Thank ndlptmom54
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Atmosphere was very nice and service was prompt but the food made us sick. A party of two and we ordered separate seafood and beef dinners yet that night and next morning we felt poisoned. Will not return. Just afraid to eat the food.

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Love the precinct, it's my usual go to spot for anniversary and any special occasions with my family & significant other in the local Cincinnati area. Excellent steaks and their salads are included w/out additional cost unlike the other Jeff Ruby locations. The staff service...More

Thank milka t
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My wife and I had dinner at The Precinct. The food was absolutely delicious, and the wine selection was very good. The wait staff was very attentive and their input was appreciated. The food can be a bit expensive, but well worth it for a...More

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I think this is no doubt one of the best steak houses I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The food really was superb and the wait staff was menu educated, gracious and accommodating! I would have given the Precinct 5 stars, however was...More

Thank calientenw
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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.
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
US$ 80
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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