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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 1 week ago via mobile

Love The Precinct! My husband and I have been there several times on “dates”, but this time we made reservations as a family. The service was excellent as always. My girls favorite part of the evening was the man who would come to your table...More

Thank Anica C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've sponsored a lot of dinner programs there and have gone with my friends. I've never left craving any of their steaks oh, not that they're bad but not memorable. I do love their mixed drinks, band in the bar and outdoor patio. The mac...More

Thank wanderlustforever21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been the place we go to for special occasions. We have had trouble getting reservations even though I would consider us regulars. Our waiter retired, so we need to make an adjustment. The new waiter was good. I hate to be picky, but...More

Thank drdeger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are steak restaurants and then there are STEAK restaurants. Fortunately for locals there are multiple STEAK restaurants but Jeff Ruby's STEAKS are the best. The Precinct is my favorite location. Always know what to expect, the service and staff deliver on the promise of...More

Thank Gregg G
Reviewed 18 January 2018 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 18 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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 21 December 2017

#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
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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