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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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“freddie salad” (37 reviews)
“bananas foster” (22 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Honestly, I've never seen an item on the menu for over $70. The atmosphere was ok. The wait staff made up for the hodgepodge seating arrangements as they are housed in a very old police precinct building. The steak was amazing. They obviously know how...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We were showm to our table and my seat which was either vinal or leather was cracked or worn out. I sat down and sank so far I felt the wood. Needed to be reupholstered or replaced as the stuffing was shot. Tried 3 more...More

1  Thank Terry R
Reviewed 30 June 2016

If you want a great steak in the Cincinnati area, any of Jeff Ruby's restaurants are a Prime choice. My wife and I like the atmosphere of The Precinct. The building is an old police station, thus the name, but an evening here frees you...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I challenge you to find better steaks anywhere. Great ambiance inside old police station, very good service, excellent wine selection. Certainly on the pricey side but great for a special occasion.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful atmosphere. Romantically lit! The people were warm and welcoming. The food was great!

Thank Constance E
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Always heard their steaks were to die for....mediocre at best. Service was exceptional but the large group was placed in a separate room which was crowded. Wine list is excellent but pricey.

Thank JDSmith2013
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

First off you know the saying you get what you pay for! Well that's here. Yes it can be a little pricey. BUT... I am telling you it is the best dining and steak experience you will ever have. At least it is for us....More

Thank MattHeather H
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Best steakhouse hands down !! I ordered the New York strip rare plus it came out of the kitchen cooked to perfection with the perfect sear on the outside!! Jeff Ruby knows steaks , you can't go wrong with any choice on the menu!!!

Thank Dino F
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I went here for his birthday and we were not disappointed. Service was impeccable. The house salad is someth No I wish I could replicate, and the steaks...simply the best steaks we ever had. Pricey but so worth it!

Thank twoeggheads
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We took friends here to celebrate their new house. To see their faces as they tasted the most incredible steak ever was very rewarding. This is a special occasion restaurant that is WELL worth the price tag.

Thank stefanieadams09
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
3 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
3 June 2016|
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Response from wcpigg | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine at the Precinct.
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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