About The Precinct
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy hour in bar Sun-Fri 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Happy Hour not available Saturdays
Catering is available as long as the site has proper equipment.
Valet parking - $5
There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We offer a complete, turn-key private event planning experience. This includes an array of audio/video and floral options. Our sales manager will work with you and our vendors to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations.
The Precinct Ratings and Reviews
This was the perfect way to celebrate my ...
This was the perfect way to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th birthday! The staff was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the experience was perfect. We had an amazing evening at The Precinct!
Outstanding service and the food is amaz ...
Outstanding service and the food is amazing. The wine list has plenty to choose from.
Outstanding as always
Outstanding as always
Love that all steaks come with salad and ...
Love that all steaks come with salad and mashed or baked potato automatically unlike the other Jeff Ruby establishments which are great but I think that the salad and potato being included is a nice touch. Molly was our server and she was attentive but knew how to keep her distance. Love coming to the Precinct for both small and big occasions. Service, ambiance and food worth the prices.
Took my parents for 80th birthdays-went ...
Took my parents for 80th birthdays-went with brother, his wife, and 3 kids. Brother who was somewhat skeptical for the big prices ended up saying it was the best steak he EVER had! Kids were talking about the steaks they had for days later! We were able to share dishes to significantly cut down on cost. All-around amazing experience!
We have visited The Precinct several tim ...
We have visited The Precinct several times over the past years. We are never disappointed with the food, the service, orthe ambiance. If you want a romantic dinner, or if you are celebrating a special occasion, this is the place to go. It is pricey, but the food is outstanding!
Everything was perfect! The food was de ...
Everything was perfect! The food was delicious. The waiter was very friendly, we were impressed when a small error in our ordering happened that he took the blame for it . Like his honesty.
The service was amazing. The food was am ...
The service was amazing. The food was amazing. I took my husband there for father's day, and he loved it. Thank you, the chefs, the waiters, everyone did a fantastic job. It was a fantastic experience.
Jeff Ruby did not disappoint! The beef ...
Jeff Ruby did not disappoint! The beef is extraordinary, the service 5-star, and there is great menu variety.
The Precinct is THE spot for us for a sp ...
The Precinct is THE spot for us for a special occasion or entertaining clients.
Excellent food and a great atmosphere.
Excellent food and a great atmosphere.
Great as always. The steak was superb, t ...
Great as always. The steak was superb, the wedge salad excellent. It's a little difficult to pay $60 to $70 for a steak but it sure is tasty.
Went for our anniversary dinner and had ...
Went for our anniversary dinner and had an incredible experience! Will most likely spend a majority of special occasions at The Precinct from now on.
Went for our 52nd wedding anniversary. ...
Went for our 52nd wedding anniversary. Waitress was very kind and gave us a piece of cheesecake with candle after dinner. Very thoughtful.
Always a great treat!
Always a great treat!
High quality experience, worth the money ...
High quality experience, worth the money for such good food and elegant treatment across the board.
One of my favorite stops in Ohio, great ...
One of my favorite stops in Ohio, great steak nice people.
As always, dinning at a Jeff Ruby's esta ...
As always, dinning at a Jeff Ruby's establishment is always a delight! Superior service and fantastic food😀😀😀.
The entire evening was perfect. From Kri ...
The entire evening was perfect. From Kris, our waiter, to the food and atmosphere, we loved it. We will return soon.
Another fabulous celebration at the Precinct
We took our family to the Precinct to celebrate my son's graduation from high school. We had a great time! He loved his 16 oz. King's Filet, and everyone else enjoyed their more reasonably sized steaks! We love the atmostphere at the Precinct and its convenient location to our home. I can't think of a better place to celebrate!
Very good food, but not sure worth the expense
Very good food. Went there for graduation celebration. Service was a little slow / deliberate, but that's probably the style... but would have appreciated a little quicker movement on the bill. Very good service. Very pricey and not sure it was worth the cost.
Great value dining
Well worth the money. Chris, our server was fantastic. The entire staff was very courteous and the food top notch.
Phenomenal! Our waitress was amazing. I ...
Phenomenal! Our waitress was amazing. I had the best steak I've ever eaten. She even gave us a dessert on the house because it was our anniversary.
Precinct never disappoints
Went to the Precinct for our 20th and it was great as usual. Excellent food and service, with one of the best wine lists in town. Our server gave us a great recommendation for a new Cab we'd never tried, and it was perfect with our dinner.
Steaks still among the best in the US
Steaks are consistently great and with a nice salad and potato included, the fairly expensive meal still represents a good value. Service wasn't quite up to their high standards with the very friendly waiter not quite able to get our food to us as quickly as we would have liked.
Our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the food on the menu and was able to recommend the right steak for each of us.
I have no other words other than our visit was unbelievably outstanding. We had been to Jeff Ruby's downtown but never to The Precinct and we were definitely taken care of. Had a blast and can't wait to return.
Amazing food! Spotty service.
The food is always incredible at The Precinct. The steaks are consistently perfectly cooked, the sides are decadent, the salads are crisps and flavorful - everything is amazing - even the bread and butter! Usually the service is top notch- never missing a beat and anticipating needs. This past Saturday was a bit spotty though. Probably just an oversight, but when dining in a Ruby restaurant you expect nothing but the best! The bar is an absolute gem. Don't miss it when you go- especially on a beautiful night.
I Have Never Met a Ruby's Steak I Didn't Like!
As usual the steak and food was delicious, delicious is an understatement actually but they haven't come up with a word to describe this food yet. My wife and I have made a tradition of coming to the Precinct every year for our anniversary and we don't plan to change that anytime soon. It is a little pricey and we can afford to do it often but it is well worth the money. Great environment, fabulous food and top notch service. The ambiance got a tad lower rating because we were next to the kitchen so the waiters / waitresses were walking by on occasion which could be a little distracting but nothing big. Can't wait until next year!
We went here for our anniversary and the ...
We went here for our anniversary and they didn't disappoint as usual. We arrived early and have drinks at the bar and the bartender prepared great drinks. The food was excellent as my 16 oz ribeye was prepared just like I like it. Overall the manager came over and talked to us and gave us a complimentary treat just for dining with them.
expect to wait a long time...
Came here to celebrate my anniversary with my wife and her parents, and was excited to try out such a well reviewed cincy establishment. Was very disappointed when we arrived for our 7:45pm appt and had to wait 45 minutes to get seated. The server was nice, but left us for almost 15 minutes and we didn't order until 8:50ish. Food after was solid, not amazing, but the amount of waiting put a damper on our meal. They apologized multiple times while we waited, but nothing was ever done to make up for it. No mention of our anniversary and no apologies or even an offer for a dessert. Most good restaurants i frequent make up for a service lapse, but not here. Only go if you are okay waiting a while and aren't coming hungry...
Not as good as in the past. Steaks were ...
Not as good as in the past. Steaks were a bit too dry. House red wine was just ok. WG Kitchen & Bar is better these days and 1/2 the price. They haven't kept up with the times.
We like this restaurant when we feel lik ...
We like this restaurant when we feel like we have accomplished something and want to reward ourselves. This week it was renovating an old house.
Jordan was excellent. Very professional ...
Jordan was excellent. Very professional . Great wines. Best steak ever.
The food was spectacular and so was the ...
The food was spectacular and so was the service! I only have one complaint and that is the bread. It is just awful. I would recommend a soft rosemary bread served warm with your butter. The butter is great...the bread is....well.....not good. Everything else was fantastic! We will be dining here again in the near future!! Jordan and Ryan did a great job serving us.
An exquisite dining experience. I will d ...
An exquisite dining experience. I will definitely return.
A must try place. Food, venue and servi ...
A must try place. Food, venue and service was first class.
Bone in ribeye a bit grisly. Disappoint ...
Bone in ribeye a bit grisly. Disappointing and Not worth the cost. Service excellent, bar excellent
The Precinct is consistently great in bo ...
The Precinct is consistently great in both food and service.
It was a little louder in there than exp ...
It was a little louder in there than expected - I had to practically yell to have a conversation, and it made it hard to understand our waiter. The waiter spoke so fast that it was hard to keep up with him anyways, so combined with the noise, that made for a confusing greeting and specialty process. The service was great, despite the noise level and the fast talking. It could use just a little more lighting inside, that way you can see a little better in there (it gets dark when the sun goes down). The food is great, top-notch, as expected, but due to the price (which was also expected), I would expect the atmosphere to be a little better than it was, therefore I would ONLY recommend this place to people who are going out for a special occasion such as my wife and I did (1st anniversary). Other than that, there's no way I would consider going here more than once a year. My next Jeff Ruby's restaurant visit will more than likely not be at The Precinct, to be honest.
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