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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.
Cincinnati, OH 45226
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Precinct Ratings and Reviews
We were first time diners at The Precinct, but had heard great things about it. We were impressed from the moment we walked in the door. We were celebrating our Anniversary and they went out of their way to make our evening feel special. The steak was incredible, and every course was given time. We never felt rushed and were treated so well that we will assuredly return.
The Precinct remains my favorite restaurant. It is a special place where we generally celebrate special occasions. This visit did not disappoint. The food is always excellent. Best steak in the entire tri-state area. I also love their bourbon cocktails. The peach blackberry smash did not disappoint. Our service from Jordan was over the top. The Precinct has wonderful servers working there, but the care and attention we received from Jordan made our meal and evening even more special.
We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and thought we would go somewhere super nice and we had never been there before. I guess I was expecting more, especially for the amount that was spent. The food was good. We had steak and mashed potatoes. The entrée also came with a salad - I highly recommend the Freddie Salad. The complimentary cheesecake for dinning because of a celebration was a nice touch. I didn't really like where we were seated - a small hallway of mirrors. All you saw was yourself. Our main waiter kept us waiting a few times (I believe it was because his attention was on the larger party in the room behind us). I would recommend the Precinct for a special occasion however if I were to dine again I would be very specific on my seating location.
Its a great place for special occasions but very expensive. We probably would not have gone if we had not had a gift card. Food is excellent but not sure any food is worth some of the prices. Our waiter was nice but did not ask us about appetizers and just started with our dinner order. I did ask for an appetizer (crab cake) but he evidently forgot and brought salads out right away. I decided since the salad was large that I did not need appetizer anyway so I did not mention the error. He also forgot about the complimentary birthday cheesecake until I reminded him. That was a nice treat.
We have been here many times and decided to go for our wedding anniversary. The table they sat us at was right between the computer station the waiters used and the entrance to the kitchen. The waiter hurried us through the entire meal. Drinks and appetizers came at the same time and he did not smile the entire evening. I told the waiter I was dairy intolerant, so please do not have them finish my steak with butter. I'd eaten about 1/3 of my steak, when my We have been here many times and decided to go for our wedding anniversary. The table they sat us at was right between the computer station the waiters used and the entrance to the kitchen. The waiter hurried us through the entire meal. Drinks and appetizers came at the same time and he did not smile the entire evening. I told the waiter I was dairy intolerant, so please do not have them finish my steak with butter. I'd eaten about 1/3 of my steak, when my husband remarked how bland his steak was. Turned out, the put butter on mine and not on his. I was ill the entire night. And, to add insult to injury, the waiter brought out a piece of cheesecake for us to share for our anniversary! I had told them I couldn't eat dairy. He plopped it down in front of us and asked our dinner companions what they wanted for dessert. Never even asking if we liked or wanted cheesecake! We spent a very large amount of money to eat here and we will not be returning.
I was incredibly happy with having dinner at The Precinct with my wife for her birthday. Chad, our waiter, was fantastic. He made an excellent recommendation on a red wine for us and he listened to our requests for dinner which led to an amazing experience. The restaurant is incredibly clean and the ambience is amazing. A waiter who was walking around near the kitchen saw us from across the room and asked us if he could pour us more wine since our glasses were getting low. We obliged and my wife asked about a chandelier in the adjoining room, he proceeded to give us some history about the restaurant. It was overall an amazing experience and, though the cost of dinner here is high, it really is worth it for the experience. I'm so happy that we got to experience this restaurant.
Consistently excellent steaks, salads and sides. Service is impeccable, wine list is terrific and attention to every detail is top notch. We live out of town, but make it a point to eat here whenever we are in Cincinnati. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to, in the world.
Had an awesome time at our first visit to the Precinct. The service & atmosphere really sold the dining experience. The food was very good as well! The restaurant had been hyped up for a long time by friends & locals prior to our visit, so we had really high expectations and were very pleased. After dinner in the dining room we headed upstairs for a nightcap at the bar. Both areas were decorated in an old school, classic art deco, prohibition era style and the ambiance was great. They also have an outdoor patio area for sitting outside for drinks. The service was amazing, and we're already looking forward to another visit soon.
Our waiter, Donnie, was amazing. He was very knowledgeable of the food, wine and the history of the restaurant. He raises the bar for the level of service one should expect in a fine dining establishment. The manager and sommelier also spent time at our table to ensure we were thoroughly satisfied with every aspect of our meal. Jeff Ruby has put together a great team at The Precinct!
I am a foodie and this is by far my favorite place to eat in the city. We had a friend visiting from New Zealand and he is getting ready to do a cookbook of famous steak houses in NYC. I was so excited for him to try the Precinct and he said it was the best steak he had ever eaten! The Oysters Rockefeller were also to die for! You never disappoint! We shall see how it stacks up to NYC!
Great meal. While it can be a pricey night ($150 for two people and a drink or two a piece) there are plenty of reasonable steaks and seafood offerings on the menu. Amazing location in an old police station with great aesthetics. The bar on the second floor is crowded with tables for those looking to sit down quickly. Outdoor cigar lounge is a great addition with propane fire pits and plenty of seating, set off by the white string lights. Great place to go for a late meal and a cocktail on the patio before or after your meal.
Went for a birthday celebration. Had some excellent cocktails and the shrimp cocktail to start. Our server was available without hovering. Dinner was exceptional (my first experience with wagyu) and the Brussels sprouts side was one of the best I've ever had. Spectacular but certainly not an everyday indulgence.
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. Our Servers we're all excellent, especially Donald. He was very courteous and knowledgeable of all aspects of the
restaurant and foods, he even arranged for me to go into the kitchen and check out how they grill the steaks (which were awesome) and talk with the chef. Thanks for such a wonderful time, will be back again.
VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!
Background: My brother is getting married and my family wanted to do something special to celebrate his engagement by taking the family out to dinner. We rarely have an opportunity to 'give' to my brother. We had him fly in from out of town and had family from all parts of the US come into town.
Preparation: I made the reservation (local Cincinnati customer). I arranged everything (table for 9 at a round table). I told Jeff Ruby's Precinct what we were up to and everyone at the restaurant was on same page we were celebrating their special occasion. I gave them my credit card first (once I walked in the door) and made sure that they knew the bill would be on us.
What happened: My brother (the husband-to-be, which the waitress and manager both knew we were celebrating his special occasion) received the bill and paid it. Waitress said the manager trumped her and told her to charge the husband-to-be's card and not mine despite all the preparation I did prior. SUPER UPSET!!! This was our one way to treat my brother and it did not happen. Needless to say it put a sour taste in my family's mouth.
Jeff Ruby, if you read this, you need to tell your managers no bride-to-be or husband-to-be should ever pay the bill. Not cool man! You lost a local customer as all your manager could say was sorry.
5:30 reservation for a party of 9 on September 3, 2017
My son came to visit from out of town and the Precinct was recommended for the best steak in town. For the $$$ I was not impressed. We had a couple vegetarians in our party and the dish they were served was overpriced and bland. My son said the Porterhouse was "OK" although his girlfriend ordered the burger and gave it rave reviews. The decor was outdated, clunky and the atmosphere was depressing. Service was average and the table next to us made rude remarks about vegetarians coming to a steakhouse. Must say I would not go back.
I think the food was very overrated. I ordered my steak medium well and it was served to me with a very hot pink center. The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were extremely tough and the mashed potatoes tasted like instant mashed potatoes. Service was not bad but not exceptional.
Food was fantastic, as expected. Petite Filet was cooked perfectly, the brussel sprouts are now one of my favorite and the mac & cheese was a great adult version and deserves the awards it has received. The staff was super friendly as well as management. We were surprised from the manager with a special gift.
The food and service was awesome as always. The staff took very good care of us and the food was prepared just the way we wanted it. It is a shame that the Precinct has lowered their dress code standards. It's also a wonder that people would wear jeans and gym shoes to a $200 dinner.
I would have given 5 stars for overall, but we were seated at a very small awkward shaped booth that is suitable for two people. We had four in our party, two of which are elderly. When we asked to move, the young hostess was less than accommodating. It was 5:00 p.m. on a Sunday and the restaurant was virtually empty. We asked for a specific table and she said, "No, it's reserved." The table remained empty the entire time we were there. The food was outstanding and service excellent. However, the hostess put a damper on the dining experience.
Fantastic meal (5 star)... My girlfriend received a free meal for graduating from The University Of Cincinnati... Thank goodness or we would have never known about The Precinct...! The Collinsworth was worth the hour drive and we will be again (once a month or so)... Our waiter Cory was fantastic as well... We'll see you again... Thank you for a wonderful evening...!
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