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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
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 a wonderful night out with my husband thank you precinct for hitting it out of the park with little touches that made our evening so special when you have three kids this doesn't happen all the time so having top right service is something that goes down as a must-have when we have our nights out together and the food was excellent as always .
Consistently great steaks. I particularly love the Collinsworth (bernaise, bordelaise, asparagus, crab meat). Not inexpensive, but a reasonable value with the potato and salad included. Also excellent, friendly service. End the meal with their great bananas Foster.
Wonderful service and the food was amazing. Easily the BEST steak I've ever had -- and the only cheesecake I've ever eaten that didn't have crust that I loved. Thank you so much! You guys made our anniversary very special. The photo the hostess takes is also a really sweet touch!
The Precinct is our go-to for special occasions, specifically if we want to celebrate with a great steak. The service is unlike anywhere I've dined. The staff are so helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and there to cater to your every need. I would certainly recommend it.
Way over priced. Decent steak but not great. Showed up for our reservation and the reception girls talked among themselves and made us wait five minutes until they decided to pick up menus and walk us to our table. There are a lot of places that I would chose over the Precinct for a nice steak dinner. Very expensive for a mediocre experience.
We went there for our 33rd Anniversary. Our 1st time. We were treated like we was the only ones there. Got seated at out table right away, our server was very informative on all the food. We never had to ask for anything. You don't wait long for your dinner. They even gave us a complimentary slice of New York Cheesecake for our Anniversary. I've been a baker for over 50 years, everything from scratch to. That Cheesecake was like I was eating mine. And, that's saying something.
Went for my son's 28th birthday. I requested a special table by the window and they seated us there. They asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and I told them yes. They asked if we wanted a photo taken and we did.
Then we were seated and our waiter took our drink order. Our drinks arrived quickly. He then took the rest of our order. The salad and bread came out quickly. We never got the appetizer that we ordered and it took our main entree s quite a while to get delivered to the table. After dinner we ordered coffee and dessert. It took quite a while to get coffee and we were finished with our coffee before the carrot cake made it to our table.
The food was excellent, but the server definitely needs to be more focused on his job.
The Precinct is a classic steakhouse; incredible food, outstanding wine list and professional and attentive service. Our server Sue was perhaps the best I have ever met. She has been with The Precinct 19 years which alone is testimony to her expertise. Her easy demeanor and engaging personality made the evening special.
I am a regular at Jeff Ruby's steak houses and this one was truly a great experience for us all. We went to The Precinct for a business dinner and had a private dining room. We received a great service, fantastic seafood and mouthwatering steaks.
It was truly an enjoyable experience.
Ok experience. Very pricey. Do not believe it quite lives up to the hype. Bar needs more seating for those who just want to have a drink. I had to stand when waiting for table because they even serve meals at the bar. If I'm going to pay $11 for a bourbon and $200 for two to dine, I expect a place to sit while I'm waiting.
Jordan was our server and seemed to place the majority of his focus on the 2 6-top tables that we were seated near us. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were made from instant. As always though, the steak was out of this world. I only wish it was enough to overlook the glaring lack of care that we received from our server.
This was our first trip to the Precinct for my wife's birthday. We had tried previous on short notice and its next to impossible to get reservations on short notice. The building itself was a step back in time and the waiters/servers/hostess were TOP notch and very friendly and accommodating. I tipped 25% because they earned it and not many places can you find this type of service. I would recommend calling on reservation at least 4 to 6 weeks in advanced to get the time you want.
As always, the Precinct, like all Jack Ruby restaurants, do what they do perfectly, steaks and additions are cooked to perfection. Appetizers, drinks, sides, and salads are as good as it gets. Tried steaks all over the US, and none are better, including some places that are more famous. If you love Gibsons in Chicago, you'll love the Precinct.
My wife and I wanted to celebrate birthdays of two family members in a special way and the Precinct certainly made that happen. We were seated in a cozy corner conducive to quiet conversation. Our server, Kris, was wonderful and was especially attentive to our family guests. The food was superb, as we have come to expect from our numerous previous visits. The manager topped off our celebration by arranging for complimentary birthday cheesecake complete with candle for our family guests. Our entire party thoroughly enjoyed the evening experience with Precinct.
While the ambiance and service was outstanding, I was disappointed with the food overall. This was my fourth Jeff Ruby's experience, however my first time at the Precinct. My medium steak was cooked to a solid medium-well, and the mashed potatoes with the meal were pasty. The plating was also messy. My father, and sister-in-law's steak was also over on the cook. It feels odd to have complaints over a perfectly lovely and tasty meal, but it was certainly not the Jeff Ruby's quality I was expecting. There were no specials or seasonal items which was disappointing as well. My family and I had been planning this evening since December. I wish we would have all left a bit more excited about our experience.
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