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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
We had a wonderful evening celebrating my husband's birthday. The Filet Mignon was perfectly prepared and the delicious Dover Sole was filleted table-side. Our salads & side dishes were perfect complements to the meal.
Most of all, one can't forget to mention that our service was outstanding. We always look forward to great service but "Hoagie" makes you enjoy the evening all the more.
The Precinct never disappoints. Food quality is outstanding and steaks are cooked to the temp you order. Service, from the personable, inviting host staff, to the accommodating, prompt and friendly bar staff, to the dining room staff, which is there when you need them yet not obtrusive, is spectacular. You get what you pay for and The Precinct is worth it.
My boyfriend and our close friend had never been to a Ruby restaurant, so I took them here for my boyfriend's birthday. Everything was delicious as it always is and we had a great time. We had our leftovers boxed up to go, and one of the steaks was accidentally left out of the bag. I sent a message around 9:30 (after the restaurant was closed) just notifying someone and not requesting any specific action. 10 minutes later, a manager called and said he was checking emails and noticed my message, found the steak in the kitchen and asked if he could drop it off to my house. I didn't want to put him out but he absolutely insisted. Within an hour or so he was on my doorstep with the steak AND a piece of cake for the trouble. THIS is why I insist on a Ruby restaurant for special occasions. People who haven't been will hem and haw and say 'oh how much better could it be' than a regular steakhouse-- that is how much better. Consistent, impeccable, efficient service, food, and customer service. My boyfriend is now insisting on The Precinct every year for his birthday-- I've created a monster. :)
Everyone at The Precinct made our 30th Anniversary special...from the hostesses to the manager. The steaks were outstanding as well as the garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato and Freddie salads. To help us celebrate our anniversary even better, we were served a complimentary piece of cheesecake. That is hands down the best cheesecake we have ever tasted. Thank you for making our night special!!
I went to The Precinct in a Rolls-Royce limousine with my wife in 1987 for our 10th anniversary. We loved it. She died last November, so I took a companion in her honor.
My companion said it was the best filet she had ever had. I enjoyed the huge Bloody Mary, the Collinsworth filet, and the creme brulee.
I will not wait another 30 years to go again.
Actually took my seven-year-old to the Precinct to celebrate his excellent grades for past school year. Had not been to the restaurant in about 13 years, so I wasn't sure what to expect. We had a fantastic experience, our waiter was excellent and gave personal attention to my son. The big reason for going was the steak and we were not disappointed. The last time I had a steak this good was, well, 13 years ago. No kid's menu, which I didn't expect, but they split everything we ordered. A nice difference between this restaurant and some of the other high end steakhouses is that you receive salad and a side with your steak.
From start to finish, a great dining experience-you will not be disappointed!
Wonderful as always. We have been celebrating my birthday here for many years,and it is always great. Being a creature of habit, I have never ordered any entree besides Steak Collinsworth. The steak is alway perfect and the sauces are both wonderful. My husband goes for the A. J. Green. Between the two of us, we easily have another meal at home. Shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, truffled creamed corn and carrot cake to round out the meal. Except for the shrimp, some of each made it home.
This time I tried a CJ Spritz cocktail and was pleased that it was not too sweet. Very good start with the great bread and truffle butter. Our Justin Justification was definitely justified (sorry, had to say it.)
Our server, Sue, was spot on at all times. She was very knowledgeable about the wine selections, and recognized that I would be taking home a large Precinct bag.
An added treat, we were next to the captain's table and had fun watching the many preparations of Bananas Foster before we watched my husband's being prepared.
All staff was very friendly, professional, and efficient.
I thought it was very reasonably priced and offered great value. The steaks come with your choice of potato and salad, which is a deal considering the quality of food. Everything was amazing, and by amazing, I mean - some of the best I have ever had in my life! I always put off trying this place because I was afraid of what the price tag would be.. It ran us about $100 a person and we both ordered a large steak, cocktails, steak accompaniments and a side to share. I think now we will be back for every birthday/anniversary. It was that good!! I don't think we'll ever want to go anywhere else!
Jeff Ruby truly has the best steaks anywhere. Fresh bread was delicious, sides were amazing. Freddie salad even was a winner. Paired with a good glass of wine and you have the ultimate dining experience. The ambience is neat, and the stafff is knowledgeable and attentive!
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