About The Precinct
Cincinnati, OH 45226
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
The Precinct has taken a nose dive in th ...
The Precinct has taken a nose dive in the last year or 2. Have dined here frequently over the past few decades and my most recent experience was disappointing. Salad was too wet with dressing. The sides were not as good as years past. Our server could not handle her station and seemed overwhelmed. Plus, she overcharged for alcoholic beverages that we had. We brought this to her attention and she seemed even more irritated and annoyed. Finally, after a very lengthy wait - a manager rectified the overcharge on our bill and we were able to pay. On the plus side; our steaks were cooked as requested and came out hot and the Hostesses were very friendly and efficient. The Precinct needs some lovin'. Seems to have lost it's MoJo to Jeff Ruby's Downtown & Carlo & Johnny's where the food and service are far superior.
My daughter and I were celebrating her h ...
My daughter and I were celebrating her her recent awards. Arrived early for our reservation , so that we could have a drink at the bar. Very noisy and crowded. Nowhere to stand or talk. Not enjoyable way to start evening of celebration. Should have gone to Hotel Cocington bar for drinks first.
Then, we were seated right next to the private Jeff Ruby Room, which was not occupied when were we seated at 8:30pm. But during dinner staff was removing chairs and moving them right next to our small table with even smallerr corridor. This went on for sometime. Very annoying and definitely affected dining experience. I don't want to watch dining staff move chairs and furniture for at least 20 minutes while I dine. Very disappointing. Jeff Ruby needs to take a message from Disney as to what stays behind "stage". Never even received apology from staff.
Have not been to the Precinct for years. ...
Have not been to the Precinct for years. The steaks just were not as good as I remembered. Value is not there for what you get. Much prefer many of the newer and more interesting restaurants in town. Salads were overdressed. I expect relaxed dining here, but wait between salads and main course was forever. Took our son the carnivore in the family before heading back to college, and his comment was that he had enjoyed steaks at Bonefish more than this one.
Always a fabulous meal and overall exper ...
Always a fabulous meal and overall experience. Brian, the captain, was most helpful with wine selection and referenced the recommended from November when we spoke about how much we enjoyed the wine on that visit. Our waiter was not as attentive as is usuallly the case. He had a party of eight at the next table and seemed a bit overwhelmed with them and us arriving at the same time.
Excellent service from Sue. We were cel ...
Excellent service from Sue. We were celebrating the wife's birthday and she was treated very well. Wagyu beef was wonderful choice and the kid loved his Alaskan King crab. Expect to bring out the wallet though, because the prices are a bit steep.
We made reservations for dinner at the P ...
We made reservations for dinner at the Precinct my daughter had recently graduated from Miami Oxford so we wanted to do something nice for her and the Precinct did not fall short of spectacular! Our server, John was very helpful in describing menu items and was just super friendly. We all had "The Lachey" we all agreed it was the best steak ever and that cream corn with truffles was amazing. The crab cake and scallops for appetizers were great. The food and the service was awesome and we will be back for sure. Thanks to all the rest of the staff for making a special night really special.
This was our third visit to the Precinct ...
This was our third visit to the Precinct and unfortunately our steaks were not good. We had the The Lachey dry aged bone-in ribeye and it came out chard (black) and had a very sweet taste to it like someone dumped sugar on it. We are not the type to complain due to our service being outstanding however we probably will not be back anytime soon. I have had better steaks and for the price it was very disappointing.
We were celebrating our wedding annivers ...
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary...the atmosphere was fantastic, with great service and outstanding food. The wait staff, servers and attendants were fantastic particularly Sue. The experience was great and we felt like we were dining with old friends....it is an experience we will remember until the next time.....which I hope is soon.
After moving away from Cincinnati a few ...
After moving away from Cincinnati a few years ago, a return visit prompted us to try The Precinct again since it had been a family favorite. Happily, Jeff Ruby has sustained the high standards of his original steakhouse. Despite being full, the clubby atmosphere kept the noise to a moderate level. The menu continued to offer a broad choice of meat and seafood options (but where's the amazing veal chop?). And as before, the meats are absolutely superb, well aged and cooked with precision. Salads and sides never steal the show from the meat, but are also well executed. And that carrot cake! Put all that together with a server who paced our meal to suit us and not him or the kitchen made for as perfect a dinner as one could ask for. Thanks, Jeff!
Great food, great service as always. Ou ...
Great food, great service as always. Our waiter Brian was awesome. This is the best steakhouse in Cincinnati. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want to enjoy an excellent steak.
We were celebrating my husband's birthday and had a party of 5. Plan to dine again soon!
We love The Precinct. The steaks are fab ...
We love The Precinct. The steaks are fabulous. We also enjoy the atmosphere of the historic police station. Only negative is that you are seated relatively close to other parties due to limited space. On this particular night there was a large group at the front of the restaurant that had several very loud outbursts, but other than that, the atmosphere was charming, as usual.
The Steak Collinsworth is my favorite, the garlic mashed potatoes were great, as well as the Greek salad. We had two appetizers...the crab cake and the polenta balls. Both were very good. Service was good as well. Friendly and informative staff. I highly recommend The Precinct.
I requested a bar table in my reservatio ...
I requested a bar table in my reservation. But when the employee called to confirm the reservation, she stated they could not honor a request for a bar seat. However, when we arrived, Brandon accommodated the request without us even mentioning it. Bar seating was perfect.
If you are looking for a premium steak h ...
If you are looking for a premium steak house experience, this is the place. The beef and sides are exceptional and the service is attentive. If you are looking for a more creative dining experience with a variety of choices, go to Boca. Jean Robert's restaurants, The Palace or Nicola's where you will probably spend less and have an amazing meal.
Dinner and service was excellent. I was ...
Dinner and service was excellent. I was disappointed in the corner table we were given, could barely squeeze in it and the outside wall made the temperature very chilly for us. Skipped desert and coffee. Reservations were made well in advance so not sure why we got such a bad table
Although very pricey their steaks are th ...
Although very pricey their steaks are the best ever. Be nice if they also offered some wine bites in the $50 range. only a few under $100 and know in the brands they were naked up substantially.
Still had a great and memorable time, only go there twice or three times a year do to cost.
Paul our server was fantastic, food was ...
Paul our server was fantastic, food was amazing! Next time I'll ask to be seated near the private dining area, not in the middle of main dining area. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we had drunk lady with her loud family on one side and "Mr. Complain my steak wasn't cooked properly" on the other side. It became great people watching rather than the romantic dinner I was going for, considering we were in town from Kansas City for the holiday.
Overall, we love this place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great dinner, or if your looking to celebrate with your love!
I booked this and purchased a gift card ...
I booked this and purchased a gift card for my grandparents' anniversary as they had wanted to go there since the restaurant was built. They both sobbed because of how nice it was inside. They said that each but was more amazing than the last and even brought home the most delicious leftovers that I've ever tasted!
Best Precinct experience yet. Waiter wa ...
Best Precinct experience yet. Waiter was super and ,when issue with extra charge on bill, manager handled very well and we appreciated his personality. Though we can only afford such a splurge to celebrate our anniversary every other year, we will definitely continue this 23 yeasr tradition!
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