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, 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 never fails to disappoint. ...
The Precinct never fails to disappoint. Our server, Anthony, was very attentive, listened to our conversation, then asked my son, by name, what he wanted to order. The manager, Michael, was incredibly friendly and engaging, and stopped by the table on several occasions. The food was outstanding, as usual, and the menu was recently updated. Both my husband and I opted for the blackened sea scallop topper for our filets. I personally wish these were offered as an entree. The balance of flavor between the sweetness of the scallops, and the blackened spiciness was perfect. For us, it's a bit of a drive to get there, but always well worth it.
Steaks were all spicy. We all scraped th ...
Steaks were all spicy. We all scraped the spices off. Mine was not good the steak tasted like lighter fluid! I noticed my wife did not finish her steak portion either. After dinner I asked her and she said it didn't seem to taste right .I took a few bites and stopped eating it. Plus everyone at the table said the mash potatoes were cold and tasted like instant mashed potatoes. I'm sure they weren't but they were not as good as I remember them in the past. Seems like prices have increased and quality has decreased. The service did not seem to be on par either. The server seemed not as quick and didn't check on the table much. I understand now why friends are going else where. On a good note the banana foster was delicious!
Food and service was good. It is the per ...
Food and service was good. It is the perfect place to be for a Birthday or Anniversary meal. We were there for a Birthday celebration and had told our server when asked. Friends had told us they received a complimentary Birthday dessert when they visited. Unfortunately we were not offered one.
This restaurant is outstanding. The food ...
This restaurant is outstanding. The food, service, and ambiance could not be better. The Precinct does things with a little more thought than the average restaurant. Steak Collinsworth (medium rare)- FANTASTIC!! Be prepared to spend some money. It is not inexpensive. My wife and I are planning to make this restaurant a place to go for a special occasion. None better!!
We always have a nice time dinning in a ...
We always have a nice time dinning in a Ruby restaurant. The Precinct has become one of our favorite restaurants. With this new menu launch we will have to make it back even more. We really appreciated the complementary items and we had great service from a young man who has worked with the company for a long time.
I ordered the Shrimp appetizer which has ...
I ordered the Shrimp appetizer which has 3 shrimp and the waitress didn't ask if it was just for me or recommend getting 1 additional shrimp to make it 4 (2 per person). When she brought it out, she brought 6 of them in 1 dish and served them to us. I've never seen that before - however, I thought maybe they changed something so nothing was said and they were good. When served our food, there were onion straws in a separate dish so I assumed it came with "his" meal - I found that neither of us ordered them, nor did we eat them. He paid the bill and after we left he made a comment that it was $42 for the shrimp which then told me she brought 2 orders of shrimp. The waitress didn't ask, didn't question or clarify since there were only 3 in a serving if that was sufficient or if we wanted 2 orders. I've eaten there many times and this was his first visit. Overall, the staff, food and experience was great, however, I believe he paid for food that wasn't ordered and don't believe he will request to go back.
Excellent food, service and location. On ...
Excellent food, service and location. One of the best restaurants I have visited. Would definitely come back and refer family and friends. Atmosphere was great, quiet and relaxing. Service was outstanding. Steaks were to die for. Thank you Precinct for making my date night memorable
We had a great experience at the Precinc ...
We had a great experience at the Precinct. The food is expensive but lives up to their reputation. My steak was cooked a perfect medium and you got large portions of sides which were also delicious. The waiter was very attentive without hovering and was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. We did not feel rushed and the décor is very inviting and cozy.
Amazing meal and service! First time fo ...
Amazing meal and service! First time for our kids 12 and 15. A wonderful surprise was the Brussels sprout dish! Loved tasting our wine before ordering. Only negative were the seat cushions were particularly worn and I felt like I was sinking in my chair throughout the night. However, first rate service and delicious meal all around.
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