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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
Date night at The Precinct was a success. The Luke was absolutely perfect. The Frankie salad was so good and fresh and the ranch blows other ranch style dressings out of the salad bar. The mushroom and truffle butter for the bread was to die for. I had a glass of Meiomi pinot nor that was so smooth, we purchased a bottle later on. He had a craft IPA and I personally don't like the bitterness of an IPA but this one was nice and fruity and light. Our baked potatoes were so soft I thought for sure they mashed the insides somehow without breaking the skin. We ordered 3 desserts to go: creme brulee , chocolate cake with orange glaze(that should be illegal!) and the cheesecake. Save the brulee for eating there to get the crunchy sugar topping. Overall, my date and I were super pleased and happy!!
We had an interesting experience at The Precinct. We're Cincinnati natives but this was our first time dining at the Precinct. We were celebrating my husband's promotion. Overall our experience was ok - we were seated at a 4 seat table and I felt like I was hanging out in the walkway and was bumped by everyone walking by. The food was just OK. We each had a salad, I had a crab cake and my husband had the Father Michael Graham strip. At the end of our meal a manager came over (Michael), asked if we were celebrating anything... when we explained the occasion he offered to buy us each a dessert on the house. We were pretty stuffed but thought it would be nice to split one dessert. After ordering the chocolate torte our waitress told us we HAVE to get try the ice scream, so we obliged her. Upon receiving the bill we were surprised to see both desserts on our bill. Plus, multiple charges we didn't anticipate. For instance, when my husband ordered his entree the waitress explained that the Caesar, and Freddie are included, but the wedge salad was an up-charge. Well we were charged for the Caesar. After spending 2 1/2 hours there and dropping $180 (before tip) on a meal we weren't thrilled with - we didn't want to ask Sue (our waitress) about the added items, we were ready to leave. We had a great evening regardless - it just wasn't what we expected. Unfortunately- we won't be coming back to the Precinct.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone at the Precinct that made my fiancées birthday celebration memorable. We were greeted when we arrived by two friendly faces, got the feeling they were happy to see us. We were seated immediately in the main dining room and presented black napkins, such a nice touch considering our black attire. Our Server, Jordan B, was outstanding! We had the impression that he really enjoys what he does, hints he never stopped smiling:). Also his menu and wine knowledge were spot on, and he guided us through every part of the menu. We ordered the Scallop Appetizer first. The Scallops were cooked perfectly, and the grits on the plate were creamy and savory. The hidden gem on this dish was the Brussel Sprout Slaw. Wow, the acidity was perfect balance with the Scallops and grits. The salads and side dishes were no afterthought either. The salads were generous and crisp, the sides were hot and decadent, you must try the Mac n Cheese. We both ordered the Collinsworth style steak. Amazing! The toppings were fantastic, but the stars of the show were the steaks! Tender, rich, and flavorful, and the best steaks we have ever eaten. The food and service are the best we've experienced in any restaurant, but the most important dynamic was the way the Precinct team made us feel, like a King and Queen. Great job!
I took my husband to dinner for his birthday and really enjoyed the Precinct atmosphere! The bar was nice and drinks were delicious. The food was fantastic and perfectly cooked. We usually go to the 7th street steakhouse, but Precinct will be an option for us now as well. Thanks!
My first visit to The Precinct was for our special anniversary. We were seated in the main dining room at a table for two against the side wall, with a bench seat on one side and an aisle seat opposite. My fiancé's complaint was that there were so many people bumping into the back of her chair as they passed by. These were patrons, servers and the hostess. She was distracted by the repeated jarring.
Our server David was prompt, very courteous and friendly and offered a guided tour of the restaurant after we finished eating dinner. The Mini Filet and the Steak Collinsworth were prepared perfectly as ordered. The wine and Old Fashioned were excellent. Our experience with the Jeff Ruby Culinary Experience is to be remembered fondly!
Every time we go to the Precinct the service is wonderful. They waiters are nice and so friendly. Any questions we may have they have an answer.
Willing to go above and beyond.
By far the best steak I have ever had.
Their cheesecake is amazing its very light, even if your full from your food you will make room for it!
We have never been disappointed at any of the Jeff Ruby restaurants! We already have extremely high expectations & they continue to set the bar so high that I can't anyone ever coming near them! The Precinct is my favorite of them all! We celebrated my beautiful wife Maria's birthday last night! Food is always the best & then there's the service level which is off the charts! We always feel like a priority & VIP's! Such professionalism & outstanding service in a time it's hard to come by in any industry today! Well done as always!!!
Steak was prepared to a perfect medium, however not worth $57.00. I was excited about getting downtown the Precinct, however, the Environment was grosly overrated. Jeff walked around the dining room in his pin strips. So I guess that was worth an additional $20 a plate? I know being in Cinci you are supposed to bow down to all local fare, but I wasn't overly impressed. Unfortunatly for me, I have actually left Cinci, and experienced St. Elmo's in Indy or a number of Sreakhouses out west.
Fantastic meal. My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary. I got the AJ Green and she got the petite lily. The steaks were cooked to perfection and easily the best steak either of us had. The Mac and cheese was good, service was top notch. The only reason I gave service 4 stars is because the waiter had an assistant who bagged our leftovers but forgot the starter salad we asked the waiter to have to go rather than with the meal. Sounds like they didn't communicate that to each other, Not a big deal but had to include it.
Definitely a better experience than the last time we were there. I still wish they could find the perfect balance between too attentive and not attentive enough. Regardless we had a superb evening. Steak was absolutely perfect per usual. I highly recommend the precinct for the food and the experience.
Went to celebrate 2 birthdays- my husband's and mine! As soon as we walked in, they offered to take our picture to remember this dinner/birthday. We were glad to have it taken. The waiter was so friendly and accommodating. If we hesitated on what to order, he was quick with pertinent suggestions. Then, after our meal, he brought out a piece of cheesecake with 2 birthday candles! Totally delicious and unexpected. Great time!
First time at the Precinct and well worth it. Service was the most standout to me, but the food was phenomenal. Surprisingly different and good cheesecake and carrot cake that put it to shame.
Side order of sweet potatoes which were the absolute best thing we had was dropped in the kitchen and had to be remade was late coming out, the manager apologized and took it off our bill and gave us a dessert as well.
Wonderful service, great food. Very happy.
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