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/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
A unique restaurant with consistently to ...
A unique restaurant with consistently top notch food and service. Raw bar is superb and Jeff Ruby steaks are outstanding. The service might be just very good some nights; but, the staff is always very friendly and accommodating.
Good bar to wait for your table, good drinks and a good wine list. Great ambiance and the noise level allows you to have a conversation at the table.
Have never had a bad experience here.
We've been there for our farewell party. ...
We've been there for our farewell party. Perfect as always. We've tried Jeff Ruby's Downtown Cincinnati as well as Carlo & Johhny. It doesn't matter. Jeff Ruby will not let you down. Guaranteed. Looking forward to come back...
The food was excellent. We all had stea ...
The food was excellent. We all had steaks and they were all perfect. The Freddie salad is the best. We had selections from the raw bar for an appetizer and everything was delicious especially the king crab legs. The waiter was good. Not as attentive as we have had in the past.
The sommelier was really annoying. He was patronizing and slow. Glasses would get empty and we would wait for a while and then one of us would start filling them and he would rush over and tell us we shouldn't be filling them. The waiter got us the second bottle. Also, the sommelier was patronizing which I can't stand. He had a french accent and my impression was that he thought he was better than this restaurant. Hopefully he finds somewhere else to work.
My first time visiting and I was blown a ...
My first time visiting and I was blown away. I've dined at some of the best of the best in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City and The Precinct is right up there. Everything was top-notch. From the minute we walked in to the lobby until we walked out, the service was impeccable. The overall ambiance of the entire place gives it a unique and fun vibe, you can feel comfortable in business casual to professional dress. Again, the service is amazing. The food was fantastic and the steak was one of the best I've ever had. Now that I live in the Cincinnati area, I will absolutely return and make The Precinct one of my regular stops. Thanks for providing an outstanding experience and an incredible meal. I will return again!
Excellent steaks. We did have a vegetari ...
Excellent steaks. We did have a vegetarian in our party of four and the dinner options for her were very limited. A member of our party asked for lemon for their water and one of the pieces of lemon was moldy. There were no bread/rolls offered. Ricotta doughnuts were excellent. We were celebrating a birthday and the waiter brought a free dessert for the person celebrating their birthday.
The food and service as good. I was actu ...
The food and service as good. I was actually expecting a bit more from the experience. Sadly our food took way too long to arrive. It was our first anniversary dinner and I would have liked to fit more into the night, but dinner simply took too long.
I've heard about the steaks at The Previ ...
I've heard about the steaks at The Previnct for years. My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary that night. It wasn't hype. Best steak I've ever eaten. My wife agreed.
Our server, John, was great and recommended a fantastic wine. Everyone was attentive but not overly so.
We can't wait for our next trip to this Cincinnati favorite.
As usual, simply flawless..from the supe ...
As usual, simply flawless..from the superbly crafted Bullitt Rye Manhattan, to the perfectly cooked filet..and wonderfully fluffy baked potato...the experience was exquisite. I would expect no less from Brandon and his staff.
The food was absolutely fantastic. My hu ...
The food was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I both had the small filet with maytag blue cheese, he also had the lobster and we both had Freddie salads. The food is out-of-this- world good. The drinks were also fantastic. Our server was Sue and she was phenomenal. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Perfect for dates or special occasions!!!
The Precinct consistently delivers on ou ...
The Precinct consistently delivers on outstanding food, wines and deserts. A very enjoyable spot for a business dinner or special occasions with my friends or family. Our steaks were fantastic and cooked to order and desserts did not disappoint especially the carrot cake. The only con would be the dining areas are looking a bit shop worn and need a bit of updating. This is a great place to dine when out on the town and still one of my favorite spots.
The Precinct is a premier restaurant wit ...
The Precinct is a premier restaurant with impeccable food and was great destination for recruiting dinner. Service was a bit "over the top" as I dont think they read their customers well at our table. We were going to have a nice dinner and spend money--continually suggesting only the most expensive items is not the best way to a good tip.
Stop here on a business trip and what a ...
Stop here on a business trip and what a great decision... Place is at a great location, building has a character to it (was built back in 1861?). And most importantly, food was amazing. The stake were cooked to perfection and have to say, salad were amazing. Definitively a place to go back.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.