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
Service was great. Steaks not up par. ...
Service was great. Steaks not up par. Took my boy for Xavier family wknd with his mom and two brothers from out of state. My boy's told me dad's made better steaks @ home, over charred and lack off flavor. $600 down the drain, should have bought our own calf and prepared @ home.
A great dining experience outside the ci ...
A great dining experience outside the city core with the best in steaks under the proprietorship of Jeff Ruby. Atmosphere is casual to dressy and is a place to "dine" not just eat. This is dining with class the way it used to be. Take the time and enjoy the experience.
We were celebrating our anniversary and ...
We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to go someplace special. They sat us at a table adjacent to another couple even though there were open tables on our other side where we could possibly have had a more private conversation. My wife asked for her salad to go; she was planning on having it for lunch the next day but when we were halfway home we realized the waiter forgot to give it to us. The waiter was chatty with the adjacent couple and asked them if they were celebrating a special occasion. When they said it was there anniversary, they were provided complimentary dessert. The waiter never asked us if we were celebrating anything. Not to sound like a whiner, but we felt we were not treated very well.
That being said, the steaks were excellent. All in all, next time we want to go someplace special, it will be somewhere else where the service is more friendly and the seating less crowded. We did not feel this was worth the money.
The food was absolutely delicious, one o ...
The food was absolutely delicious, one of the best steaks I've ever had. Great value for the price as it includes a salad and starch as most fine dining restaurants do not. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu but I wish he would've paid more attention to our table with refilling drinks, etc. great atmosphere and excellent show if you order desert!
Energy and perfect food. Wagyu was deli ...
Energy and perfect food. Wagyu was delicious. My only recommendation is if you prefer less savory or salty beef you tell them. I however LOVED mine. Sides were delicious and plentiful. Try the table side Fettuccine for appetizer. Way more than enough for two. We split ours 4-ways.
Christophe took very, very good care of us. Always a pleasure.
Absolutely a must for fine dining enthus ...
Absolutely a must for fine dining enthusiasts! Well worth the prices paid! The food was excellent. Entrees prepared exactly how you order it, with excellent side items. You'll understand why Jeff Ruby calls it "culinary entertainment"!
We are marking this birthday dinner cele ...
We are marking this birthday dinner celebration to one of the top ten restaurants we have been to. We dine out 2-3nights a week and usually one really nice dinner. We do limit steak dinner to special occasions and it is quite pricey to go to the precinct often but everything about it was awesome. The steaks were delicious, oysters were succulent and the atmosphere and vibe fascinating. Whenever in Cincinnati, you have to try this place....
The food was amazing, as always! But wha ...
The food was amazing, as always! But what really impressed me was the wait staff. We had our 18 month son there for my mother's birthday, and they went out of their way to make it as enjoyable as possible. Everyone was so friendly! They brought us fruit and crackers to keep him happy. I'm always happy when I go to The Precinct, but this trip was the best I've ever had!
Went for restaurant week. Seemed like th ...
Went for restaurant week. Seemed like they wanted to give you lesser quality food because of it, so we were extremely disappointed. Salad wilted and overdressed, filet throwaway cut, asparagus (additional $12.75) undercooked, mashed potatoes flavorless, chocolate cake like Sara Lee from freezer. We will not be back. Service and staff were wonderful so no complaints there, but for $110.00 I expected so much more.
We had an excellent dinner here. I had a ...
We had an excellent dinner here. I had a petite filet mignon, my husband had lobster tail and my son had a bone-in filet mignon. The entrees were cooked to perfection and the sauces were superb. The bone-in filet was very expensive. I felt the boneless was just as good at a more affordable price. Not worth the extra money. The salad and garlic mashed potatoes that came with the meal were very good. We ordered a side of mac and cheese that was the best I ever had. Dessert was excellent as well. Most drinks were $10 each.
My wife and I returned here for her birt ...
My wife and I returned here for her birthday and once again, we were not disappointed. The food is absolutely fantastic. We like it even better than Jeff Ruby's downtown.....although it's harder to get into the Precinct because the venue is so much smaller. We abandoned Morton's several years ago for Jeff Ruby's restaurants because the food quality is so much better, and the service is without parallel.
It was our anniversary and they took our ...
It was our anniversary and they took our picture when we got there. We had an amazing meal with a piece of complimentary cheesecake for our anniversary and they printed out the picture to present to us. It was an all around great overall experience!
We went for our Anniversary, and all our ...
We went for our Anniversary, and all our expectations were met or exceeded. The steaks were excellent, cooked to perfection, the atmosphere was ideal, and the service was very good. We would recommend for special occasions for sure.
My wife and I have enjoyed the food/atmo ...
My wife and I have enjoyed the food/atmosphere at the Precinct for many years. This year (Sept/2016) just as enjoyable. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, the salad was great, and we both enjoyed sharing the complimentary piece of cheesecake.
Everything was wonderful from the Freddi ...
Everything was wonderful from the Freddie salads, perfectly cooked steaks, to the cheesecake. We loved learning the history of the restaurant and the owner Jeff Ruby- the service was amazing and extremely helpful with suggestions.
This was a very special occasion for my ...
This was a very special occasion for my family to celebrate together. The Precinct made this an absolutely FANTASTIC experience. They were even very accommodating for our appointment as we were 15 minutes late because of traffic.
Loud boisterous individual at the table ...
Loud boisterous individual at the table next to us. We were celebrating our anniversary and he took away from the occasion being loud and using profanity profusely. Other than that the service was great, the food was great.
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