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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
We've eaten at the Princint before but it's been a while since we've been there. This was a terrible evening. The service was excellent BUT our food was barely warm, one of the steaks was full of gristle & the size of the sides was pathetic for the price they were charging. It cost us $350 for 4 people for a meal that was not worth this price. We will not be back.
This was not the best Precinct experience. It started fine. The service was a bit off - much slower than in our past experiences. I had the steak Collinsworth (Thanks for lending your name, Chris.) which was as delicious as ever. All of the food was fabulous. Then... I paid the bill. The waiter took our gift card and credit card. He returned to ask if we had not already used our gift card (had not). Then the manager came and said it had been previously used at a different Ruby restaurant (which we have never been to). The shortened version - I produced proof of purchase and the accounting staff was able to resolve the issue - 2 days later. They were all very cordial, but somehow they had sent me an unloaded gift card. Mistakes happen.
The steaks are fantastic - I'm sure we'll be back for another big occasion soon.
My wife and I had a reservation for our 25th wedding anniversary. We we greeted warmly and seated within 5 minutes of our arrival, considering we were 20 minutes early that was awesome. However I felt the dinning area was too dark and many people were grossly under dressed. Literally saw 4 men wearing t shirts and one girl in yoga pants, not quite what I would call "business casual". One guest was very memorable with the way I could hear her drunkenly cursing and generally being loud and boisterous, basically ruining any smidgen of ambiance. The food was ok, the server was polite, valets were professional but the honest truth is I left disappointed and will not return. There is a certain expectation I have when I spend the same amount of money for a steak dinner with my wife as I do for a weeks worth of groceries. Needless to say that expectation was not met .
My family was in town from South Carolina and they had never been before. They all were blown away by every aspect of the restaurant. My father said it was a once in a lifetime greatest dining experience he has ever had. The food was spectacular and our server was hands down the best server I can ever remember having for fine dining service.
Anniversary dinner. Food and service were exceptional (as usual). My only comment would be that it might be time for an interior renovation. The wall-size mirrors date the dining room to the 1980's and don't reflect the amazing quality of the food. We still love this place and will definitely return. The service and food is light years above the newer "competition" in the region.
I've dined here once before and enjoyed it . Been to Carlo and Johnnys several times ...This time however I felt crammed into our table , the filets were way way over seasoned and for some reason the mirrors added a sense of classlessness that I hadn't noticed last time around . Will probably stick to Eddie Marlots or Chart House for this type of dining experience.
A lovely evening once again. Excellent food and service as always. David was a great waiter who was able to answer our questions and converse without being intrusive. He was well supported by Onah who was equally attentive to our table. The Precinct is he top of the line in every way!
The service was not as great as we had heard. The service was very slow. We had a reservation for 745 and didn't get sat until almost 830. We then did not get a drink or food ordered for another almost 30 minutes. I would go again. But plan to be there earlier and have the whole evening to spend there.
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