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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
+1 513-321-5454
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“freddie salad” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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11 - 20 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Upscale restaurant with the most delicious steak I think I've ever eaten. I never liked asparagus till I had it here either. Somehow they manage to make that taste delicious too!

Thank Jill I
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have been here a few times and always have a great meal. Steaks are cooked perfect. The portions are very generous. You do not leave hungry. The service is oustanding.

Thank WCC2011
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I ordered a steak, the house speciality, and told the waiter "you must be an angel because this steak is HEAVEN." make dinner reservations in ADVANCE.

Thank kcr00k
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I've eaten here serval times, never been disappointed. Food and service is outstanding. My only gripe is that they charge five dollars to park your car. I think Mr. Ruby can afford free parking.

Thank joseph z
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My husband and I recently moved to Cincinnati from Chicago, and have been trying to find new restaurants to replace our old favorites. The Precinct was recommended to us from a few different people, and it did not disappoint! I would suggest making a reservation...More

Thank Bekah T
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

My family enjoy and I enjoyed a fabulous birthday birthday dinner here. We all ordered different steaks and ordered some extra sides to. It was all delicious and our servers were amazing, as you would expect with Jeff Rubys restaurants. They offered us a complimentary...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Precinct was amazing for my wedding reception. Great staff! Great food. Awesome atmosphere in the Loft that we had all to ourselves! I would highly recommend it to anyone for any occasion!

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Always a perfect night when I get to go to The Precinct!! Food, drinks, and service were great. Start at the bar for a cocktail before dinner. The bar is large so you don't feel crowded. My strip steak, the AJ Green was amazing and...More

Thank getsome70
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We recently held a 50th Birthday celebration/private party in the Precinct Loft and it was an amazing evening in every way! Everything was absolutely wonderful...the food, wine, setting, service, etc. It was a perfect way to celebrate the occasion and I'm so glad that we...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My boyfriend recently took me to The Precinct to celebrate my birthday, though we'd been a few times before. This is easily my vote for best steak in Cincinnati. It's certainly the best steak I've ever had. I get the Petit Lily filet and it...More

Thank Kristin S
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
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pehouck
4 June 2016|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
No suit and tie required but decent attire other than jeans and a teenshirt
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4 June 2016|
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Casual attire is fine at the Precinct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 80
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
    (Columbia Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: There is a public transit stop across the street from the front entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-321-5454
Description
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.
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