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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
+1 513-321-5454
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (407 reviews)
“freddie salad” (38 reviews)
“bananas foster” (21 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner with family on May 16, 2018 at The Precinct. The food was top notch and the service was wonderful as well, very attentive and made sure the wh9ke table enjoyed their meals. I would highly recommend this steak house. However, it is a...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Each time we visit the Precinct, our experience is better than the last. The food is always amazing and the service is exactly what you would expect for fine dining. The entire staff at the Precinct is warm, courteous and professional. This is a must...More

Thank Faye R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Precinct overall was very good. The food was excellent, all prepared very well, but the service was so slow and so long that it kind of took from the overall evening. The crab claws and shrimp were perfect, the oysters were good and our...More

Thank Lorinn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. It is expensive. However, the food and service are always great. I had the Mick Cronin Bone-In Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes. It was excellent. Cooked to perfection. We had dinner in the bar area. Always a...More

Thank HoustonCards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a number of times -the steak is supreme! However $$$$, and the service has been hit and miss, parking sometimes difficult, and this last trip we felt we were sitting on our neighboring table. If we are going to drop $200 on...More

Thank Carrie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Precinct is famous for their beef and they didn't disappoint me again. Their steaks, especially the aged Angus, are delicious. Service is always impeccable. I love the ambiance of the old police station as well. It is always busy and we had to wait...More

Thank cmeretta2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in bar area which has full service and tables/booths. A little more casual. Tried oysters rock and shrimp to start. Neither prepared out of ordinary but very good. Main course was filets and NY’s. This part was excellent. Very good cut of meat also...More

Thank TravelCouple21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for an anniversary dinner. The bone in ribeye and filet were fantastic. We always greatly enjoyed the crab cake and oyster Rockefeller. Wine selection was excellent. Service was attentive but at times a bit slow. Fair warning-this place is no,t cheap, you...More

Thank frances564
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable first time visit. We loved the architecture of the building and the atmosphere. Our server was attentive and friendly. Our food came out hot and the taste was excellent! We look forward to returning again!

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently dined at The Precinct. We were seriously disappointed and really expected more. We have been to the downtown restaurant recently, and it has been okay. Our 65 Day Dry Aged Bone-in New York strip steak was very tough to cut and very hard...More

Thank LibbyH1
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Response from Robert J | Reviewed this property |
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2 November 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
It is not "kid" unfriendly. It is a 'fine dining' experience with the best prepared and presented foods and the finest wines in an absolutely stunning setting. What you have to ask yourselves is: "Are my kids well-trained... More
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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