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The Precinct

311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
+1 513-321-5454
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I asked many local diners where the best place was to get steak and which Jeff Ruby joint to try first. Their answer was unanimous - Precinct. It wasn't until after the lack of music, the shouting waiter (he had to, it was so loud),...More

Thank bcpixton
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday on a Sunday night. The building is ,of course, an old police precinct. It is beautiful. The added on bar looks like it could have been part of the original building. We arrived early and had some...More

1  Thank KEITH D
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This was the third time this year we've dined here and it didn't disappoint. Had a couple of great glasses of wine. It was a little more crowded this past trip but the noise from the other guests didn't bother us at all.

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Precinct is one of Jeff Ruby's restaurants in a converted former police station. Because of its ancestry I was tempted to order the pork chops but decided instead to play it safe and order one of Ruby's signature steaks. Whatever you think of Ruby,...More

Thank DrLivingstone41
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have enjoyed dinner at this wonderful restaurant more than five times over the last year. The beauty of this establishment is that you can choose any atmosphere you prefer. The main dining area is quiet and perfect for a business or romantic dinner. The...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Dinner to celebrate the engagement of our son and future daughter in law. Could not have made a better choice as in my opinion this is the best Jeff Ruby restaurant if you want steak. Service is impeccable and it reminded me of the service...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Went here with a group (~10) for a business dinner. It was my 1st time here, but I've visited other Jeff Ruby restaurants & enjoy them very much. The Precinct is known for steaks - which most of us ordered. I ordered a blackened ribeye...More

Thank Goombagirl1
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

For the price I expected it to be amazing and it was just okay. The good was not bad but I would not go again. The one highlight was the tableware bananas foster which was delicious.

Thank HeartsOnFire121110
Reviewed 9 October 2015

First off, for those wondering about the name, yes, its an historic old police station! This visit we were escorted to a private room, very comfortable for our group of 8. Great service, friendly helpful, very professional staff! And the Food! This is some of...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Treat yourself to the most mouth-watering steak on this planet. The signature salad is A winner and the filet is so tender it is like cutting through butter. The special extreme high cooking process and high quality of meat produces a steak the is juicy,...More

Thank MsGinny
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Response from HoustonCards | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend business casual in the evening.
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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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Casual attire is fine at the Precinct.
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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.