where the snobs go to dine. I suppose there is a thrill from having a meal brought to you by rude people who think they are doing you a favor but not for me. The food was over seasoned which makes one ask what are you hiding? But the entire staff needed replacing from my angle and I wont bore you with my rant about the wait.
A Disappointing Experience. Arrived at 7:55 PM for an 8:00 reservation. Waited at the bar for 45 minutes. Asked the hostess twice when we'd be seated - but she never was able to tell us when a table would be available. We finally left at 8:40 and went to another restaurant. The entire staff was not very friendly, nor did they seem concerend we were waiting so long for our table. I doubt we'll ever go back there again!
Great Food, Long Waits. I hate have to wait but that is the only thing I did not enjoy at Precinct last night. My fillet was the perfect cut and perfect quality. The Freddy Salad is great. The lobster was about as perfect as I have ever had. You could slice through it with your fork.
Cozy?. The rub was a bit exessive, not bad though. A bit pricey for the amount of space you get to occupy. There is a difference between cozy and cramped. Overall I expected a lot more from a restaraunt with that kind of reputation. On the up side, the staff was very friendly and attentive.
Best chop I've ever head.
I've only had one meal at The Precinct - the veal chop - but it was the best thing I've ever had at a restaurant. Anywhere in the world.
It was over two inches thick and must have been 16-20 ounces.
We had some kind of appetizer which was great (I think it was mushrooms on bread), but my brain expunged everything but the pleasure sensation of that chop.
not the place to go for valentines day. This was the first nice resturant in town that I went to that I was still hungry when I left. I had the lobster and it was tasteless. I didn't complain cause I figured I'd fill up on desert!! Only to be told they only have choc. covered strawberries complimentary for desert (I'm allergic to strawberries). It was obvious they wanted you out after your meal. I feel if your paying as much as we did for our meal we shouldn't be rushed out. Nor should I have to go to another resturant for a bite to eat and desert (which we did). They did offer a free desert the next time I come in. Just make sure it's not a holiday or they won't have the desert menu. Not sure we'll be back since dinner was not so great either.
precinct steakhouse. if you don't like this steak then your mother doesn't love you
Wonderful Food. Wonderful Service.. I was born & raised in Cincinnati and now reside in North Carolina. My family however still lives in Cincy, so whenever I'm home we for sure make a stop at The Precinct. I don't even eat meat too often, but just thinking about one of the Precinct's steaks, my mouth waters! The whole atmosphere of the restaurant & it's staff is pleasurable and inviting, and the food is the icing on the cake!
Great steaks, but request less pepper rub. The history is thrilling!. The scenic drive from the city's downtown core to The Precinct ended in what seemed to be a different time period altogether. The Precinct resides in what used to be a patrol house. Its eerie atmosphere is generated by old brick walls, haunting black and white photos of criminals and officers of times past hanging throughout, and a feeling of confinement while dining that must have been felt while these cells were occupied by these empty expressionless faces in the photographs. It is nothing but thrilling. There is some unexplained connection you feel with the history when you dine at The Precinct. My girlfriend and I had planned to try The Precinct's famed steaks. She ordered the Carson Palmer filet and I chose the porterhouse. While both steaks were cooked to perfect pink and they were melt in your mouth tender, we were both shocked at the amount of peppercorn 'seasoning' were caked on the outside of the steaks. After one bite my eyes were watering and my nose was beginning to drip. We love spicy foods, but eating the steak was literally like snorting cracked pepper. I actually thought there had to be a mistake in the kitchen, but, after being told that the steaks were supposed to be that way, I was tempted to challenge our waiter to take a bite of the steak, look me in the red, teary eyes and tell me that it was correct. HOWEVER, do not let this deter you from The Precinct's steaks. Had I known I would have just asked for less pepper coating. After scraping the pepper off the steak with my fork it was some of the best steak either of us had ever had. The wine list was extensive, the dessert (I have no idea what she ordered, all I know is it was big) was delicious, and our waiter (despite his surprised glare because I wanted some steak with my pepper) was actually quite helpful and classy. It is a must stop restaurant for any who, like us, were visiting Cincinnati for the first time. It is a total experience worth a try; just ask them to go easy on the pepper.
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