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1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #39 of 1,744 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Eclectic
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The place is small but it is well worth going to. The duck fat fries were awesome and the pulled pork sandwich was just awesome. great place for a casual business lunch!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a more eclectic menu. By far one of my most favorite dishes is the Lobster BLT Sandwich. It was the first time I had ever seen this kind of take on a classic sandwich. I know a lot of my friends love their version of Poutine as well. The restaurant is small, so there can be a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is no fast food hot dog joint. But if you want super hot dogs, fantastic french fries and local brewed beers - put your name in and get a seat. I have been here a couple of times, and every time, I chuckle at the "who knew this would work" concept. Take a fabulous hot dog and cover it... More

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Sunrise, Florida
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306 reviews 306 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small but delicious menu. Unique hot dog combos. Most dishes are delicious variants of otherwise common preparations. Great salads. Superb beer and wine list. Small place, with a fairly high noise level. You WILL wind up talking to the people next to you. Young hip crowd, Knowledgeable friendly service. Not inexpensive but reasonable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

So let me first say that I don't eat meat, no hotdogs, no hamburgers, no pork butt and belly, nada. So you ask what would I eat here, well I thought the same thing when I first came for drinks about 3 years ago and I looked at the menu. We were down at Midpoint and wanted to grab a... More

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Monroe
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had lunch with a friend that was leaving and chose this restaurant. The lunch was delicious I had a burger and truffle fries. The décor was great! Will definitely go again!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I came to Over the Rhine just to see how the whole section of the City is recovering, BUT as the Senate was just on the food network weeks before I gave it a try. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I would give it 5 stars but you normally have to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I've tried to go here before and gave up after we were told there was a 3 hour wait on Saturday night (they were right, we received a text msg 3 hours later). This time we arrived early - 5:30pm on Saturday. It was only a 45 minute wait, which wasn't too bad in nice weather. While waiting we went... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you enjoy cutting edge cocktails with smart bartenders then enjoy sitting at the Senate bar w a sister, friend, or date! The tequila based cocktail was unique and refreshing. Great selections of bourbon, and of course wines beers vodkas and gin. Special place with unique menu as we'll. The mussels Arne duck fat fries are must haves, enjoy!

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Milford, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I finally got into the Senate after getting frustrated a couple of times due to their weird weekend hours HOWEVER the wait was worth it. Interesting menu....my son and I tried the Poutine and it was simply out of this World. Truffle fries with short ribs and melted cheese curds....amazing. I had the Lobster BLT and my son had one... More

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Additional Information about Senate

Address: 1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: (513) 421-2020
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Eclectic

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