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Senate

1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #65 of 1,722 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
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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English first
Cincinnati
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Visited Senate for the first time on a Saturday evening. Arrived around 6 p.m. to find a 30-minute wait, which I found to be very reasonably. Took the opportunity to order a drink from the bar and wait. After about 20 minutes I received a text message indicating that our table was about ready and a few minutes later we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fellow eaters: they have great atmosphere. .. fantasic hot dogs that are very tasty and creative. It is a smaller tighter place.... so the acoustics are not great (little loud). It is also very popular so go on a weeknight or for lunch otherwise it will be packed and you will have to wait an hour. You can't go wrong... More

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Like most places in OTR, it's small so you can't go there expecting to get seated right away. Thankfully we went on lunch and were actually seated as soon as we walked in the door which is quite nice given we only have limited time for lunch during work. Our server was excellent and helped us out with our drink... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've heard of Senate a few times before I ever went. I'd talk to my friends about where to eat if you felt like a burger and we all had some opinions on the matter as to what place was best. 5 Guys is nice for a quick choice that is always decent, Sammy's Gourmet is better but kind of... More

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cincinnati
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've heard about this place for some time, plus the fact that there's usually a wait. We went on a early Saturday afternoon and just got seated at the bar - it's not a large place, and it felt somewhat crowded sitting there until things cleared out a bit. The food was terrific. I had a outstanding Chicago dog that... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Senate is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Delicious, gourmet hot dogs, fantastic drinks, poutine, beignets - yes, please! Always find myself here with friends when I'm in town. The Lindsay Lohan is my usual choice if I'm not feeling the daily special. Love the ambiance and always fantastic service. The only issue is that it is a smaller restaurant, very... More

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Ohio
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164 reviews 164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a restaurant a lot of people are talking about and it was a fun place. Not fancy food, if that is what you are looking for. Specialty is hot dogs with a variety of different toppings in the revamped Over the Rhine area of town. We went early to avoid the crowds. It is a small place and... More

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Milford, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Well we wanted to try one of their hotdogs but the were on a "dark hour" at 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon in the summer. ....seriously? ? A word to the wise....half the new restaurants in OTR are either closed or PACKED ( a 2 hour wait for chicken at the Eagle...also seriously? ). Cincinnati has come a long way... More

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Columbus Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went for lunch on our way to a concert. This place is in a great location, food and service was tops!!! Everything coming out of the kitchen looked amazing!! I had the Nick Lachey dog and truffle fries!! Get the fries no matter what you order! Bartender was great! He shared so much information about the city and local attractions.... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Creative approach to American classics. If you food with a twist go there. If you prefer a classic burger or hot dog -> don't go there. Tried a lot of stuff, even the pig tails. The dishes taste absolutely amazing. The portions aren't too big and a bit on the pricey side.

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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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