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Senate

1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #61 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

$80 for 3 hotdogs, fries and a beer, a glass of wine and a cocktail, which was possibly the weakest drink i've ever had served to me. When i emailed the restaurant with my concerns, no response. Not worth the money.

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Southport, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lets get real here. They claim to serve gourmet hot dogs! Am I the only person who sees this an an oxymoron? My overpriced dog was okay but nothing worth making a special trip for. Save your money and go to a good burger joint.

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