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Senate

1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #68 of 1,724 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: Late Night
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Cincy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Definetly worth a try in OTR. Hard to think that hotdogs could be gourmet but the Senate did just that and did them well. I had the most generic one that they offered but there was nothing generic about it. I had The Chicago. The items on the hotdog were of the freshest variety. The bun was slightly grilled and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Gourmet Hot Dogs! Crazy combos that you wouldn't normally think go together but our party of six each tried something different and like them. More like a knife & fork hot dog. The service was excellent. They crowd up fast so arrive early...the place is small so seating and walk way is tight which is a little bit of a... More

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Loveland, OH
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had been wanting to visit Senate for a while, especially since my husband loves a good hot dog. We went on a pleasant evening in August. We found the parking under the Washington Park to be very easy and convenient. Luckily there were no other events that evening. There were quite a few people standing around in front of... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have been going to Senate for a long time now! It is one of our favorites for sure. The staff is amazing, great food and cocktails, nice beer selection. Always get the dog of the day, and the potstickers. Poutine is also amazing. Beignets are awesome. Friday is bacon fat friday. Don't miss it!

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Cincinnati
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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