We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Senate

Certificate of Excellence
Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

My husband, 4 year old son and myself ate at Senate in March after a visit to Cincy Childrens. The restaurant is not overly large so we were excited to get a table! The restaurant was super clean and the waitstaff was beyond friendly! I ordered the lobster sandwich with lettuce and tomato and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
tinkerbellferri
,
Brookville, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brookville, Ohio
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My husband, 4 year old son and myself ate at Senate in March after a visit to Cincy Childrens. The restaurant is not overly large so we were excited to get a table! The restaurant was super clean and the waitstaff was beyond friendly! I ordered the lobster sandwich with lettuce and tomato and my hubby had the gourmet dog... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Hey I know you all are getting sick of hearing this but once again it is true, this place is really cool and different and feels like a place in SOHO, New York. Can sit at the bar and the food is just so different and eclectic. The hot dogs are Nathan's all beef I think and then they just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater Cincinnati
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hot dogs you say? Gourmet hot dogs. Plus a ton of other trendy apps you'll only get in a handful of spots like Korean short ribs, pig tails, etc. A great mix of cuisines but every one hits the mark. A great option in OTR. Come hungry, order lots.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edgewood, Kentucky
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant has lots of very different food and a great combination of flavors. You can't miss the poutine if you go!! Amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beverly, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you're thinking that these are just hotdogs, then let's explore your definition of a hotdog. Does your definition include: caramelized onions, goat cheese, arugula, balsamic vinaigrette because it should. These hotdogs are the best. Be sure to pick up the cookbook so you can make the recipes at home after your visit. Friends don't let friends eat a boring... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What would you think of a restaurant that can offer all kinds of hot dogs for those who like that kind of thing and yet have dishes like Poutine made with braised beef, fried egg, and golden fries.. crunchy pork marrow bones and toast points...(a winner) a juicy steak and a convivial atmosphere. This restaurant is located on Vine and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Super truffle oil fries and lots of different beers Long lines to get in, so get there early, especially for lunch crowd.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We love visiting the places of Diners, Drive In, and Dives. I ordered the falafels and didn't know what it was and the all spice was not my favorite. My husband ordered a hotdog with pulled beef that was pretty good so we switched. My daughter ordered the Senate hamburger and loved it. It was so juicy. I loved it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, Ohio
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We'd been encouraged to visit SENATE in the past. It always seemed that if it wasn't too crowded, we'd invent an excuse to dine somewhere more familiar. On our last visit to Cincinnati, however, we pointedly made an entire day out of discovering various breweries, bars, markets, and eateries in the Over the Rhine district. It should first be said... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm glad Senate is popular with a certain segment of people and has encouraged additional life in OTR. Hot dogs and sausages make sense in a German city. This cramped "restaurant" is better regarded as a pub with over priced drinks and serves a menu of greasy comfort foods. I visited twice, but I knew not to order food the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Senate also viewed

 

Been to Senate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 421-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Senate staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?