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1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #34 of 1,725 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
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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St. Louis, MO
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166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

My cousin and I had lunch here on a pretty Saturday recently. We had about a 20 minute wait for a table. She ordered the special dog of the day, oddly named after a Kansas City Royals' player. I can't remember what all was on it, but it included marinated tomatoes and fried mozzarella cheese balls. I got the Trailer... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As a pilot we eat all over the country, by far this is the best hot dog in the US. You could tell the quality because it was tender most dogs have. They also had a lobster Mac baked in its own little skillet also very good.

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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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