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“Best Fries Ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Senate
1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #57 of 1,721 restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
cincinnati
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Best Fries Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is not just another hot dog joint. It's got unusual hot dog creations, even a veggie dog. But don't just get the hot dogs or awesome sandwiches, you've got to get the truffle fries! They are so tasty.... mmmm Or just go for a drink and the atmosphere. Whatever reason you stop by the Senate, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cincinnati, OH
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Emperor's New Clothes?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

$10 hot dogs, painfully salty chili, grease-laden fries, two-hour waits, and background noise so loud you have to scream at your dinner companions. If that sounds appealing, this is your place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Gatos,Ca
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Amazing food and drink - truly Americana at its best!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I was passing through Cincinnati on my birthday and a friend gave me a list of restaurants - I chose this because of its awesome menu. It was one of the best food experiences ever. The duck fat fries, the mussels charmoula and the Lindsay Lohan hotdog were all incredible. The Lexington bourbon beer was served in a brandy glass which made this delicious beer (brewed in brandy casks) somehow better. The pretzel beignets served with caramel marscapone was the "icing" on my cake. Indescribably delish. I would go back in a heartbeat and may just do that next year when I am driving by again....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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minnetonka. minnesota
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70 restaurant reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Over the Rhine, Over the Top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We ate here on 10/13/12, our first time in the new and improved Over the Rhine. Great food, terrific service, friendly/urban (but not a one-note hipster atmosphere), it exceeded our expectations. The menu is very unusual (lots of fancy hot dogs), the prices reasonable, and they provide valet parking.
Suggestion: Before or after dinner walk two blocks to Japp's, probably the best bar in Cincinnati. Amazing selection and the owner is a cocktail magician.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The Senate is quite a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Have been to Senate several times... if there is one drawback it is simply that the place is so small, and a little cramped. However, everything else has always been quite wonderful. The food is always fresh, creative and delicious. The service is attentive for the most part, but not over-bearing and stuffy. And the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. Perhaps best of all is the price of the food. While it is certainly not cheap, I think the food is very well price for the quality that Chef Daniel delivers time after time. I love Senate and will be back many times in the future.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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