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Senate

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American, Bar, International, Pub
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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
+1 513-421-2020
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 01:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is awsome. The waitress was super friendly, and the food was really good. I had the trailer park hotdog, and the Duck fat fries.

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Thank Katia T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For a quick lunch and a very nice service, go to this restaurant in Cincy downtown 7 different hotdogs and very good homemade fries Employees are well dressed and very professional Very nice urban ambiance with wall on brownstone

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Thank Christophe P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique delicious food, nice beer selection, and great service! Arrive a little early before the afternoon rush hour crowd. We tried four different dogs and loved them all. Croque Madame, Chicago, Trailer Park, and the Emma Watson Hot Dog of the Day (colby cheese, salami, pickles, chipotle mayonnaise, and celery salt - photo attached). As great as the hot dogs... More 

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1 Thank Kathleen B
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, try any of the hot dogs and you'll be blown away. We didn't have a reservation and there was quite a wait but we were able to sit at the bar. The staff was very friendly. Only downside was being right by the door and the cold air coming in. They couldn't help that though!

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Thank Cecelia W
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Better late than never! We have heard about the Senate ever since it opened. So, we ventured down to OTR and decided to try the Senate! The food is amazing. I know, I was thinking the same thing: how can a hot dog be amazing? We had the mussels which I will never be able to go there and NOT... More 

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Thank teresacU75GI
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I read enough reviews on the Senate to warrant this a try. Parking is a crap shoot. We went on a Thursday. Approximately 15 people were there. The prices are different on the menu than the website and promptly pointed that out. Our waiter was willing to accomodate. We ordered the Croque, Madame City, Trailer Park, and the Hot Dog... More 

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Thank Trisha A
Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of hotdogs so was skeptical about this place. We went with a group of people so I happily went along. Everyone in our group got one of the gourmet hotdogs and mine was great! Everyone like what they ordered and they are pretty big, lots of toppings. Our waiter was quick and very attentive, great... More 

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Thank 808maureenr
Lima, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Lobster BLT sandwich is BEYOND AMAZING! I highly recommend it! Also try the Sioux City Root Beer and Duck Fat fries!!!

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Thank jeanienoble415
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Saw The Senate on Travel Channel's Triple D. Went midday during the week. The restaurant has quiet ambiance and super clean. We each chose a different hotdog - her the "Trailerpark", me the "Chicago". Simply put - amazing taste! Never knew dogs could reach this level. We drove an hour to go there - we'll be back - you just... More 

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Thank Rick W
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have been to the new Senate 4 times, once for breakfast and 3 times for lunch. The menu is diverse, the food was delicious and the service was friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is casual and tastefully modern yet warm and inviting. I highly recommend giving the Senate a try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-2020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?