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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, International, Pub
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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
+1 513-421-2020
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 01:00
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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank teresacU75GI
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Trisha A
Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 808maureenr
Lima, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

Thank jeanienoble415
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Rick W
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

1 Thank Ann L
The Woodlands, Texas
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great service with unique menu. I had the wedge salad and daughter the Shia le boeuf hot dog. Very good. Try the local beers. The biegnet desert was good. The atmosphere was loud and lively with very attentstive service.

Thank all50states2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place was like no other. Fancy freaking good hot dogs that I had to eat with a knife and a fork. Can't say much more other than, if you're in the area go enjoy a hot dog and a drink.

Thank Yeleny S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Could not decide what to get off the menu bc none of it really sounded good, so I got a salad and it wasn't really good either. Place was busy, but we were seated quickly Sat at the bar, bc that was the only place avail. No matter where you sat you were touching your neighbor and that sucked. Everyone... More 

1 Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I had lunch with my daughter on Tuesday at senate where was crowded. I ordered the kimchi hotdog that I never heard & tasted before & duck French fries. The kimchi was aged enough so it was good with hotdog. Good price, atmosphere, service!!

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 01:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?