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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
+1 513-421-2020
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle fries” (38 reviews)
“poutine” (55 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Bar, International
$$ - $$$
1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm writing another review a year later to let folks know that even though you can't make a reservation at Senate AND it is very popular in Over-the-Rhine, I have twice had no problems being seated right away on a Friday evening: once at 6:15-6:30pm...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The service was great. I food came out in less the 15 minutes. The atmosphere was great. The food was also amazing.

Thank Nate H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my coworkers told me about a hot dog place I was skeptical at best. When we entered the door my skepticism melted away. This restored restaurant was simply charming. The exposed brick work, the open concept, the long bar--it was all so inviting. I...More

Thank randomadventurer13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While fresh oysters, poutine, and pork belly grilled cheese are also on the menu, we were there for the gourmet hot dogs. The Senate’s hot dogs were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and Guy Fieri called the “gangster” hot dogs “winner weiners.” When we...More

Thank ShutterbugSage
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is always a fun time and trying out there new options is always a good idea! We enjoyed the atmosphere and location.

Thank Adam J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Found this neat little spot on Vine Street not far from the stadium. They are known for their twist on hotdogs, but their other menu items are worth a try. We started off with the poutine topped with braised short rib. This was one of...More

Thank manakaye
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A friend & I ate here during a business trip. Being our first trip to Cincjnnati, we wanted to experience something unique to the area, and Senate delivered. They serve small plates, so my friend ordered the scallops and I went with the pork t-bone:...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great food my wife loved the mussels and the Fidel Castro was the best Rum based old fashioned I have ever had. The crispy wontons were different but delicious. I had the trailer park trash hotdog and thought it was good but wished I had...More

Thank bikerwest
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this place. Food was a bit pricey but worth it. Great spin on an American classic.

Thank mike_77_v
Reviewed 11 September 2017

If it weren't for the long wait times, this would be the perfect place. This is the best hot dog I've ever had an I often want to go but seems like the rest of the world agrees with me on it being the best...More

Thank Matthew D
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
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Response from Bryan B | Reviewed this property |
You can also park at Washington Park (on Race Street). Covered underground garage. Meters are on 7 days a week, with shorter hours of operation on Sunday.
29 June 2017|
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Response from Katia T | Reviewed this property |
no they dont take reservations, but the place is pretty small for a restaraunt though.
24 September 2015|
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Response from 508sandrau | Reviewed this property |
There may be several risking on the menu..be sure to have a description if you remember of the label or fruitiness/sweetness of the wine. If it just came out by the glass it may have been the house wine. Be sure to not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
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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