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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” (53 reviews)
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American, Bar, International
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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went to the new Blue Ash location and enjoyed sitting outside. Beer selection is very good, prices are decent. I had the gyro because I couldn't quite shell out $11 for a hot dog no matter how masterful, next time mebbe. The wife had...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Cincinnati included this wonderful place. While they are known for their gourmet Hot Dogs, the eclectic food menu was delightful. The Draft choices were really nice and our server was fast and friendly. I look forward to eating here again on...More

Thank BethIneson
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was a great place to bring a small child. Mom and Dad could have drinks and gourmet hot dogs while our son could munch on french fries and his own hot dog. The cocktails we had were delicious with a great beer menu too....More

Thank Curtis M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I waited longer than I hoped to try Senate for the first time, but it was well worth the wait. The atmosphere is cozy and small. The hours are also non-traditional, so be sure to plan your visit in advance and give yourself plenty of...More

Thank Bryan B
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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.
25 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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