Urban fun and fine food – that’s the wrap up of The Senate, right across the street from Lavomatic in the Gateway Quarter in Over-the-Rhine.
There were a number of good vegetarian choices, the meat eaters all seemed happy – and those truffel oil fries were the best I’ve ever had. Hot, crunchy, soft inside – served with an aoli dipping sauce. They were so good I didn’t ask for catsup or hot sauce. Probably will next time, just to see how they stand up to the different flavors. They were so good, I ate them first.
It’s a fun place, with a front porch, plenty of folk waiting around happily for tables. The entire front of the building lifts open, so you’re inside and outside at the same time. A skinny place, so servers have to wait at one end while patrons are walking through. Fun, prompt, interesting servers. No time wasted, but very attentive and helpful. More personality than many places, it seemed to me.
Sort of upscale, very hip, lots of buzz. And worth it, as far as I’m concerned! : >