Summer may be winding down in the Queen City, but there’s still plenty of time left for dining and drinking al fresco. One spot you may not know about is Losanti’s gorgeous patio. It’s the perfect place for cocktails and a casual bite.
Tucked into the corner of Race and 14th Streets in the former Anchor space, just steps from Washington Park, Losanti is a quintessential Over-the-Rhine treasure. Its name pays tribute to Cincinnati’s beginnings as the Losantiville settlement way back in 1788.
However historic the name, the restaurant is completely contemporary. Chef Anthony Sitek and Haley Sitek, his wife, have made it an inviting and casual space, offering their guests an intimate dining experience.
Let’s talk about the food: Losanti’s streamlined menu includes steaks by the ounce, frites, seafood, and from-scratch pasta. Classics like prime filet mignon are served alongside sharable sides like charred broccoli. Not a steak fan? Not to worry! You can also get pan-roasted salmon or double-cut pork chops. And the salads and sides offer something for everyone, from a truffle mac and cheese to a kale Caesar. Is that your stomach growling?
You’ll need something to wash down all that deliciousness, and Losanti has you covered. They emphasize classic cocktails and authentic execution, like their Manhattan and Old Fashioned, made just the way they would have been when they were developed in the late 1800s. You’ll find other favorite tipples here too, like the French 75, the Rusty Nail, and for those who like to keep it simple, martinis.
Losanti’s patio makes a great spot to enjoy the rest of summer and to catch the start of fall, as well.
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Losanti is located at 1401 Race Street (45202).