December 09, 2019

Inside Over-the-Rhine's Losanti, a Boutique Steakhouse in the Former Anchor-OTR Space

Billing itself as a “boutique steakhouse,” Losanti has revamped the space near Washington Park that used to be The Anchor-OTR and given the area a meat-centric menu unlike anything in Cincinnati’s hottest neighborhood. 

This new venture by chef/owner Anthony Sitek — who also owns Crown Republic Gastropub downtown — fills a niche. The neighborhood seems to be responding with open arms during Losanti’s first couple of months.

As you would expect, the menu is heavy on meat choices, from steaks to chops, a burger and a chicken entrée. The three types of steak — filet, New York strip and ribeye — are priced by the ounce, from $3-$3.75 (available sizes actually don’t vary much and usually are at least nine ounces).

There are also pasta offerings and sides, like a little gem salad with avocado, candied walnuts, grapefruit, fennel and champagne vinaigrette.  And the creamed kale, which stands out as an improvement on most steakhouse creamed spinach sides; the sauce was creamy without being heavy and the baby kale was tender and flavorful. Read a full review here. Losanti, 1401 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, losantiotr.com
Photos by Hailey Bollinger
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Losanti has revamped the space near Washington Park that used to be The Anchor-OTR and given the area a meat-centric menu unlike anything in Cincinnati’s hottest neighborhood.
Hailey Bollinger
Losanti has revamped the space near Washington Park that used to be The Anchor-OTR and given the area a meat-centric menu unlike anything in Cincinnati’s hottest neighborhood.
The front of the house includes a bar with both seating and some standing room — great if you’re meeting people and want to wait, with or without a drink, and not have to crowd around diners. The bar itself is spacious enough to eat there.
Hailey Bollinger
The front of the house includes a bar with both seating and some standing room — great if you’re meeting people and want to wait, with or without a drink, and not have to crowd around diners. The bar itself is spacious enough to eat there.
As you would expect, the menu is heavy on meat choices, from steaks to chops, a burger and a chicken entrée. The three types of steak — filet, New York strip and ribeye — are priced by the ounce, from $3-$3.75 (available sizes actually don’t vary much and usually are at least nine ounces).
Hailey Bollinger
As you would expect, the menu is heavy on meat choices, from steaks to chops, a burger and a chicken entrée. The three types of steak — filet, New York strip and ribeye — are priced by the ounce, from $3-$3.75 (available sizes actually don’t vary much and usually are at least nine ounces).
A colorful back wall features a mural by regional artist Atalie Gagnet, whose terrific outdoor works are some of the most striking in mural-rich Cincinnati.
Hailey Bollinger
A colorful back wall features a mural by regional artist Atalie Gagnet, whose terrific outdoor works are some of the most striking in mural-rich Cincinnati.
Inside Over-the-Rhine's Losanti, a Boutique Steakhouse in the Former Anchor-OTR Space
Hailey Bollinger
Décor items include family heirlooms
Hailey Bollinger
Décor items include family heirlooms
The bar
Hailey Bollinger
The bar
The menu includes plenty of pasta dishes
Hailey Bollinger
The menu includes plenty of pasta dishes
The back room, which used to be the main seating area at Anchor
Hailey Bollinger
The back room, which used to be the main seating area at Anchor
The butter cake, which arrives warm in a skillet topped with salted caramel ice cream.
Hailey Bollinger
The butter cake, which arrives warm in a skillet topped with salted caramel ice cream.