January 04, 2019

This East Walnut Hills Restaurant and Bar is Located Inside an Old Art Deco Bank

The team behind The Littlefield has opened a new concept in East Walnut Hills in the former Art Deco Central Trust Bank Building at the corner of Woodburn and Madison avenues. Branch is the restaurant portion of the space and is located upstairs while Night Drop, the bar, is located downstairs. Both have a focus on local art with mosaics, chandeliers and murals created by Cincinnati artists. The menu at Branch is overseen by executive chef Shoshannah Anderson and offers a self-proclaimed mix of “classic and contemporary American with ethnic influences” as seen in dishes like Israeli chickpea salad, a lamb and beef burger with tomato jam and the Fra’Mani Italian sandwich. Branch is open seven days a week for dinner and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Head bartender Giacomo Ciminello, formerly of Sundry and Vice, oversees the drink menu and cocktails run the gamut from drafts to house to classics with options including the themed Cosigner (Fernet Branca, Cappelletti and soda) and Revolving Credit (gin, fennel, lemon, blackberry and egg white). Branch and Night Drop, 1535 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills, eatatbranch.com.
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This East Walnut Hills Restaurant and Bar is Located Inside an Old Art Deco Bank
Interior of the dining space inside of Branch
Hailey Bollinger
Interior of the dining space inside of Branch
Chili smoked wings with chimichurri ($12)
Hailey Bollinger
Chili smoked wings with chimichurri ($12)
Curry roasted cauliflower with golden raisins and quinoa gremolata ($10)
Hailey Bollinger
Curry roasted cauliflower with golden raisins and quinoa gremolata ($10)
The restaurant and bar are at the corner of Woodburn and Madison avenues in East Walnut Hills.
Hailey Bollinger
The restaurant and bar are at the corner of Woodburn and Madison avenues in East Walnut Hills.
Owl chandelier by local artist duo Future Retrieval
Hailey Bollinger
Owl chandelier by local artist duo Future Retrieval
Error Resolution cocktail ($10) off of the brunch cocktail menu, made with Pimms, carrot, lime, curry, cucumbers, basil and Prosecco
Hailey Bollinger
Error Resolution cocktail ($10) off of the brunch cocktail menu, made with Pimms, carrot, lime, curry, cucumbers, basil and Prosecco
Branch dining space and bar
Hailey Bollinger
Branch dining space and bar
Trio of sorbets including lavender grapefruit, serrano mango and basil strawberry sorbets
Hailey Bollinger
Trio of sorbets including lavender grapefruit, serrano mango and basil strawberry sorbets
Front doors where the former bank entrance was. The entrances to both Branch and Night Drop are on the other side of the building.
Hailey Bollinger
Front doors where the former bank entrance was. The entrances to both Branch and Night Drop are on the other side of the building.