New Over-the-Rhine Steakhouse Losanti Will Open in The Anchor's Former Space This October

Chef Anthony Sitek says the forthcoming restaurant's name pays homage to Cincinnati's roots

Oct 3, 2019 at 1:18 pm
click to enlarge Anthony and Haley Sitek - Photo: Provided
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Anthony and Haley Sitek

The team behind downtown's Crown Republic Gastropub has announced that they have chosen a name for their forthcoming Over-the-Rhine restaurant.

The boutique steakhouse taking over the former Anchor-OTR space will be named Losanti — a reference to the original Cincinnati settlement of Losantiville, which dates back to 1788. 

"Losanti pays homage to the Queen City’s roots, while foraging a new approach to steakhouse dining just steps from Washington Park," the press release reads.

The steakhouse will be revamping the space to offer a non-traditional take on the typical white-tablecloth concept, featuring casual seating arrangements for diners, a bar and a patio that overlooks Washington Park and Music Hall. 

“We drew a lot of historic inspiration from the 1920s and '30s, as well as some contemporary spaces,” said co-owner Haley Sitek in the release. “It’s very warm and inviting, but still elegant.”

Design-wise, guests can expect a marriage of rustic and industrial materials, velvet textiles and a cool color palette. A mural honoring the Arts District in which they're located will also be featured. 

Losanti will offer steakhouse favorites like prime filet mignon in addition to other non-steak entrees like pan-roasted salmon and double pork chops, plus sharable sides like Crown Republic's popular charred broccoli. 

"In addition to a streamlined menu of steaks by the ounce, frites, seafood and from-scratch pasta, Losanti has garnered a cocktail program that emphasizes classic cocktails and proper execution: a Manhattan made the way it would have been at the Manhattan Club in the early 1870s or an Old Fashioned made simple like at the Pendennis gentleman’s club in 1881, where it first got its name," the press release explains. 

Chef and co-owner Anthony Sitek said in the same release, “We wanted to offer a cocktail program that stayed true to the classics, and did them well."

Losanti will be located at 1401 Race St., Over-the-Rhine.