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

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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.

| Photos by Hailey Bollinger