The Anchor-OTR, a seafood restaurant and oyster bar at 1401 Race Street, is set to open later this month – just in time for Labor Day and the AVP Cincinnati Open which will bring pro beach volleyball to nearby Washington Park. Chef and owner Derek dos Anjos is excited to bring his East Coast restaurant experience to Cincinnati and especially OTR.
Recently, dos Anjos gave me a tour of his 2,100 square foot space at the corner of W. 14th and Race Streets across from the newly reopened and very popular Washington Park. The restaurant itself will seat about 50 people while the outdoor fenced patio will seat an additional 25.
With unobstructed views of majestic Music Hall, easy access to the 450-car parking garage under Washington Park as well as the bustling activity of the park itself, The Anchor-OTR is sure to be a popular destination for visitors and OTR residents alike. The location seems to always have a slight breeze which is nice and will make its fresh seafood and the beach volleyball across the street during the restaurant’s opening week even more magical.