Findlay Market celebrates opening of new Social O.T.R. restaurant

A unique new eatery across from Findlay Market will celebrate its grand opening Thursday.

Social O.T.R., located at 1819 Elm Street, is described as a “one-of-a-kind communal dining experience with a socially-minded mission.”

The main dining room has two large communal tables, as well as other smaller tables and a full bar in the front.

The menu consists of small plates inspired by local ingredients.

The back of the house will be fully staffed by students in the CityLink Center’s Findlay Culinary Training Program, which is meant to develop the next generation of culinary talent for Cincinnati’s food industry.

Social O.T.R. will be open from Tuesday through Sunday at 4 p.m. with dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. The Alley at Social will remain open until 12 a.m.

Thursday’s grand opening celebration will kick off with a 5-1-3 happy hour: $5 house wines, $1 oysters and $3 drafts at 4 p.m. Dinner service will begin at 5 p.m.