Nation Kitchen and Bar Westwood location announces opening date

Posted at 1:18 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 17:07:55-04

CINCINNATI — Get ready, Westwood. Nation Kitchen and Bar will open its second Cincinnati location on Oct. 1.

“It has been a long road to get to this point, but we are finally ready to break ground and bring Nation Kitchen & Bar to Westwood,” said restaurant co-owner Andrew Salzbrun in a press release earlier this year.

Salzbrun originally hoped to have the new Nation location open by July inside the decommissioned Engine 35 fire station on Junietta Avenue in Westwood. The coronavirus pandemic pushed back that timeline.

Cincinnati's Department of Community and Economic Development announced in June 2018 that Nation had won a bid to redevelop the decommissioned 35 fire station.

Nation Kitchen & Bar opened its first location at 1200 Broadway St. in Pendleton five years ago.

The new location will serve the same menu of beverage and burger options that made it the "best burger in Ohio," according to food website Thrillist.

When Nation Westwood opens, it will do so with outdoor seating and via carryout window only. Indoor dining will follow soon after.

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