Upscale Alara Restaurant to Open at Madison Square in Madisonville | Food News | Cincinnati

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Alara will be located at Madison Square in Madisonville.

The team behind Tahona Kitchen + Bar, Toast & Berry, SW Clyborne Co. and others are opening a new upscale restaurant in Madisonville.

Alara, described by Looking Glass Hospitality as “experiential” and “focusing on innovative menu items and warm hospitality”, is set to open in Madison Square – the development near Medpace and The Summit Hotel on the corner of Red Bank Expressway and Madison Road.

“Alara is inspired by the culinary experiences we have had on our travels,” Scott Schmidt, founder of Looking Glass Hospitality, said in a statement. “As we dine in high-energy environments and enjoy menu items designed to be shared, we were motivated to bring something to Cincinnati that doesn’t currently exist in our dining scene.”

The 8,000 square foot space will include an open kitchen, dining room, bar, patio and veranda, as well as a room for private parties.

While a menu description isn’t yet available, Looking Glass Hospitality says Alara “cuts out the traditional formalities of fine dining to create an energetic shared experience unlike any other.”

Alara will be located at 5410 Medpace Way, Madisonville. The restaurant is expected to open this winter or early 2023. For more information and updates, visit

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