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Rich In History

The Farnsworth Cocktail Bar resides in the old Waterville State Savings Bank. As renovations were considered, the owner was determined to maintain several of the building’s original details including the entryway and vestibule area, the vault, the chandelier, the tall windows, and the customer deposit area. The rest of the building underwent complete reconstruction including new flooring, walls, a ceiling, and mechanical systems including gas, plumbing, and electric. When shopping paint colors for the restaurant, it took less than 30 seconds to make a decision as one of the options the owner looked at was appropriately named Oyster Bar.

The small kitchen is purposefully open for guests to watch as food is prepared on the French cooktop Viking range. The restaurant’s showstoppers are the stainless steel vent hood configured in the middle of the space; a 24-foot bar, installed where the old teller station was formerly located; and the old vault that is the restaurant’s wine storage. In addition, the bathrooms were renovated to meet ADA requirements, the bank’s old conference room was converted to the dish, prep, and storage areas, and a new raised patio, that seats 12 people, was built on the east side of the building.

1924 building in Waterville, OH, now site of Farnsworth Cocktail Bar
When Chef Josh & team walked into the 1924 bank building for the first time, the hair on the back of his neck stood up, and he knew he had found the location for his next restaurant.

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Dates we will be closed to the public:

Saturday Nov 18th

Dates here will be updated for December very soon!

Farnsworth Cocktail Bar menu & drinks

An Impressive, Evolving Menu

FCB Menu

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