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61 Osteria Adds Happy Hour, Private Event Rooms

By Tori CouchJanuary 19, 2024January 22nd, 2024No Comments

61 Osteria Adds Happy Hour, Private Event Rooms

By Tori Couch

Photo Courtesy of 61 Osteria

Downtown Fort Worth’s 61 Osteria, an Italian fine dining eatery, has added a $10 “Aperitivo Hour” every afternoon in celebration of its one-year anniversary and opened two private event rooms. 

“It’s like an Italian happy hour, with your choice of wine — bubbles, white or red — or a cocktail or spritz and a chef-prepared snack for $10,” Adam Jones, 61 Osteria’s owner, said in a release. Jones operates 61 Osteria with business partner and award-winning chef Blaine Staniford.

Aperitivo hour is already underway, running seven days a week from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The restaurant will celebrate its anniversary Feb. 2. Osteria also recently moved to a dinner-only business model. 

The new event rooms include the Barcelona room, which can accommodate up to 100 people, and a private dining room for 20-40 people. Both rooms are in the lower level of 61 Osteria.

Patio dining will also be available as the weather warms up. The patio faces Burnett Park amid a stone-sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi, a well-regarded 20th Century designer. 

“Starting this spring, our wonderful outdoor patio will be open for dinner and cocktail receptions,” Jones, who is celebrating his 47th year in the restaurant business, said in the release. Jones also owns and operates downtown favorites Grace and Little Red Wasp.

61 Osteria is inside the former First National Bank building (later called First on 7th) at 500 W. Seventh St. The mid-century modern building was completed in 1961, the same year Jones was born. 

The fare focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including grains, flour and produce served in a classic Italian style. Osteria means “place for food and drink.”

Guests may book reservations on RESY and valet parking is available at the restaurant’s west entrance. 

“We want to say thank you to all the guests who have visited 61 Osteria over the last year, and we look forward to taking care of you all as the years continue,” Jones said. “Come out and see this beautiful 1961 building and beautiful dining room with excellent Italian cuisine and service the Fort Worth Way.”