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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar, Columbus, OH
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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

4.0
4
938 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the historical LeVeque Tower, The Keep Liquor Bar is a American brasserie and liquor bar. Both the dining room and bar pay homage to the old while ushering in a modern, and unique, food and beverage program. The bar is open daily and offers guests a comforting space to relax and lounge over a raw bar, drinking nibbles, and shareable options. The state of the art beverage program ranges from regional craft beers, specialty cocktails, a serious whiskey selection and a top-notch by the glass or bottle wine program. The talented culinary team serves culturally inspired cooking utilizing local ingredients with a modern twist. Reservations are set with a 90 minute time limit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 745-0322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Kathryn Johnoff: (614) 745-0322

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Cross street

    Front street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking in available in front of the main building entrance off of Broad St.Self-parking is available at the attached LeVeque Garage off of Front St. You can access the building though a walkway located on the second floor of the parking garage.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 938 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Romantic

  • Columbus

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  1. SM

    SteveM

    Columbus

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and it was so nice to have a quiet table in a beautiful and polished restaurant! Everything on the menu looked great, but we both had the steak frites. I like mine rare and it came out perfect. Delicious parmesan on the fries! Our waiter, Will, did a great job suggesting a wine. It was perfect.
  2. V

    Vickie

    Columbus

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was disappointed there were no specials of the day, menu seemed more limited than last visit
  3. DS

    DonnaS

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We waiting 1.5 hours for our food which was inadequate and 30 minutes for an order from the bar. Will not recommend.
  4. NL

    NiLa

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Jamie was an excellent waitress. Very attentive and friendly!
  5. RM

    RileyM

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice night out before an event at the Ohio Theatre
  6. RY

    RobertY

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delicious entrees, thin on the help as are many places.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Super cool space. Very unique. The drinks were good. The food was really bad. Nothing we ordered had flavor or seasoning. (Which is probably why they have salt and pepper on every table) Seriously of the three plates we had, NONE had flavor.
  8. JE

    JenniferE

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner from start to finish. Very good service, fresh and delicious food in a lovely setting.
  9. LW

    LacieW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We came here several years ago on Thanksgiving and had their family style Thanksgiving Dinner and it was AWESOME. This year, they switched to a buffet and it was awful. Besides most of the food being bland, much of it was cold. There was a carving station with one person cutting meat for the whole place. This station was located in the middle of the buffet which usually had a crowd, cutting off half the line from getting through to more food or their table. Service was almost non existent. The buffet itself was a mess. Food everywhere. Serving utensils were always caked in food. Plates (if you could find one) were grimey. There were never cold plates for dessert or salad. No butter for rolls. Should I continue? Water was never refilled for our table the entire dinner. No clean forks for dessert. We finally tracked our waiter down and asked for coffee. We were given no spoons for cream. My mother asked for iced tea (before dinner) which came in a short cocktail glass and was never given a refill. Reluctantly, we tipped 20% which brought our bill to $500+. We brought our parents here as part of a ‘thank you’ and we were so embarrassed. We will not return and I highly suggest they go back to family style service for the holiday and hire twice as many people to work or seat half as many customers and for Pete’s sake, buy some dishes and glassware! What a sad, frustrating & pitiful experience. It’s a shame too bc the building is so awesome and I love the interior of this restaurant.
  10. LM

    LindaM

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I made reservations for three people at The Keep for the Thanksgiving day buffet. I had no problems making reservations using OpenTable. This was our first visit to The Keep. As we arrived early, we took a seat at the bar. The drinks were fine but quite pricey. At precisely 3pm we were seated and a server arrived within moments. The buffet menu had something for anyone, the food was good and the service was excellent.
  11. F

    Flannary1

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We have eaten here twice. Both times the service and food were pretty terrible. The building architecture is stunning, so it is worth it to go maybe once to see the interior. Being from Columbus we wanted to support this restaurant but we will not be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went to the Keep for the Thanksgiving buffet. It was excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Was disappointed in the food. Dressing wasn’t cooked all the way and just had a bunch of breadcrumbs on top. Dark meat turkey selection poor.
  14. SL

    SallyL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was quite good. We were there forThanksgiving lunch. The buffet was great because it wasn’t “over the top.” Every item was well prepared. My only thought was we were felt to be discounted. We needed to ask for drinks and noticed my son and I were an afterthought. It was quite busy and tables were close so the noise was high.
  15. JC

    JC2004

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We went the evening before Thanksgiving and they were only serving their lounge menu. Food was overall good but I don't think worth the price for some items. It was slightly disappointing. We may go back when we can have the full dinner menu. Cocktail and dessert were really good though.
  16. LM

    LisaM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Coctails are strong, which is not a bad thing. Waitress was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect.
  17. P

    Patman

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Appetizer and entrées were very good but unfortunately the dessert beignets were raw inside.
  18. AR

    AprilR

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We set at one of the booths next to a window there was dust all over the lighting and curtain on the window. We did not get service for over 10 minutes and it was not busy. The food was ok we had breakfast. The best part was the bead basket that was amazing. Every time we asked for anything other than food, including water we never got it. I asked for creamer three times. The food runner gave it to us when asked anything else we needed. I usually understand when service is having issues but this was bad.
  19. GF

    GaryF

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    will give it another try.....very busy short on staff
  20. J

    Joeseph

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely, fantastic, splendid, amazing, superior, all the words that come to mind when i think the keep.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Took over an hour and a half to get our food. For how much we paid, food was mediocre at best. Will not go there again.
  22. D

    Debbie

    Columbus

    56 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience5
    Very disappointing. Have to been to The Keep many times and this was the worst experience ever. Our server was pleasant , as accommodating as possible for kitchen staff and management that could not keep up. We had reservations at 6pm in order to leave be 7:45 for ballet. Ordered cocktails and apps that came out half cooked. Our entrees never made it our table. It was clear that although the restaurant was buzzing with a great atmosphere, they were overbooked for what staff they had. We left paying for only our cocktails and not all the apps. What was truly disappointing on top of not being able to eat, management never came over to offer to smooth things over, apologizing, explaining, etc. We are understanding group of people and patient especially in these times of being short staffed but Saturday night was poor judgment on The Keep.
  23. DK

    DonnaK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    At first we were not happy being seated at the chef's area, Since I made reservations a few weeks ago, we expected to be at a table. However it was actually fun to see them prepare the food and was not loud. Food was delicious, many fun choices, I had the duck. Service was good, probably understaffed, watched food sitting for awhile before it was served., my duck was not hot by the time I got it. Be sure to leave 2 hours for dinner, we barely made our show next door, I thought 2 hours was plenty of time. Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
  24. SM

    SteveM

    Columbus

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere without good food is worthless. The Keep has great atmosphere and great food. My sister had the scallops which she said were delicious, tender and no sand! I had the Seared Duck Breast, parmesan farro, pinyon nuts, swiss chard, wild mushroom. It arrived sliced perfectly so I didn't have to fight with my food. It had a crispy outside and a juicy inside. It was plated perfectly and I finished everything. My daughter made a meal of small plates: Vegetable Dumplings and Sweet Potato Fritters. Our waiter was great and very attentive about the wine as well as letting us have a few minutes to enjoy the company and wine before we ordered. I can't wait to take my wife when she gets back in town!
  25. T

    Tina

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I just had the smallest scallops in a fine dinning restaurant, ever! The food portions were very small. I asked for a cup of espresso, and they don’t have the machine. OK, then I asked for a regular coffee. It arrived lukewarm, it get cold after 10 minutes. Never had this quality before!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food arrived cold, certain items on the menu were not available. The dessert tart was runny- I suspect it was a frozen dessert.
  27. DP

    DavidP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, both dinner and breakfast. I definitely recommend this place and will return as soon as I can.
  28. KJ

    KelJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our server seemed very overwhelmed at times. We waited close to 15 minutes before we were able to order drinks. When we said we wanted to order food and drinks together, we were told we’d have to wait. Food did come out quickly but was just a less than ideal experience.
  29. JR

    JonR

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Unfprtunately nothing was great. Steak was overcooked. Cajun cream sauc dish was average. Just was not great fod for the price. Overll was a disappointment and with all the choices in Columbus will not be returning and would not reccomend.
  30. R

    Robin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Based on the menu and location, I expected a finer dining experience. While it was certainly much nicer than a chain restaurant, the food did not quite meet expectations of a fine dining experience.
  31. E

    Experience

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was very mediocre. The food was okay, but nothing to rave about. The service was okay, nothing bad or good. The ambience was also okay. It isn't a place I feel like I would need/want to go to again.
  32. m

    marciap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 7 people last night and had a wonderful time. We all had a different dish and all were delicious. Staff was friendly. Only criticism was the lack of a decent reasonably priced wine list. Disappointing for the wine drinkers that didn't't want to spend $100 on a nice bottle of wine.
  33. J

    Joeseph

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would reccomend! Great service. Friendly staff. Wonderful food.
  34. J

    Joeseph

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite hide away in Columbus to just get away and have great drinks
  35. KP

    KeithP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    After an hour and fifteen minutes the waiter admitted they’d lost our ticket. We waited another twenty minutes and then had to leave because we had tickets to a show. The waiter said they’d comp our appetizers but left them on our bill. We didn’t have time to argue so we just paid it and left. At no time did a manager come by or in anyway acknowledge the issue.
  36. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were fantastic and cooked/mixed perfectly. My wife and I would have preferred not sitting at the bar that surrounded the kitchen but, it is smaller and was busy when we arrived. Our waiter unfortunately, did not catch when our drinks went empty, but out side of that everything was as expected.
  37. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Steaks were underseasoned and overall food concepts did not wow enough to justify the price tag.
  38. CS

    CarolS

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Don't let the lack of a lunch menu on weekends stop you! The menu may be limited, but the options are amazing! We had the Short Rib Hash, The Keep Salad with Salmon, and The Keep Pastry Basket. Everything was beautiful, fresh, very flavorful and delicious! Our server was very friendly and attentive. We'll be back!!
  39. JC

    JaneC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Last night was my first time eating at the restaurant. I worked in this building for over 20 years so I was anxious to see what the restaurant was all about. I was truly disappointed. The “catch of the day“ was frozen fish! Our waitress referred to it as “Turbit” pretty sure she meant turbo. Anyway I won’t be going back anytime soon. It’s a beautiful restaurant but unfortunately the food was an epic fail.
  40. J

    Joeseph

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Trish was amazing! Manager Keith was so kind! Food was delicious! We stayed at the hotel and went to see a show at the Palace. Will return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 745-0322.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar is rated 4 stars by 938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

50 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front street

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking in available in front of the main building entrance off of Broad St.Self-parking is available at the attached LeVeque Garage off of Front St. You can access the building though a walkway located on the second floor of the parking garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 745-0322

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Kathryn Johnoff: (614) 745-0322

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