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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

4.5
656 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / 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. Chef Courtney Nielsen serves culturally inspired cooking utilizing local ingredients with a modern twist.
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Experiences

  • Two for Tuesdays

    $50.00 per person

    Feb 9 - Dec 28, 2021

    Two for Tuesday will include a shareable appetizer, two selected entrees and two desserts for $50. Appetizer choices in 1/2 charcuterie board or Brussels to share. Entree selections include our Half chicken, Short rib stroganoff or Red curry (v). Dessert selections include our lemon tart or chocolate cake (v).

Offers

  • Join us for Happy Hour in the Keep!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Tuesday thru Thursday - 4pm to 6pm- Join us for $8 classic cocktail and some amazing appetizers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 656 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Brunch was delicious. Definitely recommend their eggs benny!

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MariahH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a huge fan in the music group, Odesza, and the entire meal they were planning their songs and it made the wonderful experience even brighter!!! Can’t compliment the staff enough about the wonderful time we had.

Thank you!!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much Mariah. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Kelley, The Keep Director of F&B

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ErinO
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance and atmosphere at The Keep. The service was wonderful and the food was AMAZING.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much Erin. We truly appreciate your feedback.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding; efficient; courteous and non-bothering; Food exceptional - everything was as described; Had a very enjoyable dining experience.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much Joe! We truly appreciate the feedback! Kelley, The Keep

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vipStevenM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect until 10 loud diners placed 3 tables together right next to our booth. Changed the ambiance substantially and not in a good way. That said, we will be back and bring others.

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went for a nice dinner in a romantic setting. Great drinks. Pricey, but that’s to be expected with a hotel bar. The filet was fantastic. The chocolate cake we had for dessert was pretty disappointing, as it was quite dry and tasted old and stale. The service on the restaurant side was a bit snobby, but the bartenders were really friendly. Sat us at two tables pushed together. The waiter said they were waiting for more people to arrive because they normally pull the tables apart for a more romantic setting, so it was a little disappointing to have the awkward empty spots next to us. Overall, the food was really nice but would have loved to have a great dessert to end the meal rather than ending on a disappointing note.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Wine selection, food, and employees were all excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Went for restaurant week and our waiter gave great suggestions. Can’t wait until next time

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BradW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience!! We did the Restaurant Week menu. Everything was delicious. Very nice selection.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 31, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Brad. We truly appreciate it. Kelley, The Keep

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MandyR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem of a spot! Was staying at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed a great meal here. Will definitely be back again next time I am in Columbus!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you Mandy. We truly appreciate the feedback! Kelley, The Keep

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the cocktails. Very respectable breakfast menu while we trudge through a pandemic. When you order, tell them to hold back on salting any food.

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JaniceC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had dinner on a Thursday night. Ambiance is great and perfect restaurant if you are staying at hotel. Everything was very Covid friendly. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service wasn’t up to level of the restaurant. They dropped half my steak frites in the grill so delivered only first half and brought rest after I was almost done. We waited 15 minutes for a to-go iced tea because the waiter forgot. Definitely would return in hopes service is better under normal operations.

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JohnS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you John. We really appreciate the feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginning to end, absolute perfection! The salmon was the best I’ve ever had. The chef is amazing, the lime and coconut and fennel with the salmon was superb. Our waiter was so incredibly warm and attentive without being overly present. We aren’t hurried and enjoyed every bite! Get the charcuterie board and filet, too! You won’t be sorry!!!

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Anniversary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fine dining experience. The service is great and they were very safe and respectful of COVID protocols.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much! We truly appreciate the honest feedback!

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DavidG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! You can't go wrong with a visit to The Keep.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

David, Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback!

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful building, loved the restaurant setting, a very cool environment. The staff we're friendly and knew their menu well. We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas dinner there. Will definitely go back to try their regular menu.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback! Happy Holidays.

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Marybeth
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was the most considerate person. Amazing customer service, amazing food, relaxing and upscale environment. Will definitely visit again.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback! Kelley, The Keep

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KathyM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib is always amazing! Our server was very attentive.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback!

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George
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food! The service was phenomenal, and the food came out very quickly. Would definitely go back.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback!

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vipCynt
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for our family pre Christmas!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Cynt, Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great! The food and drinks were very good but overpriced. The decor and ambiance was on point. Overall I enjoyed the experience. I would go again but it’s not a first choice.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on December 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback!!

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CraigS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem, in my opinion. Love drinks at the bar or a fantastic lunch or dinner...classy decor and excellent service.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you Craig. We truly appreciate the feedback!

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PesayE
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very well sanitized and tables were socially distanced. All wait staff wore proper masks and I felt safe there with my husband to have a nice romantic dinner.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you PesayE!!

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GaryK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Portions were the proper size. Service was spot on. Outstanding value. Will return!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you GaryK!!

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KristaP
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!
Upscale, classy environment without being too stuffy
Overall great experience!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you KristaP. We absolutely love this feedback! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Kelley, The Keep

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Deborah
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The steak was cool & frites(french fries) cool & soggy, got up to retrieve own aoeli sauce for fries. Meatloaf & broccoli good but potatos oversalted & could not eat. A FORGETTABLE MEAL. Quality has gone down for FOOD. It is our 3rd time, other 2 times were 2019 & 2018. Disappointed in a “French” restaurant.

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melissaG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great choice especially during COVID- Safe, delicious and attentive staff when you can’t sit outside! The menu has something for everyone!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you MelissaG. We truly appreciate the feedback. Kelley, The Keep

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vipDebiB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night @The Keep was delicious as always...Creative menu w/unusual twist always beautifully presented. Will definitely be back!!!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you DebiB. We appreciate it and hope to you see again soon :) Kelley, The Keep

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and had drinks/apps here before dinner. The restaurant and hotel are beautiful. Drinks were very well done, as was the charcuterie board.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate the feedback :) Kelley, The Keep

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at the keep, and it’s both a sin and a gift more people don’t know about this place. I won’t go crazy detailing everything amazing about this spot, but it is not an overstatement in any way to say it is so. The service, the drinks, the meal, and dessert... not disappointed in either visit through any point of the experience! The manager, who also happened to be our server this most recent trip, is a true gentleman and you can just tell that he loves the establishment in which he both runs and represents, and is also extremely knowledgeable in regards to details about the wines and their origins, the meals and how well they pair with what, etc... which perhaps is to be expected, but the delivery is what really stands out to me....
In short, this is hands down my favorite spot in Columbus, and I’d challenge anyone who goes there to not agree

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you so much! I will share this with Jimmy. Kelley, The Keep Director of F&B

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Danielle
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Everyone loved the restaurant.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you Danielle. We appreciate the feedback! Kelley, The Keep

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vipOhiocoalman
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant, had been to the bar once before. It was great. It was a Saturday night and they were relatively busy. We had a booth and were happy about that. We split the endive salad and chicken soup for apps and both were top notch.
I had the pork shank and my wife had the pasta with short rib. We both loved our mains.
For dessert we split the fry cake and ice cream. It was incredible. The coffee was good too--French press.
Great for a special occasion.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 6, 2020

Ohiocoalman, thank yo so much for the kind words! We truly appreciate it. Kelley, The Keep

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KatyH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was great!! Enteee took a little longer than expected but was delicious! Great charcuterie board!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on October 6, 2020

KatyH, thank you so much for you feedback! Kelley, The Keep

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Mark
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, service was excellent. Most of the food was outstanding, though my dinner entrée (scallops) included a zhug (think chimichurri) that was so overly spicy that it obliterated the taste of the entrée, and left my mouth on fire. The menu didn't explain what a "zhug" was, and it did not state that the dish was spicy.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on September 30, 2020

Mark, thank you for your feedback! We truly appreciate it. Kelley, The Keep

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AshleyR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service~ everyone was extremely friendly that we encountered. The ambiance (lighting + music) were great, and the food was good too. Will definitely want to return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bar. Service and food was excellent

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking time to leave feedback!

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DTM24
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The steak was overcooked, sweet potatoes were undercooked, but the salmon was good. The staff was friendly, but very slow considering there were more restaurant personnel than patrons at the establishment.

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CathyK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband's birthday here with our son. Food was well prepared and very tasty, drinks were YUM, very comfortable ambience and just love the Art Deco design and architecture throughout the building. We will def go back, sooner rather than later.

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Nicole
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was very flavorful and tender. Our server was very knowledgeable about the dishes and recommended a great Merlot

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 4.5 stars by 656 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.