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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

4.5
677 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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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. Reservations are set with a 90 minute time limit.
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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 - 10:00 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 677 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BBad
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I took my mom and grandmother here for their Mother's day brunch. The special menu had good variety and the food was tasty but the service left a lot to be desired. They were short staffed, didn't seem prepared for the service, and were very slow with delivering drinks from the bar, etc. Overall not a bad experience, but I am not sure one I would choose again!

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vipCMac
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING Mother's Day Brunch Menu. Perfect way to end our overnight stay at the Leveque. The menu was great.

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vipCMac
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day overnight stay with Dinnerat The Keep. Couldn't have asked for anything else, service was perfect, as were menu selections ...Will be back

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SarahS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are amazing. Try the steak frites!

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kayl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this dining experience and I would come back again. Tasty cocktails, great steak frites, and a delicious, tender pork handheld were highlights.

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Jd36
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner here! The atmosphere was swanky without being stuffy, and the staff were incredibly kind and accommodating. Keri was a wonderful server! There was a wide variety of food to choose from, and we had many different plates to try things. I absolutely loved the reuben sandwich, but there was too much gooey bread/deep fried outside and not enough filling inside. It would have been a 5/5 dish if that was remedied :)

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jd36 for the feedback. We truly appreciate the kind words as well as the feedback on the food. I will ensure to share this with my team! Kelley, The Keep

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CarlosP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice fancy place, i wouldnt say they have the best food in town but its really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we ever had! So worth visiting this hidden gem. The French Onion Soup, Steak Frites and Lemon Tart were beyond delicious and are highly recommended.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. We truly appreciate it and I cannot wait to share this with my team. We hope to see you back soon :) Kelley, The Keep

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Season the food. Cheese and meat shouldn’t be your best menu item. I know people sometimes are kind of forced to eat there since it’s in the hotel but the menu is executed very poorly all around. I tried the pasta my fiancé ate and I felt bad for the person who made it. It was everything pasta shouldn’t be, over cooked, over sauced, and tasted like unseasoned cream, no bordelaise flavor, not even parm or pecorino flavor to try even add some Italian to it. Taste the food before sending it out. We cancelled reservations somewhere else to try the keep and it was the dumbest thing we’ve ever done. The pork belly needs to be fried also, you can’t do soft everything on a sandwich and expect it to taste dynamic. Season the slaw, season the aioli. Season everything please. For the people that stay there and want a decent meal, because you literally couldn’t pay me to eat there again. My fiancé and I just laughed and said hey they can’t all be winners. It was top 5 worst cocktails and food I’ve ever paid for in my life. And that’s hard to do. You almost had to try to not make anything good. Besides the charcuterie, which you can’t really even take that much credit for.

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StephenI
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Location is great and food was well presented. However, service was lacking.

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vipWildOrchidXXX
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Normally this is a great go place. We went during a special occasion/holiday: Easter. The only meal offered was a pre made family style easter meal wish was "ok". The flavor was pretty good but the selection and temperature were both lukewarm. The service is normally excellent and this time is was acceptable. Maybe this staff was not the standard evening high volume staff. Normally this place is a pretty good go to. Next time I will read the fine print.

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MaryH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Easter dinner and great service. Will definitely be back!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you so much MaryH. We truly appreciate it and happy you enjoyed the Easter Dinner. Kelley, The Keep

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback! We truly appreciate it. Kelley, The Keep

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TiffanyH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brady was our server, and he is so kind. Although this is a higher scale restaurant, he made us feel comfortable by being so warm and calm.
We sat up at the bar by the kitchen, and that was a nice experience. Everyone was so clean and put care into their work. At one point I started to ask Brady if there was a garlic aioli sauce for my fries, and before I finished my sentence- one of the kitchen staff was handing it over the bar to me! ha.
It was a really nice experience, especially for such reasonable prices.

and the cocktails- perfect.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on April 7, 2021

Hello Tiffany, thank you so much for the feedback. We truly appreciate it. I will share this with Brady. Thank you, Kelley, The Keep

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Kevin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the service was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food is just ok. Drinks and atmosphere were great.

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NathanU
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time and really enjoyed our drinks and meals.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you Nathan, we truly appreciate the feedback. Kelley, The Keep

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to The Keep and I cannot believe it’s taken me so long to try! It’s in the beautiful historic Levecque Tower downtown and has a warm ambiance that’s modern yet has vintage details. The staff was very pleasant and skilled, the food was delicious, and they even gave a member of my party a free dessert for their birthday. I’ll definitely consider this restaurant again for a nice evening out.

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on March 21, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for the amazing review and stars! We truly do appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again. Kelley, The Keep

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vipTiffanieR
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we had! The brussels sprouts were amazing, the veggie dip sandwich was incredible, and the chocolate cake was outstanding. The chef was very accommodating to our vegan requests. The lavender bees knees was my favorite cocktail. The service was impeccable. It was a fabulous meal!

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

Thank you Tiffanie. We truly do appreciate your feedback and hope to see you all again in the near future. Kelley, The Keep

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vipJessicaJ
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I made a reservation for my parents for Valentine’s Day! They really loved the cocktail menu and the environment of the bar. They said the menu was limited but food was overall good!

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yumfun
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience!

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you so much!

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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
Columbus
3 reviews
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
9 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
11 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
Columbus
6 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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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 677 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.