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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM
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DRINKS
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The Keep Manhattan
Keep's Private Select Maker's Mark, Watershed Nocino, Orange and Chocolate Bitters, Luxardo Cherry
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Leveque 75
Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Cava
12
In Brasserie Fashione
Basil Hayden's Bourbon, St. Germaine Liquor, Angostura Ice Ball, Orange, Cherry
12
Rat Pack Hooch
Cognac, Jim Beam Black, Domain de Canton, Orange Juice, Orange Bitters
12
Front St. Fizz
Choice of Vodka Or Gin, Seasonal Syrup, Lemon, Cava
12
The Citadel
Bulleit Bourbon, Cherry, Lime, Ginger Beer
Sponsored by: The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Excellent lunch
1. Excellent lunch
"Three ladies loved the beet salad and the friendly waitress!"
gobucksbeatmichigan
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2. ~stylish~
2. ~stylish~
"if they're going for the "speak easy feel" they've nailed it!"
mjpk25
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3. Wonderful meal
3. Wonderful meal
"The service was some of the best I’ve had at a restaurant. "
aaronstew
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About
Step into The Keep Restaurant and Liquor Bar and you’ll find a chef-driven, modern brasserie with a speakeasy bar. It’s the best of the 1920s, with a 21st Century twist, inspired by its location in historic LeVeque Tower, an art deco masterpiece completed in 1927. Drawing on local and regional ingredients, award-winning Chef Jonathan Olson reinvents beloved classic dishes using modern techniques, creativity and a dash of sophistication. Tucked away on the second floor of the Tower, The Keep gives the same imaginative update to its intimate speakeasy lounge. Old-school cocktails enjoy a fresh remake with flavorful house-made syrups and botanicals. The wine list features old- and new-world vintages
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews brunch ceviche monkfish oysters beet salad chicken and waffles open kitchen raw bar french cuisine table seating romantic dinner wonderful meal saturday night an appetizer food was great seasoning chef
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here before a show at the Palace. The bar is fabulous. Manhattans were great. Served on the rocks over one large ice cube. Perfect. The food was delicious and the server very attentive but, the noise was ridiculous. The table next to us...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CARIBBEAN757
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a fabulous little gem, a short walk from the Ohio Theatre. Valet parking stays open after the evening show ends. Super convenient. It's very Art Deco design with a grand marble staircase leading you up to the lounge and restaurant. There is table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bradermd2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying 4 nights in the Hotel LeVeque, I'm so glad I happened into The Keep. Will was my waiter. He was gracious and professional. Corey, the Food and Beverage guy stopped by and seemed genuinely interested when asking about my experience. The food was beautiful...prompting...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank billmoll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 5:15 reservation and order shortly after. It was a half-hour before an appetizer emerged. We told our waitress we had a hard stop at 6:20 - going to the theater next door for a show. At 6:18 we were brought two entrees...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Andrewek
Reviewed March 10, 2019

had the pleasure of enjoying the bar and sunday brunch...the ambience is wonderful and very stylish...if they're going for the "speak easy feel" they've nailed it!...everything is well thought out from the décor, to the worn leather chairs and couches, lighting is perfection...had a couple...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank mjpk25
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Visited the bar, not very busy, took way to long to get service. When we asked for service, received major attitude from one bartender and she told us the other bartender would be with us. No acknowledgement of our wait and it was like we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SKIVT555
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

I was looking forward to dinner here. I love French food and few places have escargot and duck on the menu. Sadly I walked away after a $200 meal saying “meh”. First - they are not equipped for a pre theater crowd. At all. They...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank SwimMom2001
Reviewed February 13, 2019

from handling two to 8, the restaurant was great. Service was excellent and they were able to adjust menu to whims of our grandchildren as well as prepare a great meal for adults

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dfutransky
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Very cozy and quiet place for a romantic dinner and drinks. The bar is very trendy. The food was great. Portions were a bit small but delicious. Service was really good. We'll be back for sure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johnfZ2893ZO
Reviewed January 2, 2019

For being a hotel restaurant, this one's very good. Cozy interior. Food was very good.Friendly efficient service.

Date of visit: October 2018
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