Level (Closed Permanently)

95% love it
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Chic dining club
High quality ingredients, trendy decor, and a price tag to match.
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    • boxers
      boxers Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Sadly, Level has closed...

    • JBriggsC
      JBriggsC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun bartenders who know how to take care of you.

    • ravenofodin
      ravenofodin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Will definitely visit again!!
      From a little town where our traffic is tractors on the road this place made me feel like I never left home. Not in the way that's it's like our hole in the wall down town I mean the environment the staff and even other visitors were friendly. They don't care who you are or what you are they will except you just because you are you. I took my fiancé(recently as 2 weeks and counting) for a surprise trip to the gallery hop and Greek festival. As I am bisexual he is straight but very open with his sexuality and has never been to a gay bar. Out of all the bars we seen this one jumped out at us and said come on in sit eat mingle have a drink and meet some friendly awesome people! So we enjoyed ourselves in the lounge upstairs. Thank you Level for making our night on the town a one to remember.

    • robertyounkman
      robertyounkman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Short north deliciousness!
      Love the food, drinks and staff here... another great place to visit in the short north!

    • MreXile2013
      MreXile2013 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to eat meet friends and have fun
      Great food and service friendly staff 5 Star

    • JussyBeales
      JussyBeales Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Diggin it!

    • rspirelli
      rspirelli Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good less pretentious people
      A step up from Union on many levels.

    • fedacct
      fedacct Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Overpriced and all about presentation
      Looks nice and has potential. Food has a modern presentation that really doesn't add much to the quality. I stopped going here because I "drank and dashed" after I couldn't get the bartender's attention to pay my bill. It seemed that he preferred to talk to other patrons. I guess I wasn't cool enough.

    • jdhummell
      jdhummell Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Absolutely Wonderful
      My boyfriend and I had dinner here on New Years Eve. We made a reservation and were seated at the best table in the house- a table on the second floor surrounded on three sides by windows with a panoramic view of High Street. I had the Sinless Chicken and he had pasta- both entrees were wonderful. Our server was polite and prompt and didn't try to rush us one bit, even though it was New Years Eve. The second level feels much more intimate than the first. Level draws an upscale crowd. The music was the perfect level for the dinner hour, 7pm, and the restaurant was very clean. The prices stand out, too: between the two entrees, plus a Blue Moon and a Bud Select, our bill was under $30! I can't say enough good things about Level. If I'm ever looking for a nice, upscale dinner in the Short North at reasonable prices, I'll look no farther than Level!

    • goldtone
      goldtone Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice decor
      Great drinks! Def worth stopping in!

    • poloclub
      poloclub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      FAST FUN
      The staff is great,attentive,and make you feel welcome. Food and drinks are the best.

    • top4ybtm
      top4ybtm Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Place. Love the atmosphere and the food!

    • justjamez
      justjamez Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Interesting Concept
      My friend and I visited a few weeks ago, and I must say it was a pleasant experience. The music/videos were jumping, the food was tasty and moderately priced, and the ambience was inviting. The bar tenders were great with the drinks too-- lots of delightful choices to choose from. This is a place for young hipsters and yuppie professionals-- gay and straight alike, enjoying a nice night on the town. My only negative was the place became a little too full after about 930pm. It could literally use another "level" to balance out the first two. I would recommend bringing a friend or two, as this isn't the venue to make new friends. Lots of neighborhood regulars caught up in their cozy corners. All in all I would definitely visit again. If you make a stop in Colombus and youre a fan of nightlife, you definitely have to check this out!...

    • poptarts
      poptarts Over a year ago
      Hates it

      too hoity-toity!
      Visited once, too upscale for my taste, bartenders not very friendly and super judgemental. drink prices not that great.

    • socialchronic
      socialchronic Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Woohoo for level...
      I really like this place. The staff is so friendly considering the decor. The food is delicious and not overpriced! Anyone that thinks the menu is overpriced should walk down the street to U and then compare and contrast quality/price. Level wins. I ventured into level on a Tuesday night and walked into the 614locals night. All the tables were moved in the main dining area to make a dance floor,lights dimmed and a mix of urban/house/techno music blaring along with a mix of black,white,straight,gay hipsters to match. My friend and I gave each other a collective "wtf?" look, ordered cocktails and stayed till close. Needless to say we went back every tuesday for about 2 months straight. Level offers something that columbus needed, a non cliche approach to the ultra lounge. Even the straight bars in this city don't have the genuine feel that level has. Thank you for this :) i hear they are opening a patio?