|I was a "beta tester"|
Overall I would describe dining at Level 257 as slightly quirky but surprisingly conventional. To begin with I had to work out the restaurant was up the unsignposted stairs. Later I saw a chilled staff member posted at the bottom to help people figure this out.
The menu is fairly limited with many upscale elements and priced to match. My chicken carbonara came with a raw egg broken on top, and a waiter with a block of cheese to grate over it and a pepper grinder. It did not however come with very much chicken or bacon. This mixed high end/cheap end message pretty much carried through the entire dining experience which ended with a nicely made latte that was barely tepid. The bill for two people (two dinners, one dessert, one glass of wine, two coffees) came to $68 without tip. Which is more than average but less than outrageous.
The decor is a mismatch of odd elements. Studded leather chairs, colorful banners over bowling lanes, stuffed moose head on the wall. Individually rolled cloth hand towels were provided in the bathroom to dry your hands. All around the dining area are areas to play games, which the wait staff barely mentioned although they provided generally very attentive and affable service. I left not knowing whether they function as a normal bowling alley or this is available only to those coming for fine dining. The extensive game playing areas were not occupied other than one couple who had found a vintage game of battleships in the far corner and were putting it to use.