It's the place for those after a dose of the Park Street vibe and somewhere you can actually sit down.
You'll find comfy repose in a number of leather chairs and couches lining a row of windows that face Vine Street, plus a long series of chic high-backed booths with low-lying tables. Stools line a three-sided bar that, refreshingly, values both elbow room and the shine of steel.
A more secluded area lies toward the back, separated from bar proper by panels of frosted glass that change color with the flip of a switch. (Light's a big part of the decor. It's pretty cool.)
From each of these beautiful sections, you can sample high-end martinis and small-plate creations, the bar's specialties. The Three Melon Martini, for example, boasts Three Olives Watermelon, Cointreau, fresh cantaloupe and watermelon purees, and frozen melon balls. Others are similarly unique.
The tapas include a smattering of hot and cold dishes. Select plates are available for half-price during happy hour, running 5 to 8 p.m. weekdays. Skip the coconut shrimp ($8) for the excellent chips and salsa ($7), which comes with salty crisps and two tasty dips.
The bar recently came under new management, and a new menu is pending.
Mozaik bills itself as a lounge and tapas bar, but in two short months it has widened its offerings to compete for attention in the moving, shaking district around Nationwide Arena. In a way, the lounge has put forth a significant effort to be all things to all people.
For starters, you can get 10-cent wings and $2 Labatt Blue bottles before Blue Jackets games. From 5 to 11 p.m. Mondays, you can get a filet mignon dinner for $7. Thursday's college night offers $2 Bud Light, select $2 shots and $3 wells. DJs spin Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
"There's so much you can do with this place," said Jay Knapp, the bar's operating partner, who plans to tweak many aspects of the business.