Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

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A top restaurant in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is a full service, upscale, traditional steak and seafood restaurant and bar serving lunch, dinner, brunch and private functions. It's a favorite place to eat for the whole family. The restaurant offers full flavored prime rib, plus delectable steak and fresh seafood. Diners enjoy attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of an old tavern. Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is housed in a free-standing building, similar in style to those of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farms, complete with deep brown timbers, four inviting fireplaces, and race horse memorabilia. This fun restaurant is located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. Its five separate dining rooms with 215 seats and a 65-seat bar lounge offer something for everyone.
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MW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. We were there on a Monday night and the service was terrific.

h
Cincinnati
115 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great neighborhood restaurant with a broad menu. Everything they do is done well. The bar area is especially nice. The chicken special on Monday, salmon, and meatloaf entrees were delicious. We will make it a regular place for us.

DD
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first (or last) time to meet a business associate at Parkers. Although the menu isn't extensive -- it is varied and offers sufficient options -- and everything we've had has been great. Atmosphere is lively but not too noisy. The decorations are calming/homy with a horse racing theme -- but there is a level of sophistication throughout.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready on time, the server was attentive, but not overbearing. The food was excellent.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice waiter. Food was good

s
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel down from Dayton occasionally for your brunch on Sunday, we love this place!

J
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love going to Parkers and sitting in the Bar listening to music. Food is always good. Service also very good. This time it seemed that the cocktail and beer pours were a little on the short size for the cost. Hope they correct that!

WM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for early dinner no one was there had a room to ourselves service was some of the best service I ever had food was great, pretty good whiskey selection as well, will be back.

j
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with terrific service and food

DF
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We always enjoy Parkers my only disappointment was that the main seating area is not open on Sunday. The Bar area is nice but the main seating area is nicer. We will go back as we truly like Parkers and we hope to check out the new menu.

RP
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Sunday brunches in the city. I always overeat! A lot of variety. Great service. Relaxing & casual atmosphere.

KC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the cozy atmosphere, great food, and friendly service!

W
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This was a big disappointment. Food was good, but the service that we received from our waitress, Shannon, was so bad that it ruined the whole experience. Maybe it was just a bad luck of the draw in terms of servers. Last time we were there the service was exceptional.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good. Initial service in bar was slow after sat down

BA
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasty good excellent quality, large portion, good service, comfortable seating

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - always reliable

S
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and loved the bar atmosphere with the music.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow

m
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Swordfish was VERY fishy smelling and rubbery, steak was severely undercooked. Quality has consistently gone downhill over past year; will probably be our last visit there.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Parker’s is a large restaurant, but we were crammed in the back behind the fireplace. Absolutely nothing to see. Approximately 12 tables were in a small space. In addition, I put in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and I even mentioned it, but nothing.

MK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly professional and accommodating from the host to the server. Food was very tasty. Highly recommend for all American comfort food.
Adjusted dishes to accommodate allergies. The server added to the dinners pleasure with her smile attentiveness and charm.

AC
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time with my best friend here. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Loved the nostalgic decor.... Food was very delicious.

MW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday Brunch is AMAZING! A very wide variety. There is something for everyone. It was all delicious. The omelette and waffle stations had so many options. The carved prime rib was delicious. It was a nice bonus to get a mimosa, bloody mary or glass of champagne with the brunch.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was on it the whole time. We got there at 10:30 am, so it wasn't crowded. It did pick up after the 11 am hour. The food was tasty and plenty of it.

LB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The service was fantastic. The meal was spectacular. The best Brussels sprouts we have ever had!! The perfect way to end the week.

C
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

MB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time with family celebrating my daughter's birthday

DN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to entertain out of town family before they left. Ambiance, service and food were top notch.

TR
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

m
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Parker’s is a nice casual dining experience for meeting up with friends. Little dark in the main Dining room. The bar area is fun with music on Friday nights but we opted for quiet but it still was hard to hear each other.
Salmon salad was perfect. Our waitress suggested medium well salmon so it would not be “slimy’”
Burger was good said our friends. Overall a good experience.
Suggest. More varied menu.

r
Charlotte
87 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good place to come for a bite and there are a lot of options. Nice place for a business dinner

AW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was not our first time to visit Parker’s and it won’t be our last. The food was good and we enjoyed the herb encrusted cod and the jambalaya. We did have a problem with the service provided by our waiter though. We had ordered salads with our meals and the entree was brought to the table without the salads or any mention of them. We asked about the salads and we told that he had forgotten the salads. The waiter then suggested that he could take our entrees back, bring us a salad, and then reheat our entrees. That suggestion was not going to work well for the cod and we told him so. Long pause from him, until I suggested that he remove the salads from our order. He apologized once again for his error and went about his business. I understand that this can happen particularly on a Saturday night, but when it has happened before there has always been an offer “to make it right” by providing a desert free our the wine...something. Nothing like that here. I would have rated this experience 5 stars if the service had matched the food. My opinion of Parker’s has always been 5 stars in the past.

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I was disappointed that the occasion wasn’t acknowledged even though I indicated it when I made the reservation . We were also seated in the bar ? Area where the noise level was hard to compete with even though it didn’t seem extremely busy.

s
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Second year here for our anniversary dinner first year was great had nice both quiet this year was out in the bar area which was loud which surprised me because I put it was a special occasion so not pleased with that. The Parker’s chopped salad had random ingredients such as green beans radishes and no green onion or red onion at all so a little disappointed and the dessert which I got cheesecake looked like it was just scraped from the pan also the asparagus was very hard with no seasoning very bland.overall experience was ok but not what I hoped for to celebrate our anniversary will not be visiting anytime soon.

TG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Eric is an outstanding server with a great personality! He really takes pride in his job and knows the menu to a tee.

J
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch. Food was very good seemed to be pre-packaged.

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal. She did a great job taking care of us.

CS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The prime rib was disappointing. Flavor was good, but cut was tough.

R
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went there because of restaurant week. Parker’s would not allow us to share the restaurant week meal. We’re not big eaters so the restaurant week menu was too much for one of us. Therefore we ordered from the regular menu and shared. Prime rib was 80% fat. The manager comp us on the entree and offered to give us something else. We declined. Didn’t want to be disappointed again. Music was great! Drinks were good. Not likely we’ll ever return there or recommend this restaurant.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We went to check out restaurant week. Staff was excellent, but the food was just passable and priced high. Will not return.

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