About Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

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.

4200 Cooper Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45242
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Reed Hartman

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 891-8300

Website:
http://parkersblueash.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Friday and Saturdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Dining Rooms Available

Executive Chef:
Joel Gregorcyk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour daily from 3:30pm-7:00pm in the Tap Room. An entire half priced food menu, along with half priced drafts, and $2.00 of all wines by the glass, $1.00 off all spirits, and $.50 off beers. Parkers also has four private dining rooms to suit your party needs for sit downs from 10-60 people, and cocktail parties for up to 100 people.

Private Dining

Our private dining rooms offer a great setting for everything from intimate dining to large parties and private rooms for events. We proudly play host to rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties and business functions on a regular basis.

Parkers Blue Ash Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (21)
Cozy (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Romantic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Live Sports (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

We were looking for a place to celebrate our 10year breast cancer survival. We wanted to dress nice. Met our expectations

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately, this was an underwhelming experience. The service was awkward but efficient. The food was good but not great. Neither my wife or I particularly enjoyed our meals, the short rib and the ribeye. My risotto was still grainy and definitely not the creamy consistency that I would hope for. Parker's presents themselves as upscale casual dining but I think the overall experience is uninspired and blasé. The building itself is very nice. I would be happy to try again for their Sunday brunch, but I don't think I would recommend returning for dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Visited for Valentine's Day with family. Limited menu but good options. Shrimp scampi, salmon and mahi mahi were are choices. All very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

I have gone to Parkers many times in the past but was disappointed on Valentines Day when I sat down and saw it was a limited menu. And the limited menu was beef or sea food. No chicken entree to choose. I do not eat sea food and wasn't interested in the high price Filet. I was just surprised that something as widely eaten as Chicken and which would be a more affordable choice was not one of the offerings.

Will double check next time on a special day.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great way to spend Sunday afternoon! We really enjoyed the food and our server Eric.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waitress (Peg?) was excellent. The beginning service was spot on...the main course was a bit slow. Obviously the kitchen was overwhelmed. The food was just as ordered and hot (or cold) as required. The western/horse racing theme wasn't what we expected, however it was tastefully decorated.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Prices are on the higher end so I would expect high quality food and service. Some of the food was great- some was cold. By the time the server checked back, (very long time) the rest of the meal was eaten. The offer was to replace the cold food which was fine but the server seemed annoyed to have to box it to take home since all the meals were already eaten prior. Won’t be high on our list to return to unfortunately. We were hoping we found a great new eating spot!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Definitely recommend Parker’s Blue Ash Tavern to anyone for a nice evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had the Sunday Brunch and it was delicious. As a vegetarian, I was disappointed there were not enough vegetables to choose from. And mash potatoes were missing. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would come back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Liked the décor. Server did a nice job. Food delivery forgot steak knife, butter and sour creme. Server immediately had it brought out. Nice job, took a few extra minutes to get drinks server apologized, said bartender was a little backed up. Overall, I will definitely recommend. Need to try Sunday.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My friend and I met for dinner! It was wonderful at Parker's! I will tell you that the waiter (and I so wish I remembered his name) was incredible! We sat in the back near the fireplace!
He let us talk for a long time, waited on us with unlimited ice tea and coffee throughout the evening (which was long for us as we talked forever)!
The food was outstanding! It always is there!
Would highly recommend Parker's!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great brunch!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Really nice Sunday brunch in a city where we are lucky to have lots of places to choose from! The seafood choices were nicely presented..the seafood mac and cheese was delish! Lots of traditional brunchy food as well! Yum!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was o.k., not bad, served in small portions, and moderate prices.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a very quaint place as this was our first time there. We were put in a very small 2 person booth. Crowded tables in the restaurant, but cozy. The server was very good. The food, we both had prime rib, was very good.
It is a nice night out.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Unfortunately we went on this Saturday evening 7:00 reservation looking for rare, and medium rare prime rib. Only well done left. I suspect they did not want to split the next roast. They picked up the entrees but it really was disappointing. I doubt we get a make up invite.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good for a reasonable price...a nice varied menu that can meet every ones needs..

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Steak was cooked perfectly! and worked with very well with the salad. Bar area and cocktails could use a little updating. There is a lot going on in the cocktail world and the bar keep didn't discuss, ask, present or really engage with us about choices, variations, new ideas.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very average overpriced food. Seats in booth very uncomfortable. Decor is dated and in serious need of both cleaning and upgrade. Service was adequate, not friendly not great. Server was distant and seemed like he couldn't care less if we enjoyed our meal. Refills for our drinks were never offered. We did not receive food quality, portion size or service value that justified the prices charged. Too bad. This was once a nice place to dine.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food and good service. Always enjoy going to Parker’s for brunch. Good variety of food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

You were out of the prime rib in the medium rare category. Not good.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Parkers has had a great menu for years. The bar would be great if they expanded into the west dining room especially when they have music, as for a freezing January Friday night, the bar was wall-to-wall including the bar seats ! It's quite pricey for a fish fry at $18.99 , but I really like it. The atmosphere with the horse racing game theme is comfortable and relaxing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wait staff was forgot several requests. Few other guests due to snow. Should have been perfect service but was not

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was slow.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always good! I recently discovered the baked French Onion soup and is now a favorite

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great ambiance. Nice fireplace. Romantic. Music may need some mellowing ie Sinatra, etc.
Turn down volume also/ Filet Mignon was very good but don't expect their specialty they are noted for (prime rib) any more except on Fri and Sat - a big dissapointment! The bar area looked crowded, but we did not try it on this occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our friends gathering of five thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. Service was great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I stopped by for the Sunday Brunch buffett. They had a nice selection of entrees that were very creative. The carving station had Ham and Prime rib. I will return soon just love this place

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We like Parkers however guests in the next cube had a dog which whined and squeaked the entire time. I was offering lunch to 2 women one of whom I had not met before. It was an informal business connect. I am a dog lover have 2 dogs myself however if the dog is poorly trained and impacting the ambience other guests enjoying their meal this is not acceptable. Parkers said they were working on it but from my standpoint no action was taken to help with this - the couple with the dog looked to be regulars. It was a disappointing experience for me and my guests.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good for a group. Good app

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went to the Sunday brunch with 8 family members. The food was excellent and the service was very good. There was something at the buffet for everyone to enjoy eating. We always look forward to going to Parkers Blue Ash Tavern. Our young grandchildren also enjoyed their meals. Our daughter-in-law went with us for the first time and rated it an A+.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was great , food was tasty , and the entertainment - Jeff Henry - was great. Would come back to restaurant on nights Jeff is the entertainment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Music, Live Sports, Casual, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wow, turn the music down. We asked our waiter to see if the music volume could be lowered. He said he’d ask the manager. It didn’t get lower. In fact, the bar area was much quieter than the main dining area. We did mention to the hostess on the way out it was way too loud for a lunchtime crowd, or any time of day. It’s not a disco.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a nice dinner and the service was great! The menu was somewhat limited but good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The gentleman who didn’t greet us was very rude. His attitude was unpleasant and made our family feel unwelcome. We didn’t have a reservation when we walked in and were told it would be quite a wait. I got on Open Table and reserved a seat right away. This aggravated him further. He was rude about it a d said that was the problem with open table.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been here once before and our experience was much different this time. Appetizers arrived quickly. Entrees and dessert service took forever! The kitchen couldn't keep up with the orders, possibly since there were 2 large parties in the party rooms during our visit. Reconsider a visit here if you go during peak times. Our previous visit was at 5p and we had no issues.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The atmosphere is very cool but the food was a let down. I had the Prime Rib and my husband had the strip steak. Definitely better steaks elsewhere. The highlight was desert. We highly recommend the brulee cheesecake.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We live in the neighborhood so it was close on a cold evening when I didn't want to cook. The calamari is excellent and we split the chicken sausage pasta dish. Which you had to look really hard to find any chicken and there was literally one piece of sausage. We had to laugh because at Teller's in Hyde Park they have the same dish and it's loaded with chicken and sausage. Also, when we ordered we told the waitress we wanted the calamari first but we had taken 2 bites of it and she was bringing out the pasta dish. I said to her that we wanted it later and she took the pasta back to the kitchen; when it came back out it was very cold. At this point it was no use to complain because we did not see her again until we had to flag her down to get another drink. Bad experience! Don't know if we will give this place another try or not.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great dinner food and service was excellent. We enjoy coming to Parkers for a relaxing dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service and outstanding food.

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