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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Business Meals (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Live Music (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I hate to leave bad reviews, but I was unimpressed. The martinis were not good, not good at all. We felt rushed the entire time we were there, a plate would be set down, and they would come right back asking if you were done eating. I will say, the food was excellent, but the rest of the dinning experience was horrible.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I would recommend for any reason, anytime. First time there Nov. 4th, birthday celebration and everything was perfect! Salmon was best ever! Patricia our server, was exceptional. It was an expensive meal but no regrets! Thank ypu

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious meal. Good slice of prime rib. Nice leftovers. Surprised by big price hike since i was last there. Excellent friendly seevice.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went to Parker's Tavern upon recommendation by a friend. The theme of a classy restaurant had 90's music playing which I don't have a problem with, but the theme didn't fit well with the music in my opinion. The server wasn't paying much attention to our table. Had the black bean burger and it was soggy and not appetizing. After our server finally came to the table asking if we needed anything, I informed her I didn't like the burger. She didn't care much and still put it on our bill. The service for the food was not the greatest although the server was kind, nothing against that individual. Although, customer service should be the number one priority. Overall, I do not recommend going. My significant other had a burger and said the taste was not pleasing as well. Sad to say our first time going was not the greatest.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was my first visit to this particular restaurant and there is a lot of history displayed. The service was exceptional. The menu was not extensive, but the food was quite exceptional. Perfect especially with their fireplace blazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love having brunch at Parker’s!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

As a new patron I wish the server would have greeted us as such, explained where to go..and offered us the free drink with our brunch and the beignets I seen on all the tables.....it would have made us feel more comfortable coming there for the first time. Nice facility, brunch food was good nothing special though for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As with our many other visits, we had a great time! Prime rib is awesome, Poutine was phenomenal and the creme brulee cheese cake was fantastic! I can't wait for our next time there.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

obviously, caters to an older crowd. Service was so so and the food was good at best.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very much enjoyed the food and our friendly server. However she forgot to bring a second glass of wine that was requested so her otherwise excellent service was downgraded.
The noise level was very low in our booth across from the big fireplace. We liked that a lot. We enjoyed a nice anniversary dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Great experience. Would highly recommend to anyone for a nice evening out

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It took about an hour to get our main course from the time we ordered it due to a large party that appeared to take priority. However, server was exceptional! I believe the problem was in the kitchen. Food was mediocre for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love the ambiance and Parker's is a long time favorite of mine!! This last visit I was disappointed in our food. Food quality was on the par with cheaper "chain" restaurants but more expensive. Not a lot of originality in the menu. I won't be back for a long time unless it's to order a hamburger not a nice meal.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Prime Rib was very tough; ate about 1/2
Fish was not totally cooked; ate about 1/2
servers did offer nothing to remedy this

In hindsight should have returned the food in the beginning

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went there twice in a week, very nice place in every way.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance of the brunch date with my wife for our anniversary. Early reservation allowed us to be in a quiet, intimate atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for brunch with friends before going to the theater. Our server was attentive, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The food was outstanding -- especially the biscuits and gravy and the braised beef and noodles. The salads were fresh and everything was well-presented.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great appetizers..."mashed potato balls" are fabulous! Rack of lamb and salmon were great.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

prime rib was a terrible cut of meat, fatty, not worth the price

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Outstanding!!!!!;

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

visited on Cincinnati Restaurant Week--very disappointed with dinner
prime rib was not tender--sent back--same on return--difficult to cut with a steak knife
other diner was scallops--only 4 scallops --not very big
will not return

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our first visit, however, it will no be our last as we were very impressed with the food quality and service. Two of us had the Saturday prime rib special, one the Penne pasta with shrimp and one the cedar plank salmon and all were very good. Pricing was in-line with this type of restaurant - an excellent value!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I've been there twice (once for lunch and once for dinner) and enjoyed it immensely both times! My father-in-law, however, had quite a different experience. He ordered the prime rib and was very disappointed. He thought it was fatty and chewy (i never order prime rib because it's like that everywhere and every time I get it). He was disappointed in the service, as well. I thought the service was very good. Unfortunately, because the only time I get to Ohio is to visit my father-in-law, it is unlikely that we'll be back to this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good, server was over the top. Atmosphere always enjoyable

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had been to Parker's a few years ago and have been trying to find the time to return. We will not wait that long again. From the time we walked in until we left a few hours later was a wonderful experience. Sat at the bar for Happy Hour and then was seated at our table. Service and food was excellent. Looking forward to going back and eating at the Tavern.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Rebecca our waitress was fantastic, attentive, good with our kids, fun and not over bearing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We showed up 9:30pm on Friday night. Prime rib was sold out which can be expected. Ordered drinks which took longer then it should have, probably 20+ min, had to remind the server. . Dinner was good and arrived with in a reasonable time. Check was billed incorrectly. Just didn't leave a good first impression, most likely would not return. I still left a decent tip, sometimes things happen.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went to Parker's for Restaurant Week and was just blown away by how good the food was! We have plans to go back for brunch on a Sunday sometime soon! The patio and bar area looked nice too, and while it's pricey, it's pricey for a darn good reason.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Nice place, but I thought the food and service was only marginally decent for the price that we paid.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Met friends here during Cincinnati Restaurant Week. Love the setting and location and interior of the restaurant. Selected the meatloaf as my entree because I was craving comfort food. It was good, but not something I would necessarily order again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Nice place to eat . Service and food consistently good

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food was amazing, service was impeccable, and the equestrian decor was charming. Creme brulee cheesecake was the best dessert I have ever tasted!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server was Robert. He had a good sense of humor and personality. Food was tasty as always. We love going to Parker's.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went to Parkers for a family brunch. It was pricey, and definitely a splurge, but the food was
wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves. A "breakfast" cocktail was included in the price, and we did not indulge in that. I would have much rather paid $5 less and not had that included.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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