The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville

4.5
143 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Crest Gastropub flagship restaurant opened its doors in the Clintonville neighborhood on Earth Day 2013 as the first full-service restaurant owned and operated by A&R Creative Group. The Crest Gastropub on Parsons Avenue quickly followed in 2015. The Crest is driven to provide excellent service, locally-grown & locally-sourced foods, and innovative, seasonal menus all with a commitment to our environment and community. We grow as much food as possible in our carefully-designed raised beds and rooftop gardens at the Crest Garden at our Clintonville restaurant. Food that is picked to eat tastes so much better than food that is picked to ship, so we take our ability to grow very seriously. The Crest Garden allows us to create a dish that is delicious, nutritionally dense, and environmentally thoughtful. What we can’t grow in our garden, we source from our strong Ohio farmer network. The love our local farmers and growers pour into their products is the highlight of our dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 143 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sourdough bread was a special treat - 76 year old starter! The garlic sauce gave it a tangy bite and our salad tasted garden fresh. The soup tasted homemade and the burger was the best we had all summer. Very juicy! Our server was knowledgeable and super nice. We loved our table on the patio between ferns at sunset. Would definitely go again!

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on July 15, 2020

We can't thank you enough for such an excellent and detailed review! Here at The Crest we are passionate about the details, and from this review we see that you are too. We hope to see you on our patio again soon!

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LidianB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the rustic style of this place. Atmosphere is great and food is phenomenal.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review Lidian! We hope to see you in again soon!

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AmandaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all great. The Crest did a great job of making sure everyone at their restaurant was safe during this pandemic!

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 26, 2020

Amanda, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Customer safety and satisfaction, along with that of our employees, is our top priority. We really appreciate you recognizing the extra steps we take to ensure that safety. Thank you so much for leaving the review and we hope to see you in again soon!

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Schoony
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely snag a table out on the covered patio. Hip, well-run atmosphere with a campus community vibe.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 26, 2020

Schoony, what a great review! Thanks so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave this review (we love the covered patio too!). We strive to be a welcoming gathering place for the Clintonville community and surrounding areas and we are happy to have achieved that. We hope to see you in again soon!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy GUACAMOLE! I am so proud of the transformation that The Crest has undergone. The renovations are beautiful, I am absolutely digging the hip hop playlist supporting our black communitIes and the new food/cocktail menus are 10/10. It feels like a younger take on the old soul community gathering place that was The Crestview Tavern. Dani, Georgia, Nelly, Lance, Colin, Eleanor and Lillian were absolutely flawless in service and I couldn't have asked for more.

We ordered the goat cheese, marinated tomatoes, grilled and chilled salad, mezze board, and koussa. Everything was phenomenal and I'm so glad to have quality vegan and vegetarian options on the menu that are thoughtful of other diets.

If you have been to the old Crest, wash that picture in your mind and revisit. I'm positive that it will rock your world.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the detailed review, Savannah! We hope to see you in again soon!

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dtciminello
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to go back and visit the Crest. Our server was pleasant and attentive! The restaurant was clean and well spaced out.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 20, 2020

Thank you so much for spending your evening with us! We appreciate you choosing The Crest and for leaving us such a glowing review. We hope to see you in again soon.

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vipAlison
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’d go back for the Spanish Gin and Tonic alone! Lovely evening on the patio, with good food, service, and drinks.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thanks for the review Alison, please come back and see us again soon!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to the crest on their first day back open and was not disappointed. Servers are always so nice and attentive, food and drinks were great.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thanks for the review, Mary! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself at The Crest last weekend. We hope to see you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is amazing!!! Best one yet!

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 16, 2020

Thanks for the review! We really appreciate the feedback and will happily let the chefs know. Come visit us again soon!

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RenaC
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent the brunch drinks were very good.
The service was good and the staff was pleasant.

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TomG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Disappointed with the experience at Crest. We were told that pint drafts were half off, so we all ordered beer and some came in less than a pint, therefore not half off. The food was just OK - not bad but nothing memorable (except the desserts - those were delicious!). We had a party of 6 and apparently that's enough to trigger the automatic gratuity - seems like a low number for that kind of treatment. Doubt we'll go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was overall very tasty, though the fries were pretty soggy.

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JamesB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Were sat outside for brunch. In winter. In a tent with the heat cranked. Very uncomfortable. All our food was salted to the point of being nearly inedible, and the service was atrocious. When e we weren’t being ignored our server was out and out rude.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Loved our server. The king trumpet mushroom ratatouille dish was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend for lunch. The food and the service were exceptional.

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CourtneyP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

This was our first time trying out The Crest

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thanks for trying us out, Courtney! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipMandiF
Columbus
56 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, farm to table dining. Thank you for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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AlanB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting options, not your typical pub grub. Wife had burger, I had the duck. Parking the major challenge. Outside - the weather bad, no parking available in lot...., inside tasty eats, great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute of our dinner here. Food was amazing. Cocktails were fresh and delicious!

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Erin
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was good, the atmosphere was unique, and the food was amazing. It was a little loud but nothing I wouldn’t expect from a casual Gastropub. Would recommend and I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We went in for the new veggie burger special. The sign was up still promoting it when we came in. We ordered drinks and it took a long time to get them. Once our server finally came back to take our order, we all ordered the veggie burger special ($5 for the burger and fries). The server casually and unapologetically told us they were out but offered their regular veggie burger (not explaining the difference). Having not looked at the rest of the menu, we agreed and asked for fries as our side. They were also out of fries. We asked if the pricing would be honored since they were still promoting the deal with their sign, but they denied and were not very understanding at all. Their regular veggie burger was $16. The food was good, but I feel like they should have let us know when we sat down that they were out of the special, offer a new deal, or at least acknowledged our frustration that a supposed $15 meal turned into a $45/person meal. Will likely not be back due to the poor service and false advertising.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The current menu wasn’t great. We go there a lot and it was the worst we’ve had in awhile. Service was so-so and VERY SLOW. I advised them of my daughters 16 bday and they didn’t even mention it. Disappointed and will be finding a new fav brunch spot.

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BradleyK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was great.
The passion fruit custard was amazing. Tomato soup was very tasty. The Ebb and Flow drink was spot on. Can't wait to go back.

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seant
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places in Columbus. Slightly off the beaten path, but the menu is always new and creative. This was my first time at the Indianola location but have been to Parsons numerous times. The food is always excellent.

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TishaE
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We went for restaurant week and we will definitely be going back for more!

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Phil
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was awesome. Very nice restaurant week menu.

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vipMe2pa
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch menu! We enjoyed the banana bread pudding and the omelet of the day. Wonderful selection of items for vegetarians too!

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vipCAFey
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok, but service disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fun well executed food, service on point but not overbearing.

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vipRebeccaZ
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the vegan Mac which was surprisingly good. Tom went for their very excellent burger while I had veggies broccoli, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. All were very good. Tom thought the fries were a little over seasoned but I thought they were a nice contrast to other things. We highly recommend the Dark Chocolate-Avocado Pudding. I licked the jar.

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veenag
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve dinner

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere was pleasant but the building was cold in temperature.
The service was very good.

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BradyH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service, and we had a table of 8. This was on my graduation day and I even received a little gift!

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lawyerbyday
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The server was outstanding - warm and friendly and courteous. The food was pretty good, and the only real drawback was seating and how we were all right on top of the tables next to us. Made for eavesdropping and feeling distracted by the adjacent tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night before shopping for my wedding dress! Spending time with family! Our server Rev was AMAZINGGGGGGG! Keep her forever! Her service, ability to really SPEAK about the menu and general vibe were just awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

As always your food and service was great but we did note that your spaces were in the need of some cleaning. We understand it is coming off a holiday weekend but thought we would pass along.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We went for brunch with friends, it was 20 minutes before I went to the hostess and let them know we still hadn’t seen a waiter at our table. Everyone was very apologetic but after we received our food no one ever came back to refill our drinks. Then we were offered a free banana bread pudding for free for our wait and that took 15-20 minutes to arrive. Thank goodness the food was tasty and I appreciate that they have vegan options (not many-but some).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the crest. One of our favorite places in Columbus. Come back consistently.

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DavidL
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Crest was formerly heavy gastro pub fare. But a new chef and a new menu have added some lighter and plant based options to the menu. It was brighter and not as loud as I recall from my last trip, either. Bravo, Crest!

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The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville is rated 4.5 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.