The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville

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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.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in from Cleveland to celebrate a birthday. Notified them upon reservation. They did not do anything for us for my sons birthday. Spent over 300.00 dollars.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ordered the duck and gnocci special for $22. Gnocci was dense, and the shredded duck breast barely managed two partial forkfuls. Doubt if it was a tablespoon worth of solid duck. Warning- be careful for even the 7 percent beers, my 7 dollar one was only 8 ounces

H
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Chris, made the meal special. Wonderful menu that even took care of everyone’s special requirements.
A local jewel.

b
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service for a ladies’ night of wine and snacks and will keep coming back!

SE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Loved the rooftop. Server was great and helpful. Will go there again.

MA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Fun place to go for drinks & appetizers. Not the best bang for your buck, but you're paying for the cute atmosphere & attempts to serve the community as well as the customer. Service is consistently slow, so go when you have time to relax.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the menu choices. The Vegan Bowl was outstanding.

BS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Met friends here for a weekday dinner. The food was great and a very creative menu. The brisket was AMAZING.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place.Unique menu. Got Fish n' Chips.Was huge order.
Liked the purple cabbage slaw and a ablity to sub sweet potato fries. Fish tasted even better, the next day.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crest Gastropub never disappoints. We had the BEST service and food. Thank you for making our experience more than just dinner.

j
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, thoughtfully prepared meal. The Crest is becoming a go to for consistent preparation of creative, casual meals.

OT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome!! Chris, our server, was amazing and took great care of us. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and it was a great evening.

JV
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!!! Loved it. We sat outside for lunch. It was quiet and was wonderful for a business meeting. THe food was simply delicious!! And our server was fantastic!! I would give Crest GastroPub 10 stars if I could!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice evening on the rooftop. Great server, had two appetizers, eight entrees and two desserts. All were great!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff there is amazing. They gave us a nice spot on the patio for our anniversary. The server knew the menu quite well, and we thoroughly enjoyed the drinks and food that she had recommended. This restaurant is such a nice place for any occasion.

NW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with old and new friends and dined on the patio. It was so so hot outside and we thought about sitting inside but hey., it's summer and soon we will all have to be inside! The fans helped alot in keeping us cooled down.
Our food was all great and so were the drinks. The best part was our awesome young server. A guy by the name of Chris. He was just the best and give that man a raise. We are all old rockers and I think he had as good of a time as we did
Will be back next trip
thanks

j
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crest has everything we love in an eatery. Locally sourced, thoughtful, creative and diverse menu. Our vegetarian daughter had lots of choices. Delicious meal, cool vibe. We appreciate the hard work that is required to maintain this level of quality. We will surely be back.

JW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The french toast is amazing.

MK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, casual dining. Great menu! Great Service! The Pastrami Sandwich was incredible.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem and favorite go-to restaurant for ourselves and when guests are in town!

PS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

We got the grilled cheese and it was completely cold and horrible

H
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to go to The Crest for restaurant week because I hadn't been awhile and their menu items were the most intriguing. We were not disappointed with our selection. The atmosphere was as great as I'd remembered it behind from a couple of years ago and right off the bat our server Mark was incredible. Took the time to go over the new cocktail menu and gave some background on how the drinks and illustrations came to be. The book was incredibly illustrated with a great story for each drink. I ended up going with the Gonzo on the Derby and it was easily the best mint julep I've ever had and I'm a pretty harsh critic when it comes to drinks having bartended for two years myself. Mark also took the time to go over some of the rare beers they currently had and his recommendation of Jackie O's New Growth was on point! All three courses of our meal were exceptional. The pork belly dish might have me going back once a month for it! Overall an amazing date night for my wife and I. It's very rare for a server to enhance the dining experience the way Mark did, Crest you've got a good one and you've got a repeat customer for sure!

DP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Kitean beef appetizer was a flavorful meal in itself! Interesting beer selection. Burger was juicy with a nicely grilled bun. My friends beer battered cod was light and fluffy. Great meal wonderful escape on a hot summer evening.

S
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had lived in cbus for 5 years before trying the crest. Partially avoided it because it seemed expensive and trendy. (We did have a gift card for this visit.) But now that I’ve been I’d go back. Excellent food and service. We got there at 5:30 and we were there for an hour or so. It got a bit noisy, having to talk very loudly to have a conversation- quite a change in noise level from when we arrived. But fairly typical for a popular bar on Friday night.

C
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you for being so accommodating when we took our engagement pictures on your rooftop! We love the crest and always have a great experience!

JC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch on Fathers' Day. The food was excellent and the environment is fun! We will definitely return.

JT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day lunch

CS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Server was great, just seemed understaffed. Drinks came shortly before our food. Not the servers fault just understaffed for sure. Seems that way every time I go. Food is great I just would prefer faster greet and service. This is managment problem....

D
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food from a decent menu selection of "brunch" items. The plates are large, so you definitely get the amount you pay for, and the service was great.

CN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kudos to The Crest for the seemingly effortless way they deal with our large party especially with the kiddos in tow and at the early hour. We had a great experience and I look forward to being back.

P
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the patio here, and a good beer selection and happy hour

RR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Many of the menu items were sold out by 5:30pm on a Tuesday. Only one vegetarian entre was available. We ate on the patio and even though there was only 3 other tables with guests our waitress forgot to bring items we requested twice. Service was friendly but poor.

RR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting choices on the menu. Very friendly to a wide variety of dietary desires. Everyone in our group of 6 enjoyed their choices; carnivore, vegan, and gluten intolerant. Nice décor and layout. Drawbacks: overall sound level was fairly high and limited parking. Would recommend to friends.

KO
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is delicious and unusual fare! The price is also unusual: expect to pay about $80 for two entrees, two drinks and one dessert. Wait service suffers because they are CLEARLY overworked and understaffed: two things I strongly disrespect in any business.
TL:DR-come at happy hour, but prepare to wait.

EC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolute lovely experience. Food and service were exceptional. And, the setting outside was perfect, I loved walking through their garden!

RP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

4 in our group have food allergies or dietary preferences and the Crest kitchen team was able to accommodate us. The food came out hot & flavorful. Our server was pleasant and willing to ask the Chef when she wasn’t certain. Music could have been just a little lower as the restaurant was busy so already naturally a bit loud. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food & beverage served. Simply a nice place to enjoy food & drink with family & friends! Roger, Westerville

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

On Mothers day brunch - food not served hot, did not like the Shankleesh at all, Eggs Benedict was pretty good. Overall food ok but, fairly high priced for what you got. Probably won't be going back again.

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cheese burgers in town!
Especially with the truffle fries.
But I do like the unique plates they offer too. Always good.

CB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had reservations and were seated properly and on time. The host was a very nice young man. Our server was friendly but very slow. Took ~6 minutes for her to greet us and then another 5 to get two drinks. The food was very good but the value was very high. I recommend coming her if you aren't in a rush and want craft cocktails and beer. It will be a special occasion spot for me thanks to the type of drinks, decor and food. They weren't busy when we arrived but when we left people where ready for the Crew Game. It is def a relaxed place. I would entertain coming again.

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