The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville

4.7
175 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 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. 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 try to 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 175 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Boots
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch at the Crest is always a treat when we visit our son in C-bus.

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ToniN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience here. Service was great, food and drinks were excellent, atmosphere comfortable. We picked the outside table, our waitress was very accommodating with my food questions because I am sensitive to a few things she asked Chef for recommendations. The gin martini was Devine!

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LDiner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Saturday brunch with an amazing Eggs Benedict - get it over the walleye cake. Hollandaise was delicious, eggs were perfect. The most fun was the mimosa flight - what a great idea! We got there a little early and spent time checking out the beautiful raised bed gardens - just a wonderful setting. I usually go to the Crest on Parsons but I think Indianola is my new fave. In fact, we are going back for their Gardens 2 Glass event on August 8th. I love their sensibility and their vibe. And the FOOD!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of items. Goat cheese balls were a hit. Fish & Chips was a great plate of food.

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Betka
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside on a weekday evening and enjoyed a relaxed date night dinner. The cocktails were outstanding. The waiter helpful and knowledgeable. The food was fresh and yummy. We loved trying some new things. After dinner we “toured” the gardens. Recommend!

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vipKayKay
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The food was not great. I got the duck fingers. It came with deep fried onions which were inedible. In fact all the breading had an odd taste. Perhaps they were dipping everything in the same batter and frying everything in the same oil.

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SylviaH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting, delicious food. Lots of veggie options.

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BobG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food, all very good. Great Happy Hour deals.

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vipjubu
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The Menu is quite small with a heavy lean towards sweet dishes or sauces. Do not go here if you are on a Paleo diet. The waitress was very accommodating and the drinks were good. For a casual meal, it was fine. The new decor is a bit of a hodge-podge; I miss the copper top bar!

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KelN
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at a reasonable price in a great setting. This was my first visit to The Crest but it won't be my last.

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Sooze
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was uniquely and wonderfully tasty. The service - top notch!

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BrunchBunch
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate out in the evening in the patio and were really impressed with the menu and food, and the ambiance was perfect and the server professional and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Appetizer board was delicious as was the risotto. Fish and chips were good although fries weren’t crisp and tartar sauce had a bitterness that made it inedible

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Frederik
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, which we expected since we’ve been here before. The service was great, also no surprise. We selected this restaurant because we like it, and we were not disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was great and the manager, Tyler, was so nice as well!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the drinks so refreshing out in the patio. I love that the patio is completely covered with an awning to protect patrons from the blazing sun. It was a scorcher today but lovely to still be able to eat outside in the shade. I also loved seeing people with their dogs. That adds such a friendly and laid back vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The mimosa flights were great but that's about it. Our table got Falafel and waffles, falafel and waffles with BBQ duck, and eggs and pepper sandwich. It's exciting to see more experimental mixes, but the only thing that tasted okay was the eggs and peppers. The BBQ sauce on the duck was sweet and overpowering and the meat was dry and tough. +4 dollars for 1/4 cup of this was disappointing. The greens on the waffles were difficult to chew and very bitter. I write this all more to remind myself to avoid these dishes, not to bash the place. The service was good, and I will likely return to try something different.

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JulietO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and great service; the corned beef hash and Mediterranean lemonade were both delicious.

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KBP3
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night outside. Luckily we were seated on the covered patio. It probably would have been too hot on the uncovered area. Sterling was an excellent server with good recommendations. As a non-drinker I appreciated their selection of mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. My husband said he was served a great Manhattan. I had a tasty Ruben with their hummus salad instead of fries. My husband had the half chicken; which was served on an interesting and delicious bean combo. We skipped dessert, but there appeared to be some good choices. Quaint, quiet neighborhood location that we really enjoyed.

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SarahM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals and interesting cocktail options. Charcuterie board was pretty good but needed more salty/savory items on the board.

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AnnK
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive service; great artisanal cocktails

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vipRdhmom
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for brunch. It was fantastic. We sat on the covered patio on a beautiful day. Our server took great care of us, and gave us great advice about what to order. The mimosas were wonderful. We stayed much longer than we expected. Never felt pressured to leave. And the mimosas kept flowing. We even asked to be moved out to a table in the sunshine when it became available, and we were graciously accommodated. We will be back!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had the fish and chips (walleye). Hoping for white flakey fish, but got lots of dark fishy tasting, mushier dark meat in mine. Had chess pie for dessert. Only part that was good was the small portion of crushed pistachio brittle. Couldn't cut the crust with a fork, barely with a knife and lots of pressure. Pie itself had little flavor. I've had lots of chess pie elsewhere (mostly homemade), and this version was worthless as a pie. This pie gets an F. Disappointing visit. Other visits were much better. Should have stuck with the burger.

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MatthewA
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Friendly and helpful staff.

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KristenR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was great value and delicious food!! Can’t wait to go back

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SethB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink menu. Well worth the price.

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CamberlyO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing! This is one of my favorites in Columbus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We chose to go because they have vegan options listed on the menu (my guest is vegan) - they had no options available (even though the menu they gave us said they did.. and what they could modify still wasn’t vegan. I’ve ordered salads here before.. asked if that was an option, they won’t let you order off the regular menu until after 4 on the weekend.. very disappointing. We left and went to another restaurant. The waitress was nice, she felt bad (wasn’t her fault).

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RoyV
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seems like a nice place. The service was good and the food was enjoyable. Our appetizer "Chef's Board' was a mediocre experience. The fish and chips were good. The creme pie cookie dessert was too dense for my liking and the creme filling, in my opinion, was lacking in flavor. While the meal wasn't a bust, there wasn't anything that will cause me to go back anytime soon.

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sav2880
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here feels very experimental in nature, they're always putting new things on there and trying different combinations. But, it worked, and I thought my meal was excellent. Some other things aren't as vast as they use to be (beer selection for example), but there is still something for everyone.

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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
6 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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You can order delivery directly from The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville using the Order Online button. The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 261-7128.

The Crest Gastropub - Clintonville is rated 4.7 stars by 175 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.