The Crest Gastropub - Parsons

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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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RSfoodie
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Sadly they had run out of their cinnamon rolls. Also should serve tea in small pot; help keep the water hot longer.

JC
JodiC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall our visit was good. Everyone in our party was surprised and a bit disappointed that your menu had changed.

Several of us were looking forward to your sweet potato fries, which you no longer offer. I tried the regular "hand-cut" fries and was very disappointed.

A few others were wanting to order the falafels because the are vegan, but those are no longer offered either.

Our waitress was awesome!

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swampie
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We used to love the inventive and well prepared food. Totally disappointed this last time. It was a struggle to find something we wanted to try. The charcuterie app platter was disappointing. It was sparse and the olive oil dumped over the meat completely masked the delicate flavors. Mustard was wonderful on it. The chicken in my salad was so overcooked that it was difficult to cut it. My son’s hamburger was likewise over done. My husband did score with the beef baracoa, I only wish that I enjoyed those spiced flavors so that I could have ordered it after getting my meal. Service was pleasant , attentive and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the salmon burger and my date got the Veggie burger. Both were very good. The Ebb + Flow cocktail is amazing! It was a busy night, so I can’t knock the service too much. The timing of some things was a little off. One app then 20 min later another app, then 3 min later our entrees, but everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend

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BillM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server
Great appetizers
Decent bourbon selection
Relaxing dinner

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DanniP
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only reason The Crest has received only four starts is: THE LACK OF SWEET POTATO FRIES.
Your WERE the best ever!

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VidyaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and location!

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NicholasC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. We had three different servers. The food was not hot and had no taste. First time coming and my last.

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CathiC
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, but they were short staffed and our waiter left us without water and drinks for almost an hour.

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vipChris
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great environment. Service was pretty good.

MC
vipMelanieC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Friends visiting from out of town.
Food was raw when I asked for it to be well done. Waitress kept messed up the salad order twice so I had to switched to a burger.

Beer was served in a bottle without a cold glass, actually with no glass...she just lacked tons of basic serving skills.

I will not return, overall it was not good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Crest for Brunch and everything was incredible! Service was excellent. Wasn’t busy which was great.

EJ
EJCbus
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and inviting atmosphere with delicious and reasonably-priced food and drinks. I loved the vibe of the space and service was top-notch. Highly recommend the Fried Brussels as an appetizer!

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TomR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food was fine, but the service was horrible. I arrived a few minutes before my friends and was seated at a table that was partially hidden by a decorative chain curtain. Our server completely forgot we existed. When my friends arrived, she told them that they didn’t have a table with anyone waiting. It was her freaking table! I had to ask others to find her to take drink orders and to get the check. I’m very disappointed, given how much I love the Crest in C’ville.

SJ
SarahJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was prompt, and the atmosphere was perfect for a working lunch.

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karbert
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A little disappointed. Went there after looking at online menu, but when we got there discovered that the menu had changed but hadn’t been updated on website

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vipJohnG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went there for Sunday brunch. We sat outside which was a bit noisier but that was our choice. Our server was very friendly and attentive. She collaborated well with the kitchen ensuring our special requests were met. Food was very good. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful little happy hour for 10 of us and were treated like royalty. If I could host every happy hour at the same location I would pick here. Easy for folks working downtown to get to and free on site parking is a rare treat.

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Broc2k10
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Joda was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was very good especially the hush puppies appetizer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu, and our server really knew the menu and helped us make great selections

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Agreatfirsttime
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful first experience! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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ByrneE
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding, the food was wonderful and our drinks were made to perfection! Will definitely be back.

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DebR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish & chips were outstanding. A lot of veggie dishes too.

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runnergirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Four of us met here in July. Our server, Erica, was outstanding. She was friendly and efficient (and took several photos of us at our request since all of us had not seen each other for a long time). The food was very good -- one of us is vegan, so there were options, which was great. Another great thing is that we spent a LONG time there -- Erica just kept coming by to refill our water as we continued on getting caught up. We stayed so long that Erica left and the next shift came -- same great service. We never felt rushed to leave -- we were relaxed, having fun....and our water kept coming (and I even ordered a salad later!). We highly recommend The Crest Gastropub!

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vipGrappler55
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Uncomfortable seating

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vipFriendsandfamily1
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Cheese curd appetizer was delicious. All entrees including wedge salad w/ salmon, salmon burger, pastrami and veggie/vegan salad were excellent. Excellent service too.

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AngelaS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Host seemed scattered even though the place was pretty empty. Took him about 10 minutes to finally bring us a booster seat. Service and food were good. Got a different brand of vodka than what I asked for according to bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food was good, staff was great. I’d definitely go again.

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We were there on a Sunday, so you are tied to the brunch menu. If there are things on the regular menu you want to try, you need to go any other day. Still, the food was great! And all servers seemed to check in on us, so we were never without anything we needed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend on Friday night and we had a great time! Food, service and atmosphere were all great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s day

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DLaz
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in two weeks. This might be my new favorite place. :)

DL
DLaz
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Close to downtown and parking is easy.

MC
MichaelC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Very attentive and fun and personal.

The food was bland on this occasion. Would’ve liked things salted a bit more, but I understand the “farm to table”, let the ingredients stand on their own etc.

The mushroom poutine appetizer was the best part. Highly recommend that.

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vipFriendsandfamily1
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Saturday brunch was really good. French toast, steak and eggs and breakfast sandwich were all excellent. Options for vegetarians and gluten-free diet too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great early evening out with the wife. Ordered a number of shareable plates and enjoyed everything we tried. We will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Was a little disappointed with the brunch selection.Came at 12p on a Saturday and was disappointed that brunch went until 3p. Maybe add a burger or some kind of red meat to the menu for those who don’t enjoy breakfast foods. Our server was VERY friendly, super sweet, and knew the menu well. However service was a little slow but the kindness he showed made up for the speed.

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mhoustn
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It has the best staff in any Columbus restaurant, in my opinion.

CJ
CaseyJ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reservations were made for my daughter and her friends for prom. The Crest provided amazing service and delicious food. The 4 of them had such a great time before they headed off to prom. Thanks again for such an outstanding event

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Hamburger had some bone chips in it

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The Crest Gastropub - Parsons offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 682-7090.

The Crest Gastropub - Parsons is rated 4.3 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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