The Crest Gastropub - Parsons

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22 reviews
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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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SJ
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bar service took awhile to get going despite few patrons. Ordered shrimp & grits. Shrimp was temperature hot and seasoned well, but the grits & lamb ragout were lukewarm. Side salad sat in view for a good 10-15 minutes and was delivered with food, which seemed to be due to lack of paying attention rather than intentionally serving the meal together. Everyone was bustling about and walking by the salad as it sat there, and again, neither the bar or restaurant were busy.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine. Over all it was an enjoyable place for a lunch. They accommodated three moms with little children and the restaurant wasn’t terribly busy which was nice for us. I enjoyed my soup, broccoli cheese, and the chicken sandwich was good. Nothing was amazing. The other two got the burger. The buns on all three sandwiches fell apart and was quite messy. Service was attentive and helpful. But over all I felt like everything was just that, fine.

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RS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very unique in flavor combinations. Everyone was impressed with the dishes we ate. Nice size dishes. The menu has premium level dish composition at an accessible price. The decor was pleasant. Staff was personable and professional from host to server. Overall, a quality dining experience.

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F
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the spicy hot wings. 8 deep-fried and crispy, drumsticks sauced and served w/ a blue cheese sauce. Very tasty! Had turkey sandwich w/ bacon and added fried egg. Huge sandwich, came with a large bowl of mixed veggies. Great service, can’t wait to come back.

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CM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Waited for 45 minutes for drinks which we ordered twice but never came. Water was the only thing we were served. Poor service. Reached out via facebook email to let them know if our experience but no response.....

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TC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and drinks. Food is hit or miss. I've had some great stuff here, and some not-so-great. Service is also on/off. But we usually have an overall ok experience here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took awhile to get seated but once we were there our waitress was incredible! So sweet and genuine making sure we had everything we needed. Loved the decor and lighting would definitely go back again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We did not have a server and were not greeted after over 45 minutes at our table. We had to leave

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CJ
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there and it was a very positive experience. I had the Swiss Burger w/bacon and my wife had the Turkey Melt. Both entrees were DELICIOUS!! Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. We are looking forward to returning for another meal soon!

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JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town for a conference, and a friend (who is a local) suggested The Crest. The burgers were AMAZING and the service was personable and quick!

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

Everything was great I just didn’t care for what I ordered I got the falafel and it just wasn’t what I was used to. Everyone else loved their food!

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O
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first trip to this venue. My beet salad was excellent and my buddy’s burger was, according to him, wonderful. The service was top-notch. Our server was friendly and very attentive without being over-the-top about it.

The atmosphere was good — it’s a fairly new place and it shows well. Tables were spaced far enough apart so that we didn’t feel anyone could hear us without trying and vice-versa.

My pal and I each decided we would return to The Crest.

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CM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ran out of Bloody Mary mix the afternoon we were there

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WM
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great fresh food with an upscale modern ambience but very casual and great comfort foods on the menu.

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j
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was average for Sunday brunch. The service was below average for sure. Not sure if the waiter was having an off day or they were understaffed but the service overall was very slow.

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KD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We usually get great service at this restaurant. But on this visit, the service was slow, the bartender was behind, the kitchen was backed up and the waiter took a long time to bring the check, run the credit card, and return. Just not the usual experience.

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MC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It just wasn't worth the money. Food that you can get anywhere. Food Not well prepared. Other, better options

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DA
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to meet for a working lunch. Several good options on the menu to please many palates. Service was solid. A good "go to" for lunch.

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LC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience. From the seating to the service and the delicious food. I had the vegan burrito and that alone was worth the trip. I will definitely be back for the same meal. The coffee was great and replenished often. Just a great meal.

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JP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

12 minutes to be greeted by hostess. 45 minutes to get food after ordered. Food was great but experience today was horrible. Normally I love Crest. Not today.

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EM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sadly our party of 6 were never served and we had to get up and leave because we were going to the theater. We waited 1 1/2 hours and still did not get our food. It wasn’t even very crowded. Management didn’t seem to even care. We were very disappointed

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l
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had dinner here before a CATCO play. Food is good, but my selections weren't as delicious as they've been in the past. My fish taco was OK, but they didn't drain the fish and there was a pool of oil on the taco. Flavor was good, but just too greasy. I also ordered a bowl of cheesy grits, and they were overcooked and dry. And they must have scraped the bottom of the pan, because there were dry, brown scrapings of grits in the bowl too. Not the greatest.

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