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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SJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

k
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

JG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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

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

A
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful first experience! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

BE
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

G
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Uncomfortable seating

F
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

AS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Father’s day

DL
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DL
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

F
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

m
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CJ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Hamburger had some bone chips in it

SS
Seattle
142 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Excellency burger, good soup, tasty pastrami sandwich. Service was fast - a bit too fast for our taste, trying to relax on a Saturday night, but probably in keeping with pub grub.

C
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our visit to The Crest. Lots of great vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, excellent service and a nice quiet and inviting atmosphere. We will definitely be returning!

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.

OT
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.

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.

F
Columbus
33 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.

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.....

TC
Chicago
8 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.

ND
Columbus
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.

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

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!

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!

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!

O
Columbus
20 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.