Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

4.4
1439 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A top restaurant in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is a full service, upscale, traditional steak and seafood restaurant and bar serving lunch, dinner, brunch and private functions. It's a favorite place to eat for the whole family. The restaurant offers full flavored prime rib, plus delectable steak and fresh seafood. Diners enjoy attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of an old tavern. Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is housed in a free-standing building, similar in style to those of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farms, complete with deep brown timbers, four inviting fireplaces, and race horse memorabilia. This fun restaurant is located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. Its five separate dining rooms with 215 seats and a 65-seat bar lounge offer something for everyone.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 891-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christ C. Hoeweler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Reed Hartman
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Entertainment
Live Music Friday and Saturdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Dining Rooms Available
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour daily from 3:30pm-7:00pm in the Tap Room. An entire half priced food menu, along with half priced drafts, and $2.00 of all wines by the glass, $1.00 off all spirits, and $.50 off beers. Parkers also has four private dining rooms to suit your party needs for sit downs from 10-60 people, and cocktail parties for up to 100 people.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining rooms offer a great setting for everything from intimate dining to large parties and private rooms for events. We proudly play host to rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties and business functions on a regular basis.

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M
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a favorite restaurant for us. We can’t go often as it is expensive but we went yesterday for brunch to celebrate family birthdays.

Service was very good, although hostess not very friendly. Food was ok but not up to previous standards. When we got into the buffet, the bacon and scrambled eggs were empty. Took quite a while to be refilled. The breakfast potatoes were very dry— would have been awesome with some butter and onion or something. Or maybe more like hash browns. Salmon was excellent, as was the prime rib. Desserts were a little boring. Maybe a little more variety? Not bad, exactly, but expected more for the price. The man doing omelets was very skilled and friendly.

Overall good but not great. For a bill that ran about $200 for my middle class family of 6, I would have expected a bit more.

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, very busy, well managed. Had an extra guest and they accommodated us nicely.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed but was surprised that my birthday wasn’t even mentioned when we ordered dessert. I didn’t expect a free dessert or singing but why ask

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DW
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent. The food choices were varied. The atmosphere was excellent for meeting old friends.

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! I highly suggest the meatloaf!

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BA
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all-time favorites, easy to reach and park but need more handicapped spaces. Good servers and food!

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VK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to Parkers many times. Yesterday was a little disappointing as the service was a little off. Our drink order was not correct, my salad came without chicken which I had requested. Mistake was corrected quickly. Too much dressing on the salad.

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S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I was less than impressed with their brunch. We had a 1:00 reservation and we were immediately seated. The two waiters helping our party of 9 were great and had drinks on the table very quickly. Aside from the service, there was little else that I would speak highly about. The food, other than the omelette which was made fresh, was dried out and needed to be refreshed. The biscuits in the biscuits and gravy were ROCK HARD... the croissants... ROCK HARD.... the mini muffins... ROCK HARD..... I wish I was exaggerating, but I'm not. I ate the omelette, some sausage links, cheesy grits and a few of the mini desserts, but I would hardly call that worth the $24 price tag. This is the second time we were there and the first time was much better, but we were there earlier in the day the first time. I would say, if you're going to go there, go early.

And if the restaurant is reading this, you should take notice that all of your customer should be afforded the same experience, even those that come at the end of brunch. I worked in restaurant management for a number of years and I would always preach to my crew that the last guest of the shift should be treated no different than the first. I don't think Parkers got that memo.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. Out servers remembered we had been in before. Refills were brought out in time, the food was hot and all was appetizing.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow service

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends. Wonderful service. Felt like we were in a private club.

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EM
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a pleasant experience; was on business with a client. Restaurant wasn't overly busy for a Tuesday evening. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Menu was diverse and portions were good. Cocktails were tasty and well-poured.

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PA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was polite but very slow with servicing the food and processing payment. The appearance is most different than the website. I expected more. I think it's probably a good place to sit at the bar for happy hour.

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M
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoy their prime rib. And for desert the creme brulee cheese cake is awesome.

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k
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice cozy local restaurant. Huge fireplace in the main dining room and a large bar with live music on weekends. Private room for parties. Good variety of menu items and everything we had was very tasty. Service staff very attentive and friendly.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to give our waiter special notice for the great and attentive service he gave us. His recommendations were on the money and he was not obtrusive. He is a real asset to your restaurant.

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RT
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being greeted upon entering, THE BEST SERVER a patron could ever expect, and the final note of great food earns Parker's an A+. Salmon / chicken pot pie / chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes--
were our choices. Each one was exactly as described and delicious.

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SC
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. We sat next to a group that was a bit noisy. Service was excellent.

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W
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. My husband asked for his hamburger to be cooked medium, but it came out looking exactly like my son's burger, which was medium rare. He sent it back and it came back well done! Also, he ordered a certain beer from the waitress, but she came back and said they were out of it, so he ordered a different beer. When he checked the bill, the original beer he had asked for was also billed. Won't be back.

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L
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Needed a quick weeknight late dinner for a small group of us. Only thing available was the bar area apparently, so ambiance in there not great. Had seen its better days. However, food was great! Recommend the Chop Salad, I think it was, w/red onion, bleu crumbles... and the French Onion soup. Friend got Chicken Pot Pue and said it was delish! Would love to return on a normal afternoon or evening, and use the regular dining area. I think it would have much more atmosphere. Also, had a very cozy outdoor looking dining area when the weather is accommodating!

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p
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall we enjoy Parkers, my wife had a great meal, I can not say the same for me. I had the short ribs and did not enjoy them at all. We will go back, but not for the short ribs.

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KC
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice Birthday meal for my husband. We're both gluten-free and they were very accommodating with a GF menu. HE was able to enjoy a delicious filet, and I was very happy with a spinach salad with shrimp. We loved the atmosphere with cozy spaces and fireplaces. Service was attentive and helpful.

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CS
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and great service. The food is always good and the desserts are to die for.

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MF
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambiance - both outside and inside. Menu is updated regularly, food is very good. Service was good - but they had run out of my first choice entrée. Great bar area for after meal!

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n
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meatloaf was great! The bar had issues when we were there, however the server made sure we were taken care of. That was a class act by our server! We will be back!

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J
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a pleasant evening and the waitress was exceptional!

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LD
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service by Eric was excellent. We ordered the Dynamite Sticks since they were recommended, and they did not disappoint, especially while dipping them into the tomato-cheese sauce they came with. We also had the French onion soup, also delicious. We both ended up ordering salmon - my husband ordered a very flavorful and appealing-looking Asian salmon salad, and I ordered a Caesar with salmon. My salmon was oven baked, but I would have rather had it prepared another way. It was cooked perfectly to medium, as I requested, but it could have used a little more seasoning and with a little more Caesar dressing on the salad. All in all, we enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be back to try the prime rib, since that IS their specialty.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time here, will definitely be back! Great experience all around!

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. They were busy the staff are calm and collected and take their time. A manager delivered the food and knew who got what without asking. LOVED THE POUTINE! My 1st time having it. Great for a shared appetizer. I loved their straws served in soft drinks. It fills up but niose level is soft. I want to go back in winter to enjoy the fireplaces. Great decor to look at. Great night out to celebrate uncle's 70th. You can dress up or dress casual.It could be a tad brighterand cooler right now and it's humid inside.

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s
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good experience other than having the general manager be rude to our friends that we had brought here from out of town!!

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d
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon tacos were a Great addition to the bar menu

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P
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love that Chicken Pot Pie!! This is a great place for a business lunch!

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CR
Cincinnati
82 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Average food -- too expensive for the entrees offered, although beverages are included, but I'd prefer better entrees. Most looked like left-overs (beef hash & mac&cheese using left-over seafood perhaps? Was chewy).

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Creme brulee cheesecake was the best! We will definitely be going back!

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GT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib was not up to the usual wonderful favor and texture.

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s
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I was celebrating our Anniversary and wanted to try something new and we are glad that we did from the salad to the desserts everything was excellent along with our excellent server Eric we will for sure be back again!

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AB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fabulous and the food was delicious!

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BC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sully was the best waiter I ever had! Food was great and the service even better! It's a little pricey but worth it.

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CL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service!! Will defintiely go back!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious!

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