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The Crest, Columbus, OH

The Crest

4.4
4.4
229 reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Crest, we offer Modern Appalachian Fare. Our growing seasons are bountiful and exciting, but they are fleeting. Using our favorite ingredients into the next season and beyond, means tapping into Old World methods of pickling, curing, and preserving.

At our restaurant, we partner with our nearby farmers to revive heritage produce and livestock. Once staples of our region, they’ve fallen out of favor in the rush to easy profitability, despite the superior nourishment they provide. We forage and harvest non-cultivated ingredients to highlight the usefulness, unique flavors and nutrition of our fields and forests.

Our food and beverage menus work in unity, drawing inspiration from the odds and ends of one dish, another is born. In this way we diminish our waste, and expand our creative landscape.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 261-7128

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Grusek

  • Private party facilities

    The Crest is perfect for private events. Our space features a full wrap-around bar, indoor and outdoor seating with a covered patio, and a spacious rooftopduring the spring and summer months that can accommodate parties of various sizes. Our team is excited to work with you to create a special menu based on our seasonal offerings.

  • Area

    Columbus

  • Cross Street

    Crestview

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot located in front of the restaurant and ample street parking on main road. Please pay attention to street parking signage in the neighborhood, some roads are permit parking only.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Offers

  • All Day Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 16:00 - 21:00
    Enjoy our happy hour deals from 4pm - 10pm, Monday's only. Includes, specials on sandwiches, small plates, half off cocktails, wines by the glass, and draft beers.
  • Happy Hour Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 16:00 - 18:00
    Enjoy our happy hour from 4pm - 6pm. Includes specials on sandwiches, small plates, cocktails, wines by the glass, and draft beer.

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What 229 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

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    Outdoor Eating

  • Columbus

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

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  1. JR

    JeniR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I hate writing this, I've never given a bad review before. Spent my 20's waiting tables while in college, spent some time in 30's when underemployed mystery shopping for extra cash at high end restaurants and now in late 40's have the fortune of having more money at the end of the month than bills and retirement funds and like to spend it eating nice dinners. My husband and I were from out of town and studied the menu online before choosing The Crest. Imagine my disappointment when the specific beer I wanted the Clear Sky Smores from Wolf's Ridge Brewing had run out just before we sat down. Had to scramble for another choice even though my husband and I specifically root out restaurants and breweries for smores fall beer flavors. We shared the goat ball appetizer which wasn't bad and then settles on Woodfire Soup Beans for an entree. At $22, it was an incredibly small portion but that was okay because it meant we left room for apple pie. Again, we had looked at the menu before we came and had our WHOLE mean planned. When we went to order the apple pie (menu shows apple, pecan, maple pie by the slice or whole pie) our server said they didn't have it for in house eating. That they only sold pies as a whole for takeout. She only offered the Biscotti. We ended up going back to our hotel and ordering more food as we were still starving. Service - nothing necessarily bad about the serving but at the price point of the restaurant, expected personalized, attentive service. I didn't expect to order our drinks and have a different server "auction" them off. She had to ask who had what. Same when the appetizer came. The other server, or the food runner asked us if we would like some small plates so we could enjoy our food. I figured that would have been common sense. Oh well.
  2. DE

    DavidE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our evening at The Crest was delightful. Our waiter, Sam, made us feel welcomed. My only reservation about the food was that my walleye seemed to be slightly undercooked, but I’m not as familiar with that fish as some others. The ambience was great – as were the cocktails!
  3. MB

    MarlaB

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I gave the review I did based on the very poor service we had last night. We waited close to 25 minutes for our drinks and then when they came, one of them wasn’t correct. We’ve been to the crust previously and have always liked it. But honestly, I don’t know that will return. This asked if I would recommend the crest to a friend and when the service is good, it’s a nice place to be. The food is pretty darn good.
  4. JM

    JudyM

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , great service. Was a little cold on the patio. Will be back !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Very much a “foodie” experience for a gastropub.
  6. S

    Sonia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crest is an excellent restaurant. The tastes of every bite - incredible!!! This chef, the staff, and the setting - all excellent! Each dish we ordered was bursting with layers of flavor. I can’t stop thinking about them! I will definitely be back despite it being over a two-hour drive! If you’re in Columbus and close to campus treat yourself to this experience and order the Carrots small plate, and the Goat Cheese, and, the Crest Burger and the Rueben, and save room for the Buttermilk Pie!
  7. t

    taybrokamp123

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great food!
  8. AI

    AImH

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a charming Gastro pub that we’ve been to frequently over the years. The menu is very interesting with clever combinations and the cocktails were terrific! The only reason it’s 4 instead of 5 stars was the venison dish that we got (all other dishes were amazing). It looked and tasted more like something you’d get at Bob Evans - some luke-warm and very soft, bland meat in a sea of brown gravy and what I think was liquidy mashed potatoes. That was very surprising and a big let down for $33. On the up side, the goat cheese balls were marvelous and so were the foraged grilled mushrooms. The ambiance is quite charming so don’t let the one weak link dish put you off.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Super good food super friendly service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite frankly we had a thoroughly marvelous time. Can’t wait to return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Classic clintonville snubnosed hostility meets Bob Evans grade fried chicken (it was raw in the middle).
  12. DC

    DoctorC

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We’ve eaten at Crest before. This latest visit wasn’t up to our previous expectations. Hope it was an aberration.
  13. TE

    TheoE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food, service and ambience were all excellent. Everything was expertly prepared and delicious, with a lovely balance of flavors, and some ingenious takes on Appalacian food. The drinks were well-made and presented. My only niggle was sitting near a frequently-opened door on a cold night. Highly recommended.
  14. BH

    BethanyH

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The happy hour specials are a bargain!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The corn dip is to die for and the service is top notch!
  16. R

    Robert

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The sweet corn appetizer was fabulous but the walleye was just OK. Sitting at the bar made the evening better given that the bartenders are friendly.
  17. u

    upperdeck227

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    They were out of every red wine except two I didn't want. I ordered one of them and it was so bad I sent it back. We ordered all vegetarian options, because my date was vegetarian. They were out of one of the items we ordered. It was Saturday night at 7pm, and they were out of wines and food. That's prime time. I'd expect them to have everything. The salad was good. The mushroom dish had odd-textured mushrooms that were not tasty. The chevre appetizer was good. The bread was over-salted. So food was...hit and miss. The wine was not great. The atmosphere and service were excellent, though. This is consistent with my prior experiences at The Crest. I'd recommend The Crest to a friend, but with caveats.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service.
  19. KC

    KateC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Positives: -Service was fantastic! -Host was super nice and offered advice on parking! -Decor was really pretty. -Goat Cheese Balls were unique and fun! -Everything tasted fresh! Negatives: -Parking was really stressful and limited. -Veggie Burger was bland (needed more aioli or sauce)
  20. H

    Hamilton

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Half the menu was missing and they forgot parts of the order. Incredible food though
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was greeted by friendly staff - had wonderful service at the bar. Amazing food and drinks. Highly recommend!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Id like to start by thanking The Crest for hosting such a cool evening for Yelp Elites. We had the pleasure of being served by Tyler, who was not only knowledgeable about the menu but also the history of the building/business. Special compliments to the chef, I don't typically enjoy goat cheese AT ALL, but the goat cheese balls were nicely prepared.... Still not for me, but I can see why they come highly recommended. The pork belly was nicely prepared, loved the mustard, and the purée complimented it nicely. I had the whiskey smash to wash it all down, very nicely crafted as well, it gave old fashioned vibes
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    What an absolutely wonderful dinner and evening out! We had such a nice time rediscovereing The Crest Gastropub as we haven't dinner here since late 2018. I ordered the delicious Goat Cheese Balls. The blackberry jam and honey were perfect with them and was really surprised with the lemon curd. It took it to the next level for me. I also ordered a Crest Burger and potato's. The potatoes had just the right amount of fried crunchy too. With the burger, the burger blend, the pickles, and the bun the whole meal really stood out. Special thank you to Molly our server. She was super cool and took great care of my partner and I. The menu is impressive but honestly only found a few items that really appealed to me but I made the right choices.
  24. S

    Sara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. Great atmosphere. Parking can be tricky.
  25. b

    bexleypug

    Columbus

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hidden gem that side of town. Great service and delightful menu. Lots of seating options.
  26. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight. My husband and I both had delicious entrees after splitting the goat cheese to start. Pitch perfect from vibe to service to stunning food and drink.
  27. J

    Jeffrey

    Columbus

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great salad, creative cuisine, friendly personable wait staff. Very good draft beer menu.
  28. S

    Smilefwc

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great atmosphere, yummy food and wine. Great happy hour.
  29. s

    silverstrokes

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience last evening. Lovely covered patio. Friendly hostess and server. Server was excellent in fact, Carly. The herbed lucky penny chèvre was outstanding, as was the walleye. My husband and I dine out quite a bit and we both said this was one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time!
  30. W

    Worthingtonfoodie

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and dinner at Tre Crest. Fresh fresh produce and quality meat and fish in creative dishes. Beautiful ambiance on the patio. This must be Columbus’s best kept secret.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tyler G. was our server. He was very attentive and answered our questions well. Happy Hour specials were a very good value. The goat cheese balls and watermelon salad were great. The Reuben was the best Reuben we’ve ever had. The Pierogi was good, but not memorable for the price. Panda Cotta was a nice finish. We are from ATL and will return anytime we are in the area.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual. Sat at the bar- great service and nice atmosphere. Great value and great drinks.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Katie B., was very friendly and attentive. Food and atmosphere on the patio was great.
  34. PE

    PearlE

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch and cocktails, warm staff and gorgeous atmosphere.
  35. RW

    RedWineandStrongTea

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a marvelous meal. Nate was a most charming knowledgeable and generous host/server/bartender. The food was delicious, much of it locally sourced, all of it creatively and expertly prepared- healthy and delicious, with generous servings. Stars of the show were the sunflower gnocchi with pesto, the vegan poutine with mushroom gravy, and the Creat burger! FABULOUS meal, a true Columbus gem.
  36. KR

    KarenR

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trout was wonderful and the waitress recommended a great red wine
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the fantastic food and drinks, wonderful patio atmosphere, lovely and helpful server (Kylar), to the safety protocols that made us feel safe, we had a very enjoyable first dining experience at The Crest. We’ll definitely be back!
  38. e

    ejwestlake

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Marg Dog cocktail, the caprese, goat cheese balls, the gnocchi, and poutine. The drinks were literally some of the best cocktails I have ever had - not too sweet, perfect balance of ingredients. The tomatoes in the caprese were perfect. I found the sauce if the gnocchi overpowering. But the goat cheese was delicious and the vegan poutine was the best rendition of poutine I have encountered. Everything is fresh, simple, and delicious. Careful where you park. It's a $50 ticket! And like every restaurant in Columbus in summer, it's freezing inside, so bundle up!
  39. GK

    GregoryK

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was average and service subpar
  40. D

    Danielle

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little corner spot for brunch with nice outdoor seating. Food is reasonably priced and arrives quickly. Our group enjoyed the unique mimosas made with sparkling chardonnay! Hope to visit again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Crest using the Order Online button. The Crest also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 261-7128.

The Crest is rated 4.4 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Crest

2855 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202-2213

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Crestview

  • Area

    Columbus

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot located in front of the restaurant and ample street parking on main road. Please pay attention to street parking signage in the neighborhood, some roads are permit parking only.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Grusek

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (614) 261-7128

  • Private party facilities

    The Crest is perfect for private events. Our space features a full wrap-around bar, indoor and outdoor seating with a covered patio, and a spacious rooftopduring the spring and summer months that can accommodate parties of various sizes. Our team is excited to work with you to create a special menu based on our seasonal offerings.

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