by Megan Leigh Barnard


The Crest – 20.5% of 9,582 votes

In the four years since The Crest opened its doors (on Earth Day, no less), customers have chowed down on food that’s local, environmentally friendly, and, above all, tasty. The Crest would get high marks even if it didn’t have an incredible sampling of cocktails, wines, and beer, strictly for becoming an instant gathering place for ever-expanding Clintonville.

Multiple Locations |

2  101 Beer Kitchen 20.0%

3  Bodega 11.2%


The Crest  – 28.4% of 9,125 votes

2  101 Beer Kitchen 27.2%

3  Bar 145 13.4%



Travis Hoewischer

I've been working in journalism in central Ohio for more than a decade, and have been lucky enough to be a part of (614) Magazine since the very first issue. Proud to live in a city that still cares – and still reads.