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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington
J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington
  • Address:
    6880 North High Street
    Worthington, OH 43085
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jliurestaurant.com
  • Phone: (614) 888-1818
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Dinner: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Steven Kelly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have an amazing private ballroom with the capacity to seat 200+ guest. We also offer several other smaller options for groups from 25 up to 40. We offer a wide variety of options for your menu selection. Please call for availability for larger parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Brown or Rebekka Rebar (614) 888-1818

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilson Bridge Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: J. Liu offers over 78 parking spaces 24 hours seven days a week on its private lot surrounding the building and toward the back of National City Bank. After 6 pm and all day on the weekends patrons may park at all surrounding lots including National City Bank, Primrose School, CF Bank, and across the street at Huntington Bank. J. Liu provides valet service complimentary for limited lunches and dinners
A word from J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington
J. Liu Restaurant and Bar of Worthington offers superb culinary creations served within an eclectic setting. Refined and stylish yet relaxed and comfortable. The experienced staff is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of every guest. J. Liu is eager to work with you in every way possible to ensure a most memorable experience. Uncompromising quality, understated elegance, attention to detail, outstanding service and "Something Great For Everyone", only at J. Liu of Worthington! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "menu and found the food and portions to be very good. Our only negative comment was that the lobster bisque could have been hotter. It was warm but should have been much hotter. The tilapia was very nicely done and the accompaniments of mashed potatoes and vegetables were also quite good. The flourless chocolate cake was wonderful. All in all, it was a very nice meal at a great price! The owner, J. Liu, stopped by our table right after we arrived to welcome us and to thank us for being there. He was very personable and talked to everybody. A "hands on" owner and manager is what makes this a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had am amazing 3 course meal for restaurant week along with my girlfriend. Great options and something everyone would like. The service was pretty good but they were just really busy, but one of the nicest features is actually got to meet J. Liu who came out and visited with every table. I will definitely will be back here."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A wonderful surprise in Worthington, Ohio, this restaurant is an excellent choice for a nice evening out with your significant other or a quick bite after work. It has a wonderful wide range menu and great atmosphere throughout."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is my second visit to J. Lius, both times the food and service were excellent! I highly recommend the potato cakes!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to J Lui multiple times for special occasions. We usually get an order of pad thai and an order of Jasons chicken and share. This time though, my pad thai came out in a bowl, which I had never seen before - but may just be a new serving dish. However, as the pad thai usually has long noodles to wrap around the spoon, this time it was choppy and I had difficulty eating it with a fork. It reminded me of a left over portion and I was very turned off. I couldn't help feeling that I had gotten some thrown together meal and not one that was freshly prepared for me. Needless to say, we will be rethinking our next dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We always take my mother-in-law to J. Liu's for her birthday. This year was her 97 th! Everyone on the staff wished her a happy birthday. Our server even brought out a FREE dessert for us to share. We always have a great time at J. Liu's. It has become a family tradition."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Such a lovely looking restaurant, but just no consistency in the food or the service. It used to be so good-- now the wait staff is not engaged, and the food is so-so."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great atmosphere but the food was bland and poor wine menu if you only want a single glass"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were at that Worthington restaurant on fathers day. The brunch was excellent and the service was super. Everyone was very friendly and accepted our 3 littke granddaughters. Thank you for very thing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Finally I went to the J.liu. The food is good but definitely not worth the price. $154 for 3 adults and 3 kids, no alcohol. Most of the price is probably for ambience, not the food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was the first time I had been to the J. Liu restaurant in Worthington. The Dublin venue is a fun, casual atmosphere. We were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary and were looking for some affordable fine dining. I loved the red curtains that lined the West wall.The entrees were affordable and good, not overly fantastic, but worth the price. We felt the menu was a bit thin. The cheesecake was outstanding. I was a bit disappointed in the casualness of the other patrons. Some men had dress pants, collared shirts, and jackets and some ladies were in dress clothes, but some people were in shorts and ball caps... Not the romantic ambiance that I wanted for an anniversary. But, this would be a good pick for upscale, casual dining."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We dine out a lot. We viewed the menu on-line prior to visiting J Liu and were looking forward to a nice meal with family for a birthday celebration. We chose J Liu over Camerons because the variety of food seemed like it would be better for our group. We left wishing we would have gone to Camerons because we know that the food and service would have been worth the price paid. I think they need to take a look at who is managing their kitchen. Also had dirty dishes from appetizers that sat on our table throughout our entire meal."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "What a surprise to have brunch accompanied with pleasing musical sounds."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The Sunday brunch is amazing. We've been all over the city for brunch and this one is definitely worth it. Great breakfast food as well as some of J.Liu's famous plates. Fried rice for brunch...yes! The price is right, too. Great value."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "J. Liu's atmosphere is really nice - the decor is semi-hip and attractive, and it's quiet so you can hear your conversation easily. I got the scallops, which I thought would be tasty, but was rather disappointed. The glaze on them was sticky (like it kind of stuck to my teeth) and not particularly good. The bread and dipping sauce they brought out before the food was served were very good, though, as was the calamari appetizer. The server was friendly, but sort of odd. She launched into a story about how another server would jump out sometimes and scare her. About 20 minutes later, she brought the other server to our table to show him to us. It was sort of awkward. Overall, nice experience, but food and service left a little to be desired."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always great food and service. Love the happy hour, too."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I had wanted to have the regular menu, but only brunch was available. The brunch was nice, but I was looking forward to your delicious crab cakes. The prime rib was rare, but more like raw. We couldn't eat it. The Eggs Benedict was dry and not made well. There was very little sauce on it. I am not sure I would come back for the brunch again. I still want to try other items on the menu I have attended two parties upstairs and the food was very good."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Need server training sat at bar area and bar food came out before the food I ordered 20 min before. Food was ok nothing special I had to get my food reheated and then it was not very warm. It's a so so restaurant. Mother's Day experience was not where I wanted it to be. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have eaten at J. Liu in Dublin and decided to try Worthington. The restaurant was busy and there were a number of prom students eating there. The wait for food was acceptable, and our food was very good. Our server was not the friendliest, but we still had a nice evening. We asked to see the gluten free menu, and our waitress said she could not find one. That was a bit disappointing. We would however, be willing to give this location another try."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "There were five of us - three rather elderly. Our server couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We had a nice time talking with our friends and didn't feel rushed. We would come again in a New York minute!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were put at a nice table in the bar, which would have been wonderful had the saxophone not been on a microphone...loud, hard to converse"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wife's 66th birthday, 2 sisters w/ spouses from out of town, seated in booth/ table that made it possible for everyone to talk, food was great, noise level was low even though the place was packed that night with teenage prom goers. Service was fast, friendly, unobtrusive, everyone had a great time."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Karim was the very best server I have ever had - he was kind, sweet, attentive but not invasive, had impecible manners and is a true asset to this restaurant!! The food is always very good - lettuce wraps and desserts were awesome. We had a very nice chat with the GM Bill after dinner complimenting Karim and our wonderful dining experience. Brunch on holidays is fabulous and we will be here for Mother's Day."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Business lunch = J. Liu. Always seated promptly, good service, and a great meal. Ordered the Scallop Salad. Lettuce nice and crisp, scallops nicely grilled."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Our group had the best Phad Thai ever! The food was so delicious. We wanted to try everything on the menu! The service was amazing, our server was A+! We had a great time!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have been to J. Liu's many times before and have really liked it. I was very disappointed this time. The menu has changed since we were last here. The selection didn't seem as varied. I remember having a problem choosing what to order because there were so many tempting dishes. Now not so much. I ordered the sesame chicken. There were only 3 pieces of broccoli in my dish! That just seemed very skimpy to me. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Actually I have been boycotting the restaurants because of a horrible, horrible evening in Dublin years ago. I decided to give it one more try at Worthington. The evening was perfect. Our waitperson was wonderful. He checked back with us every so often without hovering. He made great suggestions. The food was fast and wonderful. The manager on duty came over to thank us for coming, and actually peeked out the door as I was walking to my car to say goodnight. What a great experience. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was good. What I missed from the last time I was there was the peel and eat shrimp. This was not available this visit."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "great family brunch ages 70 to one month. friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "An old friend came to town and I suggested j Liu's (Worthington) for brunch. I have been to to J Liu's for dinners and lunches and the food was always good. A great place for Sunday brunch. A very broad assortment of food, including omelettes made-to-order. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. Food was good, atmosphere was pleasant. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My experience at JLui's was great , great atmosphere, great service and it was a really big restaurant. Food was good for an Asian Bistro."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Menu could have been a bit larger with more red meat selections."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Nothing really wrong just not exciting. Decore was aged and unusual; like from the Jetsons. The lobster bisque was wonderful. The main dish was not to my liking (sauce too spicy hot) although my husband enjoyed it...we ordered the same dish. I would not go back. Waitress was friendly and somewhat attentive. Bar area seemed more active and with outside light more attractive."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our group of four people all enjoyed our meals. Portions were generous and the service was very good. We tried this restaurant because it was in the Prestige Dining book, and it was our first time for dinner here. We will return. Very pleasant waiter who was attentive and the food was served in a timely fashion. We would recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A couple of old, dear friends met me to celebrate my 60th, yuk, birthday! We had such a great time. I really enjoyed the atmosphere & the staff could not have been any friendlier or efficient!!! The food was wonderful & the dessert worth the calories!! I did not think the prices were high at all & the portions were more than enough. I have told everyone about the really nice time we had & can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My son and I enjoyed the brunch. There were many selections, and we enjoyed sitting in booth. Price was also reasonalbe. Hope to go back soon."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Sunday brunch is the best at J Liu. Live music, really good food, reasonable price...and kids feel welcome too."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Yet another fine business lunch here. Food excellent, service attentive. Never disappointed when dining here. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "For those who love Sunday brunch, this is perfect. Reasonably priced, attentive service, nice selection of food items. We always end up being seates in bar area so I'm not sure about dining room experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I didn't care for the Pad Thai, but it was better after I sent it back for the crushed peanuts that hadn't been put on the top. It wasn't spicy at all, and it wasn't hot enough in temperature, either. My husband got the pasta with the shrimp, sausage, red peppers and tomato cream. This had perfect spice, was yummy, but was also not hot enough in temperature. The flavor of the lobster bisque was fantastic, but it was luke warm. Luke warm soup is NOT good. It was a Thursday evening, and only moderately busy. Your martinis are overpriced by about $2.00, and your wines by the glass over priced by about $1.00 in general. I would never buy alcohol at your restaurant because of this, it's a waste. Server was fantastic. Monica, I believe."
    Dined on 3/22/2014