The Worthington Inn
The Worthington Inn

The Worthington Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.worthingtoninn.com/
  • Phone: 6148852600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH:
    Monday-Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm

    DINNER:
    Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    CLOSED SUNDAY EVENING

    HAPPY HOUR:
    Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm

    FARMER'S MARKET BREAKFAST
    (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
    Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm (Lunch options available at 11:00am)

    SUNDAY BRUNCH FEATURING A 15-TOPPING BLOODY MARY BAR
    Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Smith
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering:

  • Private Party Facilities: Privates party space available for 10 to 100 guests. Parties of 15 or larger require pre-planned menu through private events department.
  • Private Party Contact: AnnaBell Kinsel 6148852600x214
  • Special Events: Events at The Worthington Inn offer the legacy and charm of a 19th century Victorian inn paired with our award-winning menus for a uniquely special day.

    The Worthington Inn boasts five unique private rooms that can accommodate parties of 10-100. Private Events at The Worthington Inn are perfect for celebrating any occasion, but especially wedding ceremonies and receptions, engagement parties, birthday celebrations, bridal party luncheons, anniversary parties, and baby and bridal showers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New England Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot located behind building. On-street parking also available.
A word from The Worthington Inn
Nestled in the heart of Olde Worthington and a Columbus Top 10 Restaurant since 2004, the Worthington Inn offers the legacy and charm of a 19th century Victorian inn with a dining experience that is anything but old-fashioned.

Chef Thomas Smith's commitment to sourcing only the freshest ingredients from local farmers along with his influences of French and Italian cuisine results in a truly unique and mouth-watering menu you won't find anywhere else in Columbus. The Worthington Inn also offers an award-winning wine list with a range of wines that compliment our cuisine for all budgets.

The Worthington Inn is open everyday of the week, including our famous Farmer's Market Breakfast on Saturday mornings during the summer.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Worthington Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)neighborhood gem (42)romantic (35)fit for foodies (30)great for brunch (24)great for outdoor dining (24)great for lunch (17)good for groups (13)notable wine list (12)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    There were 3 of us. My food was wonderful; my two friends were not as pleased. Choose your items carefully.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner71
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went for Saturday brunch. It wasn't very busy but it took 20 mins for waitress to take our order then we didn't see her again for close to 40 mins later when they finally brought our food. The food was good but not really worth the wait or feeling that we weren't appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place
    MiamiRedhawk
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I left Ohio 18 years ago and had not been to the Worthington Inn for a long time. I met some friends from college and we had a wonderful brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyment
    Gary
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday dinner, and it was great-food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    DineTime7
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was there for brunch during outdoor Farmers Market. Great to sit, relax and enjoy. The food choices were excellent for brunch. Will return,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely, quiet dinner
    HLRhome
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had dinner at the Worthington Inn on the Saturday night of an evening OSU home game so, except for a couple of folks in the bar and one or two larger parties that we leaving as we arrived, we were nearly the only people in the place, which was sort of strange, as it's always been pretty full in our previous visits. The food, however, was as good as usual and the service continues to be impeccable. We all had salads and fish, which were outstanding. We really appreciate the quiet atmosphere --- one of the few places in town where you can actually talk to the other folks at your table without raising your voice. We will surely visit there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WhispersandEchoesArt
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beautiful pace too dine with excellent steak. Service was friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect - as expected !
    Zoofan
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The locally sourced menu is limited but has something for everyone. The sides were well matched to the entrees. I wish I could replicate the spicy green beans. Be sure and leave room to share a dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farm to Plate Week
    kgilbert78
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went because of this special event. Food was great and we will look forward to this event the next time it is offered. It was a prie-fixe menu at $35 with two choices each of appetizer, main course, and dessert. Naturally, we chose one of each. It was quite enjoyable. There is a nice ourdoor dining area facinf High Street--we did not choose it this time because the weather was slighty sticky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    grosel
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a wonderful experience sitting out on the porch with friends visiting from fla. Had the walleye and will be back soon for a repeat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was our first visit after a long absence from the Columbus area. Prior to our move we were always fond of the quality and creative food at Worthington Inn. What a disappointing to encounter a place which was a shadow of its former glory. Food and service were mediocre, the interior of the restaurant seems to be in urgent need of updating. The only item in line with its former reputation were the prices on the menu. Fortunately, there are many other places in the Columbus area which maintained their high quality level over time and others which joint them during recent years.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good New York strip
    Backstop
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything for the dinner was great, but the dessert was a giant disappointment. I recommend passing on their dessert and going to get ice cream across the street at Graeters!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner experience
    B300
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great service and food. The whole experience was wonderful and all of the staff members were welcoming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July at the Inn
    Elce
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food at Worthington Inn was excellent. The Vegetable Plate had a nice variety of choices and seasonings. Their version of a calamari appetizer is superb. Just the right amount of asian slaw mixed with the calamari. Though the restaurant was not crowded, service was below par. For example, we had to asked for the bread basket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    great food, service, and a very relaxing atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Fantastic food! Had trouble finishing our reservation and didn't much appreciate the attitude that I encountered with that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Starting from the service to bread all the way to dessert everything was amazing :).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom
    TomC
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our server was polished, perfectly mannered, and presentation was awesome! The Worthington Inn ambiance is exactly what one wants when desiring a 'period piece' setting... great historical Inn. The wine list is outstanding... I had the Allamand Malbec which was great with my filet. I am very sensitive to MSG and I wonder if any of my food contained it. None the less, the food tasted great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and Friendly Atmosphere
    Dineatyourownrisk
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great atmosphere with a very attentive staff. Food was excellent. Recommend the Beef Worthington with a unique twist on Au Gratin Potatoes. Long time Worthington resident but only my second time there. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, careless service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good foodie quality menu with local greens when possible. Service staff were each lackadaisical--- have seen better service at an Olive Garden. Long delays for each course and even drinks. Hope the owners read this review, service should be consistent. Shane the food was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Lovely, elegant, refined. Good food and service. Quiet so conversation is easy. Will come when we're in the Columbus area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A great place for brunch. Good breakfast/lunch selection. Very kid friendly but also good for couples wanting quiet (there are a lot of different rooms + outdoor seating).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Snapper
    talula
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I ordered the special since it sounded wonderful and I have never had a bad food item here. The red snapper from Hawaii with ginger and coconut sounded irresistable. The folks at the next table had a piece that was large enough to share. My fish was overcooked to bouncy and tough and chewy, no flavor, large gray chunks and very small. The waitress never returned to ask how everything was. My bill was over $100 - so one would expect to have professionally grilled fish that is at least edible. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthinton Inn Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Had a weekend without the kids so my husband and I decided to try brunch at the Worthington Inn. Our reservation was for 12:30. We arrived at the front door and waited several minutes before being approached. They took us to a small table, but we asked to have a larger one. None of the other tables were set yet (there were plenty available) so we waited another 5 minutes or so before one was ready. The brunch menu was a served menu, and there were many options for breakfast, much fewer lunch items. My husband got the crab benedict, I had the steak. Service was OK, a bit slow, only got one refill on beverages. Food was good. Would have liked to have more lunch options. Overall, a good meal, not sure I would rush back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kimie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    With a party of 6, tastes differed, a few vegetarians in the group & every was satisfied with their experience. We had everything from dinner to drinks to desert & all went well for the anniversary we were celebrating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 727 reviews are from the The Worthington Inn reviews archive.
  • Wonderful dinner
    JayneVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We really enjoyed the Friday night specials (Bone in Ribeye was fabulous). Fun to listen to the music too after dinner in the Pub.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely lunch/brunch
    HLRhome
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The brunch menu at Worthington Inn was very nice --- lots of choices including breakfast/brunch items, salads, sandwiches and other platters. I was concerned about parking because of the Worthington Farmer's Market, but it was over by noon, so if you go a little later, parking isn't a problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening
    Jaylee
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We dined here on a stormy night with tornado sirens for background music but still had a wonderful dinner in a quiet, peaceful ambience with outstanding food and wine. Our server was well-informed and helpful, attentive but not overly so. All in all, a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super lunch
    classydude
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We truly enjoyed our lunch, the service and the opportunity to visit with our friends. The Worthington Inn is a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Handicap access
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Beware that this is an old Inn and doesn't have handicap access to the dining area. The Inn should figure out a way to improve entrance for people in wheel chairs and walkers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Local Favorite
    LocalGem
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Worthington Inn is a wonderful dinning experience whether it is for a special evening or a gathering of old friends. The old Inn gives the experience that few other locales can offer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't expect the buffet
    Kevin
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The ONLY reason we selected this restaurant was because of the Sunday Brunch buffet. We mad our reservation in early April for brunch on Sunday, May 4. Upon our arrival, we noticed a sign indicating that as of April 27, they were no longer offering the Sunday brunch buffet. They did offer a regular menu, but it was fairly limited and certainly not a buffet - where we could choose to sample many different items. The meals we did have were good, but nothing spectacular - if you have a big appetite please know the crabs benedict is a small portion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    KCBL
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The restaurant is absolutely adorable and in character with old Worthington's classic style. The portions were large and the food was so fresh and delicious. Overall I would recommend it for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    Sandy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We came for a birthday lunch. Food was excellent. I think there is a new chef. The service was disappointing. The Opentable reservation was not recognized so we had no idea if we would get points. Nothing was said about my birthday even when I mentioned it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HeatherG
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Took a client for lunch. Although the food was great it seemed like there needed to be one more server on t assist with the large party that was there. Our server would disappear from time to time and wondered if she forgot about us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Good, but not Great ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    In the past this has been a classy restaurant with excellent food, most of it uniquely interpreted. Lately it's turned into a boisterous place with live music (some great, some Holiday Inn Lounge) and so-so plates. Nothing very special on the menu this time, and the filets tasted like liver. Still a great place to get a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Class act
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We love the Worthington Inn! Brunch for my mom's birthday was perfectly delicious and elegant, thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Worthington Inn NEVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The Worthington Inn NEVER disappoints. I love the menu options that focus on local sourcing, the wine list is spectacular and the service is always polite and not intrusive. Yes, it is not an inexpensive place to eat, but you definitely get what you are paying for-from the food, the wine offerings, the service, and the overall ambiance of the meal. A great place to take anyone for a nice lunch or dinner. They also have a great happy hour and live music Wednesday and Friday. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful quiet dinner
    GreatOutdoors614
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner on a quiet Monday evening. From first course to dessert the food was outstanding and prepared with such care. They also took special care of my peanut allergy which was greatly appreciated. The menu changes with the seasons so you can always expected fresh quality local ingredients which is one reason why it's top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    BeardiesRuleVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Would have preferred eating in the pub area, which was totally packed for Happy Hour. Dining rooms were fairly empty at 6:30 pm. Our server was excellent and attentive, however the food was very disappointing. Tasteless bread served with a whipped spread that did not look or taste like butter. Due to other rave reviews, we both ordered the Beef Worthington which was presented nicely and the potato and spinach were quite good. The two tiny filets of beef on my plate were so tough I kept looking to see if I was cutting across the grain and I was. Ended up taking 1/2 of each home in a box. Sliced it up for a treat for my 3 Bearded Collies & they wouldn't eat it either... just tossed it around in the air and left it. Kind of makes you wonder!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet