The Whitney House

4.6
1652 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Located in downtown Old Worthington, The Whitney House serves made from scratch, refined yet rustic, American comfort food. We utilize fresh and local ingredients and constantly look for new and innovative ways to serve our community.

The Whitney House pays homage to the homes and kitchens in our past that welcomed all, treated everyone like family and offered drinks and food made with love.

We opened the Whitney House because we love our mothers. Our menu is based on the glory days of Sunday dinners when the entire family would pile into the dining room (and the living room if we ran out of chairs)to sit, catch up and enjoy a delicious meal together.

We want for you to feel at home when you stop by the Whitney House. We are looking forward to serving you!

--Ian F Brown, Proprietor
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety and a menu that evolves! Don’t pass this place up!!!

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vipSueB
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love bringing friends to the Whitney House. Our brunch was fantastic and we enjoyed some of the new menu items, particularly the blueberry coffee cake. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good! Great food! Seated next to a loud group having a great time that made it hard to hear, and server brought out wrong dish. But the food was great and superbly presented, and dessert was delicious too.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Great wait staff.

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ConnorN
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Unbelievable service!! We will absolutely be back

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SandyH
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Energetic is not a good work to describe something that was TOO LOUD!

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BeckyH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. We were served champagne as a freebie since it was our anniversary. The food was very good but a little pricey. The service was very good Yes I would go again.

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DavidF
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy every time we go to Whitney House. Original menu items, excellent quality in ingredients, and a high level of service. Sat outside this time and Mother Nature decided to end our lunch a little early. Could have used a little help from staff getting back inside but no big deal. Love this place!

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vipRickK
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

OSU game. Food was good. Wine glasses were heavy and not appropriate for wine selection.

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Neil
Mississippi
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were visiting from out of town and we’re looking for a nice but casual dining spot. We found the Whitney house very welcoming from the hostess Janelle to our server and the chef who helped with an excellent wine selection. We enjoyed the quaint dining room and decor. Our food was good and we had an interesting sesame paste dessert with delicious pistachio gelato. I enjoyed my salmon dish and my wife enjoyed her meal as well although there weren’t many vegetarian options.

MB
vipMichaelB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A varied and unique menu. Good happy hour options. Service attentive and responsive without being intrusive.

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JPZ1
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome server with total knowledge of menu! Gave excellent suggestions!

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wildthingsmom
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at The Whitney House. The food is fantastic, the service is always outstanding, and the menu from cocktails and wine, appetizer and entree always make it challenge on what to get, because it all is amazing.

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Chris
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service. Would highly recommend. The scallops were the best we have ever had.

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vipKimbo
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Service was very god, they were busy. We were in the back room and it was quite noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Group in Tavern was extremely loud to the point that the staff from whitney House had to ask them to lower their volume. It was stressful for the staff and quite an interruption to our overall experience this trip.

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bobb
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hanger steak was great. Service was also excellent. Ate out from and watched the green.

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vipK8ocato
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy visiting the Whitney House, and the food this trip was amazing. The staff is alwayss very friendly and go above and beyond. This was our first time visiting after we've had some added dietary restrictions, and ordering a meal (by making smart choices) without added salt/low sodium was a breeze (and still tasted delicious and looked beautiful. Thanks Whitney House!

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HayleyY
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, the people, food and atmosphere was top notch.

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DougB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, polite and energetic, accommodating staff. Only complaint is it can get fairly noisy in the bar area (difficult for extended conversation) but this is mostly because everyone there is having so much fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was great waiter and we all loved our food and drinks. We will be back. 5 of our group never been there. I was there maybe when you were first open. We live in Dublin and wanted to get out of our bubble for a night! Thx! Jill

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PattiD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & great service!! Highly recommend! There are three nice areas to dine in: a cozy bar area, a nice front dining area with seating bar at kitchen and charming outdoor seating

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JenniferB
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our waitress was nice but wasn't good. She put in the wrong order for my lunch and I had to wait for it to be remade. That was alright. The manager came over and apologized and said he wouldn't charge me for my lunch because of the error, which was very nice. However, when the bill came I was charged and paid it. I didn't want to make an issue. Overall the restaurant is a nice, pleasant experience.

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vipRandallA
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love The Whitney House! On this visit, we hosted out-of-town friends. They were very happy and impressed. Way to go!

JM
JamieM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience as always. Whitney House is our go-to for any night out.

KM
vipKMguerrs
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had friends in town for the day to celebrate a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service.

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ChadB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Whitney House. We were pleased with every aspect of the visit. Prices for lunch were very reasonable in my opinion. I’m basing that on two drinks, two entrees, a snack, and an appetizer. My wife also got a free scoop of ice cream since it was her bday. We will def go back to see how their dinner menu is. The outside tables also looked like it would be nice to sit out and enjoy a drink on in nice weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food great staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian and his staff are always friendly, overly accommodating & it shows in the quality of the service, food, & drink.

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vipNeighbor
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, food items good, will need reservations for weekend dining. Bar options and eclectic options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts delicious. Cost on par with high end steak house. I will return, just not as often as I would like to for this reason.

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PhyllisR
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this meal with our friends who had just been there a few weeks ago. My husband & I both had the scallops which were perfect ! My friend gave me a bit of her trout & it was fabulous! A real delight of the meal was the spring pea dip served with warm naan. The waiter was very knowledgeable & very nice, sorry I can’t recall his name. Wonderful evening, good food, good friends, good service!

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vipShirleyM
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was very good and our waitress tried but I think she was new . Three asks to lemon and sweetener and then sat there with the bill and payment while she ignored us. She was very nice but didn’t seem to know what she was doing.

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vipJulie
Columbus
71 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are ALWAYS Great at the Whitney House. This visit was to celebrate my Girlfriends Birthday. We love to sit in the bar area and the booth is great for quiet conversation.

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vipRecentDiner
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and awesome service.

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MisterG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night for those who may wish to venture outside of the expected areas of town. Downtown Worthington is not only picturesque but is home to this little gem of a restaurant! We absolutely loved arriving a bit early in the evening to take advantage of their half off draft beer happy hour and stayed well into dinner service to enjoy their delicious chile-braised pork shank. Also - don't discount their tavern in the back! We opted for a full booth by the windows and it offered us privacy while still receiving excellent service from our server!

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vipAzaria
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best meal and dining experience my husband and I have had in a very long time! Frank was our server. He was very attentive and described menu items accurately and with a sense of pride. As well he should! I had the scallops. They were to die for! My husband had the game sausages and perogies. So good! The desserts were great, as well. We were able to have a leisurely dinner without feeling rushed out. We will definitely be back!

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chipJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious but had very slow service.

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JustinS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just 2 for lunch - grabbed a hightop bar table. Quick service, great food!

FAQs

The Whitney House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Whitney House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 396-7846.

The Whitney House is rated 4.6 stars by 1652 OpenTable diners.