The Worthington Inn

4.5
1332 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Nestled in the heart of historic Old Worthington, 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 Mike Water's commitment to sourcing only the freshest ingredients from local farmers results in truly unique and mouth-watering fare you won't find anywhere else in Columbus.

PATIO SEATING
Due to high demand, the patio is seated on a first-come, first-served basis. We will attempt to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee an outdoor table at the time of your arrival.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Pub
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday-Friday 11am-3pm

WEEKEND BRUNCH:
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sunday 10am-2pm

DINNER:
Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
Sunday 5pm-8pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm
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Phone number
(614) 885-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Waters
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Private party facilities
The Worthington Inn restaurant has two intimate private dining rooms that can accommodate parties of 8 to 22 guests. Please call 614.885.2600 for more information and ask to speak with a Restaurant Manager.
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Private party contact
Restaurant Manager: (614) 885-2600
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
New England Avenue
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Parking details
There is a large public parking lot located directly behind our building to the west. On-street parking also available.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour is offered in the Pub weekdays from 3 to 6pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1332 People Are Saying
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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It’s abeatiful inn and we were looking forward to celebrating a special birthday but we have NEVER had such slow inattentive service! It was not a busy evening and we were so disappointed. The food was fine but nothing special especially with the price and expectation. We won’t return

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MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I was very disappointed that there were so few Christmas decorations up. My wife's lunch (salmon) was good. The beef on my Thai salad was way too salty and the salad part was good but nothing special - I should have sent it back.

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SG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant as usual

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CJ
Columbus
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Whereas the Worthington Inn was, at one time, one of my favorite restaurant in Columbus I can’t honestly lay claim to that assessment again…at least not until some changes are made…for the better. Our 7:30 PM reservations were not honored in a timely fashion. Once we were seated we had still to wait another 25 minute for a server. Our food was mediocre at best. One of the dishes I was so looking forward to was the Asian inspired Calamari. Yet when it arrived it was extremely rubbery and hard to chew. It had obviously been overcooked. My wife’s Salmon Corn chowder was served lukewarm, not hot. The only saving grace was the drinks which were on target. I was terribly disappointed in our dining experience in a restaurant which, at one time, I had considered to be one of the best restaurants in Columbus.

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D
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great place to dine, especially during the holidays - beautiful decorations, fires blazing in the fireplaces, cozy and relatively quiet. We went for weekend brunch. Our food was fine, but the service was just fair. We had to ask about the specials; and, throughout the meal, we had to ask for coffee, water, butter, etc. We expected more attentive service for one of the area's best restaurants.

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JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful restaurant. Great food and service. We will be back for the brunch!

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D
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everyone was happy with their food.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great value. Delicious menu and cocktails.

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CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to the Worthington Inn but it won't be my last. I made a reservation for our neighborhood ladies lunch bunch for our Christmas luncheon. The food was excellent, loved the ambiance, our waiter was very good and we had a wonderful time. Love that it was quiet enough that we could talk and actually hear each other. The Worthington Inn is a real gem.

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L
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love this location for small group dinners. We were able to have quiet conversation as we dined. The ambiance of the lit fireplace and the Christmas decorations heightened the Holiday spirit. My only complaint is that my steak was a little tough, but no complaints from the other 2 diners, and the rest of my meal was excellent.

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f
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, the history, and the area - strolled after the meal and it was a lovely afternoon. I saw reviews that the service was not awesome. We were one of two tables in the dining room and yet had a difficult time getting servers attention. I expect to be treated like a guest, a welcome guest, and perhaps a lot more attention.

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DB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience here! Great patio seating in the summer. Perfect for a romantic evening out.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fancy and authentic without being pretentious. Food was good in quiet, old world charm decor location. We got a table in upstairs near front window and gas fireplace. Very nice atmosphere and high quality food.

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W
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was nice. Good for quiet conversation. Food was decent for the price. Don't expect cutting edge menu or unique cuisine, but it is good food. Dessert options were blah.

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P
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I were very disappointed. We totaled 4 guests. We had cold soup, a fly in a water glass, terrible cocktails, and the waitress brought a free birthday desert with nuts after I had asked to take nuts off of a salad. We felt for the money we paid, it was a terrible value.

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KD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There were 6 of us celebrating a friend's birthday. We all really enjoyed our lunch!

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JO
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always top notch. We enjoy how the Worthington Inn is much quieter than many comparable restaurants. You can actually hear all the folks at the table. The Inn itself is historic and in a historical setting, among the old New England-style buildings that Worthington has preserved. It's the historic atmosphere that attracts people to Worthington, and the Worthington Inn is the perfect place to experience that ambiance.

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DP
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service was a little slow. We didn't realize it was the holiday celebration in town and it was very busy. Our reservation didn't go through so we didn't get seated in the main dining room but the bar was a bit quieter except for one particularly loud family. Would definitely go again on a hopefully less busy day.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch on a Sunday for a family gathering. Ambiance is always lovely in this historic old inn and they use high quality local ingredients. Food was excellent and the server was very attentive.

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LL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to celebrate a birthday and the Worthington Inn was an extra gift!! Food was outstanding. In our party folks had seafood, steaks, chicken and vegan and everyone said their dinner was delicious.
It was quiet in the restaurant (we were probably the noisiest). All in all a great night.

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OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. The service was wonderful.

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RS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal and wine! The beef Worthington is totally worth the price!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC SERVER MADE OUR DATE AMAZING!!! THANKS STONE!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a bummer to walk all through the restaurant to find the hostess really?!!!!
And only 1 bathroom for ladies?! You got to be joking...

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NB
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was delicious!

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CJ
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Never again. I've given this restaurant several chances. This time for brunch. It took almost an hour and 15 minutes after we ordered for our food to come out. It was waffles. How long does it take to cook waffles? The waiter did not come around to see if we needed anything. We had to keep asking for more water, more coffee, and the waiter wouldn't budge to be proactive during our long wait. He was civil, but not exactly friendly. Then, we waited forever for the checks, then forever for him to take our money, then forever for him to run the credit cards. The food was decent, and always is, but EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I have tried the Worthington Inn, the service is very poor, and the attitude is not much better. I am in walking distance from there, and would love to be able to stop in. But, never again.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Had An amazing time. Only thing I didn't like was the au gratin potatoes. Otherwise the food was amazing!

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RR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We were at the Worthington Inn on a Wednesday night. We ordered the Steak Frites and the Scallop Linguine, Fall Harvest Salad and Salmon soup. We also had two of your season cocktails.

The soup and the salad were very good, but the scallops were rubbery and the steak was flat and uninspired. The broccoli raab that came with the steak was very overly salted. Maybe the "C" team chef was on in the middle of the week.

The seasonal cocktails were interesting and we enjoyed them very much. The atmosphere is outstanding ( reminds us of the years we spent in the greater Boston area). Our waitress ( Anna) was wonderful, engaging and fun to talk to. She made up for the horrible entrees we were served.

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LM
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We enjoy this place for happy hour, but not a great brunch spot. Greasy and pricey.

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DJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not visited the Worthington Inn for some years and was surprised and very pleased with the quality of the food. We had a very quiet dinner, well-served, that enable a wonderful evening of conversation--and the martini was first rate!

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TC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable Lunch. Food and service was exceptional. Would definitely go back again.

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AK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The only complaint I have is that the coffee was cold when it arrived and we asked our waiter to have it warmed up. Even after that it was a tad on the lukewarm side and I would have liked it to be hotter.

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KT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent but it took almost an hour for our food to come out.

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G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and food!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The bloody Mary’s are disgusting now. They taste like straight tomato juice. The food is also over priced. We can go to Mimi’s on Polaris and get better food and mimosas for more reasonable pricing.

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OT
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. They have the best hamburgers in town! The service was great.

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J
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a delicious lunch on the patio. It was a perfect day and our server was delightful, giving us plenty of time to enjoy our friends get together. Highly recommend any salad with the salmon on top. Always a winner, the Worthington Inn chicken salad. Atmosphere was great. Wonderful lunch spot for us.

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VI
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience! We enjoyed the beautiful patio for a Sunday brunch. Loved the extensive Bloody Mary menu, and the entrees were DELISH (we had the Beef Worthington and Salmon Eggs Benedict. The homemade aioli is exceptional).
Service was first class: our waitress was incredibly warm, friendly, and attentive. She made us feel like we were the only guests there.
Highly recommend!

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DL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent service. Presentation great. Food tasty.

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MP
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great meal. Food was excellent. Nice atmosphere.

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