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About The Worthington Inn
Thank you for selecting The Worthington Inn! A reminder that special event and holiday reservations may not be available online. Please call the restaurant in this circumstance.
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 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.
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.
Columbus, OH 43085
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Pub
Hours of Operation:
New England Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public parking lot located behind building. On-street parking also available.
Private Party Facilities:
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.
Private Party Contact:
AnnaBell Kinsel: (614) 885-2600 ext. 214
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Worthington Inn offers a variety of special events including First Wednesday Wine Dinners and seasonal and holiday events. RESERVATIONS FOR THESE EVENTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ONLINE. Please call the restaurant to make your reservation in these circumstances.
The Worthington Inn Ratings and Reviews
Despite making reservations about a month in advance, we were seated in the very chilly bar area rather than the dining room. I was disappointed to say the least. We literally had to wear our coats because the door was frequently opening and closing with temps in the single digits. We had made reservations to celebrate NYE. Service was okay. Our waitress was polite and attentive. We couldn't get over the cold though.
Went there NYE. 3 of the 4 dinners were bad. The prime rib was chewy with fat and gristle. Two of us ordered the short ribs and gnocchi. The ribs were ok but there wasn’t many of them. The gnocchi was doughy and the potatoes inside were cold. One person ordered the salmon and it was great. So 1 out of 4 had a good experience. Since it was NYE, by the time we got served we didn’t have time to send it back.
Unfortunately, my review is not good. I rarely write a review and I forgive bad service most of the time. I understand how hard servers work. However, this is the 3rd year in a row that my husband and I took our mothers to the Worthington Inn for xmas eve. All 3 years our table was not ready at the time of the reservation - 30 minute wait. Our mothers are 87 and 77 years of age and cannot sit on the bar stools nor stand for that length of time. The one coach was full of other individuals who needed to sit. The hostess was no help, just said there was nothing she could do. 2 of these years , we had to take a table in the bar to get our mothers a seat. The bar was very noisy and crowded, folks have a good time which is fine. However, both mothers have hearing issues and couldn't hear in the loud bar. This year the service was also awful. We waited for 15 minutes for a server to approach the table. Drink order took another 15 minutes to receive. We could see the drinks from our table just getting warm at the bar for most of that 15 minutes. The food was fine - nothing special but no complaints. We have chosen the Worthington Inn in the past for an appropriate experience for our elderly parents. We won't be going back again for xmas eve. We will probably go to the Refectory next year. We like the food better at the Worthington Inn but the wait issues and service issues just made the evening miserable.
Love this place! I have been there for lunches, dinners, and had my rehearsal dinner here. They have not disappointed once! Their food is amazing, service is great, always decorated nicely (especially around the holidays!). My husband and I don't like to spend tons of money on going out to eat, but this place is always worth it!
We had reservations for the Sunday afternoon brunch. This was totally unnecessary as we were the only persons in the restaurant portion of the Worthington Inn. Since we were the only ones we got a table right next to the fireplace which was nice considering the weather outside. The service I will say was almost always a little too slow. At all points we wondered where our waitress was. After we think that she would show up within the next five minutes.
Our food was of mixed results. There were four of us and we all had different things. Two of us thought our food was very good and the other two just thought it was average. Prices were a little high. I had the Farmer's breakfast. It was I think $13. I consisted of an omelet that was full of ham, green peppers and onions. It included potato chunks and two pieces of bacon. It was large enough that I took about half the omelet and potatoes home for another meal.
The restaurant is a historic place and has a colonial type ambiance. It would be a good place for a romantic evening or a meal where discussion is an important part of what is going on. It is definitely not fast food.
My daughter had chosen Worthington Inn for MY birthday dinner together. This was actually the 3rd year we celebrated my birthday at the Worthington Inn.
Although the waiter, actually 2 different waiters knew it was my birthday; no extra effort on Worthington Inn's part, was made.
A cupcake with a candle in it is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities as other restaurants I frequent, I have observed this way of celebrating the guest having a birthday. Or a dessert that is sharable is brought to the table.
The food was very good and the service was fine. We ended up being serviced by a waiter who took our order, another who brought the food and a waitress who picked up the check and processed it and brought it back. Never did see the initial waiter again. Our reservations were very early, 5:30, so it couldn't have been the waiter's curfew?
Three of us had lunch. The setting was cozy with a fire in the fireplace. The food was very good. Two of us had the crabcakes and one had the gnocchi. There was one male wait person in our area. Service was very slow considering it was not that busy. I noticed another table waiting for service too.
Overpriced for what you get. A lot of open tables but they sat someone right next to us. Host ignored us when we got there and took a couple that came in after us first. Waiter's cigarettes fell out of his apron while he pulled out the daily deals. I was really expecting something better, would not reccomend this to anybody.
This is a beautiful historic inn with good service and good food. It has a very nice patio with lots of shade for summer outdoor dining. We were seated right next to the fireplace. It is quiet enough that you can have a good conversation without raising your voice. It is located in a lovely little uptown area that is good for browsing.
I really enjoyed this setting for my daughter's 30th birthday. The service was great, the food very good, and the ambience beautiful. The only addition I would recommend would be a handicap access for someone who has difficulty with steps. It could be placed on the side entrance so as not to destroy the old inn look in the front. However, the manager at the time, came out and helped my 86 year old mother up the steps.
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