The Worthington Inn

4.4
1293 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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Catering


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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1293 People Are Saying
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MP
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great meal. Food was excellent. Nice atmosphere.

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S
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met my friend there for lunch. It's her favorite restaurant. We later realized that our lunch day was also the annual Old Worthington Market Day; an added bonus. We enjoyed the market and had a lovely lunch on the patio.

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AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Mediocre food, fine service. Over priced.

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Worthington Inn is a great spot for a group, particularly clients. We come here often and receive excellent service in addition to a delicious meal. Highly recommended.

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SH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flood was amazing. Seafood entrees were top notch . A bit pricey but worth it. Service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

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n
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Mother-in-law loves it, because it is quiet and you can "have a conversation." This is because no one else is there. Place was (and usually is) half-empty. Even the bar, the paragon of casual dining for the neighborhood was empty and quiet.

Service was poor; we had to ask about the specials for both the main course and dessert. No vintages are printed in the wine list. Menu hasn't changed in a while. Duck was horribly terribly overcooked; it wasn't as dry as jerky, but it was close.

There was a time recently when the WI had started touting farm-to-table and fresh and local, changing menu. Those times passed quickly. Not recommended.

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LJ
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Still thinking about the shrimp appetizer on poblano grits. Love dining here.

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LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our waitress was sweet, but our food came out at a rapid rate - after waiting, our appetizer and salad and meal all came while we were still eating the other.

The gnochi had more vegetables than any other item - it was a like a bowl of veggies - The shrimp appetizer was amazing and the filet was good.

I have been here before, and really liked, and brought my friend but was disappointed.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; good variety; best salmon meal ever!!! One Vegetarian option and one vegan option- if didn’t use buttermilk potatoes could be two vegan options which would be a huge advantage in Columbus area.

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

The food was amazing as always. The Ribeye special was cooked perfectly.

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JM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and a wonderful atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back.

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E
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. Nicely seasoned food. We will go back again.

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K
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but not amazing. Definitely overpriced for the quality we received.

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b
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Server very pleasant. Sometimes difficult to get his attention. Cheeseburger had to be redone..undercooked and then was not especially to liking. I had WI chicken salad which was tasty...would have preferred the nuts mixed in instead of separate. Poppyseed bread and regular bread and garlic butter really good. Birthday dessert very nice.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was nice and attentive. Food was excellent! We're looking forward to another visit in the near future.

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RM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a 50th anniversary for my brother and sister-in-law with a delicious dinner, attentive service, and wonderful desserts. A time to remember...

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Had the Steak frites: steak was very tough and not warm. Fries were also served lukewarm at best.

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LJ
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

wanted to order a bottle of wine after our cocktails but didn’t see our waitress for a good long while. Looked like she was too busy with the patio. Other than that everything was lovely and the food exceptional.

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Worthington Inn is that special place to take out of town guests, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or just to enjoy a lovely dinner with your spouse or loved one.

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AH
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband was a big fan of our meal. I was more ambivalent. First visit, restaurant week menu. Cocktails and appetizer were very good, bread plentiful. Food was pretty good as was the dessert. Service was very good, exceeded expectations. We sat in the pub, but nice surroundings.

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JM
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very friendly staff that tried hard, and made the situation right in the end. We had reservations and were the only people in one of the dining rooms. They seated us under a staircase which was weird. There were much better tables that went unoccupied from 7:00 to 9:30 on a Friday. Craft beer priced at $8/bottle is out of line. They forget to put my wife's order in, and brought the rest of us our dinners. They did comp her main course and added a desert. That was nice. But overall the food and drinks are expensive and the value just isn't very good. Panzanella salad was average, steak frites was average. The Basque Cake desert was the best part of the meal (comped.) They need to step it up to keep pace with other restaurants in Columbus.

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B
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Fantastic food in a historic setting.

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J
Adelaide / SA
52 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Inn. Food is delicious and service to match. Had the Blackout burger without the bun. The plate was overflowing with great food. The hamburger was cooked perfectly.

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S
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Normally my meals at the Inn are terrific...I just chose the wrong meal. Sooo, my bad. Not yours.

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RG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us wanted a pleasant place for a bit of a reunion luncheon and, as usual, the Worthington Inn came through for us again. Each of us chose different and quite varied selections from the menu and we all were quite pleased. Our server was extremely pleasant and helpful. All in all, an exceptionally fine experience.

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J
Columbus
50 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food at the Worthington Inn is Always GREAT! I was there a few weeks ago when a friend ordered the Veggie Burger and I just had to return and order it for myself. Well, it did not disappoint. Made In House - this Burger was AMAZING! I had it with House Made FF and they too were Excellent. So Happy that this Local place stays around and that the building is so well maintained.

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JB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and very much enjoyed the service and the food was excellent. The staff was very accommodating and were able to setup a table for us on the patio. They had the nice gesture of bringing dessert and a couple of glasses of champagne on the house. Very satisfied.

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R
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It took too long to place our order and get the food. There were four of us and three were served, Fourth had to wait about five minutes for the salad. It was a busy lunch day. Food was very good.

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J
Adelaide / SA
52 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. Really enjoy the oysters Rockefeller.

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RC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have been here and we were not disappointed. Food and service were excellent. This is not a cheap place to eat however the craftsman put into the food make it worth the money

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AF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our bar service was fantastic, but the waitress forgot things and lacked any personality. The food was very good.

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T
Columbus
64 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner date...with my husband. Attentive and personable server, Abby. We were able to secure a table outdoors on a lovely evening. Cocktails very delicious. Started with Oysters Rockefeller that were yummy, followed by a nice chopped salad and filet done to perfection.

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food and ambiance profoundly mediocre. Also not a great food value. Overall unsatisfactory

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

When you walk in the front door, it’s an ambiguous maze through the restaurant to find the host station. Once seated, from our table, I saw many other guests getting as lost as we did when they entered. Our waitress did not introduce herself, just walked up to table and said “Do you want a drink?” I anticipated a more professional experience with the look and cost structure of the restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary, and at the end of meal, we were offered a dessert menu. We declined dessert, but then the waitress brought an “on the house” piece of chocolate cake. Confused as to why she brought the menu if their custom is to provide dessert for the special occasion. The food was good, but I was just disappointed in the service level for the fee. Alright for casual dinner with low expectations. Don’t go for special occasion. First world problems...

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was a disappointing experience. We had asked for the porch, and we had made reservations a week in advance and they looked at me like huh? so what? and put us out on a table on the sidewalk, where everyone walking by commented on our meal. The service was slow and he messed up my order and the food was really so so and underwhelming. I would not go back to this place for breakfast. We walked past several other restaurants and it made me wish we had made reservations there. The Inn is a nice looking place but all that glitters is not gold. It has all the trappings but none of the substance.

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JB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Outstanding Oyster Rockefellers and the twin filets are cooked to perfection. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful. Several years ago we had our daughters wedding reception here and it was perfect; all the guests commented on how great the food was, how attentive the staff was and how much they enjoyed themselves. Just an all around great place.

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S
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Anna as our waitress was professional and a great hostess

Ohio style Shrimp n Grits with a Tasso ham sauce was a solid start

Lamb chops followed closely and were cooked 'as they should be'

With a nice Cab

All the above GF with several other GF choices

Very enjoyable quite evening

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PJ
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great choice for a relaxing birthday dinner. Classic dishes from appetizers to soups/salads and main courses. We had the ahi tuna in won tons and the oysters Rockefeller to start (part of 3).

Main courses included the nightly special (sea bass), gnocchi, and the steak Worthington. All were prepared to perfection.

Service was very good and the birthday boy was surprised with a flourless chocolate cake.

We will return!

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BE
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food, presentation and ambiance

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OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. We were there for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Service was subpar. Our server didn't check on us very often and we had to ask for silverware after waiting ten minutes for her to come back. Then my silverware didn't have a fork in it. It was definitely an off day for them.

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