The Worthington Inn

4.4
1281 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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 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 1281 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great as always. Fantastic food in a historic setting.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Dinner was excellent. Really enjoy the oysters Rockefeller.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Outstanding service, food, presentation and ambiance

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Everything was terrific! Our server was quite attentive and the food quality and presentation excellent.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food is always excellent and fairly priced. Service is usually good to very good. We've visited maybe a dozen times over several years and although we live in Cleveland, it's always a go to place when we're in the area. At lunch don't miss the filet item--it comes with an excellent Potatoes Anna side and more.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Attentive staff. Our waiter was very attentive, thoughtful and funny. Great night out for my birthday!

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was good as always but they were out of so many things. Its my parents favorite restaurant and a natural choice for fathers day, but wish we had known everything they were out of up front so we didn't keep ordering things we couldn't get. I guess Sunday night is new and used to only be open for brunch, but the new hours aren't going to catch on if they're out of everything when you come in. It's usually very good, just frustrated that it was a special day that didn't go well.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The antiques make this homey. Our waiter was very good. But we did have some menu issues which we didn't understand. It was pricey for the quality of the food. It was also quite load.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went to Worthington inn for father’s day brunch. We really enjoyed it! The crab cake Benedict was delicious.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The Worthington Inn's garden patio is the best in town. Intimate due to the trees and flowers.
The iron chairs are extremely uncomfortable as they lean back. We were able to borrow a cushion to put behind my Mom and I. That helped a lot.

My mother ordered the Ribeye Steak Special which was to be a 14 oz portion. The presentation was good and the sides were ample. However the steak was terrible: full of gristle and fat. Mom was having trouble cutting it so my husband took over. He was able to find 5 bites of good meat. I told the waitress and she immediately took it off of our bill. The other food was good, not great. The salmon was a very small portion and the grouper did not have much flavor.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always love eating at The Worthington Inn. A little CRAZY on the Patio this visit with the kids out of school and the Honking at Graeters - A bit much but OK - Kids having FUN a GOOD WAY so No Complaining!!! We just talked in between HONGS! Then the Fire Engines roaring down the street. It was an eventful but FUN time on the Patio - Neighborhood dining at its Finest. WORTH the trip. Our Server was GREAT. Also, the Veggie Burger is one of the BEST in Town. I love the Northstar Burger but this one really does compete and may even Win as it can come with Fingerling Potatoes!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The food and service is always exceptional. Always.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Celebrated my dad's 70th birthday and retirement here with a group of 6 adults. The food was good, but not spectacular. The service was poor. The hostess seemed annoyed to seat us. Our server was less than interested in checking on us. After 30 minutes of reviewing the menu, we had to ask what the specials were. There was only one type of fish on the menu (salmon), which surprised me. The server was also annoyed to take a group photo of us despite the restaurant being less than 1/2 full.
Overall, I felt that the service put a damper on the evening. I had chosen Worthington Inn over the Refectory, but I will not make that mistake in the future. It's too bad because I was hoping for a nice evening there.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Out of town guest were happy and impressed by the food. I was disappointed that we were put in the first room and my guests did not get to experience the art. However it was quiet so we could converse which was goo

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Very fresh and nice presentation. Relaxed and comfortable seating on the beautiful porch. Excellent waitress.

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