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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.

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.


649 High Street
Columbus, OH 43085
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Pub

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


Cross Street:
New England Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 885-2600

Website:
http://www.worthingtoninn.com/

Catering:


Parking Details:
Public parking lot located behind building. On-street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Mike Waters

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

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Romantic (25)
Cozy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Seasonal (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Casual (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I went for brunch to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We were placed in the fireplace room with a wonderful server. Food, service and atmosphere was perfect! Going back again soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

“No”. “That will be an up charge to make a substitution”. We aren’t going back. Enough said?

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The meal,was excellent. Our server, whom did not provide her name, was great. The time between courses was just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was lovely as always They need more Vegetarian,and vegan choices on their menu!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive waiter(Matt) & flavorful food! First time there - won't be my last! 🖒

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Secluded downstairs, you can reserve the Wine Room and have a quiet dinner for 6-10 people ($175 F&B min). There’s couches, a bar, and beautiful historic decor.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas dinner

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service very friendly. Even the Chef came out to welcome us and see how the food preparation was received.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were very pleasantly surprised about the Worthington Inn. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch, and they surprised our daughter with a beautiful brownie dessert for her birthday. Beautiful Inn with lovely service. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Appetizers came out pretty quickly. the main courses took over an hour from when we ordered. the food was ok but maybe our expectations were too high. large portions but nothing spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was excellent. Never had a bad meal there. Beef Worthington and Strip Steaks were awesome! Shared an Autumn Fruit Crisp wit Frozen Yogurt dessert and it was a perfect ending.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Noisy bar, but dining room was fine and food was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was excellent and table was beautiful, just a little difficult to hear conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Waiter seemed to be very new to the Worthington Inn. Forgot bread and had to be prompted for special. Did not properly check back with us to see if everything was okay with our food. (It was.)

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Server was awesome! Food was good. Loved the fire.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Server was excellent. Food was prompt and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

My husband and I only come here once a year as our Christmas date. Always a treat! Only suggestion is the tables are so close you can't have a private conversation as well as you hear everyone else's conversation. Other then that it's perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Our server David was great and I love the quiet yet open atmosphere of the place. Food was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The dining room needs sound softing elements added.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was a great experience except for the front door opening and closing so slowly that we froze every time it opened

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The Worthington inn is consistently our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Worthington Inn accommodated our family of six, including 3 boys under 5 years old amazingly, without disrupting the rest of the dining room. It was lovely and service was great! We’ll definitely return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Perfect for a get together with friends - this time for a book club meeting. Good food and not rushed. And, our sever even had some book suggestions!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great Local place for lunch or dinner or special occasion. Service and Food Quality are GREAT

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very nice, romantic setting by the fireside. Wonderful food and great service.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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?

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My sister and I come every year after bringing Christmas wreaths to loved ones in Maple Grove cemetery.
It never disappoints us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This historic inn is an absolute must if you are in the Columbus area. The food is delicious and comforting and the Bloody Mary Bar is a fun way to enjoy brunch. Happy Hour specials will not disappoint and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful dinner and service! Room was a little warm but I did not feel warm enough to merit a complaint. Other clients appeared comfie. We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was EXCELLENT! The presentation was beautiful. Our server was a very nice young gentleman that was new but he was excellent. The fall menu had so many great items so
i'll be going back!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Unfortunately the ability of food just isn't at par to what it was when the old chef was there

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of our go to places, we appreciated their coupon offer. We'll be back in the future. Good food and good service.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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