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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
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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Good for a Date (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cozy (22)
Romantic (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Seasonal (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our visit to the Worthington was very enjoyable! Food, service and ambiance all very good! Can’t wait to return! Thank you.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Inn had a lively bar scene with a TV and friendly staff to greet you as you arrive. I chose the quieter,main dining room with spacious lay arranged tables, nice table settings and lovely hearth. I started with a icy Martini with blue cheese filled olives and the evening was off to a great start. I had the duck rillete appetizer which came with toasted bread and crackers, pickled onions, a sweet mustard seed spread, and cornichons. For my main course I had a roasted pork chop over stone ground grits and brocolli rabe. The pork was cooked perfectly medium, per my request, and aside from the sauce being a little sweet for my taste, I had a great meal. The service was friendly, prompt, and professional. I would definitely recommend it and would go again the next time I’m in Columbus.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My mother and I were going through Worthington to head to Columbus and decided to have dinner at the Inn. Turned into a wonderful idea! The building is historically amazing and the food was absolutely the best we have had in a very long time! The portion size was spot on and there was not a single thing that we ate that was not heavenly! Service was outstanding and the prices were very fair. I recommend this place to anyone that will be in Worthington!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and were very pleased with the elegant, intimate atmosphere and excellent fare. The squash soup with the toasted marshmallow on top was wonderful!

I was surprised, however, that the prep time was quite long especially considering that our reservation was early and it wasn't very crowded at the time we arrived.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Visited the Worthington Inn for the first time in many years, and had a lovely Sunday brunch. Brunch cooking is often careless (chef's day off) but this simple meal was right on point. We enjoyed excellent eggs benedict, a southwestern "bowl" of red rice, beans, homemade chorizo and other components and a fine smoked salmon chowder. Tables are amply spaced in the well decorated, mellow old historic space, making for easy conversation, with good lighting, sparkling white linens and quality glassware - all in all, a fine dining environment. Nice selection of wines, too. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were married there a year ago and decided to return for dinner for our 1st anniversary. It was a perfect choice.....for both! Quiet, great food & service, ideal atmosphere for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had braised short rib w/ gnocchi, fries, smoked salmon chowder. All solid dishes. Very attentive waitstaff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

A great decline in the food quality from the two prior visits. A medium steak came stone cold and rare. Greens were hard and the mashed potatoes tasted like flakes from a box. Then the waiter blamed us for not sending the food back we had waited 40 minutes for. Bread was good and manager was nice. Would not go back, can get much better meals for less. We will probably go to Whitney Housr next time we are in the area.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed a very nice meal outside on a Saturday evening. Each course was terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Awesome place and staff !!!
I always enjoy eating there. I hope they bring back the jazz live music sometimes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had a very long lunch with a dear family member in the garden area if the Worthington Inn yesterday. The food was delicious and our waiter, David, was fabulous! Beautiful day and special reunion!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great food in a wonderful atmosphere. Waiter this time, however, seemed new and a little inattentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The restaurant overall was very good. We made a reservation for 7pm and walked into a nearly empty establishment. I was kind of surprised that the place was that empty. We ended up just taking a table in the bar so that we could watch the OSU football game, which may have had something to do with the lack of dinner crowd. The food is a bit pricey but it is fantastic and perfectly cooked. Our server, not a bad thing to say. She was great. If you have never been then it is worth the experience. Will I go back? Maybe? I can't say for certain but I also can't give you any reasons why I wouldn't.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The cuisine was creatively prepared and presented. However, the shrimp and the scallops were not outstanding in flavor or substance. Disappointing over all because I thought it would be an outstanding meal. Server (new) was very attentive. The décor is the décor.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Lamb chops were very small. More like appetizer size. LambChops Came with smashed garbanzo beans which were lumpy and bland.
My husband asked for a substitution- French fries in place of polenta. His porkchop , which was awesome, came with polenta??? We had to remind waitperson about the substitution
Everything else was very good

Tags: Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had such a wonderful time. We were there on a date because it was my wife's birthday. The food was terrific and our server was so knowledgeable in helping with our selections. It was just a great experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Seated immediately despite arriving a little early for our reservation time. Food was excellent. Our server, David, was attentive and friendly. The manager (sorry forgot to get his name), checked on us a couple of times to be sure our food was as ordered. He even shared with us some of the history of the wall hangings in this historic restaurant. . He also insisted on sending us a dessert when he found out it was our anniversary. Great dining experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Worthington Inn is a very well maintained, Victorian-inspired restaurant. The inside dining reflects that, while outside is a bit more contemporary.

The food is always delicious and most of the wait staff is welcoming and enjoyable. However on my last visit, the waiter was late to greet our table (about 10-15 minutes after being seated) and did not seem enthused to carry out the duties of a waiter. Very disappointing and put a damper on the brunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Very enjoyable. Food was very good as well as service.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Wonderful dinner and attentive service. My steak was wonderfully prepared and my husband and I enjoyed the charcuterie. My husband loved his scallops, said they're probably the best he's ever had. After dinner we stopped at the beautiful bar for an after dinner drink. What a lovely evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Very good food and well prepared. Service was excellent and wine was very nice for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very good menu food prepared well portions just right

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Party of 8. Everyone's dinners were great. Awesome cheese plate. Outdoor dining very enjoyable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My wife and I have been dining at the Worthington Inn for almost 60 years through a succession of owners, chefs and culinary formats. The current combination of talent and menu is among the best, offering at least one item in most major categories of entrees, creatively paired with seasonal sides. Wines are appropriately priced, for the most part, but foods seem to me to be at the upper end of cost/value. Occasional promotions help in keeping things in line.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We found it better than the reviews suggested. Dessert was great

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our dinner was amazing! Beef worthington was so good! I very seldom eat beef at restaurants but it was cooked to perfection! Our server Jess was so attentive and the outdoor patio was a wonderful place to eat!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I ordered a steak and asked for it medium well. The further I got into it, the redder it got. Other than that, I enjoyed my experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Restaurant always has a great atmosphere. Was there for a birthday and noted that on the reservation on open table, but was never mentioned. Overall food was good, except for my crab ravioli, which after I told her how bad it was, she said they had complaints at lunch. Wish they would have mentioned that

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This place is great! We have been there twice now and both times it was great. Exceptional service, food and the atmosphere are the best part about this place! We will definitely be back again!!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was disappointing; the only flavoring they seem to use is salt. The soup (buttersquash bisque) had no flavor. The gnocchi was over-salted. The menu is unadventurous, which is as billed, yet the food lacks piquancy.
Service would have been great but for a failure to refill water that went on too long.
Nice ambience. I suggest exploring new herbs and spices and adding a few non-traditional dishes. It tasted to me like an upscale restaurant from the 1950's but Ike and Mamie are no longer dining out.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Alway a delicious meal, great service and not to noisy so great for conversation!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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