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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (24)
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Cozy (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Authentic (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful building with lovely ambiance, great food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent with decent choices for my vegan girl friend. Our waitress was outstanding and very helpful. We had a very romantic table by the fireplace and it was just an very enjoyable evening. It isn't cheep but you get what you pay for. Defiantly recommend for any evening dinning but special occasions are the best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

The Valentine Sparkler cocktail was delicious, while avoiding being overly sweet, despite the sugar cube in the bottom of the glass, the ginger liqueur gave it a very lovely taste. The surf and turf with béarnaise sauce was wonderful too. We enjoyed the fireplace and being able to speak to and hear each other, despite a good and lively crowd that evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

It was our 1 year of marriage anniversary and we came back to the place where we got married. We received the exact table we sat at last year and had great service.

Chef has killed it with the Beer Battered Tofu. It was awesome and a great addition to the menu. As a vegetarian I appreciate chefs who are up to the challenge of a vegetarian meal. With this creation you are really on to something great. We also had the Harvest Vegetable Plate which is always good, but better than usual this time.

The Vanilla Creme Brûlée was amazing!

Management and Jenny took great care of us. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were great!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was alright. Food was alright. Nothing special. Probably won’t come back.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

The Worthington Inn is one of my favorite places. We love the food and the charm.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing location, great food, fantastic service, all makes it a classic restaurant for a fantastic meal.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

First time visit and was pleasantly surprised. The food was
excellent and enjoyed the ambiance. The swordfish was superb and the bread top notch. The cheesecake was a dream. Great service and a great spot. Is a good place to dine and quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Great wine selection. Will definitely go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This place would have been awesome if the food didn't suck. I did not feel well at all after eating here. I did NOT have the Beef Worthington, which may have been a mistake.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was, as always, very good. The waffle was better than that. Because we were brunching at 1:30, the restaurant had run out of its French toast and some of its salmon offerings. Service was friendly but VERY slow.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I was a little shocked that the service was so poor. I went to Sunday brunch with my family on 2/4/18 after attending a number of functions at the worthington inn. My daughters and I attended after church. All food items (waffle, south of the border bowl, calamari app and burger) were poor except for the crab cake Benedict. Even worst was the service. Our waitstaff was flustered and confused.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 29, 2018

From beginning to end, the food was spectacular. The Covey Rise chicken was prepped perfectly and finishing the meal with the S'Mores creme brulee was a great decision. I love the revival of Olde Worthington Inn through its relationships with farmers and attention to the best ingredients. Excellent ingredients, artfully prepared, thank you

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the Bloody Mary Selection! As always, The Worthington Inn never disappoints!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to the Worthington Inn for Restaurant week and ended up ordering off the regular menu, everything sounded so delicious! The service was great and the food was wonderful. I would definitely go back. It was also very romantic inside.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a good choice for a quiet meal, special occasion or even a business dinner. The service is good and the presentation is very attractive. The menu is varied and creative and it's a farm to table restaurant. We've gone there over the years and never had a bad experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Although we waited for a half hour for our drink order to be taken, our waitress bought our first round of cocktails for the long wait. After we ordered, we received our charcuterie plate and continued to wait another 45 minutes for our dinner. Although the wait was long, it was delicious.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a pleasant dining experience for the six of us seated at a round table by the fireplace.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week. Food was prepared well and service was perfect.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy dining at The Worthington Inn, we came this time to try the restaurant week menu. The smoked chicken was good but the swordfish meal was a little dry.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner at The Worthington Inn was a Christmas present for a dear friend. And, she loved her gift. All the food we ordered was superb. She had the short rib gnocchi; I had the filet. And, the desserts - crepes and cheesecake were exceptional also. Our server was outstanding, and the room where we were seated had a fireplace and was perfectly decorated and cozy but not too small feeling even when the tables filled. The Worthington Inn is one of my favorite places to go for special occasions, and I am already looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My wife and I were going out for dinner and decided to give the Worthington Inn a try. We've been by it several times in the past but never stopped in. We had a very pleasant dinner in a very nice atmosphere. The service was everything we could ask for. We will be going back again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The Bread was amazing! The salad was but we didn't care for the entre'. The smoked chicken tasted like ham, the potatoes tasted like frozen dinner potatoes, the green beans were tasteless. The cheesecake was really good!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We have dined at the Inn many times and have had always enjoyed the experience. This last time was during Restaurant Week. The service was quite slow with an odd level of disinterest. The soup was brought to the table with a thick skin across the top suggesting it was poured 10-15 minutes earlier. The food was good but did not seem up to our memories. We will wait awhile before we go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Columbus)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·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 21, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 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 21, 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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 (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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