The Worthington Inn

4.4
1351 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

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.


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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarrieB71
Columbus
7 reviews
Reviewed on January 28, 2020
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great food and service. Love the historic charm of the building.

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ParisB
Columbus
1 review
Reviewed on November 9, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Had the pleasure to dine here for a winter dinner party with my job & felt like there could’ve been more room to accommodate the entire party seeing that we had to split the party between the 1st & 2nd floor of the restaurant, also the food was decent but could’ve had larger portion sizes seeing that there were limited choices for our large party

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Stevew
Columbus
1 review
Reviewed on September 20, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Good food good people.... I would definitely go back there

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JeniferO
Columbus
3 reviews
Reviewed on September 14, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Ok food had heard so much about it and was disappointed. Ok service

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vipMEND
Columbus
58 reviews
Reviewed on July 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

This restaurant is sadly closed now. It was a beautifully quaint neighborhood gem.

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MichaelW
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed on June 21, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Refused to honor coupon that clearly applied. I do not choose to return to a location that is dishonest in this way.

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LisA
Columbus
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 18, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The Worthington Inn is closed. Don't recommend going here...

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vipMotoGo
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, the experience was just okay. I dined during one of the final days the restaurant was open for business, and after that information was publicized in the local newspaper. I suspect there were many patrons using up gift cards, shortage of staff, etc. We were seated in the bar area and the noise level was loud.

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vipCelebrate
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Worthington Inn never disappoints. I have gone there approximately, a dozen times over the past 25 years. I was lucky to have gone this week, since we learned the restaurant closes on January 1. Oh no!

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FunDiner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was good. Especially enjoyed the hashbrowns. Disappointed when told "no toast." No toast offered during brunch was a first!

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Semm
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Our family loved weekend brunch Great place e to celebrate. Thank you Alex!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Birthday & Christmas celebration. Everything was great except our waitress was not real attentive to us. Waited forever for our me.

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mamagina
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our small group of close friends enjoys having a festive lunch here yearly. Out server was attentive but never rushed us. The food was delicious and the inn was decorated beautifully.

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vipLindaF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall2food5service3ambience5

I love the Worthington Inn. It never disappoints. Service was not as good as usual, but that was because it was full and a new young employee, but he will be great with time. Make reservation over holidays. Great food!!

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PeeJay
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always have a great time at The Worthington Inn! Weekend brunches are always popular, so we make sure to make reservations. The brunch menu is elaborate with a lot of options, and an excellent Bloody Mary bar! The service is usually slow and relaxed, but if you mention that you're in a hurry the servers are pretty good at getting you your checks.

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vipJayW
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always one of our favorites. The food is excellent, although the menu continues to get smaller and less varied. The addition of the bar menu was a welcome change. My only beef is I wish there was more convenient parking. On our last visit, I had to park several blocks away (on a Thursday night)!

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vipSallyP
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had to wait awhile before we were approached by a server. In fact we had to ask someone. A young gentleman server was not aware that our table was his. He did an outstanding job! The food was excellent!

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UAGC
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It’s abeatiful inn and we were looking forward to celebrating a special birthday but we have NEVER had such slow inattentive service! It was not a busy evening and we were so disappointed. The food was fine but nothing special especially with the price and expectation. We won’t return

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was very disappointed that there were so few Christmas decorations up. My wife's lunch (salmon) was good. The beef on my Thai salad was way too salty and the salad part was good but nothing special - I should have sent it back.

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SueG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant as usual

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vipCJWFoodie
Columbus
76 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Whereas the Worthington Inn was, at one time, one of my favorite restaurant in Columbus I can’t honestly lay claim to that assessment again…at least not until some changes are made…for the better. Our 7:30 PM reservations were not honored in a timely fashion. Once we were seated we had still to wait another 25 minute for a server. Our food was mediocre at best. One of the dishes I was so looking forward to was the Asian inspired Calamari. Yet when it arrived it was extremely rubbery and hard to chew. It had obviously been overcooked. My wife’s Salmon Corn chowder was served lukewarm, not hot. The only saving grace was the drinks which were on target. I was terribly disappointed in our dining experience in a restaurant which, at one time, I had considered to be one of the best restaurants in Columbus.

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Daisysmom
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great place to dine, especially during the holidays - beautiful decorations, fires blazing in the fireplaces, cozy and relatively quiet. We went for weekend brunch. Our food was fine, but the service was just fair. We had to ask about the specials; and, throughout the meal, we had to ask for coffee, water, butter, etc. We expected more attentive service for one of the area's best restaurants.

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luv2dine2
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Special occasion was best friend’s birthday. She ordered the burger “with no red but not burnt.” The burger came with red clearly showing. Had to be sent back, of course. I was looking forward to their “house-made veggie burger” but It was small and flat and nothing special AT ALL. I would have enjoyed a frozen Boca Burger from Kroger’s more. But the bun was large and it came with enough fries to feed an army so I guess THAT was supposed to make it special.

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Beautiful restaurant. Great food and service. We will be back for the brunch!

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vipDebra
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyone was happy with their food.

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veenag
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great value. Delicious menu and cocktails.

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CaroleS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to the Worthington Inn but it won't be my last. I made a reservation for our neighborhood ladies lunch bunch for our Christmas luncheon. The food was excellent, loved the ambiance, our waiter was very good and we had a wonderful time. Love that it was quiet enough that we could talk and actually hear each other. The Worthington Inn is a real gem.

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Lynn
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love this location for small group dinners. We were able to have quiet conversation as we dined. The ambiance of the lit fireplace and the Christmas decorations heightened the Holiday spirit. My only complaint is that my steak was a little tough, but no complaints from the other 2 diners, and the rest of my meal was excellent.

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fussyfoodie
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Loved the ambiance, the history, and the area - strolled after the meal and it was a lovely afternoon. I saw reviews that the service was not awesome. We were one of two tables in the dining room and yet had a difficult time getting servers attention. I expect to be treated like a guest, a welcome guest, and perhaps a lot more attention.

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DarlaB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here! Great patio seating in the summer. Perfect for a romantic evening out.

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy and authentic without being pretentious. Food was good in quiet, old world charm decor location. We got a table in upstairs near front window and gas fireplace. Very nice atmosphere and high quality food.

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Willsmom
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmosphere was nice. Good for quiet conversation. Food was decent for the price. Don't expect cutting edge menu or unique cuisine, but it is good food. Dessert options were blah.

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Pike
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I were very disappointed. We totaled 4 guests. We had cold soup, a fly in a water glass, terrible cocktails, and the waitress brought a free birthday desert with nuts after I had asked to take nuts off of a salad. We felt for the money we paid, it was a terrible value.

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KathyD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were 6 of us celebrating a friend's birthday. We all really enjoyed our lunch!

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JOHNH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch. We enjoy how the Worthington Inn is much quieter than many comparable restaurants. You can actually hear all the folks at the table. The Inn itself is historic and in a historical setting, among the old New England-style buildings that Worthington has preserved. It's the historic atmosphere that attracts people to Worthington, and the Worthington Inn is the perfect place to experience that ambiance.

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vipMalc
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Okay experience. Sorry that it has closed.

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DPerrin
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was a little slow. We didn't realize it was the holiday celebration in town and it was very busy. Our reservation didn't go through so we didn't get seated in the main dining room but the bar was a bit quieter except for one particularly loud family. Would definitely go again on a hopefully less busy day.

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Bruncher
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for brunch on a Sunday for a family gathering. Ambiance is always lovely in this historic old inn and they use high quality local ingredients. Food was excellent and the server was very attentive.

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LizL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came to celebrate a birthday and the Worthington Inn was an extra gift!! Food was outstanding. In our party folks had seafood, steaks, chicken and vegan and everyone said their dinner was delicious.
It was quiet in the restaurant (we were probably the noisiest). All in all a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. The service was wonderful.

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The Worthington Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 885-2600.

The Worthington Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

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