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The Worthington Inn

4.5
1219 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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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 1219 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a friends night out. All of our meals were very good. From a dessert perspective, the cheesecake was amazing!! Very rich. Easily a dessert that is sharable. Our server was average. She was not particularly attentive. For example, when our server came to take our dinner order, we had to ask if there were any dinner specials. This is the first time that we have eaten here that we have not had a server "on top of their game," so to speak. Overall, we really enjoy the Worthington Inn, so will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Worthington Inn is both comfortable and delightful.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We had an outstanding experience at the Worthington Inn. The hostess Mary and our server Vance were attentive and professional. The food was delicious. The Worthington Inn is a must for me whenever I visit Columbus.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

$ of us stopped in after church on Sunday April 8th for a 1:30pm reservation. We made reservations on Open Table that morning around 10:30 am. It was our first time dining at the Inn and were quite surprised by a wide array of both breakfast and lunch options. I ordered the Lights out burger, which was probably the best burger I have had in the last 6 months!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great meal...easy to have a quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was excellent. Service was friendly and fast. The specials were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food was great. We celebrated two birthdays and even got two complimentary desserts. I was disappointed that they were out of the lasagna Bolognese! But the salmon was excellent as a second choice!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Little attn to detail. Quality of food was not equivalent to the price paid.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We (four of us) were there for lunch, getting there around 11 AM. I think there may have been other people eating in the bar, but I think we were the only people in the main restaurant. Talk about quiet! The food was exceptional -- the chicken noodle soup was spectacular as were the salmon salads. Perhaps the most impressive thing was the presentation of the food. By that I mean the chef made every dish a work of art -- it was so attractive you almost wanted to admire it rather than eat it. The service was perfect -- no errors, polite, empathetic to our needs

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A great old favorite. Just not what it used to be!

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

On the Wednesday evening the restaurant was very bare. It took awhile to be served drinks. We then ordered a cheese plate that was lacking a fair amount of cheese; it was mostly crackers, grapes and dried fruit. Our friend had to send her steak back two times because it needed further cooking. The server also forgot her side of grits. We ordered a bottle of wine to share part way through dinner but this also took awhile to be served. The food tasted decent but it wasn’t amazing and the lag in service made it less than desirable. My friend and I both had our leftovers boxed up to take home. The next morning I saw that they also gave us each other’s leftovers so I could not even eat the rest of my meal the following day. Disappointed...

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Took my husband out for his birthday. It’s always good at the Worthington Inn from start to finish. Bruschetta appetizer to split between us is always tops! I had salmon with butternut squash risotto and my husband had the strip steak, which was tender and huge! Along with salads, Caesar for me and Chopped for him, we were too stuffed for dessert, sadly.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brought my parents here who were visiting and it was such a good environment as well as great food. Highly recommend for a nice quiet meal

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We celebrated a dear friend's birthday at brunch on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Everyone's meal was delicious. I had the Eggs Benedict and it was by far one of the best I have ever had. My spicy bloody Mary was perfect.

My two guests raved about their brunch entrees and alcoholic beverages.

The only downside was no nut free dessert - my friend celebrating her birthday with her husband and me could not find a complimentary dessert that was nut free. Her husband is the one with the tree nut allergy but if she its it, it can be passed on to him.

Again, our food and drinks were excellent. Elle

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Revisiting an old favorite after some time away and it proved a lovely evening and terrific meal. Creative and in some cases quite inventive dishes (a honey/caramel flan with candied fennel seeds and candied orchid petal was unique, exquisite, rich yet light...the most enjoyable dessert I've had in a long time; a vegan dish--beer battered tofu stuffed with wild mushrooms--was tempting, unique, and satisfying and I'm not vegetarian; the accompaniments, eg grilled sticky rice in a kind of patty for my wife's striped bass, something I'd only seen in Japan at specialty restaurants, were done with as much care as the main feature. And, as others note, it is a charming 19th century mansion, so the large restaurant is divided into small, cozy rooms with charm, atmosphere, and quiet. Works for a romantic special occasion or for a business meal where one needs to be able to talk at one's ease.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

When we arrived at 11:30 am with reservations, I was a bit worried because there wasn't another person in the entire restaurant. We were seated at a table where 2 of the seats faced a window with a brick wall outside. The rooms were very cold. There was a lovely table by the fireplace; however, we weren't offered it. Our waitress was fine, nothing terrific or exceptional. The restaurant became busier and the noise level was very unpleasant from the two large groups in two different adjoining rooms. The food is nothing great or special. Two of us had the Inn chicken salad plate. I don't think I've seen a smaller portion of chickens salad and fruit anywhere in Franklin county. I didn't care for the yogurt dressing. One of us ordered the walleye sandwich with chips. She said the fish was good, the chips too salty and the house made pickles terrible. We did see an order of the oyster Rockefeller at a nearby table that looked delicious. I doubt that we will return any time soon. We were hoping for a lovely lunch and it turned out to be quite ordinary.

I have always been disappointed that the Inn is not handicap accessible and makes no accommodations for anyone with issues with steps. The women's restroom is antiquated and completely unfriendly to anyone older than 25.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was exquisite. Ambience excellent in a small room with a fireplace that was lit and Created a very cozy atmosphere. Service was a bit slow and server was a bit disinterested however the food was outstanding and the overall experience was positive

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful choices for brunch, my friend and I puzzled and happy with choices. Good food; excellent service; a fine way to while away the mid-day with the sun streaming in.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Fantastic food, ambiance, and service!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Always a great meal here, a very relaxing and wonderful time.
“Tom at the bar, is a friend of mine......”
He doesn’t get my drinks for free, but there is usually a happy hour, with half price appetizers also.
I love calamari, and coupled with the Manhattan that he shakes so fine......wow.
It was my birthday, so I splurged a bit, ordering a swordfish oscar, a great presentation of this modified favorite, ( mashed potatoes might have been a better choice than the sliced roasted potatoes) but otherwise perfectly cooked!
Working alone on the road can be tough, but the Worthington lets you escape for a bit and unwind, in this quaint town.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I have been to the Worthington Inn Brunch with my family for many years for special occasions. When I saw a silent auction item at a fund raiser for brunch for 8 people, I didnt' hesitate to bid on it and purchase. Took my friends on a Sunday afternoon and was disappointed. The waitress wasn't very interactive, unsuccessful at making small changes to menu items, inflexible and food was only fair to average. I will give it another chance but will not recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

wonderful experience a beautiful place to visit nice location

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was great: food, service, atmosphere. Only flaw was the Oysters Rockefeller. Small, dry, and just warmed through. Stick with locally grown produce and meats and you will do better.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Beautiful building with lovely ambiance, great food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and service were great!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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