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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Romantic (23)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Great for Brunch (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 16 hours ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

The dining room needs sound softing elements added.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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