About The Worthington Inn
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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 a truly unique and mouth-watering menu you won't find anywhere else in Columbus. The Worthington Inn also offers an award-winning wine list with a range of wines that compliment our cuisine for all budgets.
The Worthington Inn is open everyday of the week, including our famous Farmer's Market Breakfast on Saturday mornings during the summer.
Hours of Operation:
CLOSED SUNDAY EVENING
WEEKEND BRUNCH FEATURING A 15-TOPPING BLOODY MARY BAR
Farmer's Market Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
New England Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public parking lot located behind building. On-street parking also available.
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: 6148852600x214
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, 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
We love this place! Can't go wrong going ...
We love this place! Can't go wrong going here. Sitting outside is an awesome experience as well
Very well run restaurant. Great ambiance ...
Very well run restaurant. Great ambiance, good service and delicious food.
NO for Sunday Brunch
We have been to the Worthington Inn many times for dinner and lunch and have always been very happy with the food and the service. Sunday brunch however (first time) was not a good experience. We made a reservation for 10, but when we arrived it appeared no-one was ready to go to work. When the waitress approached us she said she didn't know the specials for the day. We asked her to let us know once she knew them. In fairness to her we asked for a few minutes to decide 2 times after we learned what the specials were. ~ 10 minutes later, she returned to the table to get our order. I asked if I could get plain eggs benedict and she pretty rudely cut me off and said " we only serve whats on the menu" . That's perfectly OK, but she seemed irritated with me for asking I think. My husband agreed and wanted to say something but I stopped him. I also mentioned that I would want a Mimosa once I had ordered but she never followed through on that, instead I elected to get OJ and it was pretty bad. With all the great fresh squeezed brands out there not sure why the Inn serves something that cheap and bitter/sour. (The french toast was terrific though. )The service just wasn't that great - there was only 1 other table with patrons and they were waited on by a different person. Overall we were kind of disappointed - I would definitely not recommend for breakfast.
Exceptional pricing, unexceptional food ...
Nice atmosphere and great wait staff, but the $30/40 entrees are good, just not $30/40 good. Lunch is a better experience here.
We went for brunch and the menu selectio ...
We went for brunch and the menu selection is very limited. The food was expensive and not memorable. Though the servers were friendly we waited an extremely long time for everything; drinks, food, checks.
outside--a little loud
Enjoyed the outside seating--however, it's on a busy street and this particular Saturday night was exceptionally loud!! Food, good and service good as well.
Love restaurant Week
Went for restaurant week and loved it. My wife had trout and I had the beef entree. All the food was good and we really like the fixed price menu for Restaurant Week.
This was a last minute decision to go out Tuesday night and try one of the restaurants participating in Dine Originals Week. Our $35 3-course meal at The Worthington Inn was perfection. I had the rainbow trout with spring vegetables and stewed tomatoes , a cold cucumber soup and strawberry shortcake. The shortcake was pistachio. I also tasted the salad, which was outstanding. Can you tell we were happy? Really the freshest trout ever. Thank you to our server and the chef at Worthington Inn for a most memorable meal. Barb
Food was very good. Service great as al ...
Food was very good. Service great as always.
We didn't receive our food until more than an hour and a half after we ordered. Our server was nonexistent and no one updated us on what was going on. My wife finally had to go up to the hostess and say something and at that point they sent out a manager. She said she apologizes and there was a private party downstairs that "caused us to get lost in the shuffle." "They were going through some management changes that also caused this." We were offered free desert for the troubles. In my opinion, the entire meal should of been comped. We are new to Columbus and would never recommend this place. We NEVER ever complain and this was a 1st. Awful experience all around expect for the bar area. The bartender did a good job prior to us taking our seat.
Thanks for the personal attention from y ...
Thanks for the personal attention from your new GM! He made us feel like celebrities! Korean-marinated ribeye was incredibly delicious and made better by the perfect root veggies and other veggies. Put it on the menu! Thanks to all!
Great but getting worn
Great food, great ambiance, but decor could use a little face lift. All of the woodwork needs to be sanded and restained, decorations and cloth items need to be cleaned/refreshed, and bars in the meeting rooms should be cleaned out and restained.
Always a cut above
We certainly aren't regulars, but we go there enough to recognize that every dish, including sides, is a little extra special. My roast duck was superb, and the whole-grain risotto side was an unexpected treat. It also came with roasted winter veggies, which were done just right. My wife ordered the restaurant's Beef Worthington. She likes her beef well-done. Some places can't or won't cook meat acceptably well-done, but she was quite satisfied. It's usually not as noisy as we experienced, but we were next to a table of folks who were greeting other they knew. Not obnoxious, just noticeable.
The food always is tops. Beats the Refec ...
The food always is tops. Beats the Refectory hands down and should be rated as the best in Columbus.
A Favorite Restaurant of Ours
We've eaten at The Worthington Inn many times, because it's one of our very favorites. This past Saturday evening, we enjoyed one of the very best meals we've ever eaten there! It was fabulous overall -- from the appetizer (sautéed shrimp etc.!) to the salad (arugula with grilled pear, blue cheese, and a wonderful dressing) and then the entrée, which was perfectly cooked salmon (medium rare-push) and melted in our mouths.
Came to Worthington Inn with a couple friends to celebrate an accomplishment. Everything here is always high quality...the food, the drinks, the desserts, the service. You just can't beat this place, I've never been even mildly disappointed here!
Great food, service and atmosphere!! Had ...
Great food, service and atmosphere!! Hadn't been here in years and I'm sorry it took me so long to go back.
Delightful Post Valentine Day Dinner
I thought two weeks in advance of Valentine's Day was enough for a dinner reservation, but everything was booked, so we ended up having a delightful dinner the following Tuesday. The Worthington Inn is a historic Victorian architecture Inn and the perfect destination for a romantic dinner. We started with a very tangy calamari appetizer with Thai sweet chili and Napa slaw. My wife had pumpkin ravioli with broccoli raab and charred leek, while I had seared scallops with Yukon potato puree, oyster mushrooms, and oxtail vinaigrette. Both were scrumptious and enticingly presented. The only slight negative was the wait between ordering and arrival of the dishes, but well worth the wait. Service was very good
First time diners for Valentines Day. We ...
First time diners for Valentines Day. We were seated at a table that was at the bottom of a weird staircase with very poor lighting. Ordered the squash soup and my hubby ordered calamari which were served 10 minutes apart. Neither were what we considered anything special. I also ordered the warm spinach salad that was made with very tough spinach and had a strange tasting bacon. Nothing in the salad was "warm". My hubby had the chicken which was one piece of baked and one piece of fried. He didn't care for the taste of either and left most of it on his plate. I'll chalk this up to the Valentines Day rush. Maybe on a different day the experience would have been better.
Best Bruschetta I've ever had
You absolutely must come and try brunch here. It's a delicious restaurant, and I will definitely be bringing future dates here- the food is fantastic, and the ambiance is wonderful. It's bad luck if you get seated next to loud white girls that have no respect for the dining area, but that's out of the restaurant's control. Great food, great service, highly recommend for dates!
Our party of four went to celebrate Valentine's Day. We all enjoyed our entrees and felt that the service was excellent. The food was pricey and this is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars across the board. Portions were moderate. My husband and I had water, salad, and an entree and our bill came to $100. Our table was situated in a lovely room with a fireplace view. This is a nice restaurant for special occasions.
The waffle had an awesome whipped cream ...
The waffle had an awesome whipped cream with vanilla that brought the whole thing together.
Wonderful evening as always!
Worthington Inn rarely disappoints! So much better than a high end chain.
great food-poor service
The food was awesome. The service was lacking. Server did not even greet us , just handed us menus. She did not tell us about the specials, until we had to ask after overhearing another server explain them to their table. Did not pay attention to cocktail refills or even if we were enjoying ourselves. Being in the business for a long time, I was very disappointed in the service. Kudos to the chef. But wow, where is the service???
My wife and I stopped at The Worthington Inn for dinner and we were blown away with how fantastic the food was. Everything we had was delicious - butternut squash soup, Caesar salad, grilled shrimp with polenta and tasso ham appetizer were all outstanding. Service and atmosphere were excellent as well. I liked the craft beer selection as well. We'll be back!
Again a special luncheon with a great fr ...
Again a special luncheon with a great friend! Food was excellent!
We loved our dinner at yhe Worthington I ...
We loved our dinner at yhe Worthington Inn. The service was really good, the food was delicious and the wine was terrific. Thanks!
We have been to the Worthington Inn many times, but our favorite menu is the brunch menu. The goat cheese bruschetta is the best I've ever had. You have to try this brunch, but make reservations because it was packed!
First Visit- Will be Back
I took my wife here for her birthday. We ordered the bruschetta appetizer (which was fantastic), the beef Worthington, and the vegetable dinner. Everything was fresh, the meat was cooked to our specifications, and we left feeling that we got good value. I also noticed the owner walking around and talking to people which I thought was a nice touch. Will be going back in the future.
We come here when we want to have a nice quiet dinner - food and service never disappoint. Restaurant transitioned to a new chef with absolutely no effect on the food quality
Worthington Inn First Visit
We have known about the Worthington Inn for quite a while but have never been there. This was our 30th wedding anniversary dinner and I will preface my review of the WI with our recent experiences at other Columbus high end restaurants, including those with "celebrity" restauranteer owners, which have varied from disappointing to dismal in either service, food, atmosphere or any of the above-to the point that we have greatly reduced our dining out. HOWEVER, the Worthington Inn was a delight in every respect. Every dish was perfectly conceived and prepared. Service was attentive and unobtrusive; we neither lacked for anything nor were we unnecessarily interrupted-the server kept herself aware of our table without being in our face every few minutes. The kitchen staff obviously is skilled, trained and attentive to detail in the preparation and presentation of food. The lighting is subdued but adequate to read the menu. That, and the low noise level made the ambience perfect for dinner. All in all, this restaurant is so very much better than the trendy spots that try so terribly hard to be the "in" place to go. We are going to try brunch next.
1st time I was disappointed
My wife and I have spent last 6 new year's at Worthington Inn. Loved the ambiance, service and quality food. This year not so hot. Scallops @$33 included only 3 regular size scallops. Deserts took half an hour and were bizarre. Won't be ushering in 2017 there.
A Must for the Holidays
The Worthington Inn is an iconic part of the Old Worthington scene. It is a must for the Holiday season - the lights and old world vibe harken back to a simpler time and the meal is sure to impress. Don't forget to sample the specials - the wine list is to die for - and the service is impeccable (every fortune five hundred company should take a lesson from whomever hires their wait staff). If they are not too busy, ask for a brief mini tour of the building (and don't forget to ask about the ghost stories - although I have never witnessed anything).
really enjoyed it, its a classic destination
great food, good service, great atmosphere, the worthington inn is gem in cbus
Very nice restaurant for special occasions
A trip to The Worthington Inn at Christmas time has been a tradition for several years for my wife and myself. We have never been disappointed in any way. It really is a gem.
Wonderful, old fashioned service and great food.
I discovered the Worthington Inn after going to Worthington Market on Saturday mornings this summer. The old fashioned service and great food have brought us back time and time again. I have noticed that on the last two occasions (since the outdoor market ended for the year) that the service seems incredibly slow. Food is taking a lot longer to be brought out and whereas I used to have my coffee cup refilled several times during out meal, now I have to track down a server to get more if I am lucky. What used to be about an hour from start to finish is now taking two hours - which has been okay since its been a chance to catch up with friends but it's frustrating waiting for so long for food to arrive even though it is excellent when it does!
What a Disappointment!
My friends and I have gone to the Inn every Christmas for a festive lunch for the last 10 years. Imagine our surprise when we went last week only to find the menu limited to sandwiches, salads and soups (at a very high price!). And the noise level was through the roof!!! So much for a lovely, festive lunch -- I could have gone to Panera. We won't be returning.
A Step Back In Time
The Worthington Inn has been a long standing local restaurant in Worthington. The Food is still good and the atmosphere is wonderful. I love sitting in different rooms in the big house. The food was very tasty and the service level was exceptional. We were there for a ladies lunch before Thanksgiving. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed all of our choices.
My daughter and I met a friend at the Worthington Bar, prior to going to our table for dinner. The bartender was great and I told my daughter that this was the bar that her Dad/my husband and his brother would disappear to when they got together! Our Monkfish was delicious and the golden beet salad was outstanding.
Perfect evening until...
My wife and I dined at Worthington Inn this past Saturday. We've lived in Columbus for several years and finally scheduled a reservation. The shrimp and beef carpaccio appetizers were excellent as were the salads, although they were a bit small for the $9 price tag. We ordered the duck and beef Worthington entrees and both were delicious and paired well with the Ridge Zinfandel we chose with the help of our waiter, who did a fine job all evening. Since we were both so full after such a delicious meal, we ordered a pecan pie dessert to go anticipating how good it would taste in a few hours. We arrived home and opened the dessert box a few hours later and to our surprise found the smallest, tiniest, thinnest and sorriest excuse for a $9 slice of pecan pie that either of us expected to experience. The pie's taste, texture etc was very good and a bit larger slice would have been nice considering the entire piece was about 3 average sized bites. After such a fantastic meal and service, the pecan pie left a negative impression to the extent that unfortunately I doubt we'll return. While we both recommend Worthington Inn, we most-definitely do not endorse a carry-out dessert.
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