About The Worthington Inn
Columbus, OH 43085
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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: (614) 885-2600 ext. 214
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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 dined on a very busy weekend evening. The hustle & bustle and noise level did not make for a pleasant experience. The staff was pleasant and competent. The service was slow (30 minutes to salads and 70 minutes to entree') but to their credit they comped the dessert without us complaining about the slow service. The food was good-to-excellent although the gnocchi was a little overcooked for my taste (consistency of mashed potatoes). I might return off-hours on a weeknight but not likely on a weekend.
This meal was on Valentines Day. The special cocktail was good. We had surf and turf. One of the lobster tails looked like it had been run over by a truck. The service was rushed as they were trying to turn tables. Overall it did not live up to our expectations. This was not our first time dining there.
Our dinner at the Worthington Inn was superb! We booked 02/11/17 date for early Valentine's Day dinner and were quite pleased. The atmosphere was very romantic and classy, and the server was the best! My husband is from out of town so he had never been to this venue and he was really impressed. I gave him a brief history of the Inn, and our server filled us in on some interesting facts about the age of the restaurant and hotel.
The food was excellent and the server suggested the Valentine's day specials listed on the menu. She was attentive but not bothersome and she did an excellent job!
We plan to dine at the Worthington Inn again in the near future!
My wife and I have dined there multiple times for various reasons. We have enjoyed happy hour in the bar, lunch dining and dinner for special occasions such as New Year or Valentine's Day. On this occasion we were celebrating an early Valentine's Dinner. The food was great as always but the server (who was very pleasant and attentive) was stretched too thin with multiple areas to serve. It took us almost 30 minutes to check out after we finished dinner and dessert, while waiting for the bill and then settling the bill.
We both agree, this was a meal to remember (in the most favorable sense of the word!). Before dinner drinks (Sazarac and the Valentine's weekend special, called "Bubbly,") were both extremely well made. We shared an appetizer, a shrimp dish with Tasso ham and polenta, and it was perfect. Entrees were the trout and the Beef Worthington. I had the beef. Both dishes were so good...I know, I know, enough with the superlatives already! Here's the thing: we both felt this was the best meal we've had in a long time. My spouse thought the dessert was heavenly. To me it was...dessert, but it WAS very good. There was a minimum level of noise. If you sit at the bar, expect a different noise experience, of course, but we were in one of the small rooms that at most had six or seven tables. We go out once or twice a month, but when we go, we try to pick a restaurant highly regarded for its food. We will return to the Worthington Inn soon. This was a true five star dining experience!
We enjoy the worthington inn for an occasional quiet dinner. As usual, the entrees were well prepared. While our salads (a bit heavy on the fennel for our tastes) and dessert (an upside down orange cake) were mildly disappointing, the overall meal was solid.
The main issue during this meal was a loud couple seated next to us. I realize the difficulty predicting a loud party but it seemed odd to seat parties at adjacent tables when so many other tables were open.
Came on a Thursday evening for a date after travelling all week. Sat at a quaint table in a quiet room with a cozy fireplace with about 3 other tables in the room. Started with the French Onion Soup and Grilled Shrimp appetizers and then had the Beef Worthington and Gnocchi, all of which were outstanding and delicious. Our server, Leigh, was polite and professional. The new Late Winter with its wintry comfort foods is a must! Request a table next to the fireplace!
décor in the pub, fun. Dave our server was accomplished. The food especially the Wall Eye was as good as you can find in Marble Head and save a drive to the lake. I will return. As my wife same, good food, smiling waiter for a change and not a lot of noise.
This is most likely a one time issue but it was disappointing. Waiter made multiple mistakes that almost became comical. Ordered an appetizer (calamari) along with a bottle of wine. Waiter comes back with wine and asks us if he could interest us in an appetizer "maybe the calamari"?). We thought he was joking...he wasn't. Came back later to ask for order. We had overheard other tables being told of specials. We had to ask our waiter to offer the specials. He said he forgot...Also saw other tables being offered bread. Again, had to ask our waiter for bread..right as our entrees were being delivered.
We've been here a bunch and it's really good. Although this is more the exception than rule, they need to clean it up.
In a restaurant like this I expect attention to every detail. The bottle of red wine I purchased was served much warmer than red wine should be served. If I pay a high markup for quality wine I expect it to be served at the appropriate temperature. Please attend to this matter and give the customer what he/she should be deserves. Details are of paramount importance!
Food was excellent. Worthington Inn is definitely for the special occasion at least in my opinion. My husband and I commented that we would come back and enjoy our meal in the bar area. Our server was horrendous, I was embarrassed that I took my in laws to such a nice meal that they wanted to treat us to and suggested here. We all enjoyed our meals very much but a damper was felt because of the service.
Limited menu with many combinations not every will like. Steak was wonderful but was a special. Everyday menu would not bring me back. Expensive but lovely atmosphere. Salad selection limited and not many will like. I probably won't return. Years ago the menu was better. Now the food is just too different for a lot of people.
We've gone to the Worthington Inn for special occasions for more than ten years. The wine list is very good, as well as the menu. It can be very lively, especially during the holidays. It's a good choice if you have out of town guests that you'd like to treat.
My wife's birthday brunch was a lovely start to the day. It was are first time visiting this historic establishment. The server was quite polite and the special sweet potato French toast was delicious. My wife and I set our expectations, and they were nicely met with the best of service.
Everything was great. However I ordered the veggie burger and was dissatisfied as it was dry and seemed burned (however the waitress said it was not, just the black beans). Next time I will order something else. I try to order items I never eat at home. Totally love the ambience overall.
Worthington inn combines a fantastic location and atmosphere with excellent food. This is not a restaurant that rests on its laurels when it comes to gastronomic creations. The service is always spot on. The menu is a bit expensive, but this is an example of you pay for what you get. The ingredients are always top notch, preparation done exceptionally well, and it all comes to you in a historic building.
My husband and I went out on a date night, a Friday night and chose the Worthington Inn, thinking it wouldn't be too crowded etc, in comparison to downtown with all the Christmas activities going on. We love the bar/lounge area and decided to sit there instead of the more formal dining rooms. Unfortunately and with no fault of the staff, a group that had reserved a private room had decided to plant themselves at the bar for almost an hour and it was unfortunately right at our table,practically surrounding us as their party grew. That and the noise they created( it was a large group) was the only negative. The staff(who several times apoligized stating they had tried to get them to move to their room) was very attentive and the food was delicious as always. We more often go for their lovely brunch but have had their burgers and their Beef Worthington. All wonderful. It's not the cheapest place but usually the historic ambiance and great service and food is worth every cent. They gave us $30 in gift certificates to make up for the inconvenience. We're pretty easy going and hadn't complained, knowing that we may have easily done the same thing at one time in our past but it was a lovely gesture and we will enjoy using them another day for certain.
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