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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.
Columbus, OH 43085
Hours of Operation:
CLOSED SUNDAY EVENING
New England Avenue
$31 to $50
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, Fireplace, Full Bar, 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
Took my mom here for her birthday. She liked the historic building. We both enjoyed our brunch and the very tasty Bloody Mary selection. They brought her a free piece of cake and it was unbelievably good. Overall really happy with Worthington Inn and would definitely return.
We went to the Worthington Inn for our anniversary, which was noted on our reservation. Although the food and waitstaff were good there was no mention of our anniversary by the staff. I played down this issue to my wife, this was her gripe, but as I thought about it she was right, when you pay what you pay at a place like this noting someone's anniversary is their responsibility. If someone is paying a premium price for a premium dining experience it's the restaurant's job to make sure they acknowledge special occasions when they're noted on the reservation. It sounds silly, but when you pay more, more is expected of the restaurant.
Honestly, I'd never go back. The server was rude throughout our meal; I'd asked for a slight change to a meal (as I'm a vegetarian). He shared that that chef didn't like to do that (literally, it was swapping one item for any other vegetarian option on the menu). Then, allowed me to order. . .and brought me basically half of the original meal (as I needed a substitution b/c of being a vegetarian. . .he chose to just disregard it) so I paid $16 for sauteed vegetables. The waiter never checked on us or refilled our waters and seemed to be bothered the whole time we were there. I've been before and it's always been just OK, or slightly better than OK, but after this experience, never again. Others at our table said the same, too.
Wife and I like the Worthington Inn very much. Food and service among the very best in Columbus. And we would definitely go more fequently than once every year or two if the prices were not so steep. I mean, $11 for a desert that amounted to 3 small sugar donuts with various toppings. Good 'donuts', to be sure, but not $11 worth...
I met a friend for lunch and we closed the place for lunch. Perfect place for catching up with each other. Squash soup was delicious as was the chop salad. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. We didn't feel hurried even though we closed the place for lunch.
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!
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