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, 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
The Inn is very classy--the bar is beaut ...
The Inn is very classy--the bar is beautiful, and the dining rooms have a lot of charm. The service was very good--attentive but not smothering. The dessert was first-rate (that's always been my experience). The menu is quite limited. One of my friends had the duck ravioli, and she loved it. The spaghetti was so-so. It contained good but not exceptional pasta, pieces of tender chicken, a few bits of sun-dried tomato, undetectable flakes of chili, and olive oil--LOTS of olive oil, and not very flavorful olive oil at that. Had it been more zesty (ground pepper? more chili? lemon? almost anything) it would have been a good dish for an August dinner on the patio. For mid-October it wasn't a good idea. Not that it was BAD; it was merely bland; but at those prices one wants more than bland. The spice cake made up for the disappointment--it was delicious and tastefully presented.
We have been to the Worthington Inn many ...
We have been to the Worthington Inn many times.; this visit was after 18 months or so from the last. Disappointed in the food and the menu from what I remembered before. Our service was inattentive and the room was not at all busy.
I took my wife to dinner to celebrate ou ...
I took my wife to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Because she wasn't going to arrive home I made the reservation (online) for 8 pm. The restaurant was not crowded, ambience was great, food very good although the menu seems limited. Overall very happy and will definitely return for special occasions and gettogethers.
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It had been a while since we dined at Wo ...
It had been a while since we dined at Worthington Inn, but nothing has changed. The food and service are still superb. I had salmon that was excellent. Our wait staff were impeccable. Some things never change and that is very, very GOOD!!!
Server was like a robot. Barely spoke t ...
Server was like a robot. Barely spoke to us. Dropped salads on table, then disappeared. Hostess brought entrees which were barely lukewarm. Server never checked on us till time for dessert. Long wait between courses. Nevertheless, even worse than the service was the food, mediocre at best, despite being on the pricey side. Bland, bland, bland! The salad dressing could barely be detected. The fish and veggies were tasteless. No salt, fine, but has the chef/cook ever tried using herbs to give the food some flavor. The best part of the dinner was the end. Even the dessert was disappointing. Will definitely not return.
This is one beautiful, quaint property o ...
This is one beautiful, quaint property on a very nice , downtown street, lined with great shops and buildings. There was a covered patio, a very comfortable bar and several fine dining rooms. After a couple of exceptional cocktails served by Tom, the bartender extraordinaire, our hostess led us to a super table and we selected from a rather extensive menu. I ordered crab cakes, the first night, but they just ran out. I was not disappointed with the selection of pork tenderloin which was exceptional!
The sides were also fine, everything was at the proper temperature, the times between courses was perfect, and our server, Leigh, was an absolutely charming and engaging woman.
Things hit us so well, that my business associate that was traveling with me decided to come back two evenings later, with me, to try more fine hospitality in Worthington, Ohio.
The only down side, if any, was really tough to park in this busy little town, and the restaurant room temperature was a bit warm. ( maybe it was the Manhattans, with gourmet cherries, on second thought)
My wife and I had lunch at the Worthingt ...
My wife and I had lunch at the Worthington Inn on our 1st anniversary. We were married there the year before. We had a great time. The banquet team happened by while we were there, remembered us and stopped and visited with us. The food was great and the service was wonderful. We highly recommend the Inn for a meal and to get married as well.
The special was Jamaican Jerk Halibut! ...
The special was Jamaican Jerk Halibut! DELICIOUS! The chef was able to accommodate my request to leave off the seasoning on my Halibut.
Our waitress, Alexandra, was a delight. Attentive but not disruptive.
Worthington Inn is one of our favorite meeting places since it is almost equal distance between the Victorian Village and Delaware, OH so neither has to drive far.
First of all I ADORE the Worthington Inn ...
First of all I ADORE the Worthington Inn, it is always my place to go and take out of town visitors. We visited the Inn on Saturday 8/13. As always, the service and ambience was great! The entree was delicious. I was disappointed in the desserts. The strawberry shortcake was dry and the custard pie tasted like it had sat in the refrigerator too long.
Brunch at the Worthington Inn is excelle ...
Brunch at the Worthington Inn is excellent. The quality of food is among the best in the market. They have both indoor and outdoor dining. The staff is knowledgeable albeit the service was extremely slow both at this brunch and in previous visits. The food makes up for the pace. I recommend the mimosa special (Bottle service and a carafe of OJ at the table.)
Met some friends for Sunday brunch. We h ...
Met some friends for Sunday brunch. We had a wonderful dining experience. The menu had much to choose from with lots of seasonal ingredients. The Mediterranean Watermelon Salad was perfect. I added grilled salmon fillet. I have been there many times for dinner, but this was my first time for the weekend brunch. I was not disappointed!
Overall I was slightly disappointed with ...
Overall I was slightly disappointed with my experience at the Worthington Inn. While the service was good, the food was a slight disappointment. The smoked chicken gnocchi was something of a disappointment, the chicken was hard and dry, and the veggies seemed not cooked very well. The gnocchi were ok with nothing special about them. The strawberry pistachio shortcake didn't come with much strawberries, there wasn't anything remarkable about the dessert. Its possible this was just an off night with the kitchen, I would have to go again to be sure.
After being a fan of this restaurant for ...
After being a fan of this restaurant for its great food and service, plus pleasant dining environment, we were disappointed on this occasion. My wife's crab cakes were mostly filling and no crab lumps; whatever vegetables accompanied the dish were bitter and the fingerling potatoes not crispy. My dish of chicken was OK, but not spectacular. Desert was good. No more wine discount night. Service slow and impersonal. Sorry to have to say it but there are many other better choices available in Columbus. Maybe it's because the focus will be the bar, which they are in the process of expanding. No more "fit for foodies"
We were disappointed not to be dining on ...
We were disappointed not to be dining on the patio, but due to an event on High Street - and a live band - it was just not going to be the relaxing evening we planned.
However, we still had great service, good beverages, and superior food. It was an excellent experience, and I'm guessing we will be back soon.
Visited for an early brunch on Father's ...
Visited for an early brunch on Father's Day. although the restaurant wasn't crowded at that time, our service was very slow and mostly absent. We waited 10 minutes just to have our beverage refreshed. I noted similar issues with diners around us.
That being said, this is a lovely restaurant. The food was fresh and thoughtfully prepared. A restaurant of this caliber should make sure that their staff is sufficient to handle the tables assigned to them.
Downtown Worthington Inn
As a resident of Worthington, I can only hope that this place stays open for the sake of the history of the area. But they need some serious updates to the ambiance and also the wait staff needs to step up the service game, because if not, the resturant days are numbered.
We came in the front door. No one greeted us. I saw the sign that directed us to the pub for a hostess to seat us.
I could not find the hostess. I stood there until somebody asked where we would like to sit.
After eating I found the hostess and told her we had a reservation through Open Table and to please indicate that we did eat at Worthington Inn. I know you need feed back.
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.
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
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