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
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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