Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About The Worthington Inn
Thank you for selecting The Worthington Inn! A reminder that special event and holiday reservations may not be available online. Please call the restaurant in this circumstance.
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.
**Due to high demand, the porch and patio are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. We will attempt to best accommodate your request, but cannot guarantee an outdoor table at the time of your arrival. Thank you for your understanding.**
Columbus, OH 43085
Hours of Operation:
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
I've always wanted to try Worthington Inn. My daughter and I went for lunch. Sadly, we we're underwelmed. Our server was nice, but our food was just okay...nothing special. The Inn could be really cute and sweet with a quaint ambience, but instead it's tired. It has great potential, but honestly for the price, we we're not "wowwed."
Made the reservation on line and wanted to sit outside. Did not know until we got there that they did not honor reservations for outdoor seating and there was nothing available. Almost ruined my night as I really wanted to sit outside. After waiting a while they accommodated us and then it was a great evening.
The food was OK, but nothing outstanding. The acoustics in the dining room are very bad and the noise level was too high. There was a table with a couple who spoke much too loud and made it rather uncomfortable. I would recommend the Inn for a one time dinner, but I doubt I'll go again.
The service was lackluster, server acted as if she didn't want to be there; empty place setting left on table, candle never lit, food arrived and the server still had not removed three menus in front of our host - he had to pick them up as she held the food over to his side, server never asked for wine choices, we had to call her back to order, bread was plunked in front of the host as if it was his personally, overall just not good service; food is over-rated, dessert cake was stale...how does this place continue to maintain it's reputation?
Worthington Inn, where I have dined before, is an excellent restaurant. The food and service are wonderful, the atmosphere is perfect to enjoy the food and the people whom you are with. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a lovely dining experience.
This is our go to place for date nights. We rarely get to go out without children and when we do this is our spot. We know when we come here we will not be rushed with our meal. We can enjoy a quiet conversation inside or the beautiful weather outside and sometimes live music from Deweys pizza across the street.
The food always changes but we have not ordered anything we haven't liked. Our waitress Alex is a dream and Tom the barkeep always has something tasty to extinguish our stresses.
We tried other local places (like Whitney House) but for our superior palettes Worthington Inn is the only place to satisfy.
The dessert--a pineapple souffle--was worth the visit. It was very light--just what one needs on a hot summer evening--yet zesty. The mixed veggies were al dente and possibly fresh. The strip steak was decent--not as good as the one I had here a year and a half ago, but decent. The "fingerling Yukon potatoes" were "meh." A kitchen capable of such a magnificent dessert should be able to do something more imaginative with a potato. The service was, as always, attentive but not intrusive. The food was definitely better than on my most recent foray, so I do recommend the Inn. One wishes everything were equally good, though.
Went for restaurant week. The watermelon and feta salad and the swordfish were very good. I had been burned by seafood in the midwest before but they told me the swordfish had never been frozen and was filleted in-house that afternoon. You could really tell it was fresh. The corn hash that came with it was OK. My date had the steak frites which was very good. The gazpacho was also good, very herbaceous. My only complaint is the buckeye sundae came on a cold brownie. Why serve homemade peanut butter ice cream on a cold brownie? Other than that, very good meal.
My wife and I visited Worthington Inn for our anniversary. They welcomed us with a glass of prosecco. The server was knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. The food was delicious. Prices were as to be expected for the quality we received. Would absolutely recommend worthington Inn to anyone looking for a nice, quiet place to have a romantic evening.
Food was excellent. We were greeted by a ver nice gentleman and taken to our table promptly. Service on the porch was very slow once we were seated unfortunately our server was not very attentive. She left empty plates etc. and only delivered our wine half way through our meal.
We went for our 35 anniversary. We had let them know that it was a special occasion. The restaurant was not busy at all on a Sunday night. We sat outside on the patio. Our server Jennifer was not very friendly at all. Our filet mignon was just ok, nothing special. In fact Jennifer didn't come back to our table for 20 minutes to ask if our food was ok after serving it. We ordered calamari & was told that the fryer was broke & they could flash fry it, it wasn't very good, but they did take it off our bill. I'm glad we had $70 in gift cards to use because I would not want to pay for the bad service & ok food. I will not be going back. I was very disappointed in the service & quality of the food.
Celebrating a birthday and we all ordered steaks. Also tried the Foie Gras appetizer which had fantastic accompaniments but the Foie Gras itself was was a little too salty. The waiter however took it back without any complaints agreeing it was salty. We were all very impressed with our entrees and how well the steaks was prepared. Great seasoning, great doneness, they were near perfection.
I have come to the Inn now for over 25 years. You cannot beat the location, ambiance, coziness, quaintness, and friendliness. We love sitting in the bar area and having cocktails and ordering appetizers. We will be back. This review comes after a recent meal in the dining room. I have seen a lot of menu changes over the years. Perhaps our visit was during an off season for the kitchen. The appetizers didn't disappoint, but the main course offerings certainly did. We weren't interested in taking our leftovers home. I hesitate to nit-pick over small details, but I wondered if someone was checking the quality of the menu items, which was far below what I would expect (for a fine dining experience & price). We haven't given up on them, but hope to inspire them to live up to their potential or to find some help to reach it, again. Although it will be a while before we try dining here again we hope to see you soon in the bar area.
My friend was from out of town and remembered the INN from her childhood. We were both happy to see it was just as we remembered. The service was excellent and our wait person was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very good and truly enjoyed our selections.
The food was outstanding--crusted lamb chops and their Beef Worthington, with a calamari appetizer that was deliciously spicy without being too hot. She Who Eats Asparagus loved the asparagus soup, and the gazpacho was excellent. Friendly and attentive but unobtrusive service made it a great anniversary dinner.
We have been fans of this place since 2002. We don't go to this place that often because we save this place for only our special events like birthday and anniversaries. Over the years we have been quest maybe 20 to 30 times and every time we have been impressed by the continued attention to every detail of the dining experience. We just lover the food and the place.
Every year we select a spot for our anniversary. This year we selected Worthington Inn. Unfortunately we were both very disappointed. We do not mind paying a premium but expect value for our dollar. We were both disappointed in our food and will probably not return. I have been to the Worthington Inn for lunch in the past and it was satisfactory. I only wish that I could say that for our dinner. The only thing I can say is that it ruined our special day.
Service was just ok even though the tip we left was very substantial. My fellow diners really liked their strip steaks but were totally unimpressed with the potato hash....wondering what was the point. My gnocchi was very heavy, not the light fluffy pillow-like texture they should be and there was so much garlic in the sauce that it ruined my palate even into the next afternoon.
Also....not much offering for people that don't eat meat accept some of the soups & the salads.
Let me say that I have always loved and will love the idea of the Worthington Inn and I always will have hope that it will be better the next time we decide to give it another try and that maybe they were just having a bad night on the floor and in the kitchen.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.