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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
We went for dinner, before going to the symphony, on the spur of the moment. Our waiter made sure we were done in time. Our meals were outstanding. I had the lobster ravioli which was new since I'd last been there. My husband could not pass on the Beef Worthington, his favorite.
My husband & I like to try different restaurants for special occasions. This occasion was our 21st wedding anniversary. We were early for our reservations but the restaurant was quiet. The pub area was busy getting ready for Trivia Night. The manager greeted and wished us "Happy Anniversary" (always nice. I had written that it was our anniversary on our reservation). We were led to a table in the corner, and then were each treated to a complementary glass of champagne because 21 years is an event to celebrate. Our dinner was great, my husband had the Gnocci Bolognese and I had the Crab Cakes. I also had a High Street Manhattan. The only downside of the evening was the beer selection. My husband likes dark beers and the darkest he could get was an amber. He enjoyed it though. Christian, our server, was very attentive and helpful with menu choices. I can also recommend the Chocolate Torte cake. It had cherries and homemade whipped cream on the side. Awesome. This is somewhere we will put on our list of special occasion restaurants.
Downtown Worthington just got even more quant and charming after I dined at the Worthington Inn. I LOVE this historic landmark, and it is now one of my favorite places to dine in Columbus!
The Worthington Inn is the epitome of a Columbus Dine Original. For 25 years, the restaurant has been delivering a fine dining experience with its excellent customer service, attention to detail and carefully prepared dishes. Their chefs bake fresh bread daily, churn their own ice creams and sorbets and make homemade pickles, sauces and soups. The ingredients for each dish are locally sourced, and they support sustainable farming practices.
When I dined here, I ordered the Chopped Salad for my first course. The chopped salad was made up of romaine lettuce, beets, oven-dried tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, aged cheddar and Dijon-herb vinaigrette. It was light and very tasty. For my entree I ordered the Ohio Rainbow Trout which came with haricot verts and basmati rice. The trout was fresh and prepared just right. For dessert, I ordered the Cappuccino Creme Brûlée. It was PHENOMENAL! One of the BEST Creme Brûlées I have ever eaten.
The Worthington Inn also offers private dining rooms, including a beautiful ballroom, for private events up to 100 guests. If you are looking for a more casual dining experience, they have a pub which offers its own menu of sandwiches and small plates.
Next time you are in the Worthington area, you have to check out The Worthington Inn to receive the ultimate dining experience. This historical site will leave you yearning to return.
Not on a par with other similar priced restaurants in the area because of the food quality. The lobster ravioli was tough, flavorless, and dry as a bone--sent it back. It said a cream sauce was on it but no moist sauce was discoverable. Other things seemed ok, but I am scarred by the fact they served such a dish.
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...
Love the building and what they did to keep the history in this venue. When you are somewhere so beautiful, its infections and makes you feel beautiful. My husband and I shared the Oysters Rockefeller as appetizers and then the Wellington. Perfect. When we did a couples date night 2 weeks later, only 1 of the 4 entrees where less than perfect. We will be back.
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.
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