649 High St. Worthington OH 43085 (614) 885-2600
In 1835, Andrew Jackson was president, Darwin was visiting the Galapagos Islands and the Worthington Inn was built. Well, all hail the evolution of the Inn from private residence to hotel to a restaurant stacked with cultural richness, romantic ambiance, live jazz, a gourmet menu supported by local farmers, and even an herb garden tended to by the chef. Patrons take pleasure in the spirits of the past and the spirits of the bar’s fine single-malt scotches, vast wine selection and The Red Oak Salad ($7.95). With its plump strawberries, candied pecans, Manchego cheese and apple-balsamic vinaigrette, it contends as one the city’s finest.