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The Whitney House, Worthington, OH

The Whitney House

4.6
4.6
2081 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in downtown Old Worthington, The Whitney House serves made from scratch, refined yet rustic, American comfort food. We utilize fresh and local ingredients and constantly look for new and innovative ways to serve our community.

The Whitney House pays homage to the homes and kitchens in our past that welcomed all, treated everyone like family and offered drinks and food made with love.

We opened the Whitney House because we love our mothers. Our menu is based on the glory days of Sunday dinners when the entire family would pile into the dining room (and the living room if we ran out of chairs) to sit, catch up and enjoy a delicious meal together.

We want for you to feel at home when you stop by the Whitney House. We are looking forward to serving you!

We offer Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 4-6pm in our Tavern

Our patio is open and is sat on a first come, first serve basis and weather permitting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (614) 396-7846
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jon Bruckelmeyer
  • Neighborhood
    Worthington
  • Cross street
    New England
  • Parking details
    The Whitney House offers multiple parking options. You have the choice of parking in our private lot behind the restaurant (access off New England Ave East), on High Street in front of the restaurant, or in the adjacent lot directly North of us (after 5pm). Also, the City of Worthington maintains multiple public lots in the downtown area.
  • Public transit
    There are 2 COTA stops on and across High Street, in front of The Whitney House. They are stops 1256 and 1233.
  • Entertainment
    The Whitney House offers an open show kitchen and encourages guest interaction with our talented chef staff.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,081 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,081 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can always be sure that I will be treated well and feel so very welcomed by everyone at The Whitney House. The good is superb and so is the service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent! Great atmosphere. Great for lunch dinner or brunch

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  3. familyfoodies

    Columbus

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed with our choices at The Whitney House! As always, we started with the skillet cornbread followed by the beet salad. These are great for sharing. We tried the Bee Well cocktail. The turmeric was a nice spicy surprise. For the first time, we tried the gnocchi. The creamy mushroom sauce was earthy and had a great depth of flavor. The walleye sandwich is always a favorite. There was just no room for dessert!

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  4. TrudyB

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The beet salad was the best salad ever! And the strip steak and salmon were delicious. Loved the pottery bowls and matching plates--classy--a differentiator from other restaurants. The bar are is nice but overall, it is too noisy for us elderly folks between the loud music and conversations. We will try eating the in the restaurant when we return. Our waitress was awesome!

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  5. JMR10

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Cozy, somewhat small restaurant.

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  6. ScottA

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite. Loved every bit of it service presentation, and most but not least taste.

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  7. PamD

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at The Whitney House and I was very pleased. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. We went for brunch but will definitely be back to try dinner in the cosy tavern.

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  8. SandraW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very noisy. Large party along the wall next to us. Had expected things to be quieter.

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  9. LisaW

    West Virginia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our wait staff (Zoey) was excellent!

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  10. JaneR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Initially my medium well burger arrived as rare but the wait staff and kitchen quickly apologized and corrected the order. They were very accommodating.

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  11. JohnM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting at a table top in the bar is a great way to enjoy a casual dinner. Sam is a great waiter!

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  12. SusanL

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a lovely environment. I had the shrimp and noodles in zucchini sauce while my partner had the walleye. My shrimp was marvelously fresh and perfectly cleaned. We shared the wonderful goat cheese with honey on hot bread for starters. It is so creamy and the honey was a great pairing with the tart cheese. We took desert home - blueberry cheesecake and chocolate cake. As usual service was excellent. It is a special place to go where you know the food will be great and you’re treated like you’re welcome.

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  13. TravisS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's been over 5 years since I"ve been and I can say the quality of the food was incredible and delicious. The space was very clean and kept up...service was top notch. Excited to go back.

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  14. Todd

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for a delicious and romantic Valentine’s dinner, can’t wait to come back for brunch! TRY THE SHORT RIB PIEROGIES, they’re incredible!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and ambience but the food was lacking. I got the regular burger and thought I could have made a more flavorful patty.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. ScottR

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food, very good service on V Day. Look forward to going back!

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  17. ColumbusUB

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and great food! We will be back and we will recommend it to our friends and family.

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  18. JennaF

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very dry steak (ordered medium) appetizer room temp to cold. Husband and daughter both had good meals

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Fullmeal

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, I really enjoyed the many selections as well. I like to visit a couple times before making any serious critiques.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, didn’t feel rushed, menu options were excellent, food quality was outstanding. Great experience overall.

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  21. JerriF

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitney House is a great restaurant, with great food, and excellent service. The only downside is the parking.

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  22. Robs

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding, restaurant provided a nice ambiance and drinks were on point. However, prices were a little steep especially a pierogi appetizer that only had 3 for $19. Its a good time, just expect to overpay a bit.

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  23. ConFab18

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for Sunday brunch! The quiche and side salad were amazing. Lots of good menu selections. It was hard to choose what to order.

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  24. CourtneyFoodie2007

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We had a party of 10 for brunch and everything was great!

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  25. Filetmignon

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly & attentive service. All 4 of our brunch selections were delicious.

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  26. DavidW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service was great. Always an enjoyable place to dine

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fabulous. I did not care for the taste of my cocktail and told our server. She apologized and brought me a new replacement drink. My salad was huge and tasted great. We’ll be back.

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  28. MarkC

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  29. Peegie

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting experience I just had for lunch on 2-7-24 at 1100am "table 52, server AM Bar Card A" First, I go to the Whitney House for dinner occasionally and never had a bad experience with food or service. The food has always been great. A coworker wanted to try it for lunch, as he has never been. We sat in the back section and then it began to get crowded. We had two rounds of drinks with lunch and asked for a third. After 20 minutes she came by and apologized she hasn't had time to make the third round yet. Asked if we still wanted or just the check, and we replied yes we still wanted it. Another 15 minutes goes by, she just drops the check off and states '" I didn't have time to make the drinks because I'm busy, so I just charged you for the first round." We did not ask her what was taking so long or complaining , she just took it upon her self that she didn't want to make them. I had to laugh, that was odd, especially when alcohol orders ($15 drinks) are way more expensive on a check than food, which in turn gives you a better tip. The food was still great and the cornbread is awesome. I asked to speak to a manager and let him know the situation. He asked if I already paid and I said yes, because he was going to comp the meal. I said no, it's not about the money, it's the way she handles herself as a server, it was just odd. So my friend's first experience with Whitney House was not the best...lol

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I tried the walleye for the first time and it was fantastic!!! They have plenty of options for the “healthy conscious” diner!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant closed at 8 PM, so I was unable to dine

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  32. StephanieF

    Columbus

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I went for brunch - everything was so good. I had the eggs benedict w/breakfast potatoes. My friend had the quiche w/salad. My other friend has the tomato soup and french fries. The whipped goat cheese was exceptional!

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  33. TimW

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was awesome. The bustling atmosphere was enjoyable.

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  34. BrittanyN

    Columbus

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambience are the highlights. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere. All staff we interacted with were pleasant and welcoming.

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  35. BrianJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was amazing and the food portions were large. Overall, very nice experience!

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  36. hotsauce

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute and cozy place. Food good but not great as you might expect with prices charged. Alyssa was fun and efficient!

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  37. Mick

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They had some good food, but my salmon nicoise was undercooked and the dressing was way to much vinegar.

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  38. BethB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday brunch with our family. The service was wonderful, and the food was absolutely delicious.

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  39. NancyC

    Columbus

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to brunch on a Sunday morning. Our server Ava was very good. However, the kitchen did not get any of the 3 orders correct. I asked Ava if I could order Eggs Benedict with the egg yolks firm since I can’t consume any raw or undercooked food. She said no problem so that’s how I ordered them. The eggs arrived with completely liquid yolks and I had to send the meal back and ordered something else. One of my friends ordered scrambled eggs well done. They were not well done. Another ordered eggs over medium. They were not over medium. They were still runny. All of the bacon was undercooked.

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  40. YummyAF

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I made a reservation for a standard table, and specifically didn't want a high-top. There were lots of tables available in the front room, which is cozier and more the vibe I was hoping for, but we were taken to the back room to a high-top. It was about 10 degrees colder back there and empty but for one other table. They did move us to the front room upon request, but I definitely got the vibe I was putting the twin hostesses out - in fact, they kept chatting together and glancing over at us until it got busy enough that they no longer could. I was just confused as to why we couldn't sit up front. They also gave us a larger 4-top for the two of us, but I'd have gladly taken one of the smaller square tables where multiple parties of 3 or 4 were eventually seated. It was just weird. This has happened to me almost every time I've been to Whitney House, so I was probably more annoyed than I should have been. The service was very good - our waitress was funny, attentive, and did not make us feel we were putting her out. The whipped goad cheese app was fantastic. The short-rib hash was ok. And my breakfast sandwich was delicious. All in all, it's a pretty good experience.

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FAQs

The Whitney House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 396-7846.

The Whitney House is rated 4.6 stars by 2081 OpenTable diners.

The Whitney House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Whitney House

666 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085

Additional information

  • Cross street
    New England
  • Neighborhood
    Worthington
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Whitney House offers multiple parking options. You have the choice of parking in our private lot behind the restaurant (access off New England Ave East), on High Street in front of the restaurant, or in the adjacent lot directly North of us (after 5pm). Also, the City of Worthington maintains multiple public lots in the downtown area.
  • Public transit
    There are 2 COTA stops on and across High Street, in front of The Whitney House. They are stops 1256 and 1233.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Bruckelmeyer
  • Entertainment
    The Whitney House offers an open show kitchen and encourages guest interaction with our talented chef staff.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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