3 meals in Worthington/CMH
Hello Ohio Hounds,
I'll be in Worthington tomorrow, staying at the Holiday Inn Express off 270 and 23. I'll be getting in at noon and don't have any obligations until 10am the next day. So, I'm looking for a good spot for lunch and dinner tomorrow and breakfast on Thursday.
From the previous threads I've found, Worthington Inn seems like a unanimous choice. Being little more than a mile away, I will almost certainly be going there. Hyde Park is less than a mile away, but that has gotten more mixed reviews from the crowd.
Beyond the meal issue, are either of these (or any other local establishments) good for unwinding with a drink?
Budget isn't a serious issue. I'm fine with paying $30+ for an entree. For what it's worth, I might not have my own transport.
Thanks in advance.
Worthington Inn would be my choice for dinner, if you don't want to venture too far away and you don't want a chain restaurant. The 270/23 area is called Crosswoods and is filled with tons of chain restaurants, some of which aren't half bad. If you have no transportation, you might try Mitchell's Fish Market (614) 410-3474, or J. Alexander's http://www.jalexanders.com/locations/..., both will be within walking distance.
La Chateleine on N. High St. near 161 would be my choice for lunch, Bag of Nails is not my cup of tea, have had terrible service and food at every location I have tried. For breakfast, First Watch is a small chain with a location in the Worthington Mall near High and 270. There is a Bob Evans at Crosswoods, but I find those truly odious and refrain.
Worthington Inn has a beautiful antique bar and great happy hour specials. It would be great for a drink. All of the Hyde Parks I've been to also have nice bars. I would have dinner at Worthington Inn - it is my favorite in Columbus. Old Bag is good for a beer and hanging out. If you want to stay even closer to your hotel for an evening drink, the 270/23 area is filled with tons of chain places that are almost within walking distances of the hotels, Winking Lizard is a chain wing/sports bar place and not elegant or anything like that, but they have a lot of different beers and a good crowd most nights.