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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
+1 614-451-9774
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dover sole” (12 reviews)
“pear tart” (12 reviews)
“mussel soup” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is, plain and simple, one of the top restaurants in Columbus. Also, in addition to having top notch food service and atmosphere, their music series dinners are a great time.

Thank foodie5607
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like the relaxed atmosphere and the warm fireplace. There is a somewhat limited fixed price menu but you can order anything from the main menu.Everyone in our group of six enjoyed their food.The presentation was just right. The food looked great and tasted even...More

Thank doug M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

A restaurant in an old church, The Refectory is one of the best spots for fine dining I've ever been to. We were greeted and seated right away, and a server was there immediately to welcome us. We were celebrating our friends' anniversary, and we...More

Thank mdthompson0103
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Went to the Refectory as a celebratory dinner with friends after doing a presentation in Columbus. I had the duck breast with truffle pasta and it was phenomenal. Everyone raved about their meal. sorry I didn’t take any photographs but the setting is beautiful.

Thank kathleen142
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We returned to The Refectory to celebrate my son's 35th birthday. Our party of 5 ordered assorted soups, appetizers, entrees and desserts and everything was excellent, looked beautiful! Each plate was lovely with swirly sauces and little tasty garnishes. Among us, we had the bison,...More

Thank yoohoo614
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We usually sit at the bar where we meet the most interesting people. The barkeepers are always excellent, attentive and knowledgeable.The combination of hospitality by owner Kamal Boulos and the fabulous food prepared by chef Richard Blondin (from Lyon,France) is a wonderful combination. We ordered...More

Thank Betterbites
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The refectory is our favorite special occasion restaurant...last night they gave us our booth and we had an amazing server named Eden....she was very professional and knowledgeable. Our dinners were amazing and delicious. We will return soon and ask for Eden... The best server we...More

Thank Mrsoct62
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We joined a group of friends that dine her regularly - so we were a party of 6. Nice space and quiet enough to talk. Impeccable service. Good bar. Most of our group selected the "bistro special" - your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert...More

Thank JoeHouston52
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro is a French Restaurant and was established in1976. This is a higher end restaurant with an extensive wine list. This restaurant is located about 4 miles north of the Ohio State Campus on Bethel Road. It is also located about...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 23 October 2017

On a recent visit to Columbus, my wife and I joined a group to celebrate a friend's birthday at the Refectory. I enjoyed the mussel soup as an appetizer and can recommend it. A main course of scallops and seafood strudel was likewise good. I...More

Thank Elrond418
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Response from casnco | Reviewed this property |
You can wear jeans anywhere. Dress them up and they are standard wear. Would I wear jeans to the Refectory, no. It is an amazing dining experience. Dress up...make yourself feel special. But the bottom line is...yes... More
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Response from bongrno | Reviewed this property |
It has been my experience that if you allow the wait staff or even the matre'd to order for you, they often know a special dish that fits the event or occasion. That also allows the chef to "show off" a bit. It also puts a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
    (Just west of Route 315)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-451-9774
An upscale dining experience with a very unique ambiance in 19th century historical building. Contemporary and classic French cuisine. Unparalleled service and a wine program unlike any other. In addition to Dining Room Menu; Wine Retail Store, Wine Tastings, Bistro Dining, Dinner Music Series No dress code required; dressy casual or business casual
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