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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

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1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610 (Just west of Route 315)
+1 614-451-9774
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Indiana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We I arrived I was unsure how the meal would be, the restaurant appeared to have passed on updating decor and dining room features since 1982, but I had heard great things. We were seated and ordered glasses of bubbly and then were told that we could order off of the menu, or set a budget and desired number of... More 

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Thank Jordan B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like the taste of amazingly different cuisine that is unable to be found easily in Columbus or the surrounding areas? Well then, this is the restaurant for you - the cuisine is top-notch and so are the staff! The wine list is a delight too! Also, if you are interested in a quick cocktail or brew stop in at the... More 

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Thank MelHopki
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I typically make it to The Refectory about 2-3 times a year. It is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. We recently went here during Restaurant Week in January and everything was perfect as usual from the warm, homemade bread at the beginning to the crème brulee for dessert. I can't recommend this restaurant enough! If cost is an issue, then... More 

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Thank Danya F
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third experience at The Refectory -- each has been magnificent. We were attended to by Sam, who matched our personalities wonderfully. We began with a bottle of Chateau Gamage Bordeaux and at first sip, remembered how much we love that taste. Full of flavor and not pricey in the least. The cowboy likes to splurge at wonderful... More 

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Thank pilwhee
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been in many fine restaurants but in Columbus, Ohio there is no other restaurant that can make your dining experience so special. Chef Richard is a blessing to Columbus and very jealous in serving excellent quality and appealing plates. Worth every penny.

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Thank genesis5503
Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at The Refectory is always an event of the highest calibre. But add music of equal quality and you have a night to remember. The ambiance of the restaurant and the manner of the staff makes us think that we are in the lodging of European royalty. Name cards on each table and a glass of kir royale awaited... More 

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Thank 608sergios
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is beautifully prepared and artistically presented. Have been back several times. The duck was wonderful and desserts are lovely.

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Thank Curious982
Management response:

Many thanks for joining us land we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions and your kind words of encouragement! We look forward to seeing you again soon and please don't hesitate to let me know if I can ever be of service to you in any... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I attended the Dinner Music Series night with the band The Whirlybirds, a swing/jazz six piece band. The night included a set four course meal. Each course was very delicious. The food was beautifully presented and looked like a work of art. The service was attentive. The band was absolutely outstanding. They even gave us an encore!... More 

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Thank Travelingtree
Management response:

Thanks so much for dining with us and for supporting the Dinner Music Series! We are so glad you enjoyed the entire evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. It is our truly our pleasure to serve you, Kamal More 

Lewis Center, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have driven past The Refectory more times than I can remember, and its reputation has always kept it on my radar. Similarly to Lola in Cleveland, only more so in this case, since I've only been to Cleveland a handful of times in comparison to the number of times I've driven down Bethel Rd, I don't know why it... More 

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Thank LewisCenter614
Management response:

Many thanks for joining us and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Wow, being favorably compared to Lola; How nice is that! check out the mid-week Three-Course Bistro Menu changes every two weeks and is served in the Lounge for 25.00 for all three courses. If joining for us this menu, please ask for the Bistro... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner here during Restaurant Week. They offered a bigger menu than most for this event, and every part of my experience was great. The food, the service, and the ambience. My main course was the beef tenderloin.

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Thank Hollie_M
Management response:

Thanks so much for joining us and we are so glad that you enjoyed it! Check out the Three-Course Bistro menu that we serve year-round for 25.00 per guest. This menu changes every week to two weeks and is served in the Lounge where the bar is. Just ask for this menu when making reservations. We look forward to seeing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?