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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)
“duck” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed to an early evening reservation with smiling faces. First class treatment. Every food item was prepared beautifully. Our waiter Joseph was fun, informative, and attentive without being intrusive, The appetizers were exploratory in taste and delightful to share amongst the family. However...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Refectory never disappoints. I've enjoyed dining in this world class restaurant many times over the last 25 years and each time I am left with complete satisfaction. From the first hand of service until the last plate is cleared you feel that you are...More

Thank SleepersGourmet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a few meals at this restaurant ranging for very reasonable to very expensive. The food is expensive for what it is, but the decor is different and the service is good overall. Be careful with your choices.

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the finest restaurant I know of in Columbus if you are looking for truly fine dining. The menu impresses with offerings you won’t find elsewhere. The meals we had were beautifully prepared and truly delicious. And our waiter helped with our selections and...More

Thank RWOS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved a table for 9 early in the day and they were happy to accomodate us. The wine paring was fantastic - kudos to our server for that. The duck was good - not excellent as I had hoped but very good. I would have...More

Thank Annamad
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I went to Refectory at the week before Fat Tuesday. They offer Mardi Gras menu and I ordered Gumbo. It was so nice, and it had Cajun flavor. Little bit spicy, and it really good with Hurricane cocktail. Never forget.

2  Thank 義秋 菰
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Refectory during Columbus's restaurant week. It is an interesting building with an interesting history. The food is authentic French prepared under the direction of a French chef. All I can say is everything was excellent. I had the lamb...More

1  Thank jausten62
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We often go to the Refectory for their "Bistro Meal." It is a three-course meal served in the bistro room. It's always a very good value, because the food is always excellent and the price is reasonable (generally $30). The wine list is outstanding. If...More

1  Thank hal240
Reviewed 22 January 2018

we had a special anniversary dinner out and the food was spectacular. However the real winning quality was our service. absolutely excellent.

Thank goatmonkey2400
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A number of years ago I used to frequent this establishment and it was always top notch. Fast forward 20+ years and I found myself heading to a business meeting in Columbus. The planners asked for dinner recommendations and I casually mentioned The Refectory. Much...More

1  Thank pilotgeek
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18 February 2017|
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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
24 April 2015|
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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