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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” (11 reviews)
“pear tart” (10 reviews)
“duck” (22 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 3 days ago

The staff knew that it was our anniversary and acted accordingly. The service and the meal were wonderful. Our date was a success.

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everything about our visit was top notch. The building, apparently an old barn at some point, had lots of character. Our server and the team did a great job. The server mad great recommendations and assisted us with pairing wines. I can't recall exactly what...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was superb, the staff pleasantly attentive and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was quiet, calm and relaxing. The Dover sole was beyond compare and our waiter boned it with skill. The seasonal soup of butternut squash and sweet potato was nicely spiced and thick...More

Thank Beckykasha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated our 45th anniversary here. We were greeted when we entered and taken to our cozy table. On the table was a very nice touch of a sign commemorating our 45th anniversary. After being seated the waiter brought us 2 glasses of champagne. Appetizers were...More

Thank Pete K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meh... the food IS good but not great. Given the prices it should be great, or at least inarguably very good. Or at least larger portions. But I get the approach that to some people small implies special. Wife had an 8oz filet for $42....More

1  Thank ChrisC-Ohio
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a lovely evening we had. Celebrated my birthday and the entire evening was great. This is my second time there and your treated A+, from the moment you RSVP your special occasion, to meeting the concierge, sitting down and meeting your personal staff member...More

Thank BibiRobersPhotograph
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We recently had one of the most enjoyable evenings of dinner and music we’ve had in Columbus. The compliment of accomplished musicianship and the Refectory’s reputation for fine dining and service made for a memorable evening. Our table for two had an unobstructed view and...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Came here during restaurant week, have heard many good things about the restaurant. I ordered the seafood in pastry, the goat cheese, and peach tart to finish off the meal. Not sure how any fine dining establishment can serve farm raised salmon. No matter what...More

Thank HowieEmbry
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had dinner in the lounge with another couple in celebration of my husband's birthday. We ordered off of the Prix Fixe Bistro Menu. Among us, we had:seafood salade niçoise, ratatouille soup, chicken, sirloin and Lake Erie bass. Everything was delicious and absolutely beautifully presented....More

Thank 896jeannes
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I think the Refectory is one of Columbus' best restaurants. It's classy, with moody lighting and a fine dining look and feel. The chefs took my significant other and I along for a journey of taste for nearly three hours. We sampled the seafood terrine,...More

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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
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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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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