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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Ranked #4 of 1,992 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Just west of Route 315
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Oxnard, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great service, food, atmosphere and a very professional and knowledgable staff. There were four of us and we all loved everything we had. They also have a very extensive wine list!

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Zanesville, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Over 700 wines on the wine list! The atmosphere was perfect. We were seated in an area that felt as though we were alone. Acoustics are very quiet. The menu is very interesting, and we chose entrees that were more unique than available at many places. The meal was prepared perfectly to meet each of our wishes. We will definitely... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I often pass through Columbus on our way to points west, and have been stopping at The Refectory for many years. This stop was on a Wednesday evening, and we had a very comfortable meal. I had a perfect duck breast, and my wife had a baby rack of lamb that was great. But her lamb also... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was there with a business group of about 40 people for a luncheon meeting. We were seated in the Upstairs Choir Room, which has a nice quiet atmosphere. The menu was of course pre-selected, and the food was simply outstanding! Since we were in a private room, we had a server assigned just to us, and he did a... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went for a friend's birthday celebration. Despite reservations, we were seated late and everything from then on was a wait. A wait to get the menus, a wait to get each entree, etc, wait, etc.. Overall, however, the food was nice in that classic french tarte and julienne type of way. We like to share and taste each others offerings.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had eagerly read the reviews from this restaurant and was sadly disappointed when I finally went. We were there for dinner in a small group celebrating the birthday of one of our friends. It really took forever (~ 45 minutes) between the appetizers and the entrees so by the time that the entrees were served we were not hungry... More 

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Columbus, OH
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Translated that means really good food at really fair prices and a wonderful atmosphere. You just can't go wrong any choices on the menu. The bistro menu is an exceptionally well priced option. Other choices are unbelievably good. Go as soon as you can and go often.

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Detroit, Michigan
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158 reviews 158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Love this place -and have for years. The owner still seats his customers - and pays close attention to their needs - RARELY seen in most higher end restaraunts! Atmosphere, service and the menu is great - would Highly recommend! I think it's one of the top restaraunts we go to (and we go to a lot). outstanding wine selection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is our favorite restaunt in Columbus. We have been tried many restraunts in the same price range for the past decade. Some of them were good on one day, then bad on other days; some of them were just priced their dishes high-price and thought that made them a high-end restraunts. Only this one always provide quality food with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a great restaurant in a beautiful restored church. The menu has some hard to find dishes and the wait staff, general manager, and the proprietor are always at their best.

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Additional Information about The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

Address: 1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
Phone Number: 614-451-9774
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
Cuisine: European, French

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