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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

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1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610 (Just west of Route 315)
614-451-9774
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional Restaurant

Exceptional food, well prepared, excellent service, magnificent surroundings. This restaurant is unequaled in Columbus, Ohio and would be considered 5 stars in most cities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
DACJ134
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Exceptional food, well prepared, excellent service, magnificent surroundings. This restaurant is unequaled in Columbus, Ohio and would be considered 5 stars in most cities.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As implied by my title it is hard to criticize this fine restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is attentive from start to finish. The restaurant is beautiful and nicely appointed. The menu features delectable and unusual dishes. This is what fine dining is supposed to be. So why not 5 stars? Basically bc my wallet aches whenever... More 

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Providenciales
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant delivers--and I don't mean their catering. We savoured every bite from the bread through dessert. Usually words don't fail me, but all I can say is culinary creations from the Refectory have to be experienced. For what it's worth: the crusty brown bread with some kind of grains tasted fresh from the oven. The warm goat cheese on... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Celebrated our 10th anniversary. Got congrats cards in our menus & several complimentary treats(spritzers, hors d'oeuvres and a dessert bite) Food was divine! Staff was great, maybe a little too attentive if you are wanting privacy. Wine list is extensive but a single glass is just right for trying something new.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Refectory had been on our to do list for a while. We were getting together with good friends on Friday night and decided if we could get reservations, it was the place for us. We're glad we did! We had an great time and both the ambiance and the food were exquisite. Each couple selected a bottle of wine... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was at the The Refectory for the Jazz Dinner last night and everything about this place is high class and quality. The food is very creatively done and is very tasty. The walleye was the best I had ever had and it melted in my mouth. The wait staff is very attentive to your every need and helpful in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is the ideal restaurant if you want the finest cuisine in the city. This has long been our city's highest rated restaurant. Food and service are divine.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent food, wine and service. Has made Wine Spectator Top 100 on occasion. Great ambience. Fine French-style food. Various food and drink events throughout the year add to the experience. Management very responsive to customer input. Not an every day sort of restaurant. Priced a little higher than average but worth every penny.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is by far my favorite restaurant! The food is excellent; carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The servers are friendly, polite and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. I love that they staff always treats us as though we are special. Wine selection is vast and ranges in price from modest to very pricey. The atmosphere is rustic elegance.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We've been there for a Christmas party.The location is nice,intresting.The food is tasty,but not healthy:(For example we had SUGAR BACON:)))It's a place where you go once to see how it is because everybody knows it's expansive.

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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: French, European

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Restaurant Details

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: 614-451-9774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?