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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 172
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Outstanding In Every Way

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Sliphorn
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Springfield, Ohio
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Springfield, Ohio
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355 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

By far one of the best restaurants I have seen in my travels across continents! Superb, first class and knowledgeable staff; do not hesitate to engage in conversation with them. You will be amazed by their food and drinks knowledge and enjoy their cultivated service. Food beyond compare! Flavors that truly explode in your mouth. We never order from the... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My brother took us to this restaurant for a celebratory dinner. Our waiter John was superb in his knowledge of wine, meal choices and history of the facility. The service and food was exemplary and we would highly recommend it. It is pricey but for a special occasion well worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. This is great fr a special occasion or when you want someone to feel special.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. The atmosphere wasn't really our style...super fancy and we felt like we needed to whisper to each other. Portions were pretty small for the price you pay. That being said, I can see why this is always one of the top rated restaurants... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and food at The Refectory are outstanding! My sister, visiting from San Clemente, CA, wanted "something out of the ordinary", and our experience was so good, from service, food, everything imaginable, that her opinion of MY taste went up about 30 points! I have been back several times, and never had a bad meal or any glitches in... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?