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

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    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
Always delicious

My husband and I enjoy the bistro dining. Though we have dined in the main dining area. Immpecible service and top notch dining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Crabbymoon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoy the bistro dining. Though we have dined in the main dining area. Immpecible service and top notch dining.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love the Refectory. We go there at least once or twice a year and are repeatedly reminded by why we're so enamored it. The food is just incredible and with a seasonal menu, there is always something new to discover. The wine is fantastic - I really don't think there's another place in Central Ohio with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Refectory is in a class of its own. It can be considered high class but it's worth it. I've been there several times and each time I've had an outstanding experience. They offer the best wines and multiple course meals. Each course is prepared and presented in a superb way. I highly recommend this place for all of your... More 

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Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Charming renovation and expansion of antique church structure. Classic French and contemporary American menu. Awesome.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Multiple course meals, done with a new age twist on French cuisine, with great, fresh ingredients. From the fresh baked bread, to the layered flavors of exquisite entrees, every bite is a delight to experience. Try any dessert. Everything we tried was awesome.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

High & a little less high: The Refectory has it covered! Whether celebrating a special day (we've been recently for our wedding anniversary, & earlier, in the spring, to celebrate "tax day"); we have also been for "10 for $10" - a perfect First Date night! Ten wine "tastes" & yummy fresh-baked bread, for only $10, held on the patio... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I would only recommend this restaurant to my grandparents, who have lost their taste buds. The building was historic and really cool. However, the clientele was also historic. The drinks were bad and so were the appetizers. We left after that. Partly because the food was not good and partly because the menu didn't look much better. Overall, the food... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a favorite of me and my husbands and although we can't afford to go as often as we would like, we always feel it's worth the money when we do go. Try not to be intimidated, it's a more formal restaurant and very traditional but fun and they want you to have a good time.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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