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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 160
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    Very good
  • 9
    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
Reliable top quality

This is a once-a-year experience for us that always hit the top level. Food is well prepared and served with true class by knowledgeable, well-dressed staff. While they have some very expensive wine it is not hard to find something good below $40 or $50. Total tab is always expensive, which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
David H
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Canton OH
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canton OH
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164 reviews 164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a once-a-year experience for us that always hit the top level. Food is well prepared and served with true class by knowledgeable, well-dressed staff. While they have some very expensive wine it is not hard to find something good below $40 or $50. Total tab is always expensive, which is why this is once a year, but always... More 

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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is one high class place located at 1092 Bethel Road in Columbus that was build in a renovated church. The Refectory's relaxed and quiet pace presents an evening of elegant dining, so don't try to rush the chef but sit back and enjoy your wine. A top line dining experience with culinary creations directed by Chef Richard, a native... More 

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Poland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a great place! Visited recently for a wedding, and really enjoyed it. Food was great and staff was extremely accommodating for special dietary needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a hidden gem!! In from out of town for a show. Skipped the show to come here. Wasn't mad at all we wasted the money on the concert tix. Incredible service. Accommodating chefs. Unbelievable flavors. Eden was fantastic behind the bar. Could not ask for a better surprise when in Columbus.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The best place I have eaten in Columbus. They have an extensive wine list and the waiters are more than happy to make suggestions and be honest with their personal opinions. The chef is a mastermind with exquisite food. Wild game meat is available in a variety of different preparations with each one being cooked to perfection. The mussel is... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We go here at least once a month and the food and service are consistently great. They have inexpensive wine tastings ( 10/10 dollars) , the bar offers a small quiet venue to meet for drinks and apps and the dining rooms as well . The food is always beautifully prepared and presented by their wait staff . We enjoyed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place feels different than any other in Columbus. It's located in the heart of German Village and the menu is very unique and delicious. It is small inside so if you have a large party, go on a warm day and sit outside. You'll be glad you ate there.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

From the moment you walk inside... You walk into Paris. Great food, great wine, and spectacular service. Relax and enjoy!

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Columbus has excellent restaurants, so when I say this one is the best, that's giving it high praise. You can't go wrong with any selection here. The chef is from Lyon, France and this menu reflects his French training. Not only is th food perfectly prepared and presented, but service is professional. This is the place for your special occasion.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been going to the refectory for the past 4 years and this place have not let us down! The food is incredible and above all the service is excellent!!! It can be a bit pricy but we are never disappointed! My husband and I have celebrated every birthday, anniversary, special occasions here! It's a must try if you... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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?