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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Ranked #2 of 2,002 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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English first
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the top three restaurants we have eaten at in the USA. I commend the owner and his staff for a very enjoyable evening. Thank you

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Columbus, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I applaud the comments from owner even though he was much kinder than I would have been. It is sad to hear ANYONE would have had a bad experience with the staff or the quality of the dishes served. Hands down, this is the BEST of the best restaurants in central Ohio. Most French restaurants serve small portions. Any good... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For a special occasion, no restaurant in Columbus is better than this one! Food, service, wine, and ambiance are unmatched in town. For New Years Eve, a five course dinner and accompanying wines was the perfect way to celebrate the new year. For less formal occasions, the bistro and bar area are perfect, as well.

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New Albany, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My favorite, quintessentially NYC restaurant is the Four Seasons. The Refectory offers a parallel experience, with impeccable service, haute cuisine, and extensive wine offerings - all at about ⅓ the NYC price. A variety of rooms offer different experiences, but the main dining room is one of the most romantic venues in town.

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Oxnard, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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