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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

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1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610 (Just west of Route 315)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foods are well displayed. And it was really good. Best dinner I had in columbus. It is a little pricy but it was worthy. The steak was awesome and the rabbit leg lasagne was great as an appetizer.

Thank selloverzz
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Refectory was something we planned to do couple of years ago and finally made it happen for our anniversary.The restaurant had a classy look .The was a lot of time between the placing of the order and arrival of items even for something like a water or complimentary bread.We had a cheese appetizer (cold) and veal lasagne (warm).For the main... More 

Thank judy m
Columbus, Ohio
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241 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This is certainly one of THE top places in Columbus for serious foodies. The bistro menu may well be the best value in the state...three courses for $25...an unbelievable value that still gets you the classiest service in the city. The wine list is exquisite and prices are reasonable compared to other top restaurants in Columbus. This place has been... More 

Thank rac-columbus
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204 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Very proper and unique experience from the beginning to the end. They pretty much force you to enjoy the night. No rushing through this dinner. You come in and check in with the host and wait to be seated. When your table is ready the host then does their thing, busy or not. The whole experience is a step by... More 

Thank Coffey070
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Gourmet chef with always interesting menu items. Wonderful vegetables and prepared exquisitely Service is excellent. Decor and ambience is wonderful

Thank Realjforrest
Akron, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Visited The Refectory and once again, it did not disappoint. Elizabeth took great care of us, all wait staff was very attentive to our needs. My husband and I ordered the appetizer special of Morel Mushrooms/Mini Pasta in a delicious cream sauce/puff pastry. It was outstanding. My husband ordered the Walleye, which he enjoyed. I ordered my usual, the Dover... More 

Thank GreenBuckeye57
North Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We went there for our Anniversary. It was really nice to receive the menu with special congratulations for our names and date. That was really special. They offered to us to choose in which area we wanted to be and we chose the room with live music. It was a really nice night with the jazz band. Everybody there was... More 

Thank carmenpina
New Albany, Ohio
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Consistently wonderful. The Refectory is our go to restaurant for celebrations and hosting out of town guests and family. We have NEVER been disappointed. Top quality food and service in a wonderful environment. Please go, support the fine work that this team laboriously produces. The great culinary experience we enjoy is a labor of love and attention to detail, and... More 

Thank ST23
Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

There are few places where you know you will have an outstanding experience every time you go. From the initial greeting, the intimate atmosphere, and the professional service to the delicious, beautifully-presented food, The Refectory excels. As a side note, I am a Celiac, and there are always numerous gluten-free choices on the menu. The Refectory is a Columbus gem!

Thank red2657
Columbus, Ohio
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Refectory is a Columbus go to place for very special occasions. The atmosphere is elegant, the food delicious (not huge portions mind you, it's not a comfort food place), and the service is impeccable. They have been around for a very long time for good reason.

Thank Melanie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
French, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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