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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
+1 614-451-9774
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My taste buds were doing a happy dance. The scallops and char paired with rice, spinach, and asparagus was amazing. The presentation was exquisite. The blending of color, taste and texture culminated to a meal fit for a king.

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed October 10, 2015

We went to Refectory last night. We made a reservation three weeks in advance, but we were seated at the noisy bar area after waiting for over 20 minutes. The service was exceedingly slow. Several minutes passed before we received the wine and cocktail lists...More

Thank Pickle51
Reviewed October 6, 2015

We went here for dinner and I was excited to visit an upscale French restaurant. The cocktail list is interesting with one called Bacon and Beans that had bacon infused bourbon coupled with expresso beans, however I could not taste any bacon flavor. The good...More

1  Thank Harring10
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We made reservations at The Refectory to celebrate a friend's birthday. Little did we realize we were in for an extraordinary evening of dining. Starting with the greeting from the owner of the establishment, we knew we were in the company of fine diners and...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed September 26, 2015

As always, an excellent and refined experience. The wine list by the glass while limited is also a sure bet. No problems with The Refectory. It's all about the experience and the flavors. It's also about respect and tradition. Once again, we totally enjoyed our...More

Thank koolfool
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

The Refectory is housed in a beautiful converted church that makes for an incredible dining venue. However, upon my return visit last night with my sister, I feel the service was subpar. It started immediately when we were greeted at the front of the restaurant....More

2  Thank ivegotchemistry
Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were celebrating a special occasion and chose The Refectory for dinner. We started with one server and he never returned to our table. We had someone deliver our appetizer with no explanation of the various foods being served. We had another individual provide drinks....More

2  Thank mich4122
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Food was excellent service as well I will definitely go back!!!!!!! Was quite impressed by there wine list and variety of entrees!

Thank Puccettif
Reviewed September 1, 2015 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.

Thank Crabbymoon
Reviewed September 1, 2015

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...More

Thank tnajera
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February 17, 2017|
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Response from casnco | Reviewed this property |
You can wear jeans anywhere. Dress them up and they are standard wear. Would I wear jeans to the Refectory, no. It is an amazing dining experience. Dress up...make yourself feel special. But the bottom line is...yes... More
April 24, 2015|
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Response from bongrno | Reviewed this property |
It has been my experience that if you allow the wait staff or even the matre'd to order for you, they often know a special dish that fits the event or occasion. That also allows the chef to "show off" a bit. It also puts a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 614-451-9774
An upscale dining experience with a very unique ambiance in 19th century historical building. Contemporary and classic French cuisine. Unparalleled service and a wine program unlike any other. In addition to Dining Room Menu; Wine Retail Store, Wine Tastings, Bistro Dining, Dinner Music Series No dress code required; dressy casual or business casual
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