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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
+1 614-451-9774
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, lovely cocktails and the food was out of this world!! Definitely a high class establishment.

Thank ErinRy1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My date and I went to a rose wine sampling event with heavy appetizers. It was a bit pricey, but we had a lovely summer evening and the patio was splendid, if a bit hot before the sun went down more. I had been there...More

Thank TheNewDeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated Mom's 75th birthday and Mom/Dad's 54th wedding anniversary at The Refectory last Saturday night. It was Dine Original's Week, so there was a special fixed price menu to choose from. We started with a glass of bubbly to toast the celebration! The goat...More

Thank SPG-BA
KamalB751, Owner at The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your evening and thanks so much for taking the time to share your positive thoughts and impressions! We are so grateful to you for not only dining with us, but greatly value and appreciate your kind support. It is...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Long over the hill, living on past glory. THE FOOD Ranging from exquisite to meh, however not quite worthy of the price point. THE SERVICE Definitely the best part of the experience, and earns the price point. THE ATMOSPHERE Sad. Some of the furnishings and...More

Thank birdynumnum43214
Kamal B, Owner at The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks for dining with us and we are very grateful for you taking the time to share your thoughts. We sincerely apologize the evening was less than you expected and would consider it a privilege to rectify this is some way. As we responded to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We travel from Cleveland to Columbus to enjoy fine dinners at the Refectory! (about 2+ hours away). Our anniversary dinner was terrific. The Refectory had a lovely note on our table when we arrived and a champagne toast for us. Wow! Note, I didn’t tell...More

Thank leah l
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Our favorite for anniversaries, birthdays and to share with out of town guests, The Refectory rests alongside of a swimming club, tennis venue and busy four lane avenue; a fine dining restaurant in a church-like building was first used as a church in the mid...More

Thank EmersonGilbert
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We visit The Refectory a few times a year and it is our favorite restaurant in town. The service is superb, and Chef Richard Blondin deserves a star. Every dish we ever tried was well thought out, artistically prepared and presented. The wine list is...More

Thank Eszter C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I've traveled around the world and had the opportunity to eat in some of the worlds premier restaurants but one of my favorites is in my backyard! We were treated like VIPs (and we are not) when we were there for my husbands birthday. We...More

Thank 1TexFan
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The cuisine is awesome, the atmosphere is hard to beat, and if you're planning a special occasion, it doesn't get much better than here. Just amazing, the atmosphere is outstanding, and the prime rib is well, unbelievable! Grab your wallet, you'll need it here more...More

Thank noahsmom01
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place is never a disappointment. They take very good care of you and will meet whatever needs you need. The food and drinks are top quality.

Thank Trina M
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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
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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
USD 25 - USD 60
Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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