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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 good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Try out the Bistro. Less expensive than upstairs and excellent smaller menu. First class service. Excellent wine menu. Try the three course menu which is a reasonably priced item. No regrets having gone there!

Thank steenie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband can't believe how absolutely amazing this place is! Its a little expensive for us to go everyday otherwise we would!

Thank swatsonk1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go the Refectory a few times a year for some extra special occasion. This time it was Mother's Day. The tab this time, before tip, and with just water to drink was $115. But, once in a while, the splurge is worth it. Their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the luxury of going to the Refectory with my husband for his birthday. We had the 5 course dinner with wine tasting. Every minute of the entire dinner was totally devoted to our happiness, comfort and tasty delight. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Travelgirl3927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Ohio for 25 years and I have always wanted to go to this restaurant. We finally made it for a very special occasion. We live a little better than 1 hour away. I am glad we finally got there, it was...More

Thank College-Schlepper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful, calm , essential atmosphere for fine dining experience. complimentary champagne toast brought to table when asked ( politely) any special reason for visit. everything from beginning to end- exceptional. been many years since last visiand was afraid it had changed; any changes are for...More

Thank goldenstate2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My friends and I had a lovely evening at the Refectory during restaurant week. The menu was exciting and we all tried new things. Don't expect to get in and out quickly, this is an experience. They aren't trying to turn the tables and get...More

Thank Susan K
Management response:

Susan, We are so glad you enjoyed the entire evening. We would never try to rush guests out to seat the next table. We make a very conscious effort to let our guests relax and enjoy the dining out experience. However, if guests are on...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Four of us spent a Friday evening at Refectory. This particular dinner took over 5 hours and was tremendous. We enjoyed a cocktail, a bottle of Darioush and Fixin wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert. All dishes were fanastic and included the Portabellini Pork Belly appetizer...More

Thank AmyCaicos
Management response:

We are so glad that you truly enjoyed the full dining experience! We would highly recommend an upcoming Dinner Music Series event for another unique experience unlike any other in central Ohio. We began with 6 events per year in 2011 and we now present...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We haven't visited this restaurant in about 10 years, but found ourselves very pleased. We tried the First Friday (offered the first Friday of each month if you reserve the option) Menu. There were 3 separate courses followed by a unique desert. The food was...More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went for dinner during Dine Originals Week which is always enjoyable. I ordered the Venison Terrine which is "Out of this World" Delicious! This was followed by the pork tenderloin, also fantastic. This restaurant is never a disappointment for the food, although service may...More

Thank midohioman
Management response:

Thanks for dining with us and we are so glad you enjoyed the evening! We look forward to seeing you again soon and don't ever hesitate to let us know upon arrival that you would prefer to have a dinner that is a little less...More

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Can i wear jeans here?
17 February 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
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13 June 2015|
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Hello bdhunter: We are considering this restaurant for our 30th anniversary -are there any dishes you particularly recommend? Thanks for your input! Naturelover
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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
US$25 - US$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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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