Please join us for Mother's Day with reservations from 11:45 until 6:00 pm!
Of course, a Menu available for our younger guests.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We are fortunate to have the Refectory, one of Columbus's finest restaurants, nearby. Their tax relief menu was the special that took us to their Bistro, and we enjoyed everything about the evening.
An absolutely lovely evening in the Bistro! Everything was done beautifully: food was excellent, nicely presented and tasty, service was excellent; our waitress was knowledgeable of both the food and wine, and the ambience was perfect.
We were actually very disappointed with our experience. We were celebrating a birthday and the service was the worst service we had ever had. We considered the Refectory the best special occasion restaurant in Columbus until this dining experience. The food was excellent but the service really detracted from our dinner.
We went to the Refectory for our 34th wedding anniversary, and invited another couple to join us. Although the hostess who seated us was aware it was our anniversary, because we were talking about it and she asked us, there was nothing special done for the special occasion. Other than a mild disappointment in that area, the food was excellent!! No complaints! We all enjoyed our meals and the appetizers. The portions were good size, not huge, but filling. Those who had wine said they enjoyed it. The waiter was attentive. My friend asked about the cheeses she had enjoyed on the cheese symphony platter and the female wait person brought her a hand written card with each cheese name, what it was, and the area it came from. Above and beyond!!
Overall an excellent experience!!
Refectory has great food, and Joseph is outstanding!!!
Perfection. Impeccable service, a phenomenal wine list (and Sommelier) and food that exceeds expectations. This is a dining experience. My only regret is that I hadn't visited sooner.
What a wonderful evening. Started off with a 10 for $10 wine tasting. Afterwards, joined for the special bistro menu and was in for an absolute treat. Justin took wonderful care of our group and we enjoyed everything served from the 3 course meal.
Impeccable service, delicious food, and soothing ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.
My husband and I went to The Refectory for dinner for our 8th anniversary and it was outstanding. Everyone was super accommodating I felt spoiled it was such a wonderful experience. The appetizer I got was the barramundi and mussels, dinner I ordered seared scallops and my husband ordered the beef short ribs. Best meal I can remember having almost ever! Plus the cheesecake and cream brulee was amazing the ambiance was perfect and the wine was suburb I would give this place a 10 out of 10 stars!
I only have a couple of complaints I wanted to mention. We had to wait for nearly a half hour for a table. Our reservation was for 8 pm, but we were not seated until almost 8:30 pm. The waiting area was crowded and stuffy and it left me and my partner in a rather bad head space to stand around so long. Also, I bought a bottle of wine to take with me at the end of the meal. The waiter Joseph priced it too high on the bill and I had to correct him and let him know the right price - I don't like to have to bird dog the bill like that; it was awkward and embarrassing for both of us.
After 30 years, still one of our favorite restaurants of all time.
Outstanding service. Incredible food. Beautiful ambiance. Couldn’t have been any better.
Wonderful meal! The sommelier was very accommodating and offered us a tasting of eight wines for my wife to select her favorite. The mussel soup was outstanding. The salad delicious! The lamb entree was perfectly cooked with wonderful sauce and accompaniments. What can I say? Oh, the pear tart was a perfect ending. Quite an experience!
The Refectory is our favorite restaurant in Columbus. We have never been disappointed with the food or service in the many times we have been there. Both are outstanding, and the venue is lovely, a converted old church.
Excellent. We really enjoy The Refectory, it's a special occasion every time we go there. Highly recommended for that special dinner, to impress, or to treat someone or some persons. It's the definition of class.
Great experience! As usual, I’ve never had a bad or mediocre meal at the Refectory. It’s our destination of choice when we celebrate special occasions
There is simply no other Columbus restaurant that even comes close to The Refectory. It's the only "special occasion" restaurant in town!
Great Job as always!
We went for Easter Dinner and the special menu was very well organized and a lot to choose from which made the selections great
Easter brunch with sister-in-law and brother-in-law. The Refectory is always a treat, the menu always has something new with every dish prepared just right; service is impeccable. Spent over 2 hours without being rushed. Small details, like keeping water glasses refilled, are the norm.
We went to the Refectory for Easter and they accommodated our request.
The 3 course meals were amazing and Joe our server was attentive to our needs but a big hand to the server assistant refilling my water and bread ...she did a great job!!!
This is our favorite place but we will be moving out of state and will miss dining here.
Truly a great restaurant!!!!
Outstanding, as usual. Had a wonderful 3-course meal for Easter lunch. Phenomenal service, food, drinks, atmosphere. This place is what you make it: lively with music, quiet and romantic, great for groups, outdoor dining, these people will do whatever needs to be done to please their guests.
We love to eat at the Refectory. The food is amazing and the service is top of the line. Joseph is incredible!! This is our favorite restaurant!
As always, Kamal and team did a fantastic job making our Easter brunch memorable and delicious. Excellent attention to detail...special cocktails, and the Easter meals were even a notch above their standards. Sophisticated, well thought out, beautiful presentation and phenomenal taste! We loved it!!
Absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was outstanding. And the wine and mixed drinks were superb!
It was our anniversary and the Refectory made it very special for us. The food and service was fantastic. The entire staff went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. Thank you! We decided we definitely need to come back more often.
The Refectory never disappoints. Michelle, our waitress (one of the few females on the wait staff) was fun, knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful with choices of wine. John and Clayton, her helpers, were always there when needed, but never obtrusive. You MUST try the duck - this is the only restaurant in the world where I will eat it. My wife had Baby Rack of Lamb, and it was outstanding. Our Smoked Salmon & Salmon Gravlax appetizer was a visual and taste feast. Get the Mussel Soupe, it is to die for. Any dinner must include Creme Brulee, and the Muscat, as suggested by Michelle, was perfect.
My wife and frequent the Bistro and it is always a great experience.
This was our best visit yet. The hospitality and warmth of the staff were outstanding besides the atmosphere and food.
Consistently top-notch food and service. The price reflects the quality.
Birthday dinner for husband with our adult son. Everything was perfect! Highly recommend. Everyone should experience The Refectory at least once.
My first time to Columbus, I wanted to experience the restaurant that most agree is the best in town. I was not disappointed. The Refectory is an outstanding experience in all regards. The food is creatively prepared and artistically served by a caring, knowledgeable staff. The atmosphere is nostalgic, but not dated, and features local art. I'm sorry I didn't get to experience the live music, but the upcoming lineup of performances looks very appealing. Next time I'm in the area, this is my first stop!
One of the finest restaurants in the city. And has been consistently so for more than 25 years. A proud jewel in Columbus’ crown!
Food was great. Service was great. Ambiance was great. They really spaced out the courses which was nice.
The Refectory remains one of, if not the top, restaurant in Columbus. The food and wine are always consistently excellent. What sets it apart is the dining experience. You receive impeccable service, but never feel rushed. Many other fine restaurants in town make it a goal to turn over tables as fast as possible. This is never the case at the Refectory. We look forward to every visit and have never been disappointed.
Chris, our server was excellent and more than helpful when using the gift card app - which is very difficult.
Everything was perfect. Excellent service and the food was phenomenal! We will definitely be going again soon.
There were three of us for dinner. Two of use ordered from the Dine Originals options and we had an excellent meal. The filet of sole was ordered as well and was equally excellent.
We really enjoyed our evening.
Mussel soup was outstanding. We each had rack of lamb which was perfectly done.the vegetables especially the black potatoes were kind of blah and too starchy. A nice mashed would have been a better complement. Wine pairings with our appetizers as suggested by the wine consultant were perfect. Always a wonderful meal.
Always great food and service!
It was daughter ‘s 18th birthday. Great Neal!
The Refectory never disappoints! One of our favorites in Columbus.