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About The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
The Refectory's relaxed and quiet pace presents an evening of elegant dining. At the heart of the dining experience are the culinary creations directed by Chef Richard, a native of Lyon, France, who studied under chef Paul Bocuse.
The exceptional contemporary American cuisine and classic French cuisine is complemented by a world-class wine cellar encompassing over 700 selections.
An experienced and knowledgeable staff and the personal touch of owner Kamal Boulos, complete the gracious yet unpretentious service that enhances a memorable evening.
Our commitment to excellence in presenting each guest with the finest cuisine and service possible makes The Refectory the perfect setting
for an important business dinner, a special celebration, or simply to treat yourself to an elegant dining experience!
Thank you for choosing The Refectory!
Columbus, OH 43220
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Lounge opens Monday - Friday at 4:30
Dinner Reservations Monday - Thursday from 5:30 pm
Friday - Saturday from 5:00pm
Sunday closed, but we do open for Mother's Day and Easter Sunday
Just west of Route 315
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The Refectory Jazz Dinner Club
presents a Four-Course Dinner with Live Jazz Show.
The seating is very limited;
These events are very popular!
The Refectory Catered to your home or office. Each event is personally planned by owner Kamal Boulos and Chef Richard Blondin.
Please call 614-451-9774
ask for Kamal
Ample parking available in the on-site private lot.
Private Party Facilities:
The Refectory offers 2 private dining rooms, one seating up to 20 & the other up to 50 guests. A semi-private dining room is also available accommodating up to 16 guests. AV equipment is available.
Private Party Contact:
Kamal Boulos or Jeff Elasky: (614) 451-9774
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Refectory schedules special events every month. These are presented exclusively through our Preferred Email Guest List. We invite you to go to our website Refectory.com and sign up for AMUSE! We will also send you a gift for your birthday!
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I went for the first time and were underwhelmed. While I can appreciate the classic French theme and the historical building, this restaurant is outdated. I got the feeling that nothing has been changed in a very long time. For the most part the food was good, except for the bisque which was burnt and inedible, but nothing we ate was exciting. For having spent $400+ on dinner we were simply unimpressed.
This restaurant is a special place! With it's deep history and connection to Columbus combined with it's fantastic food and impeccable service, it's a real gem! The menu choices are diverse and delicious. It's perfect for a quiet date night, lively group gathering, or just a double date. We love going to the Refectory!
Excellent first time at the Refectory. We had a little bit of a wait to get our reserved table but it was worth it.
The food was excellent and their foie gras a true delicatessen. Same thing should be said about our entrees and especially about dessert: their creme brûlée was out of this world.
Our waiter was not only knowledgeable but also always around for attending our needs and even providing us with great conversation.
I am looking forward to future visits.
Have been to The Refectory numerous times for anniversaries and birthdays. This last visit was my least favorite. The food was good but not exceptional like previous visits. For the price I expect more. While I may return for another meal in the future I intend to check out other fine dining options in the interim.
Would like to have provided a better rating but this was not your best effort.
We had great food at the Refectory. We just had some small service issues table side. We waited 15 minutes to be seated which wasn't of real concern to us. Our server put our red wine on ice which we thought was odd and then didn't come back around to fill our glasses either. Then one of the desserts at our table was incorrect. This didn't ruin our experience, we did expect more from the service at Refectory. The food fully met our expectations from appetizers to main course to dessert. Very thoughtful and full of taste.
Great first visit that made date nite very enjoyable. We arrived early at 5pm so the place was quiet. Food was well prepared and delicious. Service was excellent and the atmosphere delightful. We made plans to return during one of the Jazz music venue in March!
My husband surprised me with a special date night dinner at the Refectory. It was a very romantic and upscale restaurant. We got dressed up, enjoyed an excellent meal, wonderful service, and quiet conversation together. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion and/or a romantic evening. It's great that lil' ol' Columbus, Ohio offers such fine dining!
We came for restaurant week and the food was amazing. Portioned properly and our server was great! He actually offered for us to come back and see live entertainment since we are blue grass fans. I had no idea they had live performances. We love the ambience and how the space takes you back in time but not feel stuffy. We will be back !
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