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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

2935 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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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
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Phone number
(614) 451-9774
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Blondin
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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.
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Private party contact
Kamal Boulos or Jeff Elasky: (614) 451-9774
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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
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Cross street
Just west of Route 315
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Parking details
Ample parking available in the on-site private lot.
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Each month,
The Refectory Jazz Dinner Club
presents a Four-Course Dinner with Live Jazz Show.
The seating is very limited;

These events are very popular!
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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 and sign up for AMUSE! We will also send you a gift for your birthday!

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 2935 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Refectory is worth every cent. Lamb was amazing, wine list is extravagant and the wait staff were memorable. My boyfriend and I were celebrating Valentine's Day a little late, and our servers decided we should have 2 desserts instead of 1-on the house! Would highly recommend.

MikeC (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

First time and were not disappointed! Great atmosphere, great food and the service was amazing.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic meal all around! Every course was perfect, as was the service!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and menu choices, no complaints at all. I was surprised, however, that our waiter used pen and paper to write down our order. It was just the 2 of us and it seemed a little odd. I would discourage the waiters from doing this unless there is a large group.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Incredible! The food and the service was second to none. If you live in Columbus or bearby and you have a special occasion to celebrate, this is where you should come.

DeanW (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Haven't been there for some time and forgot what I was missing. The staff is extremely attentive without being overbearing. Best food and dining experience in Columbus, hands down.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing experience as always. Great date night with awesome service!

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Had a nice Valentine’s Day dinner but the food took almost 2 hours to get to us. Will come back but probably not as often since the long wait time for food is so long. If you’re looking for nice ambiance and good drinks then go here.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I loved everything about this restaurant. It was THE BEST Valentine’s Day ever. For now on it will be my favorite place to celebrate special occasions. Top ten restaurant

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, kind people. A pretty good place for date

ErnestJ (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing, expensive but incredible food service overall experience

gloriaB (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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!

vipESW44 (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was awesome and the wine specialist picked us a wonderful wine in our price range. Wonderful restaurant.

JoseA (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.