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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
This is truly a very fine restaurant. Our meals were delicious. The service was impeccable (thanks Ali) and the atmosphere is beyond compare in Columbus Ohio. This restaurant continues to set the standard for the highest quality cuisine and service in the city.
My spur of the moment decision to drop in for dinner was well rewarded. Despite wearing my gym clothes, I was treated like royalty. The tasting menu recommendation by our server, Joseph Gardina, and his wonderful service made our dinning experience one of the best occasions I can remember. The food by chef Blondin was a phenom of taste sensation. I am looking forward to returning again soon.
Took my wife to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We enjoyed the First Friday menu with the 3 encores followed by desert. It was a great way to experience smaller entrée portions, yet enjoy the enrichment of a variety of different foods. Wonder wait staff, always around to answer questions, address needs, etc. We were spoiled and loved every minute of it. Highly recommend.
My guest and I were celebrating a combined birthday dinner. The experience was a first for her at the Refectory whereas I have dined at least ten times at the restaurant. We ordered different items and tasted each other's choice. We both felt that the food was exceptional and the service was perfect. We intend to eat here at least once a month.
Lovely and quiet dining on a cool wet night. Owner lighted a log fire nearby as wife and I dined. The sole was delicious following a special celery soup; our desserts were sinfully delicious as well. Our waiter, Ali, served us in timely and relaxed fashion.
Summary: great experience, yet again
The food was impeccable but the service could have been better. While attentive, it was painfully obvious that the server was more interested in other tables than ours. My guess is it had to do with the fact that we were the youngest table there (late 20s/early 30s vs. 50+ at other tables). It took a long time after we were seated for the server to even ask us our drink orders, offered no suggestions until I specifically asked for it (again, at other tables did this much sooner after the tables were seated and made plenty of suggestions without prompting). I usually like to chat with the serving staff to get their input on the dishes, but by the time the server got around to asking us our meal orders I'd given up trying to ask. The server forgot to bring us butter for our bread and barely checked in on our table during the 2.5+ hours we were there. They did offer a complimentary salad and a shot of dessert wine which was nice, and added a candle to my dessert since I indicated that I was celebrating my birthday. The food was absolutely perfect and I was in good company which made this experience fine. Maybe I need to wait until I'm 30 years older to be treated well here which is a bummer because the Refectory has the best food I've ever had.
The restarant is French and the food is good. An extensive wine list. Knowledgeable wait staff about the food. Classic French with sophisticated sauces. But the restaurant is old and dated. The decor has the feeling of being run down and the booth and table and dishes were old. The waiter insisted we order all at once, we wanted to explore and try and take time. And the servers and dish handlers were rushed. It doesn't have the fresh sophisticated feel you get in other places.
We had the Dine Originals Week menu, which was a bargain. Three of our four had the skate wing entree, and it was stringy, which was a disappointment. However, the establishment gave us free dessert when they heard about the complaint. The presentation at this restaurant is lovely! We always love going there.
The Refectory is the Best restaurant in Columbus, in my opinion. This time we had a slight glitch; my wife received something different from what she ordered but it tasted very good, so she did not send it back. Our waitress handled the situation very professionally. We had a great time.
Another amazing pre-theatre dinner. $26.95 Bistro Menu is the best deal in town. Always 2-3 appetizers, entrees, and desserts to select from. 5:30 reservations get you out by 7:00 to head downtown for a show. The chocolate roulade dessert was delicious! Refectory Bistro is our go to before every performance we attend downtown!
We went to the Refectory on Thursday, March 30, 2017. We ordered off their Restaurant Week menu, which is 3 courses for $39.95. The first course is a choice of appetizers, soup or salad. My wife had a delicious Seafood chowder; while I had a wonderful Seafood strudel. Our main entrees were braised beef short ribs and beef tenderloin. For dessert we had a pecan tart and raspberry chocolate dish. Everything was outstanding, especially the presentation of the food. Dining at the Refectory is a magnificent event.
We were pleased to have a continued great food experience at the Refectory and Bistro.
We arrived at our our reservation time and was quickly seated.My companion uses a cane, and the owner immediately asked if the Bistro would be more accommodating for her than the main dinning room which has has a few stairs to climb. The little touches!
The waitress was very quick , attentive and lively while also answering all questions about menu items.
Usually I have their Creme Brule , but I had a desire for chocolate. The delicious chocolate satisfied my chocolate cravings completely.
We were four friends sharing a meal. I was able to sample four different main courses and they were all spectacular. Many restaurants do several dishes well and less well on the rest of the menu. This is a good restaurant to try a food or a preparation you may be unfamiliar with because The Refectory doeoeveryrhing well. Enjoy!
We absolutely LOVE The Refectory, great service, wonderful staff, awesome food, cozy atmosphere, AAA+ each and every visit. Thanks again for making our evening special!💁🏻❤️👍Our special THANK YOU'S to the chef, we have had a terrific food experience every time. You have a REAL gift and special talent and your love of food is tasted in each and every bite👌
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