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Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm\nFri-Sat 5pm-10pm

Representing the purist tradition in French cuisine, this is a perennial favorite among elite diners.
  • Gift cards available
  • Award-winning wine cellar
  • Online reservations
The Refectory: to some, a landmark of dining greats in this city; to others, a link to yesterday, where beneath its old majestic ceiling, the spirit of its past and the presence for which it was set apart can still be felt.\n\nThe exceptional classic and contemporary French cuisine is complemented by a world-class wine cellar encompassing over 700 selections assembled by our wine director. An experienced and knowledgeable staff and the personal touch of owner Kamal Boulos, complete the gracious yet unpretentious service that enhance a memorable evening.
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This is the best restaurant ...

This is the best restaurant in Columbus for fine dining. You have all the elements of a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is romantic, the service is exceptional without being over-bearing and the food is always great with a beautiful presentation. Did I mention the fine china you eat off of? The owner and his assistant will do anything to make you comfortable. They truely strive to make you go home feeling well... view more

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good food but...

My hubby and I went to The Refectory for our anniversary in March. By the time dessert came i was full and had the waitress box up my brown sugar pudding.\r\nThe next day i went to put my pudding in a regular bowl so i could enjoy it when i look down and see some sort of cable adaptor laying in my pudding. My hubby tells me later its some sort of network cable plug.\r\nI call the restaurant and explain to them what i... view more

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Wonderful Experience

i don't get out to anything this fine quality that often. i love to eat out and consider myself a bit of a food snob. that being said, i can only afford to eat out at a place like this only every once in awhile, and i never felt a hint of snobbery one might expect from such a fine dining locale. our main waiter, Kevin, was fantastic, although I'm sure we threw him off, us not being your run of the mill average custom... view more

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good food, stuffy service

the food was good. service was too stuffy - had dinner for party of 12. we're all in our 30's, young professionals and would have liked it to be less stuff - definitely for an older crowd. i made reservations for 12 ppl but we weren't seated until 1/2 hour after the reservation because they were getting the wine cellar ready. should have done that prior to us showing up. the place was not busy.\r\n

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Absolutely PERFECT...

The Refectory is, undoutedly, one of the best restaurants we have ever dined. Our relocation from New York City could have been a more difficult experience, but the presence of this true gem of an establishment has made Columbus infinitely better!\n\nWe have dined in fine restaurants all over the world and found that the quality of cuisine, unparalleled wine list and the attentiveness of the staff (and owner) places... view more

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too quiet

I didn't think it was going to be like this kind of restaurant. I'm relatively young and have traveled the world for good food. This place, according to this website was supposed to be top notch.\n\nThe food was dressed well but lacked ingredients to call itself 'best french'. The frois grois was extremely heavily and lacked the hint of duck liver. Nonetheless the service was great, but the atmosphere was a archaic b... view more

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Fine Dining Personified

This is one of those places that you go on special occasions (unless you are rich). \n\nThe Refectory has an outstanding wine selection and is recognized by Wine Spectator as having one of the finest wine lists in the world. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and will help you pick something out. With all that, I still had to get a rare treat when I was there: Ayinger's Celebrator Dopplebock on draught. There tru... view more

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Unmatched Service

I have never had service as wonderful as I had here. PLease understand the The Refectory is dedicated to giving you a certain level and quality of experience that other places do not provide. If you want to pour your own wine or push in your own chair, this is not the place for you. The Refectory treats you as if you are the most important person in the world and it does its job well. \n The food is fantastic ... view more

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1092 Bethel RdColumbusOH 43220

(614) 451-9774

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