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The Refectory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Refectory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Implore a seasoned Columbus bon vivant what comes to mind when they think ‘fine dining’ – The Refectory will likely be their hair-trigger response. From the exterior, The Refectory is unassuming; tucked off of Bethel Road in an 1840s-era church. Make no mistake though – the restaurant has been a staple in Columbus’s upscale dining […]

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Restaurant Review: C’est Si Bon Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: C’est Si Bon Cafe

Crepes were gonna be the next big thing. Then they never really got very big and popular. At least, not big like burritos or pho or chicken wings. Those sorts of eats appear on lots of menus and have entire restaurants built around them. It seems like crepes corralled a couple of food trucks and […]

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Pistacia Vera Joins The North Market Family

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Pistacia Vera Joins The North Market Family

It’s been almost a decade now since Pistacia Vera joined Columbus’ artisan bakery scene, and in that time, they’ve left quite an impression. Guests flock to the German Village store, located at 541 South Third Street, in droves, for their regular fixes of macarons, croissants, tarts, and tortes. First opened in the Short North under […]

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Chez du Bon French Market Opening Downtown on November 15

Walker Evans Walker Evans Chez du Bon French Market Opening Downtown on November 15

We announced in March that Downtown Columbus would be home to a new “French Market” business this fall, but the location was left as a bit of a mystery. Today, business owner Yavonne Sarber officially confirmed rumors that Chez du Bon would be opening in the former Wendy’s location in the Fifth Third Building near the […]

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Restaurant Review: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Gallerie Bar & Bistro

Alright fancypants, let’s check out Gallerie Bar & Bistro. It’s the restaurant inside of the new downtown Hilton. First, there’s the Gallerie/Gallery part. Throughout the hotel floor that houses the bistro, there are giant, gorgeous murals hanging on the walls. You don’t really see guests chilling out, ogling the art… but it’s worth some eye-time. […]

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French Market and Restaurant Coming to Columbus Commons

Walker Evans Walker Evans French Market and Restaurant Coming to Columbus Commons

A new french market and fine dining bistro will be coming this October to Downtown Columbus as local food entrepreneur Yavonne Sarber open her third concept known Chez Du Bon. The 5,000 square foot market place will feature fresh produce, baked goods, grab-and-go food, cheeses, flowers, beer, wine and more under tall 20-foot ceilings. During the […]

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Refectory Recognized by Zagat and AAA as a Top National Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Refectory Recognized by Zagat and AAA as a Top National Restaurant

If you love classic French cuisine updated with contemporary American elements, then you are a fan of The Refectory, the relaxed yet elegant establishment on Bethel Road that has long been a symbol of excellence, class and the delectable. Chef Richard Blondin, a Paul Bocuse-trained master, is still at the top of his game, consistently […]

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