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First Friday at the Refectory


Over the last year, we’ve gone to the Refectory for the bistro menu (best value in Columbus!) quite a few times. We kept on saying that we’d eventually go during the weekend for the regular menu, but we’ve never got around to it. I’ve been aware that they conduct a First Friday dinner to honor […]


Refectory: A Second Shot at Second Saturdays

 CMH Gourmand

The Refectory 1092 Bethel Rd Columbus, OH 43220 451-9774 Refectory web site The Refectory tried to roll out Second Saturdays on March 8th but the Blizzard of 2008 interfered. Starting on April 12th, on the second Saturday of each month, the restaurant will open the Little Bar area from 12:30 – 2:30 for tastings of […]


AAA’s four-diamond restaurants & hotels in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Columbus Alive wrote Diamonds are for them By G.A. Benton February 28, 2008 AAA only awards about three percent of its vast inspected properties with its vaunted “Four Diamond” honors. I learned this all last week during an awards luncheon for six local inductees into the Four Diamond club. Impressively, three local hotels rang all […]


Skillfully prepared dishes stir joy at The Refectory

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Skillfully prepared dishes stir winter joy Thursday, January 31, 2008 For some reason, the slowest restaurant months include January and February. It seems strange that, at a time when outdoor activity is throttled down for most people, one of the more pleasurable indoor activities — a necessity, even — is overlooked. Maybe […]

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The Refectory Bistro


Hands down, one of the best dining values in Columbus is the Bistro Menu at the Refectory. Served in the old schoolhouse portion of the restaurant on Monday through Thursday, it gives you a 3-course meal for $21 prix fixe. The choices change every two weeks, and for each course, there are two options to […]


Dispatch Dining Guide: Top 20 of 2007


The Columbus Dispatch wrote The top 20 Dining Guide ’07 Friday, September 28, 2007 By Jon Christensen The Columbus restaurant scene is the most competitive ever, with more types of cuisines and price ranges than ever before. Top-notch establishments abound, so restaurants on this list aren’t the only local sources of quality food. Like any […]


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