The Refectory stands out at the 2016 Taste of Dine Originals

The Refectory Restaurant and Bar was one of over forty locally owned, fine dining restaurants at the 2016 Taste of Dine Originals on May 12.  Along with six others, Christina Mancuso, a writer of, named The Refectory as one of the standouts. After arriving at the Franklin Park Conservatory, we were provided with disposable wine glasses, plates and utensils … Read More

Our very own Brian DeMatteo…

Chef Brian Dematteo of the Refectory Restaurant and Bistro in Columbus was named Superior Chef for the Ohio Farmers Host Chef’s Competition at Annual Taste of Elegance Reception.

Drawing Circles… The Refectory Journey

What do you think of when someone says fine dining? How do you define a fine dining restaurant? Is it fairly uniform from one city to another or is it defined differently in Columbus and New York? Is it defined differently from one generation to another as an example, to the High School prom date or the CEO taking out … Read More

Columbus Opera Flash Mob Performance

Refectory guests recently enjoyed a magical surprise guest appearance by Opera Columbus singers in the Lounge! The “flash mob” performed the infamous “Brindisi (Toasting Song) from “La Traviata” and created a lasting memory for many guests. Credit: Sway The Crowd (video production) & Opera Columbus

The French Paradox

Let them eat cake – or Crème Brulee and drink Pouilly Fuisse, Mouton Rothschild, Chateauneuf du Pape and enjoy life without checking the bathroom scales each morning! The French Paradox is making news still – and our own Chef Richard Blondin is frequently quoted for his views on the subject! (The Columbus Dispatch, “Why the French Aren’t Fat, Healthful habits … Read More

The Refectory Named One of the Top 100 Restaurants of 2011 by OpenTable Diners

Columbus, Ohio — December 13, 2011 — The Refectory Restaurant and Bistro announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 100 best restaurants in the United States. The only restaurant to appear from central Ohio, the list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners … Read More