Wine Spectator – Best of Award of Excellence

We are honored to receive The Wine Spectator Award for outstanding Wine Programs for the 29th consecutive year! Through the expertise of our incredibly knowledgeable Sommelier Chris Dillman, we continue to offer our guests an elegant and unique wine experiences! Learn more about our wine offerings HERE Learn more about the Wine Spectator Awards HERE We are very grateful for … Read More

Refectory earns four diamonds from AAA

AAA announced its annual 4 Diamond awards and, for the 25th straight year, The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro earned its Four Diamond designation. We are honored to have received this award along so many other distinguished restaurants around the world. We are so grateful to be recognized for the pursuit toward excellence in everything we do. View a complete list … Read More

OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards 2020

OpenTable Diners Choice Awards 2020 have named The Refectory Restaurant to have “The Best Food”, “The Best Service”, “The Most Romantic” “Most Notable Wine List”, “Best Ambiance” and “Best Overall Restaurant”!  Voted by OpenTable diners based on guest feedback! Thank you OpenTable and our guests for your unending support! It is our absolute pleasure to serve Columbus, Ohio and beyond … Read More

Refectory Owner Kamal Boulos Receives ORA Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year The Ohio Restaurant Association hosts it’s annual awards celebration spotlighting the hard work, dedication and outstanding professional & community services of their members. Recognizing their extraordinary contributions and innovative ideas: their use of technology, charitable contributions, transformative products, and dedication to education.  Through a lifetime of passion and leadership, these champions of the Ohio restaurant, food service & … Read More

Ali Menasria… Remembering our Dear Friend

It is with a heavy heart that I share this… Ali is no longer with us. He passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday evening, after a short stay in hospice. Many of his extended family gathered from around the world to be with him in his final hours, and fourteen of them came in for a late dinner the … Read More

Refectory earns four diamonds from AAA

AAA announced its annual 4 Diamond awards and, for the 24th straight year, The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro earned its Four Diamond designation. We are one of 656 restaurants in North America and the Caribbean to earn the honor and two of five in the state to be so recognized alongside Lola in Cleveland, Boca Restaurant and Nicola’s, both in Cincinnati. … Read More

Refectory to debut new wine shop!

As several area wine retailers — most notably The Andersons — have closed, a Columbus dining institution that knows a thing or two about vino is uncorking a new business. The Refectory is opening a small retail wine shop in its 1092 Bethel Road restaurant that its owner thinks can grow to something bigger. “It’s going to start off very … Read More

The Refectory Restaurant Welcomes Chef Laurent Blondin!

On Friday February 3, 2017, the award-winning Refectory Restaurant is privileged to have the highly acclaimed Chef Laurent Blondin visit the Refectory Kitchen Brigade. Chef Laurent will prepare a culinary masterpiece Five-Course Dinner unlike anything else we have presented! Among Chef Laurent’s career highlights are his work under Alain Ducasse and Fernand Point and being a French finalist for the … Read More

Jeffrey Elasky … A Celebration of Life!

When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, the steward of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” This story is from the book of John in the Bible. … Read More

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