the refectory

 

The Refectory is a super classy restaurant in Upper Arlington that has been cracking the top 10 restaurant lists since the 1980s! The restaurant itself used to be a church, and its beauty remains with stained glass windows and wooden pillars throughout the dining room. Chef Richard is serving up his native cuisine (French) with an American contemporary twist, and everything they make there is legit amazing. One thing I will say, is that their menu can be a bit intimidating. The other thing I’ll say is that this is the restaurant where I have tried some of my most adventurous dishes (like escargot, rabbit, and quail eggs!) You might find different foods than what I have pictured below, because they change their menu seasonally. No matter what you order, be prepared to be amazed!

The Details

Price: $$$$

Foodfest Feels: classy, elegant, date night, special occasion

Food: French classics, contemporary American, seafood, meat

Location: 1092 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 451-9774

Foodfest Favorites

Duet of Pan Seared Scallop and Seafood Strudel

Duet of Pan Seared Scallop and Seafood Strudel

Sturgeon and Gambas Duet in a Sun Dried Tomato Burre Blanc

Sturgeon and Gambas Duet in a Sun Dried Tomato Burre Blanc

Refectory Escargot Terrine with Shiitake Mushrooms

Refectory Escargot Terrine with Shiitake Mushrooms

Roasted Duck Breast with Rosemary Pesto, Duck Bacon, and Mushroom Crepe

Roasted Duck Breast with Rosemary Pesto, Duck Bacon, and Mushroom Crepe

Roasted New Zealand Baby Rack of Lamb

Roasted New Zealand Baby Rack of Lamb

Charcuterie Plate

Charcuterie Plate

Chilled White Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Chilled White Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Beet Cured Verlasso Salmon Gravlax with an Octopus Remoulade

Beet Cured Verlasso Salmon Gravlax with an Octopus Remoulade

Red Raddish Carpaccio with Parmesan Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Red Raddish Carpaccio with Parmesan Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Red Snapper, Blue Crab, and Basil Terrine

Red Snapper, Blue Crab, and Basil Terrine

Mussel Soupe with White Wine, Shallots, and Leeks in a Saffron Cream

Mussel Soupe with White Wine, Shallots, and Leeks in a Saffron Cream

Rabbit, Leoncini Ham, Quail Egg, and Black Truffle Aspic Timbale

Rabbit, Leoncini Ham, Quail Egg, and Black Truffle Aspic Timbale

Warm Pear Tarte

Warm Pear Tarte

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake

Orange and Chocolate Dessert

Orange and Chocolate Dessert