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!
Foodfest Feels: classy, elegant, date night, special occasion
Food: French classics, contemporary American, seafood, meat
Location: 1092 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220