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The Refectory, Villanova, PA

The Refectory

4.6
4.6
517 recensies
van 31 $ tot 50 $
Modern Amerikaans
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  • Bruisend
  • Juweeltje in de wijk
The Refectory is a stunning restaurant located on Lancaster Avenue in Villanova. The menu features modern and upscale interpretations of American comfort classics such as homemade pastas, wood-fired flatbreads, a raw bar, craft cocktails and specialty homemade desserts. Our kitchen's philosophy is to keep it simple and straightforward, with a lot of thought and technique put behind each dish and ingredient. The goal is to let each ingredient shine.

The Refectory is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. For parties of 9 or more guests, please contact the restaurant directly by calling (610) 519-5786 or by emailing info@refectorynova.com. Please call or email with any questions and we will return your message.

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2 personen

19:00


Vandaag 69 keer gereserveerd

Eetruimtes

Aanvullende informatie

  • Dinerstijl

    Casual chique

  • Keukens

    Modern Amerikaans, Cocktailbar, Oesterbar

  • Openingstijden

    Brunch Za, Zo 10:30 uur–15:00 uur Lunch Ma–Vr 11:30 uur–15:00 uur Diner Ma–Do, Zo 15:00 uur–22:00 uur Vr, Za 15:00 uur–23:00 uur Happyhour Ma, Zo 16:00 uur–18:00 uur

  • Telefoonnummer

    (610) 519-5786

  • Betalingsmogelijkheden

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Kledingvoorschrift

    Casual kleding

  • Chef-kok

    Biff Gottehrer, Michael Murray

  • Private party faciliteiten

    We offer several private and semi-private dining and event options. The private President's Dining Room accommodates up to 14 guests for a seated function, while semi-private areas of our dining room can be set up for guests ranging from 25-80. Inquire for restaurant buyouts. Contact our Event Director, Devin Simpson at devin@refectorynova.com

  • Wijk

    Villanova

  • Kruispunt

    Ithan Ave

  • Parkeerinformatie

    Openbaar parkeerterrein

  • Openbaar vervoer

    PARKING GARAGE INFORMATION: Parking is only available across the street from The Refectory at the Villanova I-1 Parking Garage located on South Ithan Avenue. There are no timing restrictions for vehicles parked at the I-1 Parking Garage for guests dining at The Refectory. The rates are as follows: the 1st hour is free, two hours is $2, and up to four hours is $5. Currently, we do not validate parking. Upon entry, pull a ticket and park on any of the first 3 floors. A pay machine accepting cash and credit is located by the Main Pedestrian Entrance/Exit on Floor 2. The exit lanes only accept credit cards and do not accept cash. To get to the Refectory from the Parking Garage from Floor 2, use the pedestrian walkway across Ithan Avenue. The Refectory is located in The Commons, the stone mixed-use residential and commercial building on the corner of Ithan & Lancaster Avenue. Look for restaurant signage and call us at 610-519-5786 if you have any issues

  • Extra

    Bar/Lounge, Bier, Cocktails, Glutenvrije opties, Kurkengeldvergoeding, Privékamers, Roken verboden, Rolstoeltoegang, Uitgebreide bar, Weekendbrunch, Wijn

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    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia /

    1 recensie

    vip
    5.0

    1 recensie

    2 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Love the decor, arrangement of table and seating, the wait staff is fabulous and the food is delicious.
  2. w

    williamo

    Philadelphia /

    32 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    32 recensies

    3 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service and really great team at the bar! Enjoy everything ‘Nova!
  3. K

    Kentucky

    San Francisco

    98 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    98 recensies

    4 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We tried the Refectory on a cold Saturday night in early February. The energy in this Villanova focused place was good; students at the bar, lot of families but also couples enjoying the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our server (Hannah) was friendly and attentive. Menu was eclectic and we tried three appetizers (Figs with bacon, cheddar broccoli soup and mussels) and a spring mix salad. Everything was excellent except the overdressed salad. Wine list was strong and we were offered tasting of ones we were curious about. This is a very nice place that should work for many.
  4. s

    sandy

    Philadelphia /

    9 recensies

    5.0

    9 recensies

    4 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a wonderful restaurant. Excellent food, imaginative, fresh, attractively presented and delicious. The restaurant makes good use of its academic setting with clever use of space and comfortable seating. Wait staff are attentive without being intrusive and no one asked how my food was tasting!! Badly needs better signage, hard to locate. Noise level is painful. At least turn off the background accompaniment! Eager to return!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago / Illinois

    1 recensie

    4.0

    1 recensie

    4 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location, Great service. The only negative is a brunch menu
  6. DC

    DanielleC

    Boston / New England

    7 recensies

    5.0

    7 recensies

    4 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant! Really good spot for a date night. We enjoyed the mussels with coconut curry broth and homemade focaccia. We both had pasta for our entree and shared the ricotta doughnuts for dessert.
  7. ST

    SusanT

    Philadelphia /

    32 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    32 recensies

    6 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and victuals at the bar with our server and mixologist Chris !!!
  8. KW

    KateW

    Scranton / Poco

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    6 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first experience! Delicious food, attentive service and an atmosphere full of energy.
  9. V

    Vancouver

    Philadelphia /

    37 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    37 recensies

    7 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Darcey our server was excellent. Great personality and guided us through the menu and offerings of the bar and kitchen like a pro. The food was excellent. The mushroom risotto was worth ordering another serving to take home. I’ll be back. Great experience.
  10. P

    Paulad

    Philadelphia /

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 31 januari 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very interesting sides with entres Great appetizer selection
  11. j

    jessp

    Philadelphia /

    6 recensies

    vip
    2.0

    6 recensies

    Gegeten op 29 januari 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately didn’t have a great experience. We wanted to love it here- the atmosphere is great, restaurant is beautiful, and the menu is fun and different with lots of unique selections. And the staff was great as well. However, two of our dishes came out disappointing us. We ordered calamari and a burger. The calamari came out tasting VERY funky/ fishy/ chewy. Seems as If I were not fresh and not thoroughly cooked. The burger was ordered as medium, but came out very rare- while this is not the end of the world… after having the funky tasting calamari appetizer that we already had to send back, it was just unsettling and disappointing to have to send back a second item.
  12. EH

    ErinH

    Philadelphia /

    14 recensies

    vip
    4.0

    14 recensies

    Gegeten op 28 januari 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff and ambiance, but frustrated when we arrived as all 3 people in our party had trouble finding the place! Better signage, especially for parking, would be helpful. GPS takes everyone to the dorms.
  13. TC

    TrishC

    Philadelphia /

    26 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    26 recensies

    Gegeten op 27 januari 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great dinner! Food was good but it’s been better on other nights. Still love the restaurant though 😊
  14. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia /

    163 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    163 recensies

    Gegeten op 27 januari 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Good and creative food at Refectory. Very noisy!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia /

    8 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    8 recensies

    Gegeten op 26 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice place to have dinner with my villanova student Thank you
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia /

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 21 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  17. m

    mollyt

    Philadelphia /

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 18 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great Birthday dinner with my girlfriends. Service and food were both excellent
  18. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia /

    25 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    25 recensies

    Gegeten op 16 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is OUTSTANDING! It reminds me of dining out pre-COVID. I highly recommend dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta / Georg

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 14 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and impeccable service!
  20. EG

    EddieG

    New York / Agglomeratie New York

    33 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    33 recensies

    Gegeten op 14 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends were in town looking at NoVA. After a day of touring we took them to refectory. Our second time there. Love it. Recommendations: 1 deviled eggs 2. Oysters. 3. Buffalo cauliflower 4. Chicken pot pie. 5. Tuna is also very good. Bar was very popular
  21. w

    webhill

    Philadelphia /

    21 recensies

    vip
    4.0

    21 recensies

    Gegeten op 13 januari 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was very good; appetizers and entrees were great. We were told that they have an in house pastry chef, but I think they should hire someone else. Also parking costs $5.
  22. SJ

    StephandJas

    Philadelphia /

    2 recensies

    4.0

    2 recensies

    Gegeten op 13 januari 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was perfect for our family of 4.
  23. DO

    DrewO

    San Francisco

    5 recensies

    5.0

    5 recensies

    Gegeten op 11 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the staff. The food. The drinks. Everything. Our favorite spot!!!
  24. s

    sjcr

    Philadelphia /

    37 recensies

    vip
    2.0

    37 recensies

    Gegeten op 8 januari 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The restaurant is not staffed properly-not enough trained servers along with inexperienced bar help pouring minimal glasses of alcohol. So unprofessional to see waitresses RUNNING down the kitchen assembly line of the open air kitchen. What happened to the stellar management that opened the restaurant??
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City /

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 8 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and awesome service! Love this place! So cozy!
  26. w

    wildcat07

    Philadelphia /

    15 recensies

    vip
    4.0

    15 recensies

    Gegeten op 7 januari 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Keep coming back for the pasta and dessert, and the food quality doesn’t disappoint. The service is definitely better on non-game days but the staff still makes sure tables are well attended.
  27. K

    Kyle

    Philadelphia /

    61 recensies

    4.0

    61 recensies

    Gegeten op 7 januari 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really great vibe here and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the sunchokes and the chicken pot pie
  28. BK

    BillK

    Philadelphia /

    6 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    6 recensies

    Gegeten op 7 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for a pre game meal/drink....great food and service.
  29. WA

    WAP1010

    Philadelphia /

    3 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 6 januari 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, diverse menu in a very Pleasant atmosphere.
  30. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Philadelphia /

    112 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    112 recensies

    Gegeten op 4 januari 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at The Refectory! We started at the bar which was a great vibe and we loved the bartenders, Chris and Prometheus! Our cocktails were so good (strong but yummy!). For dinner we sat in a cozy booth in the dining room and 4 of us shared a bunch of food. Everything was delicious, especially the steak tartare and bacon stuffed dates. We will be back soon!
  31. GS

    GeorgeS

    New York / Agglomeratie New York

    2 recensies

    4.0

    2 recensies

    Gegeten op 31 december 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good food and ambience. A bit pricey for the portions especially $5 for a scoop of ice cream.
  32. RJ

    RJMoyer

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 31 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, so even though some things on the menu get a bit expensive, it is worth the price. Went after a basketball game so it was fairly noisy inside.
  33. R

    Riddler

    Atlantic City /

    4 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    4 recensies

    Gegeten op 31 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made our NYE great place! Ambience, food and service top notch!
  34. P

    Patricia

    Philadelphia /

    28 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    28 recensies

    Gegeten op 31 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Villanova Basketball Pregame. Alexandria is a phenomenal server. Go Cats!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 31 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful space! Our food was delicious, cocktails were excellent, and our server was a delight. We can’t wait to go back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia /

    4 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    4 recensies

    Gegeten op 30 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A notch above the typical fare found in the burbs. The shareables were especially impressive. Interesting cocktails and nicely prepared entrees. Better than most of the dining options in the area. Nice to see a menu with a little creative flare and solidly executed dishes.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City /

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 29 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Delicious food. I recommend the buffalo cauliflower:)
  38. S

    Stef

    Washington, D.C

    8 recensies

    vip
    3.0

    8 recensies

    Gegeten op 29 december 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was ok, nothing special. We had good service and it was moderately busy. The food is extremely overpriced even for this area.
  39. TH

    TaneekaH

    Philadelphia /

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 29 december 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and server were attentive and friendly. The food was tasty and the portion size was fair.
  40. j

    johnbosphl

    Philadelphia /

    11 recensies

    vip
    4.0

    11 recensies

    Gegeten op 28 december 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Brisket dip was awesome; mahi tacos were well designed, including pickled onions, but the mahi was overcooked. Given the Villanova school holiday, the place was quiet, with very nice ambiance. Service was excellent! Prices were high, especially for lunch.

    The RefectoryGereageerd op 30 december 2022Hello! We are so glad to hear your recent experience at The Refectory was great. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the very near future. Cheers and be well! 

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Google Maps voor The Refectory

862 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

Eetruimtes

Aanvullende informatie

  • Kruispunt

    Ithan Ave

  • Wijk

    Villanova

  • Openingstijden

    Brunch Za, Zo 10:30 uur–15:00 uur Lunch Ma–Vr 11:30 uur–15:00 uur Diner Ma–Do, Zo 15:00 uur–22:00 uur Vr, Za 15:00 uur–23:00 uur Happyhour Ma, Zo 16:00 uur–18:00 uur

  • Keukens

    Modern Amerikaans, Cocktailbar, Oesterbar

  • Dinerstijl

    Casual chique

  • Kledingvoorschrift

    Casual kleding

  • Parkeerinformatie

    Openbaar parkeerterrein

  • Openbaar vervoer

    PARKING GARAGE INFORMATION: Parking is only available across the street from The Refectory at the Villanova I-1 Parking Garage located on South Ithan Avenue. There are no timing restrictions for vehicles parked at the I-1 Parking Garage for guests dining at The Refectory. The rates are as follows: the 1st hour is free, two hours is $2, and up to four hours is $5. Currently, we do not validate parking. Upon entry, pull a ticket and park on any of the first 3 floors. A pay machine accepting cash and credit is located by the Main Pedestrian Entrance/Exit on Floor 2. The exit lanes only accept credit cards and do not accept cash. To get to the Refectory from the Parking Garage from Floor 2, use the pedestrian walkway across Ithan Avenue. The Refectory is located in The Commons, the stone mixed-use residential and commercial building on the corner of Ithan & Lancaster Avenue. Look for restaurant signage and call us at 610-519-5786 if you have any issues

  • Betalingsmogelijkheden

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Chef-kok

    Biff Gottehrer, Michael Murray

  • Extra

    Bar/Lounge, Bier, Cocktails, Glutenvrije opties, Kurkengeldvergoeding, Privékamers, Roken verboden, Rolstoeltoegang, Uitgebreide bar, Weekendbrunch, Wijn

  • Telefoonnummer

    (610) 519-5786

  • Private party faciliteiten

    We offer several private and semi-private dining and event options. The private President's Dining Room accommodates up to 14 guests for a seated function, while semi-private areas of our dining room can be set up for guests ranging from 25-80. Inquire for restaurant buyouts. Contact our Event Director, Devin Simpson at devin@refectorynova.com

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