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True to its reputation as a special occasion spot, Refectory Restaurant & Bistro is only open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Don’t let the early-closing hours fool you — the staff remains attentive and leisurely regardless of the hour, reminding all diners at the end of their meal that “the table is yours for the evening, so please stay as long as you’d like.” Guests take them up on this offer, lingering over final bites of crème brûlée paired with a digestif of Grand Marnier.
If a more casual evening is what you’re seeking, the bistro lounge and bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Here, diners can select from a happy hour menu available weekdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Or you can take advantage of a well-kept dining secret most locals swoon over — the bistro menu’s three-course prix fixe spread. The weekly offerings, available Monday to Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 5 to 5:45 p.m., change every Tuesday, and are typically posted on the Refectory website.