The Refectory Named One of the Top 100
Restaurants of 2011 by OpenTable Diners
Columbus, Ohio —
December 13, 2011 — The Refectory Restaurant and Bistro announced today
that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the top
100 best restaurants in the United States.
The only restaurant to appear from central Ohio, the list of winners is
derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for
more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“We are very grateful and humbled by this
acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,” said Kamal Boulos, manager for 34 years
and owner for the last 20 years. “We
are so pleased to know that these guests thoroughly enjoyed their overall
experience at The Refectory and gave us such high marks. This reflects the consistent efforts of our
staff to pursue excellence in all we do to serve our guests. We also want to congratulate
the other restaurants in Ohio which were also part of the list, including
Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati and Chez Francois in Vermillion.”
so many thousands of restaurants in contention, earning a spot on this list is
anything but easy,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining
Officer. “These winners have proven
they are at the top of their game every day, making certain that every aspect
of a guest's visit is both delicious and divine."
on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between December 2010 and November
2011, the 100 award-winning restaurants received the highest scores. For more information about all of the
restaurants on this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/bestoverall.
For over 35 years, The Refectory
has been privileged to serve its guests in a unique historical church building
from the 1850’s. The Refectory's relaxed and quiet pace presents an evening of elegant dining. At
the heart of the dining experience are the culinary creations directed by Chef
Richard Blondin, a native of Lyon, France, who studied under Chef Paul Bocuse.
The exceptional contemporary American cuisine and classic French cuisine is
complemented by a world-class wine cellar encompassing over 700 selections. An
experienced and knowledgeable staff and the personal touch of owner Kamal
Boulos, complete the gracious yet unpretentious service that enhances a
memorable evening. Our commitment to excellence in presenting each guest with
the finest cuisine and service possible makes The Refectory the perfect
setting for an important business dinner, a special celebration, or simply to
treat yourself to an elegant dining experience!
The Refectory serves dinner Monday – Thursday from 5:30 and Friday
and Saturday from 5:00 pm. The Lounge opens at 4:30 Monday through Friday with
reduced price Appetizers and drink specials.
Experience the lighter side of The Refectory. The Refectory Bistro is a three-course
Bistro menu which changes every week. Perfect portions for a lighter, more
casual dinner at an everyday price! The Bistro Menu is served Monday – Thursday
from 5:30 – 8:30 and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 5:45. The Refectory also
has Private Banquet Rooms for seating from 6 to 60 and also offers Catered
Dinners and Hors d’oeuvre Receptions in your home or office from 8 guests up to
The Chef Richard Blondin has been with The Refectory for 19
years and Business Manager Sandra Losco and GM Jeff Elasky have been there for
over 30 years. The owner is Kamal Boulos.
About OpenTable, Inc.
is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for
diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The
OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to
diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to
restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant clients, and, since its
inception in 1998, has seated more than 250 million diners around the
world. The Company is headquartered in
San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout
the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United
Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in
the United Kingdom.
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