Top 100 in USA

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.”


"With 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."


Based 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


About The Refectory

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 350 guests.

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.


Contact 614-451-9774





About OpenTable, Inc. 

OpenTable 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, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.      


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