Refinery Modern Fare

3.8
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27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
The Refinery in Auburn, New York took the place of where BeaVine Chophouse and Wine Bar once stood. This new restaurant is focused on providing customers with meals made from locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. This includes the meat and even much of the wine and beer.

While the menu at The Refinery is largely traditional, there are many unexpected twists to be enjoyed.

Reservations are appreciated for larger parties

Special Offers

Pub with a Purpose

Each quarter of the year Refinery Modern Fare, in conjunction with the Hilton Garden Inn will be participating in #GivingTuesday to benefit a local non for profit. 50% of all beverage revenue from 4pm -7pm will be donated!! Friends Helping Friends of Cayuga is our current recipient

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 February 2019

Ends: 23 February 2118

Availability: Tue 16:00-19:00

What 27 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
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4.1
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3.8
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4.0
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Noise · Quiet
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Alcoholic drinks that were order had miniscule if any alcohol in them and very expensive. Extremely disgusted!! Service was extremely slow. It started raining outside. We were inside which was about the only good thing about being at this restaurant. There was a 2 person "band" playing outside that had to come in when it started raining and they came in and set up in the bar area, very close to where we were sitting in the dining room. They were about the lousiest band we have ever heard. Annoyed us during our entire dinner time. Our food was so bland we didn't even eat 1/2 of it. Just not good at all. VERY DISAPPOINTED. We still tipped our server 18 to 20% but probably shouldn't have because she kept telling us the food was great and it would be right out and it came out 15 minutes later and the pasta was cold while the rest was hot. They didn't even mix so that it wasn't noticeable. WORST RESTAURANT WE HAVE EVER BEEN TO. THIS IS SPEAKING F0R ALL 6 OF US THAT WERE THERE. WILL SPREAD THE NEWS NOT TO EVER GO THERE. HORRIBLE. FIRE THE COOK FOR SURE! AND BAR TENDER!

p
Philadelphia
773 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back again and orderd the wings again which where great! Tuesdays during the Summer they donate 50% of drink sales to various charities! Tried new entrees : Sausage Riggies and the Seafood Combination platter were both great! Service was outstanding too!

Refinery Modern Fare
Responded on 17 August 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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B
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were fortunate to be able to sit outside on a beautiful summer evening. The server was pleasant and attentive and the food was presented well and delicious.

Refinery Modern Fare
Responded on 17 August 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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S
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think it is pretty cool that this restaurant works with charities. Makes me want to help any way I can. Very good beer and wine choices as well as foodies.

p
Philadelphia
773 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New menu so tried new items! The wings were good. My friend loved the mahi mahi tacos. I tried the beef tips with mushroom ravioli which excellent! Service by Jeanie at the bar was the best. Truly personable and attentive!

p
Philadelphia
773 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the food here! The meatloaf was very good and came with fried Brussels Sprouts! Special included mahi mahi tacos which were good too! Service good!

p
Philadelphia
773 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hotel restaurant but pleasantly surprised with food. The stuffed mushrooms with sausage were fantastic! I orderd the strip steak which was perfectly prepared to my liking of medium rare! Came with Onion Rings and sauteed mushrooms over French bread....yum! Friend ordered the meatloaf which was wonderful too! Service was fantastic by server, Jake! He was extremely attentive and made great recommendations!

p
Philadelphia
773 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hotel restaurant was fine. Really enjoyed burger. Service was very good!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

No one was at the hostess stand to greet us. We walked all over before being acknowledged. The server was pleasant and attentive. It is clear that the menu is not created using local products and appeared to be from the freezer.

BN
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible, after waiting 50 minuets my wife and I had only been given a glass of water. We ordered soup as a starter and requested bread.... neither appeared. There were only 4 other diners. We walked out without eating. We obviously will not go back.

AT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quiet early dinner spot, good sized menu, value for the money, friendly employees.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Same food I had the day before for free at the Hampton Inn. No one greeted us...gave us water, coffee or silverware. Website stated serving until 2, we arrived at 12 and the "hostess" told us at 1245 if we wanted to eat we only had until 1. Never cleared our plates ...only 1 other table of 2...clearly not that busy. I will never go back for any reason....

S
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Tuscan Chicken outstanding.

CD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was great considering she had a lot of people to take care of. The noise level was a little loud.

NK
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It's the hotel restaurant in a Hilton Garden Inn. No where did we see that on a website when we were looking for a place to eat in Auburn.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was good. Waited way to long to be served food.

MA
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were excellent, unfortunately, the food was not.
I had to ask for dinner rolls even though we both ordered entrees. The rolls were hard and tasteless.
The crab dip was very disappointing. The garden pasta was not good at all. There were very few vegetables, I did not taste any garlic. I had to cover it in parmesian cheese to give it any flavor. My daughter's dish was not much better. This is the second time I was there. We weren't thrilled with the food the last time either.
I would not go back, or recommend it to anyone.

CD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and our waitress was excellent. The food was very good and fresh. The outdoor dining area was very nice.

TT
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 7 looking for dinner at 8pm (not an easy task) and we stumbled across this place on OpenTable so gave it a shot. We didn't realize it was in a Hilton Garden Inn until we arrived and were skeptical. But the menu was interesting and the food was very good - we all enjoyed what we ordered. Recommended!

KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious and quiet. Great service! Food was very good. Intimate in the dining room but lively in the bar.

f
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Refinery is located in the Hilton Garden Inn, and I suspect that many of the dinner guests were people staying at the hotel. There is plenty of available parking. Seating is available in two locations - the main dining room and a secluded outdoor patio. The menu options run the gamut from sandwiches to high end entrees like New York strip steak and filet mignon. My strip steak was delicious; my wife raved about her Tuscan chicken. The service was prompt and attentive. This is undoubtedly the premier dining establishment in downtown Auburn.

RO
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and sprits. Great cosmopolitan and the filet tips were luscious. The service was great and quiet on a Thursday evening.

N
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose it on a very busy weekend because reservations were available. Service was attentive, food was better than expected, prices were reasonable. Decent wine selection including local options. Servers and kitchen carefully accommodated allergies, which really makes a difference. I would return.

CN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The real reason to come here is for the steaks. Really beautiful cuts of meat perfectly prepared. But there's also some interesting apps and salads. And the light sticky bun they serve right after you sit down is a nice touch. The wine list could use a little help - limited selection, especially for pairing with such amazing steaks. A great place for a couple to spend a quiet evening together.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

$6.25 for Tanqueray and $2.00 for rocks.
That equals $8.25 for a drink.
Little too expensive....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really had a great meal on Tuesday. Our server was attentive, and the wine and food was wonderful.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Great lobster bisque. Friendly service. The salmon was billed as wild but I don't think so. The rissotto which came with the salmon was excellent. Steak was good. NO BREAD served with dinner. Sort of dreary environment.