Refinery Modern Fare

3.9
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30 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
What 30 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the bar tender had to function as both bar tender and waitress and she was great. There were other tables in the dining room and some people at the bar. I expected that we would've had to wait forever for a drink or our food but that was not the case. The food took slightly longer than probably was normal to come out, but not to the point where we were looking at each other like where is our food? And everything was delicious.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Seated right away, waitress very attentive and the food was good.

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CindyD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

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DebL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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!

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Blonde1
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipShortstop62
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
796 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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BobN
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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AnneT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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MaryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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....

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vipShortstop62
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Tuscan Chicken outstanding.

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CindyD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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NormK
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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pamelah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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

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MARGARETY
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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.

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CindyD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipTacomaTaster
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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KristinJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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foodie4ever
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRayO
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Nigel
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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CNYfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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MAK122349
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Alicelovestoeat
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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.

FAQs

Refinery Modern Fare offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 515-3162.

Refinery Modern Fare is rated 3.9 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.