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Refinery Modern Fare, Auburn, NY

Refinery Modern Fare

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33 Reviews
$30 and under
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

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (315) 515-3162

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Teed

  • Catering

    We have a full service catering menu. Please inquire for more details

  • Private party facilities

    We do have the capability of large private parties, call the sales team at the hotel for more details 315-252-5511 Ext 3

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn

  • Parking details

    Complimentary

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Heather

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time eating here with my daughter and we both enjoyed it the food was delicious and for drinks as well our waitress was very friendly and it was very clean inside

  2. N

    Nigel

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Kitchen and service staff were understaffed (not uncommon in these COVID-19 days), but despite that the server was attentive and the food was really good. Decent options for kids. They have handled allergies in the past. Really liked the outdoor seating space, quiet but comfortable. Nice fire pit in the middle of it. I would highly recommend that and am likely to return. A rare hotel restaurant that I choose to go to when not staying there.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and energy

  4. SP

    SarahP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 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.

  5. EM

    EdwardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  6. CD

    CindyD

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Our food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

  7. DL

    DebL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 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!

  8. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    808 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    808 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 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 FareResponded on August 17, 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.

  9. B

    Blonde1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 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 FareResponded on August 17, 2019

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

  10. S

    Shortstop62

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 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.

  11. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    808 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    808 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 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!

  12. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    808 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    808 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 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!

  13. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    808 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    808 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 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!

  14. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    808 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    808 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3

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

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 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.

  16. BN

    BobN

    Naples

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 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.

  17. AT

    AnneT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  18. MC

    MaryC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 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....

  19. S

    Shortstop62

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Tuscan Chicken outstanding.

  20. CD

    CindyD

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

  21. NK

    NormK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 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.

  22. p

    pamelah

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience2

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

  23. MA

    MARGARETY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 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.

  24. CD

    CindyD

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  25. TT

    TacomaTaster

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 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!

  26. KJ

    KristinJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  27. f

    foodie4ever

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 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.

  28. RO

    RayO

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 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.

  29. N

    Nigel

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 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.

  30. CN

    CNYfoodie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 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.

  31. MA

    MAK122349

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. A

    Alicelovestoeat

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Refinery Modern Fare is rated 4 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Refinery Modern Fare

74 State St Auburn, NY 13021

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Auburn

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Teed

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (315) 515-3162

  • Catering

    We have a full service catering menu. Please inquire for more details

  • Private party facilities

    We do have the capability of large private parties, call the sales team at the hotel for more details 315-252-5511 Ext 3

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