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