About D. Burnham's
Cincinnati, OH 45202
D. Burnham's is located within Cincinnati's newest four diamond hotel, the Renaissance Cincinnati. We are a contemporary Midwestern American restaurant featuring locally sourced, seasonal and expertly prepared cuisine, served with relaxed elegance. D. Burnham’s presents a wide selection of spirits, cocktails, wine and beer offering an opportunity enjoy traditional favorites or sip something local, creative or adventurous.
Contemporary American, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us in the R-Life Lounge for live entertainment on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
D. Burnham's, located within Cincinnati's newest Four Diamond hotel, offers nearly unlimited private dining options. The Renaissance Hotel provides over 14,000 square feet of private dining space with rooms accommodating as few as 8 guests in our historic Boardroom or as many as 650 in Burnham Hall.
D. Burnham's Ratings and Reviews
It was ok. We were there early for the theater,around 6:00. It was also Garth Brooks concert night. The place was half full. Lots of people showed up for a table. They were way understaffed. Our waitress was new and disappeared several times before and during the dinner. Food was ok nothing to write home about. An overall gray palate for the space. Very cold. When we finished dinner at 7:30 the place was deserted.
My wife and I went there on a Monday evening before a theater event at the Taft. When we got to the restaurant there was nobody to greet us for about 5 minutes. (6p reservation) Even though there were only about 4 people in the restaurant (empty), they proceeded to seat us at the worst table in the restaurant. We requested a different table and were moved. We asked for a cocktail menu multiple times before receiving it. I ordered a Sazerac. I've never had a Sazerac served to me with the glass packed with crushed ice. Upon tasting, I'm not sure there was any alcohol in it. Terrible cocktail. The service times were long as we were in the restaurant for close to 90 minutes despite there being virtually nobody in there. The braised short-ribs were mostly dry (how do you do that with short-ribs??) and the accompanying brussels sprouts were bland. My wife order a filet with lump crab. About 30 minutes after ordering, they informed here that there was no crab. Not sure why they had just realized it so late. On the good side, they did comp us her dinner. For the menu prices, I would expect a much higher level of service, detail, and quality.
For some reason, this restaurant is not busy, even on a Saturday night. Food was very good, albeit the service a little slow. Easy to talk, as versus the noise level in some other more-popular restaurants. Décor was very nice--including the restored hotel lobby and beautiful brass elevator doors--and valet service available.
The food was amazing, but our salads and entrees came to the table at the same time, which is disappointing in a nice restaurant. We never received bread, so the table was without any food for over an hour. Luckily, we were with good friends, but since we were one of only 3 seated tables, I expected much better service.
Previous reviews and menu price point would leave you to believe this was a very highly regarded restaurant. I did not feel it lived up to that expectation. We had reservations set but instead of having us wait for a couple minutes in the waiting area, were seated at a table before it was cleaned or prepared for us. Service was slow and our server seemed as if he was not trained for fine dining. Food came out cold and drinks were slow as well. I would not recommend this place to others and would likely not plan a return since there are so many other good options downtown anyway.
Creative and contemporary space. They mishandled our reservation, were slow bringing bar service and the drinks were heavily watered down.
The service was otherwise very good.
Over used goat cheese but the grilled pork chop was sublime. The menu was not terribly creative but good basic food.
We ordered the charcuterie appetizer, which was tasteless and rubbery. I ordered the pappardelle with short rib ragu and my husband had the airline chicken. My pasta tasted like pot roast when too much red wine is added, which made it inedible. My husband reported that his chicken was good, but without much taste. Overall, we dropped over $100 and I'm lying in bed in the hotel room trying to decide where to order a pizza from. So disappointing. Although the food wasn't great, our server, Mike, did everything possible to make our experience nice. The Moscow Mule wasn't half bad.
Enjoyed the ambiance, the food was great, the service was great.
Just wondered why when we arrived, no one was there to greet us and
the restaurant was almost empty, only a table of eight or so and no one else.
Maybe Saturday lunch is not a busy place. Good for me of course. Why did
I feel that I had to make a reservation, when the restaurant was almost empty?
Food was fantastic, service was excellent - we were there for my birthday and the end the manager brought out multiple desserts for us to share - I ordered the filet and it was so perfectly seasoned - we also ordered the shrimp cargot - that is a MUST try! We will be back for sure!
The lighting in the restaurant is gloomy -- they should put candles on the table or something! The restaurant deserves a larger clientele -- the food is good, but the restaurant - on Mother's Day, admittedly early (we were going to a concert) was empty except for one other table for most of the time we were there. We have special dietary needs -- we're vegetarians -- and the chef was happy to improvise to accommodate us, deliciously.
Stayed in the bar to watch the derby and eat before heading to Cirque. This is a nice grown -up place. The menu is very nice with some different offerings than the norm. The drink menu is nice and the service was great. I would definitely go back for the short-rib poutine!
I was disappointed by this restaurant. It was a 2016 Restaurant Week pick for me, after seeing stuffed dates on the menu. I couldn't wait after seeing them online. They arrived to the table shortly after receiving my salad. So, there was a two-three minute delay before I dug in. I anticipated a sweet warm date filled with cream cheese with salty bacon for a contrast in taste. That is not what I got. The mixture was room temperature and chewy with barely any hint of bacon. My initial thought was, "Aw, I bet they were warm when they arrived. Shouldn't have waited." I asked the waiter to confirm my suspicion.
Much to my surprise, I was wrong. They're served exactly as I ate them. The braised pork was just ok; something I could've ordered from Boston Market. Probably won't go back. I expected so much more.
What an incredible space. We went for restaurant week because the menu sounded great and were not disappointed! Very chic decor, modern, cool large table for groups. Everything we ate was well prepared and seasoned. Awesome cocktails. Overall a wonderful experience and we will now try more hotel restaurants because of it.
Interesting menu and, generally, good food. We ordered the beet salad, to share. The kitchen did not split the salad, we had to. The salad needed more dressing - the beets were a bit bland and needed something to enhance the flavor. The waiter did not bring bread until we mentioned it, but by then it was too late.
The ambiance felt "cold", i.e., hard, chilly and not comfortable. But that is probably typical of contemporary restaurant design.
Overall a good, but not outstanding experience.
I chose this restaurant since we were staying at the hotel. We we're celebrating my wife's bday and our anniversary. Our meals were great. We had the hummus appetizer and the shrimp cargot which we enjoyed very much. We shared the field harvest salad and the sea bass entree. Both very good. The creme brûlée and apple cobbler were very good too. Unfortunately no special dessert or comment on our celebration. Would have been a nice touch.
The food was absolutely delicious and I would definitely go back. The only downfall, we sat towards the front of The restaurant and there was a private party that was pretty loud so it wasn't the quiet dinner that I was looking forward to. I will just ask for aYankee toward the back of the restaurant in the future.
We enjoyed the poutine frites as an appetizer and also shared the crab cake. Our dinner special was a bourbon glazed salmon with sweet potato and green beans which were tasty! the ambience and setting is very nice. Happy hour is from 4-7 featuring $5 wine selections (thumbs up!). We will be returning in the near future!
We had never heard of this restaurant before and when we received a coupon in the mail we thought what the heck. It wont take a coupon to go back! Great food and ambiance. Love the bar area in front of the restaurant. It provided us with a place to sit and relax before dinner. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a change of scene downtown eatery & its right in the heart of downtown cincinnati
Visited for the first time on a recommendation from a friend. Was pleasantly surprised as our experience (for the most part) with restaurants at hotels in the US has not been good. Food was excellent (try the short ribs) and service great. Even though it was a busy night at the hotel (wedding or something) the valet parking service was great, they evidently staffed up for the expected crowd. Will go back.
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