About D. Burnham's
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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
We ordered the charcuterie appetizer, wh ...
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 ...
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 excellen ...
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!
Excellent food, dim lighting, few diners
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. ...
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.
Very good for a hotel restaurant
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 st ...
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 appe ...
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!
A Great Uknown
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
Great new restaurant
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.
Booked a reservation 20mins before we ar ...
Booked a reservation 20mins before we arrived and they were ready for us. The crab cakes were a delicious appetizer and the lemonade was amazing. For entrees the girls and I had the filet, braised short rib, and pistachio crusted sea bass. All were very delicious. For dessert we had the chocolate caramel torte, apple pie, and chocolate chip torte they were just as delicious. I would definitely revisit this restaurant. The service was great. We can tell Kayla was fairly new but she was great.
Good food made terrific by great service
Made reservation without thinking it was the night before a Sunday Valentine's day--so very crowded later on. Seated first at a table with a cushioned back that was problematic for one of us with spine problems--but no fuss switching us to another table. Special and unexpected three-course "Lover's Special Menu" was taken advantage of. Food was very good on the whole, great C. Salad and cheese stuffed figs, excellent fish, good but slightly rarer-than-ordered filet steak. Our attentive server, Patrick, noticed the latter as he was clearing--and not only apologized but, WITHOUT US EVEN ASKING got the manager to take the entire entrée off of our check. Cannot remember that ever happening to us before. Altogether a very nice evening event--which we look forwards to returning to in the near future.
Excellent mushroom soup, okay steak, bad ...
Excellent mushroom soup, okay steak, bad risotto and they forgot to honor our request to make our kids' grilled cheese on whole wheat bread. Cool decor. Several downtown restaurants better for the price. Via Vite and Metropole come to mind.
One quirk of the wine menu that really bothered me: the price per ounce of wine for a 6 ounce glass was lower than the per ounce price of 9 ounce glass. Doesn't make any sense to me.
Not so good
For a Friday night it was sad to see that this restaurant had but 3 other people in the place. We sat at the bar and the service was good. The chef has some great ideas but at the end the food was not worth the price nor was it good. Sorry!
I would be willing to try again but there are other places I will return before I go back.
I have to reiterate the sentiments of other reviews here, how can this place be so empty yet so great. I went with the Strip, and it may have been one of the best I have ever had. Cooked exactly as ordered, with near-filet tenderness, but all of the strip flavor. Sides were incredible, service was great (sat at the bar since most tables were empty). Excellent experience.
Great dinner before the show.
I took my mom out for an early dinner here on a Sunday before we went to see a show. We were the only diners in the restaurant the entire time! I couldn't believe we were the only ones there, but we definitely enjoyed ourselves. I guess there's more traffic during the week from business professionals. So if you want some solitude on a Sunday, this is the place for you!
Our food was on the pricey side, but very delicious. We had the stuffed dates, salmon, sauteed mushrooms and shallots, and a caramel chocolate torte. There wasn't one thing I didn't like. There's also a pretty decent wine list, so we each enjoyed a glass of red wine.
The check was a bit slow in coming, but we had told them about the show, so once we got the check it was all fine (didn't miss the show!). Overall, it was a very friendly, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere with really great food. I'd definitely recommend it and likely dine there again.
Good place for a business meal
D Burnham's sits inside the new Renaissance Hotel at 4th and Walnut. It's close to several large Cincinnati banks and corporate headquarters. Perfect location for a business meal. I enjoy bringing business colleagues here because we can enjoy a good meal and have a thoughtful conversation. Decor is modern. Noise level is medium, but sometimes quiet. Seating is comfortable. Menu has a wide variety of American options.
Food was delicious and generous portions ...
Food was delicious and generous portions. Excellent Ahi tuna app, filet Oscar and short Rib pappardelle. This was my fourth visit, but all of my guests were first timers and had not heard of it. Seated immediately, but that's because the place was empty on the Saturday after Christmas- seemed strange. The service was ok as our server greeted us and seemed nervousness with her intro spiel as she attempted to sell is hotel rooms, NYE reservations and the history of the building prior to taking a drink order. No one at the table appreciated being told how many guest rooms they had in the hotel twice before being offered a beverage. The dining room didn't have a good vibe as the noise level was so low and there was little or no music and the lighting was awkward. I've been there when the bar had live music that trickled in, but that was not the case this time. Overall, the experience was good- but we are no in a hurry to return. One of our guests asked if we thought the restaurant was struggling based in our experience. Hope not- it's beautiful and has potential.
very nice evening would return!
The restaurant was very quiet upon our arrival. The bar had fewer than 12 people and the dining room a 2 four tops,eight top (4 children very well behaved) and our party of four(62,58yr/old and 27,28 adult children). The server was too attentive and at times seemed to hurry us. The appetizers were great the Tuna with slaw very very good, the shrimp"cargot" great. Now for the bar----since the bar was not busy I ordered a Boulevardier (a Nagroni with bourbon vs Gin simple1:1:1 mix)even explained it to the server. It arrived in a sniffter well garnished and tasted of just bourbon and Campari but no sweet vermouth(the mix was cherry red in color). Table had vodka tonic, vodka soda and regular Martini ( no garnish) it was asked for later. Next I asked for a Manhattan. It arrived small rocks glass filled with CRUSHED ice no garnish at all and appeared to be just bourbon. I know that in busy bars sometimes servers help with garnish before serving but it did not seem that crowded anywhere in restaurant. Our server was very attentive to the point of hurrying the meal, I believe she had no other guests. I tried to express that we wished a slower pace and that it would be fine with us to be a bite attentive--- to no avail. She seemed newer and expressing"My Pleasure" Our food was really fine special Marlin dish very tastie, mushroom side dish great , duck wonderful. the food was well prepared and well presented. Would recommend and return.
Quiet Christmas Dinner
This was a wonderful place for Christmas Dinner. Beautiful surroundings, attentive staff and fabulous food. A smallish menu, however accommodated a vegetarian quite easily.
The floral arrangement I ordered from Open Petals was waiting at our table as ordered. Will use this feature again for sure.
Hope you're open next Christmas!!
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