The Burleigh

4.8
460 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Burleigh Restaurant at the Kennebunkport Inn looks forward to welcoming you back for delicious food & drinks in the Spring of 2021.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 460 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated in the igloo. The ambiance was festive and the decor was lovely. Our server was accommodating and respectfully friendly. The food is well prepared and quite delicious.
The French Onion Soup was good however it was almost cold. Considering the staff must travel through the cold air, perhaps should be prepared extra hot in order it make it to the table just right. Bundle up the kiddos and older family, as it is pretty chilly in the igloos. All in all the experience was wonderful.

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vipMichellep
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Set in their outdoor igloos, they warm them with a heater and adorably decorated. Food was all very delicious, best spiked hot chocolate I’ve ever had.

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RobinD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the igloo and everything about the atmosphere of the Inn and surroundings. Unbelievable old time Christmas feel. The fuzzy throws on the chairs were warm and cozy. Service was very good and staff were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect night out in Maine! Cozy, warm, delicious food & drinks!

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vipKrisb
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sipped on cocktails and dined in one of the outdoor gondola’s on a beautiful winters afternoon. It was toasty, festive and romantic. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and the staff really made it special (2 glasses of champagne awaiting us at our table). Although the menu was abbreviated (thank you, COVID) it was very good. The homemade lobster dip with toast points and the perogies were a few of our favorites. It was the perfect way to spend our afternoon. All COVID protocols were carefully maintained. Kudos on making our stay at the Kennebunkport Inn special, highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The igloo we had was perfect! The decorations, the heat & the size were on point! Service, food & drinks were excellent. We will be back!

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved the food and it was a great experience all around!

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Cyn1959
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Ambiance and the fact we could be by ourselves it was very romantic and nice with a roaring fire right out our window !
It was our second trip there and loved it just as much as the first time . And it will not be our last ♥️❤️💕

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the staff couldn’t have been nicer to our family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant made a last minute decision to only offer an expensive price fix menu without any notice. It was not posted on their website or on Open Table nor shared in the text confirmation message. This is disrespectful to customers. We will not frequent this business again. We found another local restaurant who appreciated our patronage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They don’t serve dinner, although they still take dinner reservations on opentable. They only have a very limited menu of approx 4 small tapas. Very different from what we expected when we booked. We left and went elsewhere.

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vipATLmom
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t stay for dinner. We were unaware but they changed their menu a few weeks ago and it’s now really just a bar. We were looking for a sit down dinner not bar food. There was also a very loud woman playing music outside. The music was fine, she was just unnecessarily loud.

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vipdeleat
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

They no longer serve dinner they just have bar bites

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vipJerryM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was very good. Huge problems on this Sunday Brunch timeframe. Lots of kinks to be worked out and likely short of staff, kitchen and servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was great but the service was horrible and they were not even apologetic about it. Felt like it was being run by a team of high school students all on their first day

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vipFoodieFamily
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere; great food!

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks were excellent. Menu is limited, but food was EXCELLENT. Highly recommend.

The Burleigh
Responded on June 30, 2019

Mi MarkK! Thanks for your review and we hope you come back!

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was our first time eating at the Burleigh. We didn't order anything terribly fancy - just the burger and the fried chicken sandwich. The chicken was very good and the cheeseburger was truly outstanding. Also kudos to the cocktails. Our waitress was friendly and courteous. We'll be back for sure!

The Burleigh
Responded on June 13, 2019

Hello JessicaR! Thank you so much for the kind review! Love that you got two of my fave entrees! So Good right? Our cocktails are creative and delish! Look forward to seeing you again :) Terri

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allie was great! We sat at a hightop next to the fireplace in the piano room, it was lovely!

The Burleigh
Responded on June 13, 2019

Hello Anonymous! Thank you for the note! Allie is great and we are lucky to have her! Hope to see you again soon! Terri

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
46 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Amazing mussels. All of the food was delicious. The short rib and the steak & frites were great.
But the service was slow and uneven. Maybe the wait staff could use some more training. It was early in the season.
The decor is beautiful...nice wallpaper, furniture and lighting. All-in-all a beautiful restaurant.

The Burleigh
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hello Hudsonlocal! Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience at the Burleigh! We are thankful for your candid words and honest feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back again! Terri-General Manager

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vipMikeInHartford
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Went to The Burleigh with my son on a Friday night. I was a little surprised, initially, to find that the "restaurant" is in a bar area of the hotel (like, you sit in the same room with the bar). It probably only has about 10 tables. Also, the wait staff was new for the season, so service was a bit clunky. All of that out of the way, the food was fantastic. I had the stuffed pork chop and my son had the skate wing - both were excellent. So, if you can put up with a little noise and a few service hiccups, the food is well worth it.

The Burleigh
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hi MikeInHartford! Thank you for coming in to the Burleigh! It is great to hear that you and your son enjoyed yourselves! Look forward to welcoming you again soon! Terri-General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs and Caesar salad! Delicious!

The Burleigh
Responded on May 25, 2019

Right?? Those are my faves! Terri-General Manager

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GAllen
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

From an initial overview, the Burleigh would seem a no-brainer as a place that serves delicious food in a cozy, warm and inviting space. The atmosphere hits all of those things, but the food unfortunately falls
short, and is sadly apparent across most of the main dishes and appetizers I have tried. As I travel to Maine often, I desperately hope they can fix this. It's very disappointing as this is such a gem to stay and has great potential. The food experience should be one that matches its decor and hotel service; comfortable, satisfying, and most importantly delicious, yet not too pretentious. I come here because I expect an experience that reminds me of being home. Sadly, the food reads wonderfully on the menu and is presented well, but the taste and flavors used in what should be classic fare are distracting, as if they are trying too hard to impress, and lack the "comfort food" satisfaction I crave. A much better choice to find both a satisfying eating and dining experience delivered with quality, service and delightful flavor combinations that don't detract, would be Joshua's in Wells.

The Burleigh
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hello GAllen! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at the Burleigh. I will be sure to share your feedback with our Executive Chef. Next time you are here, let us know and we would love to chat. Thanks again! Terri-General Manager

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vipGail
New England
295 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great meal at The Burleigh! The muscles were delicious and the new lobster fettuccine is so good. Gaby always treats us well and Ryan was a fantastic server-everyone was very attentive!

The Burleigh
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hello Gail! Thank you for the feedback! Ryan and Gabby are great! Thanks for coming in! Terri-General Manager

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent experience at the Burleigh. The waiter was Eric and he was very knowledgeable and enhanced our evening. The food was outstanding. And is a place we will definitely return to. Thank you

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ChristinaA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at the bar for happy hour and enjoyed some awesome food and drinks for a reasonable price!

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StephenS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

After opting to dine at the bar, the post appetizer flow of our dinner was interrupted by a jolt of orders for Margarita Specials from 'The Igloos'. Watching the team at The Inn resolve the crisis...and the immediate kindly attention and explanation from our bar tender, Gabby, smoothed the way to a memorable dining experience. The meal was as good as meals get. The evening was further seamlessly enhanced by piano music, well played and good company at the bar. When we thought that things couldn't be improved upon, Cameron saw to our 'after dinner' cordial in an igloo. Kindly, gracious staff, great food, friendly clientele. We look forward to our next visit in a few months.
Jayne and Steve S/ Danvers

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vipdi4food
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at The Burleigh was wonderful . The food was not prepared as typically found in restaurants . Had the fettuccine with lobster - the sauce was delicious , lobster tender and served piping hot . The skate ,not something you often find on a menu was cooked to perfection . Eric our server was friendly , attentive (without being annoying!) and extremely knowledgeable . We were hoping to return before leaving the area - wish we had ! Best meal in KPT.

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LynneS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got reservations last minute to The Burleigh and we were not disappointed! We had a table in the bar area, which was a little noisy, but a young guitarist was playing and he was amazing. The menu wasn't huge but food was fresh and delicious. Waitstaff and host very pleasant. We were only disappointed with didn't know to get there a bit earlier to take advantage of the outdoor igloo seating! We will return.

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CarmineC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve always enjoyed dining at the Burleigh and it nice to come back after a few years.
Everything was great except perhaps if our table were in the next room since the band was rather loud
Normally if it were just my wife and I we wouldn’t mind the band and would have liked sitting near the bar
However there was 7 of us and we had a difficult time conversing
But we’ll be back- we love this restaurant

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geraldiner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at The Burleigh. Delicious food great entertainment and beautiful decor

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Elan
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Charming architecture. Unfortunately, they had outdoor seating in heated “igloos”, and every time a server or customer went outside, cold air rushed in. Several times, the exterior door was left open. I got up and shut the door myself after it was left open for a few minutes. Menu is not descriptive, so we had to ask lots of questions. No vegetable accompanied the entree. Dessert menu was a bit strange. The food we had was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish - fantastic! Everyone behind the bar was friendly and efficient - best cosmo ever!

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vipGMV7
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a beautiful room - gorgeous bar and decor.

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ShelleyD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The evening started off with some issues - noisy table near by, got very busy and not enough staff, bar service was slow, food order not right - evening ended fine. We moved tables, the waiter was very apologetic about all of the issues and gave us some reduced rates based on the issues we had.

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vipBaxter2banff
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We took my mother in law out for her birthday. Had a lovely meal here. The dining room is quiet and small, menu was great - interesting options. Will definitely go back.

LG
vipLauraG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Went for dinner last weekend and was unaware they no longer serve a full dinner menu. I was unimpressed with the selection of items - lobster roll and chicken sandwich were the only real dinner choices. I had the lobster roll - it was not good....way too much mayo - it was overpowering and almost inedible. chicken sandwich was ok - but this will be the last time we visit unless they change the dinner offering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner

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vipJT123
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was very good. We were seated in the bar area near the live musician which I first thought would be loud, but was not at all. Bo was great - husband and I had fun with the family.

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PGS1
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As a KPort local I walk to the Burleigh and find it to be consistently good and a step up from your usual town restaurant. The menu is well executed and while not extensive I always find 3 or 4 items we enjoy. Nicely laid out dining room and a good bar area for adults. Great service too.

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The Burleigh is rated 4.8 stars by 460 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 reservations at the moment.

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