Growing up in Northeast Ohio, there are a lot of great restaurants in town. My husband (the planner) discovered Burntwood Tavern in Brecksville about a year ago when it had just opened. Of course we had to try it! When I walked in, I couldn’t believe the décor…..it was very trendy and contemporary, yet had such a cozy feel. And considering it was chilly outside at the time, the two indoor fireplaces kept it warm and added to the ambiance.

The bar area is separate and the two-story dining room has its own unique design. The light fixtures alone are all different and unlike any I have ever seen. The menu has a wonderful variety of wines, fun cocktails, appetizers, entrées and desserts. My favorite starter is the Artichoke, Roasted Garlic & Tasso Fondue, and I always order the Cedar Planked Salmon for my entrée. We have become “regulars” at Burntwood Tavern, along with our family and friends, and always leave there having a fantastic dining experience.

On a totally different topic, my sister-in-law and I were trying to think of a place to have professional pictures taken of our kids as an early Christmas gift for my parents. My mom LOVES pictures of her grandkids and we thought this would be a thoughtful gift. We were trying to think of a cool place to take pictures where there is a fireplace and my sister-in-law thought of the idea to take them at Burntwood. I stopped in one day and talked to Tim Swan, the General Manager at Burntwood. He could not have been more accommodating to our idea of taking pictures there and even offered to turn up the fireplace so the flame was bigger in the background of our pictures.

So, we showed up with the three kids and the photographer at 10:00 one morning to take the pictures since no one was at the restaurant yet. Needless to say, the pictures were phenomenal! I could not have picked a more beautiful place and such an accommodating staff. And we ended up staying for a delicious lunch by the fireplace afterwards.

Burntwood Tavern, Brecksville
8188 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
ph (440) 546-7680
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