Buckminster’s has closed in Point Breeze

In 2015 the corner of 21st and Federal saw some updates when renovations began on the former Burg’s Lounge location. Then in November a new restaurant from the owners of Kensington Quarters and Cafe Lift opened its doors here.


After just seven months in Point Breeze, Buckminster’s has now called it quits.

The neo-bistro had previously received a two bell review from Craig Laban for its addition to the dining scene in the neighborhood, showing “Point Breeze’s emergence is for real.”

It’s with deep regret that we share tonight will be the last night of service at Buckminster’s. It was an extremely tough decision for everyone involved, but one that had to be made no matter how much we hoped and worked to thrive here. We’re proud of what we set out to accomplish in this great neighborhood. We’re extremely grateful for all the hardwork from our dedicated team, especially Chef Rob Marzinsky – he is one of the most talented and driven chefs out there, and we’re all better for having the opportunity to work with him. We sincerely thank all our friends, family, neighbors and fans who ate and drank with us over the last six months – your support was and is deeply appreciated -Buckminster’s

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The last night of services for Buckminster’s was on Saturday, June 11.

Now that Buckminster’s is gone, what would you like to see open in this now fully-renovated bar and restaurant space?

10 thoughts on “Buckminster’s has closed in Point Breeze

  • June 13, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Was the demise of this place a testament to the poor idea behind the place, or that the neighborhood just isn’t ready for it yet?

      • June 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

        Ahh that’s a shame, could have been good for the neighborhood. An good alternative to ASB, maybe offering more cocktails, would be awesome.

  • June 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This is a real shame, the food here was delicious!

  • June 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Dang. That place looked amazing, but never made the trip over there. Guess I never will 🙁

  • June 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I tied to like this place a few times. Each time I’ve been there it was empty, maybe 2-3 people sitting alone at the bar. The drinks were expensive, but good. I never tried the food, as we normally stopped there later in the evening for a nightcap. That location is probably better suited for a place with some cheaper drink/beer options, but competing with Sardine Bar might not be the right move in that area yet. In conclusion, I have no idea what I would like to see there.

  • June 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Neighborhood not quite ready. Been to Buckminster’s a few times and was never disappointed. Food was amazing

  • June 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    The drinks were good, but the menu options were unsatisfactory.

  • June 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Build the restaurant that the neighborhood wants; not the restaurant that you want the neightborhood to want.
    “Don’t fight forces, use them.” -Buckminster Fuller

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