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Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence, Ottawa, ON

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence

4.7
4.7
120 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
Southern - style restaurant located in the Byward Market serving barbecue, craft cocktails as well as local beer + Wine

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Cocktail Bar, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (613) 845-1817
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Lively

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Lively

120 Reviews
  1. NolanD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and delicious. Worth every single penny. Highly recommend the Fork and Knife Chicken - it is to die for.

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  2. DanielleD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious BBQ we’ve possibly ever had! Friendly staff and gorgeous ambience.

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  3. RachelS

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived for our dinner the hostess informed us once seated that the table we were at was booked again at 8:00 pm. The service felt rushed as if they were hurrying us out. The food is delicious. In the end it is too noisy for dinner conversation anyways but we did not feel welcomed nor of value. Too bad.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, mediocre drinks, beautiful restaurant. As a hard of hearing individual, found this place a bit loud and dark, still had a good time, would come back.

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  5. Jandmar

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food’s good. Portions are large. Drinks are unique and tasty. Eat here!

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  6. MustangR

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the third time our group has enjoyed dinner at the Lexington. Each time the food an drinks have been delicious. The fork and knife chicken is a must try, happy hour offers offers some very well priced bites. Paul behind the bar is an artist. The service is excellent, and the ambiance is inviting and comfortable. One piece of criticism is the volume level of the music after 8-8:30 gets turned up and it makes it difficult to have a conversation with others at the table. That said, we will most definitely be back as soon as well can. So good…

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  7. MiraK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great size portions for the price. Delicious fried chicken. So buttery and sweet.

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  8. Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lexington on Clarence St is next level good! The service, ambiance, food quality and price, all exceeded our expectations. Andrew was our server and he was amazing. So accommodating and friendly. And he actually knew the menu items and was able to recommend some great choices. We will definitely be back.

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  9. Sugarman

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the experience...good food, great service...good times!

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  10. JessicaD

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lexington is one of our favourite spots and a go-to for us when celebrating any occasion in our life! We were finally able to enjoy the Monday special of meat plus 3 and were very happy with the value you get! We want to send a special thank you to the bar tender for helping make our anniversary special! Keep being amazing! :)

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It took us 45 mins to get drinks. An hour and a half to get our meals. Extremely slow service. Food was slightly over average although our order and selection was wrong. By the time we got our meal, we didn’t send it back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a good spot if you are looking for good quality, pub-style food in a casual, fun-loving atmosphere. The night we went turned out to be their monthly trivia night. We had a good time but we were there with another couple and we got into the game. If we’d been a couple on our own, we might have found it too noisy.

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  13. Mike1

    Ottawa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW. What an awesome place. The burnt ends were amazing, served with 3 distinct sauces. A repeat performance is a must.

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  14. SheilaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the attention to detail, we have allergies and the staff are very helpful with suggesting what we can have. The staff actually know what ingredients are in the food and that is refreshing. There is an overall good vibe. Nice Happy Hour Menu. The wait staff is super attentive as in there was a table next to us where the folks were from out of town and each time the waiter came by they had a new round of questions for him. He was patient, kind and informative. Excellent food and creative drinks highly reconmend. In short I would say the entire staff are tuned in and honestly care from beginning to end.

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  15. CarolineL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not one bad thing to say. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. We had the Brussels sprouts as an app, Fork and knife chicken and a bbq platter (shrimps and brisket) Of course there was way too much food for two! But that’s not a bad thing - I had the Mac and cheese today for lunch (took it as a side) and it was excellent.

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  16. DerekD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot, staff was awesome. Food was great. Only thing they could do better is lower the volume. It was difficult to hear someone across the table talk.

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  17. JasonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time, ambience was great and the food was really good. Always a hit with us!!!

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  18. Stew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant in the Byward Market. You have to try their jalapeño poppers and the Lex burger.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was not polite at all. Not sure if he was just having a bad day but he was rude throughout his interaction with us and seemed like he just didn’t want to be there. When my friend asked if there was any drinks he could suggest, he rudely said that he didn’t know him and therefore couldn’t recommend any drinks even though my friend was asking for any beverage that had lime/lemon in it. We ended up asking the other server as he was a lot more friendly and he offered a suggestion. The food itself was good, the wait times were a little long but overall okay. It was the service that definitely could have been A LOT better. Luckily the other server was friendly so that did help. We were there to celebrate my friend’s birthday (the one that asked for the drink suggestion) so we definitely expected much better service…

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  20. LauraG

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks, service, décor, ambiance - everything! We all had the fork and knife chicken which was so delicious!

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  21. PaulaA

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch at Lexington and it was amazing, service was on point. The food was INCREDIBLE, 10/10 would recommend. The restaurant was empty at 1PM on a Saturday, and I could not understand why.

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  22. Paco

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    1. Bad service 2. Limited menu 3. Full of flies 4. Loud music

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Alittle too loud but over all a very good experience

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  24. HollyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and service were all amazing! Definitely want to go back for brunch sometime!

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  25. DenisB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoy going to this restaurant and will go back, but they ran out of brisket at 5:45 and our food took an hour and 20 minutes to get to us and length of wait never acknowledged by staff.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing barbecue food. The burnt ends were fire. Shared the platter for 2 and it was a lot of food!

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  27. KavitaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch menu was killer! That blue Buffalo Benny! Stunning! And lots of happy hours! We love happy hour!

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  28. LizL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We ordered the fried brie which was delicious, and for our mains, the Lex burger and Pulled Pork sandwich. Both were great!

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  29. SarahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lexington is a true gem in Ottawa. Local craft beers, amazing, inspired cocktails and an incredible wine list. The food is fresh, creative and in generous portions. If you're looking for a date night, evening with friends or weekend brunch, Lex is the place!

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  30. Gabs

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Would go back for the food, but not for the service. We had a bunch of appetizers from the Happy Hour menu, full plates but half price. Good stuff!

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  31. Angelaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The three of us split a combo platter, stuffed jalapenos & the messy fries. They were all delicious. I was shocked at how few people were there with the food being so yummy. Sides are large on the platter, also served with cornbread & cinnamon butter, roasted hot peppers and pickles and two sauces. Jalapenos come with 4 and are bacon wrapped. Appetizer fries are sauced up, a little, are were tasty. The potato salad was delicious. Son enjoyed the mac and cheese.

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  32. SumK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and beautiful venue. Would definitely go back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome quality, quantity and value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Jaimie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great craft beer and cocktail selection, and stellar service.

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  35. LaurenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambiance and our server was wonderful. Attentive but not intrusive.

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  36. Andie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great and the bartender served nice hefty wine pours! Tasty food too.

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  37. Cerebellum

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good bbq place in Ottawa - the sides are especially delicious. Good laidback vide. Excellent service by our server Andrew!!

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  38. GuillaumeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very satisfied with our experience at Lexington; the food was great, the portions were more than sufficient and the service was awesome . We would go back for sure !

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  39. SB1111

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with great value! Would 10/10 recommend

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  40. RobG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, reasonably priced, good atmosphere.

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FAQs

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence is rated 4.7 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence

97 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    ByWard Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Cocktail Bar, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
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