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Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence, Ottawa, ON

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence

4.4
4.4
41 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 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Hot Spot

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Hot Spot

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MP

    MarynaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente experience, very nice service, and food was just great
  2. M

    Micckey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exceptioanlly good food. I would recommend this place.
  3. MR

    MustangR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service. Fantastic drinks. Music was turned up a bit loud later in the evening - but overall the ambience was energetic, comfortable and friendly to various audiences (families with kids, business groups, friends, couples)
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 the food was great, sharing friendly, multiple bbq platters - the wings were drinks were great, the ‘shady lady’ was a highlight! The ambiance was great, our server was friendly and attentive
  5. S

    Sebastian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing inhouse prepared food and exceptional service.
  6. C

    Chase

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service and food. Music a bit loud, somtimes hard to hear the people at your own table
  7. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were delicious and unique. Great service from staff that really stands behind their brand.
  8. AO

    AlexiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice empty on Sunday when we went music was not too loud but good. Servers very attentive and friendly. First time I ever made a reservation. And would recommend. Dining room is clean and modern and very good atmosphere. My girlfriend was happy with it for her birthday.
  9. FM

    FisaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We went there in a whim, met the hostess and we're quickly seated. Server - Nick was great to talk with and provided a variety of recommendations based on mood and palette for cocktails and food. Would go back and try other items.
  10. S

    Sash

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular! I would buy that potato salad by the jar! Our server was very great as well, very attentive. Will be going back!
  11. ML

    MichaelL

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Ate there on our last day of vacation. Wish we had of found it sooner. Great food, drinks, staff, and portion value. Server really pushed the special and it worked out amazingly. Cheers!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It wasn’t exactly the restaurants fault that the noise level was so loud you couldn’t hear the music, but because of this reason I’d give the ambiance a 3/5. The other Lexington location is more of a vibe, it’s dark, spacious and not filled with rowdy weekend goers. The food was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the BBQ platter which included the fork and knife chicken (10/10 recommend) and the brisket - also recommend. We ordered a kale salad and received a spinach salad. We didn’t bother saying anything because it still tasted alright but it would be nice to be informed that we’re receiving something different from what we had ordered. The waitress was kind and had good spirits even though the place was packed. We’re looking forward to coming again to try the brunch.
  13. W

    Watrmn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time to the clarence street location. Nice that there was not any variance in the food from one location to the other. Was delicious and good portions. The only comment I have is the ambiance in the west end location has a bit more personality. This one need a little extra… Nonetheless, great experience, will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great space, cocktails and food!! Got the BBQ platter and was amazed with the quality of the BBQ, the sauces, the cornbread, just a GREAT meal will be coming back soon!!
  15. DM

    DavidM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This establishment is geared to service drinks and cocktails to the younger crowd. The food was almost not edible. As foodies we were looking for good quality smokehouse style food. The Ribs failed completely and the 1/2 chicken tasted nothing like a jerk seasoning. There is no sense going into great detail of why but I will say that we both cook far beyond what was served. The Waitress kept referring to us, Love, Darlings, Dears and a 20-something should not say words like this to people who are older than her parents. The Dj stated at 7pm raising the already loud volume to a level of not being able to communicate at our table. This was a very poor choice based on the google reviews that we read about each location. Should have taken hid to the negative reviews.
  16. I

    Ingrid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were excellent as always. The knife & fork chicken never disappoints, and the cost of menu items are so reasonable. Comfort wise, seating was comfortable but the music volume of the live DJ was a bit loud. Overall, a very, very enjoyable dinner experience.
  17. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, amazing service and great music (a tad loud). Will definitely go back!
  18. VB

    VisitorinByward

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was poor, took a lengthy amount of time from order to be served dinner, at least 45-1 hr and although an apology was provided, no compensation was offered. Food was decent.
  19. KL

    KellyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so impressed with our dinner last night. We will definitely come again!
  20. JL

    JoelleL

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bbq place, glad this Westboro restaurant opened a Market location.
  21. RT

    RandyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The starter was great, but the rest of the meal was unspectacular! My brisket was dry, with lots of fat! The sides were not flavourful! A big disappointment given the price!
  22. c

    catherinej

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Toronto we stopped in at Lexington on Clarence not sure what to expect. Found great attentive service, a large menu of choices very reasonably priced for what you get at great quality. We did the bbq platters, 2 meats, 2 sides for 36$. Try the fried chicken! We’ve eaten at many restaurants and found the chicken to be trash and with a light , pure battered flavour not bogged down in seasonings. If you want a taste, a slice of fried chicken comes with the delicious Caesar ! It was a meal in itself. Thanks for making a great night out with a another couple on the patio a Thursday night in the market . Will recommend to friends for sure !
  23. J

    Jkareffen

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, delicious food with big servings. Best place I have been a while!
  24. K

    Katie

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service! We sat on the patio and it was great.
  25. SP

    SarahP

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The specialty drinks are SO GOOD!!! I will definitely be back very soon!
  26. MT

    MichelleT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great decor and ambience. You would never think it’s a BBQ spot. Drinks and food were really good and well priced
  27. SS

    SSpl

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I don’t normally write reviews, but want to save others the waste of money they will encounter. The food was dry, old and stale.. 2 mains & 2 drinks cost $100, and definitely not worth it. Don’t come here
  28. JL

    JamieL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food as always at the Lexington. The brisket stack is perfection!
  29. EP

    EmPm

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I went for brunch with a friend on a very hot sunday. It was quiet and the staff was really caring. Food was delicious and drinks as well although a little expensive.
  30. CT

    CanadianTraveller

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best BBQ I’ve ever had! Huge portions, great local tap.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service as always.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Le repas étais brûlé et j’ai commandé une salade qui était vraiment pas bonne du tout je ne recommande pas cela a personne . Le service n’était pas médiocre mais il n’était pas bon non plus .
  33. SM

    SteffMou

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Server was not very friendly. When we asked her questions about the menu she was very blunt and it just seemed as though she didn’t care to help. None of the food was outstanding, we actually didn’t finish anything that the table ordered, very underwhelming.
  34. AS

    AlbertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early in the evincing and sat on the patio. The service was great and the food surpassed expectations with very large portions for the price. Amazing
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bottomless brunch with
  36. P

    Paisano

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place! Good food, big portions. Friendly staff
  37. M

    Marcopolo

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice addition to the ByWard market. Had the shrimp and grits, very tasty but could have gone with one less element on the plate. Meal came with two sides - excessive! - one would have been plenty. Some work to do on creating a true Southern biscuit, which was way too sweet and so dense it was more like a scone. Excellent service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time here for most of our group and we were all impressed. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. Don’t miss the burnt ends appetizer and the house BBQ sauce or the charred Brussel sprouts. We will be returning soon.
  39. MF

    MommyFoodie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Lexington and enjoyed our date night. Drink menu is fun and original as well as the food! A little disappointed with the Pork belly & Brussel sprouts salad. Missed opportunity on better incorporating the Pork belly. Otherwise our server Emma was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Will be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience and service. Loved the vibe and atmosphere. Food was excellent. The brisket and brussel sprouts were awesome.

FAQs

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence is rated 4.4 stars by 41 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 6 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

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Cocktail Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

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