Lexington Smokehouse & Bar

4.6
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283 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Barbecue
Southern-Style kitchen and smokehouse offering hand-crafted cocktails, local beers and amazing wine.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH11
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SO GOOD. One of the best restaurants I've ever been to in Ottawa (been here my whole 38 year life). Great service, atmosphere..... AND AMAZING FOOD!!! (at a decent price too, especially considering the quality/portion sizes). The custom cocktails are a nice touch as well. 10/10 100/100 would highly recommend this place.

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VeronicaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place so much!! The fork and knife chicken is heavenly

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NancyR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, the server was attentive but unobtrusive. We had the platters and everything was hot, fresh and delicious. The cauliflower bombs were excellent and the burnt tips were yummy. The tables were well spaced for social distancing.

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JoseeP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The brussel sprout side was the show piece of our meal. The meat was incredibly well smoked & cooked. We ordered 2 platters with various sides & meats. The fries were uniquely cut and well cooked. The chili tasted like a chili which is not what we expected but it was delicious. The mac and cheese was slightly disappointing without a punchey tasting cheese. Very happy overall to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday!

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious restaurant. I went with a group of 4- 3 of us got the bro’s it stack and 1 of us got the burger. All of us were more than satisfied with our meals and experience. We will be returning for sure hungry for more !

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StaceyW
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was tasty but there were no desserts. Excellent waiter

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Westie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was pretty good. The restaurant was not clean (the tables were very sticky and the floor had not even been swept).

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BLeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time back at Lexington since the Covid wackiness. While they said they were rebuilding the menu, there was plenty on it. Drinks, starters (the stuffed mushrooms are fantastic) and mains are delicious and the mains are VERY generous portions. Some of the fork and knife chicken went home with the diners, but not for lack of appetite. The on-street patio still manages to be a pleasant dining space, and you don’t feel as if traffic is whizzing past you at dangerous speed or distance.

A welcome return to one of my favorite Ottawa destinations .

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Emilie
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food for a good price. The ambiance was great and the service was quick.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious bbq and beer loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner night out! Definitely left full, great value for delicious food! Awesome service too!

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TaraG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food! Small menu, but with lots of choices! Our server was lovely.

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HotlineDrapes
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food never disappoints here. All the meats are delicious and the sides have a great selection depending on your mood. I've been a couple times now and will definitely be back

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WadeN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best bbq food I have ever eaten. Try the burnt ends for your starter.

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GerrylynC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Ordered ribs. They were tough and dried out. Macaroni and cheese tasted like a Kraft package. Very disappointed.

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vipLorneB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Ribs were inedibly dry. Fries were chewy. Corn was over seasoned and over done. And server didn’t much care.

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sueb
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went last Saturday night. We were a table of 6. Four out of 6 had the Knife and Fork chicken. They loved it and would love to eat it again. I have food allergies but I can be easily accommodated there which is such a bonus for me. I had hand held brisket sandwich with gluten free bun. Since they smoke their own meat and it is delicious. I also had the blackened brussel sprouts. They were so good I would go there just for this dish! We have been to the Lexington multiple times and will continue to go there and suggest it to friends and family. Yum

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Mike
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food good service cant say anything bad about Lexington smokehouse ,I am a big eater and could not finish my meal .Cant wait to go back

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Jbobby
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great setting, easy to book a table, very friendly and warm place to eat. Platter was great and selection was vast. Thank you for the great experience.

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vipLindaC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. A regular stop on my dine out list. Never dosappoints

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lexington has one of the est burgers I've ever had in my life. Whenever I come here, it's a wrestling match between me and my insatiable burger desires to have something different. I usually lose. When I don't lose the fork and knife chicken is whispering sweet nothings in my ear.

They also have a great selection of beer on tap and although I have yet to try the cocktails they are tempting.

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BLeD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Oh, that fork and knife chicken! Even good the next day at home.

Always enjoy Lexington for the great food. This time, we tried the cauliflower bomb appetizer, and that was quickly added into the "gonna get this every time" list.

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DerekB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food and great beers , a regular venue in my dining out choices

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always my fave place in Ottawa! Great service, amazing food and nice ambiance. I take everyone here!

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Shannon
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food! The Mac and cheese fritters are scrumptious. The burnt bits just melt in your mouth. The knife and fork chicken sandwich is truly out of this world! The drinks selection is wonderful. We will definitely return!

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GordonG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good sized menu that will meet everyone's food preference. The meals are very well priced, well thought out, ample and delicious. The drink menu was eclectic ( try the Bourbon Sour) The ambience is very nice with an upscale hipster vibe. The service was very good. The servers are young and well-spoken Ours was attentive and respectful of our privacy.

Try it. You won't be disappointed. I know we'll be back.

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StittsvilleMama
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 2nd visit and it was just as good as my first visit! I brought a friend for her birthday, this was her first time, and she LOVED it! Way to go guys, the food is excellent and the service is great!

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EAMac24
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The shrimp and grits were fantastic. I think there were 4 jumbo shrimp cooked to perfection and the grits were full of flavour. I chose the potato salad and fries on the side and they were good, but in all honesty, a choice of one side would have been sufficient.

The comments from others ranged from:
scrumptious (brussel sprouts)
finger licking good (bbq platter)
too doughy (cauliflower bombs)
a bit too salty (ribs)

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KyleW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Definitely going will return.

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Orlandovisitor
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We went later and a couple things were sold out. We were served the beef tips, last one available and they were ok. I’ve been before and had a better experience

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StefanieC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was outstanding.

Loved the atmosphere - was just a touch loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Dont use butchers paper as a plate when wet it breaks up and your patrons will end up eating little pieces of it.

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SamG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing! They could have used another person behind the bar on a Saturday night. The staff was great but were busy.

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Robl
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Not the best bbq I’ve ever had. The brisket was a little dry and I’m not sure it was actually smoked. There was no smoke ring and was a grey colour the whole was through. The burnt ends aren’t traditional either. Instead of small pieces smothered in sauce they’re big chunks with side sauce and a little dry.

My wife had the knife and fork chicken. The flavour was good and the biscuit really good. But all the batter on the chicken fell off.

I sad to say I probably won’t be back. I really had high hopes for this place.

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GJS001
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The New Year's special including a fantastic new dish - smoked short rib with peppery cabbage and creamy mashed potatoes. I hope they add this to the regular menu. If they do, I will be back soon! The appetizer I had, a prawn salad, was a bit disappointing, but that only served to highlight the short rib dish. The wine pairing was good, and felt like an incredible value at $17 for the three courses.

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LeaG
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great smoked meat, the pulled pork was excellent! Love the grilled Brussel sprouts. The cocktail list is fabulous as well!

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AnthonyE
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I’ll first say that the bbq here is really good. Also, the fried chicken “sandwich” is out of this world delicious. The rest is ok. We found our server genuinely disinterested in making our experience pleasant. She wasn’t outwardly rude but just not helpful and inconsistent with her attention. Lastly, a word of advice. If your restaurant is going to offer only two desserts, you better knock it out of the park. The “apple pie” was more of a crumble and it was burnt on the edges. To boot, it was served with a scoop of what could only be Breyers vanilla. Meh. The s’mores cup was also just meh. I’d return for the meat but leave all the other stuff alone.

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FusterCluck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience was great. Awesome options for vegan meals! I will be back just for that reason. Except the dish I had was good but through the description, I was expecting something different. I thought it was going to be like a casserole with a crust but it was a skillet. Still very good food but not what I was expecting.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite restaurant hands down!

JC
JCT613
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The service and apps were great but our main dish — ribs — was dry and hard AF. Spent over $100 for two people so I’d expect way better food for that price.

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Lexington Smokehouse & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 218-8209.

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.

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