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OBC Kitchen, Lexington, KY
OBC Kitchen, Lexington, KY
OBC Kitchen, Lexington, KY
OBC Kitchen, Lexington, KY
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OBC Kitchen

4.8
4.8
3915 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
OBC Kitchen is a local, chef-driven restaurant that houses an extremely rare bourbon collection, eclectic craft beer selection and extensive wine list. Centuries-old local barn wood surrounds guests as they enjoy high quality, distinctive dishes in a pub like atmosphere. Indulge in chef-driven dishes and seasonal favorites. Celebrate the weekend with $5 Happy Hour features each Friday. Enjoy brunch favorites, bloody marys and mimosas on Saturday and Sunday.

The passionate staff fosters a spirit of hospitality and Kentucky heritage. OBC Kitchen was named after the counties that eventually became Kentucky; “Old Bourbon County” was stamped on bourbon barrels that floated down the Mississippi from Kentucky and became synonymous with the best bourbon in the U.S.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 977-2600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Combs
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Jamie Cawood our Private Event Coordinator: (859) 977-2602
  • Neighbourhood
    Lexington
  • Cross Street
    Located in the Lansdowne Shoppes
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for brunch

  • Central Kentucky

    Lively

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Great for brunch

  • Lexington

    Innovative

  • Lexington

    Good for groups

  • Lexington

    Hot spot

  • Lexington

    Lively

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

3,915 Reviews
  1. Bigdennysbday

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place for brunch. Our favorite place in Lexington.

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  2. KittyB

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch at OBC Kitchen was absolutely wonderful! We had 2 young kids and their mom, a couple in their 20's, and us grandparents and there was something on the menu to please each of us. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the pimento cheese and bacon dip appetizers - fabulous. Several had the Belgian waffles, cinnamon donuts, and mac and cheese - all were hits! Also the arugula salad, the crab benedict, and the fried chicken were all great. I can't remember a better brunch. And our server, Trevor, was spot on. We'll be going back Often😊

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  3. NKYBlue

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Great menu and the best bourbon selection I’ve seen in a local restaurant. Great service and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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  4. MicheleD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always looking for new places to eat when visiting our daughter in Lexington. Found you on Yelp and we will be back. Amazing brunch! Love the atmosphere and our waiter was super friendly!

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  5. Steve

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the food is always delicious! We visited with some friends from out of town and enjoyed a fancy Bloody Mary. The staff is always attentive and helpful. We will always come back!

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  6. Cinniethepooh

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Update: minutes after writing this review, the manager from OBC contacted me to apologize for my less than stellar experience. He was very gracious and invited me back - so I will go back again and hope for a much better experience. OBC has one of the best bourbon bars in Lex, so at the least, I’ll go back for a fabulous pour or cocktail. OP: We were a party of three ladies for dinner, but they sat us at a huge round table, so we grouped together on one side so we could actually talk. Plus, the table was right inside the door where people walked into the restaurant, so initially, when I sat near the aisle area, people kept bumping into my chair. It just feel like this table is too big for that space. The server was amazing. I can't say enough good things about him. But here's the big BUT... I have eaten at OBC many, many times before and enjoyed it. However, my last visit before this one was less than stellar. I chalked it up to one bad meal. It happens. But last night, I ordered the Halibut, but without the sides it came with on the menu, but asked if they could sub Brussel sprouts instead. They said no problem. Well, when my fish arrived, the "filet" was less than a quarter inch thick, was may two inches by two inches, and there was no sauce on it at all. Then, they put a small cast iron dish with maybe 12 Brussels on the side. I didn't want to complain in front of my friends, so I just ate it (after asking for some lemon to at least give the fish some flavor). But then my check came... they charged me $42 for the Halibut and an extra $9 for the Brussel sprouts!! $51 for barely any food!! I didn't look at the check until the server came back with my card swiped (my mistake), so I paid and left, but it really angered me as I drove home that they charged me so much for very little food. I will rethink future visits to OBC as the portion to price ratio was ridiculous and this is my second bad experience!

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  7. LexCat

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere. Food was delicious. Need more dessert choices.

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  8. KristaG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome drink, awesome food, amazing service and great atmosphere!!

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  9. KayWhyBT

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in town to experience Lexington! Must go if from out of town.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. A little pricey, but worth it. The food, atmosphere, and drinks were perfect

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  11. MaryW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty tasty, but our service was slow and the waiter wasn't the best.

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  12. JohnA

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not good. Told fried chicken, which was mediocre , was a whole chicken enough to share. It was less than half. Wedge salad had a few lettuce leaves with a thick hockey puck of blue cheese. Too much for too little salad. Sorry I won’t be back nor recommend. Pricy for what you get.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good. The food was great had a good time. The only thing I didn't like was bad lighting but besides that everything was good

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  14. Viggy

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch, food and service! Nice layout, and great bourbon selection and brunch cocktails.

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  15. TiffanyK

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a brunch date! We splurged on the bacon in a glass for an app, Creole omelet for him and crab cake Benedict for me. So yummy, plenty of crab in the cakes, and perfectly poached eggs. Grapefruit mimosas hard to beat at $5, and our server Trevor couldn't have been better- even added some extra biscuits to the leftovers on the table that we wanted to take home to the kids. Great experience, will return :)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, atmosphere and most importantly bourbon!! The cola braised short ribs are fantastic. The bourbon selection is incredible and they offer a good selection of bottles for purchase. Definitely will be back the next time I’m in Lexington.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our absolute favorites in Lexington. Great menu, really good food and very attentive and friendly customer service! Hard to beat OBC Kitchen!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere and waitress were all wonderful. It is pricey but we knew that going in.

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  19. Jashow

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service every time. Great cocktail list too

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  20. Eddie3

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OBC consistently has amazing food and atmosphere. Brisket tacos are best on planet and it’s not even close!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and staff was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back.

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  22. Vinoluvr

    Cincinnati

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first OBC experience was very good. We will return. 700 Bourbons touted is smoke and mirrors in the sense it adds to the ambiance, but not the experience. The wine list could be broader and more upscale options, which would broaden the experience.

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  23. MichaelT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great stuff Al little pricey. Alcohol probably didn’t helo

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A group of six of us all got different items off of the menu & all thoroughly enjoyed everything we had! We took turns sharing bits of each other’s food & were impressed across the board!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The cocktails and bourbon selection were absolutely phenomenal. The short rib and pork belly tacos are highly recommended however the scallops in the risotto weren’t the freshest.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding, and all dishes were delicious.

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  27. divinegrouper

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The set up for Valentines day was spectacular and the food was amazing.
    OBC KitchenResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you for your recent visit and 5-star review. Our team strives to provide 100% guest satisfaction, 100% of the time, and it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate you dining with us and hope to serve you again soon.

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  28. NateJ

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great, the service is over the top and the drinks are out of this world.

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  29. AngelaD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Employees are fantastic and food is delicious. Loved the mixed drinks and they have ALL the bourbons

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  30. PeggyR

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baylor was our waiter. He did a great job making sure we had everything we needed. Everyone’s meals and drinks were delicious. Love OBC!!

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  31. EbenH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Even better cocktails. Everything was thoughtfully done.

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  32. StephM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was awesome and our meal was fantastic!

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  33. AaronW

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, the employees were attentive and their alcoholic beverages are some of the best I have ever had.

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  34. JonH

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super Bowl Sunday was very quiet which was great for my friends and I. Service was great, food prepared well. Thanks!

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  35. Sissy

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious. Had my favorite short rib tacos and shrimp & grits. Both were great & full of flavor as always. There on Super Bowl Sunday so not very busy.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No crowd. It was the perfect time of day. The server was excellent. Appetizer was excellent. We had the green tomatoes. Shrimp was stringy. Not sure why.

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  37. ChAdams

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from out of town and had seen recommendations for OBC. Was not disappointed. Food was excellent and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Her suggestions for both drinks and food was spot on!

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  38. PaigeP

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at OBC. Awesome atmosphere. Amazing drinks

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  39. AVBekind

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were AMAZING! Very delightful. Great choices and menu. Loved that an iPad with photos and descriptions was available for our viewing when it came time to decide what to order. I was a wee bit disappointed with the food. Ribeye was overcooked, fried chicken was super salty (gravy was absolutely delicious though!), and lack of veggies with entrees or options of sides was a little disheartening. Mac n cheese was good, probably a 7/10. Overall, I would definitely come back for cocktails. Dinner was ok, just not worth the prices in my opinion.

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  40. RonL

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was amazing. All else delicious as usual.

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FAQs

OBC Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 3915 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 62 times today
Google Map for OBC Kitchen

3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located in the Lansdowne Shoppes
  • Neighbourhood
    Lexington
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Regional American (Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Combs
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (859) 977-2600
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Jamie Cawood our Private Event Coordinator: (859) 977-2602
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