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The Fat Lamb, Louisville, KY

The Fat Lamb

4.7
4.7
835 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are a modern neighborhood restaurant in the heart of the highlands of Louisville, Kentucky serving craft cocktails and creative cuisine. Please enjoy our hospitality. We offer a full bar with local craft beer and interesting wines. Our food menu changes with the season and we focus on fresh flavors with creative preparation. Please be our guest.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 409-7499

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Dallas McGarity

  • Catering

    We can do almost anything you would need for your special event and party based on almost any budget you would have. Our catering program is based on your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We do off premise private events as well as restaurant buyouts. Please contact us at www.fatlamblouisville.com or call 502.409.7499 for more information.

  • Neighbourhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross Street

    Grinstead Dr and Bardstown Rd

  • Parking Details

    We do have a small private lot that we share with 3 other businesses but there is also a ton of street parking in the area. It is a very walkable area of Louisville.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Eat Your Veggies Dinner!

    US$85.00 per person

    Dec 18, 2022 only
    A five-course vegetarian dinner with an optional wine pairing. All proceeds go to Dare to Care. Help us raise money for a great cause. 1st Course-Pani Puri with saffron potatoes, green peas, mint, and a chili/mango sauce 2nd Course-Sesame Chickpea Fritter with creamed spinach, feta, and roasted pepper sauce 3rd Course-Curry Roasted Cauliflower with a tahini carrot puree, zhug, pickled golden raisins, and toasted almonds 4th Course-Smoked Paprika & Cumin Roasted Sweet Potato with lacinato kale, caramelized onions, chili crisp, and lemon zest 5th Course-Mango Lassi Tarts with whipped cream, lime zest, and mint Please no substitutions and not all allergies can be accommodated. 20 % gratuity included

Popular dishes

What 835 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Healthy

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal. Great service. My out of town friends from NYC loved it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was perfect. Great time.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was out of this world delicious and the service was outstanding!
  4. E

    Eski

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience all year. The wait staff was attentive and a delight. I took my folks to dine here and our server Kerstine really helped them make a selection, she was very familiar with the menu and just a joy. Chef Dallas stopped by to chat about the dish he had prepared during our visit and you can just tell this man loves food and peoples enjoyment of it. This was such a nice moment and really made the night special. There simply isn't better food in Louisville. This is only my fourth time visiting, but every time exceeds the last. There is food, and then there is the fat lamb. Every dish is unique and has noticeable subtle but enjoyable flavors that push it into a league of its own. Everything is prepared perfectly and taste great. I am salivating just anticipating my next visit, which is assuredly going to be another amazing mind blowing experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and excellently prepared menu.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dining experience - food and service were exceptional!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went to celebrate a birthday. The staff hand wrote a birthday card, which is so unique and personal. The cocktails were carefully balanced, and the goat cheese app was the highlight. We also enjoyed the brussel sprouts, gnocchi, and cannolis, but we think we’d like to try other items on the menu next time. The staff was friendly, but we felt rushed to order. Great ambience for date nights.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fabulous food and service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good but it was very loud…chef was very nice and spoke with us…
  10. K

    Karen

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. Good friends had recommended. All four of us loved every single thing we had and it was just amazing.
  11. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing from start to finish and the service was wonderful! Best meal we had during our whole trip!
  12. s

    saltzydog

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good..expensive..food great..drinks good..service very good
  13. 2

    2017

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I gave the Fat Lamb a 4 out of 5 star. My opinion is that the dinner did not meet the expectations that I had for this restaurant, but perhaps the expectations were too high. Others may really enjoy the food and value, and there seems to be many very positive reviews to support that. Nice ambiance and friendly staff. I suggest anyone to try for themselves as you may really like it.

    The Fat LambResponded on November 9, 2022I have never been to Barcelona but being included in the food scene there is cool I guess? Some of the greatest restaurants in the world are there. I'm also not sure what you were expecting when you dined with us and not sure what Barcelona has to do with us, but we purchase the best ingredients we can afford. We also have a small menu that changes frequently based on what farmers can offer us. I hope your business is as good as the same type in Barcelona. ??? Strange.

  14. G

    Grace

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Appreciated the server's attention to detail. Food was delicious. Still find it a weird setting given the strip mall location and architecture.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food in our server were unbelievable. I will totally recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.
  16. UK

    UKRunner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I’ve eaten here three or four times since it’s opening and every time the food and the service have been great. The space is a bit tight and can be noisy but overall a dependable weekend dinner spot. Would recommend to just about anyone.
  17. DQ

    DQueen

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the house cocktail, the lamb chops, and the Nutella mousse. Would recommend all three. Cocktail tasted like a sweet southern lemonade. The lamb chops were perfect, with a plate full of flavorful accompaniments each one more delightful than the last. The mousse was delicious and smooth as silk. Service was superb. My only regret is not going sooner. Will definitely return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Entrees were good. Apps were ok. Service was good.
  19. RR

    RobynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and creative cocktails. Amazing food. Great service. A perfect night out.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  21. d

    dionnajay

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! This was our second visit and we love it even more. The food, from the starters to the salad and entrees. It’s all delicious. Try it, you’ll love it.
  22. JR

    JohnR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple salad was good. Three big chickpea fritters were tasty, like big falafel, and just two were filling. Chose a good value red wine from a short list
  23. LB

    LisaB

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was friendly, attentive yet let us take our time. Food was amazing, although wish there were a few more GF options. We sat more toward the back of the restaurant and it was MUCH better as far as noise level. I am never disappointed when I go here!
  24. G

    Gill

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crew at Fat Lamb has always been polite, attentive and provide excellent service. We have dined here at least 4 times and it is consistently delicious. Meals, drinks and service never disappoints!
  25. NH

    NolaH

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We were visiting from out of town. So good we would come back for it.
  26. L

    Linkro

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Very accommodating. Nice atmosphere.
  27. LJ

    LewisJ

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu is amazing. If you haven’t been in a while, you need to go back. If you’ve never been, you should go! Also – we don’t drink, but they have an amazing Mocktail menu. Really appreciate all the thought that goes into the dining experience here.
  28. DB

    DeborahB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with our daughter. Good sized portions-filling but enough to take home for a late night snack or with a couple of eggs for breakfast.
  29. JC

    JoeC

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Pleasantly greeted and seated immediately upon entering the restaurant. Our server (Kirsten S) was excellent in all phases of the meal. Clearly chefs prepared the meals, and not merely cooks - taste, combinations, and presentation. Pricey, so we can't afford to eat there often; but it will be amongst the few we'd eat at for this price range.
  30. VK

    VictorK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing extraordinary. Overpriced. Automatically included tips as for party of 6 though there where 5.
  31. B

    Bluegrass

    Louisville

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars, we enjoy everything about The Fat Lamb. I highly recommend! As usual, the food, drinks, and service were all excellent!
  32. LR

    LauraR

    Louisville

    89 reviews

    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good food, stellar cocktails, excellent service. The new fall cocktail is quite tasty and the eggplant rollatini appetizer was delicious.
  33. JK

    JayK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and flavor. The garlic marinated pork was very flavorful, but would like if the pork was slightly tender. Goat cheese and pita bread was on point! Would highly recommend this and definitely come back.
  34. JW

    JWiLL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Wife had the short ribs and I had the veal. Both incredible. Our server Joe Riggs was very professional and a delight as well! We will definitely be back.
  35. A

    Arjayfon

    Western KY

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have dined at Fat Lamb before and each time the experience is very rewarding. The food is very well prepared and presented, the service attentive, and the ambiance pleasant. A good choice for a nice evening out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.
  37. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent, but be aware that it is pricey. Check the online menu like we did and see if it fits your budget. For a special occasion it is just the thing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent even though we were the last table to come in/leave. The pickled beet salad and Chilean sea bass were wonderful!
  39. NS

    NateS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific staff, thank you
  40. CL

    ClaudiaL

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately was my first time in this place and had the signature dish supposedly and my lamb shops were over cooked . I won’t go back .

    The Fat LambResponded on September 14, 2022When the manager stops by your table and asks "how is everything", then you say fine...it's on you. The whole point of the manager doing that is to make sure that you are happy. Please don't come back. You are the reason that no one wants to work in hospitality anymore. You are a garbage human. Eat at home. -Chef

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Fat Lamb offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 409-7499.

The Fat Lamb is rated 4.7 stars by 835 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 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Fat Lamb

2011 Grinstead Dr, Louisville, KY 40204

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Grinstead Dr and Bardstown Rd

  • Neighbourhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We do have a small private lot that we share with 3 other businesses but there is also a ton of street parking in the area. It is a very walkable area of Louisville.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dallas McGarity

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 409-7499

  • Catering

    We can do almost anything you would need for your special event and party based on almost any budget you would have. Our catering program is based on your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We do off premise private events as well as restaurant buyouts. Please contact us at www.fatlamblouisville.com or call 502.409.7499 for more information.

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