Bru Burger Bar
Bru Burger Bar

Bru Burger Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bruburgerbar.com/
  • Phone: 8593050082x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Brian Willson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beaumont Centre
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bru Burger Bar
The hamburger is over 100 years old.

It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, everyman’s food.

BRU is an ode to our love….the Burger.

Paired with a beer, we can’t imagine what could be much better.

Welcome to BRU Burger Bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Bru Burger Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (12)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (10)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Not pet friendly:-(
    Martha
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although the food and service were wonderful , it is a shame that well-behaved leashed pets are not allowed to eat on the open patio
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's always so good...
    yadens
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Yes, it's a lot to pay for a burger and fries. But everything is fresh, made from scratch, and you can tell. The quality and the flavors in the food are so good, the service has always been great and the servers knowledgeable about the beer selection. It's a great dining experience every time we go - one of our favorite places for date night. And the onion rings and homemade ketchup are sooooo good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Place
    Robspill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This used to be an El Chico Mexican place. They have totally transformed this location to a very cool place with great food. They were on a 20 minute wait, but when we walked in with an Open table reservation, we were seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best burgers in town
    OtodocVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've been here several times and the food is consistently excellent, but if very crowded the service is spotty. This was not the case this weekend. The Roma burger medium rare is the finest thing on the menu. You can taste the different ingredients as you bite through it. Often everything runs together. The homemade catsup & hand cut fries & onion rings complement the burger, and their cole slaw is excellent & very fresh. You can get a turkey patty or veggie burger substitute to any item as well. Great meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again & again
    SteveMVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Love this place! Always have the veggie burger dressed in so man different ways. Some of the best wings in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to pay attention to details
    RocketgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Slipping a bit. Needs to stay customer focused. Did not feel welcomed this time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to place for weeknights
    BurgerbuddiesVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We like to go to Bru for quick dinners. I find the menu somewhat limited. I tend to order the same thing. I would love to try their salads but the descriptions are so poor in their menus I hesitate to try them. I got a call from the manager on the way home asking why we didn't honor our reservation. It is the second time this has happened. Someone isn't paying attention as I always tell them my name and that I have a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good burger - overpriced
    TangledupnBigBlue
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice variety to the menu; good quality but overpriced $9-12 + $2 for fries. Took almost 45 min to get our order even though there were many empty tables. It's a good place to try but there are many equally good choices at a more reasonable price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    jball
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Service was great and food was delicious! I wish the mac and cheese appetizer came as I side item because it is yummy but we ordered it anyway and took some home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Bru Burger Bar reviews archive.
  • Great food
    ejb1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food was fantastic! The bourbon burger was excellent, and the fries and onion rings were wonderful as well. Homemade sauces were on point!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quality meal...
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were in Lexington and found this place through Open Table. For a "hamburger" place, the food was so very well done. For appetizers, we had the Bru Board, a meat and cheese board with excellent homemade relishes and a quality assortment of meats, and the peppadew peppers and goat cheese with a truly wonderful balsamic reduction. The hamburgers were also very well prepared, freshly ground on site. For a "foodie", its hard to do hamburgers and beer better than this.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    SteveMVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We never have a bad meal here. It is always awesome. They will make any burger the way you want, and love that they have a whole grain bun for everything. And as always, a great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare gem
    RocketgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    If you would like a gourmet hamburger and be able to pick from dozens of domestic and imported beers then this is the place. Great service and a comfortable environment makes it perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Turkey Burger!
    MrsColeman
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I've been here before and I've enjoyed it each time. The Turkey Burger is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Night Out
    MissG
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I recently had dinner and drinks with three friends at Bru. Everyone loved the food and Original Sin cider. We had appetizers, burgers and dessert. A favorite item was the house made onion jam. We have already scheduled our next Mom's Night Out at Bru! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brandon was an excellent service
    gphoaVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Brandon was an excellent service provider; one of the best we've had in recent history.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't know what to expect
    smp58
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. Cozy and slightly more upscale than I anticipated. Food was good. I like the in-house condiments and locally sourced items. Service was good, but considering we were the waiter's only table for the time we were there, I thought it could have been more attentive (water when dry, etc.) although the watier seemed to know his menu and ingredients, which I always appreciate. All in all a good experience. A little pricey for for a burger, but at least there were some good selections.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service but...
    FTLguests
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good food and service but the food did not live up to the hype. Pricing was high for the taste and quantity. Reality did not meet expectations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great restaurant and staff
    jlk3
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    we had a really good time on our first visit to Bru Burger. The staff were very accommodating! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgerlicious!
    Chitownlvr
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This restaurant is a find! Burgers are the best in town, salads are aesthetically beautiful & delicious as well. One in our party had the blackened mahi, which was also delicious. The only thing we didn't care for was the cole slaw, which should be good in a place with limited sides for burgers (great slaw is a must!). The noise level was moderate but there was no trouble hearing each other at our table. I wouldn't normally think that it would be a place that a lot of parents would bring kids but there were a lot of kids there on a Saturday night...babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. The sun shone right into our faces for a good 30 mins and there were no blinds so request a table NOT on the west side. Definitely will return for the food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers & Brew
    PereNoirVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great burgers and wide selection of beverages, including excellent selection of beers!! MAKE A RESERVATION, otherwise be prepared to wait!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diminished experience
    BackAgainVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Our first visit to this Lexington burger joint was quite promising; however, our repeat visit revealed a diminished quality in the burgers (? size reduction, ? meat quality reduction) so that the relatively expensive prices did not seem as appropriate as before. In addition, the small table provided our party of 5 did not permit any movement to avoid the glare of the sun through the poorly shaded windows, reducing the ambiance to barely tolerable. Won't be back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    On line table set great, fhe server great she was, food great it was,price great for 9 people it was great. Overall the evening great...Will be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great nite
    Datenite
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    GREAT food! The only issue we had was that the restaurant did not have our reservation we made thru open table. Fortunately, we went on a Wednesday night and were able to get in anyway. Highly recommend the Bru Plate as an app.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night
    Mirmat
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The staff was very helpful from the get go as we were running late and when we called they pushed our reservations back for us. We were seated as soon as we arrived and I noticed that the restaurant was very clean and the atmosphere was very nice, a little loud, but it was Saturday night so that was understandable. Our entire group was very happy with what we ordered, I had The End which was delicious. My wife had the Bru Burger, she wasn't a fan of the Tallegio cheese but she enjoyed the rest of the components. My sister-in-law had The Beginning (she had been vegetarian for the last 5 years and this was her first burger since coming back to meat) and she enjoyed it very much. I also had a Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout which I enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, great service
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It's a neighborhood hem, great food, very laid back atmosphere, amazing service ( Kevin is great)!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Justin
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food would really good. I had the Mexicali Burger with onion rings. It was delicious. The atmosphere is nice also. Sort of an upscale burger joint with the sport bar scene still, only more modernized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The hubby was happy!
    yadens
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was fresh and very good. It is a little over priced, but you won't leave hungry. Lots of great (and local) beers on rotating tap. My husband loved everything about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgs and Brew
    Betz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great night out with burgs and brew! The food, ambiance, and service was top notch. Definitely a place to return to and tell others about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre experience
    Nancy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I made reservations for Valentine's Day at Bru Burger. We had heard good things about the restaurant and looked forward to a nice meal. When we arrived, the host staff (three people) seemed confused about where to seat us, even though we'd made reservations well in advance. They finally offered a high-top table near the entrance. That'd be no. We requested a nearby booth instead and were accommodated. We each ordered burgers and fries. The burgers were mediocre at best, as were the fries. The best aspect of our evening was the service. Our server was prompt and attentive. Unfortunately, good service isn't enough to warrant a return visit. There are too many dining choices in Lexington these days.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    dennync
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We've been there twice and loved it both times. If you want a table. recommend you make reservations for Fri and Sat nights. We ate at the bar the first time, it was fine. Went with another couple the second time and had reservations so we could get a table. We were seated immediately. Love all the choices of beer on tap and the burgers are amazing too, lots of unusual combinations. We will definitely go here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The online reservation worked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The online reservation worked well, which was good because we arrived just as things were getting busy. We got seated right away and our waitress was attentive. We liked the menu offerings; lots of interesting choices. Both of our burgers were cooked as requested, but the fries were kind of limp. Next time we'll try the onion rings. Good beer menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First trip
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Great experience. Friendly staff. Good was great though the veggie burger was too big. I had to eat it with a fork rather than on the bun. The flavor was excellent though. When I first saw the fries, I thought they were over cooked, but I was wrong. The flavor and crunch was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Burgers!
    RocketgirlVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    A huge surprise! I my wife and I had the best burgers we had ever eaten! The beer selection is vast and interesting. We had very attentive service by Ashton and were treated like we were the only diners in the place. You will love it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to watch sports
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Great burgers. Onion rings are special. Be sure to ask for homemade ketchup. TV's are plentiful. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was good but expensive
    mvanden
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    the food was good but expensive for a burger joint. It has the ambiance of a chain restaurant. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome once again
    SteveMVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    This was our 5th time there, food was outstanding once again. Service could be a little better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crazy Good
    Disappointed
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It's nice to have such a wonderful restaurant here in Lexington. Great wine selection, friendly service, the burger was the best I have ever had! Goat cheese and mushrooms, yummy! ! Try this place on your next date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and notable
    BurgerbuddiesVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This was our first experience and we were well pleased. Bru's is a great addition to the local dining scene. The space is very well planned. What good be a typical noisy sports bar has made accommodations for the diner wishing privacy and conversation while dining. While the menu is focused on burgers, there are many choices. My husband who is a true burger lover had difficulty choosing from the various selections. He chose the Kentucky bourbon burger while I selected the Portobello Mushroom sandwich. Both were delicious. We started with a Caesar Salad with a different riff and loved it. We will definitely make return visits to try more of the tasty- sounding menu selections. Not to be forgotten, the service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love a Good Burger!
    EatinGUDinthaHood
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    And Bru does not dissapoint! In house ground blend....so far we have tried the Bru Burger, good, but not my favorite Flavor Combo, the Spicy Burger (name escapes me) which was FABULOUS and the mushroom swiss burger also quite delish. The Fries are a must with the homemade ketchup, the BlackPepper Mayo and the BBQ Sauce. I'm a girl that loves her condiments. We have also tried the Soft Pretzel App--Delish and the wings. I would go back for the wings alone...served with a twist on the traditional celery accompaniment...a Celery, cucumber, tomato and Gorgonzola Salad. I could eat a whole bowl of that goodness. We have been twice and look forward to a third....heads up...use Open Table and make a reservation...or plan to WAIT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.