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Bru Burger Bar
Bru Burger Bar

Bru Burger Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bruburgerbar.com
  • Phone: (859) 305-0082
  • 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: Burgers, American
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Love this place! Always have the veggie burger dressed in so man different ways. Some of the best wings in town."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Slipping a bit. Needs to stay customer focused. Did not feel welcomed this time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was fantastic! The bourbon burger was excellent, and the fries and onion rings were wonderful as well. Homemade sauces were on point! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I've been here before and I've enjoyed it each time. The Turkey Burger is my favorite. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Brandon was an excellent service provider; one of the best we've had in recent history."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "we had a really good time on our first visit to Bru Burger. The staff were very accommodating! Can't wait to go back."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great burgers and wide selection of beverages, including excellent selection of beers!! MAKE A RESERVATION, otherwise be prepared to wait!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It's a neighborhood hem, great food, very laid back atmosphere, amazing service ( Kevin is great)!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Great burgers. Onion rings are special. Be sure to ask for homemade ketchup. TV's are plentiful. We will be back."
    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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was our 5th time there, food was outstanding once again. Service could be a little better."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I loved it! Very good food and AWSOME service highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were excited to see a new restaurant in the Beaumont area & decided to try it out. My son considers himself a burger connoisseur, so he was pumped about a menu containing primarily burgers. Our server was very friendly & attentive & our food was out quite fast even on a busy Friday night. We got the Tuscan Dip appetizer which my husband & I enjoyed. I was expecting a warm dip, but even though it was cold it was still good. For entrees, we tried the Blazing Saddles burger, Kentucky Bourbon Burger & Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with some onion rings & fries & it was all good. Not mind-blowing gourmet food, but that's not what I was expecting from a burger joint. However, it was rather pricey for a burger joint in our opinion."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I have had lunch here 2 times and have enjoyed both experiences so much I have already planned my third visit. The staff is friendly, attentive and professional. The decor and variety of seating arrangements is excellent offering the opportunity for great lunch meetings or gathering with friends. The menu and food quality is great. We have enjoyed our selections and I have always seen something else I want to try on the next visit. I have now tried the veggie burger and a large salad and both were great. I have been with people who have ordered different burgers and all were pleased. Check it out for yourself and I think you will enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014