About Bru Burger Bar - Lexington

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.

3010 Lakecrest Circle
Lexington, KY 40515
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Burgers, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-9pm

Cross Street:
Beaumont Centre

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 305-0082

Website:
http://bruburgerbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Carlos Lopez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bru Burger Bar - Lexington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Great Beer (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love our Bru Burger, great place to kick back eat a salad ,fries and a burger. Watched the Steelers kick the Bengals butt on this visit.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Greeted and seated right away. Sat right at 7:45 when our reservation was! Friendly and personable server. Good food... Salads and ahi ahi burger very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We go to Bru regularly! GREAT burgers! And great service always.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very accomodating waiter -- amazing service. Food was delicious and plentiful. Environment was cozy and not loud. Great experience all around!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

This was the 1st time using Open Table, and was apprehensive to use an app to make a reservation. However, we arrived on time and they had us listed perfectly. No waiting involved and had a great experience overall.
Had the weather not been as cold, we would have taken advantage of the outdoor seating area. We will certainly be back and often!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great unique burgers and excellent, friendly service. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food always is very good. Onion rings are a must have. The beer, wine and bourbon selections are solid. Never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I have never had a bad experience at bru burger. My friends and I come here regularly. The good and service are always great. One of our favorite places in lex!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite places, but it has really gone downhill. The food isn't as good and the service is lacking. So disappointed!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wonderful meal and service!!

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our waiter stopped coming by and after about an hour we had to ask for the bill. We were not offered refills on drinks or dessert. The table was right in front of the window with blinding light and it was pretty noisy. Not a good spot. The salads were very good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

GREAT food, Excellent service, generous portions. Try the pasta salad! Good tea, too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Overall fair. Bill adds up fast as for 3 of us for dinner with 2 beers, appetizer and 3 burgers was $65. My beer glass was cracked which I didn't notice until I was drinking from it. I mentioned it to the waiter and he replaced it with the exact same amount of beer in it. No apology. I wouldn't make a special trip to eat here again.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Ordered a gluten free bun for a burger and after eating half of my burger I realized the bun may not be gluten free. I asked the waiter if there was a mistake because I needed gluten free and he laughed and said "no I forgot....why did you eat it?". I told him I didn't understand why he was laughing and he said "are you seriously mad about it". Enough said. If he'd have said it was an accident and he was sorry it'd have been OK but to laugh about it and challenge me about having an issue by asking if the meal was served correctly is a large issue. Dinner was free but that they didn't care if I had a food allergy is very disappointing. I go twice a month and probably won't go again. I used to recommend the place but will definitely tell people to not go anymore.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Burgers are always great. Service is often good, but our recent visit met us with poor service. More than one we had to get the server's attention for simple things like refilling drinks. A great disappointment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was good. I did see from other reviews that they tend to under-cook the hamburgers, so I advised my family and they adjusted their requests accordingly. I ordered mine medium and there was definitely still pink but I was o.k. with that. I saw someone at a table near us send her hamburger back because it was under-cooked.

Our service wasn't great--waiter forgot to put our appetizer order in. On the plus side, he confessed it was his fault but by the time he figured that out our food arrived (about 45 minutes after we had arrived.) They gave us the appetizer for free in a to-go box but it wasn't really the same. Mistakes happen so not a huge problem but it definitely impacted our overall reaction to the restaurant.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I went to Bru Burger for Burger Week and enjoyed the Sriracha Burger. Very good! The service on the other hand was sub-par. The server was a young man who had no 'table side manner' whatsoever. I had been to BruBurger before and find the food is always very good. Yes, I will go back next time I want a good burger.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Best burger ever! Quality of the meat was top notch. Provençal Burger was just perfection.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 3, 2017

First time to sit on the patio which was a very pleasant experience on a beautiful spring evening. The food was very good and I especially liked the freshness of the salads and the delicious salad dressings. A very nice, laid back dinner experience!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was excellent but service was a little slow. At least two tables that came in after us were served before we were. I'm sensitive to this because my husband is diabetic and he needed to eat. When we asked they brought his food out which I appreciated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great selection of beers and burgers. Good suggestion from our server on a great appetizer.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was my first time after hearing about it on Bluegrass Chefs show on TV. All the food was very, very good. You could tell it was all fresh and from scratch. I ordered the END hamburger. It had an over-easy egg on it. It was delicious but it was so messy with the egg yoke that is just fell apart. We shared a healthy sized order (I mean LARGE) of strawberry cheesecake. I am not a fan of cheesecakes, but this was fabulous.

The wait staff was top notch and it's very nice and spacious inside. Even though other people were around us, we didn't notice much noise.

I would have liked to have eaten on the patio but the sun was in people's faces. They had umbrellas-----not enough coverage, but at 5:00 on a May afternoon, the sun was too much.

I will be going back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great burgers and salads! Loved sitting on their patio! Bloody Mary's were amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

best burger ever. and the staff was fantastic. Waitress was great and the manager made sure we had a great lunch and enjoyed our first time there

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Went for two year anniversary. Food was amazing, burgers were cooked perfectly and service was on point.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great burgers and wonderful service

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The barbecue nachos were absolutely horrible!! I don't know they could even serve them. Barbecue sauce was cold, barely any chicken or cheese. Just terrible!!! Would not recommend. They're were good when they first opened but has gone down hill majorly.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Made a last minute reservation during race weekend and were able to get a great time. Arrived and were seated right away and taken care of for drinks.
Waiter was back promptly and till our order. It arrived in less than 15 min
Great fun place

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 8, 2017

First time to visit. Went to celebrate husband's birthday. Absolute best burger ever. Our waiter was awesome!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The burgers were awesome. There were four of us and we each got a different burger and all were delicious. Their homemade ketchup is to die for!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Took the team for a co-worker's birthday. Everyone had a great meal and a good time.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 2, 2017

If you like burgers and beer you will love this place. The burgers are good but a bit overwhelming. Great patio area!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Good salad and burger but lots of parents with kids and big families when we were looking for a quiet place to enjoy a beer and burger. if you're looking for a quiet date night, go somewhere else.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Lexington's best Burgers! Bru Board always works well!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Organic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This is a staple for my family. We absolutely love Bru Burger and find any excuse to eat there. There is a burger for everyone on this menu!! The burgers and sides are priced separately , do be aware of that.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 26, 2017

What a great place for a lunch get together with friends. We all ordered different burgers, and we were all happy with our choices. The food was great, and we beat the Sunday crowd, so it was fairly empty when we got there, but filled up nicely before we left. We would definitely return next time we are in Lexington.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Wait staff were friendly and handled special requests with accuracy and with a can do attitude.
Manager also came by the table to check on service and comfort of the guests.
Use of Open Table allowed for nearly zero wait time; we were seated immediately.
Hostesses were polite and helpful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The burgers are great- I highly recommend the Patty Melt and fries. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. Great service and good value.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 15, 2017

YUM! I eat a burger about once a year. A real burger...not fast food junk. I had a plain hamburger and mmmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm...I ate every bite! And the fries. My mouth is literally watering as I type this....so freaking good! Really, wonderful. Enjoyed the food so much!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Living in Louisville, we don't always get the opportunity to dine out in Lexington, but the last three trips to the area, we have made a point to stop and eat at Bru. The service, atmosphere, and burgers are great! Compared to other gastro-pubs, the prices are reasonable. Even more so than others part of the Cunningham umbrella. I would enjoy seeing Bru open a location in East Louisville.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot
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