BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Welcome to BRU Burger Bar.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Taleggio Cheese, Bacon, Tomato Jam, Caramelized Onion, Chopped Lettuce, Mayo
American Cheese, Special Sauce, Garden
Beer-Battered, House Ketchup
Great place, people, food and service
My son is a student at UK, and we were looking for a good lunch. I've been to Bru Burger in the past, and I remember them being good. The pretzels did not taste fresh. The salmon sandwich was good, and the chicken sandwich was adequate. The pulled pork was tasteless and did not have sauce. The burger was not hot, and was underwhelming. I'll look for new places the next time I'm in Lexington.
Thank you for your review Laura! We always appreciate constructive feedback from our guests. Our staff is always happy to fix an unsatisfactory meal at the time of your visit. I appreciate your specific information and will follow up with my chef to improve. Please reach out so that we can make your visit right.
Thank you for your 5 star review Danny! Cheers!
Visiting from out of town. Food was very good, service was polite, friendly, and quick. The restaurant was very nice.
Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate your kind words.
Great management and very personable staff ! Food was top notch !
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Overpriced for the quality of food. The burgers were tasteless and messy.
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your critical feedback. I'm disappointed the food was not up to standards on your visit. I'd like to make your visit right. I look forward to hearing from you.
We loved the BRU Burger Bar. My son and I made reservations to sit outside. The weather was iffy but turned out to be perfect. Our server, Ariel, was EXCELLENT! She said it was her first night alone after training. She did a wonderful job. The food was all excellent. I don't think I have ever enjoyed french fries so much. All of their condiments are homemade. Delicious! Highly recommend! Nice patio seating!
Thank you for your fantastic review Lynn! Ariel is amazing, we're so happy to have her as part of our team. See you again soon!
Food came quickly, great portion sizes, and tasted wonderful. Good waiter, needed a gluten free menu and that had good variety as well. Definitely will go again!
Thank you for your recommendation Dana! We aim to provide something for everyone off our menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Odd. The food was good but I ordered the Hot Chicken sandwich. I had had the before in Indianapolis and it was prepared totally different. No sauce, no spice, just dry fried chicken fingers. Hope it was a screw up and not a menu change. Great in Indy, boring in Lexington.
Thank you for your review! We always appreciate our guests feedback. It's definitely odd that the chicken sandwich was different from your experience in Indy, as the recipe has not changed. I will follow up with my chef to make sure they are preparing it to spec.
As always-great food and awesome service. Love sitting on their patio on a summer evening! Will be back again!!
Thank you for your awesome review Gucci! Cheers!
Great place for a burger and drinks with friends. The food & service was wonderful will definitely be back!
Thank you for your recommendation Amy! See you again soon!
Service was a tad slow (slow to refill drinks) even though there were only 3-4 tables sat in the entire restaurant. Good burgers as usual though.
Thank you for your review Blair. We appreciate your feedback on your recent visit. We will work with our service staff to improve our speed and attentiveness. We look forward to providing you better service on your next visit.
Everything was fabulous. We had a great server and we all got the salmon sandwich, which is delicious. The patio here is one of the best in town. Our only disappointment was the "soft pretzel" appetizer, which was not actually soft pretzels but pretzel ROLLS -- like hot dog rolls. They were not even warm, just tasted like they were straight out of a package. We also did not get the beer cheese that was supposed to come with them. At $9 for three, we would not order them again.
Thank you for your review Ami! We appreciate your kind words. I'll follow up with my team regarding missing your dip and the pretzels being room temperature. They should definitely be hot. Our pretzels are in the Bavarian style, so they are sticks, not twists. Next time you are in, try our Chicken Wings or Nachos to start!
Always a good product.
Thank you for your 4 star review! We aim to earn the 5th next time you stop in
Consistently good food with service that is friendly and attentive!!!
Thank you for your review Ralph! We aim to provide the same great experience to each guest every day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The restaurant was packed but we still received excellent and quick service from our server and the bar!
Thank you for your review! We aim to give the same high level of service every table, every day. Cheers!
Loved the Burger Week burger at BruBurger. Also had awesome onion rings and margarita.
Thank you for your awesome review! We love doing Burger Week, it's always fun to get creative. See you again soon!
Great night at BRU Burger, as usual! Enjoyed their Burger Week special. One of our favorite local spots.
Thank you for your review Ruth! We love doing Burger Week, it's always fun for us too. See you again soon.
For a burger place this is one of the best. Fresh with several unique choices. My go to is the bourbon burger and fresh cut fries Never disappoints. Service was great and the manager stopped by to make sure all was good. They are also great at cooking your burger to the right degree of doneness.
Thank you for your awesome review! We're glad you had a great experience, our Bourbon Burger is definitely one of our most popular. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Enjoyed our dinner and the service.
Thank you for your 4 star review! We hope to earn the 5th on your next visit.
Service took forever despite the restaurant being at less than half capacity. Manager apologized but didn’t discount at all and we didn’t get our food until an hour after we ordered. Will not return. Food was below average.
Thank you for your review Kelly. We always appreciate critical feedback on our guest's experiences. I apologize we missed the mark with your visit. Would you mind providing further details on your meals?
The waiter staff was very good and prompt. The service issue is related to how slow it took to get the food; about 30 minutes after we ordered. The food is always pretty good but this time, the onion rings were very greasy.
Awesome food and service. Nice ambiance. Will absolutely go again.
Thank you for your recommendation Kim! We look forward to seeing you again!
Wonderful restaurant. Our go to during COVID and food was 100% of the time consistent in its deliciousness. Outdoor patio has a great atmosphere and noise level is low inside. Highly recommend. Burgers are the best in town.
Thank you for your recommendation Courtney! We agree we have the best burgers in town lol. See you again soon!
I arrived for my reservation to have a nice drink on a shaded patio table. There were three tables open on the patio. They told me I could only sit at the one out in the sun. The shaded tables were apparently reserved.
There was no apology, they just shuffled me to an inside table. Customer service was awful. Food was subpar.
Thank you for your review Jennifer. I apologize for your poor experience with us. We always try to accommodate seating requests when we can. As we are working on hiring, we do have several tables on the patio that are unavailable to seat at this time. We are hoping to be able to open those up to our guests soon.
The burgers were awesome! The staff was great! Large wine selection.
Thank you for your awesome review Derrick! We appreciate your recommendation
Food was just okay. Good not great. Server was not knowledgeable about the menu at all and kept forgetting things. It wasn’t busy.
Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback on ways we can improve. I'd love to learn more about your experience and how we could have improved. I'd love to touch base on where we fell short, if you remembered which server you had, etc. I look forward to hearing from you.
Perfect social distancing
Best Impossible Burger
Thank you for your kind review! We love being able to offer something for everyone on our menu, the Impossible is so yummy. Glad you had a great Mother's Day with us!
Our Go To Burger Joint in Lexington.
Appetizers are good, burgers and shakes
Service is quick too
Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate your continued support. We'll keep our burgers coming!
LOVE Bru. Definitely my favorite spot in Lexington for a burger.
Thank you for your awesome recommendation! See you again soon.
Pre-COVID I would say that the service was good. Post COVID when most restaurants are understaffed, I feel like our server was excellent.
Thank you for your awesome review! We work to keep our level of service up to standards and our team does a great job rising to the challenge. We appreciate your support.
We sat at a bar top table. The bartender was awesome and so nice. I’d go back if I knew I’d have the same person. The food was good but it didn’t wow me.
Thank you for your review Emily! You would have had Marshall at the bar. He's great and bartends 4 or 5 nights a week. We hope to improve your opinion of our food on your next visit. Cheers!
The food was amazing, it was a little loud because I had gone with my grandparents. I would definitely go back with friends.
Thank you for your recommendation Summer! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Enjoyed the burgers! Looking forward to our next visit to Lexington!
Thank you for your review Charles! Safe travels and we will see you next time.
Our server last Saturday evening was Erica. We had an early dinner reservation and there weren't too many occupied tables. We met friends we hadn't seen in a year, so there was a LOT of catching up to do. Erica was extremely patient with us, as we asked repeatedly for more time to look at the menu and decide on our orders. Once our orders were placed she brought our drinks, then our food came within a very reasonable amount of time later. Erica checked back with us a few times and offered to bring more beverages or fill water glasses. We ended up staying at the booth chatting for quite some time after we'd paid our bills, after confirming with Erica that to do so was fine. We ended up giving her an extra tip for being so accomodating.
Thank you for your great review! Erica has been with us for a while and she is one of our best. We're glad we could host your reunion!
All good. We sat near the bar at a tabletop. Food was good. Drinks were good. Service all good. We will be back.
Thank you for your review Richie! We're glad you had a great time with us. Cheers.
Great food and atmosphere. The service was wonderful.
The burgers were amazing and their bloody Mary was the best I've ever had. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The bartender was even nice enough to take the time to come to our table when I inquired about the bloody Mary recipe. I'll definitely be back!
We are new to Kentucky and we’re looking for a good burger and brew place. It was excellent! Server was good. Good social distancing.
Thank you for your review! We appreciate you giving us a try and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
The mac and cheese appetizer with shrimp and sausage was excellent.
Thank you for your recommendation Dana! I always love the mac and cheese, so yummy! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
BRU Burger Bar - Lexington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 305-0082.
BRU Burger Bar - Lexington is rated 4.4 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.
BRU Burger Bar - Lexington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.crgdining.com/Gift-Cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.