BRU Burger Bar - Lexington

4.4
363 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
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. Join us at BRU Burger Bar. We look forward to serving you! BRU Burger Bar is proudly operated by Cunningham Restaurant Group.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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What 363 people are saying
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DavidR
Louisville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, people, food and service

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vipLauraG
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded 3 days ago

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.

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vipDannyM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resteraunt

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review Danny! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Food was very good, service was polite, friendly, and quick. The restaurant was very nice.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate your kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great management and very personable staff ! Food was top notch !

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate your support! See you again soon.

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SHCA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced for the quality of food. The burgers were tasteless and messy.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on September 14, 2021

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.

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LynnH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on September 8, 2021

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!

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DanaL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Dana! We aim to provide something for everyone off our menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on August 4, 2021

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.

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vipGucci
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always-great food and awesome service. Love sitting on their patio on a summer evening! Will be back again!!

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Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review Gucci! Cheers!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for a burger and drinks with friends. The food & service was wonderful will definitely be back!

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Amy! See you again soon!

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vipBlairL
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on August 4, 2021

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.

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AmiP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on July 24, 2021

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good product.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thank you for your 4 star review! We aim to earn the 5th next time you stop in

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RalphW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food with service that is friendly and attentive!!!

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on July 14, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was packed but we still received excellent and quick service from our server and the bar!

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for your review! We aim to give the same high level of service every table, every day. Cheers!

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Networker
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the Burger Week burger at BruBurger. Also had awesome onion rings and margarita.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! We love doing Burger Week, it's always fun to get creative. See you again soon!

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vipRuthS
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at BRU Burger, as usual! Enjoyed their Burger Week special. One of our favorite local spots.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for your review Ruth! We love doing Burger Week, it's always fun for us too. See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on August 17, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner and the service.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you for your 4 star review! We hope to earn the 5th on your next visit.

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vipKellyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on June 21, 2021

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?

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vipKy6471
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Nice ambiance. Will absolutely go again.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Kim! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Courtney! We agree we have the best burgers in town lol. See you again soon!

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on June 7, 2021

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.

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DerrickS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers were awesome! The staff was great! Large wine selection.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review Derrick! We appreciate your recommendation

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was just okay. Good not great. Server was not knowledgeable about the menu at all and kept forgetting things. It wasn’t busy.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on May 24, 2021

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.

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Chacha
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day
Perfect social distancing
Best Impossible Burger
Best fries

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Responded on May 15, 2021

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!

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vipHurricaneGal
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Go To Burger Joint in Lexington.

Appetizers are good, burgers and shakes

Service is quick too

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate your continued support. We'll keep our burgers coming!

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vipEmilyS
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

LOVE Bru. Definitely my favorite spot in Lexington for a burger.

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Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for your awesome recommendation! See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-COVID I would say that the service was good. Post COVID when most restaurants are understaffed, I feel like our server was excellent.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 24, 2021

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.

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EmilyP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 21, 2021

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!

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Summer
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing, it was a little loud because I had gone with my grandparents. I would definitely go back with friends.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Summer! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CharlesH
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the burgers! Looking forward to our next visit to Lexington!

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Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for your review Charles! Safe travels and we will see you next time.

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AmyM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 14, 2021

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!

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Richie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. We sat near the bar at a tabletop. Food was good. Drinks were good. Service all good. We will be back.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for your review Richie! We're glad you had a great time with us. Cheers.

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EmilyW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The service was wonderful.

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krispygale
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you giving us a try and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DanaD
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mac and cheese appetizer with shrimp and sausage was excellent.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington
Responded on April 3, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Dana! I always love the mac and cheese, so yummy! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FAQs

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.