33 Staves

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76 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
33 Staves, located inside Origin Hotel Lexington, is a modern southern-inspired restaurant serving a seasonally crafted menu comprised of handpicked local ingredients. Open for breakfast, dinner, and weekend brunch, guests will experience a meal infused with true southern hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 76 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous but the manager was rude to one of the kids at our table about her good and ruined the vibe.

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Hup1Psh
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were greeted promptly and warmly upon arrival and offered our choice of available seating. Service was great; martinis were great; food was adequate but the value proposition was a little off. That ay be just the new almost post -pandemic world in which we will have to live.

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HK40511
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Food was delicious and drink was amazing. Reasonably priced for a high end experience.

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JonB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff was great, the menu had unusual items, but was we had was very good.

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kckky
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will return.

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Jimmy
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was great! We tried the crab cake appetizer, had the steak entree and split the derby pie— all delicious!

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vipSteveC
Louisville
108 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time, the food was good and the service was great. A limited menu but enough options to satisfy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It was one of the worse dining experiences I have had in a long time. They ran out of multiple entrees (including all salads on the menu) and delayed in letting us know. We never plan to dine at 33 Staves again. Obviously, poor planning, management, and food quality was lacking.

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TacMW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food; beautiful setting; but the lighting was so very harsh (felt like eating under cafeteria lights). If the lights were dimmed just a bit it would be perfect all around.

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bradb
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the burgers were outstanding, nicely charbroiled and the fries were perfectly done!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Couldn’t eat there because we stood around awkwardly for a while and no one helped us. Restaurant was oddly bright and very empty of people. Decided to get tacos across the street. They were delicious.

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WhitneyM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Drinks were pricey but ended up being worth the money. They apologized for being busy and understaffed but I would’ve never known.

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CrystalW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was fast and attentive. We ordered dinner and breakfast the next day. I would 10/10 recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We went for breakfast. When we arrived we waited uncomfortably at the hostess stand the staff did not even acknowledge we were there. After waiting for some time we were seated. The coffee was terrible. The service was slow. The food was not good either. They didn’t so much as bring us a glass of water. They did not top off our coffee until the very end. The coffee was not worth drinking anyway.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food. I’ve had a few dishes heavy on the salt. Great feel to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service did not impress, waitress seemed inexperienced and did not look like she wanted to be there. The food was good so that really saved the experience, but how is a restaurant of this category out of Diet Coke?? The bar tender did dig out a can somewhere but it was almost expired and sadly flat already. The place is very pretty and it seemed like for a weekend it should have been a bit more crowded. It was pretty empty. All in all I would say the food saved the place but the service is really going to prevent us from picking this place over so many other options in Lex. Hope it was a fluke and possibly could try again with the right incentive.

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vipAshleeK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, but service was not so great.

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JSRutstein
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around, I highly recommend!

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MichaelH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. They were understaffed but did an excellent job all things considered

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DavidS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I was excited to try this place, but unfortunately was very underwhelmed. We were there for bunch on a Sunday and it really felt like the brunch was an afterthought. Everyone was prepping for dinner (or something) and taking care of the brunch crowd was just an extra choir. The food was average at best. I ordered country ham, which turned out to be city ham, which wasn't even an option. My wife ordered chicken and waffles with extra crispy waffles. She get extra crispy chicken and limp waffles. Maybe the whole brunch thing is new and they just don't have it down yet, but we probably will not be back.

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Becky
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal there. Ambiance, service and food were perfect.

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Redhed615
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Not a large menu but there’s something for everyone. Went there with multi generational family and everyone enjoyed it. Amy was excellent! An unexpected treat. We will be back!

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Adolfom
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a good experience at all.
Not sure why a restaurant would want to use OpenTable and have people reserve a table when the wait staff couldn’t organize a sock drawer. Three people struggles to get water to tables. 7 tables walked out. Once we did get water never saw waitress again until she was crying at the computer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Our server was awesome, food was great! Perfect place to catch up with old friends.

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BetP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and good food in an interesting neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick and friendly service. Menu was small but very good selections and our food was awesome!

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AveryChipman
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We have never been to 33 Staves before, but we are so glad we did and will be back. We celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary last night and wanted to try something new for dinner.

The staff was friendly, smiley, and helpful, and just attentive enough (without being overbearing or absent). The ambiance is wonderful, it's a nicely designed dining room with lots of natural light and seating options. Beautiful in every direction you look with thoughtfully-selected dining ware and glasses, fresh flowers on the table, and romantic seating options, you will be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate romantic or speacial occasion dining destination at the price point.

The menu is fairly small, but had several delicious sounding entrees, including three plant-based options. I am vegan, and I was able to order a delicious harvest bowl straight from the menu without any modifications, and the server was knowledgeable about if the dressing was vegan or not. My husband ordered the Steak Frites which was a really nice portion, especially for $25, and it came with a salad and fries. He was very pleased with his meal as well.

If you are looking for a chic place for dinner that isn't too over-the-top trendy and try-hard, and doesn't forget to consider the menu, this is the hidden gem for you! Tasty, priced well, sunny, quiet, and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible from the time we walked in! Had been here previously in February and it was amazing. The staff, the service, and the food was superb. This time everything was awful. Amy the bartender/hostess/server/cook does not have a grasp on any of those tasks. Undercooked food, a hour wait for a steak that was over cooked and cauliflower that was raw. We will never be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the steak was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Low on staff so service was slow but overall good experience and great ambiance! Very nice and modern decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Horrible service

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vipRPTH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Drinks! Staff friendly and polite. Bar is absolutely beautiful-nice place for either drinks with friends or dinner. Wonderful atmosphere will definitely be back!

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vipAmyR
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Amy!

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MelyF
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place, the food, drinks, ambience and the bar/lounge vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Food was great.

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and the food and staff was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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ChefDavid
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We tried this place for the first time. The place is nice great atmosphere! The only issue is the allowance of dogs because it is open to the lobby of the hotel. The noise level was the people talking over the dogs and across the lobby. It would be quieter if the lobby was closed off! The service was top notch and many checks by the management and our server! The steak frites was good and the meat cooked properly. The crab cake was good and not a lot of breading in the meat. The cheeseburger has two patties and they can not cook to temp (no mid rare) they cook like a smash burger style. Our only complaint was the French fries, we commented that they felt like they were baked not fried. We were assured they were fried. The brownie was outstanding! We will be back for another round!

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Helenboo
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Went there for brunch on a Saturday. There were only 1 other group that sat down at the same time (probably only had 3 tables the whole time we were there) and service was pretty much nonexistent. Staff was nice, but we had to grab their attention for refills on drinks numerous times.

Limited selection on the brunch menu and portions were small. Took at least 30 mins for our food.

Pros:
Plenty of free parking spaces
Nice location
Décor is very modern farmhouse-ish
Welcoming but quiet ambience and environment (we were sat far away from the check in/out desk, so didn't even notice people coming in/out)

Overall, this place is perfect if you're looking for a nice place to sit down and catch up with some friends during happy hour. I wish they were open during 12p-4pm, because it would be a perfect spot for an afternoon tea/coffee!

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ChristinaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The worst service experience I’ve ever had. They had 2 servers, bar tender, and manager. Even though we had made reservations. We were not greeted. Told to pick a table. We chose outside as we originally planned. We waited 15 minutes before were greeted at our table. No menus, no water, or any silverware. Once we put drinks and apps in, we waited 30 minutes before our appetizer came. We still didn’t have our water, silverware or our drinks. We were checked on once towards the end of our meal. We waited 30 minutes for our check before just going inside and asking for it.. total we were there for 2 hours and ate less than 30 minutes of that time. We never received water.

FAQs

33 Staves offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 245-0400.

33 Staves is rated 4 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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.