Black Stag Brewery

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Brewery and restaurant in historic downtown Lawrence, KS. between 6th and 7th street on Massachusetts St. featuring in house brewed craft beer and a scratch kitchen featuring steak, seafood and pasta.

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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience! It had a nice aesthetic and we had such good food. It was our first anniversary and we don’t go out to eat at nice places often but this was a great choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I arrived with a friend on a Monday night (540) in anticipation of a late (8p) KU game. While we had reservations, the restaurant was empty so we moved from our table to the bar to enjoy a few beers and food. In short, our experience was terrible. The bar tender didn’t greet us and was clearly preoccupied with something when we arrived and when finally got his attention to order a beer the 1st and each subsequent time it felt was a inconvenience. We both ordered burgers well in advance of the time we would need to leave for a game. After a lengthy wait time and refill or two, I asked the bartender about status of our food and potentially needing it to-go as we needed to leave. Rather than literally any other response that would’ve been reasonably acceptable, the bartender argued and suggested we everyone in the whole place has a game to go to and everyone got there at the same time and he’s doing everything he can. I was certainly caught off guard as, at no time, was I airing a complaint.

The burger and fries was actually pretty good but certainly not worth the hassle of inconsiderate service. Don’t waste your time.

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FranksRealty
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue! Quiet setting for our dinner. Waiter was exceptionally helpful with recommendations on food and drinks.

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BeccaL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Very inexperienced staff who did not know the names of basic wines and our food was under cooked

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ScotW
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and good size portions. The prime rib was awesome and the Brussel sprouts where the best I’ve ever had!! It’s a great addition to lawrence

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NancyH
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun place to go. It's spacious, good service and good food.

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vipLove
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We all agree that the beer here is the best in town, and that the food is very good. We like the space, too. The servers we encountered this particular evening were not very friendly or attentive, and made us feel as though we were inconveniencing them. We were told that they were supposed to be off at 7, and we were just getting started at that time. Parts of our order were missed. We were told that a restaurant week menu item was awful, and then our checks were wrong. We had planned to stay and drink for a while but, after all of that, we went elsewhere to finish our evening. All in all, the service spoiled evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had reservations for 6. We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation time, at a table that was open for 20 minutes. The hostess made an error and we were not the only patrons impacted by her error.

The waiter was slow, waited another 10 minutes to actually order our food after we placed our drink orders. We repeatedly tried to get his attention and when we finally received, he said how’s everyone doing? He completely forgot we had not ordered food.

Food was ok, good presentation. A couple of people had shrimp and grits, grits were not cooked enough and the shrimp was overdone. The other folks had a Cubano sandwich and said it was good.

In the end, nice theme, good idea, new restaurant and staff that needs some seasoning.

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DennisD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips, and excellent salad choices.

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Erin
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Chef keeps changing the menu and got rid of several dishes we came back for. Service was slow. Seems like management is having some growing pains. I hope they get their act together because it’s a fun restaurant with great ambiance and could be a great asset for downtown Lawrence.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food, and beer!!!

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Luke
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Seems overly pricy and beer was pretty basic. Also had a feel that was far more ritzy than one would expect from a brewery. Overall, OK but not special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to really complain about, food and experience was delightful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was pretty straight ahead. The Brussels sprouts were amazing. The wings had little to no flavor in the sauce. My shrimp and grits was good but lacked any real flavor as well (maybe jazz up the grits a bit?) the chinichurri steak was very good. Asked for medium came out med rare—not a big deal, but you get the idea here. Beer was fantastic. The patio is awesome. Atmosphere is great. Food needs to go the next step.

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LWilches
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was poor. Wrong dishes, not a goos attendance

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Black Stag Brewery is rated 3.9 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

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