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Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence, Ottawa, ON

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence

4.5
4.5
54 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Barbecue
Southern - style restaurant located in the Byward Market serving barbecue, craft cocktails as well as local beer + Wine

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Cocktail Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (613) 845-1817

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. CJ

    CamJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was busier than we expected for a Monday, which did impact speed of service some, but the food more than made up for the mild wait. Highly suggest the fork and knife chicken! Hubby lived in Atlanta for a few years and knows his fried chicken, and this version blew up the senses! Cozy, casual atmosphere, good beer, and great food.
  2. DG

    DavidG

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve dined at the Westboro location several times. This was our fist visit to the Clarence location. We have found our new favourite. Much better ambience. Easier parking and to be honest, better food.
  3. M

    Mikey

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, lighting is a little dark but nice vibes.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Les repas étaient délicieux , le service impeccable et que dire des cocktails , tout était excellent ! Merci à Paul , le barman , qui a su nous faire découvrir des saveurs à travers différents cocktails , il a même pris la peine de faire des cocktails sans alcool pour nos enfants . Nous avons passés une soirée magnifique , merci encore , à toute l’équipe . Mélissa , Joël , Ryan et Adriana
  5. TS

    TSMKVC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service and ambiance we great but the brisket and the pulled pork Mac N’ Cheese were very very dry. Disappointed for a smoke house. FORK chicken was amazing though! Definitely a must order!
  6. RC

    RuthC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great cocktails! Enjoyed our evening there very much
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always!!!
  8. MM

    MeganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Lexington is always delicious, the Clarence location was able to accommodate our party of 8 that was booked on the Tuesday for the Saturday.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We loved everything about this place. The food was amazing, the service was excellent. Our waiter was very diligent about our food allergies. The cocktail I had was delicious, and the cheesecake for dessert was to die for.
  10. S

    bobS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really nice ambiance and decor. Service was a bit slow, but they did seem quite busy. Food was excellent, but took a bit longer to prepare than I would like. Close to 40 minutes I would say. But well worth the wait. We each got the BBQ Platter @ $36 which is a steal at today's prices given the amount you get. Was a very good experience. Wil be going back for sure!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t believe this place isn’t packed at all times. Food, drinks, service…all 10/10. Can’t wait to go back again.
  12. M

    Megan

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We actually ended up cancelling our reservation as we arrived in the midst of a 90s style party brunch. Folks seemed to be having an excellent time but with nightclub volume music, it was not the right venue for what we were intending as there was no possibility of conversation. Even with full on yelling we couldn’t hear the person next to us. Ive had positive brunches at the wellington location in the past but would be unlikely to rebook in future. I will say - I think this could absolutely be a plus for a number of folks, but wasn’t for us. I would recommend people check activities in advance to make sure it’s what they intended to reserve.
  13. MM

    MarkM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perhaps the best, most fun brunch I've been to in Ottawa. Service was excellent and knowledgeable, food was on brand for a smoke house, price point was amazing and the atmosphere was rocking!
  14. MP

    MarynaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente experience, very nice service, and food was just great
  15. M

    Micckey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exceptioanlly good food. I would recommend this place.
  16. MR

    MustangR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service. Fantastic drinks. Music was turned up a bit loud later in the evening - but overall the ambience was energetic, comfortable and friendly to various audiences (families with kids, business groups, friends, couples)
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 the food was great, sharing friendly, multiple bbq platters - the wings were drinks were great, the ‘shady lady’ was a highlight! The ambiance was great, our server was friendly and attentive
  18. S

    Sebastian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing inhouse prepared food and exceptional service.
  19. C

    Chase

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service and food. Music a bit loud, somtimes hard to hear the people at your own table
  20. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were delicious and unique. Great service from staff that really stands behind their brand.
  21. AO

    AlexiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice empty on Sunday when we went music was not too loud but good. Servers very attentive and friendly. First time I ever made a reservation. And would recommend. Dining room is clean and modern and very good atmosphere. My girlfriend was happy with it for her birthday.
  22. FM

    FisaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We went there in a whim, met the hostess and we're quickly seated. Server - Nick was great to talk with and provided a variety of recommendations based on mood and palette for cocktails and food. Would go back and try other items.
  23. S

    Sash

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular! I would buy that potato salad by the jar! Our server was very great as well, very attentive. Will be going back!
  24. ML

    MichaelL

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Ate there on our last day of vacation. Wish we had of found it sooner. Great food, drinks, staff, and portion value. Server really pushed the special and it worked out amazingly. Cheers!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It wasn’t exactly the restaurants fault that the noise level was so loud you couldn’t hear the music, but because of this reason I’d give the ambiance a 3/5. The other Lexington location is more of a vibe, it’s dark, spacious and not filled with rowdy weekend goers. The food was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the BBQ platter which included the fork and knife chicken (10/10 recommend) and the brisket - also recommend. We ordered a kale salad and received a spinach salad. We didn’t bother saying anything because it still tasted alright but it would be nice to be informed that we’re receiving something different from what we had ordered. The waitress was kind and had good spirits even though the place was packed. We’re looking forward to coming again to try the brunch.
  26. W

    Watrmn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time to the clarence street location. Nice that there was not any variance in the food from one location to the other. Was delicious and good portions. The only comment I have is the ambiance in the west end location has a bit more personality. This one need a little extra… Nonetheless, great experience, will be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great space, cocktails and food!! Got the BBQ platter and was amazed with the quality of the BBQ, the sauces, the cornbread, just a GREAT meal will be coming back soon!!
  28. DM

    DavidM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This establishment is geared to service drinks and cocktails to the younger crowd. The food was almost not edible. As foodies we were looking for good quality smokehouse style food. The Ribs failed completely and the 1/2 chicken tasted nothing like a jerk seasoning. There is no sense going into great detail of why but I will say that we both cook far beyond what was served. The Waitress kept referring to us, Love, Darlings, Dears and a 20-something should not say words like this to people who are older than her parents. The Dj stated at 7pm raising the already loud volume to a level of not being able to communicate at our table. This was a very poor choice based on the google reviews that we read about each location. Should have taken hid to the negative reviews.
  29. I

    Ingrid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were excellent as always. The knife & fork chicken never disappoints, and the cost of menu items are so reasonable. Comfort wise, seating was comfortable but the music volume of the live DJ was a bit loud. Overall, a very, very enjoyable dinner experience.
  30. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, amazing service and great music (a tad loud). Will definitely go back!
  31. VB

    VisitorinByward

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was poor, took a lengthy amount of time from order to be served dinner, at least 45-1 hr and although an apology was provided, no compensation was offered. Food was decent.
  32. KL

    KellyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so impressed with our dinner last night. We will definitely come again!
  33. JL

    JoelleL

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bbq place, glad this Westboro restaurant opened a Market location.
  34. RT

    RandyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The starter was great, but the rest of the meal was unspectacular! My brisket was dry, with lots of fat! The sides were not flavourful! A big disappointment given the price!
  35. c

    catherinej

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Toronto we stopped in at Lexington on Clarence not sure what to expect. Found great attentive service, a large menu of choices very reasonably priced for what you get at great quality. We did the bbq platters, 2 meats, 2 sides for 36$. Try the fried chicken! We’ve eaten at many restaurants and found the chicken to be trash and with a light , pure battered flavour not bogged down in seasonings. If you want a taste, a slice of fried chicken comes with the delicious Caesar ! It was a meal in itself. Thanks for making a great night out with a another couple on the patio a Thursday night in the market . Will recommend to friends for sure !
  36. J

    Jkareffen

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, delicious food with big servings. Best place I have been a while!
  37. K

    Katie

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service! We sat on the patio and it was great.
  38. SP

    SarahP

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The specialty drinks are SO GOOD!!! I will definitely be back very soon!
  39. MT

    MichelleT

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great decor and ambience. You would never think it’s a BBQ spot. Drinks and food were really good and well priced
  40. SS

    SSpl

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I don’t normally write reviews, but want to save others the waste of money they will encounter. The food was dry, old and stale.. 2 mains & 2 drinks cost $100, and definitely not worth it. Don’t come here

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Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence is rated 4.5 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Lexington Smokehouse & Bar Clarence

97 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Cocktail Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

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