Lexington Smokehouse & Bar

4.7
413 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Southern-Style kitchen and smokehouse offering hand-crafted cocktails, local beers and amazing wine.

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What 413 people are saying
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4.6
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SoulaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere and vibe! Must try their Caesar!

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Alix
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with generous portions. The service was spectacular.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, awesome food and drink. Great all aorund.

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AndreT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. 1st time there and I’ll be back

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GlendaF
Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, excellent waiter ( the best we’ve had anywhere) and very nice atmosphere. We’ll go back for sure!

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KrystenA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service! I’ll definitely be back again.

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ChristinaZ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night with great food and service… it’s our third time here and it never disappoints!

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GJS001
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. Props to the staff at Lexington for providing great service, amazing food, all in a warm and inviting environment. I finally tried the Meat Platter, and it was great. Too much for me, but the take home portion will make a nice lunch or two.

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KellieK
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server Tiffany and excellent staff including hostess and host :) Food is incredible!

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BrentD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food keeps getting better every time I eat here. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 15/10 a must visit in Ottawa

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GraemeK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really cool vibe. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for authentic southern BBQ.

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CherylC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food quality was poor and the description in the menu is not what we were served.

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RichardN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Lexington!

A favourite spot for brunch and dinner!

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CameronF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Ottawa by far! Every food item I’ve had has been delicious but the brisket and fork and knife chicken are my go-tos.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Fried Brie to start, mains were Fork & Knife Chicken and the BBQ Platter
Fried Brie: Would 100% recommend as a starter for two people. A group of 4 would need 2 orders.
Fork & Knife Chicken: Dynamite, best friend chicken I have had in years. Ordered the Coleslaw on the side and the Buttermilk Biscuit was fantastic.
BBQ Platter with House Ribs and Beef Brisket: Brisket was cooked but didn't enjoy the ribs. Tough and too hard to eat. The Smoked Bacon Potato Salad is definite recommend but should have passed on the Mac & Cheese and ordered something else.
We had great service and thought the restaurant had a good vibe and décor.
An espresso machine would be a great addition.

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XtinaB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

All members of our party reported the mains were rather disappointing. Mac and cheese very fake tasting. Fried chicken not flavourful at all. Coleslaw was not good. The apps, biscuit and cornbread were tasty, but not much else was. Service was great however!

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fdfdfd
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fork and Knife chicken is as good as ever. Server provided perfect advice for pairing with a drink. Service was very prompt. Ambiance great. SO GREAT TO BE THERE AGAIN!!

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BarbaraC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing!
Great food and great value

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great service!

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Orlandovisitor
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

7 of us went from 3 days of conference meetings.
Although loud, the food was great and it was just what we needed.
Good cocktails too!

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Mariam
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible however the customer service wasn’t so great which overall ruined the experience.

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IanM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere

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GregG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Online reservation system was flawless. Service was great, food was great. Great to be back!

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CatherineA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, knowledgeable service that was attentive and unobtrusive. Food was great as always.

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Faye
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing atmosphere! Great service.

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PhilipB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Good beer selection. Nice setup.

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SusanE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our first time to dine there. We found the food good, but it was very dark and hard to see what we were eating, even with a couple of votive candles.

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VeroniqueP
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, the food was delicious, service and ambiance were great. Great value.

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MikeB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and personable service with even better food. Easily one of Ottawa’s best restaurants.

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Kokekan
London
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Average food in the main but the chicken is really good. Ribs are average as is the brisket in taste, but the quality is good. Fried chicken and wings are amazing as is the pulled pork! Cocktails are outstanding as are the beers!

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LaurieF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the food and the staff are amazing! Highly recommend 😀

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Daver
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our visit and we will go back. Our server was terrific, her name was Tiffany! However, I must say the menu was somewhat limited and modest for a Bar-B-Que Joint. Tiffany was helpful in our choices and we all were OK with the meals. What was on the menu was fresh and tasty. Beer was cold and well gassed. All in all, close to being great overall but the atmosphere is mundane and needs some attention. LED shelf lights not shielded and some other simple fixes could be beneficial to the overall experience. Please, dont let my comments stop you from eating here. Its worth the stop and visit! We will go back.

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JaclynM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Would highly recommend the BBQ Platter!!

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vipLeahB
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you like southern BBQ this is a good bet for sure. I love all the sides and the brisket is exceptional. The other meats are tastey, with the ribs being the weakest fair, but still really good.
You have to try the potato salad, it's epic, and their version of mac and cheese hits the spot every time.

I really like the food, and will eat there every chance I get :-)

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DarrenW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Food was fantastic, portions were great, service was excellent!

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KrisS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner was really, only issue is that we weren’t drinking alcohol that night so they rushed us in and out.

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant until the moment we stepped out, it was exactly 60 mins.

We felt too rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

GET THE CAESAR SALAD!!!! It is life-changing. The charred Brussel sprouts and pork belly with the baby kale, cheese and dressing.. Heavenly. We had the pulled pork sandwich with fries and the brisket and ribs. All the mains were delicious. The fries were a little too salty, but delicious nonetheless. It's quite an energetic place so you have to speak loudly if you want the waiter/waitress/host/hostess and your guests to hear you!! 10/10!!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the bourbon cocktails, for the starter we had the brisket end pieces with the bbq sauces, then for the main we had the plater to share. Everything was excellent. Rock was our server who was very attentive and took time to explain and answer our questions. All in all it was a very nice experience.

FAQs

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 218-8209.

Lexington Smokehouse & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 413 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.