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OBC Kitchen

4.8
4.8
2751 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
OBC Kitchen is a local, chef-driven restaurant that houses an extremely rare bourbon collection, eclectic craft beer selection and extensive wine list. Centuries-old local barn wood surrounds guests as they enjoy high quality, distinctive dishes in a pub like atmosphere. Indulge in chef-driven dishes and seasonal favorites. Celebrate the weekend with $5 Happy Hour features each Friday. Enjoy brunch favorites, bloody marys and mimosas on Saturday and Sunday.

The passionate staff fosters a spirit of hospitality and Kentucky heritage. OBC Kitchen was named after the counties that eventually became Kentucky; “Old Bourbon County” was stamped on bourbon barrels that floated down the Mississippi from Kentucky and became synonymous with the best bourbon in the U.S.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 977-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Combs

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Cawood our Private Event Coordinator: (859) 977-2602

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    Located in the Lansdowne Shoppes

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,751 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place- a real Lexington gem!
  2. S

    Sl2035

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, wonderful cocktails and professional staff. Highly recommend OBC!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Honestly, meh. This was our second visit. Food is fine, ambiance is fine. Service was fine. But all just….FINE. And in our opinion, def not worth the prices. I don’t mind to spend $100 on a meal with drinks if it’s worth it. But the prices at OBC do not reflect the quality. We won’t be going back. Too many other choices to overpay for slightly above average food. We felt this way on our last visit to Malones as well. Prices seem to have gone up while quality and overall dining experience has gone down.
  4. SB

    SamanthaB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We not only had dinner here but also brunch the next morning. This place is excellent and so was the service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitress! Food was amazing as always.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal, the best service, noise level high.
  7. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This was our first time there for brunch. Spent over 100 for 2 adults and one kid. We got the bacon in the glass it was refrigerator cold. So they took it backed and warm up in microwave then it was still cold. Then they told us it was served cold. We had the steak Benedict I told them I wanted it medium well. He told me it was pre cooked and it would be medium well. It was not to much pink for me. Then we ask for sweeter and sugar brings out two backs at a time. I don’t know if there was a shortage but, we let telling him we liked a lot. Would not recommend. I was very disappointed. Especially when the hype that this was a awesome place to eat and unfortunately it was not. I had taken my niece for her birthday what an embarrassment.
  8. S

    Swimmer

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack and Jacob, trainee, we’re our waiters; and they were excellent. Very friendly and efficient. 6/01/22 was the best meal we’ve had out in ages. Loved the twist on Southern food. Beef short ribs with grits and greens was delicious. We’ll definitely go back.
  9. LB

    LauraB

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with great food and service! If folks are looking for a great bourbon bar with a huge selection hit this place up!!
  10. HH

    HeatherH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, service and the food was amazing. Highly recommended.
  11. PP

    PattiP

    Charleston

    134 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    134 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Road trip stop over. Many recommendations for this restaurant. First off very confusing signage you see in huge letters Malones steak house in two different areas with a very small door with OBC kitchen lettering. Still you have to walk into the Malones catering area? Very confusing. Service was excellent and dinners I thought where pretty good but, not exceptional. Bar area decor was beautiful and fun.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Noise level made it difficult to talk across the table. Food was good as was the service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time! The food was amazing and our big group loved every minute of being together and the amazing food and service. We love OBC!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation with another couple, staying in Lexington and we truly enjoyed OBC Kitchen for dinner one night. I had the halibut and it was slightly over cooked with a sweet sauce that I didn’t care for. However, my husband had the ribeye and it was cooked to perfection and incredibly flavorful. I had a few bites and they know how to do steak! Friends had shrimp and grits and braised short rib. They were happy with theirs as well. “Phenomenal” is how they described their dishes. The Old Fashions were decent. (The best were at Willet Bar) We had Rebecca as our server and she was unique and we talked politics with her. She actually sat down with us at the end of the evening. She wasn’t shy and we loved it. The service was quick and efficient by the kitchen. Prices were in line with what we’ve been paying for this quality and portion sizes. We’d come back if in the area again.
  15. MH

    MarkH

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were great as usual. Our waitress was outstanding ! And the Old Fashions !!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Lexington for the weekend and we found this wonderful restaurant. Great food and amazing cocktails. We would defiantly go again if we ever go again to this area. Our waiter was very informative and had many good suggestions for us.
  17. LD

    LizD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling through Lexington and decided to stop in for a bite of dinner. Everything was delicious and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about all of the different bourbons, beers, and cocktails. Would highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always happy w this spot . Excellent service , solid food and menu that updates regularly , incredible spot to try new bourbons !!! Love it !
  19. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and phenomenal service from Ryan! This is place is a gem. GET THE BACON IN A GLASS!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I chose OBC for my birthday dinner and I’m so so glad we did! Sean was our server and this young man has perfected the art of service. His bourbon expertise must be unmatched at this restaurant! We had the fried calamari app, wagyu burger and steak & cake, and everything was just incredible. One of the top spots in Lex by far!!
  21. B

    Busylady

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Based on what we saw we thought this was a very upscale restaurant. It is really no more than an upscale bar restaurant. Seventies rock music (which we like) was playing and this was not conducive to elegant fine dining which is what we thought this place was. No tablecloth’s just wooden tables. Several babies (3 and under) disruptive. Overall extremely disappointed. Thought we were visiting one of Lexington’s finest where we would have a bottle of wine and enjoy a leisurely dinner. In stead we skipped appetizers and got our entree and got out of there.
  22. EM

    EricM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and great service. We eat here once a month or sometimes more
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant is visually appealing. Menu looks nice. Service was good, but not great. The worst part was the food unfortunately. I ordered a filet, which did not have a good flavor. It was far too thin of a cut. No one in my group liked their meals that much. Much of our food went to waste. Overall I was disappointed.
  24. TM

    TimM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got seated at a table in the bar area, which I’m not crazy about. But the food was great and so was the service.
  25. M

    Morte4

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot that is part of the Malone’s BHG group of restaurants. Super eclectic cocktail menu that is always changing. We missed the Harry Potter inspired menu but found great options, one with jalapeño tequila. The food menu also changes and is not extensive but very innovative. Thai calamari, cola braised short ribs, and horseradish potato crusted salmon were all hits.
  26. KA

    KAL3

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The pimento cheese dip was awesome. Service started great but then very, very slow and we kept having to track our waitress down …
  27. SF

    SamF

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Never a bad cocktail.
  28. AA

    AmberA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails, perfect for a bourbon lover. Their Bourbon selection is incredible and our server was very knowledgeable.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love the service at OBC. We take all our friends and family there from out of town as well
  30. NB

    NeilB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal as always. Service was great. Food was great. No complaints. Can’t wait to go back.
  31. GH

    GerryH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Short rib tacos were delicious! Watermelon, tomato burrata salad was excellent. Will definitely go again.
  32. CR

    ChristinaR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Our waiter (Truman) did an amazing job!
  33. CC

    CindyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time to eat here. Bar service was slow. Drinks for party of 4 coming out one by one but had great other service. Food delicious
  34. DK

    DawnK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heirloom tomato, and watermelon with burrata was outstanding! Perfect on a hot and humid day. The drink menu is over the top!
  35. MH

    MelissaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Had visited in 2021 and had an awesome experience. This year our experience was not up to par. Our waitress seemed lost at times. There were 7 of us, 2 of us ordered the same drink but there was a very long delay in receiving 1 of the drinks and a Crown Royal. Would have expected the same drinks to be mixed up at the same time to make it easier on the bartender. There was a ribeye ordered medium/well. It came out more on the well side and was very crispy. The manager was very helpful though and expedited a new ribeye to be prepared. We were never asked by the waitress if we were interested in another beverage or dessert.
  36. L

    Lopeal01

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cameron was amazing! Wonderful bourbon selection.
  37. DO

    DoreO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered almost every appetizer in the menu and they were all fantastic!
  38. c

    ceceraz

    Louisville

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good and we loved our server but she wasn't as attentive the whole time as we had wished. Glass of wine was shockingly expensive!! Beware of some of the wine by glass prices!!
  39. D

    Davidz

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bourbon list. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely return
  40. LR

    LexResident

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was gorgeous and tasted amazing. Fantastic service! Loved the outdoor seating option.

FAQs

OBC Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2751 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 36 times today
Google Map for OBC Kitchen

3373 Tates Creek Rd Lexington, KY 40502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located in the Lansdowne Shoppes

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Combs

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 977-2600

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Cawood our Private Event Coordinator: (859) 977-2602

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