OBC Kitchen

4.8
787 reviews
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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. 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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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took out of town clients there and they loved it! Will return for sure!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional service! OBC never disappoints.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was very happy I picked OBC to show off Lexington to friends in from out of state. They are not bourbon novices so they were impressed with the offerings. It was a perfect dinner choice after Keeneland races. The bacon appetizer cannot be missed! All five of us selected different entrees and no one was disappointed. We tried two of the old fashions and both were very good. Both dessert options were well worth reserving a little room for. It was quiet enough for conversation (we were seated at the large table by the front door). Our waitress provided outstanding service (and the combination of an Irish accent with an overlay of southern was delightful). There was an odd little two person table stuck in the front corner next to our table.... I am not sure the couple seated there had a great experience since we were the "boisterous" party. I will definitely keep OBC at the top of the list for entertaining out of towners.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn’t really a special occasion, but after the great service it felt special. My husband really wanted to taste some Pappy van winkle bourbon and he did. Our experience that night was outstanding. Truly a night to remember. Everything from the food, drinks and service was great.

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TT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to return on our next visit to Lexington!

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SA
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is by far our favorite restaurant in Lexington. There are no better cocktails and the food is on point. The chicken & biscuits and the pork tenderloin are so hard to choose between.

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ZQ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great! Service is outstanding but can get a bit crazy evenings during the season at Keeneland. OBC is our go to place in Lexington.

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CB
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have rediscovered OBC and are really pleased with the quality of food and service. Excellent!!

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k
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. My son had a flight of Pappy van winkle and was over the moon at the price. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful place, great food and service. definitely will be in our rotation.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Will return for sure.

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R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OBC is awesome as usual. Excellent food and they have a selection of bourbon and rye whiskey that is unmatched.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try OBC while here for Keeneland. It was the perfect choice. Nice clubby atmosphere and great food at a reasonable price. There were 4 of us and we started out with two appetizers. The smoked salmon on potato skins and the hot crab dip were both super. Our main entrees were the Potato-horseradish crusted salmon , Seared halibut , Gnocchi Bolognese, and the Cola braised short ribs. We tasted each other’s and they all were excellent! The only thing I would change is heat the corn bisque under the halibut. Did not care for it cold and it made the fish get cold quicker too. The bourbon selection is incredible. I had a craft cocktail. This time they were inspired by Quentin Tarantino movies. I had the Jackie Brown which was similar to a manhattan, but a little tropical.

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DI
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of 4. We ordered the crap dip and sugar bacon, both of which were fantastic. Our group enjoyed wine, a gin based drink and old fashioned drink with all tasting very good. For dinner we enjoyed the ribeye special, steak and frite as well as the salmon kale and quinoa salad. Everything tasted wonderful. Our server Jon was great and made wonderful suggestions. It was an enjoyable evening.

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J
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had eaten at OBC on several occasions but never at lunch. The lunch staff was great and even though the place was busy, we still received great personal service from April. The staff was very knowledgeable about our bourbon questions and the bacon in a glass was, as usual, out of this world.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent and very informative! The food was delicious! Everything we tried was great and well-suited for the ambience of the restaurant! The appetizers were reasonably priced, but the entrees were a little steep. I will definitely go back, but not as often as I would if the prices were a little lower.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at OBC was entirely enjoyable. Our server was friendly, informative, and professional. She guided us through the extensive Bourbon and food options with enthusiasm and knowledge.

Our food selections were delicious. Jalapeño cornbread, grits, salmon, and brussel sprouts were well presented and full of flavor.

Bourbon flight tickled our fancy, while offering a perfect complement to the savory flavors of our food.

Would highly recommend OBC to anyone who enjoys well prepared food and and an infinite selection of fine bourbon in an attractive, comfortable environment.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to OBC to celebrate my birthday and everything was perfect. Amazing cocktails, service, and food.

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SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in Lexington!!

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place really surprised us!! Even though it had amazing reviews, they didn’t do this place justice. the cocktails are craft and delicious!! i got a Mr. Pink and it was amazing! We ordered pork tenderloin and short ribs with cheese grits. sides are extra but well worth it. Definitely get the brussels. We also enjoyed the sweet potato casserole and jalapeño cornbread which was spicy! oh and the dinner rolls they give are top 5 favorite i’ve ever had. will definitely return when we are back in town!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The enormous TV screen with the marketing content was very distracting and inhibited our ability to focus on the people at our table and our conversation. The screen changes frequently with pictures of food and it automatically draws your attention. We found it very distracting and distasteful for the ambiance of the restaurant. We had a wonderful server and the food and drink were delicious. We would love to come back.

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KY
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, highly recommend OBC

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J
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The staff are all very knowledgeable.

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P
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Short lunch menu but very good. Bourbon drinkers will be in hog heaven! Really good salad which we split and fried cod was excellent.

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RB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both great! Cool place we will defiantly go back again.

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DN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

If you are a bourbon fan, this is the place to be. OBC has something for everyone's taste on the extensive bourbon list. But my non-bourbon drinking friends (I do have a few) found wines to their liking. The food was excellent and the butterscotch dessert will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Our waiter was knowlegeable and friendly. Stylish environment (who knew all those bottles of caramel colored bourbon could be so attractive). The only distraction was that we had the round tall table in the back corner by the bar. It was very tight with a lot of waitstaff traffic squeezing by to enter orders on the wall behind us. Next time we will specifically ask not to be seated there. I have already booked a reservation for out of state friends coming in for Keeneland. OBC represents Kentucky and our bourbons very well!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to dine, service was wonderful.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The drinks are great but pricey. The food is mediocre. I expected more from a BHG restaurant. The service made up for the food, very friendly and prompt.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast, friendly and delicious!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Seems like the new chic place to go to dinner and have a few drinks at. My party was more interested in food then the drinks, and they had quiet the collection of drinks made at the bar and a few hundred different kinds of bourbon. The food was good, and presentation was very nice, but felt a little to expensive.

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AD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a great experience. Server a little chatty, and slow to deliver first drink, but good with recommendations. Would definitely go back, if even for my husband to try more bourbon.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

OBC was wonderful. Co-workers had recommended & it did not disappoint.
Atmosphere was a little noisy, but food was very good.

Restaurant has a nice vibe to it.

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Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance-appetizers sizable enuf to be an entree.
Love choices of select scotches/whisky rye

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CK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend if you like bourbon and good food.

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DB
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quickly becoming one of Lexington’s fine dining venues!

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n
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Bourbon selection is incredible. Bacon app probably one of the best apps I’ve ever had. Steak cooked perfectly. Dessert was perfect. Cool interior.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OBC was absolutely perfect. The decor is modern and trendy, the service was outstanding, and the food... I had the Chicken Biscuits and shouldn’t have kept eating after the first one but it was so delicious I couldn’t stop! Also had the fried oysters as an appetizer and those were amazing as well. 15/10 would recommend and 100% will return.

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o
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sun night which is now like a regular thing for us. Quiet, low-key atmosphere...
Service was great! Food even better! Best old-fashion ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent--the waiter took his time to go over the menu and our meals and drinks came out in a timely fashion. I just wish the food was half as good as the service was. The dishes were plated beautifully but were overcooked and overseasoned, which was extremely disappointing considering the price points. Definitely not worth $25+ per plate.

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WP
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Great menu. Will go again.

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