OBC Kitchen

4.8
843 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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered from brunch menu- crab cake Benedict - cheese grits perfect

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SP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, responsibly priced for the quality of food. I had the short ribs and my wife had the fillet and crab cake. Both entrees were wonderful and I highly recommend both. The bourbon selection was the best in the Lexington/Frankfort area. Had my first taste of Pappy’s there. The manager, I’m sorry but I can’t remember his name, was very friendly and spent time with my wife and I discussing bourbon. I purchased a bottle of their Buffalo Trace BHG barrel pick. I highly recommend this place!

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ST
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. The menu isn’t large but the dishes are delicious. Definitely try Bacon in a glass and the Halibut!

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

Everything was wonderful. Food was excellent. Will definitely return

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

Food was delicious. I would recommend the tacos. We will definitely come back the next time we are in Lexington.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

French Dip was made with braised short ribs & was excellent. The horseradish sauce was very tasty, without being overpowering.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and everything was fantastic..will be back.

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BC
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Lexington to eat!! I’m never disappointed!!

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EP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great, but it was very loud. The staff were nice and helpful.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for Mother's Day Brunch. We had a reservation but still waited approximately 15 minutes for our table which seemed a bit much. But after we got our table the server was terrific and the food was very good. Everyone had something different off the brunch menu and everyone enjoyed their food. It is a bit overcrowded but perhaps that was down to it being Mother's Day. I might not go back on a holiday but I would go again and/or recommend it to friends.

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve finally found a place for Sunday brunch that’s worth a repeat visit.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love OBC! Always a great experience. We will be coming back soon.

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MA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted by friendly faces and brought right to our table ( on Mothers day) . The restaurant is a real gem and we couldn't of been more happy with our choice. The server was outstanding and the food was amazing. We will definitely go back when we are in Lexington, KY. Can't wait to try it out for drinks and dinner as well. A well run operation from top to bottom.

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TW
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was wonderful. Brunch was perfect for Mother’s Day!

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Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was our 1st time to eat at OBC and everyone was pleased with their meal. We will definitely go back.

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l
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the exciting and artistically created cocktails which are always a big hit. Just wish they would change the dinner menu every once in a while as it is feeling stagnant with the same entrees the have had for years. If I want the same thing for the next 100 yrs I’ll have the chicken at Merrill Inn🤪

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JE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We visited OBC for the first time on a Saturday for lunch. I was hoping to see steak on the lunch menu, but the fish sandwich was tasty. All four of us adults (two kids with inexperienced pallets) were impressed with our meal and Tarantino themed cocktails.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and the place has a wonderful atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice, helpful, and knowledgeable of the menu selections without hovering over us. Really liked our experience.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit and everything was great. Service was supurb. Loved the character, good food, and awesome bourbon.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some coworkers from out of town to dinner at OBC Kitchen and had a fantastic experience. Great handcrafted cocktails and flavorful meal.

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OT
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My steak was burned and the fries were over cooked. Didn't send the food back because it was late and I just didn't feel like making a big deal out of it.
Very over-priced.

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WB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly servers and staff. If you’re looking to enjoy the best bourbon in Kentucky, this is the only place to come. You get to take your time and read about the various bourbon choices at your table on an iPad which makes it super easy and informative!

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CN
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Shelby was outstanding and professional. Atmosphere, drinks, appetizers (turf & Surf/crab dip) outstanding.

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NK
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sunday Brunch was great, our party of 5 each had something different. We had the Bacon and Peanut Butter as an appetizer and had to fight over the last piece. Also the doughnuts were to die for.

We highly recommend

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TC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated in the side room as requested and the experience was much better. Being seated near the entrance is distracting. The interior is quite dark and when the door is opened the light seems very bright coming in. With this continually happening it really took away from our experience in a prior visit. The side room was much better.

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KJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in everyone in the restaurant could not of been nicer. We had a wonderful meal, excellent cocktails and an overall outstanding night. Thank you very much for extending your hospitality to our family.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal. The steak was perfect. We did mark this on open table as a special occasion, it was our anniversary, but the restaurant didn’t recognize it or say anything. This was fine but I don’t see the point in asking if this was for a specific event if nothing was said or done.

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PA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal in an upscale bar type environment.. the Halibut was fantastic!

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AY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a party of 10, and the table was just perfect - big enough so everyone had space, but small enough so everyone could chat with each other. Service was a bit on the slow side, but we weren't in any rush, so it was okay. Highly recommend!

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food! Great atmosphere. Excellent bourbon list.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We’ve loved OBC with many visits in the past and may have picked a bad night (eve before Oaks/Derby) as was very loud , uncomfortably so for us and perhaps due to being open now to the adjacent space which we can understand.. Food was excellent as usual and kitchen service was fast. Our server was not as knowledgeable about the bourbon and cocktail options as we’re used to.

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ST
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous server, April who anticipated our every need and was kind and thoughtful. Food was excellent. A bit noisy, but overall, would definitely go again.

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

This was my first time. I`ll definitely be back! Great experience.

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FY
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per our previous dining experiences here, we had a wonderful time. The service is always excellent - friendly and attentive without being annoying or smothering. The food was perfect and the server's recommendations were spot on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had reservations to this place ad will go back again. They make a mean old Fashion. I also recommend the halibut.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Had reservations, but didn’t get seated until 9. Saw a few people walk right in and get seated quickly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food came very fast!

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SK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great cocktails, food, and service. Strongly recommend making a reservation.

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