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OBC Kitchen

4.8
4.8
2826 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 37 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 2,826 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. LR

    LucyR

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to dine. The service is always impeccable and the food and drink are top notch.
  2. C

    Chitownlvr

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It has been a couple years since we’ve been to OBC due to limited menu and pricing. We decided to try it again at last minute and the menu looks interesting. The food was excellent last night all around the table. It’s still pricey for Lexington (I expect these prices in Charleston, the menu is very similar to restaurants in Charleston). We won’t make it a regular dining out experience but will frequent maybe more often than recent history.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink were excellent. This is our favorite restaurant and there is not a bad meal on the menu!
  4. DT

    DavidT

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the new menu. We got the ribeye, which was one of the best I've had in a while.
  5. BS

    BluegrassSP

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is great, and the food is fantastic. You'll enjoy it!
  6. PB

    PhilipB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience3
    Food was so so good. Service was meh.
  7. T

    Tglo

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food! We love the chance to dine without being rushed.
  8. DD

    DougD

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Poorly trained waiter diminished our experience of good libations and dining. After about the 5th paux pas, I went to the bar to get my 2nd ounce ordered of a $40 bourbon and 2 bartenders seemed not to care. Then the manager was called and I tried to make the point that the waiter needed a bit more training. The manager’s response was a flippant “we all try to get better everyday.”
  9. PF

    PrestonF

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved OBC…very creative and delicious cocktails. This atmosphere and service were great. We had the Salmon and Short Rids and all but licked the plates! Awesome place.
  10. S

    Shjones

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was good. The dessert was not the best and main course was just good. Enjoyed the appetizer.
  11. CC

    ColeenC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Couldn’t think of a better place to be then OBC. Our server Belle was absolutely outstanding. Seemed a litter dark but we adjusted. The cocktails, appetizers and entrees were magnificent.
  12. PB

    PunkieB

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service was great but the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk at the table.
  13. SA

    SarahA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and great service. Our server (Caroline I believe) was so sweet and attentive. All of our food was beautifully presented and unbelievably delicious. Service was a little slow toward the end of brunch, but the food was soooo worth it. Great prices for the amount and quality of food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic!
  15. KM

    KMBJPB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love brunch and OBC Kitchen has a really great brunch menu! My husband and I ate there this past sunday and had a really great experience. We got the waffle with berries, which was delicious, and the American Breakfast that came with biscuits, gravy, bacon, and potatoes. Also delicious. Our server was Lydia who was kind and helpful and attentive. She's doing a great job there. It was noisy, so if you're sensitive to that it may not be your favorite during peak hours. We were lucky to get a table along the back wall, which helped control some of the noise.
  16. BP

    BradP

    Lake of the Ozarks

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, feed and ambiance. Best steak in Lexington!
  17. J

    Jennings

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks & food!!! Bar is beautiful with an unbelievable selection.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Great searing, manager, went overboard to turn our reservation from 6-8!
  19. RH

    ReedH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At a time when help of any kind is hard to find, the service at OBC was outstanding by any measure. Servers know their stuff, seem genuinely interested in your dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant!
  20. r

    redmom21

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OBC has some of the most unique and tasty options in Lexington, and our server Cameran was fantastic! Highly recommend :)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere, service, food. Highly recommend.
  22. MB

    MichaelB

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience overall. Menu has good selection. We will definitely return.
  23. G

    Guineaman

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful selection of bourbon. Heirloom tomato salad was BOING! Enjoyed EVERYTHING about it … can’t wait for next visit.
  24. KA

    KAL3

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    It’s just so busy that I couldn’t give top marks for service. Our waitress just had too many tables so took a while to get drinks and entrees. Fortunately, I ordered apps immediately. Wish they would offer a spicy version of the hot pimento dip which is addictive as is.
  25. AD

    AnnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere are great! Highly recommend!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at OBC. The food, cocktails, and service were exceptional. We had no complaints. We will definitely be returning!
  27. C

    Carol

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tenderloin was excellent and the cocktail was great. They don't skimp on the bourbon.
  28. T

    Travelmom

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to OBC.Loved the warm wood decor and atmosphere. Had an excellent server Zoe who was incredibly friendly,efficient and so helpful with recommendations . She was always timely with drink refills , & checking with us and just overall a joy to meet. Loved the food! We will be back!
  29. LK

    LeslieK

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Restaurant Week experience -delicious food (particularly loved the bacon-pimento cheese dip and the salt-crusted rolls), attentive service (Conner was superb), excellent value (thanks to Restaurant Week especially), and I enjoyed the privacy of our table.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great server for restaurant week and really enjoyed the food and our time there!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean was our server and he was excellent. The food was delicious. The vibe was happening. We lucked out with it being Lexington Restaurant Week and got a great value for three course dinners. I strongly recommend OBC Kitchen if your in Lexington.
  32. LR

    LindaR

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food was fabulous as always!
  33. K

    Kiki

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with family to celebrate a new home. Had a wonderful time. The food was everything we wanted. My young and old family members got to try some new tastes! Our server, Alejandro, was so attentive and nice - he deserves extra applause. We were very impressed by the whole experience. We will be back with more family. Loved the ambiance. We had a birthday party beside us and felt like we were hanging around different family vs being strangers. Also got to check out the market and was delighted by the selections. Thank you!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! We are stilling dreaming about the food, especially those biscuits. It was such a great experience and on our next trip to Lexington we will definitely be going there!
  35. AM

    AprilM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies brunch, made it for 10 am and the restaurant had just opened but unfortunately due to state law could not enjoy mimosas or Bloody Mary’s until after 11. No fault of the restaurant.
  36. JY

    JasonY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, some friends of mine had never been and they loved it.
  37. AH

    AmandaH

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great drinks, and yummy food! We would return next time we are in town.
  38. DM

    DaveM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was not very good. The burger and the gnochi were very subpar. They were not worth the $25 plus price tag. Service was excellent and I did not catch his name but he was very helpful and a great person.
  39. DO

    DineOutDuo

    Louisville

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had not been to OBC in years. Was a great decision to return tonight. We had a delicious meal and will returning soon.
  40. DH

    DarleenH

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    True to BHG standards...excellent food, great service. A little noisy.

FAQs

OBC Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2826 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 37 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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