OBC Kitchen

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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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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. The food was excellent. Extensive bourbon list, if you can’t find that rare bottle of bourbon then at least come here for a pour of your favorite. I had Weller CYPB and Elijah Craig 23 year. Reasonable prices on both food and bourbon. The entire food menu and bourbon list is on an iPad with pictures of all dishes and pictures of each bottle of bourbon on the list- very cool. Prices for all bourbons are listed as well - 1 oz. and 2 oz. pours.

SF
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great, ambiance was great, Shelby our server was excellent, OBC is a definite favorite! The drinks & bacon & peanut butter were super!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service and food were outstanding! I would recommend OBC Kitchen to family, friends and colleagues.

QA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I visited OBC yesterday for their Sunday brunch and was very happy with the experience. They offer a ton of different options which I love.

I also enjoyed the overall atmosphere, the smoky air, and the videos the monitors played highlighting some of their drinks/food being made.

I would recommend OBC for sure.

m
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to call and modify my reservation and they went out of their way to accommodate. The BEST kale and quinoa salad I have ever had (there) and anywhere! Can’t wait to come back again soon.

S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all ordered a different type of fish dish and all were great

SH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food was awesome. The bourbon menu is like nothing I had ever seen before amazing thank you for a great night

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service

H
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, excellent bourbon, a little dark

MB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent place after the races at Keeneland! Outstanding collection of bourbons and new takes on old southern favorites.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch

FA
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful. Always wonderful. Enjoy our annual trip to Lexington & OBC

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, knowledgeable service. One of my favorite restaurants in LEXINGTON.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Wonderful food, knowledgeable staff. Jeremy was a delight and comes highly recommended when it comes to his bourbon knowledge. Thanks for making a good experience, GREAT!

JG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Delicious food. Staff is super knowledgeable.

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences we have had at OBC. And we’ve been there several times. Great service, outstanding food and drinks. Top notch.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We couldn’t have asked for better service. Everyone was very friendly and we loved the atmosphere. We ordered the pork tacos for appetizers. They were delicious. My husband and I ordered the New York strip for our entree and we were both disappointed. The steak was very under seasoned and lacked flavor.

OT
Western KY
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome place and a bourbon collection! Food was great. I eat here every time I visit Lexington. Highly recommend.

BW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my spouse’s birthday and wanted some where special. Our menu choices were excellent and the staff was over the top!

RA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OBC is a fun place to brunch with a laid back, sophisticated buy earthy atmosphere. Food and service are always great. One of our favorite brunch locations.

RS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're headed to Kentucky and have the opportunity to stop in, do yourself the favor. Their brunch was legendary and I would go again, and again, and again if I was local.

This will be a stop whenever I'm in the area!

KG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Chris his staff always have a SWgreat staff always serves a great meal .

K
Louisville
84 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hope the people of Lexington know how fortunate they are to have restaurants like this here. The food and bourbon cocktails here are fabulous and the prices are reasonable. The portion sizes are just right. My husband and I are dieting, not eating bread, potatoes, grits, etc. and it can be challenging to find imaginative and good food that is also healthy. We split the watermelon, tomato and burrata salad. I had the Icelandic cod with zucchini and tomato broth. It was like eating a comfort food dish, but healthy, so delicious. My husband had the steak and crab cake entree. Our server was great and added to the enjoyment of the dinner. We can’t wait to go back!

GP
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all aspects. Service from Lauren was exceptional with great food and bourbon selection!

ME
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place! Love the menu.

KL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Watermelon salad with burrata was delicious. candied bacon in a jar as an appetizer is awesome. Halibut with balsamic reduction was yummy.

SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Every single bite is delicious and service is top notch.

CB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the food is delicious. Will be coming back for sure.

M
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OBC never disappoints! The food is excellent and inventive the servers are courteous and knowledgeable and the drinks are delicious! You cannot go wrong here.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside. So that helped with the noise level. We had a new waiter, who was excellent! The watermelon tomato salad was amazing!

CO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OBC never disappoints. In the past four years of visiting out daughter at UK, this is a staple stop for us. OBC consistently delivers superior food and service. I highly recommend checking out OBC if your in the area!

BW
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place - great staff, phenomenal cocktails, amazing food. Perfect for everything!

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The peanut butter bacon appetizer is so very tasty. I highly recommend. The Potato crusted salmon is also a good bet. We always try to book a reservation when we are visiting Lexington at the OBC Kitchen and have yet to be disappointed. Plus the selection of bourbon is amazing.

H
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved pretty much everything about OBC, we went for brunch, our server was fantastic and it was so nice to be able to see pictures of all the food so we would really know what we were getting. Everything we tried was delicious and not outrageously priced for the amount and quality of the food we received. We ordered bloody marys and they brought a smoking glass to the table which was pretty cool. We will definitely be back

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie, our server, was such a treat and made our out of town guests instantly fall in love with the brunch. We had a phenomenal time and the food and mimosas and every detail were consistent and wonderful as usual. Thanks, Katie!

WF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable place to eat. Nice atmosphere. Good food

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good & service.

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff
Very knowledgeable about bourbon
Food was excellent

C
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Kid’s steak had too much peppers and seasoning on the top of the steak. Other than that the meal was really good. I’ll definitely Recommend! Get the bacon glass!

L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, food and drinks always good

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