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OBC Kitchen

4.8
4.8
2735 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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Booked 56 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 2,735 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

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. LD

    LizD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!

  3. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!!

  5. B

    Busylady

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  6. EM

    EricM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  8. TM

    TimM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  9. M

    Morte4

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  10. KA

    KAL3

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

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

  11. SF

    SamF

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Never a bad cocktail.

  12. AA

    AmberA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  14. NB

    NeilB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. GH

    GerryH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. CR

    ChristinaR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Our waiter (Truman) did an amazing job!

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. L

    Lopeal01

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cameron was amazing! Wonderful bourbon selection.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!!

  23. D

    Davidz

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing bourbon list. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely return

  24. 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.

  25. K

    Kywildcats

    Louisville

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best brunches in Lexington. Excellent smoky Bloody Mary and exceptional service from Sean.

  26. DG

    DineoutGuy18

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Luke was our server, very attentive and informative. He was on top of all of our needs. Food was very good, had the calamari, the pork tenderloin and the braised ribs. Lemon blueberry bread pudding was just ok, a little dry. Overall, loved the ambiance, the vibe in the room, the videos playing on the wall, with drinks and food was smart. The host stand was not that engaging and not very personable. I would go back and recommend, they did a great job.

  27. DM

    DonnaM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time and the food was excellent. We will definitely be going back soon.

  28. IS

    IsaiahS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I visit OBC Kitchen at least once a month have never had a bad experience there. The service is second to none. Knowledgeable bartenders, incredible bourbon selection, unique cocktails and amazing cuisine top it off for this one of a kind restaurant.

  29. SW

    ShannonW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. All the staff was super nice and helpful.

  30. j

    jacquelinec

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    You have us as a no show 🤷‍♀️ we were there but we’re 3 not 4.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New drink menu❤️ Theme Parks

  32. BW

    BethW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Heavy on wait staff, but short on menu items. We arrived for 6:15 reservation and we’re seated immediately. Restaurant perhaps a quarter filled, but soon much more crowded. Waiter arrived quickly, but had to return to our table twice before order a meal to let us know what they did not have that night. I might have overlooked that but the table next to us was experiencing the same situation. Food was ok, short ribs very good.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Calamari was so yum. Everything was great.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Service was not up to par. Kitchen staff assisted with clearing our plates- shouldn’t happen with a table for two at $200. Disappointing.

  35. SA

    SteveA

    Louisville

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, drinks, and service as usual. This place simply does not disappoint and is consistent with the best Lexington has to offer. Still reigns as our favorite place without a doubt.

  36. KV

    KyVisitor

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cocktails were amazing. The oysters were delicious and the watermelon salad was as well. Our entrees were all very good. The warm donuts were incredible.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and excellent service!!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shelby, Nate, Apollo, Chris, Clint, and Heather made us want to continue to visit this wonderful restaurant our entire vacation, and that we did. The entire crew is beyond WONDERFUL. We visited 5 days in a row from the time we got to Kentucky until our last full day in Lexington which sadly is tonight. We love the food, service, and vibe. It is a 20/10 for us. Cannot wait to visit every day of our vacation again in a couple of months. See you all soon and thank you so much again. We appreciate the kindness and you all for making it feel like home.

  39. LC

    LeannaC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent brunch. Definitely get bacon in a glass if you go. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. Great service. It was a bit too dark for my liking but that is a very minor criticism.

  40. MP

    MarieP

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rebecca our server was so attentive and helpful. The menu is amazing with so many selections and the food was delicious. I recommend and cannot wait to go again!

FAQs

OBC Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 56 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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