The Fat Lamb

4.6
573 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are a modern neighborhood restaurant in the heart of the highlands of Louisville, Kentucky serving craft cocktails and creative cuisine. Please enjoy our hospitality. We offer a full bar with local craft beer and interesting wines. Our food menu changes with the season and we focus on fresh flavors with creative preparation. Please be our guest.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 573 people are saying
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4.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHammieHamHam
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lindsay is an excellent server: courteous and efficient. The food is delicious. We ordered the gnocchi and the curried salmon (pictured). Both entrees tasted spectacular.

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PhilG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre. Blueberry tart was amazing. Salmon was great on the outside but not cooked the same on the inside. Service was strong. Prices were far from a good value. Duck was good. Lamb meatballs were poor. Hamburger was strong. Fries excellent. Prices not in line with the food quality and the type of restaurant. High potential restaurant. Easily fixed… maybe a bad night. Not trying to be overly critical.

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BDub
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, great service, neat experience! Will be back!

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Melvin
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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MARSHAW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd eaten their carryout before (during pandemic lockdown) and this was my first time dining in. Went for lunch and was so glad I did! We were the only ones there at lunchtime and got all of the attention--smiling attentive service and they were able to handle our accessibility requests. I treated a friend to their ricotta gnocchi w/lamb ragu while I had the paprika they found them and held them for me when I rushed back an hour later. Highly recommended!

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vipmsfoodie
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were all pleasantly surprised with how delicious the food was and the service was perfect.

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dhome510
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is wonderful. What really stands out though, is the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, drinks, and service. We’ll definitely be back!

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pattycakes
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Ate with a girlfriend. The cocktail I had was amazing. Wonderful wines. Lamb meatballs were super. The presentation was beautiful.

The cons... waitress announced immediately to us that she hated Wednesdays and she couldn't wait to get off. We tried to cheer her up over the course of the meal. I had the scallops and found the scallops to be nicely cooked but everything else to be kind of bland. Spices were off and seemingly not za'atar. The fiend had the duck and it was saturated with cumin and the fat was not rendered well. Both dishes lacked acid. The desserts were ok not great.

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RaymondB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit place when in Louisville. Great unique eats along with fabulous staff. We really enjoyed the visit.

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TravisS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good food. For a place called the Fat Lamb I expected more than one lamb option. That said the lamb was excellent and a great bottle of Frogs Leap Cabernet as well. Very nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Strong drinks, tasty pasta and dessert. Ambiance was fine, we were put in a corner table near the bar section and we would have preferred to be in the dining room

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
48 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We count on Fat Lamb to deliver every time - great food, service, and cocktails!

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! Our first time to dine here but won’t be our last!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server made it very homey for us! Great food and ambiance was just right.

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dhome510
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Fat Lamb has been around awhile. But, due to the pandemic, I had not been back until now. I recognized immediately what I had been missing. Food and service were superlative. The noise level was a bit high but tolerable for an enjoyable, if not quiet, meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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vipCookie
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent humus. Great service

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TammyG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Place!!!
The Lamb Meatballs Rock!
Cocktails and Waitress top notch!
Thank you for a delightful evening!

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vipCathyJ
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to dine at Fat Lamb. Food VERY good, service just a tad slow to begin with, but otherwise fine. the Chef visited our table and was very friendly and appreciative of our comments (all positive!) and our business.

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RandallS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very gracious owner and chef, wonderfully attentive wait staff. Though we are mostly vegetarians we found excellent options and will definitely be back.

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HaleyL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal! The fare was fresh, creative, beautifully plated, and delicious. We’re from out of town or we’d be here once a week, at least. It’s a must-eat for Louisville.

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Alexander
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had good service. Dave did a great job looking after us. The food was great. I had the lamb meatballs.

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
49 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always - one of our favorite spots in Louisville.

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AshleyJ
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fat Lamb was delicious! I had the goat cheese appetizer, duck breast entrée, and the “Night in Paris”cocktail. The atmosphere was amazing and they had a considerable wine/cocktail list. Highly recommend if you’re wanting a nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new favorite place to dine! What a great atmosphere and the service was impeccable! Very attentive and super personable. The quality of the food is exquisite! The roasted brussel sprouts were flavorful and tender. The goat cheese was creamy and decadent, could not get enough! Buttery scallops were perfectly cooked and seasoned just enough! The seabass had a light crisp that met with a fall apart tenderness in every bite!

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vipMADay
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service. The head chef/owner, checked in on our table and that was much appreciated. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts, salmon, scallops, duck- everything we had was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good higher end restaurant

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TammyG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!
Service was exceptional and the food was very tasty!

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vipAndrewH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere…. Top shelf!!!

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vipNick
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing meal, cocktails included. I would give 5 stars, but it was so hot in the restaurant that I'm not convinced it has air conditioning.

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vipStephenT
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Attentive staff

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vipLiosticks
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing
Delicious food and cocktails
Excellent service

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StephanieW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and I look forward to returning!

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vipJNCh
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food in a funky atmosphere. Service was attentive. However quality of food did not warrant the high prices.

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DioD
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Picked Fat Lamb because my fiancé loves lamb and they did not disappoint. From the shareable starters to the drinks and entrees everything was delicious. The portions sizes were great but not overwhelming.

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kathyb
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fat Lamb is one of my absolute favorite places! My husband and I wanted to take my brother someplace he hadn’t been before to celebrate his birthday. This was my choice and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious (lamb ragu, scallops and duck), and they even had a sweet birthday card ready to thank us for celebrating with them! Highly recommend!

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JenniferM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at The Fat Lamb. The food was delicious and the staff was great. We will definitely go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was friendly and attentive. And the place was pretty quiet and relaxed. Everything looked and tasted great, except, ironically, the lamb. I ordered the 40$ veal chop, and having never had it before, didn’t know what to expect. The flavor was really nice but it had a chewy outer layer of fat, and even once I got through that the meat itself was fairly tough and I actually got tired trying to carve my way through it. I wasn’t sure if this was normal or not so I didn’t say anything.

But as we left another customer came up to me and asked how my veal chop was (I assumed he was interested in getting it) and I told him honestly that it was tasty but really tough. He said that was definitely not normal for veal. So in hindsight I probably should have said something, but after eating most of it and paying for the meal it didn’t seem right to suddenly complain.

Probably a fluke, and hopefully everyone else finds their lamb to be perfectly lovely.

To end on a positive note I really liked my cocktail, the Midnight in Paris.

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vipGregory
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktails were delicious. Noise level was high with two "cackling couples" who hadn't seen each other in a while. Great place for food.

FAQs

The Fat Lamb offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 409-7499.

The Fat Lamb is rated 4.6 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

The Fat Lamb does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fatlamblouisville.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.