The Fat Lamb
Very good experience. The food was amazing. I had the duck and my wife had the short ribs and they were both delicious. The only reason for the four star review is the menu is a little small. A salad option or other sides would make it a much better menu. The location is a little strange as well, but overall it is a very good place to eat.
Early Mother’s Day meal. Food was good, service was good. If you have picky children, the do have one burger on the menu.
We were there to celebrate our anniversary. Dinner was fantastic, our server, Marcella, took great care of us. We intend to be back soon.
Great experience. Hands on Chef/ Owner. Delicous flavors! We loved the personal attention Chef gives each dish. Loved the cauliflower app and the lamb! The bread pudding was to die for too! Nick at the bar made us great craft cocktails. Great night
Went on Derby Day, so was expecting it to be a bit crowded. Asked if I could be 15 minutes late, and was told we couldn't because there was another reservation coming right after us and they needed the table. We showed up at 6:45, and were the first (and only) people in the restaurant. The menu was limited, and they were not willing to go off-menu, even for an allergy. They gave us a very hard time swapping part of a dish due to an allergy. All that said, the food tasted amazing. Solid job there. However, we weren't able to order what we wanted due to the limited menu. The odd thing was the restaurant never filled up. There were always a few tables open. So, not sure why we were unable to show up 15 minutes late. Overall, I would go back on another night, assuming they would be a bit more flexible with the menu.
Had dinner here after The Oaks. It was fairly easy to get to from Churchill Downs. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was exceptional.
We ate the Prix fixe menu during Derby Weekend. It was incredibly rushed and not becoming of a high caliber restaurant offering. We were literally rushed out the door.
Derby price fixe menu. The food was unimaginative with monotone flavors. Sides were undercooked, and the beet salad was all greens with three slices of quarter-sized beets. Entrees were so-so, and mine was lukewarm in the middle and had to go back to the kitchen. The bread pudding was good, the mousse was meh. The Fat Lamb is overpriced and disappointing — I was so excited to try this place.
Hi Kate, I am sorry that we couldn't accommodate your last minute request to add 2 diners to your reservation and I'm sorry that you are still upset about it. We could've accommodated if we knew a few weeks in advance. We are a small restaurant with a limited number of seats. Your complaint about the food was the only one of the night so I'm sure it had something to do with not being able to dine with your 2 other friends. I hope you have a great derby. -Chef Dallas McGarity
This is Kentucky Derby weekend so out of the ordinary. Sinner with two drinks and 4 courses was $640 with tip. While the meals was good, it was not a $95 per person meal. The drinks expensive but not crazy.. the apps better than the main dish. We felr taken advantage of bit the waiter Mark was terrific
Hi Harold. I do believe that we served you a bit more than you said in this review. There were 7 glasses of wine, 1 house cocktail, and 2 neat pours of Henry McKenna Bourbon along with the food and tip. That's not an unreasonable bill and I hope that you had a great time. -Chef Dallas McGarity, owner
The gnocchi with lamb ragu was fantastic, and very filling. My friend got the burger which for $17 I'd expect something next level but it was pretty much like something you can get at Steak n Shake. Drinks were delicious. The service was friendly but slow. Overall a good restaurant that I would visit again, but a little too pricey for what you get.
Lovely lunch with friends! They were so accommodating when we wanted to combine certain menu items! Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing food. Will definitely be returning. The veal steak was amazing. And the house cocktail was pretty good.
Everything about the meal was special. The bruschetta is probably the best I’ve ever tasted and the hush puppies were tasty. Just perfect density. Not to light. Not to firm. We had the cheeseburger, veal, lamb, and braised short ribs. Meals were large enough we took some home for the next day. Service was good. Our server was attentive, polite, and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back again!
What a wonderful meal. My family was in town for Easter, and all of us are foodies, so I thought we would splurge and go to the Fat Lamb. Chef Dallas has recently won Chopped, so I thought I’d show off the Ville cuisine. We had almost everything on the menu—appetizers: the Brussels sprouts were amazing, as were the lamb meatballs. Every entree was perfect—fish special, fried chicken, lamb ragout with gnocchi, short ribs, and lamb chops. For dessert, the cannoli was amazing! I’m not a Nutella fan, but the Nutella mousse was impressive. Perfect service, great cocktails. This is a very special place. Even my brother was impressed!
My friend and I had a great experience celebrating her birthday! Don't mistake the lower noise rating as a negative. In fact, it is a positive! We were able to have conversation without yelling. The cocktails, food and service were great. It was my first visit but not my last!
Food lived up to high expectations. Gnocchi with lamb ragout outstanding. Mixologist very knowledgeable.
Decor/ ambience a bit sparse. Best suited for foodies.
So delicious! Everything was so tasty! The service was great! We were a tad late to our reservations so he had to wait 5 mins for a table (our fault) but the still gave us free desert for making us wait! And it was our fault! Would definitely recommend to anyone. So nice and modern inside. Really fun atmosphere.
I love the Fat Lamb for any occasion. I’ve been there for special occasions and business meals. Great food!
Outstanding as always! The arugula and beet salad, as well as the chive hush puppies were delicious starters. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed the short ribs and my cobia fish special was superb! It was a first visit for our friends, who, like us, are fans of Chef McGarity’s sister restaurant, The Portage House. A big thumbs up from them too!
Excellent food and drinks. Our servicer Justin did a great job explaining all the food and answering all our questions. Will be returning soon.
Food was amazing, great atmosphere and service was to the point. Make sure you have the cauliflower, it was ridiculous. The drinks were spot on too!
All went very well especially with our Hostess/Waitress who was extraordinarily friendly, welcoming and kind. This was my first time dining at The Fat Lamb and she made it special for me and my son as we celebrated his birthday. The menu choices were varied but not excessive and my black bean burger, arugula and beet salad and his salmon were delicious.
The seared duck breast I had was cooked to perfection and was absolutely delicious! Service was great as well.
Great chef, food, top notch service and warm smiles. Little on loud side due to openly talkative customers.
Great dining experience... And so happy that we were able to meet Dallas, chef & owner!
Our server Audrey was outstanding
Very pricey for the amount of food served
First time dining here. The staff was great, and it's a nice space. But overall, we felt the food did not measure up to the prices. It was good, but we were underwhelmed given the price. An appetizer, two entrees, two drinks, and a dessert came out to $120 before tip. That isn't terribly unreasonable, but there are other places in town that provide more bang for the buck.
We went for my mother's birthday with my husband, teenager and my toddler. The appetizers we're amazing. We had the goat cheese with pita and meatballs. So good! Then the boys had the double cheeseburger, those were very good also. I had the scallops, they we're better than any other scallop I've had before. My mom had the gnocchi. It was amazing and flavorful. Very nice atmosphere, very clean and Service was amazing.
The service was great. We tried the arancini, ricotta gnocchi, and roasted brussel sprouts. Everything was frantastic!
It was not too dark, or too loud. The background music was awsome. it was really a fun evening.
It was our one year anniversary!
First-time visit on a rainy Saturday afternoon with a party of four. We arrived a few minutes before opening at 11:30 and staff let us in a little early, which saved us from the cold--much appreciated. Everyone in our party liked what they ordered. Lamb meatballs were tasty, large and dense (in a good way). The polenta was creamy and peppers were delicious. Short rib sandwich as wonderful and side of fries were prepared to crisp perfection. My wife got the gnocchi and lamb Ragu, which she liked, but after a while she said the gnocchi got a bit heavy. Wait staff was excellent and attentive--very fun to talk with. Overall, a great time!
Great location, food, drinks, and service! Becoming one of my all time favorites.
Never a disappointment! A great place for business entertainment.
Lamb meatballs with tzatziki, peperonata and feta were perfection! And their variation on a Pimm's cut, the "Tim's Cup," was refreshing, tasty and wonderful at the end of a stressful day. I'll be back.
Delicious food, great service. Highly recommend the arancini appetizer, and the gnocchi with lamb ragu. Wish I lived in the area to try other items.
The staff was absolutely phenomenal! Nicole was a fabulous server who was very attentive but was there only when we needed her. The service was extremely high level and the atmosphere was very cozy and inviting.
Cozy neighborhood atmosphere. Amazing service! Loved being able to see the chefs. Chef Dallas came out and greeted us, which was a treat! Food was wonderful! Eat something with lamb! Locally sourced, farm to table goodness!
NEVER DISAPPOINTS !! LOVE THE LAMB !!!
Great menu and the food and presentation are excellent. Our favorite Louisville spot and we love a lot of them.