The Fat Lamb

4.6
543 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 543 people are saying
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4.7
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNick
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Attentive staff

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vipLiosticks
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing
Delicious food and cocktails
Excellent service

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StephanieW
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJNCh
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
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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Gregory
Phoenix
12 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.

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BenR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant with great food. We were very happy with the quality of the food and wine and the service. Portions are large especially for the appetizers. It would be easy to make a meal for two with three appetizers and salad and dessert. We got two appetizers and shared an entree. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We arrived on a week night for a special occasion/anniversary celebration. One other couple in the restaurant eating. The cocktail and pickled beet salad was delicious! One of the beet salads ever! For the main course, my husband had perfectly cooked lamb chops (very good, but pricey) and I enjoyed ricotta gnocchi and lamb ragu. I feel for the price of restaurant it needed a bit more ambiance.

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers, for good reason - this place is wonderful. We love the food, drinks, ambience, friendly service. We can't say enough good things about The Fat Lamb. Everything is good - get an appetizer, entree and a dessert!

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JessicaM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The arugula salad was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Servers were on top of things and the food was amazing! I recommend trying this place, you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Our server, Dave, was super friendly and provided excellent service. Nick the bartender made amazing drinks.

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vipRich
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there early, so no crowd. Started with appetizers and special Manhattans and got no further. All good, lots of food. We left happy.

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ScottB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service! Looking forward to going back

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
45 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Fat Lamb - we are repeat diners - it is consistently very good - they have great drinks and a variety of foods to choose from - great service too! Try the fried oyster appetizer! And they make the best margarita I've ever had. Honestly we are huge fans.

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vipChristinaP
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server made great meal recommendations for us and took great care of us. We had the arancini appetizer, duck breast, veal chop, and cannolis. All were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to destination for date night with my hubby - love the food and amazing service

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RobinS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dallas and his team never disappoint! The Fat Lamb is a must visit if you are in Louisville. Everything we had was great. Thank you all!!

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vipLiosticks
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere
Melissa was our amazing server
As always, our dinners were totally outstanding
Love the new monster gin cocktail

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PattyB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Would definitely go back to try other choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers days

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vipCMB20
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience, service, and hospitality and amazing food as always. Best compliment....we were still talking about how great the food was the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the goat cheese dip. So creamy and savory. I tried duck for the first time, while I did not personally like it, my friends said it had fabulous flavoring. We will definitely be back.

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RocDoc
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An upbeat vibe, yet calm and comfortable surroundings. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Interesting menu with excellent paring of ingredients. Owner/chef Dallas made the rounds checking on all his tables. His passion and dedication show how this place is a little gem.

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MarkW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, looking forward to going back soon.

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vipClaudeW
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was only our third venture to The Fat Lamb. David's service was outstanding, as were his bartending skills. The salmon entree was outstanding, as were the dessert canoli. Chef/owned Dallas came out to visit at the end of the meal. We will be back!

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Morgan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not flavorful and over cooked :( Really disappointed.

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vipJcf1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I think the bar opened would create better ambiance. Also lighting needs maybe dimming for warmer feeling.

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Kelly
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Goat cheese and pitas (appetizer) were delicious - surprised by how delicious the burger was too! Offer a wide selection of beers also.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Giovanni
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food ok. My expectation was ser too high

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Filip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good service, but the food was not on par with the price piont.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Waitress had terrible customer service and food was just OK

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DeeDee
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, but we could barely hear each other talk. And this was with a lot of space between our table and the nearest neighbors. Something hung on the walls and ceiling to absorb sound would help. It got even louder when the Mint Julep Tour bus arrived. Took the joy out of what I hoped would be a special dinner.

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FTLT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

With a reservation for a special occasion clearly indicated in the reservation, we were greeted without much courtesy and assigned to the worst table in the restaurant. Spending over $100 per person, our experience did not live up to our high expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheeseburger in Louisville!

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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 543 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.