The Fat Lamb

4.7
602 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 602 people are saying
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LauraH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was awesome and I don’t think our food could of come out faster or better.

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vipLoucard
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites

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vipNickF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Realize they didn’t have many servers so it want servers fault but they just need more people to work

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wandw
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and inventive food and a really superlative staff. Our party had the chicken, the black bean falafel, the duck and the salmon. We were all extremely happy with our meals. Wonderful seasoning and presentation for each one. We also had the hummus appetizer which was a big hit. Congratulations, The Fat Lamb on your awesome place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the goat cheese dip which was outstanding. For dinner the duck and lamb ragu, also amazing. The Fat Lamb never disappoints!

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CDC1
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group was small (3) and we were going out to eat prior to the World Championship Horse Show. That dictated we eat early and leave early in order to get to the show at the KY Expo Center, park, walk in and get to our seats. They accommodated this easily. The food was good, beautifully presented and the service was timely. They did everything we needed.

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lynnb
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Waitress was top notch in providing excellent service.

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vipLandscaping2Table
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the veggie starters and the creative menu. The ricotta gnocchi with lamb ragu is amazing as is the nutella dessert. This is a foodie restaurant with fresh ingredients and interesting flavor combinations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here really is excellent. This is not a strip mall restaurant like it might look like. It has a great menu and great service. Last two times I’ve been our entire meal was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection !

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KyleV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great, quick service. The quality of the food and drinks was incredible especially considering how quickly it made it to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations, but ended up eating at the bar. David, the bartender, was amazing! The pickled beet salad was my favorite! The sea bass was very flavorful and cooked perfectly!

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ChaseH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food was good but the atmosphere was obnoxious.

Loud drunk regulars crowded the bar, ruining what should have been a nice dinner where I shouldn't have had to shout to speak with my wife.

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vipDanielaS
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I liked the restaurant. The ambiance is nice, the server was kind and fast. I ordered the duck breast and it was delicious.

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TrinaC
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! So full of flavor and cooked to perfection. Our service was friendly and accommodating to my dietary restrictions. Highly recommend, will definitely return when I’m in Louisville again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was absolutely delicious. We had the burger, the salmon and the scallops. Our server was detail oriented and wonderful. Highly recommend!

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

Exceptional food!

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JenniferS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday dinner it was fantastic we will be back.

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TaylorL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Lamb never disappoints. We go here for Date Night quite a bit. Great food! The baked goat cheese is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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ClaireY
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm, friendly and superior service. The food was amazing and unique.

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vipLiosticks
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff
Good service
Good cocktails
Awesome burgers and fries

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bmw1957
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic choices on the menu - both meat and seafood. Try the Brussel sprouts appetizer and scallop entree!

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Antuan
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Would really recommend this to anyone in town or living here.

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vipJani
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar tender was great with bourbon suggestions and things to do in the area. The lamb chops were outstanding!

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
55 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE! Repeat customers, Reliably great experience.

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vipExcellence
Louisville
60 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-Covid, Covid, Post-Covid this restaurant has been one of our Louisville favorites. So happy to see the good crowd there last night. For a change from the lamb that I favor, last night I had the duck. Medium rare, with delicious garlic infused broccoli, and smashed potatoes, it was delicious. My wife enjoyed the Sea Bass, artfully presented and (according to her) delicious as well. For an appetizer we shared a generous portion of humus, with warm Nan bread. Excellent (with leftovers being lunch today)! The menu continues to offer something for everyone (seafood to meat), and even a hamburger if that's all one wishes. Unique craft cocktails are also offered, along with a good wine list (including Twomey!). I heartily recommend this restaurant, as can be seen in my previous Open Table and Yelp reviews. Give it a try!

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vipFave
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten all over the United States in my travels at some of the finest restaurants. Louisville has a gem in the menu here with Dallas and his team. I can't imagine living within two hours of Louisville and not trying them out..

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rtraveler
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There for a girl's night. Started with sharing the brussels app and the goat cheese. Both were delicious on their own, and heavenly together if just a little goat cheese was included with bite of brussels. We enjoyed the gnocchi with lamb ragu (little pillows of gnocchi with lamb deliciousness) and the curry salmon. Katie, our server, was attentive but not imposing. Will definitely return!

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AaronL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, rustic, homey, and modern atmosphere. I live 2 hours away and I would definitely come back.

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vipHammieHamHam
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Melvin
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
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
37 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
5 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.

FAQs

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

The Fat Lamb is rated 4.7 stars by 602 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.