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OBC Kitchen

4.8
4.8
3046 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 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 3,046 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

    American

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Great for Brunch

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    American

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Docalex

    Central Coast

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service. The food is typical for the region (don’t expect Michelin stars in Kentucky) but the bourbons make up for any deficiencies in the culinary world. The collection of spirits here has to be one of the best in the world and the staff knowledge of the bourbon world is unsurpassed. A “must do” for anyone visiting the area looking for a true local experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great night at the OBC! We all enjoyed fresh salmon entrees, and each was fabulous. Service was spot-on, as usual, and the drinks were great. Five stars across the board!
  3. MH

    MarkH

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits were great but the Old Fashion was the best I’ve had !
  4. CW

    CharleneW

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather our server was extremely gracious plus she made us feel warm and welcomed. The food and specialty cocktails were delicious and we plan on returning next week 👏🏼👏🏼
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! Love dining here!
  6. RJ

    RichardJ

    Savannah

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Great service. Extensive bourbon list.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reservations needed - especially on game days! We were seated promptly and 100% enjoyed the visit. Ambiance is spectacular with the bourbon bar taking front and center presence.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch menu in a cozy atmosphere.
  9. PS

    PSoans

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great server, very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was very loud at lunchtime. My food was okay- I had the chicken and biscuits, which was a bit dry. My husband really liked the breakfast burrito and my daughter liked the Belgian waffle. Will come back and try something else.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Run to brunch but have a reservation.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and atmosphere. We had a new female server who was great! Thank you all for making my birthday great!
  12. TC

    TheCooker

    Western NC

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our food was very good. Because the restaurant was so busy, our service was ok. We did not see our waitress much. I ordered a side dish of mashed potatoes, and our waitress did not tell me my fish was plated with potatoes. We ordered carrot cake with cream cheese icing and bourbon caramel sauce. The carrot cake was a sheet pan spice cake. The cream cheese icing tasted like dollop of whipped cream. We did not eat it.
  13. JT

    JudyT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best halibut and short ribs ever! Must try pinto bean succotash and cornbread (these two items alone make it worth the trip!) Also, loved the Not Brown appetizer!
  14. MB

    MikeB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and drinks, but service was a bit overwhelmed (staff shortage?) and the noise level in the place was simply overwhelming for a conversation. Prices were very reasonable for food and drinks. Maybe on a slower night the place is perfect, but tonight only 4 stars.
  15. SB

    SamanthaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was very poor but food and drinks were good
  16. DR

    DRugg

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience from start to finish. Connor was our server. He had great energy, good personality and made fantastic recommendations. You have to start your experience with the Rock and Bacon in a Glass. Will certainly be back the next time we're in Lexington!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and drinks were outstanding!!
  18. AG

    AmyG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food! House manhattan was one of the best I have ever had! The bar was definitely one of a kind. Highly recommend
  19. LC

    LouanneC

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrate Birthday. Staff was excellent. Food great. I love that they still give you their delicious rolls with the meal. Worth the money
  20. KC

    KimberlyC

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always- great food. We tried 3 new menu items- none of them disappointed. The catfish is amazing and being in KY/southern state- this should be a staple!!!
  21. JH

    JulieH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Shelby was great. She was attentive and served us with excellence. The food was delivered quickly, and everyone enjoyed their food.
  22. CB

    ChrisB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and fantastic selection of Bourbons. The drink menu was fantastic and really something for everyone. Will totally go back there next time I am in Lexington.
  23. BW

    BrittanyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at OBC Kitchen. Restaurant was gorgeous, staff was incredible, food and drinks arrived promptly and were phenomenal. Will definitely be back again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baylor was amazing
  25. CL

    CarterL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely love this place. The perfect date night or brunch spot!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Drinks were phenomenal.
  27. MH

    MichaelH

    Naples

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, good food and a huge selection of bourbons and cocktails.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was such a hit! The bourbon list was phenomenal the food was just as good! Loved it!
  29. ST

    StephenT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service food and bourbon! Thanks! We’ll be back for sure!
  30. s

    sallyl

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not their best effort: usually OBC is great, but it was very busy, and the service wasn't great. Food didn't come out together, one of the sides never came. It was somewhat disappointing.
  31. P

    Phil

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I will give them another try but this was our 3rd visit and our first time we left disappointed. We took 3 others with us and they were somewhat complimentary but not super impressed. We commented that the entrees were not as flavorful or large as in the past and service was lacking for a 6pm reservation when the restaurant was not overly crowded. Desserts were very good. We are just counting this as an off night for OBC, but it is disappointing to have a $400 tab and have a so-so experience. I'll go again down the road and then decide if I would ever recommend to another friend.
  32. n

    nightowl

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner with Melanie our server. The food was delicious. The fried green tomatoes were very good and creatively made. The shrimp and grits very flavorful. Next time we are in town we will definitely be back.
  33. EO

    EnjoyedOBCKitchen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience to get the Lexington experience. Service was excellent and food was also very good. The bourbon selection is stunning!
  34. ER

    EricR

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was really good. Drinks were great corner table helped, our server was spectacular. Bar service was a bit slow. Overall a great time.
  35. d

    deans

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Food excellent. Service was terrible. We weren't even offered drinks from the bar. Waitress disappeared for a long time before we ordered food.
  36. DH

    DarleenH

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Noisy! Really good weekend brunch menu.
  37. L

    Laboho68

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was ok. I ordered a medium rare burger, but it was well done, pretty much charred. I’m sure that if it wasn’t so overcooked it would have been decent.
  38. K

    Kywildcats

    Louisville

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best brunch experience in Lexington! Great food and an inventive cocktail menu. Highly recommend.
  39. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkable place ... so many combinations of drink selections. Our waiter, Conner, was off the chart wonderful. Perhaps my favorite waiter of ALL time. With this and the incredible food, I just can't say enough great things about this place.
  40. HM

    HeatherM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Conner was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Will definitely be back!!!

FAQs

OBC Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 3046 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 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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