Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
Photo: Courtesy of Lamberts
Upscale - but not uptight - nouveau barbecue joint
Popular plate: Slow-smoked brisket prepared with a brown sugar and coffee rub is a sweet-savory sensation.
The very notion of fancy barbecue is offensive to some traditionalists, but even old-timers have been won over by chef Lou Lambert's creative recipes. Since opening Lamberts in a historic brick building in 2006, he has wowed customers with inventions such as coriander-crusted pork ribs and wood-roasted chicken with Mexican chocolate chile rub. Sides are equally innovative: the jicama and carrot slaw is slightly sweet with a hint of lime while three-cheese macaroni with country ham is simply decadent.
With a lively bar scene and a music venue upstairs, Lamberts is abuzz with single professionals and lobbyists entertaining well-heeled clients.
Entrees: USD 14-38
Mon-Wed: 11am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
Thu-Sat: 11am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Sun: 11am - 2pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
401 West 2nd Street
+1 512 494 1500