Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington

3.6
63 reviews
$30 and under
American
Waxy’s is a fresh take on what a modern Irish bar and restaurant should be: a comfortable environment, vibrant atmosphere, and delicious food. Waxy’s menu elevates pub fare with generous portions of updated classic dishes made with the best, freshest ingredients. Our comfortable bars have many rotating draft beer lines offering the latest craft brews, craft cocktails, extensive wine lists as well as traditional ales and lagers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.4
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipafjadkfja
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not sure why reservations were accepted. Restaurant was closed

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vipcamjaco
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The problem is we made a reservation and drove all the way there and it was closed. How can you make a reservation and it nit be open?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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DONT WASTE PPL TIME

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok overall. The bar didn’t have all items to make a drink for one of us. The service was probably the best of any other category. Food wasn’t great. My burger was over cooked, med rare was definitely med well. A little disappointed. Band was great, lots of fun

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vipMojoRising
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service under existing COVID restrictions. Beautiful facility.

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DebM
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The food was mediocre and the mixed drinks just terrible. But we had a lovely waitress and a good time.

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SalaciousCrumb
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is very safe and a great place to take kids!! We sat outside in very comfortable outdoor seating. The food was good and the service was outstanding.

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vipgr13
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

With a reservation, I had to wait 15 minutes for anyone to seat us outside, with plenty of tables available.
The Corned Beef was very dry, and the restaurant did not have any spicy mustard !
The Falafel sandwich arrived without the yogurt dressing, the restaurant substituted sour cream instead.
Very disappointed, it seemed like they were ready to close up shop.

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GigiH
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt great to go out and enjoy live music and good food!

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vippgf50
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

oh, where do I start. Went Tuesday for their advertised Fish and chip special, which is only on Tuesdays from 6-9pm.. Got there at 6:03 and was told that they were out of fish..lol..
when questioned as to why they had no fish, 3 minutes into the special, the server was evasive and gave a phony story that the sold out during the day.. when we reminded him the fish special only began 5 minutes ago, he could not respond.
So we regrouped and ordered a pastromi sandwich and a ruben sandwich.. The ruben was very good, the fries were dry and hard, obviously not freshly cooked! The pastromi was some kind of black meat, sliced thick and hard, whatever it was, it was not pastromi, and not fresh. it looked like dried up , old , roast beef.. We sent it back. waiter agreed after looking at it, that it was inedible.. ordered another ruben instead and it was ok, but same issue with french fries!
This location needs some better management for sure!

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griff
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a party of four sitting outside at Waxy's on Friday night with plenty of social distancing. The Irish band Boston's Erin Og was playing and they were excellent. 2 of us had the nachos and 2 had the Boiled Dinner. The corned beef was cooked to perfection and went well with the potato's, cabbage and spicy mustard.

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vipM8j6q
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although we were the only party there the service and food quality was terrific!! Will return!!

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vipCarylD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sad there were so few people at the restaurant. Crispy chicken wings awesome. Shepherds pie disappointing especially considering it’s an Irish Pub. The potato layer far outweighed the meat and veggie layer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

Me and my gal and a buddy wanted to hear some live music and she had LaMarsh Was playing acoustically while singing and it was great

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KristiR
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went into Waxy’s for Guiness promotion night. We got married the evening prior, my new wife is from Ireland and thought this would be a fun night. The band was great and the child dancers were phenomenal! The problem? The staff. Every single one from the bartenders to the hosts and the servers looked MISERABLE. Not a smile, very cold greetings. It took 25 min to get a server to our table who claimed she was too busy with a larger table to wait on us. She finally took our order, which came out wrong. I asked to send my burger back and she said “do you want them to make you another one?” When it came back, it was an over cooked burger a plate, nothing else, not even the pickle it originally came with. I asked 3 times for a side of mayo. We had 2 friends arrive to meet us. An hour went by for them to get an appetizer delivered. We had to leave our table to order drinks from the bar, then the bartender was “put out” to have to serve us. This looked like a great bar, a great place for a celebratory night. We were very wrong and very disappointed.

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RamseyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Great live entertainment. Food service was slow on a light evening. Food preparation was mediocre. Steak tips were very tough. Steamed Broccoli was tasteless. Ruben came on very dry/old rye bread. Sangria mix was off. Very little follow up from the waitress who didn’t bother to ask if our food was ok or if we needed anything.

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Duke
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was ok. Food was ok. Ambience was better. Please pay close attention to the drink menu and edit the bourbon section...as a Kentucky bourbon guy I can tell you what is listed in the bourbon section (with the exception of seven items of the 30 plus) are actually bourbon. Could have been better.

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vipluvironhill
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Service was horrible. I waited forever and so did everyone else around me. I ordered the ribs, they were the worst I ever had. They were burnt to a crisp and very tough.
I had a coupon from the hotel and reviewed it twice with the server. He came back with my credit card and didn't take it off. However, as he handed it to me he said the discount was applied. That's stealing. I left and deducted it from his tip with a note.

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BenjaminC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and Chad Lamarsh was amazing. I was so happy with his performance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Hands down the worst place we have eaten and experienced in a long long time.

Let’s start with drinks. We ordered a Shirley Temple for our son. Came made with coke and not sprite or ginger ale as traditional. Sent it back to be made properly, but the waitress turned away before my husband could even order a beer. Finally he ordered a half and half. The waitress had no clue what that was. Kind of something traditional in an Irish Pub. It as clear since she did not know, she did not put in the order. After 5 minutes of waiting and no siting of her, my husband went up to the bar to get a beer. When he ordered another one, she had no clue that she never delivered him the first beer.

Food: The French onion soup could have had more flavor. The Dublin Dip was fine. The Shepherds pie was fine, but heavy on the potato mash. My son ordered nachos for dinner. They came out cold. Clear that they were cooked as an appetizer and left out until our food was ready. Not even under a heat lamp. The waitress should have realized the issue as soon as she touched the tray. She clearly knew the difference between something being hot or cold as she warned my husband that his plate was hot. Another batch came out, not sure if it was a new batch or simply reheated. What bothers me the most was there was never an apology. She did not care.

The restaurant was not busy when we were there...less than 20 people seated at at tables. There were two waitstaff for the 20 customers plus the bartenders.

Save your money. This restaurant is not worth it. You would do much better at almost any other restaurant.

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Jog1
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The live music was awesome and that's why we came. Our waiter in training did a great job. Nice food options. Beer was cold.

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Julie
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Poor service, no ketchup, salt/pepper on table. Had to grab for ourselves from nearby tables. Steak tips were inedible (all fatty/gristle). Advertised an “Irish Party” at 7pm, there was still no live music when we left at 7:45pm.

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vipTravellah
New England
90 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly atmosphere. Staff all get along snd there is constant communication between them. They work great together in getting you fast service. Food is very good.

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DawnaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple lunch out with older relative. Nice range of menu options and specials to satisfy all appetites and budgets.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waxy's at lunch on Sunday was uncrowded and super nice. We sat outside and enjoyed a warm Fall day, and our server was terrific - friendly and fast.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

My sister and I met in Lexington and chose Waxy’s as it was near our hotel and menu looked reasonably priced. Noisiest establishment I have ever been in for dinner. Could not hear each other. Live music was awful. Food ok but I would never go back.

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cormacc
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

OK place. Food not that exciting but reasonable value. More suited if you want to have pub grub and a pint of beer with friends.

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JeanC
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but I was disappointed that the asian salad on their website menu is not on the real menu. Also, the hostess looked like a slob. She is an attractive woman, but wore sneakers, jeans and a grey t-shirt. With a little effort should could be so much more.

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Pab22
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was closed when we got there, unfortunately OpenTable was not updated with their "summer hours"
Great disappointment really, Drove all the way over their to find a note on the door

Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington
Responded on 25 July 2019

I am so sorry for this. Decisions were made last minute and we sincerely apologize for your wasted time. I would love for you to come in and dine with us so we can change you mind about us. If you do decide to come visit us, I would love for you to ask for me! Thanks for the feedback, Margery Luangrath, AGM

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viplocallady
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining out on the patio very much. Initially we were the only ones outside, but it filled up before we were leaving. Service was great! Will be back

Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington
Responded on 25 July 2019

Great feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience! We hope you come back to enjoy our patio again before the summer ends! -Margery Luangrath, AGM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I would not recommend this restaurant for food. It may be a great place for drinks, but overall, the food was subpar. I had a crispy chicken sandwich that was okay, but nothing special. Others at the table had fish sandwich, Sheppard's pie, and beef stew. The pie and fish sandwich were decent. The stew came out cold and vegetables were still hard.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Were out of several items. Service was great. Closed up and kicked us out in the middle of the second period of game six of the Stanley Cup Finals, at around 9:15.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a burger and craft beer.

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

First off the restaurant was so cold that most people where wearing there jackets and several customers complained that it was cold. We ordered 4 entrees and a salad came out almost ten minutes after the others. The first time our server came back after the other three entrees came out was when the salad came and I sent back my beef stew as it had almost no beef in it. I had ask for a new serving and the waitress came back with the same bowl of stew but had added more beef. Since it had beef plated for 15 minutes it was cold but we didn’t see our server again until the bill came and I had to ask for it to be taken off of the bill. It was a very disappointing experience

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NicoleS
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I love Waxy’s...been here many times. The Buffet was less than stellar. Chicken in the Marsala was a brick, salmon was over cooked and prime rib was still moo-ing. The breakfast bar was good, but then again how can you mess up breakfast. Desert bar items were cold or frozen. Would NEVER recommend the buffet here!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It started out fairly quiet, but then the noise level went up and it got difficult to hear the conversation.

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vipMaryG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was great! Band this night was extremely talented...professional.

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viplocals
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. I can’t remember the name of our server but she was great

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Lisata
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed it. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful waitress!
A little noisy, however it was the start of st Patrick's weekend.

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vipShsh7
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The mustard tube was not cleaned. My friend had a pasta noodle in her corn beef and cabbage. I recommended this place too. I really like the menu also so I don’t think they will go back with me

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington using the Order Online button. Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 861-9299.

Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington is rated 3.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.