AZUR Restaurant & Patio
AZUR Restaurant & Patio

AZUR Restaurant & Patio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.azurrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8592961007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, International
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Ashby
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: During fair weather, musicians entertain our guests with a variety of music including blues, pop, Motown, jazz and classical on Friday and Saturday evenings. AZUR has also been known to present talent from outside the area when the opportunity presents itself. These performers are on the rise on a national level.
  • Special Events: In addition to live music on Friday and Saturday nights, AZUR offers the Chef Series specialty dinners each month that showcase the creativity of our culinary team as well as food trends.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available directly in front of the restaurant as well as behind.
A word from AZUR Restaurant & Patio
AZUR restaurant & patio was designed after European establishments providing the feel of being in a different place without leaving Lexington. Customers often comment that they don’t feel like they’re in a strip center in Lexington. The walls are bold blues and greens with curves throughout. The interior space flows outside through three sets of French doors onto the elegant stone bordered brick patio. Weather permitting, the patio is opened.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
AZUR Restaurant & Patio reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (40)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (11)good for groups (9)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Bummed by smoke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A group of six of us were savoring every bite on the patio until cigar and cigarette smoke ruined our evening of perfect weather and meal. Not one of us even considered staying for dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always Consistent, Always Satisfied
    iamcstevenson
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    On this occasion we were entertaining guests from out of town (Virginia) for the first time and as usual, everything about the experience was stellar. From our server Hannah, to getting a quick chat with Jeremy and his wife Melissa, to the delicious apps, entree's and drinks, this place never disappoints. Included this time were the truffle fries and pretzel crusted oysters (OUTSTANDING), woven shrimp and mozzarella chicken(both excellent) and the amazing Lamb Shank special! Any time of year, Azur offers the same, controlled and easy fine dining experience. Truly a gem of the Lexington eating scene.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family affair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had family in town for a cousin's wedding so we went to dinner the night before at Azur. We all had a great time! The only issue of the evening was that my elderly uncle was not a fan of how "foodie" the menu was, but everyone else was. Good place if you have a sophisticated palate, however if you have a picky eater they may have a hard time finding something. The rest of us will definitely be back though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not return!
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We ate dinner here Friday night after the races at Keeneland. Service, when we arrived, was prompt and friendly. We ordered and got our salads and drinks quickly. But, after that, our server did not return. She had been given a table of 13 plus at least one more table and she was just too busy to check on us. Another server did bring our meals and finally our check. In addition, the patio doors were open and there was a table of at least eight men smoking cigars right by the doors. The smell inside the dining room was awful! We knew smoking was allowed out there and that the doors might be open, however, rarely do restaurants allow cigar smoking where dining is taking place. As we were leaving, they closed the doors. Too late!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio Experience
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My sister was visiting from out of town and I wanted to show her the best that Lexington has to offer. AZUR did not disappoint. The wine list was great, the food was amazing, and the service was prompt. I love that the menu is always fresh and inspired by seasonal ingredients. We were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy live music, which I'm usually very hesitant about, but the musician kept it at a low level so that I was still able to carry on a conversation. Our only complaint would be the guy standing at the bar letting his cigarette smoke blow right in our faces, but hey, that's Kentucky. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • huey
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Josh our waiter was very good. Server brought out 2 lobster crepes as an app (on the house). They were delicious. Bourbon fried chicken was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Night?
    mrmack
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have visited Azur a couple of times before and we really enjoyed it. However, on this particular night, our return visit did not live up to the previous experiences. The service we received was poor. At one point, we went almost 25 minutes without even seeing our server. My meal was good but my girlfriend was disappointed with her's. Unfortunately, based on this latest experience, we won't return anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner
    visitor
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When the food reached the table it was hard to recognize what it was........just too much stuff mixed together.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    Jz40
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was good. A bit pricey for everyday. Overall good experience. Wine list could use an update. Waiter needs more training for fine dining. Hostess almost told us our table was not ready when reservations were made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I've been to Azur several times. Mainly because it's close to the hotel where our out of town visitors stay. For the money, there are several other places in town and Midway that are better. However, for a raining night, the convenience wins out and it's on my expense account so I'm not paying for it. My guest did think the Duck was excellent. My filet wasn't. For $38, I expect prime beef, or at least Angus. It wasn't.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great food & great times!!
    JudyP013VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Azur is always a great place to eat with friends & family!!!!Great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food- questionable service
    SpecialNight229VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had not been to Azur for a while so I thought we would try going. When we were finally seated we waited for our waitress for over 15min just to great us. While people who came after us were already being served their drinks and being told about the dinner specials . This is an issue for me, maybe I'm just impatient
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful presentation. Fresh food
    Smwlex
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Modern space. Busy with suburban scene; what appeared to be regulars. Every item is presented as masterpiece. Most tasted good but just under 5 star. Much better than average. This is a gem for dining away from lex downtown spots of equal level. Patio is covered and a large area for seating thee as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good!
    kykatVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and both had the superfood salad with salmon. It was perfect! We split the blood orange crème brûlée which they brought out with a birthday candle in a small bowl of mint-honey-sweetened blueberries -- also perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening at Azur!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When you combine excellent food & drink with friends, you cannot beat the result. Azur delivers yet again! Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entire patio is smoking
    Njckname
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was great!! Unfortunately the entire patio is smoking. So no sitting outside on their great patio for us.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kentucky Fesh and Creative
    JJNiles
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Azur dining in the summer makes the most of Kentucky fresh produce and products and combines them in innovative ways. We enjoyed the dining experience outside, though we were pretty well smoked as much as the barbecue and the wood-fired pizzas from the smoker just outside the patio. The introductory Sazerac cocktail was redolent of New Orleans, my ceviche of shrimp and scallops was outstanding and fresh with terrific corn chips as a vehicle. The wood-fired pizza turned out a great, crisp crust, with innovative toppings bound by a delicious smoky essence. All three of us enjoyed our meals--pork belly three ways and gnocchi. The meal was a grand way to celebrate a family event in fine style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paperboy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Overall, my experience was very good. The service itself was good, but the kitchen seems to be slower than other restaurants in the area. I enjoy the location, the atmosphere, and would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great chef, great service
    kyactor
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went for a restaurant week dinner, and what a bargain it was! My husband had the fried chicken (the only offered entree), but since I don't eat chicken, I asked for a veggie plate or a small seafood option. Out came 2 gorgeous seared scallops and a summer salad of yellow squash, melon, mango, and peppers. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Standout
    LexFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    All four of us had the restaurant week menu - lobster crepe, fried chicken, and Nutella brownie. Delicious all around and a perfect night on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Nite Out
    jt0243
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I visit many restaurants in the region and this on ranks among the top ones in all categories. The food prep is excellent. However, I would prefer that the chef would add more of a California touch to his dishes to lighten the calories. We ordered the bourbon fried chicken which was excellent. The gravy on the mashed potatoes was to die for. The filet was excellent but served with the mashed potatoes was somewhat of a disappointment. A more creative option would have been roasted Yukon potatoes with onion/garlic. Service was excellent despite a large crowd.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very experience
    tlittlelex
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We've been to Azur on many occasions over the years. The food (particularly the bourbon chicken) is typically very good. Service is a bit unpredictable. The bar drinks were well prepared and the wine was reasonably priced. On this occasion, our server was very attentive, helpful, pleasant and professional. We went during Lexington Dining-Out Week (or something like that) and the special $25 menu was really a great value. It can be a bit noisy at Azur, but we got a booth that masked much of the sound, so that made it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cortona44
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was innovative for the locale and reasonably well executed, if slightly over-priced. Presentation enhanced the food and the experience, and service was friendly, informative and efficient. Attendance was low when we dined; it would be interesting to see how more customers might affect the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    Asatt
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food here was very good. The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice, as well. The service was less than desirable. Our waitress was not very attentive. We also heard our waitress complaining about our group when one of us went to the bathroom. She was complaining that we ordered a second round of drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly great for a strip mall
    SkepticalWV
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Found this place when invited to brunch by a friend and loved it, had been anxious to go back and try dinner, finally did and very pleased. Delicious and inventive locavore food, especially nice for a strip mall in Lexington KY. Haven't been to alot of places there but seems to be one of the best for foodies in town. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    magda13
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Five of us had a delicious meal here -- a vegetarian, a carnivore, someone who was allergic to fish but not shellfish, someone who was allergic to shellfish but not fish. As you can guess, the menu has a lot of variety, and everything was delicious. Our server recommended two wonderful wines and the cocktails were also great. Service was wonderful. The only minor complaint was that the live music, though wonderful, was a bit too loud. It was hard to talk when they were playing. Also, the patio is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Azur is ok
    kasey
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Azure has a great look and a nice patio. The service can be very slow. The food is ok but very expensive for what you get. I like it better for lunch. It is a nice place to have a drink.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 291 reviews are from the AZUR Restaurant & Patio reviews archive.
  • Consistently On Top
    ChadVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Always a fantastic dining experience!! The pretzel crusted oysters, heirloom tomato salad and the scallops were superb and one couldn't ask for better service.....so attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This restaurant initially seemed like it was going to be really good, but my entree salad was really disappoint. I felt like it could have been good if they had just done a few things differently in preparation. The worst thing was the service. Our waitress wasn't rude, but she wasn't really friendly and VERY slow. We got annoyed by the fact that we would talk to her and she would give us one word answers and we even tried to make her smile once and she just looked awkward and walked away. Should not be in the service industry. The restaurant looked dated (from the 90's) and was in a strip mall. I wouldn't really recommend it.
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  • Good meal
    Noni
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Service was excellent and the food was very good. Dining out in the patio was great. The only bad thing was that Chrome lost the race😢
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kukulcan
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Open Table reservation for outdoor seating was NOT honored until we complained a bit -- there were 3 tables open on the patio, but we were given one near the outdoor oven and noisy fan. Soft shell crab appetizer was delightful. Special mahi-mahi entrée was overcooked. We like Azur very much and will certainly return, although this visit was not a stellar experience.
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  • LuvWineVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    A Lexington gem! Food consistently good. Becoming a Lexington tradition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grade: B-
    zacwbond
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our burrata appetizer was great, as were the "superfood" salads. Unfortunately, my wife's mozzarella chicken was raw in the center, and my tilefish filet had three sharp pin bones which I had to dig out of my mouth. The restaurant was kind enough to comp my wife's raw chicken, but no one cared about my pin bones. We also got a free dessert: salted caramel monkey bread pudding with butterscotch ice cream. I thought it was good, but didn't live up to its name. As monkey bread it was rich and buttery, but I didn't detect any salted caramel, and it bore no relationship to a bread pudding. The ice cream was good but more vanilla than butterscotch. Overall, a disappointing anniversary dinner at what was once a favorite place.
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  • NjoyfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day menu was outstanding. The French toast was fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    KCHHH
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Expected more, but it did not deliver. We are from California, so maybe I expect more. Scallops underdone with no color (channeling Gordon Ramsey), gnocchi delish but the sauce was vinegary and weird, baked mozzarella served with 3 pieces of bread , not nearly enough for the serving. Everything just slightly off. Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    likesfoodbutischeap
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was my second visit to Azur and the food was just as good as the last time. Atmosphere was great for date night. The only thing I didn't like was the price. $100 for 2 people and we didn't even drink. Because of this, I will be back, but not too soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    Biggie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a party of four all with different entrees. They all we excellent. If you like bourbon the selection is great. My son had the gnocchi and it was the best I've ever tasted. A MUST if you are in Lex.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    As usual, Azur provided a lovely place to have a great meal with friends. The menu caters to people with varying tastes and appetites and each and every plate looks like a piece of art. So nice to have the "artwork" taste even better than it looks.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pitiful
    RocketgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Overpriced. Ok food but nothing special. We won't be back.
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  • Enjoyable Dining Experience
    BozOzler
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed the meal. She had mozzarella chicken and I had NY Strip. Steak was a tad overcooked but otherwise fantastic. Waitress was less than attentive, however. We had a booth inside and two times she apologized for our long waits for having to take care of other tables outside on the patio. We'll definitely return, especially for brunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.