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AZUR Restaurant & Patio

AZUR Restaurant & Patio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.azurrestaurant.com
  • Email: jashby@azurrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (859) 296-1007
  • 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: International, Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My daughter is a UK student and I'm from a big city and a foodie. I'm often disappointed by the restaurants in Lexington. No more! I have the place to go, Azur. We went there two nights in a row. The food is great. Really imaginative menu, showcasing local ingredients but not wedded to the whole "farm to table" idea. We had a problem with slow and inattentive service the first night but our waitress on the second night was great. Portions are generous. You could easily share the salads. Cocktails were good as well. They have patio dining with live music on the weekends. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We loved the restaurant and the food. It was quite noisy with the music coming from the patio. But it's very lively and fun/"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Went to Azur to celebrate a 50th bday with a group of girlfriends. Had very good service. They were a bit backed up due to Keeneland races but we were having fun and didn't care. The food was great and the ambience was also good. Glad the music was moved from between outside/inside to outside the patio. It was too loud the last time we were there."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Met family and friends for dinner on lower patio and had a great time. The food was delicious and I highly recommend the fried chicken."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We visited Azur for the first time this weekend. It was a Keeneland day, so we went early to beat the rush. There was a band setting up to play, but we left before they started. The food was fantastic. I had some of the best mushrooms I have ever had. They were a side on my pork chop dish. The pork was very tender and well spiced. My wife had a salad which was tremendous and the margarita pizza. She wishes the sauce was spicier on the pizza. Our only "complaint" was the price. Was the food worth the price? Yes, but that's because the food was that good. Noting the clientele, these are people who don't flinch at $30+ for an entree. I'd be back in a heartbeat in the prices came down a little."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A very pleasant surprise near our hotel with friendly and competent servers and first rate menu."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We visited Azur following a day at Keeneland and enjoyed wonderful, creative food, excellent service,and pleasant dining music. We loved it all and were even able to continue our conversation with our friends to the gentle strumming of the two guitars of DJ Rice. The dress code is casual and the mood is welcoming; Bravo!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I am a foodie and eat out a lot on business trips, so I eat at many great restaurants around the country, and this is one of my favorites. Chef Jeremy Ashby is a friggin genius. The menu is always fresh, exciting, creative and delicious. They have a great patio with a pizza oven which makes this an awesome place for outdoor dining and excellent Italian style pizzas (when the weather is nice). My only complaint is that they allow smoking on the patio, which can ruin what would otherwise be a perfect outdoor dining experience. Fortunately, the patio area is large enough that I can usually get a table away from any smokers. I am hoping they will change this outdated policy, as no foodie wants to taste cigarettes with their meal."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My wife and I and another couple tried this restaurant on a Friday night with great expectations, however we were disappointed in the food quality and delivery. The service was good and friendly, however this did not offset out disappointment with the food. My asian salmon was nice but not special. My wife's pork tenderloin was average at best with no flavor and undercooked, My friend's beef filet was cold. Overall you will be better served to dine in Lexington at a spot such as Cole's, Sabio, or Bella Notte"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "the food was very good. The service was slow to start. We had our menus for quite a while, however once we ordered things rolled along great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Definitely one of my favorite restaraunts in town. The food was a little disappointing from their usual. And I tried many dishes in our party of six. My dish the gnocchi was way over capered. I will most definitely be back though. I think this was a fluke. They are always so creative and delicious. Love the truffle fries!!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere! The food was wonderful, service attentive and thoughtful, the food came fast and very fresh, certainly skillfully prepared. The atmosphere was very well thought out and attractive. The live music was a great touch, but they didn't need the microphones and speakers; the place was small enough to not need them. In fact, it was a bit loud because of that. But I'm not complaining about the artists themselves, they were great. I'm not a big spender, so I hesitated at the prices because this is on the expensive side, but I do have to say, I was very impressed and don't regret spending my money there, it was worth every penny, as was my beautiful date. I've already recommended AZUR to my friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my fiance to Azur for Valentines Day (well, we went a day early) and had a splended meal and great service. We both had lamb, which was perfect. They were even sensitive to my fiance's ciliac issue and were able to make recommendations and adjustments to accomodate her gluten-free needs."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "One can always depend on Azur having incredible, exciting dishes out of the ordinary!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Thank you, Open Table, for pointing me to this great spot. I sat at the bar, and the service was excellent. I sat near some regulars who spoke highly of the owners, chef, cooks and servers. Everything they said rang true. I am a vegetarian,and the bartender suggested that I let the chef create a plate for me. It was fabulous - one of the best vegetarian creations I have been served. Very innovative. I will definitely return when I am back in town."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Azur is a quaint place that was a little hard to find at first and boy was the place packed. After eating I can definitely see why. My fiancé and I try to go to different restaurants every date night and of the many restaurants we have tried in Lexington Azur has to our favorite so far. The whole experience was wonderful, the presentation of the dishes were perfect and everything had a unique flavor combination. We had the chefs selection and every course was spot on! Unfortunately it was 10 degrees put and we didn't get to experience their patio but we will come back for that."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a birthday and were seated in a private, round, corner booth on a extremely busy Saturday night. The food was very good, as usual. The service was outstanding. My husband's dish came out a bit cold, totally understandable with the number of diners that night, but this was quickly and kindly corrected by our waiter, Sam. Also, there were no birthday candles to be found, so Sam placed a tea light candle on the dessert plate.Looked and tasted terrific. Would not hesitate to recommend eating there!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We're moving to the Lexington Area to start a small farm. We market to farmers' markets and restaurants which feature locally produced food. Azure was a splendid dining experience, and we enjoyed the chicken from local producers. Greens and potatoes were prepared with care. We hope Azure is a place where two new locals can go to eat the kind of food we aim to produce."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I had never been to this restaurant before. The food was AMAZING however if looking for a quiet, romantic location this would not be the best selection. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and the tables are rather close together. There was a band playing the evening we were there and it is a small space. I do think the dishes are a bit overpriced but the taste of them made up for that. I would overall give the restaurant a B."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Definitely a repeat. Had a great time. Food was really good."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "For my wife and I. Superior (European-like) food and very good service. Wine list okay, but somewhat limited."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "There's a new tasting menu option at Azur that lets the kitchen show off and rewards the diner's adventurousness. Coupled with a bottle of wine from the Bouchaine wine dinner and a really good musician playing acoustic guitar, Azur really delivered the whole package on the Friday before Christmas."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We chose Azur to celebrate our anniversary because the food is always very good, beautifully presented and never disappointing. The wait staff are attentive, yet allow the evening to flow without too much interruption. The ambiance is always pleasant, made especially so by the tasteful holiday decorations. We very much enjoyed our evening at Azur. We will definitely return for more good times and great food."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Celebrated our 22nd anniversary there and will return many times. Great food!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The chef puts together delicious combinations for foodies. No need to drive miles for an excellent dinner."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We had been there before and this visit was outstanding as usual! Their food is always wonderful with such creative combinations and selections. One of our favorite places!!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I ordered the Tuna special and it was cooked perfectly (I ordered it medium rare), and the bacon risotto with butternut squash was divine! The espresso truffles for dessert were the perfect little sweet taste that we were craving. This restaurant never disappoints. It's been favorite restaurant for the last years, and it doesn't look like it's losing it's #1 position anytime soon."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Excellent food and generous, flavorful portions; very fresh. Service was somewhat slow, but friendly..."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The food at Azur is always so flavorful, delicious, beautifully presented, high quality and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is quiet so you don't have to yell over the noise or music to talk to others at your table. The staff are pleasant and attentive. Add in they are a Kentucky Proud supporter and it's the perfect dining experience. The patio in good weather only adds an additional pleasant plus to an already great place. Parking is easy as well. No wondering how far you will have to walk at night. Your car will be right outside the restaurant."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We have dined at Azur several times and we always enjoy it. Try the truffle fries!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Food was just alright, service about the same, had to pour our own wine. It was my fiancees birthday and I put that in the reservation note. It wasn't even acknowledge. She had duck and the sweet potato socked up the grease. I had mushy gnocchi and over coked shrimp. Very tough. I don't mind paying for a really good meal, this was way over priced. Used to work in a 4 star restaurant and this one doesn't even come close."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We were visiting the Lexington area for the bourbon trail stops and found this place. What great food and service. Easy to get to, very good menu, ate out on the covered patio, where there are heaters if needed. What a great find!!! If we had had more time, I would have gone back for another dinner."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Delicious, innovative dishes. Subtle use of ingredients. Lovely presentation. Their description of themselves is absolutely right on. Duck with sweet potato was outstanding (almost didn't order because of feta). Bourbon fried chicken fabulous. Should have dined there the next evening instead of trying an old time Lexington standard. Wish they were in Chicago!!!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Food was wonderful, patio seating was very nice, had live music, all counted together to make our experience a wonderful one! Our waiter Sam was wonderful! He took our picture, answered questions & put a candle in our dessert. I would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Everything was wonderful: food, service, and presentation. We will definitely dine here again on our next trip to Keeneland.!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We had requested an inside table initially but it was such a lovely evening that we had that changed to the Patio. Problem is due to an electrical problem, the patio was almost in the dark. We didn't mind and had a great waitress (Alex) and the food was incredible. The blackened tuna was perfect as well the mozzerella chicken. I highly recommend the coca cola and bourbon ice cream or the peach cream brulee. We will definitely go to AZUR again when in the Lexington area."
    Dined on 10/11/2013