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JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort

JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.griffingatemarriott.com/dining
  • Phone: (859) 288-6155
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Sharon Caudill
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room available for up to 12 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Lee Hendrickson (859) 231-5100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pin Oak Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking with Valet and Self Park available.
A word from JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa in Lexington KY serves a wide variety of USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere of genuine southern hospitality. So whether you are planning something special or just looking for an excuse to have an exceptional steak, JW’s is the perfect place to spend an evening. Dinner is served nightly from 5 to 10pm, reservations are recommended. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Can't say enough. Steaks melted in your mouth, had the Lexington Lemonade drink, very good, dessert wonderful, and wait staff very nice."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious. Had a filet and pork chop. Both were cooked to perfection. Delicious was a buttery caramel cake that melted in your mouth. We will definetely be back! Service was excellent"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed dining at JW's. The food was great but decor could be improved and the restaurant made a bit more secluded with a more quiet atmosphere to enhance the experience."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Limited menu of average quality and high prices. Wait staff was slow. Bread arrived with dinner as did the appetizer "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "excellent food and service...ideal for entertaining clients"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is way, way overpriced for what it delivers. The menu is limited, very uncreative entree selection. The New York strip was tasty--but otherwise, the food was passable, Definitely NOT worth the high price tag. The atmosphere is depressing with unappealing decor. More like a breakfast eating area at an inexpensive inn off the highway;). service was excellent, however...the hostess and wait staff can't do enough for you...very professional--they should be working in a far more upscale restaurant! Undergoing renovation at this time as well--which didn't help...should be completed by mid April."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The quality of the ingredients and the skill of the chefs make the food very tasty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My only complaint is that it is more of a bar atmosphere than upscale Steak restaurant. I feel there should be definite separation from the bar by relocating the restaurant or complete wall definition. Big screen TV's bar as part of the restaurant and noise from a championship football game did not create the ambience we had desired. If this is going to be a sports bar then cut the prices in half. No white tablecloths were used which I would have expected even though construction was going on....maybe that will be the renovation. Our food was absolute perfection and our service from Anne Marie could not have been better. She was quite busy, however managed everything with complete gratitude and grace!!!! I would request her again!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special occasion that began at JW's several years ago. Our service was outstanding! Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Our food was done perfectly, from appetizer to the main course. We had to take dessert to go, but it was as as delicious as everything else."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "My husband and I generally do not go to steakhouses which is what JW 's is. However, it was the only restaurant at the Griffin Gate Marriott Hotel and we did not feel like going out after a long day of driving. So, we were pleasantly surprised to find that is was an upscale steakhouse and did an excellent job with our our filet mignon and sides. We only had one dinner there, though, so I have no idea how the nonsteak items were."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I took a small business group to this restaurant for a dinner, thinking that with the name and its location in the Griffin Gate resort, it would be a very nice restaurant. However, I was underwhelmed with the decor. Uncovered tables that had seen their best days and a generally dull ambience was what we found. The food was good, not great. Our waitress was friendly and capable. I will not return."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "on lexington's north side the J.W. is in the marriot. the food was well prepared. portions were generous. the house chardonnay was good."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Overpriced for the food quality. Service was marginal. We won't go back."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We were fortunate enough to have the Private Dining Room which has a minimum spend of $300.00, that was never going to be a problem! The service and food was great, there was no feeling of being rushed and the food came out in a timely manner. I felt the crab macaroni with the surf and turf could have had more crab but apart form that the evening was a huge success."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Everything was super. Food was great. Service was wonderful. They did my request for a booth"
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Everything was outstanding, I thought it would be more of an intimate atmosphere. Online it said shirt and slacks where the required dress code, but some gentleman and ladies had on jeans and even athletic shorts."
    Dined on 3/20/2013
  • "Not sure if the waiter was the only one but our service time was very poor. Had to wait forever for water and for the check. Planned on getting dessert but because it took so long we declined. For the price tag, I expected much better service."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "I have had a lot better for a lot less. The dinner we had would have been $80.00 at a nice place with excellant quality. Our meal at JW's was $145.00 and I could have done better at home."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Everything was delicious-from the Adian flatbread to the perfectly cooked filet. Our server as attentive and great!"
    Dined on 12/10/2012
  • "overpriced for the food....need updating interior and exterior of hotel/resistant."
    Dined on 10/29/2012
  • "This was a once very proud restaurant in a former top end Marriott Hotel. AAA gives 3 stars which I think is a joke.Marriott truly needs to look at the product they sell. I recently had better cut of meat & baked potato at a Longhorn Steak House for less then 2/3 the JW price. JW Steakhouse needs some major cleaning also. Staff trys but product is lacking."
    Dined on 7/25/2012
  • "We went to JW's for our anniversary. The food was excellent. We had the barbequed shrimp appetizer that was wonderful. We could have had that for a meal. The lobster bisque and french onion soups were wonderful. Our entrees were huge! After appetizers and soup, we had to take a large portion of our dinner to go. We will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "We had the cowboy rib eye steak, it was the best I've had since I left Texas, thank you for the reminder of home."
    Dined on 5/18/2012
  • "My business guest and I both took the advice of our server on food choice. I had the Salmon and he had the Filet. Both great. Great wine list...service was over the top. Next time I am in Lexington I will be back. The butter cake to finish things off was just wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/14/2012
  • "Our server was exceptional. The food was wonderful. The overall appearance was a little lacking in originality but the food and service made up for it."
    Dined on 3/12/2012
  • "This is the second time I've eaten in this particular restaurant and on neither occasion did I find the meal worth the price. There are many better steakhouses in the area."
    Dined on 3/6/2012
  • "Food was excellent but the butter cake was to die for good."
    Dined on 2/18/2012
  • "Surprisingly good food in a chain hotel. The menu provided choices, the preparations were very attractuive, and the food itself was really outstanding."
    Dined on 1/7/2012
  • "waitress was very personable however service wasnt good were already on entrees before bread arrived and had already asked for a water refill twice the $5 potato was burnt and was no bigger than one you would get in a five pound bag at krogers wife did enjoy her salmon and asparagus however waitress said they were shorthanded in the kitchen but it seems to me that should never happen on news years eve and particularly in a restaurant in this price range the bar where we had a drink before dinner was enjoyable"
    Dined on 12/31/2011
  • "The filet and the strip were excellent. Tender and flavorful! One of the most crab filled crab cake I've ever had. Very little breading, very good. The wedge and the harvest salads were very large, could share one, and also tasty. First visit, we will go back."
    Dined on 12/25/2011
  • "My fiance and I first went to JW's about 6mo ago and enjoyed their food so much we made the executive decision that the family Christmas dinner would be there this year. Since this is definitely a special occasion place for us since it is kinda pricey it still lived up to our expectations. The crab cake is the BEST we ever had. We shared on the first time we came but the second time everyone had their own. We also really enjoyed the harvest salad with blue cheese vinaigrette. And the blue cheese crumble on the prime rib is just spectacular!! I'm surprised more people are not aware of the great food here. We will be back about every 6mo lol"
    Dined on 12/22/2011
  • "All around excellent experience. Only improvement I observed was during my breakfast meal. Would have given the waitress Wenda a $10.00 tip if she would have offered to refill my orange juice. Once I had told her I was receiving a complimentary breakfast as instructed by the hostess to inform her of I never really saw her again except for the bill. Outside of that JW's really made our experience special."
    Dined on 10/23/2011
  • "We had a great meal. The fish of the day was fresh with some creative flavor combinations. The pork chop with apricot chutney was very good as well, and the desserts - amazing! I had key lime pie and my friend had the butter cake. They were both wonderful."
    Dined on 8/20/2011
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant for the first time after a friend gave us, for our anniversary, a $25 coupon for the restaurant. I'm glad we had that to use as, otherwise, the expense would have been overkill for both the food and experience. The food was tasty but not spectacular. My husband's steak was not cooked to order and the baked potatoes tasted as though they had been sitting for awhile. The ambiance was pleasant but, again, not spectacular. I would not dissuade someone from trying this but would warn it is overpriced for the overall experience."
    Dined on 7/1/2011
  • "Way too expensive for the quality of the food. Neither my steak nor my husband's steak came cooked the way we ordered. I felt I paid too much for what I got."
    Dined on 5/7/2011
  • "I was not very impressed with the food. Go to Jeff Ruby's instead if you want the food quality to match the price. The steak was not the quality meat that I paid for."
    Dined on 5/2/2011
  • "Food was good, service was ok, need some kind of entertainment."
    Dined on 1/14/2011
  • "Enjoyed it very much. We were surprised at the high quality of our meal and the great service."
    Dined on 10/22/2010
  • "A bit pricey for the food. There are better alternatives within short driving distance from this hotel based restaurant. If you don't want to leave the hotel, it will be fine."
    Dined on 10/18/2010
  • "The crab cake was worth the trip to the restaurant. But, that was it. All the other salads, steaks, drinks was plain Jane."
    Dined on 10/7/2010