my meal,shrimp and mussels, was excellent but the serving, 2 of each, was a bit light. I would have enjoyed a little bread with my salad. The noise level was way to high for easy conversation.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 4 of us enjoyed our first visit to Palmer's very much. Our entrees were the grilled ahi tuna steak with wasabi mashed potatoes, the ribeye steak with crispy fried onions and fingerling potatoes, and the chicken piccata. The ahi tuna and ribeye entrees were prepared perfectly. The wrong chicken entree was delivered along with the other orders, and the diner had to wait 15 minutes before his meal was brought to the table. The rest of us were done with our entrees before his meal was brought to the table. The server and a manager were apologetic about the mistake, but more could have been done in this situation. The establishment could have offered a free dessert, or possibly not charged him for his meal. Great view, and almost perfect.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Palmer's lakeside@Lexington Green
The restaurant is beautiful. And every table has an amazing view of the lake. Such a truly wonderful spot to dine in Lexington. The servers are all friendly and very knowledgeable about all the items on the menu. I have eaten there three times, and tried something new each time: Grilled Salmon salad, perfect; Mahi with black beans, delicious. Hamburger, hands down the best in Lexington. And every dessert was memorable.
There is also an outdoor dining area and bar. We have eaten inside each time. But, everyone at the tables and bar area seemed to be enjoying themselves .
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a nice, leisurely dinner on the patio overlooking the pond. May not be a better patio in town. They just changed the menu, I think it is definitely an upgrade both on the food side and the wine selections. Found out even though we requested an outdoor table through OpenTable they do not reserve them. We were fortunate enough to get there early and snag the last opening outside. I would recommend to friends and will go back to try a few more of the new dinner entrees.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Outdoor Experience
Service was great. Food was very tasty. Strange thing - the ketchup had a smoked taste which I disliked. Your prices for dinners are a lttle steep but all in all I will return.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was really pretty
Service was really pretty good, considering that the restaurant was short-staffed such that servers were sometimes split between indoors and a lively outdoor dining area. Food was a terrific hit, the scallops always great and some of the new menu items receiving good reviews, too. Most to Palmer's credit, the changes to the menu reflect comments from diners; paying attention to your customers is definitely the ticket to becoming a destination restaurant. We've already changed out plan to move a "girls' night out" from our usual favorite to Palmer's!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good as was the service!
Food was good as was the service! Very friendly energetic ... will definitely go back!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent attention during meal food was well presented menu limited wine servings generous
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising new dining place
We were pleasantly surprised by the menu and the very friendly staff. We will eat there again. Great concept.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good experience
Enjoyed the evening, appetizers very good if a bit pricey, decor inviting, service good, all entrees were very good, will go again
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Superb Service!!
GREAT food! Superb service!!! and very good music ... what else could you ask for??
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and setting
We liked the diversity of the menu. There was something for everyone in our group. The food was prepared well. The outdoor setting is beautiful. Our server was inexperienced.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit!
We were first time diners, but were not acknowledged. Our server was outstanding, and provided exceptional service. His menu knowledge wasn't great, and mentioned the menu had changed a few times.
The salad was visually appealing and tasty. I would have expected some home made dressings. The Chicken Picatta was delicious, perfectly grilled, juicy, and loaded with capers and artichokes. It was served atop risotto and with grilled asparagus.
The prices were very reasonable. The $25 rib eye is the most expensive entree, with most prices around $13 - $16. Salad is a few dollars more. The wine list was fine, and presentation very good.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place. I was very impressed. You are definitely paying for expensive cuisine, but the quality does not
dissapoint. The bread pudding was by far the best dessert I have had and that is coming from someone with
a sweet tooth. I highly recommend this place and will be returning.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with an amazing view
Want to feel like you are in Florida and enjoy a nice dinner and drinks? Head to Palmers Fresh Grill. Their setting over a pond with a fountain and an outdoor bar (reminiscent of a tiki bar) makes you feel like you are in vacation...in Lexington! The decor is beautiful inside with soft ivory tones, shabby chic and black and white horse photos. The food is good as the view and decor! We tried the Lamb Tacos and they were like a pot roast of lamb with a savory gravy. Yummy! The mussells were outstanding and one of our party ordered the fish tacos and thought they were terrific. Go early for the Happy Hour specials and stay for dinner. Such a great find in Lexington!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only is most of the food
Not only is most of the food fresh and local but they even make their own Condiments!
The ketchup was divine! Pretzel crusted rainbow trout was a big hit ! Will definitely return!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice addition to Lexington
What an improvement over the restaurant that was there before! The decor is beautiful. I was disappointed with the amount of choices on the menu, especially lower-calorie appetizers. Almost all the appetizers were fried, although lightly. I had the shrimp and scallops with beurre blanc, with the sauce on the side, and a side salad with balsamic dressing. The dressing was different and very good. The shrimp and scallops entree--two scallops and three large shrimp--was skimpy for the price ($24) but very good. They had a spicy rub, Old Bay-ish, that I thought was great but my friend felt was slightly overpowering. Given the rub, I couldn't taste the beurre blanc at all, so I didn't use it. Overall, very enjoyable.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good & the service
The food was good & the service was great. We will plan on coming back to Palmers again & again
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for outdoor dining
Wonderful food and a very relaxed and enjoyable setting.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a bit pricey but very worth it for a special occasion. They food was wonderful. Staff was great and knowledgable and the resturant is beautiful!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Palmer's as part of
Went to Palmer's as part of restaurant week in Lexington and was very impressed. I had never been so I was eager to try the food. The food was fantastic. Highlights were the chicken egg roll appetizer, the homemade mushroom raviolis, and the desserts!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried it out for Restaurant Week!
Had not been and thought it was a great choice for Restaurant Week. When we got there we liked the regular menu so much we ordered from it instead! Great specials and we had everything from app to dessert.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered three Appetizers and five diff dinners and everything was great. Waiter was entertaining. Decor is beautiful and portions were huge.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
had a wonderful relaxing dinner by the water. Enjoyed the live music
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressed with the wine
Very impressed with the wine list and service. Waiter was helpful and well informed. Decor and atmosphere was much enhanced from the previous restaurant in this space. Pasta dishes included fresh pasta from Lexington Pasta Company. Overall great experience.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new restaurant
Great food and service. The decor is amazing. - a country Paris decor
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Great food and service" but the house salad needs to be more in line with a Bone Fish house salad
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleased with my experience at Palmers..they had received some mixed reviews after opening....but I think with some menu changes and management/staff attention to the issues..things have improved greatly!!!
The food was excellent, our server was very attentive....it was a great evening and I will definitely return!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and sitting outside was wonderful. I will definitely be back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a night out with friends
Loved the atmosphere we enjoyed the live music it would be great for all occasions I will definetly be visiting again
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a birthday at Palmer's.
Celebrated a birthday at Palmer's. The food was excellent, ambience was great! Recommend it to anyone looking for great food, drink and atmosphere!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, great service!
First time trying this new place in Lexington. My husband and I were truly impressed. Our waiter, Taylor, presented the menu and the specials in such a way that made us want to order one of each. He new the wine list super well, too. The scallops were amazing and the filet was a "melt in your mouth" kind. The house salad was super fresh and delicious, too. The salted caramel bread pudding---wow!! We will definitely return for the next special occasion.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant I would definiely
This restaurant I would definiely recommend to friends. The food and service was outstanding!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Palmer's for Dinner
Appitizers (the Meatloaf Sliders and the Lettuce Shrimp Wraps) were excellent. The Fillet was so tender it tended to fall apart rather than be cut with a knive and the reduction was extremely flavorful. I also sampled the Chicken Gnochi which was the best I have tasted in any resturant. I would highly recommend the food and trhe service was excellent as well.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern, Clean, & Excellent Desserts
Three friends and I went on a Friday evening for desserts and we loved the atmosphere, service, and the desserts were amazing, I highly recommend checking Palmers Fresh Grill out!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time there. The food is great. I hesitate to say excellent because my mashed potatoes were kind of blah this time around. Still, the steak I had the first time and my fancy meatloaf this time were great.
Only issue was our waiter. The first time we had Patience and she was great. Very friendly and attentive. This time it was a guy who spent most of his attention on the other tables he was serving. Granted he was busy but he was obviously biasing his time towards them and would drop our food off and promptly leave. If you ask me how my food is at least stand there for the time it takes me to reply before you walk away to flirt with the pagent ladies.
Still, a good restaurant. Prices are good for what you get. Portions aren't tiny.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Palmers: great food and service
We booked our reservation for a party of 4 after having been to Palmer's twice before. Their menu is outstanding with dishes appetizers and main course selections that are affordable and delicious! Our waiter was Rudi, and this is the second time he's served us, and in the future we'll ask for one of his tables!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here for the first
We ate here for the first time on Friday night and absolutely loved it! We had a reservation for 8:15 pm and were seated almost immediately. Our waiter was one of the best things about the experience, he was funny and friendly, and put off the vibe that he was a manager waiting on us because he was so interested in how our experience was.
I had the gnocchi with shrimp and my date had the burger. Both were excellent choices! The gnocchi was pretty heavy, so we ended up taking a lot of it home with us. They also make their own ketchup!
The only disappointing thing was that they didn't have a s'mores dessert that we saw online, which was the reason we went. But everything else made up for it! Especially the staff. They were wonderful.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We would eat there again.
We ordered the Crispy Fish and the Meatloaf. The meatloaf was very good but the mashed potatoes were average. Grilled asparagus was good. Crispy fish was excellent but I didn't like the poblano/dill tartar sauce (I don't like dill). The cole slaw was superb. The french fries were too salty for me (I don't usually salt anything.). I'd like to try the truffle and parmesan fries next time. The bread pudding for dessert was outstanding. Service was excellent and the server recommendations were what we ordered. Substitution of Asparagus for green beans with the meatloaf was not an issue. We will probably eat there again, even though we thought the prices were a little high for casual dining. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the weather.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, great food- felt like we were in Florida sitting by the water eating and drinking outside!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my fourth time to have dinner at Palmers and consistently I have been very pleased with both the quality of the food and the atmosphere but found the service not up to par for the price point of this restaurant...not poor but not smooth.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful atmosphere and great service. Food was delicious but a little pricy. Great for special occasions
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it x 2
My husband and I tried Palmer's at the advice of my coworkers. The first time we went we sat outside and the patio is fantastic -- casual and comfortable with excellent menu. The second time (only 2 weeks later) we sat inside and the experience was also very good. The decor is simple and beautiful and again the food was delicious. I got the meatloaf both times and it was delicious (made from bits of filet and other steaks ground in the restaurant). Hubby got the tacos which we loved too much to share. Wine list was also good. Bread pudding is very sweet but divine -- enough to share! Enjoy!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant. We enjoyed dining here last year after Midnight Madness when it was under a different name and different ownership. I was pleasantly surprised by the remodel and the complete new menu, Great wine menu and the manager was very knowledgeable about his wine list and even came over to our table and talked with us about the wines and brought us a wine he thought we would really like, to sample. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. We will be back next year after midnight madness.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Palmers Is A Find
Having never dined there under the Palmer's name, it was a pleasant surprise for me and my out of town guests who chose the site from about four different on-line menus I had directed them too. Our waiter Rudi was extremely helpful in explaining the dishes as well as being efficient and friendly. The food was excellent and my Cosmo was top of the line. They enjoyed the water view and afterwards feeding the ducks. I'd go back any time. We were there on a Sunday evening after the Keeneland races.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time going and I thoroughly enjoyed everything I tried! Will be going back again real soon. :-)
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Palmer's Scores Again
Palmer's a new gem on the Lexington dining scene. We've gone several times since the restaurant opened and have had nothing but fabulous food, great service and fun. This time, we took friends from out of town (Atlanta) to show them that the Lexington dining scene is as vibrant as any other. They were impressed, we had great food and service (Dustin H. was our server) and fun fellowship at a great value.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night out
The food was excellent as well as the service! I was a huge fan of Regatta's, so I was a little skeptical about Palmer's. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed! Can't wait to go back!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent New Find
This is the second time I have dined at this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone. In the colder weather its kind of difficult to dine here because on the weekends it can get crowded but in the warmer weather they have an awesome patio.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls Night Out
I went to Palmers last night with two friends for Girls Night Out. It was a great choice!!! We tried several drinks including a pineapple martini, mojito and beer. We also had the spicy Thai shrimp tacos and Chicken egg rolls for appetizers. Both were delicious! I had the scallops and my friends both had shrimp and grits. The dishes were so good it is hard to explain. The scallops were perfectly cooked as were the shrimp and grits. We had no complaints and genuinely loved the food.
The restaurant is beautiful! Unlike any other restaurant in Lexington.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM