Doc Crow's showcases the culinary heritage of the South with a menu of traditional favorites and fresh seafood. The world-class beverage program focuses on America's native spirit, bourbon, and features excellent wines.
Located on Frankfort Avenue's restaurant row in the historic Clifton neighborhood, we offer more than 130 bourbons, as well as a selection of antique expression whiskies that you won't find anywhere else.
Bourbons features upscale dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere and a bourbon-inspired seasonal menu graced southern inspired cuisine.
The Silver Dollar is a re-imagining of the honky tonks of Bakersfield, CA, circa 1950s, when Southerners transplanted by the Dust Bowl to Southern California created one of the great American musical styles. This music, much of it on original vinyl, spins around the clock at the Silver Dollar, and is served along side craft cocktails and Chef Jonathan Schwartz's made from scratch, Southern-meets-Southern-California cuisine 7 nights a week and for the city's most exciting brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restored 1890s firehouse that is home to the Silver Dollar features a 70 seat covered patio.
* This restaurant uses a Priority Seating style of reservation. Priority Seating means that your party will go to the top of any wait list when you arrive at the restaurant, and you will be seated at the first available table that will accommodate your party when your full party is present. To make a traditional reservation for a party 8 +, please call us directly.
Built before the Civil War and completely remodeled in 1936 by the Cal Milam family, the Merrick Inn served as the manor house for one of Lexington"s finest horse farms.
It was here at Merrick Place, that Milam and his groom, Mr. Johnson, trained the fabled "Exterminator", Kentucky Derby winner of 1918. Here also, "Tut Tut", Komuraski, Commodore, Brown Wisdom, Miss Joy, Milkmaid, McKee and Dust Flower started on their paths to fame and fortune. None of these, however, gained such widespread fame as Merrick himself. Merrick finished in the money 157 times, winning 62 races.
The Merrick Inn has been owned and operated by the Murray family for nearly 40 years. Offering the finest in traditional southern dining and innovative specials. Times have changed, but we believe the beauty and charm of our inn remain the same.
The Blue Heron Steakhouse is located in the thriving historic Jefferson Street corridor. We offer an excellent menu with steakhouse classics and modern Southern fare with specialties such as fresh oysters, the finest cuts of beef, shrimp and grits and more. Our restaurant started as a hand-crafted cocktail bar and consumer demand made it obvious that we needed to expand to a full-service kitchen. The Blue Heron is situated in a renovated home with exposed brick, a beautiful, locally crafted chandelier, a roaring two-sided fireplace in the colder months and an expansive patio for warmer weather. Locally owned and loaded with character, The Blue Heron is a perfect setting for an intimate date, an evening with friends or simply a casual dinner while watching the game.
For a casual yet upscale dining experience, Lilly’s Bistro in the historic Highland Neighborhood exudes warmth and style. Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire our New American Cuisine with an international flair from our local farmers. As a neighborhood bistro we encourage guests to enjoy a variety of small and large plates from our sustainable-farmed menu. Our award wining wine list is the perfect compliment to the food.
New Southern Cooking, Old Southern Charm" is how chef/owner Jim Gerhardt defines his soulful cooking at Limestone. Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Garlic Aioli, Braised Beef Shortribs with Smoky White Beans, Collard Greens & Buttermilk Cornbread, & Sour Mash Biscuits with Bourbon Marinated Berries are complimented by a world class Bourbon collection & international wine selection amidst the worn elegance of restaurant's Colonial earth tones.
Limestone is the first chef owned venture created by Jim Gerhardt after establishing the Five Diamond Oakroom at The Seelbach.
Join us for The Monday Night Grill and Thirsty Thursday's and enjoy guest appreciation discounts as our way of saying thank you.
Located on the lobby level, Sway opened on April 19th, 2012, featuring our unique farm to fork concept, as well as an open air bar, putting you in the action on 4th Street. Please call us at 502-217-6028 for reservations for parties larger than 12.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday
Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast 7:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 12am
Friday and Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am
“Kentucky cuisine reaches new heights ... You will be dazzled by traditional Southern cuisine prepared with precision technique… Enjoy fresh seafood, classic presentations of steak, and Southern favorites like shrimp and grits… Sit comfortably in the dining room amid equestrian art and memorabilia; or on the fabulous covered patio… [A] menu is also available in the Seahorse Lounge, along with fine wine, craft cocktails, and mint juleps made the old fashioned way. The Julep Cup is a Wine Spectator award-winner ...”
Michael Lattin, Executive Producer
Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs,
Executive Chef Lindsay Brooks, a Lexington native, earned a Superior Cuisine Medal in Paris, France!
From its inception, Jean Farris has embraced our families’ history in agriculture, and, our passion for fine cuisine. With us, wine is best when sharing a table with good friends and good food.
Here on the estate we grow our own culinary herbs including twenty varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a wide assortment of fresh vegetables and numerous succulent fruits. With these our Executive Chef begins, reflecting and pondering the perfect combination.
The result: an ideal pairing that truly showcases the wines, foods and passion of Jean Farris.
Our menus change to mirror the seasons and bring together the best our region has to offer: from farm to table, for you.
Family owned upscale casual restaurant with a southern flair. One of the best dining atmospheres in town with fireplaces in every room. Patio dining available seasonally.
Food that makes you feel good. Gluten-free menu specializing in Mediterranean Cuisine, Greek, Italian, Vegetarian selections and Kentucky comfort foods done with a flair. Fresh Salads, Homemade soups and desserts. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Wine & Beer coming in February 2014.
As the name implies, fresh is the focus at Palmers.
More than just fresh ingredients, Palmers is a fresh twist on what an enjoyable dining experience should provide. A fresh way to please your palate, featuring savory dishes and a menu changing up to four times a year. Palmers also offers weekly specials truly capturing the essence of seasonal flavors.
With a casually sophisticated ambiance, complemented with knowledgable and friendly service staff, Palmers provides one of Lexington's favorite dining experiences. Enjoy lakeside seating and live music on the spacious patio during warm weather months.
Looking for another reason to raise your glass? Enjoy our award-winning wine and cocktail list.