Blue Heron Steakhouse

4.7
1293 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse


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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1293 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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luv2eat
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, the halibut special was superbly prepared, and impeccable service.

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Kristen
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were phenomenal! Tom was very attentive but not obtrusive

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is fabulous…especially on a cold winter night. Our table was by the front window- we could see it all. Our server Darryl was on point- could tell he was very experienced with serving. Knowledgeable and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious and served as described. I’m sorry we haven’t come here more often!

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lvjess
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Heron Steakhouse is a beautiful spot, and Tom, our server, was great. We enjoyed the cowboy ribeye and the shrimp and grits, and finished off our meal with coffee and the apple crumble…all were wonderful! We will be back!

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TERRYN
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal last night. The food was excellent, the service even better. We were extremely satisfied. Please support any and all our local restaurants during the pandemic.

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MikeW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great service from Daryl - will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a fantastic experience.

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Bird
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is great. We were seated beside the fire place, so cozy. The food is generally excellent but it was lacking a little last night.

I still highly recommend this place!

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vipSusan
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. UK basketball game so parking was challenging but the food and service was great. Just don’t go when there’s a game at Rupp

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vipKimberlyB
Yosemite
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere in this restaurant . They ran out of several items. Make early reservation and order early.

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KendallE
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great amtosphere w the brick walls, vintage bar, and fireplace. Our server was super sweet & knowledgeable!

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vipRPTH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a nice quaint dinner!

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MichaelJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was awesome. Food was even better. Great atmosphere and dinner music.

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LexGal
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night after New Years. Staff was probably tired but one would never know it. Service, timing and food were all perfect. Well paced and food was superb
We had fried chicken , salmon , shrimp and grits and wedge salad with grilled chicken. And dessert; crème brûlée and chocolate mouse. Everything was wonderful. Highly recommend

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best hidden treasure in Lexington. The food is great and the atmosphere is so nice. I have many of girl nights here and will continue ❤️

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LookingforqualityinLex
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food bland, steak over cooked and not very good. Brussels sprouts cold. Overall no flavor.

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vipMarkH
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The inside is really cool, especially with the fireplace going. The service was outstanding. All of our food was really good except for my steak. The old Fashion was excellent !

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vipKirkL
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Blue Heron several times a year and this New Year’s Eve dinner was as fantastic as every previous time. Food was exceptional, service was fantastic and atmosphere was awesome.

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MidwayFan
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I love the Blue Heron and this visit was for his birthday. We had a lovely time but the only thing I might ask for differently next time is for my Shrimp and Grits entrée to be served more warm or hot. After I saw another table with the Grouper special I wished I had tried that! We still love this place and will be back.

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MichelleS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Our server was cordial and informative, very attentive. The steak was excellent. Sides as well. I’ll definitely be returning.

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Elijah
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had been anticipating my visit, but was really disappointed with the food. The Brie was excellent, but several of the toast points were not toasted, the shrimp cocktail was average at best. The shrimps were a bit chewy. The steak(strip) was average at best, it was a perfect medium rare, a little too done for me. The baked potato was both cold and very hard, not flakey. This Caesar salad was over dressed, and the dressing was way too tart. The waiter did not ask if we were there for a special occasion, we were my birthday. Overall the meal was substandard and not worth what we were charged, I hope this was a rare event, not the norm

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. The porterhouse for two was delish as always. Yummy craft cocktails and cozy atmosphere make this a favorite!

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MikeW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dining, Christmas Eve. Delightful, magical! The drinks, oysters and wine were dive. We enjoyed the porterhouse Peter Luger style with piping hot baked potato and delicious cream spinach.I’m not sure if the wine (Foli-Deaoux) went better with the cozy place or the excellent steak (which we cut with a butter knife.A busy polite professional staff worked together to pull It all off, thank you! Oh, and the chocolate mousse and crème brûlée were perfect! Well done and five stars Blue Heron. Merry Christmas from the Wallace’s

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BobbyS
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!
Service was great!
Would highly recommend like always!

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vipRickM
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to start the Christmas weekend. Excellent service and food. One of our favorite places.

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Missy
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Steak, lamb and grouper as entrees- all were delicious. Service was excellent.
Will return.

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vipKarenK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We always go to Blue Heron with friends the week before Christmas. We have never had an issue making reservations to sit together. This time they split our party of 8 up and when we asked why, they said their grill was too small for a party of 8. We told them they could bring our food out separately, that we just wanted to sit together. Especially the kids. Nope. They refused. We will go elsewhere from now on. I’ve recommended this restaurant to so many folks. No more. It just made NO sense.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best waiter ever!!

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vipBrooksS
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipstevec
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but bacon appetizer was chewy
Rachel is the best bartender in town

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neighbor
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, nice atmosphere, appreciate assistance with parking.

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JillS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an amazing meal at the Blue Heron last night for my husband's birthday. We both got the NY Strip medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is lovely although it was initially very loud and difficult to have conversation. Once a few parties cleared out it got better. Overall I highly recommend.

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vipRPTH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! Nice quant restaurant, staff very friendly and fun. Wonderful dinner, atmosphere warm and cozy on a cold evening. Highly recommend The Blue Heron

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BetsyR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a delicious well priced steak.😋 Also, good salads and sides.

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vipFrankF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent food and service. Porterhouse for two was prepared at the perfect temperature.

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JamesR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only discovered Blue Heron after searching the other high class steak houses only to find that they are all booked up for weeks. Were pleasantly surprised to find that Blue Heron had a reservation and the menu looked perfect. We weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, the service was great and the decor was cozy, including a fireplace. It wasn't too crowded and had a nice atmosphere with modern/ambient music. We'll definitely go back!

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AubreyH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were traveling through Lexington and stopped here for dinner . Our waiter was great , the ambiance was perfect and food was delicious.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were seated immediately. Our server was very prompt. The food was picture perfect. Great food. Great service. And great experience. Two thumbs up.

FAQs

Blue Heron Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 254-2491.

Blue Heron Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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