Blue Heron 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
The Blue Heron Steakhouse will offer a decadent and delicious Prix Fixe Menu for Valentine's Day. Please note, we do not offer our regular menu on Valentine's Day. Details to follow-check back soon!!
Excellent service from the host and bar tenders/waiters. I didn’t have the crab cake tonight, but I have had it many times and would highly recommend iit. The fried chicken is delicious and accompanied with awesome gravy. Specials here are always worth experiencing and the bar options are plentiful and the wine choices are good.
Took friends for dinner waiter was outstanding good was grest
Meal was excellent, & service was spot on. We will defiantly be back to one of Lexington’s hidden gems. I had the ribeye with asparagus. The asparagus portion was a little lite but I had plenty between appetizers and main course. Wife had the fillet that was prepared to her liking along with the seasoned fries that came with the best sauce we’ve ever had. (Malted vinegar & cracked black pepper I think) Truly a fantastic dining experience for the price.
Server Hannah was awesome! Food was fantastic! Love the atmosphere
Absolutely amazing!!! I would like to thank Keith for making our first experience with The Blue Herron, a spectacular one. The ambiance, the food, and to have the owner, gives us such a great welcome. Surely, I will be returning to this establishment during my business trips. Excellent food, and the staff; very knowledgeable of the menu and so well versed on presentation!! If you have not experienced this gem, you must make plans; you will not be disappointed!!
Haley did a great job serving us. Joe’s cocktails were spot-on. Another great experience.
Every food item we received was fresh and delicious! Entree portions were generous so plenty of leftovers. Service was good and the table by the fireplace was very enjoyable.
The food was excellent! The atmosphere was perfect and everything went very smoothly. The server seemed to get put out with us for not knowing what we wanted or what different things were. Overall excellent meal.
My husband and I always meet our friends about 4 times a year in Lexington for dinner. We are both about 1.5 hours away from Lexington so it’s our meeting place. None of us had ever been there so we decided to try there. The waitress was wonderful. We all ordered our steaks “medium” and they were all rare. The staff did take them back and cooked them to our liking. They presented us with a complimentary dessert due to the steak issue.
The night was good, but we will likely not no back anytime soon.
Took forever to get a server at our table, drinks took a while and so did the food. Bread & salad was very good .. fried chicken was amazing. However my filet had 0 flavor which was very disappointing considering they’re known for their steaks. Both bar drinks were also very good. Waiter did try to make it right at the end of the dinner, I would return but wouldn’t recommend the steaks.
Great service and food. Awesome atmosphere. Will eat here again.
Blue Heron is one of our regular places and is always great. Unfortunately this time drinks were slow and sparse & service was so so. Disappointed as it’s always been great. I’m guessing just off staff due to Covid, but it was a notable difference. Probably better on weekends when the regulars are working
Hailey (sp) was very attentive and Joe mixed a wonderful cocktail or 3. The food was excellent. This was our first time. We will be back.
I had the pan seared halibut, very good dish. My wife had the beef fillet, it was nearly tasteless.
The service and atmosphere was as usual- spot on.
Enjoyed dinner - service was great. COVID spacing compliance could be improved - we were seated well under 6 feet from the next table and there were no other tables being used in the space. It was a bit strange.
Great every time !
Service was extremely slow. Food, ambiance and the server were really nice. It just took an extremely long time to get drinks and and peripheral items like salt, pepper, bottle of wine wrong and responses to basic questions.
Joe is so wonderful, entertaining and the food is always delicious. We've always recommended Blue Heron to our friends.
The filet was really small and over cooked.. the baked potato was not cooked at all.. The drinks were amazing. The Brussels were good too. Honestly the first meal I’ve had there that wasn’t good. But we’ll be back!
Excellent food and service as always. Cozy atmosphere for a winter night’s dinner.
It was our first time visitng the Blue Herron and we were pleasantly surprised. The food, cocktails and service were all great.
Always love dining here
The food was fantastic. Loved the margaritas!!
Fantastic food! Perfect atmosphere, the staff is always attentive and they have a great wine and bourbon selection
The food was fantastic, the service was amazing, and my group had a blast. I cannot wait to come back!
Love when the Haddock is on specials as it’s amazing.
Very good. Steak and other food was excellent
It was fantastic. Will go back soon.
Blue Heron is always a great place to take the (1) you love... quaint & romantic
We were celebrating 35 years and it was a great evening! The service was perfect- just the right amount of time between each course. The cocktails were very tasty trying new concoctions. The filet was delicious!
Always delicious steak is always cooked how we ask and service is always reliable
We go to Malones, Tony's, Jeff Ruby's, Carson's etc. often
My favorite is Blue Heron !!
Excellent!! Excellent!! Excellent!
Loved the atmosphere, and it was chilly enough for a fire in the fireplace. Food was delicious as well as the cocktails.
Wonderful as always.. really loved the cilantro pasta dish! A little chilly outside but the awesome food and service kept us warm
Excellent meal and service! The outdoor seating is very nice.
We had a fabulous time! Food was delicious with attention to detail. Our server was excellent and conscientious of our needs.. staff was well aware of keeping us safe.
Service too way too long. Almost hour and half before we got entree
Even during Covid this restaurant does a great job. The food was wonderful and service was on point. Highly recommend. Hope everyone supports them!
Blue Heron Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 254-2491.
Blue Heron Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 960 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.