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
The Blue Heron 46
Maker's 46 with handmade apricot ginger syrup served on the rocks
Porterhouse Steak for Two
includes four sides
Fried Half Chicken
half bird, gravy with two sides
Great service and food!
Fabulous food, the halibut special was superbly prepared, and impeccable service.
Service and food were phenomenal! Tom was very attentive but not obtrusive
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!
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!
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.
Great dinner. Great service from Daryl - will definitely come back.
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a fantastic experience.
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!
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
Love the atmosphere in this restaurant . They ran out of several items. Make early reservation and order early.
Food was amazing! Great amtosphere w the brick walls, vintage bar, and fireplace. Our server was super sweet & knowledgeable!
Awesome place for a nice quaint dinner!
Wait staff was awesome. Food was even better. Great atmosphere and dinner music.
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
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 ❤️
Food bland, steak over cooked and not very good. Brussels sprouts cold. Overall no flavor.
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 !
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.
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.
Loved the atmosphere. Our server was cordial and informative, very attentive. The steak was excellent. Sides as well. I’ll definitely be returning.
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
Excellent food and ambience. The porterhouse for two was delish as always. Yummy craft cocktails and cozy atmosphere make this a favorite!
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
Food was great!
Service was great!
Would highly recommend like always!
Perfect way to start the Christmas weekend. Excellent service and food. One of our favorite places.
We had a wonderful meal. Steak, lamb and grouper as entrees- all were delicious. Service was excellent.
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.
Amazing! Best waiter ever!!
Wonderful as always!
Food was good but bacon appetizer was chewy
Rachel is the best bartender in town
great food, great service, nice atmosphere, appreciate assistance with parking.
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.
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
They have a delicious well priced steak.😋 Also, good salads and sides.
All around excellent food and service. Porterhouse for two was prepared at the perfect temperature.
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!
We were traveling through Lexington and stopped here for dinner . Our waiter was great , the ambiance was perfect and food was delicious.
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.
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.