Blue Heron Steakhouse

4.8
960 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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

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!!

What 960 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLottaluck2Linda
Louisville
81 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends for dinner waiter was outstanding good was grest

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KennyW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipProudAmerican
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Hannah was awesome! Food was fantastic! Love the atmosphere

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Antonio
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipPaulM
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley did a great job serving us. Joe’s cocktails were spot-on. Another great experience.

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SARAHP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElizabethR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Awesome atmosphere. Will eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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vipPaulM
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CrisW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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LexDiner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipMikeM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time !

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipKimW
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe is so wonderful, entertaining and the food is always delicious. We've always recommended Blue Heron to our friends.

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Girlsnightout
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipceceraz
Louisville
82 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Cozy atmosphere for a winter night’s dinner.

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Craig
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visitng the Blue Herron and we were pleasantly surprised. The food, cocktails and service were all great.

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Adolfom
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love dining here

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Loved the margaritas!!

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JasonY
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Perfect atmosphere, the staff is always attentive and they have a great wine and bourbon selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service was amazing, and my group had a blast. I cannot wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love when the Haddock is on specials as it’s amazing.

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Ckern
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Steak and other food was excellent

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vipMarianH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. Will go back soon.

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MarcusS
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Heron is always a great place to take the (1) you love... quaint & romantic

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vipKyVisitor
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious steak is always cooked how we ask and service is always reliable

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vipMikeM
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Malones, Tony's, Jeff Ruby's, Carson's etc. often
My favorite is Blue Heron !!

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vipOnlythebest
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Excellent!! Excellent!

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PamM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, and it was chilly enough for a fire in the fireplace. Food was delicious as well as the cocktails.

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vipSpecialNight229
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always.. really loved the cilantro pasta dish! A little chilly outside but the awesome food and service kept us warm

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LeslieV
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service! The outdoor seating is very nice.

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vip1tasteexpen
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service too way too long. Almost hour and half before we got entree

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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vipKarenK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during Covid this restaurant does a great job. The food was wonderful and service was on point. Highly recommend. Hope everyone supports them!

FAQs

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.

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