Blue Heron Steakhouse

4.6
628 reviews
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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. Join us on Monday nights for half off select, in stock bottles of wine with the purchase of two entrees!
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MH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My family and I were there for my birthday . The service was very good as always . My wife and son had both ordered the New York Strip . The steaks were under cooked and were sent back but my wife was not able to eat hers even after it had been returned . Unfortunate but this is the first bad experience that we have encountered at the restaurant . We will be back sometime and hope that all goes well .

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cozy and comfortable space. Food and drink very good! A bit over priced.

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KA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT PUB AMBIENCE!!!
GREAT OWNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GREAT WINE LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second visit for us, very pleasant experience. Expert cocktails, great meals, service and ambiance very nice.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have to say that mother atmosphere is great in quaint home converted. Drinks are well made. Quality of service and the food is better than the very Hyped restaurant on the square. It’s my new go to place when in town!

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OT
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as service and drinks. Was a little noisy to start out due to the final four game being on but that’s expected. Quieter down nicely once the game finished up. We will be coming back for sure the margaritas are phenomenal

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience! I called to make sure children were welcome for a Saturday night dinner. The return phone call I received was so refreshing and welcoming that I knew we would have a wonderful birthday dinner for my Mom. It really was a great dinner and we will be returning to both Blue Herron and Grey Goose (as both have the same owner).

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L
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food great. Service ok bar slow. Noise level was nearly unbearable

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BW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Love this place buy we were disappointed with this visit. Our waiter was super distracted and forgot to bring us bread, our bill, etc. For the money we expected great service and a feeling like we had been taken care of, instead we left feeling like we had to flag him down all night.

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TA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foods and Wonderful Steak, Best Steal restaurant in Lexington !!

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MR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Four of us ate at the Blue Heron, I ordered sirloin steak, one party ordered the pork chop and two of our party ordered the grouper special. Steak and pork were outstanding. Grouper was overcooked and tough. We informed the waiter he might not want to suggest the grouper to his other customers. He offered to take it off our bill, buy us a dessert, etc. We didn't do any of those things, just suggested he needed to inform the kitchen. Cooking fish takes a special touch and perhaps we shouldn't expect a steak house have it. We'll come back but probably will stick with meat entrees in the future.

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife for our anniversary, and it was wonderful. Good steak, good wine, good service. We were very pleased, I highly recommend blue heron.

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J
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Heron is consistently one of our favorite date night spots in Lexington.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bar staff top notch and very attentive which made up for the hostess forgetting that we were waiting on a table and being seated pretty late for our reservation.

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah was our server. Loved her! We threw her some curve balls and she hit them all out of the park! Great food, best service we’ve had at a restaurant in a long time.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Blue Heron was great! The restaurant interior is so cool and the food was awesome! The gentleman who helps direct parking is great too. Without him I’m not sure we could have gotten close to the restaurant. The only downside is we were seated on the side porch and the evening sun was so bright many people had to wear sunglasses at their table! An awning or roller shade would have been appreciated.

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LR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with great food. Out of the 3 dishes ordered by our party, all were prepared to perfection. Portions were EXTREMELY generous. Good atmosphere and great service.

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RM
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Most enjoyable in every respect!

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DG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the food was great

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D
Manchester
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in Lexington. Never disappoints

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F
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Parking is awful is the only bad thing I can say. Food was good and so was service.

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M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a rare find and it was worth the search. The stake was excellent.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant evening, relaxed and helpful staff. Nice presentation and manageable sized portions

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JE
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and drinks with good service. We go there often

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KA
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONCE AGAIN THE BLUE HERON WAS A HIT!!!
THE FOOD, AMBIENCE, AND SERVICE CANNOT BE BEAT!!!!
THE CLIENTELE WAS LIKE A "WHO'S - WHO" OF LEXINGTON!!!!!
AND....THE FRIDAY NITE SPECIAL IS PRIME-RIB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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M
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had forgotten about parking sucks !! But the food and service was excellent.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Blue Heron! We recently moved out of state and drove over an hour to eat at our favorite restaurant! I’m already planning a trip back in May, and will be back! Thank you for being amazing! We love the atmosphere, the food, the staff, everything!

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MR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks in Lexington!

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SD
Louisville
78 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First disappointment with blue heron. Celebrate two birthdays for my daughters and food and service was quite disappointing. Brought my young grandson and server seemed quite stiff in dealing with the table and having to service the table. Steaks were good but fish and pastas were off. Always great before so maybe just a bad night

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience!
We’ll be back

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, I ordered the bone in ribeye one of the best I've ever eaten. My wife had the beef tips which was also really good. Friendly service I will go back everytime I'm in Lexington

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JK
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service good as always. Had the fried chicken and it was excellent! My wife had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. We love eating here before going to concerts or games at Rupp. My only complaint this time was the temperature on the patio. It was a bit on the chilly side. But we warmed ourselves up with a couple of cocktails so it was fine...

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J
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. AMAZING food. Definitely pricey. Take a look at the specials, they were worth it and worth the price. I had oysters which was the only thing I wouldn’t pay for again, not the best. Everything else was great. Great service, great vibe, loved it!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Blue Herron. Went with my son and one of friends. I ordered the filet and it was excellent and cooked as ordered. My son ordered the porterhouse and thought it was one of the best he’s ever had. His friend ordered the flank steak and thought it was delicious as well. Thought the price was reasonable for a top shelf steakhouse. The service was excellent and enjoyed the overall experience. Will definitely be going again.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husbands birthday

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DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, good service, excellent food

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L
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails and FANTASTIC food!

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n
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best steaks in town by far! Even places with more expensive menus do not compare.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the greatest steaks I've ever had!

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