Blue Heron Steakhouse

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Steakhouse
*Re-opening for dine in on May 22nd with reduced capacity and curbside pickup will also be available!

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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NickS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Heron has my go to place. Lovely spot with a great bar and excellent mixologists staffing it. Food is imaginative and delicious. Never disappoints. I'll see ya there 😉

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JanineR
Naples
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

and Patrick can really make a serious martini. will return!

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TipofStanton
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there we will be back. Food was everything we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great, very friendly and informative with specials for the night. We had the bacon and the fries for apps. Both were wonderful. Didn’t know why the bacon came with tomatoes and onions, but if you took a piece of bacon and a piece of tomato, that was the perfect bite!

My prime rib (special for the night) was like butter, so tender and cooked perfectly. The strip was perfect and flavorful. The whole meal was great and we will definitely be back. No dessert as we were so full.

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vipJennifer
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best places we have been. Tom our server was excellent and on top of it! Joe the bartender was by far an outstanding and knowledgeable bartender! The food was amazing and all the other staff was also awesome 😎 we had the bone on ribeye and the lamb porterhouse as main dishes so no Pics it was gone before I remembered totake one 🤷🏻‍♀️We will definitely be back!

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DerekB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak we have had in long time, tables where spread apart and all the staff wore masks.

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vipWisconsin67
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable retreat! Wesley, our server, was very attentive and personable. Had the filet and it melted in your mouth! Quite an array of cocktail choices too. Convenient parking lot right next to restaurant, if you can find a space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful staff, and superior service. The owner Keith takes pride in his establishment and takes time to ensure the customers have a great experience. It’s worth what you’ll pay for a meal, just be sure to reserve your table.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Oysters, porterhouse, apple crumble. Service was excellent.

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vip1tasteexpen
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back! Service was professional and food delicious!

DA
vipDAMM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like eating at the outdoor section of Blue Heron Patio in response to COVID . They have quality food and drinks. Our party of 6 at here and everyone enjoyed their food from steak to salmon to the seafood pasta special for the evening. To note, this restaurant is allergy friendly and has successfully accommodated my husband's food allergy several times so that is a plus for us to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both had the filet and it was perfect as usual. Our son and my mother in law both had the salmon and it was great as well. It looked so good I may try it myself next time.

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EmmyC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

One table of drunks ruined our meal. Because they were “spending more money” than us, ownership/management did nothing to calm/quiet then down

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent service!

JC
JennyC
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great meal at Blue Heron and outstanding service! Great restaurant for special occasions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Lexington. Never don’t go

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vipRita
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tom gave us excellent service!

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MikeM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning experience as usual. On patio was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We waited for an additional drink for 45 minutes. It never came. We just left.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food (salmon and filet) was wonderful and our server was great. Patio very nice and felt completely safe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Experience

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Disappointing. Service was slow. Employee party table was loud. Chicken was unavailable. Side items were old. This place use to be great. So sad to see it go downhill. 3rd strike for us. We won’t be back.

PG
vipPeteG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

1) My wife found a hair in her salad. Our server, Wesley, apologized, and that was it.

2) We were seated on the outdoor deck next to the entrance and wheelchair ramp. Right after our salads were served, a homeless appearing woman, very unkept, entered from the ramp, sat down at the table right across from us, tossing her garbage bag full or whatever on the table. She was at a table that was supposed to be vacant due to social distancing and not wearing a mask. She immediately began mumbling and gesturing toward us. We alerted the hostess who advises the woman was from a local mental facility and had been there a number of times before. I told Wesley that we were very uncomfortable and he said he would talk to the manager. As we ate our salads she continued staring and trying to talk to us. Wesley returned with drinks and I advised him either we or she needed to be moved, so he asked her to move to the next table, which she did. They brought her some food and coffee - which we agreed to pay for. She is obviously handicapped and probably limited ability to care for herself.

3). This was an unnerving dining experience at what has been for a long time our favorite Lexington restaurant. .

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vipSusan
Louisville
79 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner. We had a pleasant view. Social distancing was observed and we felt safe in a comfortable environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our outdoor seating was perfect, and being able to reserve that instead of just being first come first served was a great endorsement for the Blue Heron. Odele was our server, and she helped make the evening. Thank you!

JS
JackyS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual- it was fantastic

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lances
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with the wife went extremely well. Great food and service

JP
JosephP
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow, or absent.

The food was excellent.

I have one complaint....or recommendation. The only Merlot available by-the-glass, Duckhorn, is rather nasty. I don't want a bottle, just a glass. This wasnt that good. Avoid it, or please get a better Merlot.

Don't let my complaint stop you from going, the place is very nice, just the Merlot was a bit off, if you don't drink Merlot no issues. If you get a bottle, no issues.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, good food, good value relative to comparable dining in Lexington. Steaks, shrimp and grits and chocolate mousse are outstanding.

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vipChadT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Got our reservation and everything went well at arrival. We were seated quickly and then had to wait for clean water glasses. It was baffling considering they were at 1/2 capacity due to COVID, but we did appreciate the dedication to cleanliness.

The food was “ok”. There was a significant amount of black pepper on the steak and veggies and if we were to go back we would ask specifically if they could go light on the black pepper. (And maybe add some salt) I had the ribeye and it was cooked to a perfect medium rare. My wife got the prime rib special and it was just a little under her request for medium but not enough to send it back.

Drinks are reasonably priced and I think I would try this place again when the world gets back to normal. I think they are working hard and are just a little off their game with all the crazy operating rules these days.

MB
MeganB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Restaurant claimed this open table reservation was for patio seating only, very misleading. The rest of the experience was not up to par. Very disappointing.

MT
vipMeganT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back next time in town .

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jamiel
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, enjoyed.

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Diana
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, Wesley

EM
ErinM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at the Blue Heron but won't be our last. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Could not have asked for better or more friendly service!

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vipJoeW
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual. Service was good. Very comfortable and safe from a Covid-19 standpoint. Music was a little loud, but not bad. Great value.

JB
vipJackieB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful meal!

SC
vipSteveC
Louisville
73 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been there for a couple of years, it was exceptional, every course was very good and our server was excellent.

AH
AndreaH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Don’t take kids here. It is not kid friendly in any way. Food is good but expensive for what you get. Drink selection is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! They did a great job staying safe as well!

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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 869 OpenTable diners.

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