Blue Heron Steakhouse

4.6
1238 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
What 1238 people are saying
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vipCallman
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karrah our server was great! Got the NY Strip and it was one of the best i have had! Would compare to Tony's and Jeff Ruby's. Ask for a seat by the fire! The Ambiance was much better than what the pictures depict. Not exactly downtown, but well worth the few blocks! We parked on the street for free before a UK BB game! Not a bad walk at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Can’t wait to go back for the salmon’

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Melodyjunebug
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner personally helped with changing numbers for reservation. Food and service were outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Blue Heron since before Covid. They now have a new chef and it shows. The food was outstanding! The shrimp was savory and the grits were cheesy and creamy. The fish special was cooked perfectly and in a succulent caper sauce. I’ve already booked for our next trip to Lexington.

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CharlesP
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for our son and his family. 4 of us had steak-2 shared the Porterhouse-OUTSTANDING. As was the rib eye and the tenderloin. One had fried chicken and ate 2 or the 3 pieces, delaying them as excellent. Spirits were good-service as always was super. Great restaurant. Our favorite.

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LexH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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vipAnne
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, David, did a great job! The service was very attentive. Our meal was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent , always delicious! We love the filet with a side of garlic butter!

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kd101
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday dinner at Blue Heron. I had the filet and it was so tender it melted in your mouth. Roasted brussels sprouts were great also. They had a fire going in fireplace, which enhanced the ambiance in this cozy restaurant. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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vipWilliamS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and Lauren, our server, was terrific. The only issue was that we selected outdoor dining for our opentable reservation but upon arrival, that was not available. The restaurant may want to change a setting on their end so guests aren’t surprised by that.

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vipScarlet
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!! Can't wait to go again. Super steaks.

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vipKimH
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for any special occasion!

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lbky
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slow service to start (server had large group near us also) but very nice experience overall. Food had nice touches to elevate traditional items.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With winter coming into play, Blue Heron has the coziest atmosphere in Lexington with a real wood burning fireplace in the center of the restaurant so all parties / tables can enjoy.

Staff is extremely friendly and Keith (owner) stopped by to say hello which was very sweet.

Ask for table #1 or 2 - Promise you won’t be disappointed. :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant ! Best in town !

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vipjohnl
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porterhouse was truly outstanding but priced that way too. David did a great job with the service.

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NOPEPPERS
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Darryl, was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. My steak was perfectly cooked and the fries were a great accompaniment, creating my own steak frites. My husband got the famous fried chicken and we very pleased. Overall, a great date night!

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vipMikeM
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great as usual !!!!
The ribeye is the best in town.
Compairs with St.Elmos.

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MarcusS
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining @ Blue Heron. Never disappointed 😁

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service
Best steak
Always visit when in town

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Abbyc
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! We hadn’t been since back when they first opened, so it was like a new experience. Reminded that they are a hidden gem! Food was excellent, service was excellent, & ambiance was excellent! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDale
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Heron is consistently outstanding, with raw oysters that are always top notch. The atmosphere is great, the service is always amazing and the food is top quality.

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vipGregB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tremendous atmosphere!!! We will definitely be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was not as good as it used to be. Blue Heron used to be the best steakhouse. I asked and it seems they had a drastic change in the personnel .

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RobbJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Service, and Staff - AWESOME place to dine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bartender was nice but clearly intoxicated. We only ended up staying for an appetizer which we didn’t eat. We ordered fresh oysters and once they were brought out we were told they were out of fresh oysters

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Harding
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and excellent service. Table near the trash and kitchen wasn’t ideal, but had a nice breeze.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary place! Steak is phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very nice overall. Food was fine. Our waiter, Darrel was very good and very good at interacting with all of us!
I did have a bad experience with the man at the host desk. We were approximately 1/2 hour early, unable to seat us early, even with numerous tables available in sight. I asked about having a drink in the bar, said we could but needed to go outside. I understand the limitations due to COVID-19 and staffing. The issue to me was how rude and dismissing he came across. I bit of an explanation or friendly discussion of the situation would have been more appropriate for a party that was to drop $400 on dinner… we went across the street for a drink, a loss of $50 to the business. I probably would have eaten at the other establishment, but others in our group wanted to return, which we did and enjoyed due to our waiter’s abilities. The scary part is he looked has if he was training a lovey young lady, hopefully she recognized how his rudeness effected me.
Otherwise a nice restaurant, with fine food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress was great, food was very good, host at beginning was somewhat prickly because we were 14 minutes late because of bad Uber fever. Things happen.

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EddieP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all the way around. I would highly recommend it and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service Was absolutely amazing and Dom came over often to make sure everything was above and beyond. 10/10 recommend!

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filet I may have ever had! Staff was friendly and vigilant.

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MPERETZ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place , romantic. Nice ambiance, beautiful decor. Our server was slow. But the food made for it...

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vipMareaA
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only diners on the patio, but Daryl took great care of us. Food was great -- and there was a ton of it (I got the fried chicken). Have been to Blue Heron several times recently and have enjoyed every visit.

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Dakak
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good, over priced by 40%

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! The filet mignon with a side of garlic butter is second to none! We are regulars here and can't recommend it enough! Also get the grilled oyster appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and service were very good. Nice atmosphere.

FAQs

Blue Heron Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 254-2491.

Blue Heron Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1238 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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