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Traditional Chicken Flakes in a Birds Nest - Boone Tavern, Berea, KY

Boone Tavern

4.2
4.2
1557 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighborhood gem
Fine dining has brought Boone Tavern much of its international acclaim. Whether you prefer traditional or creative southern cuisine, you will find palate pleasing fare in Boone Tavern’s Dining Room. The Duncan Hines Excellence in Hospitality Award was presented to Boone Tavern in 2003. The prestigious award is named for restaurant critic Duncan Hines. The Kentucky Tourism Council states, “Boone Tavern has been a hallmark in the hospitality business for nearly a century. After all these years, it continues to be a favorite destination.”
Lunch offerings let you choose from a variety of salads, unique sandwiches and hot entrées. Evening meals offer an array of delightful appetizers, salads, classic entrées and desserts. Historical favorites like “Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest” and “spoonbread” are fixtures in the restaurant. Sunday Brunch is another tradition. Dining room attire is tastefully casual.
reservations are required for groups and evening meals.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 985-3700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Robert Atkins
  • Private party facilities
    Boone Tavern offers private dining, meeting, and wedding receptions space for groups from 5 to 150 guests. Boone Tavern frequently hosts conferences, small meetings, weddings, dinner shows and much more. Enjoy local cuisine during your event all prepared in house by our executive chef.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Lewis: (859) 985-3705
  • Neighborhood
    Berea
  • Cross street
    100 Main Street N.
  • Parking details
    Boone Tavern has a complimentary self parking lot at the back entrance of the hotel. Boone Tavern also offers spaces for handicap guests parking as well as reserved spaces for Eco Friendly vehicles.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Great for scenic views

1,557 Reviews
  1. Gary

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Berea, and Boone Tavern stood out as possible historic and elegant (but not sterile) experience. We were not disappointed! The young hostess that greeted us was courteous, cheerful, and so conversationally engaging. As we asked questions, she was delightfully responsive. Our server (Carma?) was likewise absolutely exceptional! So personal without being intrusive, and so professional without being mechanical. She was cheerful, gracious, and very informative in response to our many questions. Carma was attentive, without interrupting, and so gracious when she approached us to inquire about any needs. Her familiarity with the cuisine was likewise impressive! The superb meal was exceeded only by the superb hostess and server!

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  2. CherieW

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There’s a fairly new chef and you could tell! The food has upped its game and was delicious. Where dinner could have been better was the ambiance. It was the end of the evening and workers started rearranging tables by dragging the tables and chairs around, which was noisy. Then they were working with the silverware and clanging that. If those types of things were fixed, this could be a five star restaurant.

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  3. Varga

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience from start to the end of the meal was enjoyable.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, food was not good and overpriced.
    Boone TavernResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you found our restaurant beautiful, but we’re sorry to learn that the food did not meet your expectations and felt overpriced. Your comments are important to us, and we will be reviewing them with our culinary team to ensure we improve our dining experience. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with a better experience.

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  5. PerryB

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boone Tavern is great. The food is excellent. Our server was great. The ambience it wonderful. Always a treat to dine there.
    Boone TavernResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the excellent food, great service from our server, and the wonderful ambiance at Historic Boone Tavern. It's always a pleasure to hear from guests who appreciate our dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful meal soon!

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  6. Cynqn

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place for lunch. Great food as well as service. Large room so the noise level is not great when a loud party is in there. The food makes up for it. Loved their burgoo!
    Boone TavernResponded 5 days ago
    Hello! Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us, and that you found both the food and service great. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by noise from other guests; your feedback helps us improve. We're delighted that you loved our burgoo! We look forward to welcoming you back to Historic Boone Tavern for another wonderful dining experience soon. My best, A. Crowe Director of Sales and Marketing

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  7. KevinK

    Charleston

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Meal was good. Would have expected brunch to also include breakfast items.
    Boone TavernResponded on June 24, 2024
    Hi KevinK, Thank you for your feedback! We're pleased to hear that you received great service and enjoyed your meal at the Historic Boone Tavern. Your comment about the brunch is noted, and we appreciate your suggestion regarding including breakfast items. We strive to continuously improve our offerings based on guest feedback, and your input will be shared with our culinary team to consider for future brunch menus. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable dining experience at the Historic Boone Tavern!

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  8. OrionGuru

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ribeye steak was tough. Not well marbled and hard to cut with an ordinary table knife.
    Boone TavernResponded on June 24, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience with the ribeye steak at the Historic Boone Tavern. We apologize that the steak did not meet your expectations and was tough to cut. Your comments are valuable to us, and we will share them with our culinary team to ensure that we maintain our high standards of food quality. We appreciate your honesty and hope that you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a better dining experience in the future. Take care, A. Crowe

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  9. PeggyW

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. My daughter had the hot brown which was hot, cheesy, with delicious turkey and crisp bacon. My blackened mai mai fish tacos were mouth watering. The sauce was just enough to add flavor but didn’t overwhelm the fish. Our server was slow, confused, and just didn’t seem into providing service. Waitressing was not her calling in life. The restaurant’s ability to run credit cards was not working so I paid cash for our meals. I’m fortunate that I carry cash. Honestly, I don’t know how the other diners were able to pay for their meals.
    Boone TavernResponded on June 24, 2024
    Hi PeggyW, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food at the Historic Boone Tavern, especially the hot brown and blackened mahi-mahi fish tacos. Your compliments on the flavors and preparation are much appreciated. We apologize for the issues you experienced with the service and the inconvenience caused by the malfunctioning credit card system. Your comments regarding our server's performance will be addressed to ensure better service in the future. Additionally, we are reviewing our payment processing system to prevent such issues from recurring. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a seamless dining experience in the future. Take care, A. Crowe Director of Sales and Marketing

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and presentation of all entrees was also beautiful. But the food was disappointing- we had a large group with several menu items. Burgers were dry and lacked flavor. Appetizers were too salty. Scallops were overcooked. Our server was pleasant but service was slow. Meals and drinks were overpriced. Tomato bisque soup of the day was the highlight.
    Boone TavernResponded on June 24, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback with us. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful setting and presentation of our entrees. However, we apologize that the food did not meet your expectations. We regret that the burgers were dry, the appetizers too salty, and the scallops overcooked. Your comments will be shared with our culinary team to ensure improvements are made. We're also sorry to hear about the slow service and your perception of the pricing. We appreciate your compliment on the tomato bisque soup and our server's pleasant demeanor. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will work diligently to enhance the overall dining experience. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future.

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FAQs

Boone Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 985-3700.

Boone Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boone Tavern

100 Main St N, Berea, KY 40403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    100 Main Street N.
  • Neighborhood
    Berea
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, Southern
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Boone Tavern has a complimentary self parking lot at the back entrance of the hotel. Boone Tavern also offers spaces for handicap guests parking as well as reserved spaces for Eco Friendly vehicles.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert Atkins
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (859) 985-3700
  • Private party facilities
    Boone Tavern offers private dining, meeting, and wedding receptions space for groups from 5 to 150 guests. Boone Tavern frequently hosts conferences, small meetings, weddings, dinner shows and much more. Enjoy local cuisine during your event all prepared in house by our executive chef.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Lewis: (859) 985-3705
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