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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Lexington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Lexington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Zen Sushi & Sake restaurant
4.9
4.9 (442)
$30 and under
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
At Zen Sushi & Sake, we only use the freshest ingredients – the essence of Japanese cuisine. we strive to use only sustainable seafood. Our goal is to offer high quality ingredients in an innovative and sustainable way.
We fly in fish from Japan every Monday and Thursday.
Top review
OksanaKvip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Great place for sushi and fish lovers, excellent service, good wines choice. Not cheap, but definitely worth to visit.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (104)
$30 and under
Chinese
Lexington
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Great Experience, they were able to seat us early when we arrived.
A photo of Bella Cafe & Grille in Chevy Chase restaurant
4.8
4.8 (69)
$30 and under
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Everyday Dining Elevated
We have taken your everyday favorites and elevated them a smidge!
At Bella Cafe & Grille, we’d like you to enjoy our menu prepared with attention to detail and the quality you deserve.

Bella Notte Restaurant Group’s newest concept keeps with the same tradition of using fresh local ingredients and letting the natural ingredients speak for themselves with a focus on convenient carryout and delivery.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Greeted with an offer of coffee or water as I waited a few minutes for our table. Grilled Caesar with pesto and salmon out of this world!!!
A photo of OBC Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4075)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
OBC Kitchen is a local, chef-driven restaurant that houses an extremely rare bourbon collection, eclectic craft beer selection and extensive wine list. Centuries-old local barn wood surrounds guests as they enjoy high quality, distinctive dishes in a pub like atmosphere. Indulge in chef-driven dishes and seasonal favorites. Celebrate the weekend with $5 Happy Hour features each Friday. Enjoy brunch favorites, bloody marys and mimosas on Saturday and Sunday.

The passionate staff fosters a spirit of hospitality and Kentucky heritage. OBC Kitchen was named after the counties that eventually became Kentucky; “Old Bourbon County” was stamped on bourbon barrels that floated down the Mississippi from Kentucky and became synonymous with the best bourbon in the U.S.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food and service were amazing as usual. We enjoyed the halibut and also the scallop and wild mushroom risotto. This is our go-to special occasion place. BGH never disappoints!
A photo of Hola Havana Cuban Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (47)
$30 and under
Cuban
Lexington
About the restaurant

If you're looking for a dining experience that transports you straight to the vibrant streets of Havana, then look no further than our authentic Cuban restaurant. Our cozy and inviting atmosphere is the perfect setting for you to enjoy your meal, whether you're dining with friends, family, or a special someone.Our menu includes a wide range of Cuban favorites, from the classic Cubano sandwich to our succulent Ropa Vieja and savory black beans and rice. And don't forget to save room for our delicious desserts and Cuban coffee. In addition, we are also introducing a range of new cocktails, mocktails, Latin American beers that perfectly complement our dishes. Whether you prefer a classic mojito, a margarita, or a martini, we have a drink to suit every taste and occasion.We guarantee that you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for the rich and vibrant flavors of traditional Cuban cuisine.
Top review
Rachelalexandra
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Food was great! The chairs are not cushioned and the music was a bit too loud but I will be back!
A photo of The Still at Blue Rook Distillery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (444)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Danville
About the restaurant
We welcome you to The Still at Blue Rook Distillery, the most unique spirits experience in the state of Kentucky. Situated inside Blue Rook's U.S. distillery - the home of award winning Brazilian sugar cane based spirits, cachaça, gin and vodka. The Still restaurant provides its guests with a multifaceted experience full of farm fresh food, with all menu items made from scratch and cocktails made from our unique spirits. We hope to see you soon for a delightful dinner!
Top review
Den75
Dined 3 days ago
Always great food, service and menu. We'll be back.
A photo of Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4040)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
There’s a quiet country road hiding near one of Lexington’s busiest intersections. Tucked down the lane in a tree-lined cove, Giuseppe’s has been serving great Italian cuisine serenaded by live music for the last 25 years. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, hand-cut steaks, traditional and contemporary pasta dishes, homemade desserts and extensive wine list, Giuseppe’s captures its guests with the ambiance of candlelight, easy sounds of slow jazz and a taste of passion which flows from your fork, making every dish its own invitation to return. Whether you prefer a table in the main dining room, the lounge, or the patio, Giuseppe’s is the perfect romantic spot for dates and anniversaries, and it’s also a favorite for large gatherings of family and friends. Giuseppe’s Private Dining Room provides a relaxed, intimate venue for business and social events. That is how something so hidden still stands out, and that is why those who find us return again and again.
Top review
JosephK
Dined 4 days ago
First thing....we were running about 10 minutes late so called ahead to let them know. When we arrived our table was still available which was very much appreciated. The hostess could not have nicer when called and when we arrived. The staff is courteous and the food is always excellent. Our server, Samantha, was wonderful. She was attentive, courteous and friendly. Giuseppi's is our favorite place to go.....so much so we have going there for more than 25 years. We look forward to our next visit.
A photo of Carson's on Main restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5830)
$30 and under
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Carson's Food & Drink features new and exciting chef-driven recipes and cocktails that combine rustic refinement with classic Kentucky elegance in a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere.

One of Lexington Kentucky's finest restaurants; Multi Year Winner of OpenTable's "Diners' Choice" (2017,18,19,20,21,22) and included in RestaurantNews 'Top 100 Restaurants in America 2018'.

We can't wait to welcome you!
Top review
BCB576vip
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely amazing, our new favorite Lexington restaurant!
A photo of Coles 735 Main restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3500)
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Lexington
About the restaurant
At Coles, we're dedicated to bringing the art of dining to every experience. Think local meats cured in-house. Crisp vegetables fresh off the vine, pickled onsite. Breads baked fresh each day. The best seasonal ingredients available, sourced from local farms and trusted purveyors. And our menus go beyond the plate, with handcrafted cocktails featuring unique, house-made ingredients, hundreds of bourbons available for tasting, and an award-winning carefully curated wine program. We believe in honoring history and chose to set our restaurant in a restored historic landmark in downtown Lexington.
Top review
StevenSvip
Dined 1 day ago
The food and service at Cole’s is always outstanding.
A photo of Heirloom - Midway restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2135)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Midway
About the restaurant
"Voted Best New Restaurant in the State of KY 2007"- The Lane Report.

"Voted Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Lexington Area"- KY Monthly Magazine.

Located in the heart of horse country and just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington and 20 minutes from Keeneland. Offering an extensive boutique wine list and specializing in eclectic contemporary cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and service. Will definitely return, again.
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