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About JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort

JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa in Lexington KY serves a wide variety of USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere of genuine southern hospitality. So whether you are planning something special or just looking for an excuse to have an exceptional steak, JW’s is the perfect place to spend an evening. Dinner is served nightly from 5 to 10pm, reservations are recommended.

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Pin Oak Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 288-6155

Website:
http://www.griffingatemarriott.com/dining

Parking Details:
Ample parking with Valet and Self Park available.

Executive Chef:
Sharon Caudill

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.5

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for Groups (47)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
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Kid-friendly (17)
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Great for Brunch (11)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Authentic (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I had a rubber band in my food from asparagus and it was just brushed off. Still paid for the upcharge. That was disappointing In an otherwise nice meal. It doesn't take much to keep a happy customer.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Butter cake is out of this workd

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Darlene was excellent! We enjoyed celebrating the 14th anniversary of our rehearsal dinner at the very same restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a party of 3 and there were only a few people there. All staff was great. Pasta (Alfredo) was over cooked pasta and my baked potato had a really bad spot in the middle that would have been seen if they split open the potato before serving. Filet mignon was delish!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Wine choices were limited. Special anniversary meal and no mention by restaurant. Steak was just ok and seemed rather an ordinary cafe type restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I was truly disappointed in this restaurant. I guess I had hoped for something with more ambience. We had read the description as being a steakhouse with surf and turf... this just was not accurate. There were no surf and tirf options that we found. We were expecting more of a restaurant rather than an open extension of the hotel. There was literally only one table there besides us and it was so bright and open, it lacked that intimate feel. I think this would be good for groups of people staying at the hotel for a wedding or conference, but not a date night restaurant. In addition, we found a string or piece of cloth in the crab cakes, which made us wonder what else was in the food. The wait staff was friendly. We actually didn't order a dinner there, as we didn't feel the cost was with it, after finding something in our appetizer...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The menu on Open Table was not the same as in the restaurant - they had not updated their menu. No fresh fish option & pork that was listed in open table was not available.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Loud hotel restaurant. Pleasant service.
VERY mediocre food. Both NY strip and filet completely lacked any flavor or juiciness. No crust and medium rare was really rare. Served next to a single small potato.

Humus platter extremely overpriced for a blob of tasteless humus and a few carrots. Pita was warm tho

Would not go back for dinner. Overpriced.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Our steak dinner was cooked to our liking and was tasty. The fresh baked sourdough bread was warm and delicious. Our server, Ryan, provided us with great and attentive service.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Had a great steak here and also enjoyed a few glasses of wine. Our server was a bit quieter almost changed the whole experience but he warmed up. Felt like they're in need of a hug. Bartenders were a terrible let down. Bad attitudes and slow as molasses

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This place is not what it used to be. The experience used to be top notch, from the eclectic menu to the great service. Now...unfortunately, it is a ghost of a restaurant. Overpriced, generic and disappointing. My husband and I have eaten here for over 10 years and this experience will keep us from ever coming back. Horrible service, bad food and lame atmosphere. Sorry, save your money, you are better off at Denny's next door!!

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 (Naples)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The service was a bit slow and the entree's didn't come with many sides. Typically we are used to a salad and a side. It would also be nice to offer bread and butter while waiting for dinner. Waitress was super nice however we waited for a long time for our dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food was just ok and the menu is not very deep. Very convenient if your staying at the Marriott. The wait staff was excellent. The buffet breakfast is worth the money and was much better than the dinner.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious, our waitress Darlene was very sweet, and we had a great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and the service we received from Darlene!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

chicken picatta was delicious. However, I think it is rude to charge me $6 extra because I requested 2 different sides that were not paired with this entree. Always trying to gouge the customer. Marriott shame on you. I'm sure the baked potato I requested did not cost you $6 more.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Quality ingredients well prepared! Nightly specials.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Place has totally lost its experience. We did New Year's Eve in a ball room setting. No what it used to be.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This was unbelievably overpriced for the food we received.
Steaks not cooked right,tough and flavorless, baked potatoes cold and undercooked. 20% gratuity added for party of 6. Our server was good but he was the only positive thing about our evening.
$300 meal that was worse then eating at a cheap chain steak restaurant.
Very disappointed.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2016

It's not bad for hotel food. The service was good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Excellent food and incredible service!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 8, 2016

We were first time guests. The restaurant was too cold, the food entirely over-priced and on top of it all, charged me 18% tip for 2 ppl. Totally outdone. Won't be back. Thank you though

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Not very good. Disappointed in the food this time around. Have been before and it was very good, even though it's pretty expensive. This time the steak was full of grizzle, and the small baked potato was lukewarm and the butter wouldn't even melt on it.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Ordered the filet and Im not sure what cut of meat it was...looked like a burger (thats what my daughter asked if I ordered without a bun....tender but not a near quality filet mignon)....asparagus spears overcooked. Cauliflower mash was very good ...subbed for mashed potatoes. Tried my wifes steak sliders...not good...very tough.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We always stay at Marriott for Keeneland weekends and appreciate a good steak after the races.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The pound cake dessert was the best I have ever had. Phenomenal!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 27, 2016

I liked it a lot. There just was no real excitement atmosphere but real good service and food

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Our server was friendly, but the service was slower than expected for the relatively few patrons that were present. The Ahi Tuna appetizer was pretty good. Our Steaks were cooked to correct temperature, but not otherwise particularly noteworthy; no better than I can cook at home. The Broccoli was steamed correctly but not seasoned. The Mushroom risoto was very bland. With Appetizer, two steak dinners, and two cocktails from the bar, the bill before tip, was $117. Overall not an impressive meal and poor value for the cost.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Service and staff was very attentive and timely but not so much as to be intrusive. Food was top notch and delicious but just a bit more expensive that it needed to be. We dined there as a celebration for my wife's birthday and the restaurant made to sure to recognize her special day without too much attention. Overall we will plan on having other special occasions and family gatherings at this establishment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Great service and tasty food! Everything arrived in a reasonable amount of time. All in our party of 8 were very pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 24, 2016

Our waitress Darlene was a gem! The food was amazing. The risotto with our cowboy steak was dry but the steak was highly flavorable and the butter cake with bourbon sauce wow!!! The highlight: CRABCAKES!!! I am not the type of foodie that eats at hotels..but I will be going back. Kudo's to the chef!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Great food! The menu has changed since we are there in October. Sad that lobster bisque had been removed from the menu, but the onion soup was out of this world! The service was wonderful and the filet mignon was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We had a good meal here. I would recommend it if you are staying at the hotel or a hotel nearby. I had a good steak, and my husband liked his hamburger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Would recommend only if you are captive at the resort. Some of the dishes ordered at our table were so over salted they were nearly uneatable. Our waiter never told us there were specials and only found out about them while overhearing at another table. Steaks were good, just nothing special. Wine list nothing special and by the glass selection was poor.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Food was very good and priced right. Our waiter seemed very disinterested in us and was struggling to keep up with his other TWO tables. Love the hotel so I would go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Always an enjoyable experience. Thanks

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food is good but a little on the pricey side and the steak was more medium than medium rare. The server was energetic but her attention wandered once the meal was brought to the table. We visited the restaurant on Valentines day which happened to be kinda nasty weather but there were some brave souls out there and the ambience in the restaurant was so so.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Went there for Valentine's Day dinner and breakfast both were great,with great service. Waiter gave us a free dessert because the group at the table beside us was so loud, without us mentioning it. Steak was perfect. Crab cakes may have been the best we had. Price is what you would expect from a nicer restaurant. Will return. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Had a reservation for Christmas dinner and we were delayed so I called to let them know. Left a voicemail as there wasn't a person to answer the phone and when we arrived, a half hour late, I mentioned that I had called to let them know and had left a message. They were very busy at the front desk and hadn't checked their messages. We were seated right away but then had to wait for our waiter as he had a variety of additional tables and no helper. Dinner was fine, everything tasty and the waiter was wonderful. I think I'd rather go back on a non-holiday however when it may be less hectic for everyone.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 23, 2015

We were at the Marriott Griffen Gate for the weekend and had our first dinner at JW Steakhouse. The service was good, and one of our party had a salmon dish that we all WISHED we had ordered. Wonderful flavor and cooked perfectly. My steak was not as tender as I would hope in a place with steakhouse in the name, but it was flavorful. Our third person was very happy with her vegetarian choice. Adjoining bar was quite lively and fun, and we all admired the modern and interesting decor. Would definitely eat at least one meal there again if we were to return to that hotel.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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