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JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort

118 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Bar Seating
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  • Business Meals
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(859) 288-6155
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sharon Caudill
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Cross street
Pin Oak Drive
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Parking details
Ample parking with Valet and Self Park available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 118 People Are Saying
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38% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I reserved this restaurant for Valentine’s Day since this is where we had our wedding. I was very disappointed with the quality of the food that was brought to the table. We spent over $140 dollars and both of our entrees were cold. I couldn’t even say the food was warm because it was that bad. I complained to our waitress and asked her to take the food back to warm it up. She brought our meals back and the food came out warm at the most. So basically I completely hated the food and wasted money. I would have much rather ate at Texas Roadhouse. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The restaurant wasn’t even busy to justify the food being so horrible.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good but not memorable and overpriced when compared to comparable restaurants. Service was good.

JanaL (Louisville)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

When I arrived the waiter saw us but did not acknowledge us. The bartender did not bother to look at us while speaking. The waiter was nice but not the best. The food did not have any seasoning or flavor. The steaks were not cooked as requested. Food was very bland and the Bloody Mary I ordered was very pungent and tasted of pure dijon mustard.

WineLover (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We took my elderly Mother for Christmas Day lunch. The lunch was a buffet although it is a stretch to even call it that. Salad consisted of greens, tomatoes, carrots and several dressings. I did not end up eating mine as the ranch dressing was not very good. On the, so called, buffet there was turkey (rather bland) stuffing, green beans,mashed potatoes, gravy and an omelet station, but no bacon was offered to go with the omelet. Desert was apple or pecan pie, bread pudding and some sort of green filled chocolate cake. I have never seen such a pitiful buffet anywhere I have eaten. It would not have been quite so bad had the price been in keeping with what was offered, but at $30.00 + per person this was just ridiculous. Other restaurants at this price offer carved ham, carved roast beef, shrimp, sometimes crab claws, bacon, and sausage, in addition to turkey, omelets, huge salad bars with a variety of salads, numerous vegetable choices, fruit and marvelous deserts to choose from. I would certainly not return to this restaurant again and would not suggest it to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food for a Christmas brunch was good. A more varied selection would help. The service was excellent. A great alternative if one does not want to cook a Xmas dinner and clean. The ambiance is very nice.

vipgirlsweek (St. Louis)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

The Butter cake is out of this workd

vipOliviaS (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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!

vipDressUp (Chicago)
2.0  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.

vipFoodyCinti (Cincinnati)
3.0  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...

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  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.

vipkathster (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  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.

vipMilo (Orlando)
4.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  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.

CBou (Las Vegas)
4.0  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.

Katie (Louisville)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

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