Best American Restaurants in Lexington

Dudley's on ShortDudley's on Short
(1009)
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American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 8 times today
OBC KitchenOBC Kitchen
(297)
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 9 times today
Carson's Food & DrinkCarson's Food & Drink
(537)
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 16 times today
Louie's Wine Dive & Chevy Chase KitchenLouie's Wine Dive & Chevy Chase Kitchen
(82)
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 4 times today
Nick Ryan's SaloonNick Ryan's Saloon
(615)
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 3 times today
TGI FRIDAYS - Lexington/Man O' WarTGI FRIDAYS - Lexington/Man O' War
(7)
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American | Lexington, Lexington
Boone TavernBoone Tavern
(392)
$$$$
American | Berea, Lexington
Booked 2 times today
Equus and Jack's LoungeEquus and Jack's Lounge
(411)
$$$$
American | St Matthews, Louisville
Booked 8 times today
Lilly's BistroLilly's Bistro
(755)
$$$$
American | Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd, Louisville
Booked 3 times today
The Eagle - LouisvilleThe Eagle - Louisville
(131)
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American | Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd, Louisville
Booked 5 times today
The English Grill at Brown HotelThe English Grill at Brown Hotel
(574)
$$$$
American | Downtown Louisville, Louisville
Booked 10 times today
Portage HousePortage House
(155)
$$$$
American | Jeffersonville, Louisville
Booked 6 times today
Mesh - LouisvilleMesh - Louisville
(779)
$$$$
American | St Matthews, Louisville
Booked 20 times today
Fork & BarrelFork & Barrel
(125)
$$$$
American | Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill, Louisville
Booked 4 times today
The Fat LambThe Fat Lamb
(98)
$$$$
American | Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd, Louisville
Booked 7 times today
Gary's on SpringGary's on Spring
(856)
$$$$
American | Butchertown, Louisville
Booked 1 time today
The Troll Pub Under the BridgeThe Troll Pub Under the Bridge
(276)
$$$$
American | Downtown Louisville, Louisville
Booked 9 times today
Bristol Bar & Grille - EastBristol Bar & Grille - East
(82)
$$$$
American | East Louisville, Louisville
Booked 2 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Lexington

Giuseppe's Ristorante ItalianoGiuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
(445)
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 9 times today
Bella NotteBella Notte
(719)
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 5 times today
PortofinoPortofino
(739)
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 7 times today
PorciniPorcini
(845)
$$$$
Italian | Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill, Louisville
Booked 16 times today
DiFabio's CasapelaDiFabio's Casapela
(258)
$$$$
Italian | Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill, Louisville
Booked 4 times today
Volare Italian RestaurantVolare Italian Restaurant
(1086)
$$$$
Italian | Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill, Louisville
Booked 18 times today
Vincenzo's Italian RestaurantVincenzo's Italian Restaurant
(1532)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Louisville, Louisville
Booked 10 times today
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - LouisvilleBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Louisville
(335)
$$$$
Italian | St Matthews, Louisville
Booked 2 times today
Buca di Beppo - LouisvilleBuca di Beppo - Louisville
(713)
$$$$
Italian | Jeffersontown, Louisville
Booked 7 times today
BirraCiboBirraCibo
(71)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Louisville, Louisville

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(103)
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$$$$
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Lexington Restaurants

Distilled at Gratz Park InnDistilled at Gratz Park Inn
442 reviews
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Southern | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 4 times today

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. This was our first experience at Distilled and we had a fantastic dinner and evening. I had preplanned to ask my wife to renew our wedding vows. The waitress Jackie helped a great deal and even a videoed the event. They made it extremely special. The food presentation was exquisite. We will be going back again. More

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Merrick InnMerrick Inn
1033 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 8 times today

Absolutely tremendous!! From the beginning, superior service and attention; wonderfully prepared and tasting food...Monday night is 1/2 price bottles of wine and the crowd refelected it. Reservations a must. Certainly can see why it is TripAdvisor’s #1 restautant in Lexington. More

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Tony's of LexingtonTony's of Lexington
1077 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 25 times today

Steak was cooked to perfection, service was excellent! More

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West Main Crafting Co.West Main Crafting Co.
10 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 2 times today

Wanted to go out and get drinks at someplace new and this place sounded really interesting. Server was really nice and helpful with recommendations . The food was delicious. Will definitely check it out again and have recommended it to people. More

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OBC KitchenOBC Kitchen
297 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 9 times today

Appetizers and entrees were delicious! Portions are more than enough and service outstanding! Great meal!!! More

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Coles 735 MainColes 735 Main
1392 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 24 times today

Excellent, as always! Server was attentive and kind, food was delicious. Will always recommend to others, and will definitely return. More

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Giuseppe's Ristorante ItalianoGiuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
445 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 9 times today

Giuseppe’s is the best Italian restaurant in town! Actually we think THE best restaurant in town! More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse – HamburgMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse – Hamburg
149 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 13 times today

Great food, perfect cook on our steaks, and a waitress who was very attentive. More

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Carson's Food & DrinkCarson's Food & Drink
537 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 16 times today

The service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was excellent - probabably the best I’ve had in a long time. Our friends declared the Cowboy Steak “the best we’ve ever had”. We’ll be back! More

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Dudley's on ShortDudley's on Short
1009 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 8 times today

Wonderful!! More

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Rodney's on BroadwayRodney's on Broadway
169 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

The atmosphere was enchanting, excellent service and the food was very good but a bit expensive. The menu offered a nice selection of appetizers and entrees to please a variety of food preferences. We enjoyed our evening and would go again. More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse  - LansdowneMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - Lansdowne
131 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 12 times today

Great experience!! More

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Bella NotteBella Notte
719 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 5 times today

Very good food and excellent service. The server was very attentive and nice. We really enjoyed our evening at Bella Notte. Ray Burgess More

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Grillfish LexingtonGrillfish Lexington
220 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 4 times today

The food was excellent and Chris's service was outstanding. Couldn't ask for a better experience. We'll be back soon More

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Palmers Fresh GrillPalmers Fresh Grill
615 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 1 time today

I could have selected more of the items above, but I did not specifically seek them out. For instance, I saw there was "bar seating", but since I didn't sit at the bar, I didn't select it. The food was absolutely amazing. The only reason the service did not get 5 stars, is because it took a little while to get our check. Everything else was fantastic! We will try it again in the Spring with warm weather supporting the outdoor seating. More

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Texas de Brazil – LexingtonTexas de Brazil – Lexington
181 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 18 times today

our server Matt was well versed and very friendly. More

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J. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz FarmJ. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz Farm
481 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 26 times today

Atmosphere, service and food were exceptional as usual! More

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Bru Burger Bar - LexingtonBru Burger Bar - Lexington
178 reviews
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Burgers | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 6 times today

We love our Bru Burger, great place to kick back eat a salad ,fries and a burger. Watched the Steelers kick the Bengals butt on this visit. More

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Blue Heron SteakhouseBlue Heron Steakhouse
382 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 6 times today

Wonderful epicurean experience!! Our server was extraordinary! More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - PalomarMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - Palomar
146 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 16 times today

Our waitress Julie was amazing! She really went above and beyond. We were celebrating a birthday and couldn’t have picked a better place! More

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AZUR Restaurant & PatioAZUR Restaurant & Patio
574 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 8 times today

Food, service, and atmosphere were all great!! Loved the truffle fries and bourbon fried chicken. More

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PortofinoPortofino
739 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 7 times today

Great service, great food, will go back. More

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Lockbox at 21c HotelLockbox at 21c Hotel
349 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 11 times today

Lovely room, super food and great service. well worth a visit More

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Louie's Wine Dive & Chevy Chase KitchenLouie's Wine Dive & Chevy Chase Kitchen
82 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 4 times today

A fun, relaxed restaurant with nice beer and wine selections, serving high-level comfort food. Great neighborhood place. More

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Castle FarmsCastle Farms
1 review
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 30 times today

Great farm to table food and amazing service. Amazing venue. Perfectly decorated for the holidays More

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Nick Ryan's SaloonNick Ryan's Saloon
615 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 3 times today

Went for birthday dinner with friends - well worth the 50 minute drive from out of town! Beer cheese fries were uniquely delicious, filet was outstanding, hot brown was right up there with the bests! We’ll definitely be returning. More

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Jean Farris Winery & BistroJean Farris Winery & Bistro
1563 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 8 times today

We had a lovely time at Jean Farris Winery this past week. The UK game was on the TV in the bar area with the volume turned low. People could watch or not watch and it was not intrusive. We had a lovely meal with our friends. The burgers are wonderful and all of us enjoyed the food and wine. We will definitely return. More

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Zen Sushi & SakeZen Sushi & Sake
21 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Lexington, Lexington

Excellent variety and sustainably harvested seafood Uni was fresh and flavorful Terrific sakes and service was very good More

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BrasabanaBrasabana
9 reviews
$$$$
Cuban | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 2 times today

Outstanding as always. That's why we keep coming back! More

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SkewersSkewers
1 review
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lexington, Lexington

This was a great Mediterranean restaurant. The food was terrific and there was plenty of it! Our party of four consisted of all middle aged men and we ordered the combination platter for four and probably had enough left over for two more meals. The restaurant sits in a little strip mall near a bunch of big box stores so it's not the quaintest of locations, but the inside is well decorated for the type of ethnic restaurant that it is and the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was priced moderately, the for of us ate for under a $100.00 which included a generous tip,(over 20%). I would go back again! More

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School SushiSchool Sushi
21 reviews
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Sushi | Lexington, Lexington

They had Okonomiyaki for the pizza week, and we tried it. It was delicious! More

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JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott ResortJW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
113 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 1 time today

The Butter cake is out of this workd More

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TGI FRIDAYS - LexingtonTGI FRIDAYS - Lexington
5 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

I am not sure where to report this. I had a confirmation number 9025, but when I arrived at the restaurant, the manager said they did not have my reservation in their system. She was great to round up some tables for our party of 13, but I am concerned that they did not have the reservation. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Lexington/Man O' WarTGI FRIDAYS - Lexington/Man O' War
7 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Their open table App was not working. So to use the app was a waste of time. More

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Triangle GrilleTriangle Grille
72 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

UK basketball game at Rupp Arena We were quickly greeted and seated before a U.K. Basketball game. Our waitress Sandy did an excellent job of making sure we were on schedule and took our order. We added another person halfway through our meal and she was able to handle the change flawlessly. The brisket sandwiches were tender and had a wonderful flavor. We will definitely return for another pregame meal. More

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Shakespeare and Co. - HamburgShakespeare and Co. - Hamburg
Reviews Coming Soon
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Mediterranean | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 3 times today

Two total US locations all in Lexington, Kentucky. 18th century inspired, color saturated sanctum of deeply cushioned couches, touch smooth leather chairs and conversation inviting tables – angst departs and imagination blooms.
Perhaps it’s the pastries or the coffee, or the simple, exquisitely prepared, eat what makes you happy anytime, all day fare from our extensive global menu.
We see inspiration happen here every day. Come dream your next idea. Work, talk, be encouraged to stay, table turning is not our aim. Smooth away a care worn day, start a conversation or a blog, dine with a smiling friend or a tablet.
We think you’ll find our café culture positive and enchanting.More

Shakespeare and Co. - West ShortShakespeare and Co. - West Short
Reviews Coming Soon
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Mediterranean | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 4 times today

Two total US locations all in Lexington, Kentucky. 18th century inspired, color saturated sanctum of deeply cushioned couches, touch smooth leather chairs and conversation inviting tables – angst departs and imagination blooms.
Perhaps it’s the pastries or the coffee, or the simple, exquisitely prepared, eat what makes you happy anytime, all day fare from our extensive global menu.
We see inspiration happen here every day. Come dream your next idea. Work, talk, be encouraged to stay, table turning is not our aim. Smooth away a care worn day, start a conversation or a blog, dine with a smiling friend or a tablet.
We think you’ll find our café culture positive and enchanting.
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Lexington Diners' Choice Winners

Lexington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Distilled at Gratz Park InnDistilled at Gratz Park Inn
442 reviews
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Southern | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 4 times today

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. This was our first experience at Distilled and we had a fantastic dinner and evening. I had preplanned to ask my wife to renew our wedding vows. The waitress Jackie helped a great deal and even a videoed the event. They made it extremely special. The food presentation was exquisite. We will be going back again. More

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Merrick InnMerrick Inn
1033 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 8 times today

Absolutely tremendous!! From the beginning, superior service and attention; wonderfully prepared and tasting food...Monday night is 1/2 price bottles of wine and the crowd refelected it. Reservations a must. Certainly can see why it is TripAdvisor’s #1 restautant in Lexington. More

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Tony's of LexingtonTony's of Lexington
1077 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 25 times today

Steak was cooked to perfection, service was excellent! More

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Coles 735 MainColes 735 Main
1392 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 24 times today

Excellent, as always! Server was attentive and kind, food was delicious. Will always recommend to others, and will definitely return. More

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Giuseppe's Ristorante ItalianoGiuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
445 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 9 times today

Giuseppe’s is the best Italian restaurant in town! Actually we think THE best restaurant in town! More

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OBC KitchenOBC Kitchen
297 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 9 times today

Appetizers and entrees were delicious! Portions are more than enough and service outstanding! Great meal!!! More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse – HamburgMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse – Hamburg
149 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 13 times today

Great food, perfect cook on our steaks, and a waitress who was very attentive. More

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Carson's Food & DrinkCarson's Food & Drink
537 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 16 times today

The service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was excellent - probabably the best I’ve had in a long time. Our friends declared the Cowboy Steak “the best we’ve ever had”. We’ll be back! More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse  - LansdowneMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - Lansdowne
131 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington
Booked 12 times today

Great experience!! More

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Rodney's on BroadwayRodney's on Broadway
169 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

The atmosphere was enchanting, excellent service and the food was very good but a bit expensive. The menu offered a nice selection of appetizers and entrees to please a variety of food preferences. We enjoyed our evening and would go again. More

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Discover Lexington

Lexington, Kentucky, may be the horse capital of the world, but it's also a location known for its genteel Southern dining. Try buttermilk fried chicken and pork and beans for dinner with a crisp but sweet peach pie for dessert. You can also pair a juicy steak with a signature Kentucky bourbon. Latin flavors abound in Lexington through sweet and savory pork carnitas. If you're feeling adventurous, try a dish with venison or rabbit. For meals with a kick, sample barbecue chicken or mutton featuring the region's signature vinegar-based sauce. Pair your meal with spoonbread and corn pudding, and you'll soon be feeling like a Lexington local.