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Lexington Restaurants

Zen Sushi & SakeZen Sushi & Sake
69 reviews
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Sushi | Lexington, Lexington

Excellent service and the food was even better! Highly recommend! More

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Merrick InnMerrick Inn
1647 reviews
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Southern | Lexington, Lexington

We loved celebrating our Anniversary here. The fish, the pork, and the pound cake with seared caramel was spectacular. We want to come back soon and experience the patio. The flowers were lovely as well as the elegant decor without feeling stuffy. Our new favorite Lexington restaurant! Garlaine and Emmett More

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Tony's of LexingtonTony's of Lexington
1965 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Tony’s never disappoints! Food is amazing and service is top notch. Managers always come by to check in.... my favorite steak house in Lexington by far! More

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Carson's Food & DrinkCarson's Food & Drink
1394 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

This was our absolutely favorite dining experience of our three day weekend in Lexington. The ambiance was on point - from decor, waitress attire, to the menu. Our party of four each ordered a different entree and all of us LOVED our dishes - we took turns passing them around and sampling each dish. The hot brown and shrimp and grits were our favorites. The cocktails were a bit weak but had great flavor. Service was quick, attentive, and friendly. We would definitely go back and recommend to anyone! More

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Dudley's on ShortDudley's on Short
1463 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Love Dudley’s More

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OBC KitchenOBC Kitchen
841 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Everything was wonderful. Food was excellent. Will definitely return More

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Giuseppe's Ristorante ItalianoGiuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
994 reviews
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Italian | Lexington, Lexington

One of our very favorite places in Lexington! You will not be disappointed! More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse  - LansdowneMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - Lansdowne
559 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Everything was terrific. Every item the waiter Kyle recommended was spot on to what he said it would be. Definitely on my places to stop at next business trip More

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Coles 735 MainColes 735 Main
1951 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Lexington, Lexington

The food was exceptional. I had the pork chop based on my waiter's advice. It was beautifully prepared and the presentation was great. The waiter went out of his way to make it a special night out. My only advice is the decor is a bit dowdy, but that's just my taste. More

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J. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz FarmJ. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz Farm
1452 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

Always amazing! Best place to get steak in Lexington! They always treat you great. This time they actually have us a Happy Anniversary card signed by the waiters/waitresses and a free dessert. Will always be our go to restaurant. More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse – HamburgMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse – Hamburg
594 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Our waiter was phenomenal -- very articulate and knew the menu inside and out; the food was superb and timely; and the atmosphere as a whole was very relaxed and pleasant. Loved Malone's! More

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Palmers Fresh GrillPalmers Fresh Grill
836 reviews
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Seafood | Lexington, Lexington

Shrimp and grits and fish tacos ( which were the best I’ve had). Excellent server - quick with refills on bread and drinks - perfect experience More

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Distilled at The Sire HotelDistilled at The Sire Hotel
715 reviews
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Southern | Lexington, Lexington

Wonderful seasonal choices in a streamline space. Relaxing and elegant. More

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School SushiSchool Sushi
81 reviews
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Sushi | Lexington, Lexington

FANTASTIC!!! More

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - LexingtonJeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Lexington
54 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Fabulous service, amazing food and outstanding atmosphere. Excellence all around More

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Bella NotteBella Notte
1019 reviews
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Italian | Lexington, Lexington

Food was wonderful, my market salad was quite small for the price paid but it was delicious regardless. Seating was perfect, noise level was low and staff was helpful and friendly. More

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Grillfish LexingtonGrillfish Lexington
445 reviews
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Seafood | Lexington, Lexington

Everything from the apps to dessert were delicious! By far the best seafood & patio in town! More

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Malone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - PalomarMalone’s Prime Beef Steakhouse - Palomar
591 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Service was excellent as usual. Salad and bread were good and meal arrived quickly. Finish with excellent coconut cream pie and coffee - all very tasty. Very enjoyable evening. More

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Blue Heron SteakhouseBlue Heron Steakhouse
642 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Amazing food. Great location. Awesome restaurant will be back More

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West Main Crafting Co.West Main Crafting Co.
148 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Excellent. Food, cocktails, and service were on point. More

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Texas de Brazil – LexingtonTexas de Brazil – Lexington
803 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Out freakin' standing ya'll !!! Servers were excellent, food was excellent! No complaints ! More

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Rodney's on BroadwayRodney's on Broadway
356 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Very lovely dinning experience, the food was exceptional and the service impeccable. We would highly recommend this gem of a restaurant More

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Castle FarmsCastle Farms
495 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

The Castle was a wonderful place to visit. I have been driving by the Castle since I was a kid and was always amazed. Finally I got inside and had a wonderful meal with my wife. Really neat experience and super friendly staff. I would highly recommend! More

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Honeywood RestaurantHoneywood Restaurant
255 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Food was very good and the place was very nicely designed. Would recommend Honeywood to anyone looking for a good meal. More

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AZUR Restaurant & PatioAZUR Restaurant & Patio
867 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

Great food and always a beautiful presentation. Staff very friendly. Love the cocktails. More

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Epping's on EastsideEpping's on Eastside
161 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

We have been to Cole's a number of times and always enjoyed it. Thus, we were looking forward to our first visit to Epping's. We really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is more bistro like compared to Cole's. My companion had the Chicken Cacciotore entree and I had the Diver Scallops, both were excellent. We finished with the Strawberry Shortpuff, the portion size certainly permits sharing. Our waiter was quite attentive and he made us feel quite comfortable. More

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The Bridge Eatery & BarThe Bridge Eatery & Bar
16 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lexington, Lexington

SULTAN’S KEBAP was awesome! Great place to celebrate Mothers Day, or any day. More

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Bella FornoBella Forno
40 reviews
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Pizzeria | Lexington, Lexington

Food was excellent - the quality is much better now, and the selection better - this was an excellent change. Same quality as their other restaurants now, and a welcome addition!! We will be back! More

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Bru Burger Bar - LexingtonBru Burger Bar - Lexington
240 reviews
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Burgers | Lexington, Lexington

We enjoyed our evening at Bru and look forward to returning. We enjoyed outside dining and our burgers tasted amazing!!! More

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P.F. Chang's - LexingtonP.F. Chang's - Lexington
28 reviews
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Asian | Lexington, Lexington

Always good consistent food at reasonable prices. We will go back in every city we visit across the US More

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PortofinoPortofino
954 reviews
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Italian | Lexington, Lexington

I had a party with five and it was a lovely evening. The service was great, we took our time with conversation and were never rushed. The food was excellent, a house 2016 Flat Rock Merlot was enjoyable and we will be back. Also parking was ample at the door. All great! More

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Poppy & OlivePoppy & Olive
13 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Dinner was good as always and I really love to take guests here. Service was slow and spotty this evening. Additionally, the menu has been redone and I am bummed the chicken sandwich and burger are missing in action! More

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Napa PrimeNapa Prime
162 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Kendall our waitress was fabulous. Lots of great dining choices and good wines by the bottle and glass. We had a party of 10 and everyone was extremely happy! More

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Lockbox at 21c HotelLockbox at 21c Hotel
601 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

Food is amazing and we had the best server ever. More

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Nick Ryan's SaloonNick Ryan's Saloon
803 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

We sat outside which was perfect. our server was very friendly & went out of his way tho help with my special dietary needs. More

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Zim's CafeZim's Cafe
48 reviews
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Café | Lexington, Lexington

Zim’s is a fantastic restaurant for any meal or occasion. Very tasty and well portioned for a conservative price. Convenient location and parking as well. More

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Sutton'sSutton's
22 reviews
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Italian | Lexington, Lexington

Great food, friendly service! Always consistent on the level of food and service. More

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Red Lobster - Lexington - Alysheba WayRed Lobster - Lexington - Alysheba Way
3 reviews
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Seafood | Lexington, Lexington

Our server was by far the best we have ever had, she was so sweet and on top of everything! Our food was wonderful as well. This is our go to date night restaurant! More

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CRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz FarmCRU Food & Wine Bar-The Summit at Fritz Farm
18 reviews
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Wine Bar | Lexington, Lexington

It was easy to geta reservation on Mothers Day. The food was very good and wine selection was great. It was very relaxing just to be there and the server was attentive and knowledgeable about the wine. More

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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse- LexingtonCowboy Brazilian Steakhouse- Lexington
193 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Meeting with old college frienda More

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Shakespeare and Co. - West ShortShakespeare and Co. - West Short
159 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Me and my finance went for lunch and it was just perfect as usual, very friendly staffs, perfect and well balanced food, and ambiance so Cousy and relax.. would recommend to every one to try... love it More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - LexingtonBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Lexington
27 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Great restaurant !! I was pleasantly surprised . Loved all the menu choices and variety of food available . Thanks for the low calorie meals and healthy options. Can’t wait to return!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ More

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Jean Farris Winery & BistroJean Farris Winery & Bistro
1807 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Lexington, Lexington

The sever was the owner and was great! Their custom cocktails were really good. The filet was delicious. We will definitely be back. More

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GrazeGraze
1 review
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Comfort Food | Lexington, Lexington

Beautiful changes to the facility. First night with new staff and there were reasonable delays & bar wasn’t stocked well. I expect Graze to be a go to spot in LEX. More

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Kilbern's at The Campbell HouseKilbern's at The Campbell House
19 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Nice breakfast buffet. Delicious gravy for biscuits, crispy bacon and fresh fruit. Very friendly and attentive servers. More

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Triangle GrilleTriangle Grille
94 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

Food was great and service was even better! Thank you! More

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JW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott ResortJW's Steakhouse - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
139 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Delicious food. Darlene was terrific! More

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Red Lobster - Lexington - Nicholasville RoadRed Lobster - Lexington - Nicholasville Road
2 reviews
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Seafood | Lexington, Lexington

Me and the family had a great time for my pops birthday. The food was very good. Service was great. More

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Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom - LexingtonOld Chicago Pizza & Taproom - Lexington
20 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Food was really good. Only downside was it took a really long time to come out. More

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Lexington Diners' Choice Winners

Lexington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Zen Sushi & SakeZen Sushi & Sake
69 reviews
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Sushi | Lexington, Lexington

Excellent service and the food was even better! Highly recommend! More

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Merrick InnMerrick Inn
1647 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Lexington, Lexington

We loved celebrating our Anniversary here. The fish, the pork, and the pound cake with seared caramel was spectacular. We want to come back soon and experience the patio. The flowers were lovely as well as the elegant decor without feeling stuffy. Our new favorite Lexington restaurant! Garlaine and Emmett More

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Carson's Food & DrinkCarson's Food & Drink
1394 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington

This was our absolutely favorite dining experience of our three day weekend in Lexington. The ambiance was on point - from decor, waitress attire, to the menu. Our party of four each ordered a different entree and all of us LOVED our dishes - we took turns passing them around and sampling each dish. The hot brown and shrimp and grits were our favorites. The cocktails were a bit weak but had great flavor. Service was quick, attentive, and friendly. We would definitely go back and recommend to anyone! More

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Dudley's on ShortDudley's on Short
1463 reviews
$$$$
American | Lexington, Lexington

Love Dudley’s More

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Tony's of LexingtonTony's of Lexington
1965 reviews
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Steakhouse | Lexington, Lexington

Tony’s never disappoints! Food is amazing and service is top notch. Managers always come by to check in.... my favorite steak house in Lexington by far! More

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Giuseppe's Ristorante ItalianoGiuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
994 reviews
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Italian | Lexington, Lexington

One of our very favorite places in Lexington! You will not be disappointed! More

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OBC KitchenOBC Kitchen
841 reviews
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American | Lexington, Lexington

Everything was wonderful. Food was excellent. Will definitely return More

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Coles 735 MainColes 735 Main
1951 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Lexington, Lexington

The food was exceptional. I had the pork chop based on my waiter's advice. It was beautifully prepared and the presentation was great. The waiter went out of his way to make it a special night out. My only advice is the decor is a bit dowdy, but that's just my taste. More

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Distilled at The Sire HotelDistilled at The Sire Hotel
715 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Lexington, Lexington

Wonderful seasonal choices in a streamline space. Relaxing and elegant. More

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J. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz FarmJ. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz Farm
1452 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lexington, Lexington

Always amazing! Best place to get steak in Lexington! They always treat you great. This time they actually have us a Happy Anniversary card signed by the waiters/waitresses and a free dessert. Will always be our go to restaurant. 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.

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.