Merrick Inn

4.8
2195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
If you are attempting to make a reservation with a party size larger than 4 and do not find availability please call the restaurant at 859.269.5417.
THE RESTAURANT IS ALL RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME, BAR TOPS TOO, THERE WILL BE A TWO HOUR TURN ON TABLES. YOUR TABLE WILL BE REBOOKED TWO HOURS FROM YOUR RESERVATION TIME SO PLEASE BE ON TIME. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS ON THE PATIO AND IT RAINS WE WILL BE UNABLE TO MOVE YOU INSIDE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
We are glad to see you back, please be patient as we all adjust.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2195 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChavdarM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating area is very cozy, the food is excellent and the service is great.

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PaulS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was much better than I anticipated even with the temperature.

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EvaK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Our only concern was that they moved our reservation from indoors to outdoors due to COVID and changed the time from 7:30 to 8:45. They did not mention when we got there that the kitchen closes at 9. We were not able to order dessert. A reason to go back I guess...

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JoyB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to celebrate our birthdays. Food was delicious, service top notch. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out! We had a wonderful time enjoying wine by the fire

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Merrick!

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Chash
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always ,the BEST restaurant for a couple , couples , or small group in Lexington! Went there the last night before civil shutdown and and everything was perfect. Service from waitress, bar, kitchen ,hostess, and valet parking excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday, and our services was phenomenal. Our server was polite and made delightful conversation. The food was perfect! I ordered the Pecan Pork tenderloin (might be wrong with the name of the dish) with the mashed potatoes and each bite was better than the next!

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vipWilliamN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always and the service was great too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience from beginning to end. Excellent service.

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CatFan
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, good separation between tables. Service is always excellent.

JH
JohnH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Monday special Prime Rib. It was small but pretty tasty and a good value at 20 dollars. I will come back.

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SheilaW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous evening! Great food, great atmosphere, and always great service.

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Mgreg2002
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Merrick for our anniversary on a busy Saturday evening. Although it was busy, we were seated promptly and our server, who was very friendly and attentive, came over immediately. We enjoyed the fried banana pepper appetizer, which was great! I had the filet mignon steak, and my husband had the New York strip steak. I would say that the filet was one of my top 5 best steaks EVER, and I have had filets at many, many places. It was cooked to absolute perfection, perfectly seasoned and I literally was able to pull it apart with my fork, it was so tender. We hadn't been to Merrick for a few years before this, and I am not sure why. We will be visiting more often after this great experience!

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LoriA
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick Inn never disappoints!! From the drinks to the food always great!

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MariaQ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great date night in the books. Perfect start to the weekend with great food and drinks .

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Jeannie
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

MO
vipMaybewatchingtheOpen
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always.

LT
vipLisaT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never go wrong with the specials.

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vipFabulous
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful, tasty food with extensive bourbon selection. Waiter was green yet willing to serve us though needed help with any liquor questions.

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon and the New York Strip steaks were outstanding!!! The best we have ever eaten. Our guests had the Hot Brown and the Pecan Pork, which were both excellent.
We will be eating there again.

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CeliaM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience of the Merrick Inn, The newly added curtains between each of the four top tables truly added a sense of privacy. Dinner plates and the presentation were outstanding and the service was very good!

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StephenA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all-around experience. Food, service, valet, table and wine selection. Member of ownership family gave us a 15 minute tour and provided some “color” as to how the operation has grown over the many years. Highly recommend.

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vipPeteG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Chilly evening and we were seated at a small table in a dark location and away from any of the portable heaters. Our server seemed busy and was not very attentive, and we felt we were an afterthought to her - had to get her attention to ask for bread, and again for a second glass of wine, and again for the check . Merrick has always been our favorite restaurant and this was not our best experience here. The food was good as always.

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CaliGirl2045
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Would come again. Patio seating was nice with lights and music. Food was excellent also.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick never disappoints. Great food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant was very cool, and I would highly recommend the calamari appetizer, it’s like nothing I’ve ever had before, also the grouper finger were also very good!

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vipCourtneyO
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding from the service to the food/drinks and ambiance! We will return and highly recommend.

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JedGcd
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Due to COVID, we dined on the patio instead of indoors. Lovely meal but the patio bar with plastic walls and casual furniture didn’t match the quality of the meal. None the less we were just happy to be out and feel socially distanced in an outdoor setting.

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JohnF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go and great food and service. A must for a dinner date.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Also a top of the line bourbon selection! Highly recommend!

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Novel
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overrated at best. Snippy host, average food and very noisy.

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RobbieM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall dining experience! I highly recommend!

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our waitress was not very attentive, food was just ok. Fish special came out cold. We always love to go to Merrick but then remember why at the end of the meal why we don't go very often. Just not as good as it could be.

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jerdeb
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great service and amazing food like always

KW
KimberlyW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner with friends

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Lance
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I selected the Strip steak and salmon. Both selections are the best on the Menu. The service was excellent. Merrick has always been one of our favorites over the years with Murray at the helm.
Thank you

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IlliniStan
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service. The staff was amazing. They were extremely friendly and accommodating. One of Lexington’s best restaurants.

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Merrick Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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