We know you want your dining experience to include great food and a warm atmosphere with good friends. Whether it’s a casual lunch, hand-crafted cocktails, dinner with friends, or a special occasion, make Nick Ryan’s your next dining destination!
Try Nick Ryan's famous burger, Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad, Salmon with Jasmine Rice and fresh vegetables for lunch. Dinner entrées include Blackened Mahi-Mahi, Chicken Roulade, Shrimp & Grits, Filet and many more. Nick Ryan's also offers fun items like an open-faced sandwich known as the "Hot Brown," a signature Kentucky dish stacked high with turkey, ham and bacon and drenched in Mornay sauce. If you find yourself feeling extra indulgent, you can finish your meal off with a decadent dessert martini.
The buffalo dip with pits chips were out of this world amazing. My entree was the shrimp and grits and was beyond delicious. I cannot imagine my next trip to Lexington without going to Nick Ryan’s.
The service was great and the food was delicious!
Great atmosphere.... excellent service! Very tasty dishes!
This place has wonderful food and a fun vibe. They were in the middle of a Craft Beer Dinner for Lexington Beer Week when we went, so it was a little louder than it probably normally is. Even with it being that busy, the wait staff was super kind and on top of everything. First time visiting Nick Ryan's for dinner, and it won't be the last.
Fantastic dining experience; food was excellent as was the service.
Such a great location for a date night. Our server was wonderful and we never had to look around for refills, etc. the food was also amazing. I had the crab cakes and it was way better than expected. We also really love the ambience of the restaurant. We can't wait to eat on the patio when it gets warmer!
It was my mother and I, first time eating there. I was taking my mother to dinner there for a early Mother's Day gift. Before, I took her to musical play at the Opera House that evening. We both agreed that the food at Nick Ryan's saloon was great and that we will return again when she comes back to visit me.
The food was not at all what I expected based on prior reviews. Fries came out cold, shrimp and grits was greasy and just slipped in the bowl. The fried chicken was 2 boneless breasts covered in gravy so the weren’t crispy at all. Just dry and rubbery. I would NOT recommend it at all unless you just want a beer and cold fries.
The food was great, but our appetizer that we ordered never came out. We asked about it when our entrees came out & then it finally made its way to our table. We love the food and atmosphere, but could've had better service.
Our server Stacy was friendly,funny, and knowledgeable of menu ingredients. The dishes were modern, delicious and affordable. Great location and ambiance.
We were in town for the races at Keeneland. Had a 5:15 reservation and our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. Our server was great and the food was delicious! This is the second time I have been to Nick Ryan’s and I definitely plan to return!
Menu offered many delicious options, and our waitress was very helpful on making the right choices. I ordered the Pork Chop and LOVED it.
enjoyed apetizers and drinks and food-a nice evening!
Usually we stop here when we are in town. They have changed the menu but have not updated their website, so some of our favorites are no longer available...Tuna tartar and the calamari. Probably won't be going back there are many more options in Lexington.
Nick Ryan's is a must stop for us when visiting from New Hampshire. Service is always great and food is always delicious. Always look forward to our next visit in Kentucky!
Great waiter and fantastic food! The patio was so relaxing!
Great food, great service as always!!
Great service and food. Will be back.
Everything was great! Was on time crunch to get to a concert and they were awesome.
Quaint, good service, nice mood, artsy, would definitely recommend and go again!
Service was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. Potatoes and beans were warm...not hot. Was told the chicken would be two white pieces, but one was white and one dark.
Excellent all around.
We were so disappointed. Appetizers served cold. Waiter came to nearby tables but ignored us and we could not get his attention. Waited 45 minutes for entrees and they were served cold. Waiter never checked on us so we just ate it. The salmon was bland and filets flavorless. When we left, we noticed other tables had bread. We were never offered bread. Lousy experience.
4 people, 4 different meals. All very good: filet mignon, shrimp and grits, Cajun shrimp poboy, rosemary chicken. Will definitely return.
Very pleasant experience. Our waitress was appropriately attentive and very cordial. Our food was prepared exactly as requested, beautifully plated and very tasty. A wonderful evening with great friends.
The place was full of Louisville Cardinal fans, there for the woman NCAA tourney. The shrimp and grits were very good and the fried chicken was very good..drinks were reasonable . just a few blocks from Rupp Arena. would go again when in Lexington Ky.
It was a wonderful dining experience. We will return!
Get the HOT BROWN
We went for brunch for my dad’s birthday. I have been there many times but never for brunch. Great mimosas, bloody Mary’s, and the eggs Benedict was awesome!
Our waitress was very sweet and did a great job. I wish I could remember her name. I had salmon on the spinach salad which was AWESOME!! This was our first time to your restaurant with some out of town friends. I will definitely be back!
Good service, good food and no rush. Table was reAdy upon arrival, cheerful hostess seated us. A pleasant experience. We will go back.
The food was good and the service was outstanding!
Food was amazing. And service was great
Service and food was great... a little noisy but just a couple of tables having a good time.
We had great service and tried the specials as well as the brisket… All were really good. Also great location to walk to Rupp Arena (we parked on the street).
The food was wonderful. We Arrived and we’re seated almost immediately. The one selection was very good, and the drink selection was amazing. Food was great!
It was loud. We had reservations and was seated in the bar area. The food had hardly any flavor in either of our dishes. It was disappointing for a place that requires a reservation. Tony’s would have been a much better choice for the occasion.
Saturday brunch was delicious! There are few places to get Maryland style egg Benedict in Lexington, but Nick Ryan’s has it! The portion size of the crab cakes was perfect and there was a wonderful Bloody Mary bar. We will definitely come back. If you’re in town for any reason, this should be on your short list of stops for brunch, lunch, dinner, and or drinks.
We requested table in bar area (more casual with TVs and less candlelight) and thoroughly enjoyed. Great food, as always.
We always enjoy Nick Ryan's. Great place to eat in Lexington!
My wife and I went for dinner on Valentines. Absolutely no dedicated parking. I was informed beforehand that they would be having a modified menu. The appetizers were wonderful but the entrees were average at best. This was our first time and we will not be going back.