About AZUR Restaurant & Patio

AZUR restaurant & patio was designed after European establishments providing the feel of being in a different place without leaving Lexington. The food is described as new American and Heirloom Contemporary. The chefs react to what comes at them from the local markets making our cuisine locally influenced, but worldly inspired. The walls are bold blues and greens with curves throughout. The interior space flows outside through three sets of French doors onto the elegant stone bordered brick patio. Weather permitting, the patio is opened and the patio sides could be lowered for inclement weather.

3070 Lakecrest Circle
Lexington, KY 40513
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Beaumont Centre Circle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 296-1007

Website:
http://www.azurrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
During fair weather, musicians entertain our guests with a variety of music including blues, pop, Motown, jazz and classical on Friday and Saturday evenings. AZUR has also been known to present talent from outside the area when the opportunity presents itself. These performers are on the rise on a national level.

Parking Details:
Parking is available directly in front of the restaurant as well as behind.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Ashby

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
In addition to live music on Friday and Saturday nights, AZUR offers the Chef Series specialty dinners each month that showcase the creativity of our culinary team as well as food trends.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open until 8:00 pm on Christmas Eve. Full menu available that evening.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come and ring in the New Year with us. Special menus and live music for the special evenings.

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AZUR Restaurant & Patio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for a Date (14)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Live Music (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Cozy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately everything about our meal was a little bit off. We opted for a bunch of appetizers and each one lacked in some area. The sauce on the lobster crepes was weird; the pimiento cheese croquettes were cold and boring. The only item we enjoyed was the caprese salad. Even the double espresso was watery - possibly not even espresso. We also did enjoy the live jazz band. Overall though, we won't be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great but music was too loud.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I must admit part of my negative experience was my own fault. I neglected to ask the price for one of the specials. It was an 18oz rib eye. I was taken aback with the check came and the price was $64.00! But again that was on me. However the edible part of the stake was barely 9 oz. The rest was fat and gristle. I ordered it medium; it was not. By the rareness I would hate to imagine what a rare order would look like. Additionally the outside was blackened to a point of be burnt. The "stake sauce" that was touted tasted like it was right out of a bottle. In fact I have tasted better from a bottled sauce.
The other order was the steak medallions. It was cooked medium but the meat was dry. I could tell it could have been tasty had it not been dry.
Our waiter was cordial and attentive. He gets good marks. The food was not his fault.
On the plus side the coffee was pretty good. Chose not to try dessert.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

This place is probably our favorite restaurant in Lexington. The food is always exceptional. The environment is perfect for a relaxing date night, and the service is first class.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Great spot. It has been many years since we were here last. Definitely they have upped their game. Great menu with local specials. New items pointed out by our waiter. Very friendly staff. Live music was starting up as we were leaving. Outdoor patio is really almost 3 season space.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the truffle fries, so amazing. The cornbread will actually melt in your mouth.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wow, I was so impressed with Azur restaurant. I have always wanted to go but never have until last week. We will definitely be coming back. It was so hard to pick appetizer or meals because everything looked so good. Our meals were amazing, and had very unique flavors. This is a great non-chain restaurant with a very relaxed vibe. The live music was very enjoyable, and the patio looked nice although it was raining.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Perfect spot for a midweek Anniversary dinner

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always excellent and creative menu choices. Although the restaurant stays busy for dinner, the service is always perfect. We would recommend Azure to anyone. As a side note, even though they do not have a gluten-free menu, our waiter said almost any of their entrees can be made gluten free if asked. Their patio in warm weather is a special area to also dine and a little surprise given the restaurant is in a strip mall area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great server - absolute best fried chicken !

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Azur is always one of our dinner stops when we visit Lexington. Food is delicious and service is perfect.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Let me start by saying that I have had several wonderful meals here. The dirty martinis are always excellent. We stopped by for the Sunday 1/2 price oysters and dinner. Our server, Josh, could not have been friendlier or more attentive. I ordered the halibut special as did one of my companions, the other had the bison short ribs. After 2 dozen oysters, chargrilled and raw we were served our dinner. Everything looked beautiful, I was told the short ribs were very good. My dish, however was not up to their usual deliciousness. Sadly, the fish was over cooked and the red pepper sauce was pretty bland. We really like this restaurant and am sure it’s a one off situation. We had a lovely blueberry peach cobbler to finish up. With drinks, dessert and tip, dinner for 3 was approximately $250.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall experience was good. Out server was very helpful but busy on a Saturday night. We started with lobster crepes which were very tasty. For the entree we asked to split the dry aged rib eye, and the restaurant was very accommodating. The presentation was wonderful when it arrived. Our only complaint was the temperature of the steak. It was cool, like it had been sitting on the counter for a while before arriving. Due to the presentation we decided not to complain. The taste was very good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good eats!/ Nice folks................................... .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Restaurant lived up to reviews. Daughter and family from Seattle were visiting KY for a graduation. My wife is (largely) a vegetarian -- really liked the cauliflower steak. We were pleased and daughter and family were impressed. Good choice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was pretty mediocre. I was excited to see oysters on the menu and so I ordered a dozen. Whoever shucked them needs remediation training. Everyone of the oysters had no liquor in the half shells. They came out dry and their texture reflected this. I also excitedly ordered the scallops. Although well caramelized on the outside they were overdone on the inside. My companions, however, were reasonably happy with their food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. Drinks prices a little high. Jazz Luis was fabulous. Presentation was beautiful. The only complaint is that the patio tables are not Big enough for the plates and there are too many of the tables on the patio.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food Great, Atmosphere fantastic, quality live music, love having guests here as they pull up to this non-descript strip mall and then see there response to the food and environment - totally exceeds preliminary expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very loud music which prevented conversation.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Wonderful dinner as always. We attended a special bourbon dinner with beverage pairings. The menu was awesome. If you have the opportunity to go to one of their special dinners , please do so because it was worth every penny!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

I had the hot brown. It was presented in a unique way. Very good, not too heavy and good flavor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food and nice patio in unexpected location )strip mall).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of Lexington's great restaurants. Outdoor dining at its best and live music too!
Creatively delicious food and excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food at Azur is always good, but tonight’s service was a bit off, it started right away and never improved. Nice server, just slow and seemed to be working to large an area. Nice, but slow to service. Happy south lexington has this restaurant and chef! Always mixing it up.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Extremely slow service. Bread had apparently just come out of the freezer. The server kept trying to collect barware and silverware from our table because they were "running out". Dinner lukewarm at best. Reservation was for seven and we left the restaurant at 10:00. It was a long night.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was the first and last time I will visit Azur. It is terribly overpriced. The ambiance is so-so. We were on the patio, which was very noisy. I ordered pasta, which was not prepared as specified in the menu. The waiter comped a beer to make up for it, which seemed quite inadequate. Even the menu is limited. Not worth returning to.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent meal with good friendly service. They were willing to accommodate a special request to exclude certain items for one of our guests. Nice wine selection. Would certainly choose to eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Second visit in a month. First was a total bust and the manager asked us to give it another try. Second time was good. Sat in a booth both times and found the table too far away ( and not moveable) for both my husband and I.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Love Azur, fantastic as aleays

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Absolutely a Great Time.. Patio was great. Left before the music started..wished we could have stayed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Besides outstanding food, our server, Doug, was very caring and truly outstanding in all aspects. We also like the aspects that the Chef can make great modifications of the ordered menu items if requested.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The last couple of special event buffets have been rather uninspired. They can't seem to keep items available, the cost isn't worth the offerings, etc.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Good Food and great service. Excelent attention during our wedding anniversary celebration.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Great patio! We thought we would try something new, and we are glad we did. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We were surprised by the patio which was not visible from the parking lot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had the salmon with the lobster risotto. It was terrific. Our waiter was wonderful as well. The patio is a great location and we enjoyed the live music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Simply a delicious lunch, great fun. Best grits in Lexington, also very knowledgeable staff. We have been there several times for both lunch and dinner. Always nice!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We left I-75, while heading North, after finding Azur on Open Table. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is in an strip of shops, and the covered outdoor patio was perfect on a warm summer day.
The menu is somewhat small, but the choices are interesting. The tomato bisque was thick and spicy and the lobster crepes, served on a spinach salad we're excellent as was the shrimp selection.
Service was friendly, and the chef even made a visit to each table to see how things were going

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Birthday for someone in our party. Food was great. Server, Josh, was perfect and we will ask for him again.

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