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.

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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

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (10)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Live Music (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Our first experience at Azur was disappointing...Seating tight, tables small, noisy. Food was ok, but pricey. Service was good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was such a great place to eat/get together with friends. Everything from the waiter to our complimentary glasses of champagne was perfect. The food was outstanding. Definitely worth the price. Compliments to the whole staff, including the great chefs. Especially “Popcorn”. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Azur is one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington. The service is always exceptional and the food outstanding.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Food great, server confused, noise loud, only 5 tables seated when there and all on top of each other...

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

As always, the food was delicious and the service was excellent! Highly recommend the Fried Green Tomato appetizer!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Azur is our go-to place for some of the best food in this state! We recently celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary over dinner at Azur. I did not notify any of the staff that we were celebrating that night, I didn't need to - as we're always treated in a special way there. Jeremy and the kitchen team do an absolutely phenomenal job with the food. We've traveled the world over, and I'm shocked Jeremy doesn't have a Michelin star yet!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was good but really pretty average. I had the burger and truffle fries and my husband had the bourbon fried chicken which was tasty but the portion of chicken was very small. What we were really disappointed about was being charged $24 for two margaritas. We have eaten at many very nice restaurants and any time we paid more than $10 for a margarita, it was because it was a specialty drink of some sort. There were no prices on the menu, the server did not tell us the price of the drink so we were very surprised when we received the bill. We will not be back.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent food combined with hard to find Bourbons. Worth a special trip for either the food or rare bourbon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Definitely my favorite restaurant in Lexington. They just do everything right. They have a changing menu but you can always be sure they'll have a delicious and creative chicken, steak and fish dish. They have a good deal of scratch sides that are amazing. Decent wine and beer selection. A great patio weather allowing. Unobtrusive live music. Always excellent service. This is clearly a place where great serivce is emphasized by management. A great place where you can show up in a suit or jeans and be comfortable. Perhaps a tad pricey for some but you will never be disappointed with food, service or ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall our group very much enjoyed our New Year’s Eve gathering. Service was a little slow, but the place was packed so that was probably a factor. Will definitely return for a “normal” dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Business Meals, Live Music, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years dinner. Fun party!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not impressed. 3 people in our party of 8 received cold food- sent back to reheat. How long does a steak sit to become cold? Waitress was friendly and efficient.
Will not return

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service! We will definitely be back👍😃

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We visit Azur regularly, but this time was a disaster. 2 of the 4 meals were cold, 1 lukewarm. Sent back 2, they came back only lukewarm. At $160 for 1 appetizer, 4 entrees and 2 glasses of wine- we won’t be going back anytime soon. So disappointing.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The staff were all efficient, personable. Nice and professional. The entertainment was very nice. The food was excellent but a little pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service were excellent. It was a nice place to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Brandon and Kyle took such great of us! This place came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint! The bourbon selection was amazing, and the menu recommendations that Brandon made were spot-on. We will definitely be back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife actually said, “Absolutely the best meal I’ve ever had”.From the crab cake appetizer, to the entrees, and the Kentucky mud pie, this meal was from the freshest ingredients possible. The service and ambiance were wonderful, too! We’ll definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service were excellent.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

All four of us thought our dinners were delicious and enjoyed the atmosphere!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The atmosphere was very attractive--we dined inside, but there was also a very trendy outside dining area which looked appealing. The food was great--bourbon fried chicken was outstanding! Good wine, as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great spot, we will be back. Shared three meals and loved every one the risotto with the shrimp dish was the bomb.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Don’t let the unassuming outside of the restaurant fool you. This is fine dining with great service. Fit for a foodie with a creative menu for all tastes. We enjoyed the bourbon and cocktail list as well. It’s expensive, but worth it for a quiet, romantic night out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pasta vodka sauce dish too starchy - don’t recommend

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was excellent. The special fish dish was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Azur exceeded expectations. Everything about it was top notch.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Totally awesome. The woven shrimp was out of this world.I usually don't comment on restaurants but I drove 75 miles to eat lunch with my friend and I was not disappointed.Next time I will come for dinner because I can tell its pretty at night. The service. food was perfect at reasonable prices!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I so wish I had gone to AZUR sooner. It was absolutely, hands-down the best dining experience I have had in AGES! The wine was excellent. Our waiter as GREAT. The food was outstanding. The music was great, and they didn't even mind me singing along. I will go back often and tell everyone I know how wonderful our experience was (I already have on FB). Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Spicy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely love this place!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I went primarily to hear the Nick Mudd Band and to treat my son and granddaughter to dinner. The music was outstanding. My guests enjoyed their dinner. Our server was attentive despite the full venue. Of all the resturants in Lexington, this will always be my favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Food was great but music was too loud.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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