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Bluegrass Bistro

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4.1
223 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table

Bluegrass Bistro is our brand-new restaurant that opened on 5/22/20 under new management. Menu features local farm to table entrées, specialty cocktails, Private Reserve Bourbon menu.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Barbecue, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 231-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Erik Fowler

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate tables of up to ten people. Please call us at 859-231-5100 to arrange your large party.

  • Private party contact

    Lee Hendrickson: (859) 231-5100

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    Pin Oak Drive

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available. Enter through the main lobby of The Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel and follow signs to Bluegrass Bistro.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

7:00a—11:00a

Light Starters

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal Brulé$8.00

    Cinnamon apples, pecan streusel

    • Yogurt Parfait$6.00

      Fresh berries, granola

      • Fresh Fruit Bowl$5.00

        Melons, grapes, berries, local honey drizzle

        Omelets

        Egg whites can be substituted for any omelet

        • Ham and Cheese$12.00

          Three eggs, pit ham, aged cheddar

          • Western$12.00

            Three eggs, bell peppers, onions, ham, aged cheddar

            • Veggie$12.00

              Three eggs, spinach, peppers, tomato, onion

              • Frittata$12.00

                Fall squash, avocado, goat cheese, basil

                A la Carte

                • Bread Options$4.00

                  Plain or everything bagel, sourdough or multigrain toast

                  • Meat Options$5.00

                    Bacon, country ham, sausage, chicken sausage

                    • Two Eggs, Any Style$6.00

                      • Creamy Wiesenberger Grits$6.00

                        • Crispy New Potatoes$5.00

                          • Biscuits and Sausage Gravy$8.00

                            Mains

                            • Griffin Gate Breakfast$14.00

                              Two eggs (any style), one meat option (bacon, country ham, sausage, chicken sausage), one bread option (plain bagel, everything bagel, sourdough toast, multigrain toast), crispy new potatoes

                              • Croque Monsieur$13.00

                                Brioche, shaved country ham, Kenny's Norwood, Wiesenberger grits, sunny egg, gooseberry syrup

                                Classics

                                • Pancake Stack$12.00

                                  Traditional with whipped butter and maple syrup or sweet potato with apple butter and sorghum, crisp bacon

                                  • Biscuits and Gravy$10.00

                                    Two eggs (any style), two house country biscuits, sausage gravy

                                    • Bagels and Lox$12.00

                                      Everything bagel, smoked salmon, herbed goat cheese, pickled onion

                                      Bowls

                                      • Brisket Bowl$14.00

                                        House smoked brisket, sweet potato hash, sunny egg

                                        • Shrimp Bowl$16.00

                                          Wiesenberger grits, sunny egg, blistered tomato

                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                          What 223 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.1
                                          4.1 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4Food
                                          • 4.2Service
                                          • 3.6Ambience
                                          • 3.8Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Mother’s Day

                                          2. MP

                                            MichaelP

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            For the amount of money we paid, this was totally unacceptable. We had plastic cups, small variety of food, the food was bland. Lacked flavor and love!! I was very upset with what I saw and tasted. I will never come back to this establishment! If only I could get my money and TIME back!

                                          3. JC

                                            JimC

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                            Only 3 items that needed to be improved on..for the price of the meal, cheap plastic cups for drinks cheapened the experience, food was hit or miss being warm and no breads offered, getting soft drink refills was cumbersome especially with only having small plastic cups. Other beverages were self serve.

                                          4. EE

                                            ElsieE

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was very nice. We are hoping there is one for Father’s Day to treat the men in our lives as well.

                                          5. DJ

                                            DelJ

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very convenient for hotel guests. Darlene, who has been with the Marriott for 40 years, continues to give outstanding service to all who dine in the main dining area. Cannot wait to return.

                                          6. M

                                            Maverick

                                            Orlando

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            We enjoyed our Valentine's dinner and the service was outstanding.

                                          7. s

                                            seriously

                                            Tallahassee

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                                            I took my wife out to dinner Saturday night at the Bistro and it was by far and not even close to the worst dinning experience we've ever had in the Lexington area. The menu is very limited. The Valentines special menu was extremely limited. We ended up getting sandwiches for dinner. I had the beef brisket sandwich. The beef was well over done to the point of almost unedible. The service was another matter. Our waitress was EXTREMELY slow. Even getting our check to leave took a really long time. I'm normally a pretty good tipper...I couldn't justify anything over 10% and I NEVER do that. We will NEVER be back! And I'm warning all of my friends.

                                          8. LC

                                            LidiaC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience2

                                            It’s inside the hotel. This threw me off and we almost didn’t go inside. The food was amazing and the manager super helpful! Glad I accidentally found this place definitely a hidden gem!

                                          9. JF

                                            JaneF

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Food and service was great. Mansion was decorated for Christmas beautifully!

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            This was a wonderful brunch buffet. I hope the owners will do this again and for other holidays. I have missed not having the Mansion as a go to upscale dining experience. Thank you to the staff and owners for making the Christmas season more enjoyable. I cannot wait to take my whole family next year. Please have this event again. Santa made a big hit. Merry Christmas

                                          11. BK

                                            ByronK

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Outstanding, great food, great drinks pleasant atmosphere, we will be returning!

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Very good venue that has just reopen! I look forward to more events there in the future!

                                          13. CC

                                            CathyC

                                            Philadelphia

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on October 31, 2020

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Great spot close to the KY horse park. Recommend for live music on weekends.

                                          14. H

                                            Happy

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on October 17, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had the bacon wrapped chicken and avocado fries for appetizer and both were awesome. Our waitress was great as well.

                                          15. DM

                                            DavidM

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on October 16, 2020

                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                            Food was good. A little pricey. Broccoli was terrible.

                                          16. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            4 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on September 27, 2020

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            Had the 9:15 reservation. They really rushed us.

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on September 26, 2020

                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                            Would be better to go later in the evening. As we were leaving a guy was setting up to sing & play acoustic. They do not have anything on draft. The chicken had a very rough texture. Couldn’t chew half of it. The pulled pork macaroni & cheese was amazing!

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on September 19, 2020

                                            overall2food2service3ambience1

                                            Terrible. Everything we got was terrible. I left a long review on Yelp and don’t feel like typing it all out once more. Long story short, everything we ordered was super bland. My boyfriend and I got the ribs and they were something you’d get from Applebee’s. I kid you not, it came with a side of jalapeño cornbread and I legit stuck my fork in it and hammered it against the tin plate they gave us. THAT THING DIDNT EVEN CRUMBLE. I took a video of it and posted it on my Instagram. I never thought I’d ever see cornbread that doubled as a gavel. Alcohol drinks were bad and over priced. For both of our meals it was $80.00. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY.

                                          19. LM

                                            LarryM

                                            Naples

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on September 18, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was great!

                                          20. SH

                                            SHAWNAH

                                            Louisville

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on September 12, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our server Stephanie was wonderful! So personable. We reserved outside seating but staff watched the weather radar and moved us indoors ahead of the rain. The live musician was very good. The one thing I did not care for was the amount of mint on the strawberry shortcake. It left a bitter taste. The steaks were perfect.

                                          21. c

                                            christamarie

                                            Seattle

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on September 11, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We have been to the Bluegrass Bistro a few times now this summer. The food is always fantastic, the staff is professional and courteous and the live music is always lively and enjoyable. We will definitely return again!

                                          22. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on September 5, 2020

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            My review is based on our outdoor dining experience. First, the food is top notch for a hotel restaurant. The New York strip was tender and tasty...cooked to perfection. Never have I seen my wife as enthused about a chicken dish before. She loved it. The patio has a nice view of the golf course with yard games out that the kiddo enjoyed. Very nice experience.

                                          23. J

                                            Jennifer

                                            Cincinnati

                                            33 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            33 reviews

                                            Dined on September 4, 2020

                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                            Thought it was going to be outdoors, basically it was a tent. Food was ok, service ok.

                                          24. M

                                            Marmi

                                            Tallahassee

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on August 30, 2020

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            The staff did such a good job of making outdoor dining work. Our food was very good and came out hot which probably was hard since kitchen further away from patio. The musician was wonderful. We were allowed to have our dog with us since outside and that is also nice. The only thing that I would say to management is please do not rush customers on a Saturday night with 9pm reservation. We had just driven 10 hours and just wanted to enjoy the outside. Our waiter was very polite but I could tell he and others were being rushed to clock out. I totally understand the financial aspects during this pandemic but when you have such a beautiful view and dining area, guests do want to hang out some. I wish all your staff well and pray that all of you make it through these times ok.

                                          25. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on August 30, 2020

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            FANTASTIC!!!! Wonderful outdoor seating! They had amazing live music!!! And the staff was so safe and careful!!!!

                                          26. AF

                                            AFanofthePlace

                                            Louisville

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on August 15, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We stayed in the resort for our anniversary and ate outside on the patio for social distance. Tables were like 10 feet apart, plenty of space. The food was generously portioned and delicious. The only reason I marked the noise level so high was because of a wedding in the property mansion that was SO loud and only seemed to get louder as the night went on. I cannot believe the neighbor's haven't insisted on a noise ordinance it was so loud.

                                          27. WT

                                            WhiskeyTangoMan

                                            Louisville

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined on August 15, 2020

                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                            Place was well laid out, live performer was very good... Server, Andrew, did a very nice job with the aid of the Exec Chef running the food. The Black Rice Salad was delicious. Bacon, Mushroom Chicken was too heavy with overdone veggies. Needs lightening and acidity.

                                          28. LM

                                            LarryM

                                            Naples

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on August 15, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great evening...enjoyed Beth’s music. Thank you Lori for everything. You have a great staff! Take Care, Larry

                                          29. T

                                            Tinut

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on August 15, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Live music was nice. Beautiful flowers and lighting.

                                          30. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Mexico

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on August 8, 2020

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Seating was outdoor. They had live music- fantastic. Perfect level for listening, but not too loud you had to talk over the band. Ambiance was beautiful!

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on August 8, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was very good. Creative menu. The homemade lobster ravioli is delicious! Our waiter, Jay gave us the perfect amount of attentiveness while not rushing our meal. Everyone was friendly. We will return.

                                          32. DB

                                            DonnaB

                                            Louisville

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on August 7, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Avacado fries are amazing!! Great service and hospitality.

                                          33. LM

                                            LarryM

                                            Naples

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on August 7, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food and service was great! Little to much country music for our taste.

                                          34. JL

                                            JenniferL

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on August 7, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic outdoor dining with friendly service and very good food. Been 5 times and all excellent!

                                          35. AK

                                            AndrewK

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on July 24, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Service, food and entertainment was great! Thank you!

                                          36. NM

                                            NikkiM

                                            Chicago

                                            24 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            24 reviews

                                            Dined on July 18, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We stopped in Lexington to break up or trip home. The hotel & Restaurant we highly recommended. You had us at Outdoor Dining & Live Music. Food, Drinks, & Service were wonderful!

                                          37. LM

                                            LarryM

                                            Naples

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on July 17, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very nice evening....just wished they would start serving Michelob ultra!!!!

                                          38. TD

                                            TeriD

                                            Cincinnati

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on July 11, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food and service was excellent! All staff diligently followed COVID guidelines. We enjoyed eating under the air conditioned tent and the live music was perfect. We’ve been out there twice and will be back!

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Indiana

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on July 10, 2020

                                            overall2food3service2ambience4

                                            The info I read never mentioned this was at The Marriott. No sign. As you enter not very welcoming feeling but once outside was very nice environment. Ordered drinks, waited and then server informed us they did not have Coors Light. Very well, ordered Bloody Mary. Waited a bit were then informed they don’t have Bloody Mary’s. By this point held out little hope that this was going to be a positive experience so we let out server know we were going to go someplace else. My low the once great Griffin Marriott has deteriorated. A place once with gorgeous fountains inside and out. Bellmen in formal uniforms, restaurants and bars among the cities finest..... now a place that can’t even make a simple Bloody Mary. Oh, there web site also advertised Ben Lacy was playing music, but he was not there. So we left, drove to Georgetown had a great dinner at Local Feed who makes any cocktail you desire

                                          40. RL

                                            RobinL

                                            Jackson Hole

                                            4 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on July 10, 2020

                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                            I want to write a review for the owners/people in charge not the public. You can contact me if you want to hear my comments and suggestions.

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Physical distancing

                                            • Extra space between tables
                                          • Protective equipment

                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                            • Staff temperature check required

                                          FAQs

                                          Bluegrass Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 231-5100.

                                          Bluegrass Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Google Map for Bluegrass Bistro

                                          1800 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            Pin Oak Drive

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Lexington

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Farm-to-table, Barbecue, American

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking details

                                            Ample parking available. Enter through the main lobby of The Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel and follow signs to Bluegrass Bistro.

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Erik Fowler

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (859) 231-5100

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            We can accommodate tables of up to ten people. Please call us at 859-231-5100 to arrange your large party.

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Lee Hendrickson: (859) 231-5100

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