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Epping's on Eastside

4.7
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461 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Epping's on Eastside is an inventive, scratch-kitchen restaurant focused on crafting unforgettable dining experiences with the best local meats and produce. Set in a stunning, urban elegant interior, Epping's is the newest venture of award-winning Executive Chef and Owner Cole Arimes. Perfect for a weekday lunch, a romantic dinner out, a family gathering, or just a drink at the expansive wrap-around bar.

The restaurant occupies a historic building originally built in the early 20th century as the John G. Epping Bottling Plant. Epping's on Eastside is at the corner of downtown Lexington's thriving Warehouse Block.

Instagram: @eppings_on_eastside and @poppyolivelexington

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 461 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathrynP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epping’s is perfect for getting together with one friend or many. Great ambiance and the menu is always amazing. Love that they are now doing an expanded brunch menu as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible. It took 40 minutes to get our first drink from sitting down. Waitress very very slow and forgetful. After receiving first drink immediately ordered 2nd assuming would take another 40 min. Asked for certain dressing said too busy in the kitchen didn’t want to ask them to make plain ranch dressing.
Ridiculous
However, when finally got all our food it was good . There was 6 of us. I received my salmon at least 15 min after everyone else was served. Was told salmon took longer - really!
Food was excellent just poor poor service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just gets better and better with every visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter! Very accommodating and fun

MK
MarkK
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as pleasing to the eye as it was the palate. The service and ambiance added to a special evening.

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vipKelbyC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I always find Eppings to be an excellent choice for a date night or nice dinner. As a proud resident of the Winchester Road area, I love to see such a unique, beautiful spot remain open in our neighborhood.

JT
JTHarper
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our old and new criteria for dining out are safety first, then food and service, etc.

All staff were masked, though one noticeably did not wear it properly. Food and service were great as always. Had not been on the Poppy and Olive side since the Reno/opening and really enjoyed the open, natural elements and light.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time dining here. Food was outstanding. The drinks were yummy. The waitstaff a little slow and disorganized but that could just be the times are are in. The tables and chairs were a little wet for us to sit... signs of being cleaned but we could have waited to be sat or a a towel to dry them off would have worked.

We will return. Food was good portioned and the drinks were strong.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space with wonderfully attentive staff, even during all the pandemic protocols. The food was absolutely stellar. The watermelon salad is perfect and the rolls are some of the best I have had, ever. If I could change one thing it would be asking for the cocktails to have better presentation.

JM
JessicaM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and made my best friends 30th birthday even better! Thanks for the stellar service as usually.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Chopped salad with salmon. It was delicious .
Jill was an awesome Server/waitress such a Joy !!
We will definitely be back !!!
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their current menu, July 2020, is the best one yet, delicious!

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LanceL
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and spectacular service!!!

CB
vipCliffB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. It was our first time to Eppings and we were thoroughly impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited last weekend and sat at the bar and had dinner. The staff is following proper COVID precautions and are encouraging of patrons to do the same by offering masks as you arrive. We love Eppings because of the ambiance in the dining room and bar. The food is always delicious (try the green bean appetizer and mushrooms when they have them). They stock local beer/spirits. The staff is friendly and on top of their game. This is easily becoming one of our go-to date night spots.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our son and daughter in law were in town. We take them out a lot, but had not been with them to Epping’s. We, not they were disappointed.

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vipNjoyfood
Western NC
78 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was a pleasant experience.. wonderful food prepared as requested and the wait service was efficient and attentive
We will return

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Isaac
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken & Sausage Penne was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience!!! Everything is great, from service to food!!

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TimT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic! Very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. Would definitely recommend.

LJ
LJOB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing atmosphere. We love Epping’s for everyday eats or special occasions.

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MikeR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I actually am the branch manager at Netherland Rubber, directly next door to Eppings. I am so glad you all have opened back up. This place is one of my favorites. Keep up the good work!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu-only 4-5 main courses and they were out of one of them, the roasted chicken. Not a bad meal but other venues much better for the price. Unfortunate because server was good and setting was cool. A better dinner and cocktail menu is all that’s missing.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, our first dinner out since pandemia. Very well done.

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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently dined at Epping’s and it was an exceptional experience. They had gone above and beyond on COVID-19 precautions. Our waiter was very attentive, but let us enjoy our time together. The charcuterie board was exceptional, full of many new cheeses to try combined with in house prepared meats and fruits as well. We chose the salmon and steak entrees. They were prepared with fresh seasonal vegetables, just what we were wanting, with unique sauces to excite our taste buds. We were so full that I ordered a brownie to go and enjoyed it at home with my kids. It was a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience!! Friendly staff, delicious food, and custom cocktails. Only complaint would be the dry rub on the wings was INSANELY salty.

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vipKywildcats
Louisville
93 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food here is great, may be the best burger I’ve ever had. A lot of places do chicken wings, so it is hard to make them special, but they are here. The seasoning is delicious and the wings are fabulous. We have eaten dinner here as well since they reopened and I highly recommend them for a great dinner experience. The charcuterie board is a meal unto itself.

MK
vipMarciK
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality is awesome. highly recommend. great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All fantastic!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Epping’s did not have the expected impact for them the cost that I was expecting. The building is stunning, the cocktail was sublime, but that’s where it stopped for me.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING AS ALWAYS

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks, great Mac and cheese, and mushrooms!

RS
RogerS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Epping's. The food was excellent and the staff did a wonderful job to make us comfortable during these unusual times.

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vipDgh2
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epping’s was wonderful !

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CraigH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thankfully they are back in business. Still remains as among the best places in Lexington with a mix of excellent food that is simple and creative, excellent service, and a solid bar service.

SG
SmileyG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate and drank was prepared perfectly. We will definitely be back.

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Ness
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and Ive missed the wonderful Epping’s food. Outstanding attention to social distancing and safe practices. Due to corona, I wouldn’t feel comfortable going many places just yet, but feel very safe with the attention to detail here.

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vipCruiser48
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

THe food was phenomenal! The servers were very consientious about the diners personal safety. We were seated by the kitchen so that took away a bit from our experience. And it took longer than usual for our order to be taken. We will definitely return!


Thank you for a great fathers day!

FAQs

Epping's on Eastside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 971-0240.

Epping's on Eastside is rated 4.7 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Epping's on Eastside does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.calibergroupdining.com/gift-cards.

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