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Epping's on Eastside
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.
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Happy Hour Food & Drinks
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
I really enjoyed the atmosphere; however, the outside heaters did not work while we were there. The food was great. The service was sub par unfortunately. I would definitely go back and give it another try though!
One of my favorite places to go. Brunch, Dinner. Kevin is a wonderful waiter and his suggestions are delicious.
Went after church for brunch and sat outside. Wonderful food at a fair price. It was our first visit but won’t be our last!
I wasn’t impressed with the food. The Around the World
cheese wasn’t bad but was small and they were out of some of the cheeses so they substituted. Ordered the Margarita Pizza, not much flavor and crust wasn’t crispy. Wine was good.
We ate outside and it was perfect! There was live music and the weather was comfortable. Food and service were also great. Will be returning soon!
Perfect place for a much needed date night! We had a delicious dinner and drinks were so good! It was nice to have a near normal night out with my hubby. Everyone was seated at perfect distances and it was a great experience.
Epping’s is one of our favorite places in Lexington to eat. The service is amazing from the hostess to the servers. My husband has some food allergies and they are very accommodating to work with us.
As for the food, kudos to the chef!! The choices are diverse and cooked to perfection. Our waiter offered suggestions and was very attentive to our group.
We highly recommend this place!
We came for weekend brunch and loved everything about our experience. The weather was perfect, so we dined outside in the pretty tented area next to the building. The brunch items were phenomenal (don't miss the eggs benedict), and the RJ's Wings were a hit with our whole table. Service was friendly and quick. We will definitely be coming back!
We love Epping’s. The food is always delicious, great cocktails, servers are attentive. Atmosphere is great and we love the outdoor seating.
Eppings is always good. I took a guest who had never eaten there and she had a great meal too
Sunday brunch has a limited menu. The salad was good but not very filling. No desserts are offered.
This was the first time for everyone in our group and no complaints whatsoever. In fact we all had such a hard time choosing only one option from the menu we plan to come back soon to try our other selections.
Second week In a row , for brunch. Brought my family second week so they could enjoy a great dining experience.
My group was celebrating a family birthday. Under the tent, which was requested, was pleasant, comfortable and all had a good experience!
We were visiting from out of town. Our bourbon cocktails were well made and not too sweet. The crab cake starter was delicious, as was the flank steak and smoked chicken. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. We would definitely go again.
Read about their Bloody Mary being one of the best around and that was no lie! Wish I knew their salt rim recipe as it added the perfect spice! Came with a huge shrimp portion too!
Made reservations for outside seating, which on a perfect day, was as well. Pretty busy but noise wasn’t a problem. Service took some time and food arrival approx 1hr. But wow the food. I know everyone is working hard to make the changes of covid-19 more fluid. Great Job Epping's!
Enjoy the service and food
Early dinner on Derby Day - one of our friends was a first-timer and said it was definitely worth returning. Food was fresh and delicious, service prompt, all properly masked and distanced.
This spot was a delightful place for a weekend dinner! We sat outside and enjoyed live music very comfortably. Great drink selection and a variety of food. I had the Tofu entree and it was DELICIOUS! MY Husband chose a variety of starters for his meal and everything was tasty! Looking forward to returning to Epping's!
We took our friends from Montana to your restaurant. They loved it. Atmosphere was wonderful and they loved their meals. So did my wife and I by the way. We sat outside and enjoyed it. However it seemed like a couple of patrons were surprised by the seating at picnic tables. Maybe give your patrons a heads up so they know. We didn’t mind but they made a scene. I felt bad for your service team. There was another incident next to us as well. A couple was upset about something I’m not sure of. I’m sharing this to defend your team. They were great for us and I just wanted to give a positive review for them in case those two parties raked them over the coals so to speak. Keep improving and experimenting during this crazy time. We want you to stay open.
My parents were in town from eastern Kentucky and we wanted to try somewhere knew. I pass this place all the time so I thought why not!! Not only is the building itself breathtaking but the inside is absolutely gorgeous. Clean looking and open. The food was scrumptious!! I eat burgers everywhere I go and this was the best burger I have ever had. Parking is always a big deal for me and they had PLENTY of it in their private lot. They have a large patio with several fans to combat the heat, and they had live music. We will definitely be visiting again!!
Our first time there with friends. All from Cincinnati. Had brunch. All had great meals. Food was good and service excellent. Need a couple more egg dishes omelets
We will return!
One of my favorite restaurants in Lexington. Everything I have ordered is delicious and the bar makes great cocktails
Food was very good and the service was excellent. We will continue to dine at Eppings often.
The food was absolutely exceptional. If you get the wings as an appetizer, be sure to order the sauces on the side for a true treat!
Food was great and the place is lovely. We enjoyed sitting inside but they have added outdoor options too.
We had a great time! The food and place were both beautiful and our waiter was very personable.
Great dining experience, and patrons were spaced out throughout the restaurant, so it felt very safe. Great wine , great appetizers and very attentive service.
Been twice in 2 weeks. We really like it. The Reuben is to die for
Nice looking restaurant with big windows - tent seating outdoors if you're interested. Food was very good especially the charcuterie plate with house made sausage. Delicious. Burger was good and cooked exactly a I ordered. The best part of the meal was the service. Ian was an awesome server; friendly and efficient without being intrusive. The host/manager was also friendly and helpful. Super nice group of people and a really fun time eating there. Also a great beer and cocktail list.
Always the best!
We celebrated our anniversary at Eppings. We ate inside and they are certainly following the guidelines with regard to safety in the time of the pandemic. From salad to dessert the meal was well prepared and well thought out.
Generally the service here is spot on but Tuesday night, not so much. We booked calling out a special occasion (birthday) and noted Epping's is her favorite! Yet we get a untrained, new waitress that struggled the entire meal. Any other time it would be no big deal but when you alert maitre d' and totally get ignored, it IS a big deal. We will make another choice for special occasions.
Great venue...nice they created an outdoor area and the weather this past Sunday morning was perfect! Too bad you can't get a bloody mary until 11 AM...oh well, the food was good and the outdoor area is pet friendly too!
Terrible drink service and bread service -- we almost walked out. Drinks more than half an hour late, after appetizer and salad served, despite complaints. The manager comped the meal in apology, and all of the food -- including the drinks -- was delicious.
Outstanding food as usual. I think our server was new, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but quality of service was no where near the quality of the food. We look forward to trying again!
Good ambience. I wish the menu had more options for customers with dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan). There are small changes that could be made that would make the menu more friendly for those with dietary restrictions.
personally, i would recommend working on the outdoor ambiance and quality of service to match the high quality of food and presentation found on the inside; esp during these times when, many, like ourselves may prefer outdoor seating over indoor. Overall, the food was delicious and we will likely return.
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 529 OpenTable diners.
Epping's on Eastside does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.calibergroupdining.com/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.