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Epping's on Eastside

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529 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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Happy Hour Food & Drinks

Starting Oct 1, 2020 · Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
"The best happy hour in Lexington!" - Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Enjoy 50% off appetizers, 30% off sandwiches, $4 select beers, $5 house wines, $1 off all well drinks, and $6 Bartender's Choice Cocktail

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 529 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible..staff/food/atmospheređź‘Ťđź‘Ť

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twinmom83
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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!

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PatriciaR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go. Brunch, Dinner. Kevin is a wonderful waiter and his suggestions are delicious.

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vipRickR
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCaraK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience4

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.

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Stephen
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLaurieD
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DeborahP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Epping’s. The food is always delicious, great cocktails, servers are attentive. Atmosphere is great and we love the outdoor seating.

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vipKYfan
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eppings is always good. I took a guest who had never eaten there and she had a great meal too

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LisaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch has a limited menu. The salad was good but not very filling. No desserts are offered.

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JoshuaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJsa1
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second week In a row , for brunch. Brought my family second week so they could enjoy a great dining experience.

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RickR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group was celebrating a family birthday. Under the tent, which was requested, was pleasant, comfortable and all had a good experience!

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BradC
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipWisconsin67
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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HannahI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipJsa1
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the service and food

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vipJTHarper
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JennaM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TracyG
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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!!

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vipChris0329
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JessicaP
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Lexington. Everything I have ordered is delicious and the bar makes great cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was very good and the service was excellent. We will continue to dine at Eppings often.

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MarkK
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MelodeeC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and the place is lovely. We enjoyed sitting inside but they have added outdoor options too.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food and place were both beautiful and our waiter was very personable.

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SusanP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, and patrons were spaced out throughout the restaurant, so it felt very safe. Great wine , great appetizers and very attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Been twice in 2 weeks. We really like it. The Reuben is to die for

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vipTravelGirl
Chicago
499 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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billinlex
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTwittlebit
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

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vipBryantM
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipDavidY
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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viplarryh
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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!

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Beck
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

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.

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 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.