Epping's on Eastside

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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.

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OT
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at Epping's. There was 2 couples at our table. 3 of the 4 of us are on the keto diet and we were able to find many items we could eat on the menu. Everything was delicious!
Our server was knowledgeable and prompt. We will go again.

TC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sent back an overcooked med rare steak. It was replaced and removed from the bill but served after everyone at the table had already finished their meal. So that person ate alone while the severs were clearing the table. Made the entire dining experience uncomfortable for everyone. We were offered free dessert as well but that wasn’t enough to erase the less than desirable experience. The server did a fine job and was apologetic. It was as though the person who sent back their steak was being punished for doing so by the chef. The food however was very good, the atmosphere there is nice, the server did a good job. We will go back but not for steak due to that experience.

TH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gustavo was great. We enjoyed our experience very much

M
Western KY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful... we live Epping’s! A great place for hanging out with good friends. One of our meals was a little late and we were given a complimentary dessert, although we certainly didn’t expect anything. They take care of their patrons.

TF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their blood orange cosmo was incredible. I had 2. My wife had corvina which was cooked perfectly. Many restaurants will try to pass this fish off as “sea bass”. I had the hangar steak and frites. I ordered my steak rare and that is the way it was prepared. It was tender and flavorful. For desert, we enjoyed the persimmon cake which was just like my mom made when I was a kid and we picked our own persimmons. The cake paired well with the paw paw Ice cream which was a surprisingly good treat.

JC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having eaten at Epping's several times now, I have already placed it on my list of "recommended venues for foodies".

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast service & delicious food. Love the light & airy decor.

H
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Celebrated a birthday dinner with 2 others on a Tuesday night at 7:30pm which was not too crowded. We ordered a martini, W 6th amber and another mixed drink. It took some time to arrive. We enjoyed the Bavarian Pretzels appetizer which came promptly. I ordered the bone-in pork chop and another ordered Steak Frites and another Rainbow Trout. We were told the chop and frites took an extended time to prepare. We waited and waited. Another round of drinks...We had ordered a chopped salad which was split with my wife. The salad finally came with our main course, about 45 minutes after we ordered it. It would have been nice to have it before. All of the entree’s were very good although the steak frites were cold. We ordered desert and 30 minutes later we received the chocolate brownie. Also very good but for a 30 minuet wait??? My wife said several times we just need to pay and leave...By the time we paid, the torrential downpours had begun.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service like no other restaurant in lexington! We had reservations at 8 pm and we had to wait about 20 minutes.. we were totally fine however the manager came by twice to apologize and even provided an appetizer! When we were seated our waiter was phenomenal and took great care of us.. to top it off when we received our check each entree had been discounted 50%! Beyond enjoyable evening.. wonderful food and atmosphere!

JB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

LM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is super cute. Wait staff was attentive. Our waters always refilled. I didn’t like the bibimbop. It wasn’t good. The fried chicken, meatloaf and beyond burger were great.

BS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool place, wonderful design and great food. Def more of a chill place (not super intimate) as it’s well lit and very open concept. Def will be back, the charcuterie board, olive assortment, burger special and steak were all great. Kudos to wonderful server as well.

l
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and the new waitress was outstanding.

G
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at my favorite restaurant, Eppings. We each had a sandwich including the special of the day, which was great. Joey our server was outstanding. Thanks again for another wonderful meal.

EP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb, Albariño delectable, and salmon impeccable. This was my first, but definitely not my last Eppings experience.

CP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eppings was a wonderful dining experience. Excellent menu, the salmon was amazing, and the service was outstanding. We plan to return often!

JW
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were very good. Service also very good. Nice place for high quality food at a decent price in a wonderful, big city atmosphere.

GR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and establishment met personal expectations. I liked the space and food very much. The apple pie with vanilla ice cream was super and definitely, shareable. The service was polite but slow. It seemed to take a long while to receive our order. I recommend Epping's to visitors and locals alike.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. The food took over an hour. It was less than expected for the price point. Very disappointed.

KK
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, especially liked the tomato soup. Appetizers are a little pricey for what you get. The service was pretty good...but I think there was some communication issues with our server. And he didn't come to check on our table of 6 very often. The guests we were with said they usually get very good service when they are seated at the bar. They seated us at a "picnic" type table, and I had a dress on, so it was very hard to get in and out of my seat on a picnic table bench. I would like to come back and probably sit at the bar, if there's only 2 of us, because I think we would get better service. The soup and hummus appetizer were worth coming back for.

KN
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very modern- bright and spacious! The menu had a lot of options- I do wish it had at least one more salad option. The deserts were delicious - in fact the gluten free options were the best. We had a n enjoyable evening - in fact we closed down the place- will defiantly be back. Loved the pork chop!

RM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

For this price point, there are better options in Lexington. Disappointed in the food. Salty salads? Hanger steak was average at best and looked like it had been sitting under the heat lamp for a while. On the positive side, the fried pickles were fantastic and the meatloaf entree was great. Atmosphere is great, server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Get the meatloaf

L
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Average at a higher than average cost. Quality service. Just ok food and drinks.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the charcuterie board. You will not be disappointed.

BH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tofu dish i had was perfect! Service was great and the interior is too cute!

SD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious, great service
Food a little salty; whole table agreed

TN
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ordered the fried chicken wasn’t done had to send back.. ordered dirty Martinas not good . Service was ok slow at times but sttemtative when there. Desert was delicious.

KD
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Epping's and it will not be my last! Menu was very appealing which made it difficult to make up our mind. My mother-in-law and I decided to start with a blood orange martini! It was so aromatic and refreshing. Our waiter was kind enough to meet our request by splitting both of our entree items so that we could have two courses. The Chicken Waldorf salad was delish featuring the most tender and moist fried chicken. Our second course was the smoked fried bologna sandwich which I highly recommend! I cannot wait to return with my husband so he can try the Reuben! Excellent service!

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent! Will go again soon

LG
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service, wonder ambiance. I love Eppings!

J
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I enjoyed a lovely girls night. We tried the fried pickles, Rueben and shrimp and grits. Mom loved her gin martini and I adored my generously poured shiraz. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!

AN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the staff. Food is always prepared perfectly.

DO
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Epping’s! Food is always delicious and our waitress last night was delightful!

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! I came with my 5 year old daughter and they were great with her. Home made Play-doe and crayons!

JE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My mixed cheese and cured meat platter was excellent but two of the other three in our party were disappointed. I think the worst thing was the sliced tomatoes, which in Kentucky, in late August, should be outstanding. These were hard, green, unripe Kroger hot house tomatoes. The other disappointing dish was also a salad. I am hearing reports like this too often

KV
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful time. The charcuterie board was very good and the cocktails were exceptional. The service was excellent - Levi did a fantastic job! We enjoyed the evening very much and will look forward to our next visit.

OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love pepinos but it is a little load. Other than that , food, service wonderful!

AH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were both excellent. We took Father Norman there for his birthday and they were just wonderful! Love the atmosphere as well! Thank you for a great experience!!!

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